Apple and Google are constantly competing on the smartphone market. The two companies are expected to take the competition increasingly into the mobile games platform. The competition for exclusive mobile games has been going on for a while, but is expected to expand. One recent example is the game Hitman Go that launched last week on iOS only to start.
The first generation Apple TV has been around for several years now and lots of the devices are in use around the world. Reports are surfacing that issues have prevented users from connecting to iTunes are plaguing these first generation Apple TV set top boxes. The iTunes connectivity issue appears to be affecting owners of these first generation boxes around the world.
CarPlay is a feature that Apple has been talking up to bring more interaction with the iPhone into the car infotainment system. We know that Apple is tying up with a number of automakers to build CarPlay into cars that will be available to buy at dealerships. People out there who own a car that didn’t come with CarPlay won’t be left out.
Apple online stores in several more countries have been updated with a new version of the iPhone 5C smartphone. That new version is the iPhone 5C 8GB and it is now available in the Netherlands, Italy, Belgium, Sweden, Poland, Czech Republic, Ireland, Portugal, Austria, Spain, and Norway. Apple online stores in those countries were reportedly down briefly before coming back online with the new device listed.
The rumors and leaks for Apple's next smartphone generation are indeed ramping up. Now we are being treated to a set of leaked images, including CAD diagrams and supposed manufacturing molds for at least one of the two rumored iPhone 6 variants, leading to presume that production will indeed commence soon.
Apple has well over $100 billion in cash, which is making many people across the globe wonder what the company should do with all that money. Investors would like to see it come back in larger dividends, while analysts believe it’s time for Apple to make some major moves and buy up smaller companies. Still others say Apple should do nothing with the cash and be content just holding on to it for security’s sake.
Some interesting document has been surfacing in the legal battle between Samsung and Apple. Both sides have to provide details of their business during the case that outlines how well products are doing in the US market. A document that has surfaced in the trial from Samsung suggests that the company has been misleading investors and analysts on how well its tablets are doing. Apple and Samsung returned to court in February after mediation failed.
Earlier this morning we talked a bit about some rumors having to do with new iPad tablets that would be landing this year sourced from an analyst with KGI Securities named Ming Chi Kuo. The research notes that the analyst put together from details gleaned from sources also talks a bit about Apple's plans for future MacBook and iMac computers.