In its much ballyhooed Sept. 9 event, Apple unveiled two new iPhone models, the Apple Watch and its Apple Pay mobile payments system, which CEO Tim Cook proclaimed as an "entirely new category of service" for the high-tech innovator. In Japan, at least, the reaction to Apple Pay was, "What took you so long?"
While the audience at the launch of the Apple Watch Tuesday was widely enthusiastic, Dick Tracy for one will be disappointed. It doesn't appear you can make phone calls with the snazzy, sparkling new smartwatch without the latest iPhone nearby.
Check out the hottest stories for Sept. 9, including the key to the femtocell market, the expected surge in mobile video ad spending, wearables as a standalone device, Twitter looks to directly monetize its feeds with a "Buy" button and the huge drop in upfront price for the Fire phone.
Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Sept. 8, including the mobile payment plan in the UK for Vodafone, one firm's plans to use wireless systems in mussel farming, machine-to-machine communications and their effect on MVNO, the growth in the wireless packet core market and the latest financing boost for Wellframe.
Check out the hottest mobile IT stories for Sept. 4, including the big Sept. 9 plans for Apple, growth in the WLAN market, the rankings of the top enterprise smartphones, ISIS (the company) settles on a name change and the increase in vendors committing to Salesforce wearables.
Rumors of an Apple-Nordstrom partnership on mobile payments are surfacing just before the release of the iPhone 6.
Mobile couponing will drive a doubling of electronic coupon (e-coupon) use over the next three years, rising from 16 billion e-coupons redeemed in 2014 to 31 billion in 2019, predicts market research firm Juniper Research.
Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Wednesday, Sept. 3, including Apple's current state of affairs just before the iPhone 6 launch, spending on data center projects spurred by mobility and BYOD, game revenue higher in Android than Apple, older generations aren't as bad at tech as you think and consumer attitudes towards the security of mobile banking apps.
Check out the hottest mobile IT stories for Sept. 2, including the credit card companies teaming with Apple for mobile payments, the global realization of LTE, the replacement of in-car entertainment by tablets, growth in the WLAN market and Amazon's plans for native mobile ads.
Mobile commerce, or m-commerce, will drive an estimated $516 billion in sales over the next three years, accounting for more than 70 percent of all mobile Internet revenue.