TmoNews reports that you’ll be able to get either of Apple’s latest iPhones, the 5s or 5c for $0 down during the three-day Black Friday weekend.
Research firm Kantar Worldpanel reports the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c accounted for 76% of new smartphones sold in Japan in the month of October. That includes a whopping 61% of phones sold by the country’s largest wireless provider, NTT DoCoMo.
In the wake of reports of improved supplies of the iPhone 5s at Apple retail stores comes news on the reason for the improvement. Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn has reportedly dedicated 100 assembly lines to the popular handset, and is now operating 24-hours a day.
Western Digital has released a new version of its WD SmartWare hard drive software after numerous reports of data loss on Western Digital drives running under OS X Mavericks came to light.
“Live Video, Twitter-like app” Hang With (Hang W/) just received it’s official bump to version 2.0 with full iOS 7 design, and a couple fun tricks up it’s sleeve.
Good Ole’ Mr. Schmidt is at it again, claiming that Android is clearly dominating Apple with 80% of the mobile smartphone market (which is only marginally true at best) and claiming Android is more intuitive than Apple. He even went so far as to write a guide for how to switch from the iPhone to Android, naming several phones which he called “better” in the iPhone in the process.
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas to Debut on iOS in December – Will Feature iOS 7 Game Controller Support
Rockstar Games has announced that Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, one of the company’s big hits on the PS2, is headed to iOS and other mobile devices in December. It will also feature Made for iOS controller capability on iOS7.
Apple’s App Store search tool has reportedly received an update designed to return more accurate results when users fat-finger their search terms or app names. The changes were put into production “a few weeks ago,” according to TechCrunch.
Supplies of the iPhone 5s are improving, and according to a new survey of 60 U.S. Apple stores by Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster, supplies are now approaching demand levels, with 90% of model/location combinations currently showing as available.
Samsung, who, following a ruling last year that the South Korean company had copied elements of the iPhone, was ordered last week to pay $290 million in damages to Apple, filed a motion to delay any payment to Apple, requesting a reevaluation of the validity of patent No. 7,844,915 covering Apple’s “pinch-to-zoom“ gestures.
Apple Retail Stores Initiative is Paying Off – They Now Rack Up 11% of U.S. Smartphone Sales, 25% of iPhone Sales
A recent survey shows that Apple’s recent initiative to sell more iPhones in the Apple retail stores may be paying off. The survey, conducted by Consumer Intelligence Research Partners, shows the Apple Store now holds an 11% share of the U.S. retail phone market and also accounts for roughly 25% of all iPhone sales.
Apple has posted a job listing on its website for a Payments Software Engineer that will “help build a next generation payment platform.” Apple says the payment system will “push the boundaries in new markets for Apple Retail.”
The first batch of “Made for iPhone” hearing aids are set to debut. The new hearing aids will allow users to connect their earpieces directly to their iPhone without the need for any intermediary transmitters.
Fantastical, the natural language event/reminder app for the Mac, has been updated by developer Flexbits. Along with performance improvements and the usual bug fixes, reminders with due times have also been added.
Apple has confirmed that it will offer Black Friday deals both online and in its retail stores. The confirmation came in its Australian online store.
An Apple spokesperson confirmed Sunday that the company has purchased Israeli firm PrimeSense in a deal rumored to be worth $360 million.