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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 (30)

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 (60)

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...

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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...

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Next iPhone to allegedly have a two-lens camera system

Next iPhone to allegedly have a two-lens camera system

19 November, 2014 | comments (78)

The next iPhone camera is going to be a doozy. According to John Gruber, Apple is working on a dual lens camera system for the rear camera of the next iPhone, which he heard "from a birdie of a birdie". "The specific thing I heard is that...

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Apple Watch display resolution revealed in WatchKit SDK

Apple Watch display resolution revealed in WatchKit SDK

18 November, 2014 | comments (20)

Apple released the highly anticipated WatchKit SDK to developers. The Apple Watch app development suite is available alongside iOS 8.2 Beta to registered app creators. As expected, WatchKit reveals quite a few juicy bits about the upcoming...

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Apple releases deregister tool to unlink your number from iMessage

Apple releases deregister tool to unlink your number from iMessage

10 November, 2014 | comments (31)

If you switched away from an iPhone, you may have issues receiving SMS sent by someone from an iOS device to your number, as those may still be sent to your iMessage account. The solution for this was to switch off the iMessage feature on your old...

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New malware affects Apple iOS devices in China

New malware affects Apple iOS devices in China

05 November, 2014 | comments (75)

Large number of Apple iOS devices in China have been affected by a new malware. Named WireLurker, it affects mobile devices through repackaged applications for Mac OS X. The bug has affected hundreds of thousands of users who have...

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Strategy Analytics: Android reaches 84%, can't grow further

Strategy Analytics: Android reaches 84%, can't grow further

03 November, 2014 | comments (93)

According to data from Strategy Analytics quoted by the WSJ, Android has reached its peak market share at 85% as seen in Q2 2013. In Q3 2014, Android's presence has declined by 1 percent point and is now 84%. Strategy Analytics executive director...


Apple Watch coming spring 2015, says Apple Retail SVP

Apple Watch coming spring 2015, says Apple Retail SVP

03 November, 2014 | comments (29)

Apple Watch was introduced last September alongside the new Apple iPhone 6 duet. The long awaited smartwatch was demonstrated extensively but its release date was mentioned as just "early 2015". Well, as it seems the Apple Watch might not be coming...

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iPhone 6 sales plateau in the UK, iPhone 6 Plus still going strong

iPhone 6 sales plateau in the UK, iPhone 6 Plus still going strong

03 November, 2014 | comments (59)

According to information obtained by FoneArena, the iPhone 6 isn't selling as well as the iPhone 6 Plus in the UK. Carphone Warehouse's inventory system has shown more than 20,000 iPhone 6 units idling in the company's storage...

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Apple iPhone 6 to get a $100 price cut with upcoming promo

Apple iPhone 6 to get a $100 price cut with upcoming promo

02 November, 2014 | comments (45)

The holiday season and Black Friday are upon us, kicking off November 28 this year. The retailers are already working on their promo offers and the Sam's Club one is particularly interesting. It seems iPhone 6 will be one of its hot promotions this...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Rumors