Tag Archive: U.S.


China overtakes U.S. for iOS app downloads

  Tim Cook has been staunchly outspoken in his belief that it’s only a matter of time before China overtakes the U.S. as Apple’s biggest customer. According to a new report from app analytics company App Annie, that benchmark has… Read more ›

The Apple Watch officially became available for pre-orders last week and, if researchers at Slice Intelligence are to be believed, it scored big when it comes to customer demand. How big? Try 957,000 people pre-ordering in the U.S. during Friday… Read more ›

Apple was among a group of almost 400 companies which yesterday filed a so-called “friend of the court” brief with the U.S. Supreme Court, arguing that same-sex couples should have just as much of a right to marry as anyone else. Interestingly,… Read more ›

In one to file under “N” for “Never happening,” mobile phone company Ericsson has filed seven new lawsuits asking the U.S. International Trade Commission to block Apple products, such as the iPhone, from selling in the United States. The lawsuits allege that Apple… Read more ›

Some U.S. carriers have historically been more lenient about unlocking phones than others, but starting today they are all mandated to provide unlocking once a customer’s contract is up. Legislation put in place by the FCC back in 2013 takes… Read more ›

While most of us focus on the consumer, education or enterprise applications of Apple’s devices, there’s another huge market where Cupertino’s products are making waves: the medical profession. According to a new report from Reuters, 14 out of the United… Read more ›

Tim Cook told investors he’s optimistic that the iPhone 6 still has legs, mostly because it has the highest Android switcher rate the company has seen in over three years. The bigger screen was supposed to cause an avalanche of… Read more ›

Apple now sells more iPhones in China than the U.S.

China may have been a bit late to the iPhone 6 party due to a drawn-out regulatory approval period, but it seems the wait was worth it — both for Chinese customers and Tim Cook’s wallet. Ahead of what should… Read more ›

Apple enjoyed historic sales this holiday season, and while the company won’t reveal its official earnings until January 27th, based on the latest smartphone activation report from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners, Apple dominated the holiday shopping season and accounted for… Read more ›

In a curious example of international geopolitics influencing the App Store, developers who have registered iTunes accounts in the Crimea are being told to stop using all Apple software, and destroy any materials related to it. Why? It all has… Read more ›