Although Apple likes to publicly claim otherwise, Apple conducts consumer research to better understand consumer tastes and preferences. In 2010 Apple conducted one such study; Apple wanted to know why people buy Android over iPhone, and it may surprise you what Apple found.
Before we delve into the study, let’s [...]Read More »
While Microsoft goes after competitors to get patent licensing agreements, Apple is notorious for not licensing its technology to anyone but instead looking to shut them out the market. As it turns out, Samsung was an exception.
You see Apple and Samsung have a multi-billion dollar buyer-supplier relationship. Every year [...]Read More »
Apple has sold more smartphones in six months than Samsung has sold in two years… in the United States
We may be tired of Apple vs Samsung but the courtroom battle between the two is a continual source of otherwise secret information. One such information are detailed statistics on the exact number of devices Apple and Samsung have sold over the years in the United States. And this info [...]Read More »
As smartphone wars continue, on the field and in the courtroom, the contest worldwide seems to have already been won by Android. The International Data Corporation, aka IDC, has released a Q2 2012 study on smartphone global marketshare and has found Android and iOS consist of 85% of all [...]Read More »
If device thickness is an important factor for you, then iPhone 5 may be the one for you. Chinese blog Apple.pro is reporting that Apple Daily, a Taiwan paper, has published a report on the iPhone 5. That report includes specifics on the final physical measurements of the iPhone [...]Read More »
The iPad has been a huge success since it was introduced in 2010. In an attempt to carve out a similar but non-competing market, other manufacturers starting creating 7 inch tabs (primarily Samsung, who can be credited with creating this niche, with Amazon and Google following suit later). Apple has [...]Read More »
Jonathan Ive is the SVP of Industrial Design aka chief product designer at Apple. He is one of the major creative forces behind Apple products such as the iPhone, iPad, MacBook Air, and iPod. Ive recently dropped a few bombshells while speaking at the British Business conference happening in London. [...]Read More »
Google’s YouTube app has been a staple on the homescreens of iOS devices around the world. Not anymore. Continuing its anti-Google stride and following up on the removal of Google Maps from iOS 6, Apple has announced the YouTube app will no longer come preinstalled on devices running iOS 6; [...]Read More »
In terms of global browser usage, Google Chrome surpassed Firefox in December 2011 and beat Internet Explorer 8 in January 2012 but still had less market share than the total Internet Explorer family combined. Now, according to StatCounter, Chrome commands one-third of the global browser market (33.81%), making it [...]Read More »
Mat Honan, a tech journalist for Wired, has had his iPhone, iPad, and MacBook Air remotely wiped. Not only that but his Gmail was hacked which eventually lead to Gizmodo‘s Twitter account being taken over for a few minutes. How did this all happen? By Apple Support giving [...]Read More »
Apple rumors never cease to exist and the iPad Mini has been getting more than its fair share in the past few months. Now another rumor has hit the Internet, this time in the form of images.
Photos have been posted to a Sina Weibo account (Sina Weibo is the [...]Read More »
Samsung was working on iPhone-like designs before the iPhone was released in 2007 [Apple vs Samsung]
Apple has repeatedly accused Samsung of copying Apple designs, hardware and software alike. And Apple isn’t the only one. Samsung Galaxy S was my first Android device (second smartphone device, first was a Windows Mobile) and back then even I moaned about how closely Samsung’s device, in physical design and [...]Read More »
Holly Lisle is an independent author that publishes online writing guides, which she sells on Amazon, iTunes, and presumably other eBook stores. Or, at least she used to in the case of iTunes. Lisle is reporting Apple has banned her How To Think Sideways Lesson 6: How To Discover (Or [...]Read More »
It looks like the education sector wants to get in on the patent war fun. A Taiwanese university, National Cheng Kung University, has filed a lawsuit claiming Apple is fringing on its patents with Siri. Specifically, the university asserts Apple’s Siri infringes on two voice recognition voice-to-text patents held by [...]Read More »
iPhone 5 and iPad Mini will be announced September 12, go on sale September 21 according to a new rumor
A previous rumor claimed the iPhone 5 will be released on September 21, 2012. A new rumor now backs up that speculation.
According to “sources who have proven accurate in the past”, iMore is reporting the iPhone 5 and iPad Mini plus a redesigned iPod Nano and iPod Touch will [...]Read More »
There have been countless iPhone 5 rumors, including some that supposedly showed the finalized version of the iPhone 5. Now we have images of what appears to be a real iPhone 5.
iLab Factory got its hands on alleged iPhone 5 parts, assembled them, and provided us with handy photos [...]Read More »
Apple proves it didn’t copy Sony, judge won’t let Samsung use “Apple-copied-Sony” evidence [Apple vs Samsung]
So you thought Apple copied Sony, eh? Yeah, well, so did I. The truth is, Apple didn’t. Or at least Apple didn’t according to court documents it has filed in the on going Apple vs Samsung battle.
