If you’re expecting a new iPhone or iPad you may be sorely disappointed. Based on sources close to Apple, next week’s media event is primarily going to serve as a launch pad for Apple Watch.
Apple’s eagerly awaited wearable is due to ship next month but preorders could possibly begin as early as next week.
Chances are, we’ll find out during the Monday, March 9th event. For now, Apple is divulging much. The company’s press invite merely says it’s time to “Spring Forward.”
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Apple may now be one of the most popular tech makers among Chinese consumers, but even the surging popularity of iPhones inside of the world’s largest mobile population hasn’t changed how Chinese government officials feel about iOS devices — they simply don’t trust them in high levels of government.
According to a new report from Reuters, China “has dropped some of the world’s leading technology brands from its approved state purchase lists.”
In their place are thousands of locally made products that are “trustworthy.”
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By the time Apple’s iPhone 6s drops this fall (we’re assuming that’s what it will be called) the finished product will once again come at the hands of both Apple and Samsung.
For as much as the two warring mobile tech rivals seemingly despite one another, business continues to compel the mobile superpowers to work together in a highly lucrative mutually beneficial relationship.
According to The Korea Times, Samsung is set to serve up DRAM memory for its next-gen iPhone.
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BMO Capital Markets not only raised its price target to $135 for AAPL ahead of the weekend, but one of its top analysts also made a bold but possibly still conservative sales prediction for a number of current and future Apple products.
BMO analyst Keith Bachman expects 207 million iPhone sales in 2015.
“Apple’s current iPhone offering, pending the Watch launch and the strength of Apple’s family of products, combined with Apple’s large and loyal installed base, gives us confidence in our iPhone forecast,” the analyst told investors late last week.
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While Android captured a majority (63 percent) of mobile ad traffic in Q4 of 2014, Apple held onto its lead in revenue generation.
That’s the bottom line, according to a new “State of Mobile Advertising” report from Opera Mediaworks.
“Apple’s favorable position in Western markets, such as the United States, Germany, and the United Kingdom, helped it retain the lead,” noted the report summary. “The report, which lays out quarterly trends and insights from the company’s mobile ad platform, notes that, in these markets, high-value rich-media and video-advertising campaigns are more common. Since iOS dominates in these markets, monetization levels are highest, with over 51 percent of revenue.”
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A new report from Reuters indicates that Apple’s HealthKit platform is now being actively tested in more than half of all leading U.S. hospitals.
“Fourteen of 23 top hospitals contacted by Reuters said they have rolled out a pilot program of Apple’s HealthKit service – which acts as a repository for patient-generated health information like blood pressure, weight or heart rate – or are in talks to do so,” the report reads.
Since its market introduction along with iOS 8 last fall, HealthKit has captured the imagination and firm attention of some of the nation’s leading healthcare organizations.
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2015 may be a very rewarding year financially for iOS mobile app developers. If 2014 was any indication of the upward trend in income among app developers, this new year could bring with it some serious green for those who stick with their craft.
Although Android apps continue to enjoy record downloads (and Android developers are narrowing the earnings gap with rival iOS app developers), Apple continues to steal the show — and the headlines — when it comes to showcasing just how much cash a developer can earn today.
In case you missed it, Apple recently announced that the first week of January set a new record for billings from the App Store with customers spending nearly half a billion dollars on apps and in-app purchases all over the world.
What’s more, New Year’s Day 2015 marked the single biggest day ever in App Store sales history.
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