Apple’s App Store Downloads Surpasses 40 Billion Downloads, 20 Billion in 2012

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Apple has passed yet another milestone in App Store downloads since its launch in 2008 with the iPhone 3G. The Cupertino, California company announced that the App Store has surpassed 40 billion downloads, with 20 billion of those downloads in the year of 2012 alone. In December 2012, Apple surpassed … Read the Full Story →

U.S Customs Seizes Over $635K in Counterfeit Lightning Connectors for iOS devices

Counterfeit Lightning Connectors for iOS devices

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency seized a massive shipment of counterfeit Lightning connectors and USB cables and adapters in Anchorage, Alaska several days ago. This was one of the larger counterfeit shipments that the CBP discovered, and identified its origin as a manufacturer in China. According to Frank … Read the Full Story →

Apple’s iPhone Takes 18.5% of US Mobile Market, Competing with Android

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comScore has once again released its monthly survey results for U.S. mobile phone users for September to November. comScore obtains the data by measuring the installed user base as opposed to new handset sales, allowing for far more accurate results. According to the survey results, Apple’s iPhone is now in … Read the Full Story →

Federal Court Dismisses Apple’s Suit Over Amazon’s ‘Appstore’ name

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In 2011, Apple filed suit against Amazon for using the name “Appstore” in order to sell its applications. Apple’s marketplace for applications is simply called “App Store” and the company claims false that Amazon’s similarly named ‘Appstore’ would confuse customers. According to Bloomberg, however, the federal court in San Francisco, … Read the Full Story →

Apple Looking to Purchase Turn-by-Turn Navigation Company, Waze?

Apple Looking to Purchase Turn-by-Turn Navigation Company Waze

Apple removed Google services from its iOS software with iOS 6, shedding both the native YouTube application, as well as Google Maps. Apple replaced Google Maps with its own Maps application, and included new features such as FlyOver and Turn-by-Turn directions. According to a report from TechCrunch, Apple is looking … Read the Full Story →

Next Gen iPhone 5S and iOS 7 Appearing in Developer Logs?

iPhone 5 to Arrive in 50 More Countries in December

Apple released the iPhone 5 several months ago, and already, reports are suggesting that a 2013 iPhone 5S / 6 and iOS 7 are beginning to appear in some developer logs. According to a report from TheNextWeb, some developers are seeing code that suggests that both a new iPhone and … Read the Full Story →

Apple Posts New iPhone 5 TV Ad, ‘Dream’ for “Do Not Disturb” Feature in iOS 6

Apple Posts New iPhone 5 TV Ad

Apple has posted a new iPhone 5 TV ad, highlighting the new “Do Not Disturb” feature in iOS 6. The feature allows users to decide whether they want to schedule silent hours at different times of the day. The feature also allows calls from a certain group of people to … Read the Full Story →

Images of Claimed iPhone 5S Rear Panel Surfaces Online

The rear panel looks very similar to the one currently shipping on the iPhone 5, likely because of Apple’s pattern of introducing two models with the same design before redesigning. However, the rear panel of the 5S does have some differences, including the placement of several screw holes for attachment … Read the Full Story →