The worldwide tablet grew 11 per cent year over year in the second quarter of 2014 with shipments reaching 49.3 million units, according to preliminary data from IDC.
An actual device may still be months away (or longer), but as far as developers are concerned, it's already "iTime."
Apple is getting close to launching a mobile wallet for the iPhone and it may come out as soon as this fall with the introduction of the iPhone 6, according to a report from The Information. The report, citing unnamed sources, said that Apple has told some of its partners its system would use the iPhone's so-called secured element, which is a piece of hardware where sensitive information such as a user's financial credentials can be stored.
Apple sold 35.2 million iPhones in its fiscal third quarter, just below analysts' expectations but not too far off. Analysts had forecast around 35.9 million iPhone sales, according to the Wall Street Journal. Attention is now turning to the next iterations of the iPhone and whether Apple will introduce a wearable device dubbed the iWatch, as many industry watchers expect it will.
Apple is asking its suppliers to produce between 70 million and 80 million units of the next iPhone by Dec. 30, with 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch displays, according to the Wall Street Journal. That volume would represent the largest ever for an iPhone launch and could indicate the demand Apple is expecting for its first iPhones with displays that would match the larger ones common on other smartphone platforms.
One in five iOS apps are effectively dead and nearly 80 percent are "zombies" that don't get enough activity to rank on the charts, according to Adjust.
Maybe it will be "fourth time the charm" for app developers if Apple launches the next iteration of its iOS 8 beta.
Apple's new enterprise mobility partnership with IBM could put more pressure on BlackBerry and Microsoft as well as Google and OEMs that use Google's Android software, according to industry analysts.
Samsung looks set to lose ground to its rivals in the second quarter of 2014, as sales figures for May show the company's lead was eroded by rivals Apple, Lenovo, and Motorola.
Apple may be prepping a new product that uses its iBeacon location-aware technology, according to documents recently made public by the FCC.