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iPhone 5s become best selling handset across all US carriers

iPhone 5s become best selling handset across all US carriers

13 December, 2013 | comments (126)

We have already seen the iPhone 5s blazing the global sales charts, thanks to a strong showing in China. But the phone is doing even better back in Apple's home country, securing the top spot across all major US carriers. According to...

Tags: Apple, iOS


iPhone 5s outsells the Galaxy S4 to top the charts in October

iPhone 5s outsells the Galaxy S4 to top the charts in October

12 December, 2013 | comments (153)

The October sales reports are in and they show Apple's has found its form. The iPhone 5s has outsold the Galaxy S4, according to the research firm, Counterpoint. This was achieved, even though the iPhones weren't able to catch up with consumer...

Tags: Apple, Samsung


AT&T looking to reduce smartphone subsidies

AT&T looking to reduce smartphone subsidies

11 December, 2013 | comments (30)

AT&T might soon be reducing the subsidies for the devices sold on its network. The wireless operator CEO Randall Stephenson feels that the carrier can no longer afford to fund the maintenance and upgrade cycles of the smartphones it sells. At an...

Tags: AT&T, Misc


Walmart to offer iPhone 5s and 5c with no-contract plans this Friday

Walmart to offer iPhone 5s and 5c with no-contract plans this Friday

10 December, 2013 | comments (18)

US retailer Walmart has been selling Apple's iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c for a while now, but starting this Friday the two smartphones will be available on its own contract-free carriers Straight Talk Wireless and Net10 Wireless. The prices match...

Tags: Apple, iPhone


comScore: Android, iOS and WP shares in the US rise

comScore: Android, iOS and WP shares in the US rise

06 December, 2013 | comments (34)

The latest comScore report on the smartphone market in the USA is out. It reveals minor increases of the Android, iOS and Windows Phone shares among the US subscribers, while BlackBerry's share keeps sliding down. As of October 52.2% of the US...


Apple strikes a deal to offer the iPhone on China Mobile

Apple strikes a deal to offer the iPhone on China Mobile

05 December, 2013 | comments (21)

According to a report in The Wall Street Journal, Apple has struck a deal with China Mobile to officially sell the iPhone on the carrier. The deal is said to have the Apple iPhone devices available on the carrier’s shelves later this month – around...

Tags: Apple, iOS


Apple iPads and iPhone 5c were Black Friday's best performers

Apple iPads and iPhone 5c were Black Friday's best performers

04 December, 2013 | comments (52)

The sales of Apple's latest tablet, the iPad Air saw a growth of 51% during the past weekend, according to a report from Localytics. The fact that the device has been on sale for just over a month along with Black Friday promotional offers drove the...


Kantar Worldpanel: WP breaks 10% market share mark in Europe

Kantar Worldpanel: WP breaks 10% market share mark in Europe

02 December, 2013 | comments (59)

Market analyst company Kantar Worldpanel has released its report for the 3-month period ending in October 2013. The study saw Windows Phone climb past the 10% market share mark in Europe. This is double what the OS had for the same period of...


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


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


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


Gartner: Android, WP on the rise as iOS share slides

Gartner: Android, WP on the rise as iOS share slides

14 November, 2013 | comments (49)

Gartner has released its report on mobile phone sales in the third quarter of the year and it shows smartphones continue to outsell featurephones for second quarter in a row. On a global scale, smartphones sales reached 250.2 million, taking up...


Motorola Moto G is official with a 4.5

Motorola Moto G is official with a 4.5" 720p display

13 November, 2013 | comments (118)

At a special event today, Motorola officially announced the Moto G - a mid-range smartphone designed to bring the acclaimed Moto X user experience to a lower price point. It's built around a 4.5" 720p edge-to-edge display that's covered in Gorilla...

Tags: Motorola, Android


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


Google Nexus 5 aces BaseMark X gaming benchmark

Google Nexus 5 aces BaseMark X gaming benchmark

30 October, 2013 | comments (53)

If all the rumors and teasers are to be trusted, Google will be announcing the LG-made Nexus 5 this Friday. The flagship has leaked numerous times revealing all there is to know about its design, specs and even pricing. We've already seen...

Tags: LG, Android, Google


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


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...