Eight major technology companies, including mobile heavyweights Apple, Google and Microsoft, launched a public campaign to reform government surveillance efforts, which could also help restore their customers' trust after widespread disclosures of snooping by the National Security Agency.
China Mobile said it has not yet finalized a deal with Apple to support the company's iPhones on its network. This statement seems to undercut a Wall Street Journal article from earlier this week that reported a deal had finally been struck after years of wrangling.
Google's Android regained some U.S. market share as of the end of October after losing share last spring, according to a new report from digital research firm comScore. The firm also reported that Apple is the No.1 smartphone maker in the U.S. with 40.6 percent share.
Apple struck a long-sought deal with China Mobile for the world's largest carrier by subscribers to carry its iPhones, according to a Wall Street Journal report, which could give Apple a major boost in the world's biggest smartphone market.
China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology issued licenses for the TD-LTE standard to the country's three carriers, China Mobile, China Telecom and China Unicom. The granting of the licenses could pave the way for Apple's iPhone 5s and 5c to fnally land on China Mobile.
Every mobile device vendor wishes in one way or another that it were Apple. The company has succeeded by delivering a complete hardware and content experience with its devices for nearly 20 years along with an attractive brand promise that make consumers wait in line to buy products sight unseen. How many times can Apple repeat this pattern and what level of success is its iPad tablet brand likely to see?
Apple's lower-priced iPhone 5c was more expensive than many analysts had anticipated, but demand for the gadget, at least in the U.S. market, is coming strongly from lower-income consumers, according to a new report from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech.
Although research firm IDC is predicting the global smartphone market will continue to grow by leaps and bounds in the years ahead, the firm is also cautioning that that growth won't occur through sales of expensive phones. Instead, IDC is forecasting the average smartphone will cost just $265 by 2017.
Best Buy, which has suffered from recent financial struggles, is the largest single retailer for mobile phones in the United States with 13 percent of sales, according to a survey from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners.
Apple confirmed yesterday that it is the new owner of PrimeSense, the Tel Aviv-based developer of 3D-based gesture recognition technology.