Remember all those stories from years ago about the lengths wealthy Russians went to in order to get their hands on an iPhone? Apparently, Apple has fallen out of favor in the former Soviet country, where Windows Phone is becoming more popular.
To the surprise of virtually no one, Android and iOS dominated almost all of the smartphones shipped in the first quarter of this year, but the real surprise came with the two companies duking it out for third place.
It might sound a little unintuitive, but according to a poll of 16,000 consumers conducted by the Yankee Group last month, iPhone ownership in the United States will surpass that of Android devices by 2015 through customer loyalty alone.
Last Thursday, data from IDC reportedly showed that Apple's Mac shipments had shrunk by 0.2 percent. There's just one problem with those numbers: Gartner doesn't agree, and even claims Mac market share actually grew just a bit.
While some of us are focused on tomorrow's Mayan apocalypse, smartphone makers have more pressing problems -- like how to shake the possibility that they may have their own real apocalypse to worry about.
Apple rarely competes on low prices, but a new report claims that Cupertino may be planning an all-out pricing assault on the second generation of Ultrabook computers by introducing an even cheaper MacBook Air in Q3 2012.
MacLife.com readers are among the most awesome Apple fans on the planet, so we don’t have to tell you how our favorite company has been chewing bubblegum and kicking ass (bonus points to those who can name which movie that line hails from!). But sometimes we just need to see it laid out in one awesome post -- and here it is!
Still reeling from yesterday’s blowout fiscal first quarter financial results from Apple? Then you’ll want to keep reading as we detail a few tidbits of other data culled from the company’s conference call with investors, not to mention a handful of other news that’s making the rounds in the middle of this final week of January. Ready to proceed? Then let’s get started with the latest news from Wednesday, January 25, 2012.
Apple will release quarterly financials on Wednesday, but the week is already off to a rousing start with news late Sunday that the co-CEOs of BlackBerry maker Research in Motion have stepped down to make way for a new voice… who sounds an awful lot like the old one, if you ask us. Judging from a survey in today’s roundup, some of RIM’s customers are definitely buying iPhones, so who knows how many may be left by the time BlackBerry 10 launches later this year. While you ponder that, have a slice off the daily news pie with a quintuplet of news for this Monday, January 23, 2012.
So much for a slow weekend for tech news! On Saturday, The New York Times published a lengthy exposé on why Apple manufactures its products in China -- and it’s not just about cheap labor. Then, on Sunday, BlackBerry maker Research in Motion dropped the bombshell most of us have been expecting: After two decades, its co-CEOs are stepping down in favor of a virtual unknown who thus far appears to be towing the company line.