Apple appears to have hit a brick wall in the first three months of 2014 where iPad growth is concerned, but it turns out they may not be alone: Consumers are finding few compelling reasons to upgrade existing tablets.
Steve Jobs famously refused to look back, always keeping his eye focused on the future -- but the return of the discontinued iPhone 4 in a trio of emerging markets indicates the new Apple may be taking a different approach.
Remember when Barack Obama fought tooth and nail to keep his BlackBerry after being elected President of the United States? Judging from comments made this week, it sounds like he'd gladly trade it for an iPhone, if only he could.
The news just keeps getting worse for Apple on the smartphone front, as evidenced by a new report from research firm IDC (via MacRumors) that shows that iOS takes up a mere 13 percent of the smartphone market share compared to Android's whopping 79.3 percent. At this rate, it's worth wondering if iOS 7 can do much to turn the trend around to previous levels.
The smartphone shipment numbers are in for the second quarter, and while Samsung is blowing everyone out of the water, the market is beginning to fragment as rivals LG, Lenovo and ZTE finally gain some traction.
Okay, everyone -- you can stop feeling sorry for Nokia and shift that empathy to BlackBerry now that the former's Lumia line of Windows Phone handsets have officially out-shipped the latter over the last three months.