Apple's earnings call this quarter revealed news that was very much in line with the trends we've been seeing from the Cupertino company in years past: For the most part, device sales were up, but sales of the iPad continued the downward slide we've been seeing for a while. On the plus side, research firm IDC (via MacRumors) shows that Apple still maintains a healthy lead over its competitors in the tablet market.
Now here's an unfortunate case of being the wrong brand at the wrong time: The CEO of ISIS Mobile Wallet announced Monday that the company is planning to rebrand as a result of the conflict taking place in Iraq. As you may recall, a militant group called the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria has also been frequently referenced by the acronym ISIS, and the mobile wallet service is apparently uncomfortable with such an association. No word on what the new brand will be as yet, but while you're guessing, have a look back at our recap of the last 24 hours!
Yesterday we referred to the United Kingdom as an "iPhone stronghold" in reference to the comparatively weak inroads that Samsung made with the Galaxy S5 in May; today, new research from Chitika only confirms Great Britain's affection for Apple's smartphone. According to a new study, the iPhone was responsible for almost half of the smartphone traffic in the UK in the second quarter of this year.
"Flop" may be much too strong of a word, but it seems safe to say that the iPhone 5c didn't catch on quite as well as Apple intended. But even though it may not have taken the world by storm, a new report from Kantar Worldpanel shows that the colorful device pulled in more numbers than Samsung's competing Galaxy S5 in the iPhone stronghold of the United Kingdom.
Good news for phablet lovers hoping a bigger iPhone will magically drop into their Christmas stocking this year: Sources are now claiming the larger smartphone will launch alongside a 4.7-inch model this fall.
Of all the companies that would make sense for Apple to acquire, Nuance — the company behind Siri — would seem high on the list. That's apparently not the case. A new report from the Wall Street Journal states that Apple's chief rival Samsung is moving in to acquire the influential creator of voice-recognition software, which could mean dire things for the folks in Cupertino if the deal goes through.
Everyone remembers that classic series of "Get a Mac" ads pitting a cool Mac against an uptight PC, but when is the last time Apple had a truly memorable marketing campaign? With any luck, there could be another one on the horizon.
Are you the sort of Spotify listener who prefers not to rely on spotty wireless connectivity to blast your jams? Good news: The music streaming service released a new iOS update this week that lets paying Premium members download an entire library for offline listening all at once. If that's not enough to kick off the summer months, read on for more cool news you might have missed as the week wraps up.
It's all but a given now that the next iPhone will feature a sapphire glass display based on the rumors floating around. And like so many things coming out of Cupertino, that news has apparently attracted the attention of competitor Samsung, reports South Korea's ETNews, and now it's looking to bring the displays to its own devices.
The $3.2 billion deal between Apple and Beats Electronics continues to make headlines, with more details seeming to confirm our previous report that the arrangment is less about overpriced headphones or streaming music services than the tastemakers running the company.