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October 25, 2012

Apple’s slow but steady takeover of mobile computing continues

  • 5.3M iPods were sold by Apple during their fourth fiscal quarter of 2012, according to the company’s most recent earnings call.
  • 14M iPads were sold during the same period of time, though both the iPod and iPad product lines undersold analysts’ expectations. Yes, apparently, only selling 20 million devices is disappointing to some folks. 
  • 26.9M iPhones were also sold during the company’s fourth quarter, underperforming yet again; however, we suspect the imminent release of the iPhone 5 may have played a significant role in dwindling numbers. source
17:33 // 1 year ago
October 24, 2012
thisistheverge:

Welcome to Polygon! It’s a website (finally) | Polygon
Officially welcome our friends at Polygon to the internet!

This is an amazing site. Like The Verge, it makes everyone else look like they’re not trying hard enough.

thisistheverge:

Welcome to Polygon! It’s a website (finally) | Polygon

Officially welcome our friends at Polygon to the internet!

This is an amazing site. Like The Verge, it makes everyone else look like they’re not trying hard enough.

23:22 // 1 year ago

Google hits the Grand Canyon: Google’s Street View is hitting the trails of the Grand Canyon. A car can’t fit down those tiny trails, though, so Google came up with backpack-mounted cameras. ”Any of these sort of iconic, cultural, historical locations that are not accessible by road is where we want to go,” said Ryan Falor, product manager at Google. source

12:22 // 1 year ago
October 23, 2012
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Sur..prise?: Apple has officially unveiled the iPad mini, though we’re not sure how many people were unaware of the device’s existence at this point. The iPad mini will ship with a 7.9-inch screen, modified A5 chip under the hood, and a starting price of $329 for the Wi-Fi only model. Pre-orders begin on Friday and the first devices will land in consumers’ hands on November 2. So, are you planning to get the smaller iPad? (Photo via The Verge) source

Sur..prise?: Apple has officially unveiled the iPad mini, though we’re not sure how many people were unaware of the device’s existence at this point. The iPad mini will ship with a 7.9-inch screen, modified A5 chip under the hood, and a starting price of $329 for the Wi-Fi only model. Pre-orders begin on Friday and the first devices will land in consumers’ hands on November 2. So, are you planning to get the smaller iPad? (Photo via The Verge) source

14:26 // 1 year ago
October 19, 2012
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October 16, 2012
According to a new study, commissioned by device warranty provider Squaretrade, approximately 51 percent of broken smartphones are damaged inside the phone owner’s home. We’ve posted a portion of the accompanying infographic, depicting the most common household smartphone “danger zones”. So how does Squaretrade’s report stack up against your own usage? Whose kitchen has the highest kill/death ratio? source

According to a new study, commissioned by device warranty provider Squaretrade, approximately 51 percent of broken smartphones are damaged inside the phone owner’s home. We’ve posted a portion of the accompanying infographic, depicting the most common household smartphone “danger zones”. So how does Squaretrade’s report stack up against your own usage? Whose kitchen has the highest kill/death ratio? source

14:43 // 2 years ago
October 12, 2012
thisistheverge:

Apple to launch iPad mini at October 23rd event, says AllThingsD

It has a better ring to it than “super-sized iPod touch,” doesn’t it?

thisistheverge:

Apple to launch iPad mini at October 23rd event, says AllThingsD

It has a better ring to it than “super-sized iPod touch,” doesn’t it?

9:13 // 2 years ago