Tablet shipments are expected to grow 58.7 percent year-over-year in 2013 to reach 229.3 million units, up from 144.5 million units a year ago, according to a new forecast from research firm IDC. At the current rate of growth, tablet shipments are on pace to eclipse those of portable PCs by the end of 2013 and will surpass both desktop and portable PC shipments by 2015.
Mailbox, the buzzed-about messaging app acquired by Dropbox in March, is expanding native functionality from Apple's iPhone to its iPad tablet with the release of its latest update.
Square is now processing more than $15 billion in payments on an annualized basis, up from $10 billion six months ago. The figure excludes transactions completed by coffeehouse chain Starbucks, which began allowing consumers to pay for purchases via the Square Wallet application for iOS and Android late last year.
Startup Loop's app enables enterprises to conduct immediate surveys using an iPad, according to a report by TechCrunch.
By deploying Apple's iPads and FileMaker Go product, the Austin Convention Center was able to realize a 200 percent return on investment, according to a report by Mobile Enterprise.
Production of a second-generation iPad Mini with Retina display will be delayed until October due to screen yield issues, according to a research note by analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities that was obtained by AppleInsider.
There's good news and bad news about Apple's recent earnings report. The good news: Apple beat Wall Street's expectations. The bad news, Wall Street wasn't expecting much.
Like Apple with its iPad Mini, Microsoft is setting the stage for the release of smaller Windows 8 tablets in the months ahead. This was revealed late last week on the back of another round of record-setting earnings, and follows earlier reports that Microsoft is moving in the direction of smaller devices.
The value of ads running on Google's Android-enabled devices declined sharply quarter-over-quarter, while ads for Apple's iOS-enabled devices grew, according to a new report from MoPub. In fact, devices running iOS--including the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch--control over 75 percent of ad spend share, the report said.
In a series of articles that won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for explanatory reporting this week, the New York Times accused Apple of sidestepping billions of dollars in taxes and ignoring labor abuses and hazardous working conditions at its suppliers' factories.