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Kantar: 76% of smartphones sold in Japan in October were iPhones

Kantar: 76% of smartphones sold in Japan in October were iPhones

27 November, 2013 | comments (52)

Apple's main market is in the US, but it turns out that proportionally the company has the largest fanbase in Japan. Analyst firm Kantar is reporting that Apple's iPhones accounted for a whopping 76% of smartphone sales in Japan in the month of...

Tags: Apple, iOS


Apple outs unlocked iPhone 5s in the US, starting at $649

Apple outs unlocked iPhone 5s in the US, starting at $649

22 November, 2013 | comments (49)

After seeing international availability in select markets over the past several weeks, an unlocked variant of the iPhone 5s has made its way to the US Apple online store. You can now get the iPhone 5s in either gray, gold, or silver in either...

Tags: Apple, iOS


Samsung to pay Apple additional $290 million

Samsung to pay Apple additional $290 million

22 November, 2013 | comments (226)

Apple and Samsung's legal skirmish has reached another milestone, where the latter has now been asked to pay $290 million to Apple for infringing on patents. As you may already know the court found Samsung guilty of infringing upon Apple's...

Tags: Samsung, Apple


Apple iPad mini 2 LTE version experiencing shipping delays

Apple iPad mini 2 LTE version experiencing shipping delays

21 November, 2013 | comments (32)

Apple had problems launching the iPad mini 2, but after the tablet went on sale on November 12 you might have thought that the problems have been resolved. Maybe they haven't, at least not fully. The Cellular version of the Apple iPad mini 2 is...


Apple iPhone 5s now shipping in 3 to 5 days in the US

Apple iPhone 5s now shipping in 3 to 5 days in the US

19 November, 2013 | comments (26)

Apple iPhone 5s delivery time for the US customers has dropped significantly. Instead of waiting 2 to 3 weeks for their new iPhone to arrive, now they have to wait just 3 to 5 business days. It seems Apple has finally started to catch up with...

Tags: Apple, iOS


A Foxconn factory reportedly stops iPhone 5c production

A Foxconn factory reportedly stops iPhone 5c production

18 November, 2013 | comments (88)

The production of the iPhone 5c reportedly took yet another hit, according to DigiTimes. First, in the beginning of October we heard rumors Apple is halving the production of the iPhone 5c due to the low user demand and sales. Just few days ago...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Rumors


AT&T sale sees iPhone 5s and Lumia 1520 prices drop to $99

AT&T sale sees iPhone 5s and Lumia 1520 prices drop to $99

16 November, 2013 | comments (108)

AT&T has started a sale on its website, slashing the prices of a number of hot smartphones. The Apple iPhone 5s and 5c got price cuts and so did the Lumia lineup offered by the carrier. Several Samsung smartphones also got discounted, but...

Tags: Apple, Nokia, Samsung, HTC, AT&T


Combined, Apple and Samsung take 109% of profits in mobile

Combined, Apple and Samsung take 109% of profits in mobile

15 November, 2013 | comments (27)

"That's impossible!" you're probably thinking. How could Apple and Samsung take more than 100% of the profits in the mobile business? It's because most other companies are in the red, that's how, at least according to analysts from Canaccord...


iPhone 5c fails to make impact in China, 5s compensates

iPhone 5c fails to make impact in China, 5s compensates

15 November, 2013 | comments (43)

The iPhone 5c isn't doing all that good in China. According to CTechCN, who first reported Apple's cutting iPhone 5c production, Apple is still reducing orders of the plastic iPhone. Foxconn's Zhengzhou factory, which once churned out 50 thousand...

Tags: Apple, iOS


Apple iOS 7.0.4 update is now seeding to compatible devices

Apple iOS 7.0.4 update is now seeding to compatible devices

14 November, 2013 | comments (42)

Apple began seeding an iOS 7 update to users of compatible devices. Numbered 7.0.4, the latest iOS version offers minor improvements compared to 7.0.3 which was released last month. The update fixes the FaceTime issue which bothered some iOS...

