Apple's Many Glitches from 2014

Apple loses Customer Satisfaction Lead to Samsung

ACSI (American Customer Satisfaction Index) released their findings for smartphone companies and their customer satisfaction ratings for 2014, and the results were a little surprising to some. For the first time, Samsung is beating Apple in this metric – 81 (Samsung, a 6.6 improvement) to 79 (Apple, a -2.2 decline). The odd thing about this … Read more…

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 … Read more…

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.

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How the U.S. lost out on iPhone work

Great article from the NY Times: Apple executives say that going overseas, at this point, is their only option. One former executive described how the company relied upon a Chinese factory to revamp iPhone manufacturing just weeks before the device was due on shelves. Apple had redesigned the iPhone’s screen at the last minute, forcing … Read more…

Steve Jobs: Thoughts on Flash

Steve Jobs has penned another detailed missive, this time on Flash and how/why Apple doesn’t support it on it’s mobile devices. It’s a 1600 word opus that breaks down the argument in to 6 reasons – openness, full web, reliability (and security/performance), battery life, touch, and platform issues. I can’t argue with most of the … Read more…

Will they? Won’t they? Wi-Fi Sync for iPod/iPad

Great looking app that allows for exactly what the title says: Wi-Fi sync from your computer to your iPad/iPod. Of course, this app still needs to make it through Apple’s approval process. So, I wouldn’t get too excited for it. Still, maybe the publicity of having this app out in the wild will apply pressure … Read more…

Apple eyeing ARM?

From the London Evening Standard: “A deal would make a lot of sense for Apple,” said one trader. “That way, they could stop ARM’s technology from ending up in everyone else’s computers and gadgets.” Traders reckon a bid would come in at around 400p a share, valuing ARM at more than £5.2 billion. Apart from … Read more…

AT&T blocks employees vacations in June for iPhone launch

Boy Genius Report: we’ve confirmed with multiple AT&T sources that the carrier has now put a block on employees taking vacations in June. The only time AT&T does a straight block like this is for iPhone launches. Count me as excited. I’ve been limping along with an iPhone 3G that just seems way to pokey … Read more…