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Kids debate: iPhone or Samsung

Apple and Samsung have been fierce competitors in the mobile space for some time with the flagship devices from both brands drawing constant comparisons. But which is better? In an effort to settle the debate once and for all, Business Insider took it upon themselves to ask the next-generation of smartphone owners which handset they’d prefer. The kids…

Report: Samsung to produce A9 processors for next iPhone

Samsung has won the contract to produce Apple’s next-generation A9 processors for future iPhones, reports Bloomberg. Previously, Apple had moved to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) for the majority of its chips in an effort to reduce its reliance on Samsung components. Today’s report corroborates previous rumors that Samsung would take on…

WSJ: Next iPhones to feature Force Touch screens, come in pink

Like the look of that Force Touch tech in Apple Watch’s screen and the newly-announced 12-inch MacBook’s trackpad? Well, the technology could also be coming to the iPhone, according to a report by The Wall Street Journal. In the report, it is revealed that Apple’s next-generation iPhone models will retain the 4.7- and 5.5-inch form factors but will gain…

Third party Apple Watch apps introduced in keynote

Kevin Lynch came on stage to demonstrate some of the first third party apps that will be available for Apple Watch. These have presumably been developed in Apple’s “secret lab,” where Apple has collaborated with developers to optimize and debug their apps, so they will be ready for launch. Instagram Instagram allows you to view photos, and like &…

Apple announces ResearchKit for medical research

In addition to HealthKit, which aims to sync health and fitness data between apps, John Williams (COO of Apple) described that they discovered a potential for medical research along the way. To address this, Apple is releasing ResearchKit, which allows medical researchers to create apps that can assist in medical research. As one example, Apple showed…

Apple announces 700 million iPhones sold, 49% year-over-year growth

At today’s Spring Forward event, Tim Cook announced that Apple has recently sold over 700 million iPhones. Along with this impressive number, it was revealed that the iPhone’s year-over-year growth is at 49%, compared to just 26% for the rest of the industry. Tim Cook also pointed out that the iPhone is the #1 selling smartphone in the world, with a 99%…

Phablets lead mobile growth, media consumption

Phablets are here to stay, according to new data from Flurry. The plus-sized smartphone form factor outpaced all other devices in usage growth year-over-year, gaining an incredible 148%. Thanks to the popularity of devices like the iPhone 6 Plus, usage of phablets has skyrocketed in the last year. Between January 2014 and January 2015, the device…

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…