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Samsung’s market share continues do drop in latest report

Published by on Dec 17th, 2014, 1 Comment

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Manufacturers were expecting smartphone sales to remain relatively flat in 2014 and completely flat in 2015. The former expectation has not realised, mostly because of the availability of many new cheaper devices on the market today.

In Q3 of 2014, smartphone sales jumped a massive 20% to 301 million units. The availability of the cheaper smartphones means that this growth came at the expense of feature phones, where sales slowed by about 25%. (more…)

Apple releases “Best of 2014″ lists on iTunes

Published by on Dec 9th, 2014, 1 Comment

Apple-Best142014 is on its back and it is the time of year where people start compiling “The best of”-lists. Apple has announced its favorite apps, music, movies, TV shows and books of the year on the iTunes Store. Each country receives its specific “best-of” category winners and if you are looking to buy the best apps, movies or music before 2015 arrives this will probably be your first stop. (more…)

Mark Zuckerberg thinks Apple products are too expensive

Published by on Dec 8th, 2014, 5 Comments

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If you thought that you were the only one that thought Apple products are too expensive, think again. It seems that Mr. Facebook himself, the one and only Mark Zuckerberg, shares your sentiments.

In a recent interview with Time magazine, the Facebook founder slammed Apple for their supposedly over-priced products. He was also straight to the point in this no holds barred interview.

The 30-year old also went on to ridicule Apple’s stance on free online services:

“A frustration I have is that a lot of people increasingly seem to equate an advertising business model with somehow being out of alignment with your customers…[sic] I think it’s the most ridiculous concept. What, you think because you’re paying Apple that you’re somehow in alignment with them? If you were in alignment with them, then they’d make their products a lot cheaper!” (more…)

Apple may release a 4-inch iPhone again… in 2015

Published by on Dec 5th, 2014, 2 Comments

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Is it just me, or does Apple not completely know what they want to do these days? Before the iPhone 6 was released, their mantra has been for years that “the phone needs to be the perfect size for one-handed use,” which in their eyes meant “4 inches at the most.” Then the iPhone 6 was released amidst a lot of pressure from fans, critics and investors alike saying that the market has moved on to larger screens.

Now we get some rumours that Apple may be back-tracking a bit in terms of the perfect screen size. Was 4-inches the perfect size, which we saw on the iPhone 5? (more…)

Future iPhones to feature drop protection glass

Published by on Dec 4th, 2014, 2 Comments

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Apple’s investment in bringing sapphire technology to the iPhone proves that the company is interested in improving the durability of its smartphone lineup. Surely the company’s plans came to an abrupt after the whole GT Advanced fiasco, but that isn’t the only case where we’ve seen Cupertino bet its cards on durability. (more…)

Apple may discontinue iPhone 5c

Published by on Nov 27th, 2014, 3 Comments

iphone5cApple tried something different in 2013, but instead of listening to consumers and making their screens bigger, Apple introduced a budget iPhone – the iPhone 5c. The Cupertino based company isn’t really one to admit defeat but you could say the the iPhone 5c is an exception. Tim Cook has admitted in the past that the phone has not met sales expectations in 2013 which left Apple with a ton of inventory. Is it the end of the road for the iPhone 5c? (more…)

Apple may dump Google as Safari’s default search engine

Published by on Nov 26th, 2014, No Comments

apple-vs-googleApple and Google have had a long standing partnership where Apple piggy-backed off of Google’s map and search functions. Since iOS 7 we have seen Apple introduce their own mapping software (which has come a long way since its disastrous debut) but Safari has always used Google as its default search engine. The partnership is due to expire early in 2015 and Apple has not yet made it known whether or not they are going to stick with Google. Music to Microsoft’s and Yahoo’s ears… (more…)

Guess how much Apple is worth now…

Published by on Nov 26th, 2014, No Comments

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How much would you say Apple Inc. is worth? A few billion? A few hundred billion? Why not consider the fact that a relatively new company, namely Uber, is currently valued at an estimated $17 billion. Do you have an idea now? Not? Well let me enlighten you.

On Tuesday, Apple Inc. (AAPL), reached an incredible milestone in the company’s 38-year history. The Cupertino company’s market valuation surpassed a whopping $700 billion.

Yes, you read that right, $700 billion.

On Tuesday, Apple’s stock prices had reached over $119.65 – a feat that we last saw in 2012 when Apple’s stock prices peaked.  (more…)

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