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Increased focus on emerging markets has driven a 25 percent year-over-year increase in global shipments in the third quarter, according to IDC.
The Korean electronics giant posts a 74 percent drop in its mobile business operating profits during the September period.
Only around half of the 250 million iPhone 4S units and older models may be upgraded in the near term, leaving plenty of room for fiscal 2015 and 2016, says Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty.
To stop terrorists and other criminals, cell phones should have encryption backdoors to enable US government surveillance, argues FBI Director James Comey.
Regardless, shipments of larger-screened tablets will rise over the next several years, says market researcher NPD DisplaySearch.
A "warrant canary" stating that Apple has "never received an order" under the Patriot Act is missing from its latest two reports -- suggesting such demands have been made.
Buyers of the new phone may have to wait a while to get it as Apple supplier Foxconn struggles to ramp up production, says the Wall Street Journal.
Greg Joswiak, vice president of iPhone, iPod and iOS product marketing, also says the iOS 8.0.1 bug, which caused phones to lose connectivity, was because of how the operating system was delivered, not because of the software itself.
The app serves up some 600 films, many of them not available on Netflix, Hulu, or anywhere else.