The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus aren't selling as well relative to other Apple models as their predecessors did, according to new data from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP).
Smartphone vendors shipped 292 million units in the first quarter of 2016, according to TrendForce, marking a 1.3 percent dip year over year and an 18.6 percent sequential drop from the typically busy holiday quarter.
It's no secret that Swift has quickly gained traction as an effective programming language for Apple's operating systems, and now that it is open source speculation has grown that Google may use it as a primary language for Android. While that may seem counterintuitive, Swift boasts an impressive developer community, and Swift for Android could help developers keep their costs down if versions for Android and iOS evolve hand-in-hand.
Apple has created "a secret team" tasked with considering changes to its App Store, according to a Bloomberg report. Among other ideas, the group is exploring a paid search model that would enable publishers to have their apps appear at the top of search results based on keywords customers use to search for titles. Roughly 100 employees are reportedly working on the project.
The Senate Intelligence Committee delivered a draft of a long-awaited encryption bill, setting the stage for another high-profile debate pitting national security against consumer privacy. And it came just as California legislators killed a similar effort.
It appears that Apple is adding support for WebRTC to WebKit, the engine that powers its Safari browser. The company updated its WebKit website to add WebRTC to a list of features that are "in development."
The FBI paid professional hackers a one-time fee to unlock a San Bernardino terrorist's iPhone rather than employing the Israeli firm Cellebrite, according to a Washington Post report.
Apple is expected to face tougher conditions in the wearable device market in 2016, with an analyst at investment bank KGI Securities forecasting sales of the Apple Watch will fall by at least a quarter year-on-year.
The Apple Watch has had an underwhelming first year, according to new data from the advertising technology company Fluent. Only 47 percent of respondents in a survey of 2,500 American adults agreed that "the Apple Watch is a successful product," the company said, and only 62 percent of regular users of Apple products deemed the wearable successful.
U.S. consumers are increasingly buying iPhones from carriers or other retailers rather than Apple, according to a new report obtained by The Wall Street Journal.