The iPhone 5s is outselling the 5c by a Factor of 3.4x

So much for demand for a “cheap” iPhone. In the first weekend it was available, the iPhone 5s outsold the 5c by a factor of 3.7 worldwide, says mobile and app analytics company Localytics. Apple hasn’t released the breakdown of sales for the iPhone 5s and 5c, and has only announced that 9 million iPhones were sold in …

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App Cost Evolution: iPhone users pay average of 19 cents per app, Android users pay just 6 cents

Many consumer surveys point to an obvious conclusion: most people hate seeing ads on smartphones and tablets. But the truth is, contrary to the desire for an ad-free experience, when faced with the choice between free apps with ads, or paying even $.99 for apps without ads, consumers overwhelmingly choose the free apps and tolerate …

Automator for Mobile: “If This Then That” available for iPhone

If This Then That (IFTTT) is now available for iPhone. If you’re not familiar, IFTTT is a service that lets you connect two different apps or services together based on specific parameters, in a way that makes using both services a lot more useful. Think of it as a string that ties together everything you …

5 Years Later: A Look Back at the Rise of the iPhone

June 29th marks the 5 year anniversary of the first iPhone release, an important milestone not only for Apple but for the entire mobile industry. This revolutionary device set the stage for explosive growth in the smartphone market, drastically changing the complexion of the mobile industry and, consequently, the entire digital landscape in just a …

Which Came First: iPhone or Android?

Did the iPhone really come first, meaning Android ripped Apple off? Or did Android come first? Is it possible that both companies independently arrived at the idea for a touchscreen smartphone around the same time?Lately, I’ve been a little… obsessed… with these questions. Apple fans are convinced iPhone came first. Android fans are convinced their …