Apple accounted for nearly two-thirds of first-quarter smartphone sales in the so-called premium segment, the technology analyst firm Counterpoint Research says, but providing no figures to back up its claim.
There is little doubt in the mind of any observer of the smartphone industry that, after the disappearance of Huawei as a frontrunner, two Chinese brands — Oppo and Xiaomi — have been vying to take up the fight to market leaders Apple and Samsung.
When it comes to the cutting edge, with the most advanced features that respect user privacy, deliver the utmost ease of use, are the most visionary, and are the most widely available, Apple has long ago surpassed Microsoft and Google, and are the absolute true leaders in computing, with everyone else just followers.
Australia’s interest in Apple Silicon computers and tablets are contributing to the brand’s strong market share, according to The Telsyte Australian Table Computer Study 2022 by analyst firm Telsyte.
It's not just Google who can use AI and machine learning to deliver impressive accessibility features, with Apple also showcasing an impressive set of must-see features you'll engage with below, while also clearly pointing to the kinds of smarts that future Apple AR glasses and the future Apple Car to come will feature, in even more refined form.
Where iOS 15.5, iPadOS 15.5, and macOS 12.4 delivered some new features, tvOS 15.5 and watchOS 8.6 are more like macOS 11.6.6 and Security Update 2022-004 Catalina inasmuch as they only provide unspecified bug fixes and security updates.
Apple has released iOS 15.5 and iPadOS 15.5, bringing Messages' communications safety feature to Australia and New Zealand.
macOS Monterey 12.4 brings changes to Podcasts and Messages, along with unspecified bug fixes and security updates.
Apple's biggest supplier, Foxconn Technology, has been forced to halt recruitment at its complex in the central city of Zhengzhou, raising fears over the extent to which this would upset Apple's production schedules.
Apple, Google and Microsoft have backed a passwordless sign-in standard created by the Fast Identity Online [FIDO] Alliance and the World Wide Web Consortium.
Smartphone sales in the US fell 6% year-on-year in the first quarter of 2022, the technology analyst firm Counterpoint Research reports, adding that this was due to a cooling of demand that had been generated by the pandemic.
The European Union has taken aim at Apple for its refusal to open its mobile payment system to its rivals, accusing the company of restricting access to the technology used for mobile wallets.
Smartphone sales in China fell by 14% year-on-year in the first quarter of 2022, the technology research firm Counterpoint Research says, adding that a total of 74.2 million units changed hands.
Global smartphone shipments fell by 11% year-on-year in the first quarter of 2022 due to sluggish demand, the technology analyst company Canalys claims, but with no numbers to back it up.
Chinese smartphone brands OnePlus and Xiaomi have both been cited as wanting to aspire to the heights that Apple and Samsung have reached in the US, though the arguments mounted appear to be more in hope than anything else.
Digital entertainment company Animoca Brands has completed the acquisition of 100% of the issued capital of racing game studio Eden Games from Engine Gaming & Media.
Revenue from global PC shipments was up in the first quarter of 2022, but shipments fell, the technology analyst firm Canalys says, adding that this was the first year-on-year fall for a quarter since 2020.
Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference will again be held in an online format this year.
Apple has issued emergency fixes for two zero-day vulnerabilities that were being exploited in the wild and which affect iPhones, iPads, and Macs.
Apple's output of the iPhone SE will drop by a fifth in the coming quarter, indicating that the Russia-Ukraine conflict and fears of inflation have affected demand for the device, a report claims.
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