Users have been able to run Firefox on Android for some time, but those on Apple's iOS have been waiting for the browser to land on that platform. Mozilla has been running a beta app on iOS recently and now the company has officially rolled out Firefox for the platform, meaning iPhone and iPad users can now use the browser.
Apple launched the iPad Pro today and CEO Tim Cook took the time to offer a dig at the Pro's biggest rival, Microsoft. Speaking Philosophical Society at Trinity College in Ireland, Cook gave a timely assessment of Microsoft's Surface Book, a laptop/tablet that Redmond launched last month.
Apple's giant iPad Pro is now available to buy the United States. The 12.9-inch slate is Apple's most decked out tablet and is the company's take on a true PC alternative. Launched two months ago, the iPad Pro is now available in a number of configuration and with optional accessories such as the Smart Keyboard and Apple Pencil.
The Apple Watch is a solid piece of kit, and it has become comfortably the biggest selling smartwatch on the market. However, it is probably not the seismic shift in the market that we expected it to be and in terms of some areas (health and fitness) there are more robust wearable options. Apple is definitely interested in the health sector though and Tim Cook says the company is working on an FDA approved product that is not a smartwatch.
We are still awaiting an official announcement from Apple regarding the launch date of the iPad Pro, the tablet that was unveiled two months ago. While Cupertino is staying quiet, Sam's Club has opened its doors for pre-orders of the slate, saying that it will launch on November 13th. That is still not an official date, but the retailer seems to have let the proverbial cat out of the bag.
Apple says that adoption rates of iOS 9 are progressing well and the company says it is the fastest growing operating system build in its history. The iPhone manufacturer says that 66 per cent of all compatible devices are now running iOS 9, including iOS 9.1 which has been recently rolled out by Apple.
Apple's last iPhone launch event was a blockbuster affair. Smartphones, tablets, and even pencils flew were introduced, but there was one much rumored product that was missing. Cupertino had been widely tipped to be launching an iPhone 6c, a sequel to the iPhone 5c that offers consumers a chance to have an affordable Apple handset.
The Public Beta of iOS 9.2 has been made available to everyone by Apple, or at least those who have a compatible iPhone that is. The days of betas being solely for developers has long gone, and if you so choose you can check out build 9.2 of Apple's iOS platform, although it is worth remembering that this is not the finished and polished version that will be rolled out over the air in the coming weeks.
Despite Apple's third quarter iPhone sales falling below analyst predictions the company still shifted vastly more units compared to last year and CEO Tim Cook is in bullish mood. He said that Apple continues to steal consumers from Android and the company reported that its expansion in China and Taiwan is going extremely well.
It seems as though Apple is having a typical "s" year. When the company launches an iPhone with an s at the end of the title there is usually a levelling out of sales, which in turn usually leads to plenty of doom mongering that Apple has topped out. It is happening again as Apple released its third quarter financials that showed that iPhone sales fell below analyst expectations.