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iOS 8 Adoption Nears 70 Percent, Still Trails iOS 7’s Pace

11:00 AM, Jan. 7th, 2015 · Jim Tanous · iPhone


Apple this week updated its App Store Distribution report, revealing that iOS 8 adoption among current Apple devices has continued to grow, reaching 68 percent as of January 5. That’s an 8 percent increase from the last update, but still well behind the pace set by iOS 7 during its first three months in 2013.

Apple’s Share of New Smartphone Sales Grew Worldwide Through November 2014

9:55 AM, Jan. 7th, 2015 · Jim Tanous · iPhone


Apple’s worldwide share of smartphone sales surged in most countries for the three months ending November 2014, compared to a year earlier, according to data released Wednesday from research firm Kantar Worldpanel. The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus helped Apple grow its share of smartphone sales in every country measured except for Japan.

Apple’s New Patent Reveals Foldable, Bendable iPhone Tech

2:20 PM, Jan. 6th, 2015 · Jim Tanous · iPhone


Apple this week was awarded a patent for design ideas that could lead to a future bendable, flexible, and foldable iPhone. By combining existing manufacturing techniques in new ways, Apple describes how such a device could not only prove to be more durable than current smartphones, but also more functional.

Android Dominated 2014 with 1.1 Billion Devices Shipped

1:00 PM, Jan. 6th, 2015 · Jim Tanous · News


Device shipment numbers for 2014 are out, and Anroid unsurprisingly ruled the roost, accounting for more than 1.1 billion of the 2.3 billion total devices shipped during the year. But Apple controlled the high-end of the market, while Google, Microsoft, and others fought for an increasingly large low-cost segment.