What is Apple's most disappointing product of recent years? No, we are not running a poll as we think it was the iPhone 5c, a solid enough smartphone that was actually a slap in the face. You see, Apple wanted to offer an affordable (we are using the terms as loosely as possible) smartphone so announced the funky and colorful 5c.
Apple will be sending out its latest software update in the form of iOS 8.4, which will be landing on devices from tomorrow (June 30th). Of course, Cupertino recently announced iOS 9, but that will not land until this fall, so build 8.4 is as new as it gets at the moment. The big news with this update is that it comes with Apple's own music streaming service, Apple Music, which was showcased at WWDC recently.
The Apple Watch admittedly doesn't bring much to the wearable market in terms of new technology, but the smartwatch is still marching towards being the most successful ever. It was widely accepted that Apple's first wearable would sell well and it seems as though the Apple Watch is just about keeping pace with estimates, although is slightly underperforming.
With the release of a new iPhone just a few months away, the rumour mill is cranking into action regarding what Apple's exact plans are for its market leading smartphone. However, while there are plenty of reports about the upcoming iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, what about going even further to next year's (2016) model, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus?
Apple always has bumper quarters, but the last two have been particularly special with the company smashing records during Q4 in 2014 and then easily besting its own personal numbers for the first quarter. Now analysts are saying Cupertino will continue its record breaking run by having a stellar second quarter too.
This is another fantastic week for Apple. The Apple Watch is selling well since being launched last Friday, while the company announced record first quarter revenues and profits on Tuesday. Now Cupertino has announced current adoption rates for its latest mobile operating system and the numbers are impressive.
As is usually the case at the start of a year, there was plenty of uncertainty surrounding Apple heading into the company's first quarter results. Of course, there wasn't really but after a record crushing fourth period of 2014 we have been treated to analyst predictions such as the Samsung Galaxy S6 eating into iPhone sales, profits possibly falling, and even that the Apple Watch would not strike a chord with consumers.
The Apple Watch has finally landed and is available in nine countries (good luck getting one though) and with the wearable the company has also opened the App Store for smart watches. Apple stores around the world are dealing with lines of customers waiting to get Apple's first ever wearable, but the devices are extremely scarce at this early stage.
While the smartphone world operates in an upgrade culture, there are still plenty of people rocking older handsets. This is even true with Apple's iPhone. Sure, the company has huge adoption rates to new builds of its software, but there are still some 100 million iPads and iPhones on less than iOS 7, which means the iPad 1, and everything before the iPhone 4s.
The Apple Watch has been available for pre-order since last Friday and we are now starting to see some raw data about Cupertino's first ever wearable. The device is expected to become comfortably the best-selling smartwatch so far, and according to Slice Intelligence, the Apple Watch is off to a good start.