Apple continues to rule the smartphone sales roost, as their iPhone 5s and its lower-price sibling the iPhone 5c, took two of the top three sales slots at every major U.S. wireless carrier for the third month straight.
Apple has watched its smartphone market share in China more than double following the debut of the iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s. Apple’s market share rose from just under 5% to 12%.
Samsung has lost a bid to ban sales of older models of Apple’s iPhone and iPad in South Korea. A court dismissed a lawsuit Samsung had filed, that claimed the American company had infringed on three of Samsung’s patents.
In the wake of the death of a 15-year-old Pegatron worker, Apple dispatched its own medical experts to the site in question to conduct an investigation, and has found that the boy’s death was not due to working conditions at the plant.
Apple supplier Pegatron is once more under scrutiny, following the unexplained deaths of “at least five” workers. One of the deaths was that of a 15-year-old boy, who was one year under the legal age for workers in China.
Apple TV viewers will awake this morning to the pleasant sight of another batch of channels having been added to their favorite little square hockey puck.
Remember the Apple Store Specialist at the store in Vancouver with the unfortunate name of “Sam Sung”? It seems he’s no longer with the company, having left for a job with a corporate recruiting firm.
Gene Munster, analyst with Piper Jaffray, has regularly tested and rated Siri’s accuracy in correctly interpreting and answering queries. He has released his latest version of the Siri “report card,” and he says Siri has improved under iOS 7.
If you’re looking for an iPhone 5s for that special someone on your gift list, and need to have it shipped, Apple’s online store has good news for you.
U.S. contract-free wireless carriers Straight Talk Wireless and NET10 Wireless will be offering Apple’s iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c on their networks as of Friday, December 13th. The phones will be available at Walmart stores.
Data from app discovery services Appsfire and AppShopper indicate that Apple’s App Store in the U.S. has reached the one million live apps milestone.
It seems that either Apple has caught up with demand for the iPhone 5s, or demand for the handset has slowed enough for Apple to catch up, as a new survey of the company’s retail stores finds that all models are in stock at all locations.
The Wall Street Journal reports Apple has joined a group of technology companies, which includes Microsoft, Google, and Yahoo, in publishing an open letter to President Obama and members of congress in which they urge them to reform government surveillance tactics.
Apple has announced that it will be participating in the “Hour of Code” initiative this Wednesday, and will offer free workshops in its U.S. retail stores to introduce students to computer programming.
The Wall Street Journal reports China Mobile has announced it will begin taking preorders for the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c this Thursday, December 12th. Preorders will be taken via the company’s website, and at some of its locations in Shanghai.
As of Friday, Apple has been honoring the late South African President and anti-apartheid activist Nelson Mandela, who passed away late last week at the age of 95.