As WWDC 2014 quickly approaches, the rumor mill has turned to an iMac refresh and other idle speculation in recent days, mostly jumping off the so-called "iWatch" bandwagon — a brief reprieve that ends right about now.
Lots of news this week all about things that are coming soon. In some cases, these things are rumors and in some cases these are things that are merely days away. We ourselves are most excited about what's cooking in the Apple TV world, because we've been mighty jealous of our friends with Roku and all their channels. Open that baby up, Apple, and let's get rolling.
It remains to be seen how the new iPhone 5c will fare with consumers, but analysts and Wall Street investors appear to be joining a chorus of journalists who have already given a thumbs down to the handset, strictly because it's not as low-priced as they'd imagined it might have been. If that's not a head scratcher, we don't know what is, but we can only imagine come next Friday, Sept. 20 there's going to be an awful lot of folks walking out of retail stores with an iPhone 5c in their hands...
Remember the Motorola ROKR, Apple and AT&T's first attempt to get iTunes onto a cell phone? The carrier's current mobile boss is comparing the Facebook Home-equipped HTC First to that mishap -- but in a good way.
Internet analytics company comScore released their smartphone market share report for Q1 2013 this morning, revealing that Apple (as a manufacturer) now commands almost 40 percent of the U.S. smartphone market. The only other competitor to report an increase was Samsung, whose numbers inched up by a mere 0.7 percent from the last quarter to 21.7 percent. Competitors HTC, Motorola, and LG all saw their numbers go down for the same quarter.