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
The lazy man's version of Netflix just got lazier with version 4.1 of the iOS app. The update brings with it the ability to auto-play episodes of TV, movie recommendations, and enhanced second screen options.
I refer to the iOS version as the "lazy man's Netflix", as the only time I ever use it is when I'm too lazy to get out of bed to go to my full-sized TV, so rather I stay and watch it on my iPhone or iPad. With this new update, Netflix takes the "post-play" ... 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
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
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
Something is wrong with my homescreen. No it's not cracked or sporting some godawful wallpaper, it has been overrun by third-party apps.
So why is this a bad thing? Isn't having the best selection of apps, not just quantity but quality, the biggest iOS advantage?
Undoubtedly it is, but my homescreen being taken over by third-party apps is a signal, a flashing neon sign that tells me something is wrong here.
Let be me clear, I love third-party apps, Mailbox, Fantastical, Tempo, Yahoo! Weather, Google Maps, Simplenote and Clear... more
ETrade Supply is definitely in the know when it comes to rumored Apple products. The electronics supply company was the first to show real images of the iPhone 5, and more recently has managed to get its hands on some iPhone 5S parts, like the FaceTime camera and the front and back panels. Now ETrade Supply is "confirming" that the lower-cost iPhone model does exist and Apple will be releasing it this year.
And, that's it. Unfortunately, ETrade Supply hasn't managed to actually get its hands on any parts ... more
It's been a great week with a lot of great new apps hitting the marketplace. We've got a few new ones for you this week. If you’re concerned about network quality we have an iPhone app for you. We have a light and less extensible version of Status Board for the iPad. A beloved iOS podcast app comes to the Mac, in beta. Our web app is a dead simple to-do list. Our game of the week is a follow up from the makers of “You Don’t Know Jack.”
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Google Glass may turn out being just as functional when paired with an iPhone as it is when paired with an Android. Google has told Tech Crunch, that text messaging and navigation support for Glass, currently Android exclusives, will soon make their way to iPhone users, as well as for users of any other type of phone.
Currently, Glass requires the MyGlass companion app for Android in order to use navigation and text messages. This is because Glass itself doesn't include its own GPS, or even its own data ... more
The iPhone's camera comes in handy when you least expect it to, like taking a picture of your mom's apple pie recipe because you're too lazy to write it down, or taking a picture of a bank statement so you don't have to bring the paper with you. With StandScan Pro you can scan these types of things instead of taking grainy, often cut off images of these types of things.
StandScan Pro is the perfect device to turn your iPhone into a professional scanner. There's no software to download, ... 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