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A week of mobile industry news, from Apple iPhone 6 shortages to the uncertain future facing Phones 4u

Podcast - 17th September 2014

Iain Graham, James Rosewell and Mark Bridge start this week's podcast by looking back at the launch of the iPhone 6, the Apple Watch and the Apple Pay service.

They then move on to discuss the troubles at Phones 4u, a UK smartphone launch from O2, another smartphone launch that's been put on hold, Microsoft's gaming plans - and more.

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Over two thirds of mobile ads are seen on Samsung and Apple devices

Over two thirds of mobile ads are seen on Samsung and Apple devices

Millennial Media has used data from its mobile advertising platform, which processes billions of mobile ad requests every month, and compiled them in a new Mobile Mix study that focuses on the Europe, Middle East, and Africa device markets.

It reports that 81% of the European population has a mobile phone, with 42% owning smartphones. The overall figures for EMEA are 65% mobile penetration and 25% with a smartphone.

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Apple announces iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Apple 'iWatch' Watch

Apple announces iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Apple 'iWatch' Watch

Apple has announced two new handsets today: the iPhone 6, which has a 4.7-inch display, and the iPhone 6 Plus with a 5.5-inch display.

As well as the two new phones, Apple showed off the Apple Watch, which many had expected to be called the iWatch.

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Windows Phone expected to push BlackBerry out of third place in the UK

Windows Phone expected to push BlackBerry out of third place in the UK

The number of people using Windows-based smartphones in the UK is expected to overtake the number of BlackBerry users this year, according to a new report from digital marketing specialist eMarketer.

It anticipates the number of BlackBerry users dropping by 35.2% this year to 2.4 million, with an even steeper drop in 2015 to just 1.4 million users.

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Apple and Samsung end their non-US legal action

Apple and Samsung have decided to end all legal action against each other, with the exception of cases in the USA.

According to a joint statement reported by Bloomberg.com and the BBC, the agreement “does not involve any licensing arrangements”.

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