Apple CEO Tim Cook announced this morning that two thirds of iPhones are running iOS 7 already. At least I think he did.
Apple’s new mobile operating system iOS 7 has been one of the most successful launches in history, reaching a shocking 18 percent adoption rate in just 24 hours and rising to surpass iOS 6 within just a few days.
Nine days ago, Apple boasted that iOS 7 would soon be the world’s most popular mobile operating system. Today, the company is beginning to be proved correct.
“We have companies coming to us in an absolute panic,” Matt Johnston, CMO of uTest told me this morning. “We are going to read some horror stories of very popular apps two weeks after launch that suddenly their app reviews go way, way down.”
I guess there’s a lot of “developers” out there.
Editor’s Pick If simplicity is the ultimate sophistication, then iOS 7 is very, very sophisticated.
At stake is whether the phone is yours or Apple’s — whether your experience of your Apple technology is of core importance to Apple or whether the company’s desire to control the user interface and push its own products is more crucial.
Steve Jobs was very upfront about the fact that good artists copy, and great artists steal. According to former Palm CEO — and Apple SVP — Jon Rubinstein, the company Steve started is still a great artist.
Apple took the wraps off iOS7, the mobile operating system that runs iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch, today at its World Wide Developer Conference.
“It’s unbelievable, gorgeous,” said Apple’s Craig Federighi.
Sorry jailbreakers: The latest iPhone update, iOS 6.1.3, could kill your lovely little hack.
In the latest update, Apple is enabling the purchase of movie tickets via Fandango. In other words, your “Siri, what movies are playing tonight” question can finish with “Siri, buy me two tickets to Anna Karenina.”
Google has released five major Android updates since 2010, most named for something sweet. Today, Android’s developer site revealed that for the first time, more than 10 percent of Android smartphones in the market are running Jelly Bean, the latest version.
A bug that’s affecting iOS users who flicked on the “Do Not Disturb” setting in 2013 will have to wait until next week before getting a fix, according to Apple.
How can Apple fix is Maps problems? According to The Onion, it should start by rearranging the planet.
Almost half of Yelp’s searches are now coming from mobile devices like the iPhone and Android phones, the company announced today in its third-quarter earnings report.
Apple claims that the iPad mini is the best 7-inch tablet in the world. Are they right? We take a look at it versus the competition.
In true Apple fashion, Apple CEO Tim Cook laid out some pretty impressive numbers for iOS 6, iCloud, and more.
Sure, the iPhone 5 passed Samsung’s Galaxy S III in web traffic just three weeks after getting on the market. But does that say more about mobile operating systems and differences between Android and iPhone users than it says about device sales numbers?
Only 3 percent of consumers say Apple’s Maps are a “big problem.” I guess those 3 percent are Silicon Valley tech blog writers.
A week after Apple CEO Tim Cook apologized for the less-than-stellar launch of iOS 6 Maps, Apple has rolled out some noticeable improvements to the app.
Google has given Apple Maps haters yet another reason to avoid that app by adding its well-liked Street View feature to its web app on iOS.
By now you’ve either heard about how inadequate the native iOS 6 Maps app is compared to the old Google Maps app or experienced it yourself. Well, some good news is in the pipeline for those still suffering.
Editor’s Pick Yesterday I pulled up the Youtube app on my recently updated iOS 6 sporting iPhone 4S. Or, I tried to.
Guest Post I put iOS 6′s new turn-by-turn directions to the test over the weekend, often alongside Android’s turn-by-turn directions.
In less than two weeks, a majority of iPhone owners have updated to the latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system, warts and all.
Surprise, surprise, Apple is being sued again. A San Diego gaming and restaurant software company is suing Apple for infringing four of its patents in the new iOS 6 Passbook app.
Everyone in the tech echo chamber knows that Apple Maps is the worst mapping service in the history of mapping services. Apparently, someone forgot to give Consumer Reports the memo.
Guest Post Rather than brooding over iOS 6′s buggy maps, here are a few little features you probably haven’t discovered yet on the new OS. They won’t change the world, but they’re still pretty cool.
Today in Apple’s iOS 6 Maps soap opera, the company has apparently toned down the hyperbole on its website describing the new maps application.
Based on data usage gathered by Snappli, only 1 in 25 people are still using Apple maps five days after they’ve upgraded to iOS 6.
Apple’s CEO says the company “fell short” with providing a great Maps experience.
When you’re comparing mobile maps apps, is it fair to throw a non-existent address at them?
Joining Instragram, Netflix’s iOS app has been updated with support for the taller screen on the iPhone 5.
Foursquare is making a full court press on iOS with the release of an iPhone 5 and iOS 6-ready version of its check-in application that touts a more personalized maps experience for better exploring cities everywhere.
Editor’s Pick This isn’t just a revamped iPhone, it’s the ideal iPhone.
Instagram drops the letterboxing, finally receives an update to support the iPhone 5′s taller 4-inch screen.
The new search function in the Apple iTunes App Store will probably give game developers more headaches. But there are ways for savvy developers to turn the problem to their advantage.
That didn’t take long: Yesterday, iPhone hacker Grant Paul, aka chpwn, posted pictures of his jailbroken iPhone 5.
Guest Post American Express is launching an integration with Apple’s Passbook today. Before you get too excited, no you won’t be able to pay with AmEx using Passbook, but you’ll still have access to some cool features.
With Apple’s iOS 6 update, the native YouTube app is getting removed from iPhones, iPads, and iPod Touches. To remedy this, you can either download Google’s new official YouTube app for the iPhone or go with a gorgeous third-party alternative like Jasmine.