Month: December 2012

Mac mini production to move to US

Since Apple CEO Tim Cook recently revealed that Apple will be moving an existing Mac production line to the United States in an interview with NBC's Brian Williams, speculation has been circling and rumors have been spreading over which production line it is exactly that will be moved. A recent report from DigiTimes confirmed that…

Important patent for SIM connector win for Apple

According to a recent article for CNet, Apple has been awarded a patent covering how SIM cards can be replaced or removed in a device. The patent may be applied to any SIM card other than a mini-SIM card, and Patently Apple reported that its application is not limited to Apple devices either. Patently Apple…

Apple’s curved glass patent could mean sleeker devices

In a recent article in Engadget, contributor Jon Fingas reported that Apple has been researching the curved screen concept found in mobile devices of competitors like Samsung's Nexus S and Galaxy Nexus. Apple has recently received a patent for a new technique to mold thin glass into curved shapes. Fingas detailed that Apple's new technique…

Apple’s interesting year: 2012

As the year winds down and comes to a close, it could be worth taking a look at some of the notable events occurring in 2012 for Apple. Among the most significant events in the Appleverse was its legal battle with Samsung, its launch of the iPhone 5, the release of the new iPad mini,…

New fifth generation iPad rumored to launch in March

Technological advancement moves quickly in modern times, and it appears to even be accelerating. A recent report from Japanese blog Macotakara has reported that a redesigned fifth generation iPad could be hitting stores in March 2013. The blog detailed that its inside source indicated the new iPad will be similar to the iPad mini in…

Apple annually freezes iTunes Connect for the holidays

Apple has announced that its iTunes Connect will be closed on December 21 through December 28, giving its developers time off for the holidays to spend with their families. Contributor Dave Smith for International Business Times explained that Apple freezes iTunes Connect annually, and many people don't even notice. Connect is a hub where Apple…

Surge in iOS 6 adoption

A recent report from ad management platform MoPub indicated that there was a 29 percent increase in unique iOS 6 users in the five days following Google Maps iOS release on December 12. "The data from MoPub, which supports 12,000 apps and monitors 1 billion ad impressions daily, suggests that quite a few iDevice owners…

Apple’s iPhone takes 53 percent share of the US market

It's no secret that Apple's iPhone 5 is highly sought after right now, and a new report from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech indicated that Apple has its biggest U.S. market share ever. The study looked at a 12 week period ending on November 25, and the data showed Apple's U.S. smartphone share at 53.3 percent. The…

Apple’s App Store beats out Google Play

If you simply can't get enough of Apple's App Store, you're not alone. Dutch analytics firm Distimo recently published a year-end review in an effort to "make the app market transparent" by providing insight into top app trends. There were numerous significant findings in the report, however, perhaps the most notable is Apple's dominance of…

12 million iPad mini devices to ship by the end of the year

Apple's iPad mini devices have received a wide array of press, from exuberant praise to reluctance, but the iPad mini's impact appears to be picking up steam. DigiTimes recently cited sources at the upstream supply chain, reporting that Apple has recently increased its volume of iPad mini orders from 8 million to 10 million units.…