Wait a second, did you say that both Apple and Samsung were losing footing in the smartphone market? Yes and no. According to the IDC, an organization which tracks shipments of devices, not final sales, and both Samsung and Apple had lower numbers in different ways.
A Ford spokesperson spoke today on the next big internal transition for the company: one of phone switching. Ford’s Sara Tatchio suggested that by the end of this year, 3,300 Ford workers will no longer carry BlackBerry smartphones. Instead, they’ll be switching to Apple’s iPhone.
This week leak with Kyocera’s name all over it has appeared with a sapphire-glass front. While we’ve reported the tips on the iPhone 6 having just such a front panel cover, the company known for going above-and-beyond in the strange phone components department appears to have done it again. Here’s the front glass panel that you won’t break.
Apple TV has gained a jolt of new content this morning, with an update for the set-top box bringing four new sources including FOX NOW. Joining the ranks of Netflix, Hulu Plus, and of course Apple's own iTunes content, the content additions include CNBC for both real-time news streaming and on-demand clips, though you'll need to have a cable or satellite subscription in order to sign in.
Apple has finally rolled out the its refresh of its MacBook Pro with Retina Display line. The slightly revamped specs match what was leaked from China yesterday, with the absence of a new super-powered model. This time, however, we also get to see what has changed with the 13-inch models as well.
PC sales have been on a steady decline, and the reasons for which have largely been attributed to increased adoption of tablets and ever-larger smartphones. Both IDC and Gartner have shown largely similar numbers in terms of PC sales, and Gartner has recently shown a blip of health in PC growth, but Asymco's Horace Dediu has pointed out that uncoupling Mac shipments from non-Mac PC shipments hints at a bigger story.
The iPhone 6 gets nearer and the leaks come faster, with new specifications - including the long-anticipated arrival of NFC - teased for Apple's future flagship thanks to some freshly exposed components. Leaked boards, said to come from inside the new iPhone, along with some tipster promises claim to settle the speculation on short-range wireless, which Apple has so-far eschewed in favor of iBeacon.
A refresh of Apple's 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro models might be on its way, boasting of beefier specs at almost no extra cost. The Cupertino-based company will also be expanding that line with a total of four models to choose from. That is, if this leaked photo from the company's store in Chongqing, China is to be given credence.
Why do you think a developer should create an app? Earlier this week I made a rather hardline stance on the current state of the app development universe for smart devices, suggesting that because Android-based revenue from app-buyers was lower than iOS, that developers should abandon Google’s mobile operating system. Now I’m not quite so sure.