By Cody Lee on May 3, 2013
Although we continue to hear reports regarding Apple’s work on a full-blown television set, pundits remain skeptical that the project will ever see the light of day. They say the margins are too small, and the demand for internet TVs is too weak for Apple to make a move.
But the latter part of that theory isn’t entirely accurate, according to a new report from media research firm TDG. Their studies show that Smart TV adoption is actually growing rapidly around the world, with 25% of broadband households now owning at least one set… Read More
By Cody Lee on Oct 16, 2012
According to a new report from the marketing research firm ABI Research, the average size of an iOS app measured 23 megabytes in September, an increase of more than 16% in the last six months.
The increase, it says, can be contributed to number of factors, including the release of the Retina display iPad back in March, and the recent bump in the over-the-air App Store download limit to 50 megabytes…. Read More
By Ed Sutherland on Aug 23, 2012
Once again, Verizon Wireless is ranked the top U.S. carrier in fewest complaints of dropped calls, transmission problems and slow text messages. This is the 14th time the carrier has led J.D. Power’s U.S. Wireless Network Quality Performance Study. AT&T and other major carriers landed further down in the cellular reliability survey.
While Verizon Wireless led in the busy Northeast corridor, it also trumped competition in the Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, Southwest and Westerns sections of the country. U.S. Cellular was picked as the best carrier in the North Central U.S. for the 12th time. AT&T’s reliability was consistently ranked the lowest, except in the Mid-Atlantic and Southwest areas, where it was second to Verizon… Read More
By Cody Lee on Aug 22, 2012
Even though we haven’t seen much evidence, the tech world seems pretty convinced that the new iPhone will be LTE-capable. After all, Apple’s latest tablet supports the 4G tech. And Android devices have for years.
But as it turns out, folks may not end up caring that much about whether the new iPhone supports LTE or not. A new report is out this morning, claiming that nearly 50% of US consumers don’t feel that they need it… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jun 30, 2012
For those of you wondering if Apple still has a strong cult following, here you go: a new survey from Goldman Sachs finds that 21% of iOS users wouldn’t switch to another platform, for any price.
The securities firm recently surveyed over 1000 smartphone users, in an effort to better understand the costs that consumers face when switching ecosystems. And this is what they found… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jun 22, 2012
Despite all of the praise it’s received for its Retina display and LTE-compatibility, the new iPad does have its caveats. For instance, it takes considerably longer to charge than both of its predecessors.
The reason for this is obviously because the new iPad has a bigger battery. But surprisingly, it’s still rather efficient. According to a new study, the tablet only costs $1.36 per year to charge… Read More
By Jake Smith on Mar 5, 2012
The iPad 3 has been amongst all of the recent talk, and unsurprisingly, customers are getting excited for the latest tablet out of Cupertino. And why shouldn’t they? We’ve been hearing the iPad 3 will feature a stunning Retina display, larger battery, LTE, upgraded cameras, Siri, and a quad-core processor. What’s not to love?
According to a new study conducted by shopping site PriceGrabber, 42% of current iPad owners are planning to buy the iPad 3… Read More
By Jake Smith on Mar 5, 2012
The iPad is a great tool for small businesses to take notes, create spreadsheets, word documents, charge clients, and more. Many businesses have already made the smart choice to move over to iOS, from platforms like RIM’s Blackberry. Even the US. Air Force chose the iPad for its pilots.
Today, The Business Journal has posted a study showing that iPad usage has almost quadrupled among small businesses. From 2010 to 2011, iPad use in small businesses quadrupled… Read More
By Jake Smith on Feb 20, 2012
The iPad is the world’s best selling tablet by a land-slide, selling a record 15.43 million units during Apple’s holiday quarter. Selling for $500 a pop, and more pricier for better versions, Apple racks in serious cash from their iPad sales.
According to a new study called “Tablet Adoptions and Insight Report” conducted by NDP, it found that on average iPad owners are older and richer than those who own tablets made by other manufacturers… Read More
By Cody Lee on Feb 15, 2012
The recent Path scandal has once again put user privacy at the forefront of mobile news. The social network was caught secretly uploading entire address books from its users’ cell phones without their authorization.
