As smartphone vendor HTC gears up to launch its new One M9 flagship Android smartphone, the company said it will offer a phone-replacement service to U.S. One M9 users at no additional cost. The program will provide users with one free replacement for up to a year after they buy their One M9--no questions asked.
Apple CEO Tim Cook said that the Apple Watch "will be the first modern smartwatch--the first one that matters," even if its usefulness is not readily apparent.
Apple will soon start accepting Google's Android smartphones as part of an iPhone trade-in program, according to multiple reports, in an effort to juice sales of its latest iPhones and cut into Android's market share.
Juniper expects Lenovo to ship an additional 30 million tablets per annum by 2019.
Microsoft is going to enhance its Cortana digital assistant for its own Windows 10 platform and then offer it as a standalone app on other platforms including Google's Android and Apple's iOS, according to a Reuters report.
The global tablet market continues to show signs of slowing down, with IDC scaling back its five-year forecast and predicting that global shipments would increase by just 2.1 per cent to 234.5 million in 2015.
Apple is still riding high from its record-breaking 74.5 million iPhone shipments in its most recent quarter, but the rumor mill about the next iteration of the iPhone is already starting to kick into gear. According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, which cited unnamed sources in Apple's supply chain, the company plans to add sensors to its next iPhone that would detect how hard a user is pressing on the screen.
Apple launched their watch and from everything we hear it's the best attempt that anyone has made to create a device that doesn't merely replicate the smartphone experience on an inferior form factor. Is this Apple Watch the final iteration? We all surely hope not, but that shouldn't be a barrier to adoption.
Researchers at the Central Intelligence Agency have spent years trying to crack the security and encryption technology of Apple iPhones and iPads as part of an effort remotely steal information off of those devices, according to a report from The Intercept.
Apple is extremely adept at generating massive hype ahead of a new device launch. The company sends out teaser invitations to journalists that merely hint at what might lie ahead ("spring forward", in the case of the Apple Watch launch), and then sits back and waits as anticipation builds, and column inches grow. Who needs a marketing budget when you have that kind of power--or a presence at Mobile World Congress, for that matter?