After months and months of hype, leaked information, rumors, speculation, and even another bungled bar room scene, Apple yesterday finally introduced its next generation smartphone, the iPhone 4S. It's not the iPhone 5 many were expecting, nor does it look any different than the iPhone 4, but it does sport several improvements underneath the hood, including the same dual-core A5 processor found in the iPad 2. So how did investors react?
Apple's much hyped iPhone press event has brought the Web's worst out of the woodwork (we're talking about hackers, not Apple fanyboys, in case that's not clear) who are trying to get gullible users to click on malicious links. The email appears to come from Apple and seemingly provides details about "the new Apple iPhone 5GS," and that alone is a dead giveaway that something's fishy. Apple announced the iPhone 4S today, not the iPhone 5GS.
Google’s Android platform continued to capture more of the smartphone market in August, reaching a 43% share. Interestingly, this increase did not come at the expense of the iPhone; Apple’s platform held steady at 28% of the market. It was the RIM and Microsoft devices that took the hit.
VIA Technologies is unleashing its legal beagles at Apple for allegedly infringing on three microprocessor-related patents and has filed a complaint with the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) and the U.S. District Court of Delaware. The patent infringement allegations extend to Apple's iPhone, iPad, iPod, and Apple TV devices, as well as associated software.
Mark your calendars for October 4, 2011, because you'll want to do one of two things next Tuesday. You'll either want to tune in to Apple's media event and find out what newly appointed CEO Tim Cook has to say about the long anticipated iPhone 5 unveiling, or tune out and stay away from all social networks as the flood of iPhone news comes rolling in.
The Apple legal onslaught continues as the iPad maker files suit against Samsung in the UK. The case was brought before the High Court on Monday. Apple claims its case is a counter-claim to a Samsung case originally filed back in June, but no details on that case are known. This move bring the total number of patent cases between the two tech firms to about 20 worldwide.
Turntable.fm instantly became the musical smash hit of the summer when it arrived a few months back. Now the New York-based start up has begun an expansion after receiving $7.5 million in venture funding. The first order of business was to release an iPhone app that brings the unique Turntable look to mobile devices.
HTC acting president Martin Fichter made some comments that are like to strike a chord with many Maximum PC readers and PC purists who detest iOS. In a nutshell, he categorized Apple's iPhone as a smartphone for parents who aren't concerned about appearing cool or hip, and that they're no longer the status symbol they once used to be.
Apple has gone to war with just about anyone who dares to compete with its iOS lineup, suing where possible and spreading FUD when they can’t. Before the lawyers ever threw the first punch however, there was the original rivalry, Apple vs. Adobe. Many analysts believed that Steve Job’s unwillingness to embrace flash would be the death of the platform, but amazingly, it thrived. HTML5 video spread across the web like wildfire, starting with YouTube, and moving to just about every content creation site worth visiting. Adobe put up a brave front, but has finally thrown in the towel, and announced how it will address flash on iOS going forward.
GameStop is now accepting trade-ins for your used iPod, iPhone, and iPad devices, and there's only one logical explanation as to why. The used game dealer is planning to sell these gadgets, and according to one media outlet, GameStop announced as much recently at an annual trade show in Las Vegas.