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  • Xiaomi gets ahead of Apple's 5.5 inch iPhone 6 with new Mi 4

    23 July 2014, 2:04 pm by: Jack Purcher

    Earlier this month we posted a report about Apple's iPhone 5S being the number one smartphone in the world. Yet despite its popularity, it wasn't number one in China where they were beat out by Xiaomi's Redmi smartphone model that sells for well under US$200.…
  • Apple's Q3 Financials reveal that their R&D Spending is now at its Highest since the Original iPhone

    23 July 2014, 11:42 am by: Jack Purcher

    ... So when Apple’s third-quarter results filing revealed a 36 per cent jump in research and development spending compared with the prior year, it means that something more than just the annual iPhone refresh is coming soon.
  • Microsoft's Push against the MacBook Air is Due to Notebooks with Windows 8 Dropping to below 90%…

    23 July 2014, 10:59 am by: Jack Purcher

    Earlier this year Microsoft introduced their Surface 3 tablet and insisted that it was really a hybrid notebook. We reported on this in a May report titled "Microsoft's New Surface Pro 3 Thinks it's a Notebook." I was perplexed at how aggressive Panos Panay,…
  • Rumor Points to Advanced SiP Module for iWatch Supporting Wireless Charging

    23 July 2014, 9:29 am by: Jack Purcher

    Apple's rumored iWatch is in the news again today. According to a new supply chain rumor, "Universal Scientific Industrial (USI), an affiliated company of Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE), has reportedly landed SiP module orders from Apple for its…
  • Apple's CEO is sharply focused on the iPad with Hints of Significant Innovation on the Way

    22 July 2014, 8:45 pm by: Jack Purcher

    While Apple's CEO Tim Cook fielded most of the analysts questions during their Q3 Financial Conference today on a wide variety of matters from the impact of iPhone trade-in programs through to Japan's new VAT (Value Added Taxes) that will play havoc on…
  • Apple Posted $37.4 Billion Revenue with Record iPhone Sales

    22 July 2014, 5:17 pm by: Jack Purcher

    Apple just announced financial results for its fiscal 2014 third quarter ended June 28, 2014. The Company posted quarterly revenue of $37.4 billion and quarterly net profit of $7.7 billion, or $1.28 per diluted share. These results compare ...
  • LG Wins a Design Patent for a Hybrid Phone-Watch

    22 July 2014, 1:48 pm by: Jack Purcher

    It's a smartwatch day apparently. Beyond Apple being granted an interesting smartwatch patent today, our other site Patently Mobile discovered a newly granted design patent for LG that has a huge twist associated with it. Although it looks like a smartwatch,…
  • The iPad's Web Traffic Stats at 78% crush all Android Tablets

    22 July 2014, 9:52 am by: Jack Purcher

    A new web traffic report published today once again shows that Apple's iPad remains the King of web traffic in the US and Canada. It likewise reports that Samsung’s user base exhibited the largest share loss ....
  • Apple Reportedly Placed orders for new Power Reducing Oxide LCD Displays for Next Year's iPad Air

    22 July 2014, 8:54 am by: Jack Purcher

    A new report from Asia today tells us that Apple has opted for Oxide TFT LCD technology for its 9.7" iPad Air 3 that will be released in the second half of the year. The decision was made for design innovation to reduce the overall thickness of iPad to…
  • In-Cell Displays may be Causing Delays in Apple's 5.5" iPhone

    22 July 2014, 7:57 am by: Jack Purcher

    ... according to new supply chain rumors, Apple is having some initial delays relating to the 5.5 inch model due to their choice of In-Cell displays.
  • Apple may introduce a new iPad called the iPad Mini Air this Fall

    22 July 2014, 7:31 am by: Jack Purcher

    A new supply chain report from China may have spilled the beans on Apple introducing a new iPad mini Air design later this year.
  • Apple Granted 40 Patents Today Covering a Flexible Display Invention for Future iDevices like a…

    22 July 2014, 6:49 am by: Jack Purcher

    The US Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 40 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover a key patent for future flexible displays. We wrap up this week's granted patent report with our traditional…
  • Apple Wins a Patent for a Wristwatch Branded iTime

    22 July 2014, 5:58 am by: Jack Purcher

    Out of nowhere comes the granted patent surprise of the year. Apple has been granted a patent for iTime, the name they provided for a wristwatch. It's very different from Apple's first wrist-computer or iWatch in every way. It's simpler and more watch-like.…
  • Is the iPhone's Success due to Apple's High Customer Loyalty Rate?

