The iPhone 5 is scheduled for release in China, one of Apple's biggest markets, on December 14 and the iPad mini and fourth-generation iPad will start selling in the country a week earlier on December 7.
The annual list of top search queries on Bing show that Facebook, Apple's iPhone 5 and the presidential election have been of significant interest to the online world during 2012.
A California court has allowed Samsung Electronics to include Apple's iPhone 5 among the products alleged to have infringed its patents, while also letting Apple amend its infringement contentions to include the Jelly Bean operating system and newer Samsung products such as the Galaxy Note 10.1 and the U.S. version of the Galaxy S III.
Dr. Fone offers an easy, but pricey, way to use your PC to recover files accidentally deleted from your iPhone or iPad. Its results aren't perfect, though.
The family of a worker who committed suicide at an Apple supplier in China is blaming his death on the harsh management at the factory and has tried demonstrating against the company, only to be detained by local police.
Foxconn, Apple’s giant Taiwanese manufacturing partner, denies reports that workers at one of its Chinese factories went on strike Friday and says iPhone 5 manufacturing is proceeding according to plan. However, labor groups say Foxconn and other factories have ongoing issues, and an analyst says labor issues aren't China's only challenge.
More details of the iPhone 5 CPU emerged this week, confirming Apple's claimed performance gains. But more importantly, they are the first indications of the impact of Apple's custom chip design, rather than relying on standardized cores licensed from ARM.
Several regional wireless providers will start selling the iPhone 5 on Friday, with nTelos among the few to announce pricing for Apple's new phone.
Nothing will ever equal the revolutionary quality of the first iPhone. But this fifth-generation model continues the tradition of incrementally making a great phone greater.
If the iPhone 5 sells as well as expected, it could create challenges for IT shops wrestling with bring-your-own-device policies.