IT managers find iOS devices attractive both because of their functionality and their rock-solid reputation for security. However, while it is difficult, the latest version of iOS can be successfully hacked and jailbroken, explained Georgia Tech researchers at the Black Hat conference.
Most small- to mid-sized businesses (SMBs) in the United States don't have mobile-friendly communications and services for customers. Fifty-nine percent of U.S. SMB websites aren't set up for customers to research and make purchases on their mobile devices.
Boston University wants a court to block sales of Apple's iPhone 5, iPad, and MacBook Air because it alleges that Apple infringed a patent held by one of its professors, the Boston Herald is reporting.
During the first two weeks in June, Apple's iPhone 5 users generated about 40 percent of the total traffic from 4G phones and 76 percent of the traffic from newer 4G phones released after July 2012, according to the latest stats compiled by Chitika Insights.
The number of smartphone users who use their devices for mobile ticketing is forecast by Juniper Research to double by 2018, reaching close to 1 billion users by then.
Apple is expected to begin production of an updated iPhone in the second quarter of this year, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal citing sources familiar with the device's production.
Apple is planning to launch a cheaper iPhone, along with an "S" update to its iPhone 5, this summer, according to RBC Capital Markets analyst Amit Daryanani.
Tablet sales soared 281 percent in 2012, reaching $42 billion, according to the latest data from Infonetics Research.
Strong Apple iPhone 5 sales since its launch in September have pushed the iOS platform past Google's Android in the U.S. smartphone market, according to the latest stats from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech.
Apple has fixed four critical security holes in its iOS 6 operating system, which runs the new iPhone 5, as well as the latest versions of iPad and iPod Touch.