Lawyers Brand iTunes App Store A Monopoly

Apple will face a court hearing over claims its tight control of iPhone apps constitutes an unfair monopoly. The plaintiff claims Apple’s 30 percent revenue cut is effectively a “surcharge” on app buyers. The people bringing the case say Apple effectively eliminates competition by making it difficult for app developers to sell directly to iPhone […]

A Quick Game for the iPhone’s 10th Year [Comic]

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Apple To Offer Original Shows, Netflix Style

Apple is reportedly planning to launch its own original TV content by the end of the year. It may use the material as a way to boost subscriptions to Apple Music. The Wall Street Journal reports that the content would be a big step up from the current limited video offerings on the service that […]

The Year in News: What Happened Next (Stories From September-December 2016)

It’s time to conclude our look back at some of the news stories we’ve covered here at GaS in 2016 as well as following up on later developments. In September a collection of Steve Jobs’s possessions went on sale. Highlights included a leather jacket worn in a famed picture of Jobs flipping off an IBM […]

The Year in News: What Happened Next (Stories From January-February 2016)

It’s time once again to take a look back at some of the news stories we’ve covered here at GaS in 2016 as well as following up on later developments. In January New York City announced plans to replace almost all of its payphone booths with Wi-Fi hotspots funded by advertising. The new booths also […]

Apple AirPods Cost $69 Each To Replace

Apple has finally started selling its wireless AirPod earphones. They cost $159, though there’ll be a very small ‘discount’ if you need to replace a lost one. Unlike most earphones, it’s possible (and some would say probable) to lose one Airpod rather than the pair. In that case, you’ll have to pay Apple $69 for […]

Samsung Reigns Supreme In Latest iPhone Patent Battle

Samsung has won a key Supreme Court victory in its battle with Apple over iPhone patent infringements. It could make for what some see as a fairer system for tech patent disputes. Way back in 2012, a jury concluded that Samsung phones had copied key design elements from the iPhone. That ruling has been upheld […]

Almost Every Fake Apple Charger Fails Basic Safety Check

Virtually every counterfeit Apple charger in a recent test posed a safety risk. The problem is not with reputable third-party chargers, but rather those falsely marketed as being produced by Apple themselves. The test was carried out by US safety research firm UL on behalf of a British consumer watchdog. It purchased a total of […]

Dorkly Comic – Apple: Then VS Now

In this comic, Artist Jhall and Jake Young from Dorkly take a look at some of the differences between how Apple products were a few years ago versus how they are now. Things have mostly taken a turn for the worst. Music: Then vs. Now Convenience: Then vs. Now New Features: Then vs. Now New […]

Apple Grabs 104 Percent Of The Smarphone Profit Pie

Apple is estimated to be making 103.6 percent of all the profits in the smartphone market. The seemingly-odd figure is a combination of the methodology and the financial bloodbath caused by the exploding Samsung Note 7. The 103.6 percent figure comes about because, unlike with revenue, it’s very much possible to make negative profits. In […]

Chunk Missing From Apple TV Guide

Apple’s attempts to capture the television market will take an underwhelming step forward this week with the launch of an all-in-one TV guide that won’t feature Netflix. Apple had originally tried to sell TV stations on the idea of producing a single online-based TV service that would negate the need for cable television subscriptions. That […]

Smartwatch Shipments Sliced In Half

The smartwatch market appears to be in a slump with a 50 percent decline in shipments year on year. However, the timing of Apple releases may have somewhat distorted the totals. The figures come from analysts International Data Corporation and cover shipments to retailers rather than sales to consumers, though generally the two are closely […]