Custora: iPhone users spend more money shopping online

File this under ‘duh‘:

Apple still dominates e-commerce, but Android devices are stealing share. Throughout 2014 – in our E-Commerce Mobile Report in July, and for the first three weeks of the holiday season, Android devices were “nibbling at the Apple,” stealing e-commerce share from Apple devices (iPhones and iPads). The same trend took place on Cyber Monday and the entire holiday weekend: The vast majority of mobile shopping happened on Apple devices over the weekend – 78%, while only 21.6% happened on Android devices. However, Apple’s share is down from 84.1% on last year’s holiday weekend 2013, while Android’s share is up from 15.4%.

The report lumps all Apple devices (iPads and iPhones) together, but I’d love to see a breakout of how much shopping is done on each device.

Category: Apple,Apple Retail

Apple Hardware Year in Review

Apple SVP Eddy Cue famously said earlier this year that 2014 was going to be a banner year for Apple products.

With the year coming to a close, now is a good time to reflect back on the hardware that Apple released over the last 12 months and examine where Apple went right and where they went wrong.


Category: Apple,Apple Retail,Hardware,iPad,iPhone,iPod,Opinion

Apple Store, Mall of Georgia

While looking through my email this morning, I noticed my daily digest of tech jobs from What caught my eye was that Apple was looking for Mac Geniuses and Creative Trainers for positions in Buford, GA. For those who aren’t familiar with that location, it is where the Mall of Georgia resides. (more…)

Category: Apple Retail

Apple plans 7 new stores

Apple will be opening a slew of new stores in the coming months. Seven new Apple Stores will be opening between now and next year. The stores will be located in Los Angeles, CA (Century City); Rancho Cucamonga, CA (Victoria Gardens); Danbury, CT (Danbury Fair Mall); Wilmington, DE (Christiana Mall); West Des Moines, IA (Jordan Creek); Braintree, MA (South Shore); and Lynnwood, WA (Alderwood Mall).

Category: Apple Retail

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A user of Macs since they had silly names like Performa and Centris, Theodore Lee is a techie who prides himself on his vast knowledge of all things Apple. OS X Factor was started in 2001 (originally as macosxcentric), and continues to churn out tips, tutorials, reviews and commentary on the tech sector.