While iOS 7 faced a fair amount of criticism after it was revealed, mostly due to the new flatter design that abandons many of the design elements of previous versions, it has nevertheless been extremely popular among Apple’s customers. In fact, iOS 7 is now officially running on 74% of all iPhones, iPads, and iPod touches!
Articles by J. Glenn Künzler
The results of comScore’s monthly rolling survey of U.S. mobile phone users for the August-September 2013 period has been released, and it shows Apple’s share of the smartphone market rising to 40.6%, while Android took 51.8% of the pie.
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Alleged images of another iOS 7 compatible game controller for the iPhone has hit the net. The MFi (Made for iPhone) controller is said to be from computer peripheral manufacturer Razer, and was leaked on Twitter by @evleaks, a reliable supplier of past leaked images.
If you were planing on buying some holiday music via iTunes, or an app on your iOS device or Mac, you may run into a snag. Users are reporting that they’re receiving error messages when attempting to log into their accounts using their Apple ID.
AT&T has announced the debut of its Mobile Share Value plans, which it says will offer customers more savings and will provide contract options including no annual service contracts.
Investor Carl Icahn – he of the activist investor bent – has filed paperwork to ask Apple shareholders to recommend a $50 billion share repurchase to Apple’s board.
Voice dictation – which, for those of you not familiar, translates your spoken voice into text to save your fingers from typing – has been around on OS X since the release of OS X Mountain Lion. But with OS X Mavericks, Apple has made the feature even better by adding one simply feature: The ability to use dictation offline!
Apple has already told the world that their shiny new black aluminum trash can Mac Pro will officially go on sale sometime in December – but now that December has arrived, there’s still no sign of official sales at the Apple Online Store or Apple’s retail stores. A German Apple retailer claims to offer a clue regarding the launch.
Just one week after its release in September, iOS 7 was generating more than 51% of all iOS-based web traffic in North America. Now, a little over two months later, the adoption rate for iPhone devices has surpassed 74%, and for iPad has hit just under 64%.
Mobile Unlocked has a nice little interactive tool on their site that shows what the contract-free price is for an iPhone 5s around the globe. It displays the costs in actual costs, and as a percentage of average annual income.
Google is reportedly preparing for a beta release of a toolkit to aid developers in creating native Chrome apps for mobile platforms such as iOS.
Roughly two weeks after releasing the second developer beta of OS X 10.9.1 to members of their Mac Developer Program, Apple has already seeded a third 10.9.1 beta. The update bears a build number of 13B40 – 5 builds newer than the previous seed.
A China Mobile subsidiary in Suzhou opened reservations for Apple’s iPhone 5s and 5c on Monday, lending further credence to reports that the world’s largest wireless network is about to introduce the popular smartphones to its users.
A man found trespassing on Apple’s “Spaceship” Campus 2 construction site has been charged with burglary after being found with copper pipes and wiring that had been removed from the buildings.
Apple has acquired social analytics firm Topsy in a deal worth over $200 million. Topsy is a social search and analytics firm partnered with Twitter in order to maintain an index of Tweets as far back as 2006.