After years of negotiations, China Mobile finally began selling Apple's iPhone to its 776 million subscribers in January. Now, the world's largest mobile carrier probably wishes it hadn't.
Google's Android platform has passed Apple's iOS in mobile ad traffic for the first time, according to Opera Mediaworks' quarterly mobile ad report.
Expect a slimmer iPad tablet to come soon, according to leaks published by a Dutch-language website. The information was leaked from China, and presumably from a component supplier, says The Register.
Malware called "unflod" is stealing Apple ID passwords from jailbroken iPhones and iPads, Ars Technica reports.
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Smartphone innovation is slowing, as evidenced by Samsung's Galaxy S5 smartphone, judges Lawrence Lundy, an information and communications technology consultant with Frost & Sullivan.
The company really needs to explore new markets, such as launching a smartwatch worthy of the Apple name. Otherwise, the views of Wall Street analysts will win out in terms of the firm's stock price, which ultimately has an impact on the resources it has to innovate.
A key to success for smart wearable devices in the enterprise, as well as the consumer marketplace, will be a "robust selection of third-party applications," observes market research firm IDC.
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