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Apple Working on iPhone 6c 4-inch Smartphone
By Luke Jones on Monday March 30, 2015

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.

Apple Watch Edition: Get the Star Treatment
By Luke Jones on Monday March 30, 2015

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.

Apple Patent Adds Zoom Lens to Camera Module
By Luke Jones on Wednesday March 25, 2015

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.

Apple Working on Augmented Reality
By Luke Jones on Thursday March 19, 2015

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 TV Streaming Service Coming This Summer
By Luke Jones on Tuesday March 17, 2015

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.

Apple Has Sold 700 Million iPhones Since Launch
By Luke Jones on Wednesday March 11, 2015

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.

Is the Apple Watch a Game Changing Wearable?
By Luke Jones on Wednesday March 11, 2015

Apple gave its Apple Watch a full launch this week and also revealed the prices, list of apps, and the date when pre-orders will begin. With all that information in mind, it is worth asking the question, is the Apple Watch really the game changing smartwatch many thought it would be?

Apple Watch to Take 55% of Smartwatch Market Share
By Luke Jones on Monday March 09, 2015

Expectations for the Apple Watch have gone from modest to hugely optimistic, but one consensus seems to hold true, the device will sell well. In fact, no matter which research company you source, they all think the Apple Watch will become a defining wearable and the most successful so far too. Strategy Analytics has now added its own predictions and says that the Apple Watch will shift 15 million units through 2015.

Apple Tops Smartphone Market at Expense of Samsung
By Luke Jones on Thursday March 05, 2015

Another hint of Samsung's decline, further proof of the dominance of the iPhone 6, or just pure luck? It is probably a case of all three as Apple outsold Samsung around the world during the fourth quarter of 2014. It is the first time since 2011 that Cupertino has positioned itself as numero uno in the global smartphone market.

Apple Watch to Launch with 100,000 Apps
By Luke Jones on Wednesday February 25, 2015

Apple's first wearable, the Apple Watch, was announced back in September, but the company left plenty disappointed by saying the actual launch of the product would not happen until 2015. The actual launch date is still not clear, but it is expected for April and there were some good reasons why Apple waited. Chief among those was to allow develop interest to grow, a plan that seems to have worked.