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Canaccord: Apple accounted for 93% of smartphone profits in Q4

Canaccord: Apple accounted for 93% of smartphone profits in Q4

10 February, 2015 | comments (55)

Apple captured 93% of smartphone profits during Q4 last year, according to leading financial services company Canaccord Genuity, which has raised its price target on the Cupertino-based company to $145 from $135. Analyst Mike Walkley said...

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Apple iOS 8.3 beta is seeding to registered developers

Apple iOS 8.3 beta is seeding to registered developers

09 February, 2015 | comments (6)

Apple began seeding iOS 8.3 beta to registered developers. The Cupertino giant launched the new build barely a week after it released iOS 8.2 beta 5, thus indicating that it is hard at work on improving its mobile OS. The latest iOS build...

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Apple iOS 9 tipped to focus on bug fixes and stability improvements

Apple iOS 9 tipped to focus on bug fixes and stability improvements

09 February, 2015 | comments (63)

According to a new report online, Apple’s upcoming iOS 9 will not bring the usual host of new features as its predecessors. Codenamed Monarch, Cupertino’s next major iOS release will focus on bug fixes and overall stability improvements....

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Strategy Analytics says tablet market grew 1% in Q4, 2014

Strategy Analytics says tablet market grew 1% in Q4, 2014

03 February, 2015 | comments (3)

A total of 78.3 million tablets shipped in Q4 2014, up 1% from 77.2 million in the year ago quarter, according to the market research firm Strategy Analytics. This in contrast with an IDC report that says worldwide tablet shipments in the quarter...


Worldwide tablet shipments fall for the first time since 2010

Worldwide tablet shipments fall for the first time since 2010

03 February, 2015 | comments (29)

Total worldwide shipments of tablets as well as 2-in-1 devices stood at 76.1 million in Q4, 2014, down 3.2% compared to the 78.6 million figure registered in the year ago quarter, according to a latest report from market research firm...


Apple iOS 8.2 beta 5 goes out to developers

Apple iOS 8.2 beta 5 goes out to developers

02 February, 2015 | comments (15)

Apple iOS 8.2 beta 5 is now seeding to registered developers. The 258MB large update is available over-the-air or through the iOS Dev Center. The latest iOS developer build brings bug fixes and improvements. Version 8.2 is going to be a major...

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Counterpoint: Apple actually topped Samsung in Q4, 2014

Counterpoint: Apple actually topped Samsung in Q4, 2014

30 January, 2015 | comments (78)

While we know that Q4, 2014 was a blockbuster quarter for Apple, which sold a whopping 74.5 million smartphones during the period, the question whether that was good enough for the Cupertino-based company to become the top smartphone vendor in the...

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Amosu's limited edition pink iPhone 6 isn't easy to look at

Amosu's limited edition pink iPhone 6 isn't easy to look at

29 January, 2015 | comments (14)

Amosu is known for its love of all things shiny and expensive, and for pairing those things with smartphones from time to time. The results are obviously not for mere mortals, but people who can afford to spend small fortunes on bespoke mobile...

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SA: Apple matches Samsung's smartphone sales in Q4 2014

SA: Apple matches Samsung's smartphone sales in Q4 2014

29 January, 2015 | comments (58)

Thanks to the record-smashing sales of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, Apple has tied with Samsung to become the top smartphone vendor in the world in the fourth quarter of 2014, according to a Strategy Analytics report. The Cupertino-based...

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Juniper Research: Phablets to claim a 20% market share by 2019

Juniper Research: Phablets to claim a 20% market share by 2019

28 January, 2015 | comments (13)

Market analyst Juniper Research has just published a report, stating that phablets will surpass one fifth of total smartphones shipped in 2019, with 400M large-screened pocket devices sold. The phablet term encompasses devices within the 5.5-6.9"...

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iOS 9 running on iPhone 6 spotted in benchmark results

iOS 9 running on iPhone 6 spotted in benchmark results

28 January, 2015 | comments (51)

Apple typically announces new iOS versions at the WWDC, which is scheduled for June every year. While there's about four months to go, the first benchmark coming from an iOS 9 running on an iPhone 6 have hit the Basemark OS II...

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Apple Watch will begin shipping in April

Apple Watch will begin shipping in April

27 January, 2015 | comments (15)

Apple will begin shipping its smartwatch in April. Tim Cook, the Cupertino giant’s CEO, confirmed the news during today’s quarterly earnings call. As it turns out, Apple Watch will ship later than expected. Recent reports suggested that the...

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Apple sold record 74.5 million iPhone units in Q1 2015

Apple sold record 74.5 million iPhone units in Q1 2015

27 January, 2015 | comments (106)

Apple announced a record-breaking 74.5 million iPhone units sold during the first quarter of the fiscal 2015 that ended on December 27. Thanks to strong sales in China, the Cupertino giant posted a record-shattering quarterly revenue and net profit...

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Apple outs iOS 8.1.3 and Mac OS X Yosemite 10.10.2

Apple outs iOS 8.1.3 and Mac OS X Yosemite 10.10.2

27 January, 2015 | comments (39)

Today Apple has released the latest software updates for both its mobile and computer operating systems. iOS 8.1.3 is now rolling out with a handful of bug fixes in tow. Perhaps the most important thing that it changes is the amount of space you...

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Apple claims first spot in the Chinese smartphone market in Q4

Apple claims first spot in the Chinese smartphone market in Q4

27 January, 2015 | comments (29)

After a recent survey confirmed Apple's dominant position on its home US market, statistics now show that China has been conquered as well. Market analyst Canalys reports that the Cupertino giant is in top spot by units shipped in Q4 2014, a first...


Apple has sold more iPhones in China than in the US

Apple has sold more iPhones in China than in the US

26 January, 2015 | comments (46)

Apple is likely to announce soon that for the first time it sold more iPhones in China during 2014 than it did at home in the US. Analysts believe that this overtaking was made possible thanks to Apple's deal with China Mobile and the subsequent...

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Samsung tipped to be the main chipset supplier for next iPhone

Samsung tipped to be the main chipset supplier for next iPhone

26 January, 2015 | comments (71)

Around 75% of the application processors that would power the next generation iPhone will be supplied by Samsung, according to a report from South Korea's Maeil Business Newspaper, which cited unidentified sources in the semiconductor...

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Xiaomi-for-iPhone trade-in program reportedly in the works

Xiaomi-for-iPhone trade-in program reportedly in the works

25 January, 2015 | comments (62)

Xiaomi has a trade-in program for Apple iPhone users in the works. The word about the bold marketing stint arrived from an executive from the ambitious Chinese startup. Reportedly, iPhone 5s owners will be able to trade their device for the...

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KGI: Apple sold a whopping 73 million iPhones last quarter

KGI: Apple sold a whopping 73 million iPhones last quarter

25 January, 2015 | comments (124)

Just over a couple of weeks after investment firm UBS said Apple sold 69 million iPhones in the quarter ending in December, KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has a decent track record on Apple-related industry predictions, has estimated the number to be...

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Apple accounts for half of US phone activations in Q4

Apple accounts for half of US phone activations in Q4

24 January, 2015 | comments (63)

The September launch of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus has provided Apple with solid ground to maintain its ruling position on the US market. A newly published survey by Consumer Intelligence Research Partners reports that a dominating 50% of phone...

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