Wow! Apple’s stock had a nice July

After being on a downward slide for nearly a year, past one month has seen Apple reverse the losses a little bit. though we don’t think it is becoming a trillion dollar company anytime soon.

How cheap will a low-cost iPhone be? Maybe $99 to $149

The price range is specifically intended to appeal to developing nations where iPhones are considered too expensive, according to Bloomberg. The report claims that Apple has discussed this plan for a less expensive iPhone with a “top U.S. wireless carrier.”

Apple still weighing low-cost iPhone, says report

The WSJ says sources confirm Apple is considering building a less-expensive iPhone out of plastic with older components by the end of this year. Such a move would be a pretty huge change in strategy for Apple and its most important product.

Things you never knew about the iPhone

Thanks to the testimony of top Apple executives this week, we know more about how the iPhone came to be. However, the revelation of these details means that even if Apple ends up winning this case, it’s still lost something: a little bit of mystery.

Five years later: How the iPhone reinvented Apple

Since the iPhone’s debut five years ago the mobile industry has been completely transformed: Virtual keyboards are standard; wireless operators changed the way they do business; and an iPhone app sold for a billion dollars. Nothing, however, has changed more in five years than Apple itself.

How Apple conceived the iPhone

Former iPhone marketing manager Bob Borchers tells students how Steve Jobs originally approached the iPhone team with the challenge of building the iPhone, a device that to date has sold 183 million units in less than five years.

Apple: We’ve Never Tracked iPhone Locations

Both Google (NSDQ: GOOG) and Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) have been put on the defensive regarding charges that they track users of their respective m…

Yahoo Buys TV Check-In App IntoNow

Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO) has purchased IntoNow, a four-month-old startup that has built an iPhone app that automatically recognizes the TV show a…

100 Million iPhones Later: What’s Next?

After selling 90 million iPhones from 2007 through 2010, an important milestone has almost certainly passed, the sale of the 100 millionth iPhone. Expect a self-congratulatory press release next month, but now is the time for the company to think about the next 100 million iPhones.

Is Apple About to Cut Out the Carriers?

Sources inside European carriers said Apple is working with SIM-card manufacturer Gemalto to create a special SIM card that would allow consumers in Europe to buy a phone via the web or at the Apple Store and get the phones working using the iTunes App Store.

Google Dominates Mobile Searches on the iPhone

Google represents 97 percent of mobile searches on the iPhone, according to Chitika Research, with 49.08 percent of searches coming through the Safari tool bar, 42.24 percent coming from its home page and other minor sources and 8.68 percent from its dedicated Google app.

What Startups Can Learn from Apple’s Antennagate

Flaws in software and hardware design are only natural in the tech industry. But what is not commonplace is knowing how to effectively deal with the fallout when engineering flaws become known. Apple’s “Antennagate” offers startups a how-to in triumphing in the face of failure.

AT&T: Killing Unlimited Data Doesn't Hurt Our Earnings

AT&T today released quarterly results, highlighted by a record 3.2 million iPhone activations, 13 percent higher earnings and the sixth consecutive period of growth in postpaid average revenue per subscriber (ARPU), now at $62.63. Will ARPU continue to grow now that AT&T lowered smartphone data plans?

White iPhone 4 Due to Ship End of July

The iPhone 4 will finally be available in white — with shipments of the white model on track for late July. Jobs noted that once on sale, the white model would only be available in limited quantities, with production slowly ramping up as time goes on.

iPhone: The Art of the Launch

Apple’s iPhone is an iconic device and behind much of the innovation in the mobile market over the last four years. But through the years it has also been a case study in both how to launch a product, and how not to launch a product.

As the iPhone 4 Juggernaut Rolls, the Android Camp Counterattacks

Hoping to stop Apple’s iPhone 4 momentum, the Android camp has ramped up the release of new smartphones, some of them powered with large, high-resolution 4-inch screens, super fast processors and other powerful features. Samsung and Motorola are leading the charge. Will they succeed?

The iPhone 4 As Seen In Photos

Here’s an overview of the new iPhone 4’s new capabilities as announced today at Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference in San Francisco.


iPhone Dev Sessions: Responsive Web-Enabled iPhone Apps

A good iPhone app has to be simple, intuitive, responsive, and give users a compelling reason to use it. Unfortunately, there’s no recipe for how to write a simple, intuitive and compelling app. Writing a responsive app, however, is much easier.

iPhone More Global Than Android — for Now

The iPhone OS is a lot more global than its Google counterpart, Android, according to a new report. Of course, with some 100,000 Android-based phones being activated every day on 59 carriers in 48 countries, that will change soon.

mocoNews Quick Hits 5.21.10

»  FM’s John Battelle has a lot of questions about Apple’s iAd, but he does have an early conclusion: If you

An iPhone in Every Pot?

A new iPhone means a lot of speculation prior to launch. It’s fun to follow, especially when you find rumors that are “sure things” that are directly opposite. Dwight Silverman has come up with a theory about the next phone from Cupertino that is certainly new.

Why U.S. Android Handset Sales Are Outpacing the iPhone

More Google Android phones were sold during the first quarter of 2010 in the U.S. than iPhones. Customers of Verizon Wireless, the largest U.S. carrier in terms of subscribers, can’t buy an iPhone, but they can choose from a wide range of different Google Android smartphones.

