China Mobile has received licenses for LTE, a prerequisite for selling iPhones. Rumors say it will make an iPhone announcement Dec. 18.
Topsy provides real-time parsing of huge data sets with online tools that analyze data from Twitter feeds.
A Trustwave researcher finds some serious flaws in Apple iOS apps that could be opening up users to exploitation.
Nearly all models of the Apple iPhone 5S are in supply, according to analysts; an exception may be the gold version—in which case HTC has an offer.
AT&T has brought its new store concept to New York City. Located on West 57th Street, a hotdog's throw from Central Park, the store has the aesthetic of a modern hotel lobby meets a Starbucks and is designed to give shoppers lots of hands-on time with devices and accessories. These are incredibly competitive days for wireless carriers—certainly it must be a bit unnerving for AT&T executives that T-Mobile's chief executive keeps saying he intends to steal their customers (and judging by T-Mobile's last earnings report, he has begun to). The new AT&T store, the 13th of its kind and counting, serves at least two purposes. AT&T's business model is focused on buckets of data, and driving as many devices to sip from a bucket as possible. A customer inclined to browse amidst the warm wood and glossy-white tables of the new stores might be tempted to add a tablet or a home security solution to his data bucket, or just bring home some Bluetooth-connecting headphones. Additionally—as Apple has proved to the market and any number of other brands have taken note of (Verizon opened its own destination store, with zones for trying various products, Nov. 20)—an attractive space offering a warm environment is an ideal way to improve a brand image and, particularly with a number of devices attached to a connection, keep folks sticking around after their two-year contracts expire.
A small selection of renderings offering glimpses of Apple's spaceship-like new headquarters has been floating around the Internet for years now, but just recently, Cupertino, Calif., city officials—who recently gave the green light on Apple's futuristic building—also released two-dozen renderings, giving Apple and architecture fans a much more detailed look at what the building will eventually become. The building was initially scheduled to be opened in 2015, but will actually not open its doors until 2016, due to some delays on Cupertino's environmental impact study. According to Apple's plans for the building, it will span 2.8 million square feet, which makes it one of the largest structures in the world. It'll have everything from a fitness center to a cafeteria to office space, and will be able to accommodate more than 14,000 employees, thousands more than the current campus can hold. Apple bought a chunk of land from Hewlett-Packard to secure the required space for the new HQ. The campus will be 150 acres. Here's a look at the building Apple employees will eventually call home.
For holiday reading, "Dogfight, How Apple and Google Went to War and Started a Revolution" offers a juicy insider look at the mobile industry.
PrimeSense's 3D Sensor technology—the magic in Microsoft's Kinect—is an easy fit for the television Apple is said to be developing.
China Mobile, the world's largest carrier, has a big announcement planned for Dec. 18. Will it finally begin selling an Apple iPhone?
Dr. Gil Amelio, the former Apple CEO who bought NeXT and brought back Steve Jobs, is focusing on cellular network extender company 5BARz.
A jury tasked with recalculating damages Samsung owes Apple came up with a figure that lightens the original $1.05 billion to $929 million.
NEWS ANALYSIS: The Isis mobile wallet will work first with Android phones. But will support others soon and will ultimately bring Near-Field Communication (NFC) to the iPhone.
NEWS ANALYSIS: Apple Stores are the envy of retailers worldwide. Apple was the highest-ranked retailer in the world, beating out several prominent companies in average revenue per square foot of space in 2012, a study from market researcher Retail Sails finds. Apple generated $6,050 for every square foot of retail space, topping the second-place Tiffany & Co., which chalked up $3,017 per square foot, the Retail Sails study shows. In 2011, Apple's average sales per square foot stood at $5,626. Since the first Apple store opened in 2001, the company's retail model has become a baseline for others. Its stores earn billions each year and have been lauded for their commitment to design, customer service and a hands-off sales approach. Companies like Best Buy have tried to mimic the Apple Store philosophy. Yet, so far, Apple retains the lead in terms of maximizing revenue per square foot. Perhaps, Apple stands at the top for overall retail experience, though such an evaluation is subjective. What is perhaps not up for debate is that Apple has done something special in retail. This eWEEK slide show examines how Apple made many of its retail stores look more like jewelry stores than a typical electronics outlet.
Jury selection begins today for two Apple patent cases. In one, a jury will recalculate the $1.05 billion fee Samsung was told to pay Apple.
Apple iPhones for 2014 will feature curved glass, larger displays and possibly be pressure-sensitive, according to a report.