By Cody Lee on Mar 18, 2013
In my 4 or 5 years of hanging out in the jailbreak community, I’ve met people from all walks of life. Both men and women jailbreak, ranging in ages from 6-60, and they come from all around the world. I can’t imagine trying to determine the ‘average jailbreaker.’
But that’s exactly what Reddit user spiceman54j was hoping to accomplish this weekend when he surveyed Redditors from the r/jailbreak forum. In total, he collected data from nearly 400 jailbreakers, and he’s created an infographic to showcase his findings… Read More
By Cody Lee on Mar 14, 2013
Apple has long been known for its army of loyal followers. They use Macs and iPhones, and swear by them. And they constantly argue with Android and Windows users that their choice of platform is superior to theirs. You know, fanboys.
But there’s more to being an Apple fanboy than just carrying around an iPhone, and scoffing at the competition. So to help separate the real ones from the fakes, the folks over at Mackeeper came up with this ‘How Apple are you?’ infographic… Read More
By Cody Lee on Feb 16, 2013
When you think about Apple’s supply chain, the first—and only, for some—place that comes to mind is China. Images start propagating in the mind of oft-reported impoverished plants with thousands of factory workers building iPhones and iPads. But there’s much more to it.
The truth is, Apple’s supply chain is far more expansive, reaching all the way around the globe. As this new interactive map shows, the company receives components from suppliers, and production support, from the United States, Australia, Brazil and several other places… Read More
By Cody Lee on Feb 7, 2013
When Apple announced the results for its 2012 holiday quarter, the reaction from Wall Street was extremely negative. Despite selling a record 48 million iPhones, and recording a record $54.5 billion in revenue, the company’s stock dropped more than 10% following the news.
A lot of folks have tried to explain the phenomenon—investors are worried about its slowing growth, or its ability to handle stronger competition from the likes of Google and Samsung. But the truth is, Apple is performing better than it ever has, and better than everyone else… Read More
By Cody Lee on Feb 1, 2013
Despite the fact that investors have begun to worry about Apple’s future, the company is still one of the wealthiest in the world. The iPad-maker added another $13 billion to its cash pile last quarter, bringing the total to $137 billion.
And that number will only continue to grow, because Apple doesn’t really spend much money. Maybe a few billion on research and development, and another couple on data centers and other facilities. But not enough to make a dent… Read More
By Cody Lee on Nov 25, 2012
The annual day-after-Thanksgiving sales blitz known as Black Friday is now behind us. We’ll likely see several more deals and discounts over the next month, but the long lines and door busters are gone.
The lines, though, were noticeably shorter this year than they were in 2011, despite the fact that retail sales were up. And that can only mean that more people are doing their holiday shopping online… Read More
By Cody Lee on Oct 17, 2012
Rumors that Apple had plans for a smaller version of its popular iPad tablet go back at least two years. Our earliest report on the topic dates all the way back to August 2010.
But the gossip has gotten a lot more serious over the past 9 months or so, and the iPad mini is widely expected to debut at Apple’s recently announced October 23 event.
It’s actually been interesting to watch this story unfold this year. And if you missed any of it, never fear, the folks over at GimmeTech put together this infographic timeline… Read More
By Cody Lee on Oct 3, 2012
Like its predecessor, the iPhone 5 starts at $650 here in the US. That’s the full retail cost for the entry-level 16GB model, which is pretty expensive by most standards.
Luckily, many carriers will pay for $450 of that, knocking the price down to $199, if you’re willing to sign a two year contract with them. How can they afford to do that?
Oh don’t worry, they make their money back and then some… Read More
By Cody Lee on Sep 19, 2012
The iPhone 5, sporting Apple’s custom A6 processor, is really turning some heads in the tech world. Last week it beat out the competition in Geekbench tests, and early reviews say the handset is extremely fast.
By Cody Lee on Sep 13, 2012
Apple is going to release its sixth-generation smartphone later this month, and the competition has never been tougher. Yesterday’s iPhone event capped off a two week run of handset announcements from Samsung, Nokia and Motorola.