Tags: Apple, iOS


Apple iPad mini with Retina display goes on sale

Apple iPad mini with Retina display goes on sale

12 November, 2013 | comments (29)

The Apple iPad mini 2, which flaunts a spanking new 324 ppi Retina display has gone on sale across Apple's online stores. The device comes in Space Gray and Silver and is available from 16 GB through to 128 GB versions in Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi +...

Tags: Apple, iOS


Apple reportedly working on two large screen iPhone models

Apple reportedly working on two large screen iPhone models

10 November, 2013 | comments (256)

According to a fresh report from Bloomberg, Apple is working on a duo of large screen iPhone models. Set to be released in the second half of next year, the devices are said to feature displays whose glass “curves downward at the edges”....

Tags: Apple, iOS, Rumors


iOS Engineering VP retires after 23 years with Apple

iOS Engineering VP retires after 23 years with Apple

04 November, 2013 | comments (18)

The iOS team lost a key member a couple of months ago as Henri Lamiraux, iOS Engineering Vice President at Apple, has retired. Lamiraux has been working at Apple since 1990, that's 23 years, but his retirement went unnoticed until someone spotted it...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Misc


Apple iPad Air opening weekend sales to set a new record

Apple iPad Air opening weekend sales to set a new record

03 November, 2013 | comments (125)

Apple might be facing big issues with the production of the Retina screen-packing second generation of its iPad mini, but the iPad Air appears to be more than capable of making up for it. According to Piper Jaffray's analyst Gene Munster, the Air...

Tags: Apple, iOS


Counterpoint: Nokia climbs to 4th place in US smartphone market

Counterpoint: Nokia climbs to 4th place in US smartphone market

02 November, 2013 | comments (128)

Nokia has struggled to get into the US market for years now, but it seems that its hard work is finally starting to pay off. Counterpoint Research reports that in Q3 of this year Nokia leapfrogged several makers to reach the fourth spot among...


Apple iPad Air goes on sale today, iPad mini 2 nowhere in sight

Apple iPad Air goes on sale today, iPad mini 2 nowhere in sight

01 November, 2013 | comments (41)

Just as Apple promised at the announcement event, the iPad Air is up for sale now. The Apple Store, major carriers worldwide as well as select brick-and-mortar and online stores are offering the latest and greatest iOS slate. The Apple...

Tags: Apple, iOS


Intel's holdout against making ARM chips comes to an end

Intel's holdout against making ARM chips comes to an end

30 October, 2013 | comments (82)

Unable to break through with its own mobile Atom chipset, it seems that Intel finally raised the white flag and has decided to begin manufacturing 64-bit ARM chips of its own. The ARM architecture's supremacy in the mobile market has been a...

Tags: Intel, Apple, Samsung


Apple admits a battery issue in a small number of iPhone 5s units

Apple admits a battery issue in a small number of iPhone 5s units

29 October, 2013 | comments (76)

Earlier this month while going through our battery test of the iPhone 5s, we noted that on some occasions, the smartphone suffered from quick battery drain. Today, in a statement to The New York Times, Apple has acknowledged that a small number of...

Tags: Apple, iOS


IDC: Nokia phone shipments decline, others on the rise

IDC: Nokia phone shipments decline, others on the rise

29 October, 2013 | comments (55)

Another analyst firm, IDC, put out a report detailing the phone market in Q3 this year. While it has slightly different numbers than Strategy Analytics, the picture it paints is pretty much the same.. IDC confirms that smartphone shipments have...


SA: Samsung smartphone lead expands as Apple falters

SA: Samsung smartphone lead expands as Apple falters

29 October, 2013 | comments (119)

Strategy Analytics is reporting on the smartphone market and had to use the word "record" a lot. Smartphone shipments worldwide for the third quarter of this year grew 45% to reach a record 251 million units, the first time ever smartphone...