China is a highly valuable country for any company, especially when it comes to the smartphone market. China's smartphone market has recently grown to three times the size of the U.S.'s, with Apple being one of the top 5 smartphone vendors in the country.
Apple has retaken its spot as the fifth largest smartphone vendor in the country, with the company now possessing 8% of the country's smartphone market. Apple trails Samsung, the top vendor in the country, that has a 20% share. Between Samsung and Apple, there also sits ... more
Apple is continually improving Apple Maps since its launch last year, and today has added 3D Flyover support to Paris, France. Until now, Lyon was the only French city that had Flyover support, but now Paris is joining the club.
According to igen.fr, Apple has done a great job of the Flyover view of Paris and includes coverage of not only streets in Paris, but also covers areas like Versailles, Aulnay-sous-Bois, Disneyland Paris and L'Hay-les-Roses.
Apple's 3D Flyover feature first arrived with the introduction of iOS 6 last September. Initially ... more
Pegatron, one of Apple's major iPhone and iPad assemblers, has said it will be increasing the number of its workers in China by up to 40% in the second half of this year. This really adds fuel to the already blazing fire that says Apple is working on a cheaper iPhone model.
Pegatron currently employs 100,000 workers, so adding another 40,000 workers is no small task. Apple suppliers have reportedly told Reuters that Apple is, in fact, developing a cheaper model iPhone to reach lower-income buyers in growth markets like ... more
Apple wants Google to hand over documents relating to Android that will help it in its case against Samsung. Apple, which is in a patent-infringement lawsuit with Samsung, claims that Android "provides much of the accused functionality" of Samsung's infringing products and that doing a thorough search of these documents is essential to proving Samsung is intentionally infringing on its patents.
Lawyers for Samsung argue that Apple intentionally left Google out of its lawsuit and only targeted Samsung as Google doesn't have as many rights when its a third party to ... more
In line with reports from yesterday that said Sharp would begin mass production of the iPhone 5S display in June, Apple is reportedly on track to start production of multiple iPhone models in the June-July period, according to Morgan Stanley's Katy Huberty.
Huberty believes Apple's new iPhone models will launch in September, which she has determined from her meetings in Hong Kong and Taiwan. Her report definitely lines up with rumors that Sharp would begin mass production of the iPhone 5S LCD displays in June.
Along with the next-generation iPhone, ... more
As WWDC and the unveiling of Apple's iOS 7 draw closer, it is likely that Apple is ramping up testing of its upcoming OS to ensure that it is ready to be shown off to developers and the public. Several sites have now been getting a significant increase in traffic from devices running iOS 7, with these devices originating from Apple's set of IPs.
Apple news site MacRumors and mobile site creator Onswipe both reported seeing massive spikes in iOS 7 usage from users visiting their sites. Onswipe claims that ... more
If there's one thing Samsung loves doing, it's bashing Apple and Apple fans, so it's only fitting that its S Voice assistant is programmed to throw a few punches as well. When asked if it's ever used an iPhone, the S Voice assistant responds with a biting remark: "No, I have standards."
Even though it takes a shot at Apple, the S Voice assistant can't help but admit that it also likes to think of itself as Siri. When asked, "Are you Siri" the response is, funnily enough, "I ... more
With the release of the iPhone 5, some Apple fans are starting to get concerned with where Apple goes next with its smartphone. With the phone's size and display being arguably almost perfect, there doesn't seem like there's much the company can change in the upcoming versions. That's why former Apple advertising expert Ken Segall predicts that it is time for the iPhone to follow the path that was set out for it by the iPod.
Segall, who used to work for Apple overseeing the company's marketing efforts, says that ... more
Apple recently pulled a couple of apps from the App Store for violating clause 2.25, which prohibits any app from replicating the App Store's functionality by promoting or offering any apps for purchase other than your own, including AppShopper (which has since returned) and AppGratis. According to PocketGamer, Apple is expanding this clause to reject any app that offers app search features from third-party apps.
Apple will also reject apps that encourage recommendation sharing. One developer whose app did just that, told PocketGamer of their app being ... more
Fortune Magazine came out with its Fortune 500 list for 2012 today, a list that ranks the top 500 U.S. corporations based on their annual gross revenue. The famous listing reveals Apple to have jumped several spots this year, with the Cupertino company having gone from 11th to 6th spot, the first time the company has ever been in the list's top 10.
Apple is joined by giants such as the likes of Walmart in 1st and Exxon Mobil in 2nd. Microsoft also came in at 35th and Facebook ... more
If you’re a frequent traveler, you’ve probably found yourself in a hotel with free wired Internet access. While this is nice if you have a MacBook Pro sans Retina Display, you’re SOL if you have a MacBook Air or a Retina-equipped MacBook Pro. Sure, you could buy a Thunderbolt or
Back when the first jailbreak was announced I was pumped, but then immediately disappointed as my phone become less than stable, and crashed at the most inopportune times. I didn’t last a month without reverting back to a clean install of iOS. A lot has changed over the years. Jailbreaking