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Apple Watch companion app for iPhone gets detailed

Apple Watch companion app for iPhone gets detailed

13 January, 2015 | comments (24)

Details on the upcoming Apple Watch companion app for iPhone made the rounds online. Still in the works, the application allows users to manage the settings of their wearable device from their smartphone. The iOS app reveals a number of...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Rumors


Apple iOS 8.1.3 update will reportedly arrive this week

Apple iOS 8.1.3 update will reportedly arrive this week

11 January, 2015 | comments (43)

According to a new report, Apple will release iOS 8.1.3 to devices worldwide this week. Cupertino has already seeded iOS 8.1.3 build 12B460 to a number of retail employees for testing. Apple has not tested upcoming iOS builds with retail...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Rumors


24K gold plated iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus out in China

24K gold plated iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus out in China

10 January, 2015 | comments (30)

Gold is everywhere these days (in the mobile world that is). We're starting to see more and more 'gold' versions of smartphones, the latest being Microsoft's Lumia 930 and Lumia 830, which were just announced a couple of days ago. But those are...

Tags: Apple, iOS


All iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models are now in stock at Apple

All iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models are now in stock at Apple

09 January, 2015 | comments (59)

It finally looks like Apple was able to sort out its production issues for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Ever since their release last year, certain variations of the two models have been intermittently unavailable in the company's online store,...

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iOS 8 now powers 68% of Apple's mobile devices

iOS 8 now powers 68% of Apple's mobile devices

07 January, 2015 | comments (35)

According to the latest data from Apple itself, iOS 8 is now on 68% of the devices that are currently registered with the iTunes App Store. Thus, we can assume that the same percentage of Apple mobile devices currently in use are running the latest...

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Kantar: iOS gaining at the expense of Android

Kantar: iOS gaining at the expense of Android

07 January, 2015 | comments (65)

Kantar Worldpanel, a popular research agency has recently put out a report on mobile OS popularity. It covers major Europe, US and Asia markets and crunches usage numbers from September, October and November 2014 and it happens to show a shrinking...

Tags: Android, iOS, Google, Apple


iPhone 6 and 6 Plus now available SIM-free in the US

iPhone 6 and 6 Plus now available SIM-free in the US

06 January, 2015 | comments (22)

SIM-free iPhone 6 and 6 Plus units have been available in Europe since last year, but now US-based Apple fans can grab one too. If you want to avoid carrier plans – and subsidies – you'll have to shell out $650 for a 16GB Apple iPhone 6. The...

Tags: Apple, iOS


Apple resumes iPhone sales in Russia with increased pricing

Apple resumes iPhone sales in Russia with increased pricing

22 December, 2014 | comments (37)

Less than a week after it halted online sales in Russia, Apple resumed offering its products in the country. Unsurprisingly, the Cupertino giant increased the prices of its iPhone lineup to counter the drop of the local currency against the U.S....

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Gartner: Xiaomi, Apple on the rise, Samsung falters

Gartner: Xiaomi, Apple on the rise, Samsung falters

15 December, 2014 | comments (93)

Gartner has crunched the numbers for Q3 and found that feature phones continue to decline sharply (down 25%), while smartphones are on the rise (up 20%). The mix is currently 66% smartphone, 34% feature phone and this decline is mostly hurting...


Apple Watch production issues resolved

Apple Watch production issues resolved

11 December, 2014 | comments (31)

A couple of interesting rumors about the future of Apple device releases have surfaced today. The information provided mostly by supply chain sources and summarized by Taiwan’s United Daily News concerns the production schedules of the Apple Watch...

Tags: Apple, iOS


Apple and IBM launch the first wave of business apps of iOS

Apple and IBM launch the first wave of business apps of iOS

10 December, 2014 | comments (26)

Apple and IBM launched the first wave of MobileFirst business apps for iOS. The duo of tech giants entered into a global enterprise mobility partnership back in July. The first wave of solutions is available for banks, retail and insurance...

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Apple releases iOS 8.1.2, addresses ringtone issues

Apple releases iOS 8.1.2, addresses ringtone issues

09 December, 2014 | comments (64)

Just a few weeks (and less than a month) after it pushed out iOS 8.1.1, Apple is back today with yet another new iteration of its mobile OS. iOS 8.1.2 comes with its share of unnamed bug fixes, and it also addresses what surely has been a pretty...

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Apple iPhone 6 Plus holds 41% of all phablet sales in US

Apple iPhone 6 Plus holds 41% of all phablet sales in US

04 December, 2014 | comments (57)

The phablet form factor has been gaining traction quickly. Last year it represented a mere 2% of all running handset and now it has managed to increase that share five-fold. In 2014 phablet sales represent a respectable 10% of all smartphone...

Tags: IOS, Apple


Apple to launch new 4

Apple to launch new 4" iPhone next year

04 December, 2014 | comments (59)

It's been months – months! – without an "iPhone mini" rumors, but here they are again. This time the info comes from Taiwan and allegedly quotes parts suppliers for Apple, who claim that next year the company will unveil a new 4" iPhone. The...

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Apple is on its way to a record quarter thanks to iPhone 6

Apple is on its way to a record quarter thanks to iPhone 6

03 December, 2014 | comments (103)

According to research data gathered by Kantar Worldpanel ComTech through the month of October, Apple is on its way to a record quarterly performance. Unsurprisingly, sales of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are the main reason for the impending...

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IDC: WP share to double by 2018, Android and iOS to fall

IDC: WP share to double by 2018, Android and iOS to fall

02 December, 2014 | comments (53)

IDC has outed its traditional forecast report for the state of smartphone shipments for the next four years. This latest report comes as a amendment to the previous one issued in May, but you should still take it with a grain of salt considering the...


Downgrading to iOS 8.1 no longer possible

Downgrading to iOS 8.1 no longer possible

02 December, 2014 | comments (19)

Nearly a couple of weeks after releasing iOS 8.1.1, which brought along several bug fixes as well as increased stability and performance improvements for the iPad 2 and iPhone 4S, Apple has stopped signing iOS 8.1. This means that you’ll no longer...

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Alleged iPad Air Plus details make the rounds

Alleged iPad Air Plus details make the rounds

29 November, 2014 | comments (13)

According to the Japanese publication Mac Fan, Apple will release a 12.2” iPad Air Plus in the spring of next year. The report is featured in the magazine’s January 2015 issue and includes alleged details about the upcoming slate, including a...

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Owners of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus use their iPads less

Owners of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus use their iPads less

26 November, 2014 | comments (48)

Users of Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus spend significantly less time with their iPads than owners of older iPhone models. The data that confirms the new state of affairs comes courtesy of the developers behind Pocket. The latter is a popular...

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Apple drops the “FREE” button of App Store apps and games

Apple drops the “FREE” button of App Store apps and games

19 November, 2014 | comments (35)

Apple dropped the “free” moniker from the apps and games in the App Store. Effective immediately, the “FREE” button on the apps and games that don’t require payment will make way to a “GET” replacement. The move acknowledges the in-app...

Tags: Apple, iOS