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    Apple unveiled an upgraded iPhone with a faster Internet and satellite navigation capabilities--priced at $199.

  • A customer hands over hundreds of dollars at the Apple Store in downtown Chicago, Friday, June 29, 2007, to purchase the company's new iPhone, a gadget that combines the functions of a cell phone, iPod media player and wireless Web browser.  Apple is banking on the new do-everything phone with a touch-sensitive screen to become its third core business next to its moneymaking iPod players and Macintosh computers. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

    The release of Apple's next-generation, 3G mobile device will usher in a new chapter of big-time growth for the company.

  • A customer at an Apple store at Southpark Mall in Charlotte, N.C., examines the new Apple iPhone during the first day of sales for the device, Friday, June 29, 2007. (AP Photo/Jason E. Miczek).

    In spite of the built-in WiFi, the touch-screen that lets users manipulate data and an accelerometer that allows the on-screen image to rotate with the device, the reality is, without a network that allows users to fully realize its capabilities, the iPhone is only achieving a portion of its potential.

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    With each new release of the iPod, Apple's loyal, often fanatical, customer base was quick to abandon their perfectly good music players for the one with the latest and greatest features. But will a freshly updated iPhone inspire the same kind of upgrade frenzy? Yes and no.

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    Second acts should not be taken for granted. Apple and Steve Jobs have yet to make that mistake and they're unlikely to do so with the launch of the new iPhone. The company and its founder have been riding high in recent years, but they've both seen darker, Darwinian days in the ever-evolving tech world.

  • A spirited debate about etiquette has broken out. Traditionalists say the use of BlackBerrys and iPhones in meetings is as gauche as ordering out for pizza. Techno-evangelists insist that to ignore real-time text messages in a need-it-yesterday world is to invite peril.

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    In a slow trading week, the talk and news on rare earths has been fast and furious.  Reports of China limiting exports have roiled several stocks in the space. On Tuesday, Molycorp touched a new high of $55.22 before dropping about $8, erasing about $300 million in market cap.

  • iPhone 4S

    A report says Apple's Asian suppliers will start producing screens measuring 4 inches diagonally, up from 3.5 inches.

  • With enhanced graphics, faster download speeds and easier access to fee-based games, Apple’s second-generation iPhone has the potential to revitalize the mobile gaming industry, experts say.

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    Put this one into the, "You Gotta Be Kiddin' Me," file. But it's gotten so serious that Apple Inc. was forced to take action.

  • Record Earnings Expected, Big Shock if They Don't Appear: Senior Analyst

    Bill Barker, senior analyst at The Motley Fool, told CNBC, "we are already operating after the last couple of quarters at close to record earnings, close to what we had at the peak in 07/08 so a slight bit of growth on top of that is what is expected and there could be some sort of shock, some sort of big writedowns."

  • iPhone Clone Wars

    Mobile phone makers, from the likes Samsung and LG, have all made their moves in the fight to get a bite out of Apple's iPhone pie. Jake Saunders, Asia-Pacific VP at ABI Research Asia-Pacific assesses this handset war, with CNBC's Arnold Gay & Maura Fogarty.

  • A notice (C) providing information on ordering the iPhone 5 is displayed at a Tokyo electrics shop on September 13, 2012.

    Apple’s rapid international rollout of the new iPhone 5 has prompted many analysts to upgrade their sales forecasts for the smartphone, with some suggesting it could sell almost twice as many in the opening weekend as the iPhone 4 two years ago.

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