Not surprisingly, Apple filed a motion to suppress Samsung’s Apple-copied-Sony evidence. As reported [...]Read More »
Apple vs Samsung is raging, as is Microsoft vs Motorola. Time to open a new front in the war of smartphones: Android vs Micro-ple.
Eastman Kodak Co., once a booming photography company, is filing for bankruptcy. As part of the bankruptcy proceedings, Kodak is sell 1,100 patents it owns. On [...]Read More »
Earlier this month we learned Android comprises of roughly 50% of smartphone sales in Q2 2012; and, last year we learned Samsung is the new leader in smartphones, snatching the spot for #1 smartphone maker from Apple. So it shouldn’t be very surprising when I tell you Apple and Samsung [...]Read More »
We have heard plenty of iPhone 5 rumors. An Asian accessories manufacturer leaked that iPhone will be launched on September 21, 2012. Now another Chinese accessories maker is providing another Apple teaser; this time it is photos of what might be a real, finalized iPhone 5.
Coolzonepda.com.cn has posted photos [...]Read More »
Gearing up for battle, Samsung is prepared to use Apple against itself. In contrast, Apple is prepared to use Google, Samsung, and external designers against Samsung. Apple is alleging Samsung was warned by multiple parties that Samsung products related too closely to Apple’s iPhone and iPad.
As per Apple’s trial [...]Read More »
Apple vs Samsung is set to go to court in the USA on Monday. Apple is taking Samsung to court for patent infringement and copying Apple designs. Based on court filings, it has emerged one of the ways Samsung will defend itself is by using Apple’s own medicine against it: [...]Read More »
As reported earlier, Apple has recently issued its Q3 2012 financial statements. Buried inside all the details, there is one number that especially stands out — the 18 million iPads Apple sold. It isn’t entirely clear what portion of the 18 million are new iPad sales and what portion are [...]Read More »
In the seemingly never ending battle, a new development has emerged in Apple vs Samsung: Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 7.7 has been banned throughout the European Union.
A German court has ruled Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 infringes on Apple drawings from 2004. As such, the Galaxy Tab 7.7 is considered to [...]Read More »
There are many office apps on iOS, allowing users to view and edit office documents (DOCs, PPTs, XLSs, etc.), but none of them are official Microsoft Office apps. What would you give to get an official Microsoft Office app on iOS? What if I told you there is mounting evidence [...]Read More »
Who has three letters in its name and just brought down the hammer on pretty much every company in the mobile device industry? No, it isn’t Apple. Or Google. Or Microsoft. Or Samsung. Or [insert name here]. That would be NTP my friends.
NTP Inc. is a patent “holding” company [...]Read More »
day hour, another iPhone 5 rumor. This time the rumor is about the release date of the sixth iteration of Apple’s world famous iPhone.
According to a French blog App4phone.fr, the much-awaited iPhone 5 will be released on September 21, 2012. App4phone.fr is getting its information from the [...]Read More »
Throw away all your accessories: iPhone 5 will have a new 19-pin port, headphone jack will be moved to the bottom
Rumors of Apple products never seem to cease, do they. Well, at least not this particular rumor. Earlier this summer there were reports Apple would be modifying the 30-pin connector port on the iPhone. Now Reuters is more or less confirming the rumor stating Apple plans on introducing a new [...]Read More »
Apple has sold millions of… oh sh!t, wrong company. Hang on let me fix that. Samsung has sold over 10 million (yes, that is 10,000,000) Samsung Galaxy S III devices since it was released less two months ago on May 28.
Samsung CEO had predicted the Galaxy S3 would hit [...]Read More »
Advertising is a strong source of revenue for many digital products, may that be blogs, online magazines and newspapers, or apps. So it goes without saying publishers (websites owners, app developers, etc.) want to be able to monetize the best possible way they can. According to a study conducted by [...]Read More »
In the patent world there are some patents, called FRAND patents, that are considered to be industry standard. These patents, decided upon by standard setting bodies, must be fairly licensed to all interested parties. Google, the parent company of Motorola Mobility who owns quite a few FRAND patents, is now [...]Read More »
In the ongoing drama that is Apple vs Samsung, after ruling Samsung did not copy Apple because Galaxy Tabs are not as “cool” as the iPad, UK’s Judge Colin Birss has ordered Apple to run Samsung ads as a way to counteract any impressions that Samsung is copying the iPad.[...]Read More »
Yesterday we introduced Apple’s first iPad prototype 2002. Want to know how it compares to 2011′s iPad2? Yeah, so do we… which is why we have provided you with comparison shots below (note: we did not snap those images ourselves):
As you can see, the 2002 iPad prototype is taller [...]Read More »
What will Apple’s next iPhone, iPhone 5, comprise of? Quoting an unnamed trusted source, BGR ‘confirms’ the next iPhone will have 4G LTE, 1GB RAM, and built-in NFC.
The revelations, if you can call them that, by BGR aren’t all too surprising. Looking at leading Android handsets, an iPhone 5 [...]Read More »