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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


Apple announces Q1 2013 results, revenue rises, but profits fall

Apple announces Q1 2013 results, revenue rises, but profits fall

23 April, 2013 | comments (74)

Apple has just announced its Q1 2013 results. Technically, these are its Q2 results as the US financial year does not coincide with the calendar year. But no matter how you call the quarter, it's still interesting to see how Apple has been doing...

Tags: Apple


Samsung sells almost a third of all smartphones in Q1

Samsung sells almost a third of all smartphones in Q1

23 April, 2013 | comments (199)

According to DRAMeXchange, a division of the TrendForce market analysis group, first quarter smartphone shipments in Q1 were up to 216.4 million units globally, with almost 30% of those being made by Samsung. Things aren't as bright over in...

Tags: Apple, Samsung, Lenovo


Analysts: Apple profits to fall this quarter, iPhone 5S to be delayed

Analysts: Apple profits to fall this quarter, iPhone 5S to be delayed

22 April, 2013 | comments (168)

Apple has been exceeding analysts’ expectations since 2003, but now the same analysts think the company’s profit will fall for the first time in a decade. Even worse, one Citibank analyst believes the iPhone 5S will be delayed, resulting in even...

Tags: Apple, iPhone, Rumors


Next Apple iPhone will reportedly feature a 12MP camera

Next Apple iPhone will reportedly feature a 12MP camera

16 April, 2013 | comments (185)

The anticipated next iPhone, although itself still not fully emigrated from rumorland, is expected to feature an improved camera sensor compared to the one found on the current Apple flagship. The iPhone 5 features an 8MP camera sensor with an...

Tags: Apple, iPhone, Rumors


More Apple iPhone 5S concepts surface, suggest 2 screen sizes

More Apple iPhone 5S concepts surface, suggest 2 screen sizes

10 April, 2013 | comments (153)

We came across a couple of iPhone designs which we haven't seen before. The first appears to be made out of plastic and closely resembles the popular iPod Touch. It will allegedly be the rumored cheaper new iPhone. It also appears to have a slightly...

Tags: Apple, iPhone, Rumors


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


Apple slide-to-unlock patent invalidated by the German court

Apple slide-to-unlock patent invalidated by the German court

05 April, 2013 | comments (192)

It seems Apple is going to lose its slide-to-unlock gesture patent, at least in the EU, since a German court has declared it invalid. Everything started last year when Apple won an injunction against Motorola Mobility and attempted to ban the...


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


Tim Cook apologizes for iPhone warranty troubles in China

Tim Cook apologizes for iPhone warranty troubles in China

02 April, 2013 | comments (41)

Apple had come under fire from the Chinese media due to issues related to the warranty for the iPhone in China, related specifically to the iPhone 4 and the 4S. It seems instead of replacing the phones entirely, which require the company to...

Tags: Apple, iOS, iPhone


Apple iPhone 5 will go official on T-Mobile US next month

Apple iPhone 5 will go official on T-Mobile US next month

26 March, 2013 | comments (60)

After years of being left out of the privileged club, T-Mobile US will finally begin officially carrying Apple products. The most notable one to hit the carrier's shelves will be the Apple iPhone 5 which will be available for purchase next month, on...

Tags: Apple, iOS, T-Mobile


RUMOR: The next iPhone will likely be a marginal update

RUMOR: The next iPhone will likely be a marginal update

21 March, 2013 | comments (194)

Sources from the Apple supply chain are at it again. This time the rumors circulate around the end of May arrival of components, which would point to an arrival of the next iPhone in the the third quarter of this year. According to said sources...

Tags: Apple, Rumors


Apple pushes iOS 6.1.3, fixes lockscreen bypass

Apple pushes iOS 6.1.3, fixes lockscreen bypass

19 March, 2013 | comments (105)

Apple has just released the iOS 6.1.3 update. It weighs just 18MB and fixes the issue allowing someone to bypass your secured lockscreen. The update also brings some improvements for the Japanese Maps. The iOS 6.1.3 update is available now...

Tags: Apple, iOS


Phil Schiller bashes the Galaxy S4, says it runs on dated OS

Phil Schiller bashes the Galaxy S4, says it runs on dated OS

14 March, 2013 | comments (384)

Apple's senior vice president of marketing - Phil Schiller - bashed Samsung and Google in an interview, hours before the Galaxy S IV announcement. Schiller claims Samsung is launching the Galaxy S IV "with a year-old operating system" and the...


Samsung, Apple to use wireless charging on their phones?

Samsung, Apple to use wireless charging on their phones?

08 March, 2013 | comments (86)

Wireless charging tech has been around for a few years now, but 2013 might be the year it finally goes mainstream. Industry sources say that Samsung and Apple are both working on wireless charging for their 2013 flagships smartphones. Samsung is...


Apple wins patent infringement lawsuit against Samsung in UK

Apple wins patent infringement lawsuit against Samsung in UK

08 March, 2013 | comments (153)

The Apple vs. Samsung legal kerfuffle continues, with the latest round going in favor of Apple. According to a UK court, Apple was not found guilty of infringing upon three of Samsung's patents. Samsung had claimed in court that Apple was...

Tags: Apple, Samsung