One of the biggest bits of Apple-related news was how well the iPad Air sold over Black Friday weekend, and now new data from Localytics (via Macgasm) supports the reports coming in from retailers. Based on the firm's findings, the iPad Air saw a 51 percent increase in the activation of iPad Airs over the weekend compared to the previous week.
Judging from Amazon's press release on Monday, the e-tailer is ramping up its plans to mimic Netflix when it comes to streaming original content. Needless to say, the endgame is to bolster its subscriber base for Amazon Prime, which already offers thousands of movies and TV shows as well as its original benefit, two-day shipping. Will it succeed? The answer to that question may be more apparent later this month. Read on to find out why!
AT&T has just announced its third-quarter earnings, again proving that not having an exclusive on the iPhone is no big deal as Apple's handset makes up a cool 77 percent of the company's total smartphone activations for the last three months.
We'll have to wait just a bit to see Apple's own quarterly results on Tuesday afternoon, but there's plenty to look forward to if AT&T's own Q2 2012 results are any indication, with the onetime exclusive carrier activating 3.7 million iPhones during the quarter.
Want to run the latest iOS betas but too cheap to pay $99 per year to become a developer? It turns out there are websites that will sell you an activation for your device, but this unfortunate practice is becoming extinct as Apple finally cracks down on the practice.
While the iPhone dominated smartphone activations in the first quarter at AT&T and Verizon, the numbers look more bleak at third-place Sprint -- until you look closer and realize Apple’s handset is actually a tourniquet for the carrier’s bleeding.
Verizon Wireless may have boasted 3.2 million iPhone activations in its first-quarter 2012 results last week, but onetime exclusive carrier AT&T is still the king, announcing 4.3 million units sold for Apple’s handset in the first three months of this year.
You made it through Wednesday and the weekend will be here soon enough, so give yourself a pat on the back! It was also a challenging day for some of Apple’s partners, with a Swedish carrier predicting gloom and doom for Cupertino over the lack of LTE in its handsets, and AT&T swinging back and forth with good news about iPhone 4S activations and less good news for the last quarter overall. Here’s what’s making news for Thursday, October 20, 2011.
It’s called buyer’s remorse -- as anyone who has worked in retail can attest to, returns are just a fact of life, especially with most companies making it so easy to do. However, when the returns start creeping toward nearly half the amount of product you’re shipping, there may be a bigger problem.