Samsung, for its part, is on fire right now with its Galaxy S III, selling more than 20 million units in 100 days. And both Nokia’s Lumia 920 and Motorola’s RAZR HD look promising. Here’s how the iPhone 5 compares to those devices… Read More
By Cody Lee on Aug 26, 2012
Apple’s iPhone event is now less than three weeks away, and the rumor mill is in full swing. It seems like every day we hear new rumors regarding what the handset will look like and do.
And while the constant speculation can be exasperating, it does help paint a picture of what we can expect. Keep reading to see what the tech world thinks we’ll see in the new iPhone… Read More
By Cody Lee on Aug 24, 2012
It was a year ago today that Steve Jobs stepped down as CEO of Apple Inc. Feeling unable to fulfill his duties and expectations at the position, he sent a heartfelt resignation letter out to the Apple Community.
In the letter, Jobs recommended that the Board of Directors name Tim Cook as his replacement. Which, as you know, they did. So today, we thought we’d take a look back at Tim’s first year as Apple’s leader… Read More
By Cody Lee on Aug 20, 2012
A report came out last week from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (or MIT), claiming that the iPhone had crossed a “significant threshold” in mobile security. In fact, it deemed Apple’s platform one of the safest in the category.
But according to a new study, hackers aren’t having any problems cracking through the security of iOS applications. The data comes from Arxan Technologies, in the form of an infographic, regarding iOS and Android app security… Read More
By Cody Lee on Aug 14, 2012
On the surface, Apple’s beef with Samsung is fairly easy to understand. Apple feels that Samsung has intentionally copied the design of its smartphones and tablets, and it wants justice (along with compensation).
But in reality, Apple’s claims are much more complicated. They involve four design patents, three feature patents, and around 20 different Samsung devices that Apple believes are infringing on its inventions… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jul 18, 2012
Ever since Samsung unveiled its new Galaxy S III earlier this year, we’ve seen the handset compared to the iPhone 4S in a number of different ways, including specs, voice control features, and even durability.
But up until now, we’ve yet to see a comparison like this. A new report is out this week claiming that Apple’s latest smartphone has been found to emit 3 times more radiation than Samsung’s S III handset… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jul 11, 2012
When Steve Jobs unveiled the original iPhone back in 2007, he commented “and boy have we patented it.” The CEO knew that Apple had something special on its hands, and that everyone else was going to try and replicate it.
He was right. Those patents he was referring to have since been involved in hundreds of lawsuits around the globe. In fact, a new report suggests that Apple is actually at the center of 60% of all major mobile litigation… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jul 10, 2012
In line with all of the recent speculation regarding the rumored “iPad Mini,” one developer decided to see how such a device would stack up against other popular tablets.
What you see above is a comparison between the screen sizes of various slates, including the Kindle Fire, the Nexus 7, the current iPad, and the purported iPad Mini… Read More
By Cody Lee on May 24, 2012
Ever since Apple unveiled Siri at its iPhone 4S media event last fall, the digital assistant has remained in the spotlight. Whether it’s celebrity-laden TV spots or class-action lawsuits, it seems like it’s always making headlines.
But some would argue that Siri is more of a black eye for Apple than an accomplishment. It’s spent the last 9 months in beta, its location services still aren’t available abroad, and its functionality in general is still super limited.
In fact, is anyone even using the feature anymore? Infographic time! Read More
By Cody Lee on May 9, 2012
In the last decade, Apple has grown from a computer-maker with fractional marketshare to a consumer electronics powerhouse. It’s popular iPhone and iPad lines, and even its retail stores are constantly setting records.
We’ve mentioned a lot of these impressive statistics on iDB in the past, but we all know that pictures are much more effective. So we thought we’d share this cool infographic with you from the folks over at Sortable.
Here’s Apple by the Numbers… Read More
By Cody Lee on May 2, 2012
Still trying to figure out what to get your mom for Mother’s Day? Well you could always opt for the traditional bouquet of flowers. But a recent survey shows that it’s not blossoms moms are after — it’s iPads.
Techbargains, a bargain-hunting site that points users to the best deals on consumer electronics, recently polled a number of female users on what they’d most like to receive for the upcoming holiday… Read More