Rumors that Apple will be producing larger-screened iPhones keep cropping up, with unnamed sources at Apple suppliers telling Reuters they will begin mass producing displays as early as May for the next iPhone, expected to be launched this fall and called the iPhone 6. According to the report, one model will have a 4.7-inch screen likely to be produced first, while a 5.5-inch model could be delayed.
Apple's new iOS 7 software has a little-known connectivity feature known as the Apple Multipeer Connectivity framework that lets users connect directly via Bluetooth personal area networks, peer-to-peer Wi-Fi or a traditional Wi-Fi network, obviating the need for a cellular network.
Cellular? You "don't need no stinking" cellular if you have Open Garden's recently released FireChat app, which is driving interest in a heretofore little-known connectivity feature that Apple included in iOS 7.
Microsoft announced that its Office suite will finally come to Apple's iPad. More broadly, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella used his first large public address as CEO to talk about his vision for a "mobile first cloud first" world.
Earlier this week, media outlets lit up with news that Apple might be negotiating a deal with Comcast to stream the cable giant's linear TV and on-demand video across its Apple TV device. A number of articles arose almost as quickly analyzing whether or not this would actually happen, and why. The rumors can't be completely dismissed, but the biggest traffic issues, and the deals put together to prevent them, may be taking place well before the last mile.
The suggestion that Comcast and Apple might get together and create a streaming service has negatively impacted stocks of two bystanding companies--Arris and Netflix.
HTC just unveiled its new flagship smartphone, the One M8, but it faces an uphill battle in marketing against industry behemoths Apple and Samsung Electronics. To gain momentum and set itself apart, HTC is putting the phone on sale immediately and also taking a new, aggressive marketing strategy, according to a senior HTC executive.
Calling a rumored streaming deal between Comcast and Apple "too good to be true," tech publication GigaOM and others questioned the timing and details of the Wall Street Journal report that set the industry abuzz.
Apple may or may not cut a deal with Comcast, but it seems apparent that the gadget maker is serious about making some waves in the cable space, bulking up its employee base with cable TV veterans who have deep industry expertise.
Apple is considering creating an iTunes app for smartphones running Google's Android software, according to a Billboard report. Such a move would break with Apple's strategy of keeping iTunes only for its mobile devices running its iOS software.