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Apple sells two million iPhone 5 in China in opening weekend

Apple sells two million iPhone 5 in China in opening weekend

17 December, 2012 | comments (66)

Apple has just revealed that they sold over two million iPhone 5 in the first weekend in China, since it went on sale on December 14. This is pretty big news since analysts predicted a rather lukewarm response to Apple's latest smartphone in...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Touch UI


Apple found to infringe MobileMedia patents in US

Apple found to infringe MobileMedia patents in US

14 December, 2012 | comments (192)

Apple lost a weeklong patent infringement case brought by a patent-licensing company MobileMedia Ideas LLC, a company in which Nokia, Sony and MPEG LA own about a 10% stake. It took the jury just four hours of deliberation to find that the...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Touch UI


IDC: Samsung and Apple on top of connected devices market

IDC: Samsung and Apple on top of connected devices market

11 December, 2012 | comments (51)

Analysts at IDC took a look at the connected device market - a category that encompasses computers, tablets and smartphones - and found that the phone and tablet market has a strong influence on the performance of individual companies and will only...

Tags: Samsung, Apple, Lenovo, HP, Sony


Best Buy offers $50 discount on iPhone 5 and 4S in the US

Best Buy offers $50 discount on iPhone 5 and 4S in the US

10 December, 2012 | comments (30)

Best Buy is offering a $50 discount on the iPhone 5 and 4S. The smartphones are available for all major carriers in the US that carry them - Verizon Wireless, AT&T and Sprint. You could arrange a device from Verizon and Sprint to be shipped...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Touch UI


T-Mobile US will officially carry Apple products in 2013

T-Mobile US will officially carry Apple products in 2013

06 December, 2012 | comments (33)

T-Mobile US just took a major step in becoming more competitive. The carrier announced that it will officially carry Apple products beginning in 2013. The Big Magenta delivered the important news in a rather stealthy fashion. The...

Tags: Apple


Samsung Galaxy S III outsells Apple iPhone 5 in the UK

Samsung Galaxy S III outsells Apple iPhone 5 in the UK

03 December, 2012 | comments (156)

For a seventh consecutive month, the Samsung Galaxy S III is the most popular smartphone in the United Kingdom. The data compiled by uSwitch is based on live searches, pre-orders, as well as postpaid sales. Curiously, Apple's current...


Apple iPhone 5 hits 55 more countries this month

Apple iPhone 5 hits 55 more countries this month

03 December, 2012 | comments (113)

Apple is expanding the iPhone 5 availability to 55 new countries this month. On December 7 the Apple's thinnest and lightest is coming to the Samsung's homeland - South Korea. A week later, on December 14, the iPhone 5 will land in 33 more...


It could take Apple 12-18 months to break ties with Samsung

It could take Apple 12-18 months to break ties with Samsung

30 November, 2012 | comments (122)

In light of all the recent legal drama between Apple and Samsung, it's rumored that the Cupertino-based tech giant could be in the search for someone else to manufacture the proprietary Ax SoCs found in its smartphones and tablets. Tech analyst...

Tags: Apple, Samsung


iPhone 5, iPad 4 and iPad mini headed to China in December

iPhone 5, iPad 4 and iPad mini headed to China in December

30 November, 2012 | comments (38)

Today Apple announced the China launch details for its latest iOS-based gadgets - the iPhone 5, the iPad mini and the 4th generation iPad. The iPad 2 will be also available for purchase. The Wi-Fi versions of the three slates hit the shelves on...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Touch UI


Unlocked iPhone 5 goes on sale in the US

Unlocked iPhone 5 goes on sale in the US

30 November, 2012 | comments (124)

The US market was one of the first to get the iPhone 5 on launch day. However, the only devices available until now were locked to carriers and available on contract. Well, if you stay in the US, you don't have to look at other countries to...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Touch UI


Samsung found to violate Apple patents in Holland

Samsung found to violate Apple patents in Holland

28 November, 2012 | comments (264)

The Supreme Court in The Hague found Samsung guilty of infringing another of Apple's patents today. The patent in question involves a bounce-back effect when the end of a scrollable list is reached. Samsung had replaced the bounce-back...


Apple could get $6 to $8 for every smartphone HTC sells

Apple could get $6 to $8 for every smartphone HTC sells

12 November, 2012 | comments (91)

A new 10 year patent licensing deal came in effect two days ago between Apple and HTC. However details on what the benefits for either side might be weren't given at the time. Shaw Wu, analyst at Sterne Agee, reckons Apple could be generating...

Tags: Apple, HTC


HTC and Apple end their patent feud with a

HTC and Apple end their patent feud with a "global settlement"

10 November, 2012 | comments (113)

In a rather surprising fashion, Apple and HTC have settled their patent disputes. The two companies have reached a “global settlement” with confidential terms, which dismisses all their current lawsuits. The agreement includes all current and future...

Tags: Apple, HTC


Apple's FRAND lawsuit against Motorola dismissed in US

Apple's FRAND lawsuit against Motorola dismissed in US

06 November, 2012 | comments (109)

The federal judge Barbara Crabb, of the Western District of Wisconsin, has dismissed with prejudice the Apple’s FRAND lawsuit against Motorola. This means Apple cannot file a similar lawsuit in another US court, unless it successfully appeals...


US pricing of unlocked iPhone 5 shows up on Apple's website

US pricing of unlocked iPhone 5 shows up on Apple's website

05 November, 2012 | comments (127)

Pricing of the factory unlocked Apple iPhone 5 in the US has surfaced on the company's website. While not officially announced, AppleInsider has discovered that entering the search query "iPhone 5 factory unlocked" reveals the pricing of the...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Touch UI


Apple lose iPhone name in Mexico, revise statement in UK

Apple lose iPhone name in Mexico, revise statement in UK

02 November, 2012 | comments (217)

Update: As The Verge has explained in their post on the matter, it seems there has been a misunderstanding over what actually happened in Mexico and what everyone thought had happened. As it turns out, Apple intended to cancel the 'iFone' patent...


Apple issues iOS 6.0.1 update, fixes mainly iPhone 5 issues

Apple issues iOS 6.0.1 update, fixes mainly iPhone 5 issues

01 November, 2012 | comments (137)

Today Apple released a minor update for its iOS 6 mobile platform. This is the first OTA update to come since iOS 6 was seeded to users and it comes to fix an issue with horizontal lines over the keyboard of the iPhone 5, camera flash issues, Wi-Fi...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Touch UI


Scott Forstall, senior VP of iOS, to leave Apple in 2013

Scott Forstall, senior VP of iOS, to leave Apple in 2013

30 October, 2012 | comments (64)

Apple has announced some major changes in the company's management, starting with the exit of senior vice-president of iOS software Scott Forstall from the company. Forstall will leave Apple in 2013 and till then will act as an advisor to CEO Tim...

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Apple Q3 report: iPhone sales down, but profit still strong

Apple Q3 report: iPhone sales down, but profit still strong

25 October, 2012 | comments (84)

Apple has just posted its report for the third quarter of the year and things are looking healthy for the Cupertino-based company. The revenue was $36 billion and the net profit stood at $8.2 billion, both of those comparing very favorably to the...

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Apple introduces 7.9-inch iPad mini, coming on November 2

Apple introduces 7.9-inch iPad mini, coming on November 2

23 October, 2012 | comments (282)

The Apple iPad mini rumors have been around for ages, but the slate finally went official. Apple has just introduced the latest iOS slate – the 7.9-inch iPad mini. The late Steve Jobs famously slammed 7-inch slates for having no real-life...

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