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  • Apple's iPhone 5C Sales in Britain have Defied Convention

    1 October 2014, 11:03 am by: Jack Purcher

    The latest smartphone sales data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, for the three months to August 2014, show that Apple’s share of British smartphone sales defied convention by holding steady ahead of the iPhone 6 launch. Apple was boosted by the iPhone 5c,…
  • TSMC and ARM Reveal Next-Gen 64bit 16nm Processor that Apple is likely to Adopt in 2015

    1 October 2014, 8:15 am by: Jack Purcher

    The Apple A8 is a 64-bit system on a chip (SoC) designed by Apple that first appeared in the iPhone 6 which launched in September. Apple stated that it has 25% more CPU performance and 50% more graphics performance while drawing only 50% of the power compared…
  • Is Apple's iOS 8 Encryption at Odds with the Justice Department?

    30 September 2014, 6:52 pm by: Jack Purcher

    Earlier today we posted a report titled "Apple's iPhone 6 goes on Sale in China October 17 after Ensuring China's Ministry that there's no Secret Backdoors." Apple's iPhone 6 was originally to have debuted in China on September 19 when the news struck that…
  • Quanta Reportedly Wins Exclusive Contract for Apple Watch

    30 September 2014, 11:51 am by: Jack Purcher

    China's Apple Daily has reportedly discovered that Quanta Computer has just landed the exclusive contract to manufacture the Apple Watch.
  • Jony Ive Hobnobs with Karl Lagerfeld and Anna Wintour at Apple Watch Event at Colette in Paris

    30 September 2014, 11:05 am by: Jack Purcher

    Apple's CEO Tim Cook tweeted earlier today that it was "Amazing to see the excited crowds today in Paris to preview Apple Watch for the first time ....
  • Foxconn Striving to Hire More Workers to meet iPhone 6 Demand

    30 September 2014, 9:17 am by: Jack Purcher

    A new report out of Taiwan today states that strong demand for Apple's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus is pushing Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) to restart large-scale hiring at its plants in Shenzhen and Zhengzhou China, according to upstream…
  • Apple's iPhone 6 goes on Sale in China October 17 after Assuring China's Ministry that there's no…

    30 September 2014, 8:28 am by: Jack Purcher

    According to a new report this morning, the iPhone 6 will be available for sale in China starting on Oct 17, after rigorous regulatory scrutiny which led Apple to reassure the Chinese government that their new smartphones didn't have security "backdoors"…
  • Apple Granted 34 Patents Today Covering an Advanced Infrared Camera System that could work with…

    30 September 2014, 7:46 am by: Jack Purcher

    The US Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 34 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover a single patent regarding a possible future infrared system for iOS cameras. On one hand the technology could…
  • Apple Granted a Killer Interactive Holographic Display Patent for Future Macs and iDevices

    30 September 2014, 5:38 am by: Jack Purcher

    Apple's first invention relating to a 3D holographic display was back in 2008. Today the US Patent and Trademark Office officially published Apple's second granted patent in this field but takes it to a whole new level aiming for an interactive holographic…
  • Apple's iMessage Targeted in new Patent Lawsuit in Korea

    29 September 2014, 11:42 am by: Jack Purcher

    According to a new Korean report this morning, a South Korean venture firm by the name of Infozone has filed a complaint with the prosecution against Apple Inc.’s Seoul-based branch for patent infringement.
  • Foxconn Aggressively Assisting Xiaomi in Smartphone War

    29 September 2014, 11:11 am by: Jack Purcher

    In May of last year we reported that Hon Hai (Foxconn) had undergone its worst financial quarter since 2005. While Windows 8 turned out to being a disaster hurting PC orders at that time, Apple's shift to splitting orders between Foxconn and Pegatron was…
  • Microsoft Confirms Prime New York Location for Retail Store near Apple's Famous Glass Cube Store

    29 September 2014, 10:20 am by: Jack Purcher

    In August we reported that Microsoft was eyeing a prime New York Location for a high-end retail store just blocks away from Apple's classic glass cube store on Fifth Avenue. Today Microsoft confirmed that their first Manhattan flagship store has been given the…
  • Apple Invents Break & Shock Resistant Sapphire Cover Glass for Future iDevices such as the iPhone…

    27 September 2014, 1:52 pm by: Jack Purcher

    The newly revealed Sport Collection of the Apple Watch that is coming to market in 2015 will be using a new kind of cover glass called Ion-X glass which has been patently strengthened. This strengthening process was first uncovered by Patently Apple in an…
  • New Consumer Reports Testing Video Proves Unboxed Therapy's testing to be Bogus

    27 September 2014, 10:37 am by: Jack Purcher

    Yesterday we reported that Apple went out of their way to show the world the extensive stress testing that they did for the iPhone 6 Plus by inviting a CNBC crew in to film the testing process the phones underwent before giving Foxconn the go ahead to start…
  • CarPlay Patent Surfaces in Europe Detailing Multiple Interfaces

    26 September 2014, 3:11 pm by: Jack Purcher

    A new patent application from Apple was published today in Europe. Apple's 120-page document which includes 54 detailed graphics describes how Apple's Mapping App will be able to function in varying types of vehicle infotainment systems. The system will also…
  • iPhone Mania Hits Taiwan, Expects to Sell 1 Million by February

    26 September 2014, 11:50 am by: Jack Purcher

    Last week the iPhone 6 went on sale and racked up sales north of 10 million units. One week later and the mania has begun anew in Taiwan today with long lineups once again.
  • Did you hear the FUDDY Joke about the New Bendable iPhone?

