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Apple Pay was a massive flop on Black Friday

Apple may have kicked butt on Black Friday, with reports of its strongest Friday sales in history and more online purchases made using iOS devices than Androids by a giant margin. There was one area of Apple’s business where Black Friday wasn’t a day of triumph, however, and that’s Apple Pay. According to a new report, […]

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Amazon shrinks hardware division, ditches projects following Fire phone flop

Amazon has dismissed dozens of engineers and ditched a handful of hardware projects following its dismal attempt at tackling the smartphone market, according to a new report. The retail giant has also restructured what’s left of its hardware division, combining what was two separate units into one. “In recent weeks Amazon has dismissed dozens of […][Read More…]

iPhone 6 & Apple Watch event, U2′s album flop and the rest of this week’s best Apple news

It’s been a huge week for Apple news, with the special event this past Tuesday along with a few stories you may of missed. Well, watch Cult of Mac’s news roundup to see the latest regarding Apple’s event earlier this week…Read more ›

Apple’s ‘flop’ iPhone 5c outsold Galaxy S5 in its first month on sale in UK

Samsung’s newly-launched flagship Galaxy S5 might have hoped to capture some of the iPhone’s market dominance in Britain, but new research figures show that even in its first month it trailed behind sales of the iPhone 5s and even Apple’s…Read more ›

iPhone 5c May Be A Flop For Apple, But It’s A Huge Success For Pegatron

Tim Cook might have claimed that iPhone 5c demand “turned out to be different than we thought” on Apple’s recent quarterly earnings conference call, but there’s one company that doesn’t seem too upset about the 5c’s performance: Apple supplier Pegatron.…Read more ›    [Read More…]

Every Other Smartphone Maker Would Kill To Have A “Flop” Like The iPhone 5c

We’ll admit we’ve called the iPhone 5c a flop more than a few times. But it’s important to remember that what is a flop for Apple would be a huge success by the standards of any other company, which is…Read more ›    [Read More…]

RIP, iPhone 5c: You’re A Flop [Chart]

If you love the iPhone 5c, here’s a painful chart, courtesy of analytics plaform Mixpanel: growth of the iPhone 5c is pretty much stagnant at just around 6% (roughly where it’s been since Christmas), even as the iPhone 5s has…Read more ›    

Steve Ballmer Admits Microsoft’s iPad-Killer Is A Flop

The man, the myth, the sweaty legend: Steve BallmerIt’s been no secret that Microsoft’s would-be iPad-killer has been a complete disappointment, but now its ever-optimistic CEO, Steve Ballmer, is admitting to employees that the Surface is a flop. Ballmer held a ‘rally the troops’ event on Microsoft campus yesterday where they go over the company’s quarterly earnings and boost morale, but according to […]

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New ‘Designed By Apple’ Ads A Flop With Fans

Designed-by-Apple-adsApple’s new “Designed by Apple” commercials, which boast about the impact of its Mac and iOS devices, are being considered a flop in comparison with previous ad campaigns from the Cupertino company. Fans have criticized the way in which Apple has bragged about itself and the lack of joy in each video. The latest ad was first […]

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