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Apple to seed iOS 8.2 next week, iOS 8.3 to follow shortly after

Apple to seed iOS 8.2 next week, iOS 8.3 to follow shortly after

28 February, 2015 | comments (33)

Apple might release the final version of iOS 8.2 to the general public as early as this Monday, as per a report by BGR. The last release was iOS 8.2 beta 5 at the start of February. iOS 8.3 is already in the works and is expected to have 4 beta...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Rumors


Apple captures record 88.7% of smartphone profits

Apple captures record 88.7% of smartphone profits

27 February, 2015 | comments (226)

According to a latest report from market research firm Strategy Analytics, Apple iOS captured a record-high 88.7% global smartphone profit share in Q4, 2014, up from 70.5% in Q4 2013. On the other hand, Android took a record-low 11.3% profit...

Tags: Apple, Google, Android, iOS


Apple announces March 9 event, probably about the Watch

Apple announces March 9 event, probably about the Watch

26 February, 2015 | comments (31)

Apple's first wearable is on track to be released in April. Ahead of that, however, the company looks set to hold a special press event just for the Apple Watch. This will happen on March 9, as has just been revealed by Apple itself through an...

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Apple ordered to pay $533 million for infringing Smartflash's patents

Apple ordered to pay $533 million for infringing Smartflash's patents

25 February, 2015 | comments (79)

A US court has ordered Apple to pay $532.9 million in damages after the company was found guilty of infringing three patents owned by Texas-based patent licensing company Smartflash. The patents are related to digital rights management (DRM), data...

Tags: Apple, lawsuit


Chase Bank says it has activated over 1 million Apple Pay accounts

Chase Bank says it has activated over 1 million Apple Pay accounts

25 February, 2015 | comments (16)

Chase Bank has revealed that more than one million of its customers are using their debit/credit cards with Apple's mobile payments service Apple Pay, which launched in the US in late October last year. It was also revealed that the bank's...

Tags: Apple, Apple Pay


Samsung will supply DDR4 RAM modules for LG and Apple

Samsung will supply DDR4 RAM modules for LG and Apple

24 February, 2015 | comments (54)

Samsung is truly a formidable giant in the tech world and this is definitely not confined to mobile devices. The Korean company makes a huge part of its profit from chip sales and buying silicon from Samsung is a pretty common practice in the...

Tags: Samsung, Apple, LG


Apple is now seeding iOS 8.3 beta 2 to developers

Apple is now seeding iOS 8.3 beta 2 to developers

23 February, 2015 | comments (7)

Today Apple has made the iOS 8.3 beta 2 available for developers. So they can now test it, tinker with it, and report the bugs they find back to the Apple mothership. The newest version of iOS brings with it a more diverse collection of emojis...

Tags: Apple, iOS


Apple to out public betas for iOS 8.3 and iOS 9

Apple to out public betas for iOS 8.3 and iOS 9

20 February, 2015 | comments (54)

Apple is apparently planning on releasing public beta versions for both iOS 8.3 and iOS 9 this year, according to a rumor on the matter. This information reportedly comes from "multiple people briefed on the plans", which means it should be...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Rumors


Apple and JDI might team up to build a $1.7 billion screen  plant

Apple and JDI might team up to build a $1.7 billion screen plant

20 February, 2015 | comments (25)

According to a report in Japanese media, Apple and Japan Display might team up to build a screen production facility The project is said to be worth ¥200 billion (about $1.68 billion). The facility will be located in Ishikawa, central Japan....

Tags: Apple, Rumors


Goldgenie creates 24k gold iPhone 6 Year of the Goat edition

Goldgenie creates 24k gold iPhone 6 Year of the Goat edition

19 February, 2015 | comments (31)

Goldgenie is up to its usual gold-covered antics once more. The company that brought you the £2.3 million iPhone 6 is now back with a limited edition for the same Apple device. And the price in this case is much more bearable (though still out of...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Goldgenie


Apple sets initial Watch orders at more than 5 million units

Apple sets initial Watch orders at more than 5 million units

17 February, 2015 | comments (33)

According to "people familiar with the matter", Apple has already placed orders to its Asian suppliers for 5 to 6 million units of its first smartwatch. And all of those are for the initial run, with the aforementioned suppliers expected to produce...

Tags: Apple, Rumors


Apple Pay may be having problems with China regulations

Apple Pay may be having problems with China regulations

17 February, 2015 | comments (19)

As most of you surely know Apple's own NFC-based payment system has been steadily expanding all throughout the US thanks to the enormous efforts of the Cupertino giant. And while the new system is still seeing a lot of distrust from major retailers...

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Top 10 trending phones of the week

Top 10 trending phones of the week

15 February, 2015 | comments (30)

Mobile World Congress is approaching and it's becoming increasingly more obvious which smartphone is on top of the hotly anticipated list. There's no stopping the Samsung Galaxy S6 on its quest up the charts, and it's only the Galaxy A5 that's...


Canaccord: Apple accounted for 93% of smartphone profits in Q4

Canaccord: Apple accounted for 93% of smartphone profits in Q4

10 February, 2015 | comments (56)

Apple captured 93% of smartphone profits during Q4 last year, according to leading financial services company Canaccord Genuity, which has raised its price target on the Cupertino-based company to $145 from $135. Analyst Mike Walkley said...

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Apple iOS 8.3 beta is seeding to registered developers

Apple iOS 8.3 beta is seeding to registered developers

09 February, 2015 | comments (6)

Apple began seeding iOS 8.3 beta to registered developers. The Cupertino giant launched the new build barely a week after it released iOS 8.2 beta 5, thus indicating that it is hard at work on improving its mobile OS. The latest iOS build...

Tags: Apple, iOS


Apple iOS 9 tipped to focus on bug fixes and stability improvements

Apple iOS 9 tipped to focus on bug fixes and stability improvements

09 February, 2015 | comments (63)

According to a new report online, Apple’s upcoming iOS 9 will not bring the usual host of new features as its predecessors. Codenamed Monarch, Cupertino’s next major iOS release will focus on bug fixes and overall stability improvements....

Tags: Apple, iOS, Rumors


Strategy Analytics says tablet market grew 1% in Q4, 2014

Strategy Analytics says tablet market grew 1% in Q4, 2014

03 February, 2015 | comments (3)

A total of 78.3 million tablets shipped in Q4 2014, up 1% from 77.2 million in the year ago quarter, according to the market research firm Strategy Analytics. This in contrast with an IDC report that says worldwide tablet shipments in the quarter...


Worldwide tablet shipments fall for the first time since 2010

Worldwide tablet shipments fall for the first time since 2010

03 February, 2015 | comments (29)

Total worldwide shipments of tablets as well as 2-in-1 devices stood at 76.1 million in Q4, 2014, down 3.2% compared to the 78.6 million figure registered in the year ago quarter, according to a latest report from market research firm...


Apple iOS 8.2 beta 5 goes out to developers

Apple iOS 8.2 beta 5 goes out to developers

02 February, 2015 | comments (15)

Apple iOS 8.2 beta 5 is now seeding to registered developers. The 258MB large update is available over-the-air or through the iOS Dev Center. The latest iOS developer build brings bug fixes and improvements. Version 8.2 is going to be a major...

Tags: Apple, iOS


Counterpoint: Apple actually topped Samsung in Q4, 2014

Counterpoint: Apple actually topped Samsung in Q4, 2014

30 January, 2015 | comments (78)

While we know that Q4, 2014 was a blockbuster quarter for Apple, which sold a whopping 74.5 million smartphones during the period, the question whether that was good enough for the Cupertino-based company to become the top smartphone vendor in the...

Tags: Apple, Samsung