    21 July 2014, 11:59 am by: Jack Purcher

    Katy Huberty, a Morgan Stanley analyst who estimates that Apple sold 39 million iPhone units in the period, which is above the consensus stated that "Strong iPhone demand at the end of the product cycle speaks to high loyalty rate of the Apple ecosystem."
  • Apple Announces their iTunes Festival London Lineup for September

    21 July 2014, 8:47 am by: Jack Purcher

    Apple has announced this year's iTunes Festival London line-up of artists for this September. This is Apple's eighth such festival and Apple's Senior VP of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue stated that "These live shows capture the heart and soul of…
  • A Flashy Visual Rumors Infographic for the iPhone 6 is Published

    20 July 2014, 11:42 am by: Jack Purcher

    While Patently Apple covers supply chain rumors, we try to avoid the daily barrage of rumors concerning the iPhone 6, especially those with fuzzy photos and alleged iPhone parts that could never be confirmed. Though a recent graphic caught our eye from the…
  • Apple's iPhone 5 Targeted in new Lawsuit over Speech Recognition

    20 July 2014, 10:23 am by: Jack Purcher

    Late on Friday a Texas based company by the name of Cedatech Holdings, LLC filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Apple using a 2010 granted patent titled "Integration of Audio or Video Program with Application." The lawsuit focuses on Apple's use of…
  • Business Insider Reporter Sees the Light and Dumps his iPhone for the Amazing Samsung S5

    19 July 2014, 2:00 pm by: Jack Purcher

    Samsung's profits plunged 24% on slumping smartphone sales and disappointing reception of their flagship Galaxy S5 smartphone. Reality bit Samsung as Apple's iPhone 5S crushed the Samsung's S5 globally. Samsung's smartphone sales in China specifically were…
  • Apple's "Thunderbolt" Trademark Approved but not Registered

    19 July 2014, 10:09 am by: Jack Purcher

    Earlier this month Apple was granted another Thunderbolt related patent. Wikipedia notes that Thunderbolt (code named light Peak) was co-developed by Apple and Intel and made public in 2011. Apple applied for the Thunderbolt trademark shortly thereafter and…
  • Microsoft Reduces Workforce to Focus on Breakthrough Phones

    18 July 2014, 4:10 pm by: Jack Purcher

    A lot has been made of Microsoft's plan to cut 18,000 jobs. The headlines have been dramatic like "Microsoft Employees in Seattle Are 'Shell Shocked' At the Size of the Layoffs," or "Microsoft cuts 18,000 jobs as part of its largest layoff ever." Yet in the…
  • The EU Commission found Completely Blind to Apple's new "Ask to Buy" Feature Designed to Combat…

    18 July 2014, 11:42 am by: Jack Purcher

    On July 10 we posted a report titled "After settling with the FTC over In-App Transactions, Apple Points the Finger at Google." In the end, the FTC decided that its next target will be Amazon. Now the issue of in-app transactions has been taken to a new level…
  • Angry Samsung Takes Back Billions in Bonuses from 100 Samsung Mobile Division Executives for Poor…

    18 July 2014, 10:17 am by: Jack Purcher

    On July 9 we reported that Samsung drastically cut Galaxy S5 orders for Q3 due to terrible sales. On July 10 we reported that Samsung's profits plummeted 24% on slow smartphone sales and on July 15 we reported that the iPhone crushed Samsung's S5 globally…
  • July 22: Apple's Third Quarter Financial Results Conference Call

    18 July 2014, 9:35 am by: Jack Purcher

    Apple has sent out a media alert this morning announcing that their third quarter financial results conference call will take place on July 22, 2014 at 2 p.m. PDT/5 p.m. EDT. With Samsung missing their numbers by a wide margin ...
  • Chinese Report Confirms 100,000 new iPhone Workers Hired

    18 July 2014, 8:46 am by: Jack Purcher

    On July 7 we posted a report titled "Hon Hai's Plan to Hire 100,000 Workers for iPhone 6 Production Throws Cold Water on Speculative Robot Rumors." Today that rumor was supported by ...
  • Florida Company Sues Apple over AirDrop and Photos Moments

    17 July 2014, 1:13 pm by: Jack Purcher

    Rothschild Storage Retrieval Innovations (RSRI) has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Apple in Miami Florida. The patent infringement lawsuit basically concerns Apple's Photos app features relating to "Years, Collections and Moments" and AirDrop.

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