When Apple releases a new iPhone the launch windows is big, as in really big. In tech, no company does it quite like Apple and the no company can compare to the kinds of figures Cupertino achieves over a launch window, or indeed beyond
Look away now Android fans because Apple has released data showing the adoption levels of last year's iOS 7 and as you can imagine the numbers put Cupertino's great mobile OS rival to shame.
If you have been following the mobile tech news over recent weeks then you probably (like the rest of us) know plenty about the upcoming iPhone 6. You will know that Apple's next smartphone flagship will come with a 4.7-inch screen, you will know it is taller, thinner, and more rounded than the iPhone 5s, and you will know that it could well be accompanied by a larger iPhone phablet.
It's time to rub your chin and let out an interested hum as Apple's wearable plans seem to be getting just a little clearer. The company has been extremely tight lipped about its ambitions in this growing market, but Cupertino has now employed Patrick Pruniaux, TAG Heuer's sales and retail VP. In other words
Leaks for the upcoming iPhone 6 has been more like a raging torrent than a tricking stream as something new crops up daily. We know just about everything there is to know about Apple's iPhone 6, from its (admittedly) rumoured specs to its design. The guys and gals over at 9to5Mac have turned up another good look at the design language being employed on the new iPhone with a detailed look at the display cover.
There is a genuine worry among Apple stockholders that the company is losing ground to Google. Speaking to several sources in Apple over the last few months I have learned that Tim Cook's position as CEO of the brand is possibly under serious threat over the next year.
Apple is expected to release the iPhone 6 in two different sizes later this fall, but only one of those new iPhone styles will have the coveted Optical Image Stabilization feature, according to new unsettling reports from people who claim to be in the know.
Apple wants Siri to be the way that people across the world communicate with their smartphones, and it can't do that if the app isn't available in every language. To that end, The company has posted several job listing looking for experts in natural language recognition and engineers who are "Experts in foreign languages." The languages Apple hopes to eventually enhance or add include: Norwegian, Turkish, Danish, Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese, Swedish, Dutch, Thai, and Russian. Users should not expect to see the fruits of these labors bear in time for the release of iOS 8 this fall, but it's good to know Apple is strengthening its voice command search system.
Amazon Instant Video offers users a chance to view some videos in an ad-supported format. Amazon had previously stated that it had no desire to break from its paid streaming services and create an ad-support format a la Hulu, but the company has slightly changed its tune.
App developers commonly entice users to tap a button within their app or game that will post on Facebook and reward the user with in-game perks. Apple has instituted new rules that will effectively put an end to the practice.