    26 September 2014, 10:09 am by: Jack Purcher

    Although it already seems like weeks ago, it was only Tuesday that we began hearing stories about bending iPhones on MacRumors. Then a YouTube channel known as "Unboxed Therapy," one that is self-described as being one that "bridges the gap between advertising…
  • Apple is Being Sued for Infringing 13 SanDisk Patents

    25 September 2014, 3:09 pm by: Jack Purcher

    Ireland's Longitude Licensing Ltd and Luxembourg's Longitude Flash Memory Systems S.a.r.l. have filed a joint patent infringement lawsuit against Apple. The lawsuit involves a whopping 13 counts of infringement covering most iDevices and iPod models. The…
  • Report Claims a 4.6 to 1 Ratio for iPhone 6 over 6 Plus in Japan

    25 September 2014, 11:16 am by: Jack Purcher

    In a new report this morning we learn about a new BCN survey that shows us an interesting breakdown in iPhone sales amongst local Japanese carriers and more importantly, how the all-new iPhone phablet is doing in one of Apple's most important markets.
  • Apple Sued with Patents from 90's WebPhone Product

    25 September 2014, 9:34 am by: Jack Purcher

    Straight Path IP Group, Inc. has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Apple. The patent infringement lawsuit concerns Apple's FaceTime video conferencing software. Three of the four patents in the lawsuit were originally owned by NetSpeak, the company…
  • Apple Continues to work on their Macroscalar Architecture While Ford Considers Biometrics for Future…

    25 September 2014, 7:17 am by: Jack Purcher

    It was relatively quiet at the US Patent & Trademark Office regarding new innovations from Apple today. Indirectly, there was one patent of interest today talking about next-gen biometrics for future Ford vehicles that will work with iOS.
  • SquareTrade Gives the iPhone 6 Best Marks Ever after Testing

    24 September 2014, 10:29 am by: Jack Purcher

    Today SquareTrade, the top-rated protection plan company, published the results of their iPhone 6 testing. They announced that the iPhone 6 and its larger sibling, the iPhone 6 Plus, performed impressively in Breakability testing, with each carriing the top…
  • Samsung Rushes their Galaxy Note 4 to Market as their Stock Price Plunges after Apple's iPhone Sales…

    24 September 2014, 9:47 am by: Jack Purcher

    It's being reported in Korea today that the share price of Samsung Electronics plunged to the lowest level in two years and two months, amid growing concerns about its third-quarter performance results. Yesterday Samsung Electronics closed down by ...
  • Apple's iPhone 6 Plus may Become a Huge Headache

    23 September 2014, 8:36 pm by: Jack Purcher

    Earlier today Apple's video noted above surfaced starring Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake. Timberlake represented the iPhone 6 Plus and his angle was to constantly push the iPhone's "Huge" factor. One of the things that Apple didn't want the iPhone 6 to be…
  • New Samsung 3D UI Invention Led by Former Apple Engineer

    23 September 2014, 6:51 pm by: Jack Purcher

    Our Patently Mobile site has just published a brief Samsung patent report about a possible future non-glasses based 3D user interface for future devices from smartphones through to televisions and beyond. Obviously it's being designed for future Tizen OS based…
  • CEO of Foxconn: Robots will play a Crucial Role in the World's Third Industrial Revolution

    23 September 2014, 10:58 am by: Jack Purcher

    Every time CEO Terry Gou want's to pump up Hon Hai's (Foxconn's) image, he pulls out his dream of happy robots making Apple iPhones 24/7 that won't complain about lousy working conditions or cause them problems with Apple's CEO Tim Cook by stealing iPhone…
  • Apple Granted 34 Patents Covering a Unique Touch Gesture with Visible Points, a Store-within-a-Store…

    23 September 2014, 9:03 am by: Jack Purcher

    The US Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 34 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we focus on one patent regarding a unique touch gesture that provides a user with visible points of interaction.
  • Apple's new Products Brings a new Round of Patents to Life

    22 September 2014, 8:25 pm by: Jack Purcher

    Since Apple's Special Event that launched the iPhone 6 and gave us a peek at the all-new Apple Watch, we've been rummaging through Apple's literature looking for possible patents that could have been fulfilled due to their new products. Of course with Apple's…
  • First Weekend Sales for the Apple iPhone 6 are Record Breaking

    22 September 2014, 8:57 am by: Jack Purcher

    Apple today announced it has sold over 10 million new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models, a new record, just three days after the launch on September 19. iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are available in the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan,…
  • MasterCard and Apple Pay: Priceless

    22 September 2014, 8:30 am by: Jack Purcher

    During a recent event regarding the launch of Transport for London's contactlesscard payment system, MasterCard UK and Ireland president Marion King told us that it was an exciting time as technology changes the way we pay for things. King added that "We…

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