Apple has huge success, stands atop the tech world, and then analysts get all worried and start spelling doom for the company. It is a cycle that has been playing out for years and now we are getting our first spot of doom mongering regarding the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Andy Perkins, an analyst from Societe Generale says an increase in sales of the older iPhone 5s could be worrying for the iPhone 6 range.
Good news for iPhone users on Sprint today as the Now Network has revealed that those rocking Apple's smartphones will now get free Wi-Fi calling. The third largest carrier in the United States says that an update will be rolling out to the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5s, and iPhone 5c during the next week.
The Apple Watch is getting ready to roll out to consumers, which means the reviews are coming in for Apple's first wearable. It is widely expected that the device will become the first smartwatch breakout sales success and will sell in millions of units. However, according to early reviews, the Apple Watch falls into the same problems of other smartwatches, you simply do not need this product like you do a smartphone or a tablet.
Apple had a blistering fourth quarter where records simply tumbled consistently. Of course, not that the iPhone 6 has been out in the wild for some time and other companies have launched smartphone flagships, it is expected that iPhone sales will decline. However, as has been the Apple way of late, the company is now predicted to best analyst predictions once again.
There have been growing rumors over the last week that Apple will launch three iPhone mobiles this year, an iPhone 7 (possibly iPhone 6s), iPhone 7 Plus, and a new small 4-inch handset. Unlike most iPhone rumors, this one seems a little more credible considering the iPhone 4c is now a couple of years old and is need of a refresh.
For a smartwatch, Apple's standard Apple Watch is pricey, but the Apple Watch Edition is on another level entirely, with a price tag starting at $10,000. So, what exactly do you get for that money? The same features and specs as the normal Apple Watch, but you also get premium materials such as 18k gold and leather. On top of that Apple has revealed more details about the Edition.
While Apple uses a relatively small 8 megapixel camera on its iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, but the shooter is among the best smartphone snappers on the market. The company takes the photography side of its handset seriously and is taking things a step further with a new patent. Apple applied for and was awarded a patent for a new type of mobile camera technology that would add a zoom lens to the module.
The argument about Apple's innovation (or lack of) in recent years will rage on; some think introducing 64-bit processing to smartphones, or adding a fingerprint scanner are signs of innovation, while others are looking for something more substantial. If you are in that latter group, you may be more convinced by Apple working on augmented reality, that's according to Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster.
Apple has long been reported to be serious about getting into the TV business. This goes beyond the company's Apple TV streaming box and will eventually lead to a full blown TV set from Cupertino. While that oft reported product is still firmly in the rumor bin, Apple has increased its TV aspirations today with its own TV streaming service.
The iPhone has been popular from day one, we all know that, and we all know that it is the most popular smartphone on the market, the launch of the iPhone 6 proved that. However, since the launch of the first iPhone way back when the smartphone idea was in its infancy, how well as the device performed? Well, we have some news of solid figures straight from Apple.