New iPhone is Found — Literally

A phone that is reported to be the next iPhone has appeared on the web and has the techerati buzzing. It was first reported to be a prototype that was found, yes found in the wild as someone supposedly left it somewhere.

Apple's iPhone OS 4.0: What You Need to Know

Apple’s vision of how mobile devices should work became clear today with the introduction of iPhone OS 4.0. The feature list should quell some critics, but owners of a first- or second-generation iPhone or iPod touch who won’t get multitasking will have something to complain about.

6 Features to Expect in iPhone OS 4.0

Apple unveils “the future of iPhone OS” this Thursday in Cupertino. As nice as the iPhone operating system is, there’s always room for improvement. I expect these six features to make their way into iPhone 4.0 as Apple finds elegant solutions to inelegant problems.

Apple To Unveil iPhone OS 4 On Thursday

Given all the attention on the iPad this weekend, this takes us for a bit of a surprise: Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) has sent out invitations to the…

iPhone Users Get Google Voice (Via The Web)

Google (NSDQ: GOOG) isn’t waiting for the result of the FCC’s investigation into why Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) rejected a Google Voice app for the…

Signs Point to an Apple iPad, New iPhone OS

Today some anecdotal evidence has emerged that gives credence to the existence of a new kind of Apple device. More importantly, the data collected by Flurry shows that Apple is not going to jettison the iPhone OS and instead will leverage it to its advantage.


When free music identifier Shazam, one of iPhone’s flagship apps, launched a paid version in November, many existing users would have been f…

Who Is Getting Rich Off the iPhone?

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Can Apple Reinvigorate The Ringtone Market?

Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) has changed the way consumers buy ringtones from the company, bringing into question whether the largest digital music-re…

China Unicom Signs Three-Year iPhone Deal

Hong Kong-based telco China Unicom has confirmed it will distribute Apple’s iPhone across China in a three-year deal starting in Q4 this yea…

Nokia Maintains Grip On Euro Mobile Market

Europeans bought 11.2 percent more mobile phones in Q209 than they did a year ago — a total of 14 million — and 64 percent of them were ma…

mocoNews quick hits 08.13.09

»  A new (lengthy) video from TD Newscrest analyst Chris Umiastowski reveals that *RIM* believes it can get the BlackBerry browser…

Want To Deposit A Check? Just Use Your iPhone

Is the next trend in mobile banking to deposit checks via phone? USAA Bank, a financial institution which caters to the military, is updatin…

Counting Down to iPhone 3.0 OS

Update: The new OS is available for download, reports TheAppleBlog.  AT&T is also offering more subsides for iPhone 3G S even if you still…

Now You Can Play The Trombone On Your iPhone

Menlo Park, Calif.-based Smule, which was founded by Stanford computer scientists that make musical games for the iPhone, has launched its l…

@ Apple Event: Developers' Show And Tell

Here’s some examples on how developers are using the new features available in the iPhone 3.0 update. The developers were here to give demon…

@ Apple Event: The Latest Stats On The iPhone

Today in Cupertino, Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) is unveiling its third version of its iPhone operating system, but first, the company provided an upd…

Macworld Roundup: Truphone; UClick; Craigslist

Apart from the new ability of iPhone owners to buy iTunes songs over 3G networks there wasn’t much iPhone news at Macworld — or indeed of a…

How Hot Is the iPhone Globally?

I have often wondered if Apple’s iPhone is primarily a U.S. phenomenon or if it’s having an impact overseas, too. Earlier this…

Apple Releases Software Update For iPhone

The iPhone has been thoroughly lionized, but as much as users love the device, they also complain incessantly about dropped calls and voice…

Google Readying iPhone-Specific Ads

Even with the first Android device set to launch in a matter of days, Google (NSDQ: GOOG) still has the iPhone and the inherent opportunitie…

Apple App Store Launching Tomorrow Morning

mocoNews has confirmed that Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) plans to launch its much-anticipated App Store Thursday at 9 a.m. PST, as first reported by F…

Android: Much Coolness, But 3 Big Problems

Like all the other geeks in attendance, I couldn’t help myself from letting out an audible “whooo” when Google showed off an…

Apple Patent Hints At Plans For iPhone IM

The US Patent Office has approved an Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) patent for what looks like an instant messenger application for the iPhone, with som…

The Case Of Missing iPhones

NYT discovers that the 1.4 million missing iPhones (not registered on their respective networks in U.S. and Europe) have landed up in, lo an…

First Wild iPhone Trojan Found

The first iPhone Trojan has been found in the wild, notes ZDNet UK. It does some damage when users try to uninstall it, but the repairs are…

Snag A 4GB iPhone for $299

In case the 8GB iPhone is still just outta reach (despite yesterday’s price drop to $399) and you think you can get…

iPhone's sanity check

[qi:053] iPhone’s first weekend didn’t turn out to be as hot as Wall Street analysts had predicted. The sales weren’t 700,000 or…

Gruber’s Got His

John Gruber just Twittered: I suddenly feel taller, younger, healthier. Convinced that my teeth are now whiter. There you have it folks.…