Posts Tagged ‘iphone’

Samsung Galaxy S III passes iPhone in popularity— but it may not last

November 8, 2012

It seems those snarky Samsung ads are working. According to data from Strategy Analytics, the Samsung Galaxy S III was the world’s hottest smartphone in the third quarter. The phone shipped 18 million units to the 16.2 million in shipments from Apple’s iPhone 4S.

Neil Shah, a senior Analyst at Strategy Analytics, said in a statement that it’s the first time that the Galaxy S III has taken the top spot in the market ,with 11 percent share overall.

Read more via Samsung Galaxy S III passes iPhone in popularity— but it may not last – The Washington Post.

How iOS 6 gives IT more control over iPhones and iPads

September 21, 2012

Yesterday, many of your users updated their iPhones and iPads with the iOS 6 update. More will do so in the coming days and their devices and/or iTunes alert them to the revised Apple mobile OS. Regardless of your official policy on mobile devices, iOS 6 is part of your business reality.

If you manage iOS devices, whether company-issued or BYOD, you’ll be happy to learn that Apple has added more IT management capabilities in iOS 6. You can expect mobile device management (MDM) vendors such as AirWatch, Fiberlink, Good Technology, and MobileIron to implement the same in their tools soon.

Read more via How iOS 6 gives IT more control over iPhones and iPads | Mobile Technology – InfoWorld.

Apple iPhone 5 vs. Samsung Galaxy S III: Specs Compared

September 13, 2012

The much anticipated Apple event has come and gone, leaving us with a number of new iPods, a revamp of iTunes, and, of course, the new Apple iPhone 5.

This is not the incremental upgrade we saw from the iPhone 4 to the 4S. No, this is a whole new beast, featuring a bigger display, faster processor, 4G LTE, and a number of other new upgrades. If those marquee features sound a bit familiar, it’s because many of them have been staples of top Android smartphones for some time now. So how does the new iPhone 5 stack up against our top-rated Android competitor, the Samsung Galaxy S III? Read on to find out.

Read more via Apple iPhone 5 vs. Samsung Galaxy S III: Specs Compared | News & Opinion |

iPhone Hype Hits Pre-Launch Frenzy

September 12, 2012

Apple is no stranger to much-hyped product releases, but Wednesday’s press event, where the company is expected to unveil the latest iPhone, has been the subject of some of the biggest buzz in the Apple’s recent history.

Mobile analyst predictions are mostly very bullish on the newest iPhone, stopping just short of saying the upgrade will singlehandedly lift the United States out of its financial crisis. J.P Morgan analysts have expressed the belief that strong sales could lift the national GDP. Other analysts believe Apple could sell 10 million new phones by the end of the month, as long as the supply chain can keep up with those heavy numbers, and that the company could add another 50 million iPhones by the end of the year.

Though rumors of a slimmer, more high-resolution display, an upgraded Siri and a new dock design are rampant, it’s unknown exactly how innovative a new iPhone can be, or if it will live up the hype. But even after early lackluster reactions to the press event for the 4S about a year ago, iPhones flew off shelves, setting up record sales numbers and quarterly profits along with stock market highs for the company.

That Apple enthusiasm could wane eventually in the crowded mobile marketplace, said Jeff Kagan, tech analyst and consultant, noting that Research In Motion’s BlackBerry and product offerings from Nokia and Motorola were once the belles of the ball.

“Until then, we can expect Apple and iPhone to continue being the hit of the party,” he told MacNewsWorld.

Read more via Technology News: iPhone: iPhone Hype Hits Pre-Launch Frenzy.

Apple legal win bumps up stock and, possibly, business

August 27, 2012

Apple’s legal patent victory against Samsung has already boosted the stock and paves the way for higher gains in market share for the next-generation iPhone, analysts say.

Apple shares are up about $14, or two percent, following the company’s legal win against Samsung last Friday.

On Friday, a jury found that Samsung had infringed on several mobile device patents owned by the iPhone maker, awarding Apple more than $1 billion in damages.

This morning’s jump pushed Apple’s stock to a new intraday high around $676 per share. On the flip side, the stock of Android OS maker Google dipped about 1.3 percent in morning trading to around $669.

Read more via Apple legal win bumps up stock and, possibly, business | Apple – CNET News.

Apples iPhone 5 Made of Metallic Glass and Arrives in October

April 20, 2012

Two interesting little rumours about the next generation of Apple‘s iPhone, what we assume will be called the iPhone 5.

The first is that it will be made, at least in part, of metallic glass.  The second is that it will arrive in October. Let’s deal with the easy one first, the arrival date. Rather than the previously assumed summer launch it will be later. The basic reason is that Qualcomm, makers of some of the necessary chips, cannot ramp up production fast enough, thus the delay.

The second is more complicated: metallic glass is an odd material and many will get this wrong. A possibly more accurate description would be glassy metal.

Read More via Apples iPhone 5 Made of Metallic Glass and Arrives in October – Forbes.