A lot of critics out there seem to think Apple has an iPhone problem. Apparently, sales of the trendsetting, outrageously profitable handset are poised to fall off a cliff sometime this year, when the new iPhone disappoints and everyone rushes to get an HTC One or Samsung Galaxy S4.
As far as I can tell, Apple doesn't have an iPhone problem — it has a numbering problem. Since last year brought a redesign, everyone with an opinion expects the 2013 model to be a letdown, a predictable, mid-cycle refresh with minor internal upgrades and few new bells or whistles. Based on little more than its name, you'd think the new iPhone is doomed to fail.
Samsung Electronics may be flying high with US$7.7 billion in profits for the first three months of the year, but all that money may be making the company's chairman a little nervous, if history is any indication.
Sure, Samsung has been in the wristwatch business for years, but they haven't exactly had any better luck making them smarter than anyone else. Feeling a little pressure from those Apple rumors, are we?
No, you won't get stabbed for missing out on these hot news stories from the Ides of March. Still, don't go missing any more of 'em if you want to stay healthy, know what we're saying? We're saying, you could miss out and feel sick about it. What'd you think we were saying?
During an event in New York City Thursday night, Samsung finally revealed its next flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S IV. The new device features a large, high-resolution screen and a slimmer profile. Additionally, Samsung announced a large number of new features that come packed into the Galaxy S IV.
It's no secret that the makers of Angry Birds want to become bigger than Disney, and starting March 17, they'll have their first crack at doing just that by bringing their iconic mobile game to the cartoon world.
Well, here we go again. Last year, the Apple vs. Samsung legal battle was one of the most high-profile stories in tech. And Apple's big win, to the tune of $1.05 billion in damages, was a massive windfall for Cupertino. But today, it seems Judge Koh has voided nearly half of the judgement award, declaring a new trial must be held to sort out the details.
We're used to seeing the iPhone virtually everywhere here in the U.S., but despite its success all around the globe, Apple is falling behind in India, a key market poised to become the world's third largest this year.