The strategy of Apple chief executive officer Tim Cook has been to introduce bigger iPhones, give more money back to stockholders and introduce new devices. Given the stock’s 25% rise this year, it seems to be working with investors. (Photograph: Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

Apple’s stock closed at an all-time high yesterday, surpassing a 2012 record as investors look ahead to new products such as bigger-screen iPhones and(...)

Tim Cook, chief executive officer of Apple, waves after delivering a keynote address during the Apple World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Francisco, California, earlier this month. Apple unveiled new features for the software powering the iPhone and iPad at the event. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

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Jeff Bezos, chief executive officer of Amazon.com, will introduce the company’s smartphone later today. Photographer: Patrick Fallon/Bloomberg

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 Huawei’s new smartphone, the Ascend P7, launched by China’s Huawei Technologies during a presentation in Paris yesterday. Photograph: Philippe Wojazer/Reuters

in ParisChinese tech firm Huawei has entered a new competitor in the hotly-contested smartphone market with its new Ascend P7 smartphone. Promising “e(...)

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Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC reported a worse than expected net fourth-quarter profit, despite aggressive cost cutting and a one-time gain. Photograph: Pichi Chuang/Reuters

HTC, Taiwan’s largest smartphone maker, posted net income that missed analyst estimates for a fourth consecutive quarter as rising competition from Ch(...)

A HTC One mini: Photographer: Lam Yik Fei/Bloomberg
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An employee displays a HTC smartphone. Some HTC employees were detained by Taiwan authorities after the smartphone maker alleged that some of its trade secrets were breached. Photo: Bloomberg

HTC employees were detained by Taiwan authorities after the smartphone maker alleged that some of its trade secrets were breached. Five people, includ(...)