The problem with clearing smartphones for use in top secret environments is that they are, essentially, full of radios: Bluetooth, WiFi, cellular.
Systemically, Apple is falling out of the race for smartphone supremacy. And that puts Apple at risk of being in Microsoft's sights for the number two position in the global smartphone market share battle.
In the first quarter of 2013, a third of smartphones sold in the U.S. were prepaid, double the amount from the previous year. Apple's share of the prepaid market? A mere 8 percent.
"Apple has not 'conspired' with anyone, was not aware of any alleged 'conspiracy' by others, and never fixed prices," the company stated in a reply to the suit.
Sometimes there is method to the Cupertino madness.
In other words, Apple's saying, Samsung can't have its cake and eat it to. Or, what's good for Pauline is good for Petra.
Apple has built a massive and fast-growing $16 billion annual revenue stream in digital content alone, Apple analyst Horace Dediu says.
Apparently, coffee with Apple CEO Tim Cook is a big deal. Even bigger, perhaps, than a new 2013 Lamborghini.
A month after Apple infamously booted app discovery engine AppGratis from the app store, the company has approved a new type of app discovery engine, this one based on friends, celebrities, and their apps.
That fits both with Apple CEO Tim Cook's announcement during the company's recent earnings call that Apple would not bring out any new products until the fall, and with recent rampant rumors of new iPhone models.
Let me say that again: Apple is at single digit growth in a market growing at almost 40 percent.
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Sharp, Japan Display, and Samsung rival LG Electronics are tooling up for Apple iPhone 5S production runs which will begin in earnest in June, according to a report out of Japan.
It's time for iPhone to "get the family treatment," former Apple creative director and strategy consultant Ken Segall says.
Apple’s in the top 10 for the first time ever, Facebook hits the list, and Dell sells more than Google as Fortune Magazine released its Fortune 500 companies today, ranking the top 500 companies by global income.
Notable this year …
There's a reason the rich get richer, and wealthy corporations get wealthier. They're smarter than the rest of us, and they have more financial tools at their disposal.
Android may have wrestled massive smartphone market share away from Apple the past couple of years, but until now Apple's managed to hold onto its dominance in tablet sales. That's now changing, says IDC analyst Sameer Singh.
Apple is giving away a $10,000 App Store gift card to the lucky iOS user who downloads the 50 billionth app, plus a $500 gift card to the next 50 people to download an app.
You can't access Facebook in China. Twitter is unheard of. And Google … well, Google has left China, and China isn't exactly writing a Taylor Swift ex-boyfriend song about the world's largest search engine.