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Apple to end free iPhone case program Sept. 30

Apple Inc. said on Friday it will end its free iPhone case giveaway at the end of September, saying the antenna problem was smaller than the company originally thought.

However, Apple said it wanted to continue to provide a free case to the “small percentage of iPhone 4 users” who need one.

Apple announced in July it would provide free iPhone 4 cases to those who requested one, after some users reported reception problems when they handled the smartphone in a certain way. Get the full story »

Apple to fix security hole in iPhone software

Apple is planning to release a fix for a security hole in the software that runs on its iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices. Hackers could gain access to data stored on Apple Inc.’s gadgets by putting a PDF file with hidden code onto a website and luring people to visit the site.

Planned intro of ‘iPhone killer’ drives RIM’s stock

Shares of Research In Motion jumped Wednesday on speculation it would unveil a new touch-screen BlackBerry that could compete more effectively with Apple Inc.’s iPhone and other smartphones.

RIM is expected to announce the launch of the BlackBerry 9800 at a joint event with AT&T Inc. in New York Tuesday. AT&T is expected to get exclusive U.S. rights to sell the device. Get the full story »

Apple to expand iPhone 4 sales on July 30

Apple CEO Steve Jobs at a press conference on the Apple iPhone 4 reception problems at Apple's headquarters, July 16, 2010. (David Paul Morris/Getty Images)

Apple Inc. said on Monday that its popular iPhone 4 model will go on sale in an additional 17 countries on Friday, July 30.

The newest version of iPhone went on sale in France, Germany, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the U.S. in late June, creating a carnival-like atmosphere and drawing tens of thousands of eager fans to Apple stores and retail partners. Get the full story »

After iPhone 4 debut, older iPhones flood market

From Bloomberg | Consumers are selling old iPhones on eBay and other sites after Apple’s record-setting debut of the iPhone 4., a site that buys electronics from consumers, purchased 20,000 used iPhones in the two weeks after Apple and AT&T Inc. began taking preorders for the iPhone 4. That compares with 350 in a typical two-week period.

iPhone 4 sells briskly as lines ring stores

Chicago resident Matt Garlock celebrates after purchasing an iPhone 4 today at the Apple Store on Michigan Avenue. (Chris Walker/Chicago Tribune)

Several thousand people in a half-mile-long line waited outside the Apple store on North Michigan Avenue this morning to buy the new iPhone.

Some had waited patiently all night long. Others impatiently all night long. But all felt compelled to be among the first with an iPhone 4.

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With iPhone 4 excitement comes complaints

From CNN | As iPhone 4 buyers prepared to unbox their new smartphones on Thursday morning, some screamed with joy. Others trumpeted vuvuzelas. But shortly after testing out the world’s new “it” phone, some of those consumers turned to the internet to report problems with the new Apple product.

On Web forums and on blogs, some consumers posted videos and rants about the iPhone 4’s new antenna, which is built into a metal rim around the phone and, some claim, causes the phone to get unnecessarily bad reception.
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