Apple Begins Selling Lightning to Micro USB Adapter in the United States

Lighting to Micro USB Adapter

Apple is now selling a new adapter for charging the iPhone 5 and other iOS devices that use the new Lightning connector. Previously, Apple sold the Lightning to 30-pin dock connector, allowing users of the older generations of the iPhone to use their existing chargers and accessories on their new devices. The latest adapter, Lightning to Micro USB allows any … Read More

iPhone 5 Closeup Photos Compared with Thickness of iPhone 4S

compare iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S

With the iPhone 5 keynote event scheduled on September 12th, more and more part leaks are beginning to appear, revealing plenty of details about the next gen iPhone. The latest leak comes from site iResQ, which released images of the iPhone 5 and compared it to the current iPhone 4S to gauge thickness between the two smartphones. Late last month, … Read More

Ahead of iPhone 5 Release Date T-Mobile Germany Distributing Nano-SIM to Retailers

iPhone 5 nano sim

On Tuesday, German site iphone-ticker.de reported that T-Mobile Germany is now distributing nano-SIM to retailers, possibly for the announcement and release date of iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 is currently thought to be the only smartphone using the nano-SIM standard, and has been rumored earlier in the year to shrink down to accommodate the rumored slimmer profile of the iPhone … Read More

iPhone 5 Leaks, Rumors Ahead of Release Date

iPhone 5 Release Date Mockup Photo

Apple’s highly anticipated sixth-gen iPhone, widely referred to as iPhone 5 is expected to be introduced this month at a media event on September 12th. ‘iPhone 5′ rumors have been around even before iPhone 4S was introduced as many expected Apple’s fifth-gen iPhone to be called iPhone 5. In the recent months the rumors and leaks surrounding iPhone 5 have … Read More

Android and iPhone Alone Make Up Majority of U.S Smartphone Market

Android iPhone Market Share

According to the latest Nielsen report, Android and iPhone make up majority of the U.S smartphone market. Both Android phones and iPhone did not exist or were not popular about 5 years ago, and were introduced into a Nokia and Blackberry dominated market. Since then Google and Apple have become fierce competitors and the data proves that they are in … Read More

Apple’s iPhone Represents 55% of Verizon Q4 2011 Smartphone Sales

verizon 4q11 margins iPhone

In early January, Verizon CFO noted that Verizon had activated over 4.2 million Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhones during the fourth quarter of 2011, doubling the amount activated during the 3rd quarter of 2011. AAPL experienced heavy sales of the Verizon iPhone upon release and both companies were seeing an increase in revenue. On Tuesday, Verizon officially announced its earnings for the 4th … Read More

AT&T Introduces New 3GB and 5GB Smartphone Data Plans

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With AT&T selling an increasing number of iPhone 4S and other smartphones on their network, the current anemic 2GB of data is too little for many of its customers. On Wednesday, AT&T announced that they will now up their smartphone data plans to 3GB and 5GB respectively. This is the first time that AT&T is making changes to its data … Read More

4G LTE Compatibility a Requirement for All Future Smartphones on Verizon

Verizon iPhone 4 Special Event

CNET on Wednesday reported that Verizon is looking to make 4G LTE compatibility a requirement on all smartphones released in the future. Verizon’s 4G LTE provides faster data speeds and would be a major step up from 2G and 3G speeds currently operating on many smartphones. This report has led to speculations about Apple releasing a 4G LTE compatible iPhone 5 … Read More

Apple’s iOS is World’s Second Largest Smartphone Platform

According to a recent study by Canalys, Apple’s iOS platform is now the world’s 2nd largest smartphone platform. Apple surpassed Nokia’s Symbian OS in order to claim the 2nd spot, directly behind Android. In the second quarter of 2011, Apple held the number one spot for world’s largest individual smartphone manufacturer, because of Android’s fragmented manufacturing process and the availability … Read More

Apple Overtakes Nokia in Global Smartphone Market Share

According to market research firm Strategy Analytics, Apple Inc. (AAPL) overtook Nokia in global smartphone market share during the second quarter. Apple has now become worlds largest smartphone manufacturer as Nokia slipped to number three and Samsung coming close at second position. The global smartphone market saw 110 million units being shipped which represented 76% growth.  Apple shipped 20.3 million … Read More

Apple Inc. (AAPL) Surpasses Nokia to Become World’s Top Smartphone Vendor

Apple iPhone Business

A report from The Financial Times today mentioned that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has surpassed Nokia to claim the spot for world’s top smartphone vendor. Apple Inc. experienced rapid growth with the introduction of it’s iPhone 4 while Nokia experienced a sharp decrease in manufacturing and production. AAPL had the ability to close out a 5.5 million unit deficit during the … Read More

Apple’s iPhone Stays Strong Even As Smartphone Shipments Dip

Smartphone shipments took a dip in the first quarter for the first time in a couple of years as manufacturers shipped 97.2 million phones in Q1, down 1.5% when compared with Q4. According to IHS iSuppli who published these figures shipments for electronic goods generally slow down after the holiday season but the dip in smartphone industry is atypical. In … Read More