Apple expected to remove headphones port in next iPhones
Apple’s iPhone 7 smartphones will make their debut later this year, and they could spark a big controversy around music listening – but this won’t have anything to do with Apple Music. Chinese supply-chain sources...
January 6, 2016
Apple sells 13m of its new iPhones – but China is the key
Yesterday, Apple announced that it had sold 13m of its new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus smartphones in their opening weekend on sale: a new record, and 3m units more than the 10m iPhone 6 and 6 Plus smartphones it sold in the comparable...
September 29, 2015
Apple debuts new iPhones and iPad Pro… and a Pencil
Besides its new Apple TV and related music announcements, what else did Apple reveal last night at its event in San Francisco? There are new iPhones: the 6s and 6s Plus, with better cameras, processors and a “3D Touch”...
September 11, 2015
comScore provides more data on Apple Music opportunity
Market research firm comScore has published its latest US Smartphone Subscriber Market Share report, including some data points that we can use to gauge the opportunity ahead for the Apple Music streaming service. According...
September 7, 2015
Apple to unveil new iPhones on 9 September
Apple sent out its latest press invitation last night, to an event on 9 September in San Francisco that’s expected to herald the next generation of iPhones. “Hey Siri, give us a hint,” teased the invite – anyone asking...
August 28, 2015
IDC predicts smartphone growth will slow in 2015
The world of smartphones is an increasingly mature market, and research firm IDC is predicting a slowdown in growth accordingly. It claims that global growth in smartphone shipments will slow from 27.5% in 2014 to 10.4% in...
August 27, 2015
Smartphone sales are slowing down again says Gartner
Research firm Gartner has published its analysis for smartphone sales to end users in the second quarter of this year, reporting that while they grew 13.5% year-on-year to 330m units, that’s the slowest growth rate since...
August 21, 2015
Apple Music: ‘millions’ of listeners but also FTC interest
Apple announced its latest quarterly results last night, and while the company resisted the temptation to give hard stats on the performance of its new Apple Music service, CEO Tim Cook did throw out a few nuggets. “Millions...
July 22, 2015
Pebble boss claims smartwatches are like smartphones in 2007
What is a smartwatch for, really? It’s nice to have something on your wrist that tells the time, but many of the much-hyped ‘smart’ features aren’t proving that appealing beyond the earliest adopters. Eric Migicovsky,...
July 16, 2015
Apple expected to release new iPods on Thursday
It’s been nearly three years since the last time Apple released a new iPod touch device: the fifth-generation model came out in September 2012. Has the device (and, indeed, the iPod category) been abandoned? Not so. AppleInsider...
July 14, 2015
MixRadio streaming music service launches on Android and iOS
Streaming music service MixRadio – originally launched by Nokia, then sold to Microsoft, which sold it on to Line – is finally expanding beyond Windows Phone. The service launches today for Android and iOS devices. MixRadio...
May 19, 2015
Apple made more money in China last quarter than the recorded music industry did in 2014
Apple’s quarterly financial results last night were a now-familiar tale of massive revenues and profits, although the performance of the company’s iPad tablet remains the one less positive aspect of its business. The...
April 28, 2015