This has prompted further research into other App Store apps, and yes even jailbreak ones, to see how many other developers are guilty of these actions. And what folks are finding is, jailbreak apps actually leak much less private data than Apple-approved ones… Read More
By Oliver Haslam on Jan 23, 2012
Apple’s iPhone 4S launch was a resounding success by all accounts, and it even proved popular amongst those who already had a competing smartphone according to a new report.
Consumer Intelligence Research Partners today released information on a study it conducted of those who bought Apple’s flagship smartphone. Two of the most interesting statistics show just how many new iPhone 4S owners moved away from competing platforms as well as how many plumped for the most expensive model in the range.
36% of new iPhone 4S owners apparently moved away from another smartphone platform, while 21% stumped up the cash for Apple’s 64GB model… Read More
By Oliver Haslam on Nov 18, 2011
With all three of the major US cell carriers now sporting the iPhone in their arsenal, consumers have never had it so good. Not only can you now choose which iPhone to buy, but you can also choose which carrier to run it on.
Choosing a carrier isn’t always the easiest thing in the world, but a new study by Metrico Wireless sheds some light onto the decision, and depending on whether voice or data is the most important thing in your world, the best carrier for you may well vary.
According to Metrico’s numbers, AT&T is currently the top dog if you need your data speeds to be as fast as possible, but if you’re more of a talker than a surfer, Verizon may be the best choice for your hard-earned dollar… Read More
By Sebastien Page on Nov 9, 2011
Advertising network Chitika recently carried out a study to find out the iOS 5 adoption rate among iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users.
According to our data set, 38% of iPhone users had already updated their mobile devices to the latest version of iOS. The iPad came in second in our study with 30% of all users updating to or already using iOS 5. This is an interesting statistic as it illustrates the similarity of the iOS version distribution of both the iPad and iPhone. The iPod registered the smallest count of devices updated to iOS 5, with only 12% of users choosing to upgrade. This demographic is made further evident by the portion of devices running on older versions of iOS, with almost 80% of consumers using iOS 4.
Are you still on iOS 4? If so, why?
By Alex Heath on Nov 3, 2011
Android phones have been proven to break, malfunction, and require more repair costs than iPhones and even Blackberries.
The cheapness of most Android handsets is costing the telecoms a staggering $2 billion per year, according to a report from wireless services firm WDS… Read More
By Sebastien Page on Oct 11, 2011
If you needed more proof that the iPad not only is an amazing product, but it’s also the most popular tablet out there, this study by comScore might be all you need.
According to comScore, iOS accounts for the largest share of US smartphone and tablet devices while driving the majority of non-computer traffic. No surprise there, but the study also reveals that the iPad drives 97.2% of all tablet traffic… Read More
By Sebastien Page on Sep 28, 2011
I love studies because you can make them say virtually anything you want. This one study by mobile ad network InMobi doesn’t seem to be any different.
According to the company, 41% of smartphone owners in the US, Canada and Mexico are planning to buy an iPhone 5. That’s millions of people willing to buy a phone they’ve never seen before… Read More
By Sebastien Page on Sep 21, 2011
Guess what mobile platform dominates Wi-Fi usage in airports?
Well, the title of the post gave it all away. But yes, according to hotspot provider Boingo, iOS represents as much as 83% of mobile usage in some airports… Read More
By Alex Heath on Sep 20, 2011
A recent university study shows that the iPad helps students succeed in school. Unsurprisingly, the research found that iPad-equipped students not only excel in everyday learning of material, but that students with iPads also do better on tests.
Unfortunately, research has still not discovered how an iPad can write your term paper for you… Read More
By Oliver Haslam on Sep 14, 2011
Everyone loves sales numbers, right? If that’s true, everyone really loves sales numbers that claim that either Android or iOS is winning the mobile war.
It seems different numbers point to a different winner in this war, or at least a different winner in each battle. And this time around it’s Android’s turn to be the victor… Read More
By Oliver Haslam on Jul 29, 2011
Cell phone use in children and adolescents does not increase the risk of either groups suffering from brain tumors, according to a new report.
In claims that fly in the face of both past research and public opinion, a report published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute answers the question we’ve all been wondering: Will talking on my iPhone give me cancer?
In a study that involved 1000 participants, the results suggest that the fears that children are more susceptible to radiation from phones, such as the iPhone, may be unfounded after all… Read More