Even though it was a week of travel, feasting, and shopping like fools for a good number of Americans, that doesn't mean things weren't percolating in the Apple news department. We've got new games, new gear, and new market dominance. That's right, Apple might be pretty popular in America, but they're big in Japan. Like huge. Meanwhile...
One of the biggest pieces of overseas news in the wake of the iPhone 5s' launch was the news that Apple's beloved smartphone would at last be carried by NTT DoCoMo, the largest cellular carrier in Japan. At the time, questions swirled about as to whether it'd be embraced by the country, and a new report from Kantar Worldpanel (via MacRumors) suggests that it has, indeed.
Things are unlocking, things are opening up, and we’re seeing technology used in marvelous ways to make connections. Plus, a hint of what’s just around the corner, or at least a rumor, as there always are when it comes to Apple. So let’s just go have a little look-see shall we?
When next we meet to discuss the deals of the week, we’ll be in the thick of Thanksgiving and the Black Friday deals will be all around us. The question is, is it worth going into the stores that early on the chance of scoring a Mac deal or could you just go the refurb route and save bigger bucks? We’ll go with the latter.
Even if you've already bought all the new Apple devices you plan to give or get for the holidays, 9to5 Mac notes that you should drop by your local Apple Store anyway. According to employees who work at the stores, the new windows for the holiday season are nothing short of "spectacular."
Just how poorly is the iPhone 5c selling? While we'll never know for sure, at least one Foxconn factory is apparently shifting its focus to the iPhone 5s, which continues to be the more coveted device.
It’s a week of the new and the old all together in one fine batch of stories. Got a hobbyist enthusiasm for early code? Have we got some news for you. Wanna speculate on what comes next? Do we ever! And do you want to know what’s in your wallet? The answer may surprise you. That and a whole heaping helping more where that came from. Just mosey on up.
More and more news continues to drift in suggesting that the iPhone 5c isn't quite the success Apple had hoped for. The latest comes from Chinese site C Technology (via MacRumors), which reports that Apple is still cutting back on orders in order to stay in line with the low demand for the lower-cost smartphone. According to their findings, Apple has told supply partner ProTek (Pegatron) to cut back from 320,000 units per day in October to a mere 80,000 units per day.
Apple is widely starting to be known primarily for its portable products (and, yes, we’re including laptops in that category), but you also have to give it recognition for its solid, sexy desk-bound models as well. There are some pretty sweet deals on these home computers this week, and we’ll show you where to find them.
If new research from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners is true, it looks as though more Android users are switching to iPhone than we've seen in the past. As AppleInsider reports, CIRP gained its data from interviews with 400 owners of the new iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c.