IDC said worldwide shipments of wearable devices reached 21 million units in the third quarter of 2015, up 197.6 per cent from the 7.1 million shipped in the third quarter of 2014.
It may not have garnered much consumer attention compared to the latest iPhones or even the most recent version of iOS, but Apple's recent decision to make its Swift programming language open source has both shocked and delighted app developers.
Ford is making Apple Siri Eyes Free available to more than 5 million cars dating back to 2011.
I think there's almost a collective feeling of embarrassment when an Apple product flops. Isn't this supposed to be the company that can do no wrong? Well, there was the Apple Cube, the Xserve enterprise gear and a few other misses, but the case of the iPad Pro-- whose fate is still up in the air, I should add-- may be a bit unique.
Apple is reportedly planning to remove the 3.5mm headphone port from its upcoming iPhone and will instead connect headphones through Bluetooth or the company's Lightning charging port. Separately, the company is also rumored to be considering moving to OLED screens on its future iPhones, reportedly prompting South Korea's LG Display to invest $8.71 billion to build an OLED panel manufacturing plant.
FierceWireless Editor Phil Goldstein bids goodbye in his final column for the publication and reflects on how the wireless industry has changed during the seven years of his tenure.
Nobody likes an error message, including developers, which is probably why iOS app makers were chatting on social media about how Apple recently responded to some of their complaints.
Apple continues to go from strength to strength with stellar profitability because it competes so effectively on several different fronts. Its smartphone industry profit share grew to 94 percent during the September quarter, up from 85 percent one year ago. This is in part due to the fact that Samsung, the only other smartphone maker which has shown decent profitability in recent years, has significantly declined of late. It is also because of Apple's enormous ongoing strengths in trading and competing with other smartphone ecosystem players, including its customers.
Huawei recorded higher growth in mobile phone and smartphone sales than Samsung in the third quarter of 2015, with the Chinese vendor's position boosted by strong domestic and European sales, Gartner revealed.
Apple may have missed slightly Wall Street analysts' expectations for iPhone sales in the third quarter and may still account for a small minority of smartphone sales worldwide, but it is still the king when it comes to another important metric: smartphone profits.