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Kantar: WP gains market share in US, BlackBerry falters

Kantar: WP gains market share in US, BlackBerry falters

03 June, 2013 | comments (65)

According to Kantar WorldPanel in the three months ending April 2013 Windows Phone powered 5.6% of the smartphones sold in the US market, while Android remained in the lead. The Google platform had a share of over 51.7%, while its closest rival iOS...


Alleged images of low cost iPhone surface

Alleged images of low cost iPhone surface

03 June, 2013 | comments (92)

Apple is rumored to be working on a more affordable iPhone for quite some time and even Tim Cook's denial of its existence isn't slowing down the gossip train. Today, purported images of the low cost iPhone have been spotted in China, pointing to a...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Rumors


Here's Tim Cook on why no multi-tier iPhones or a phablet

Here's Tim Cook on why no multi-tier iPhones or a phablet

29 May, 2013 | comments (76)

Tim Cook did an interview at the All Things D11 conference and spilled some details not only on the WWDC-bound iOS7 but also on why Apple keeps on making just one iPhone, as opposed to different variations of it. Given the question on why Apple...

Tags: Apple, iOS


Rumor: the screen of next iPhone will have twice as many pixels

Rumor: the screen of next iPhone will have twice as many pixels

28 May, 2013 | comments (106)

"The next iPhone" rumors are a popular pastime activity on the Internet and they vary wildly in terms of plausibility. This latest batch comes from China's Wei Feng social network and claims Apple is going to double the pixel count for the next...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Rumors


iOS 7 could sport flatter, less glossy look, black and white UI

iOS 7 could sport flatter, less glossy look, black and white UI

24 May, 2013 | comments (131)

Apple is set to unveil the latest installment of iOS 7 at its Worldwide Developer Conference coming this June 10. Apple announced the event stating it "can’t wait to get the new versions of iOS and OS X" into the hands of developers. We've heard...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Rumors


IDC on smartphones in Q1: Android up, iOS down, WP 3rd

IDC on smartphones in Q1: Android up, iOS down, WP 3rd

16 May, 2013 | comments (126)

Analyst firm IDC released its report for the first quarter of 2013, which chronicles big rises and great falls. There's nothing new at the top – Android and iOS account for 92.3% of smartphone shipments - but the fight for third position is heating...


Apple App Store crosses the 50 billion app downloads milestone

Apple App Store crosses the 50 billion app downloads milestone

16 May, 2013 | comments (65)

Apple has crossed the 50 billion app downloads milestone on the App Store. The store opened up to the public back in July 2008 and since then has gone on to become the biggest and most popular software store in the world. As we reported...

Tags: Apple, iOS


Apple releases iOS 6.1.4 update for the iPhone 5

Apple releases iOS 6.1.4 update for the iPhone 5

03 May, 2013 | comments (48)

Apple has released a new iOS update exclusively for the iPhone 5. This update bumps the version number to 6.1.4 and includes just one tiny little change. According to the change log, the 6.1.4 update brings ‘updated audio profile for...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Touch UI


iOS 7 to feature a major UI redesign with a flat new look

iOS 7 to feature a major UI redesign with a flat new look

02 May, 2013 | comments (92)

We have already talked about iOS 7 getting a major redesign under the leadership of Apple's Senior Vice President of Industrial Design - Jony Ive. Now we are hearing more reports from the people familiar with the matter that iOS 7 will be going for...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Rumors


Apple iPhone 5S allegedly coming  on June 20

Apple iPhone 5S allegedly coming on June 20

01 May, 2013 | comments (123)

We all know that the upgraded iPhone 5 is just around the corner and a leaked internal document from a Japanese carrier reveals that the next generation iPhone will be announced on June 20 and will be available in the stores by July. The...


Kantar: WP on the rise in th US, BB down, Android ahead of iOS

Kantar: WP on the rise in th US, BB down, Android ahead of iOS

30 April, 2013 | comments (109)

Android and iOS are slugging it out for the top spot in the US smartphone market, but the OS that showed the biggest year over year growth for the first quarter was Windows Phone, according to the latest report from Kantar. Microsoft’s mobile OS...


iPhone 5S rumored to feature 2MP front camera, dual-shot support

iPhone 5S rumored to feature 2MP front camera, dual-shot support

29 April, 2013 | comments (210)

The much anticipated next gen Apple iPhone (be it 5S or 6) continues to make the rounds in the rumor mill. According to the latest gossip it will feature an improved 2 megapixel front-facing camera. The report comes from iOSDoc and says the...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Rumors


Samsung extends smartphone lead in Q1, LG climbs to third

Samsung extends smartphone lead in Q1, LG climbs to third

26 April, 2013 | comments (152)

IDC has come out with its report on the global smartphone market and the cellphone market in general in the first quarter of this year. The numbers show that smartphones continue to pick up speed and have finally managed to outsell feature...


Apple increases its R&D budget by $500 million

Apple increases its R&D budget by $500 million

25 April, 2013 | comments (48)

Apple's research and development budget was increased by $500 million this quarter, which a significant increase over the same period last year. In just the first six months of its fiscal year, Apple has put some $2.129 billion into its R&D...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Touch UI


Verizon: 4M iPhones activated in Q1, half of those were iPhone 5

Verizon: 4M iPhones activated in Q1, half of those were iPhone 5

18 April, 2013 | comments (31)

Verizon just finished its quarterly earnings conference call and part of the company’s report was how many smartphones it activated in total - 7.2 million smartphones during the quarter. The iPhones made up over half of them, 4 million. The...

Tags: Verizon, iOS, Android


T-Mobile US launches iPhone 5 on April 12; 4/4S trade-in avalable

T-Mobile US launches iPhone 5 on April 12; 4/4S trade-in avalable

10 April, 2013 | comments (30)

T-Mobile USA announced today the pricing and availability of the iPhone 5 for their network. The carrier has kept its uncharacteristic promise to give Apple's latest and greatest with $0 upfront to its loyal iPhone users. The trade-in offer...

Tags: Apple, iOS, T-Mobile


comScore on US market: iOS on the rise, Android down

comScore on US market: iOS on the rise, Android down

05 April, 2013 | comments (166)

comScore has been keeping track of smartphone usage in the US and has noticed Apple and iOS rising over the three month period ending in February. Apple asserted itself as the top smartphone vendor in the country with a 38.4% market share (up 3.9...


Alleged iPhone 5S prototype pictured, is it the real deal?

Alleged iPhone 5S prototype pictured, is it the real deal?

04 April, 2013 | comments (275)

We received some interesting pictures of what is allegedly a prototype of the next Apple iPhone (5S, perhaps). While the pictures aren't of the best quality or taken in studio conditions they do reveal a lot about the pictured smartphone. For one...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Rumors


iOS 7 behind schedule but will have significantly updated UI

iOS 7 behind schedule but will have significantly updated UI

03 April, 2013 | comments (81)

It seems the upcoming iOS 7 update is running behind schedule, according to the Daring Fireball. Engineers are now reportedly being pulled from the OS X 10.9 update to work on Apple's mobile operating system. While that may seem like a...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Rumors


Windows Phone apps on the rise in the coming year

Windows Phone apps on the rise in the coming year

02 April, 2013 | comments (84)

In a survey done by the Aberdeen Group, some 348 enterprise application developers were asked which mobile platforms they've released or were planning on releasing their products to. While iOS and Android were unsurprisingly at the top of the...