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Apple bested Samsung in smartphone sales for Q4 2014

Apple surpassed Samsung in terms of smartphone sales in the fourth quarter of 2014 to become the number one smartphone vendor. Samsung had previously held the top spot since 2011. According to the numbers from Gartner, shown below, Apple narrowly edged Samsung out of first place with sales of 74.8 million to Samsung’s 73 million. Apple also claims a…

New Steve Jobs biography announced with fantastic reviews

Many have written books that claim to describe Steve Jobs, who many wish to better understand. The most famous may be Walter Isaacson’s “Steve Jobs,” which has taken some serious heat from those who knew Jobs best (Jony Ive’s “regard couldn’t be any lower.”). Another critic of the book has been John Gruber of Daring Fireball, who announced a new flavor of…

Apple invites developers to test apps on Apple Watch

We’re now potentially less than two months away from the release of the Apple Watch. Since its unveiling in September, we’ve come to learn more and more about what it will be capable of. But as with the iPhone, the Apple Watch will also allow for third-party applications and interactions. Apple released the Apple Watch software development kit (SDK) and…

Tim Cook speaks on Apple’s success in China

China’s growing middle class is noted as an opportunity for growth in many industries. If you remember about a year ago, many were saying that Apple should make a cheaper iPhone to compete in China. When iPhone 5c was announced,  those people were generally disappointed with the repackaged iPhone 5′s chances in China. Now the top smartphone vendor in…

Apple: The first $700 billion company. Ever.

Apple just became the world’s first $700 billion company ever. Apple’s shares climbed 1.9% today to $120.02 and made it the first company to finish a day of trading with a valuation of $700 billion (in fact, it was over $705 billion). In nominal terms, that makes Apple the largest company ever. While Apple’s stock has traded above the $700b line…

Apple has consequences for iOS accessory companies

According to 9to5Mac, Apple is tightening its policies in regard to accessory manufacturers. Four immediate sources have informed the site that Apple talked to accessory makers before the announcement of iPhone 6, with a proposed agreement. In an effort to stop the seemingly inevitable surge of leaks that come every year, Apple gave vendors an option…

Analyst: iPhone 6s will have improved Touch ID for safer Apple Pay

Ming-Chi Kuo is known for his Apple predictions. As an analyst with KGI Securities, it’s part of his job to make realistic estimates about the future of Apple. Most recently, Kuo predicted that Apple would sell 73 million iPhones in their last quarter, which was proven to be pretty accurate in Apple’s earnings call. With supply chain connections, Kuo…