Yesterday’s Apple earnings call saw the company’s CEO Tim Cook indicating that mobile payments were indeed one of the driving forces behind the inclusion of Touch ID on the flagship iPhone 5s.
Monday’s earnings call revealed that Apple was expecting the iPhone 5c to sell better than it did in the United States. Apple CEO Tim Cook said sales growth for the iPhone was not as high as that of other countries, as Apple underestimated the demand for the company’s flagship iPhone 5s handset.
The Wall Street Journal reports Starwood Hotels & Resorts is debuting a new pilot program in two key locations in Manhattan and Silicon Valley that will allow guests to enter their rooms using their smartphones.
Reuters reports that Megafon, Russia’s second-largest wireless carrier, has reached a three-year deal with Apple to sell the iPhone in Russia.
Plummeting temperatures, snow and ice. Freeze your iPhone too, but in a classy way.
Although Apple hasn’t been interested in making any moves into the NFC payments arena, other companies are a little more pro-NFC, as Incipio and AT&T have partnered to produce the Cashwrap Mobile Wallet Case, an iPhone case that supports NFC and the Isis Mobile Wallet app.
You see a smartphone advertised as having 16GB of storage capacity, but when you check available space, right out of the box, you find that no smartphone actually delivers that much capacity.
Owners of Apple’s flagship iPhone 5s handset use significantly more data than iPhone 5 users gobbled last year – 20% more, says a new report from JDSU. The writer of the study calls it an “unprecedented increase” in uplink and downlink data demands.
Raise your hand if your iPhone has been randomly rebooting at least once a week since you updated to iOS 7. (Yup! Right here…) Well, there’s good news for users like us, as Apple reportedly has a fix in the works.
While smartphone markets in many countries are showing signs of slowing growth as the markets mature, China posted 79% growth in high-speed subscribers in the year 2013, with a total of 417 million users.
Apple is reportedly requiring that an anti-cloning provision be included in any patent settlement deal it makes with Samsung.
Apple is set to announce its quarterly earnings for fiscal Q1 2014 on January 27, 2014, so that means it’s the silly season for analysts to come out with their predictions about how many iPhones Apple sold last quarter.
Wallpaper Weekends is a series that works to bring you stunning, high quality wallpapers for your iPad, iPhone, and/or iPod Touch.
Alarmy – “The world’s most annoying alarm” – is free this weekend in the App Store. The app, which usually goes for $1.99, is designed to force you out of bed in the morning.
iPhone sales have begun at China Mobile today. The world’s largest carrier made a deal with Apple back in December 2013 to carry the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c on their wireless network.
Apple is set to debut in-store screen repair/replacement of iPhone 5c screens starting Monday, January, 20th. Fumble-fingered iPhone 5s users will have to wait awhile longer for the service.