Even considering the disappointing performance of the iPhone 5c, it seems safe to say that Apple has been on fire this holiday season. The latest good news for the Cupertino giant comes from Parks Associates (via Cnet), an analytics firm that revealed yesterday that Apple's desktop computers have at long last edged out competitors Dell, HP, and Acer as the "preferred" units among consumers this holiday season.
The latter half of 2013 has been full of information and teasers pertaining to the new Mac Pro (even an advertisement designed for cinema), but at long last it looks as though we might have a release dates. As MacRumors reports, a retailer in Germany known as Conrad Electronic may have changed all that.
For the time being, at least, Apple has turned its acquisitions ambitions away from mapping in favor of social media. As the Wall Street Journal reports (via 9to5 Mac), Apple's latest purchase is Topsy Labs Inc., which established a name for itself by pulling data from posts on social media venues such as Twitter and Google+. Apple is thought to have bought it for approximately $200 million, according to the report.
Several years after the iPhone's launch, iPhone and iPad cases still aren't quite "a dime a dozen," and Pad and Quill shows why that's not such a bad thing. In the past, they've made attractive cases for iDevices that resemble leather pocketbooks or even Moleskine notebooks, and they recently sent a series of videos demonstrating how they've expanded their product line to encompass new bags and satchels designed to complement their iPhone and iPad cases.
We've known for a while that Android continues to have the highest number of installed operating systems by far, but in developers continue to seem to prefer iOS in spite of the smaller numbers. Today, new data from collected by BusinessInsider (via AppleInsider) may demonstrate way. Simply put, developers earn shockingly more revenue with iOS apps than they do with Android.
Have you ever found yourself thinking an item wasn't available on the App Store simply because you misspelled it in the search or left a typo in the name? Those little accidents shouldn't cause as much of a problem in the future, as TechCrunch reports that Apple has at last implemented a system for compensating for typos, spacing problems, and misspellings.
Well, it's no "iCar" and it's not exactly"iOS in the Car," but Apple has at last started working its way into select vehicles. As MacRumors notes, the latest foray comes in the form of new iOS "Eyes Free" technology built into the 2013-2014 Honda Accord and the 2013 Acura RDX and ILX models. In essence, owners of these vehicles will be able to use Siri to control certain functions.
So far, almost of all the discussion of wearable tech associated with Apple has centered on the so-called "iWatch," Apple's take on the current interest in smart watches that recently failed to ignite with the launch of Samsung's Galaxy Gear. But according to a new report from Reuters, that's not the first form of wearable tech partly designed by Apple that we'll see. What is? Believe it or not, a hearing aid.
On the off chance that you were doubting that Apple would have a Black Friday event this year, it looks as though your doubts were for naught. As reported by MacRumors, a teaser page popped up on the online Apple Store for Australia, promising a one-day shopping event on November Friday, 29. With that in place, it seems as though it's only a matter of hours before we see a similar announcement for the United States.
Been wanting to get your hands on an iPad mini with Retina Display before buying one? Supplies of the device are still limited, but as Cult of Mac notes, Apple has quietly started allowing walk-in purchases of the device from Apple Stores.