News tagged "iOS"

GSMArena.com site search

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...


iOS 7 runs on 74 percent of all compatible Apple devices

iOS 7 runs on 74 percent of all compatible Apple devices

05 December, 2013 | comments (79)

The latest App Store statistics released by Apple revealed that 74% of all compatible devices now boot iOS 7. The share of the latest OS version is up 10% since October, thus making iOS 7 the fastest adopted release to date. The numbers from...

Tags: Apple, iOS


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: 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 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


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


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...


Android global market share now exceeds 80%

Android global market share now exceeds 80%

13 November, 2013 | comments (84)

According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, the Android platform just crossed 80% marketshare in the third quarter of 2013. With 211.6 million smartphones shipped in this quarter, Android continues...


Apple iPad mini with Retina display goes on sale

Apple iPad mini with Retina display goes on sale

12 November, 2013 | comments (27)

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


Apple tops US smartphone OEMs while Android still leads

Apple tops US smartphone OEMs while Android still leads

06 November, 2013 | comments (39)

The latest comScore report for the three month period ending in in September has Apple solidifying its role as the number one smartphone OEM in the US with a 0.7 point increase to 40.6%. Samsung also enjoyed its own 1.2 point increase over the...

Tags: iOS, Android


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


SA: Android takes a 81% slice of the Q3 smartphone pie

SA: Android takes a 81% slice of the Q3 smartphone pie

01 November, 2013 | comments (96)

The analysts over at Strategy Analytics has posted a report on the global smartphone shipments for Q3 2013. For the period, over 251 million smartphones have been shipped worldwide. This marks a significant growth of 45% on an annual basis -...


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