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Samsung says ITC ruling in favor of Apple would mean less choice, higher prices

Samsung contends that a finding by the U.S. International Trade Commission that the company infringed Apple's patents will lead to less choice and higher prices for consumers.

Apple and its competitors: the circle game

Apple releases the genre-defining iPhone; competitors respond with smartphones with bigger screens. Apple releases the genre-defining iPad; competitors respond with tablets with smaller screens. Apple faces some fascinating competitors these days. Its response to those competitors is even more interesting.

The Macalope Weekly: Adaptergate

Progress marches ever forward, but only on a cable long enough to stay connected to our existing peripherals.

Survey: iPhone 5's lack of NFC doesn't matter

More than two-thirds of U.S. consumers prefer to buy good using cash and credit cards over mobile wallets, according to a survey by CreditDonkey.com, suggesting Apple's decision to omit near-field communication from the iPhone 5 was the right call.

TechHive: iPhone 5 preorders begin; ship dates slip to two weeks

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Apple and U.S. carriers began accepting iPhone 5 preorders early Friday morning. By 8 a.m. ET, shipping estimates had already slipped to two weeks.

The iPhone 5: What you need to know

There's a new iPhone coming to an Apple Store near you. What's different about the iPhone 5? What are its marquee features? And most important: When can you get one? We answer all those questions and more in this guide to the latest smartphone out of Cupertino.

iPhone 5 and CIOs: What Apple's new phone brings to the enterprise

The iPhone 5's increased speed, screen size and durability will all be assets to business users, according to CIOs and tech analysts.

TechHive: iPhone 5 to debut on Cricket Wireless Sept. 28

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AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint won't be the only U.S. carriers to offer the iPhone 5 later this month. Cricket Wireless will also offer a prepaid, no-contract version of Apple's latest phone, though it will be available a week after it goes on sale elsewhere.

Intel: Thunderbolt not yet feasible for smartphones and tablets

The Thunderbolt interconnect technology could take a while to reach smartphones and tablets because of power consumption issues that need to be resolved, according to Intel executives.

Apple's LTE move with iPhone 5 leaves Europe on the back burner

While Apple is moving to LTE with the iPhone 5, it's focused for now on North America and advanced Asian markets, leaving Europe's most important LTE bands behind.