Apple recorded some pretty stellar financial results last month when the company revealed that record amounts of iPhones had been sold, while Cupertino's Mac business grew too. With profit and revenue soaring, it is easy to focus on what's going right over at Apple, but we also shouldn't ignore what is going wrong. Talking about the iPad at the moment is addressing the elephant in the room at Apple.
Apple today revealed that some iPhone 5 units have been suffering battery issues of late, where the power pack "may suddenly experience shorter battery life or need to be charged more frequently." Cupertino's response has been rapid as the company has now opened up an iPhone 5 battery replacement program for those affected by the issue.
Apple has always done a decent job of defying the ethos that says more RAM and higher numbered specs are better. For example, the iPad Air has just 1GB of RAM, while even basic Android slates pack at least 2GB. However, you would not notice a difference between the performance on the Air or on a high end Android tablet, such is the solid performance of Apple's product.
ComScore's usage and market share data revealed yesterday that Android continued to be the number one platform in the mobile world. Google's OS beat out Apple's iOS by 9% of the market, but while the platform is thriving, what do last quarter's results mean for manufacturers. Of course, Android and to an extend iOS are spread through multiple devices, so how are the OEM's fairing?
Apple and Samsung have decided to let bygones be bygones outside of the United States as the two companies settled their court differences.
Apple and Google are locked in a number of mobile wars, such as platform and even smartphones, with Android typically besting Apple's iOS with its sheer availability. However, one area where Android has failed to defeat Apple is in terms of monetizing apps, and Cupertino's App Store has just recorded its best ever month just to make the point.
Speculation may be in the air as to what iPhones Apple will launch this year, but we now know the date when we will find out about at least one of them. Cupertino has scheduled a press event that will take place on September 9th and is almost certainly to launch the iPhone 6.
It has been oddly quiet on the iPhone 6 front of late, which means one of two things. Either the launch date is imminent and all that is left are the semantics, or the production process has hit a snag.
Apple's third quarter financial results arrived earlier this week and were extremely positive for the company as it recorded growth in iPhone and Mac sales and a bump in profit.
Apple has revealed its third quarter earnings and once again it has been an impressive three months for the company. Cupertino has seen growth in almost all areas of revenue and sales, while the results have once again confounded analyst predictions.