This is a story of redemption. It’s also the story of acceptance. And it’s partly a story of not giving a rat’s bottom about which app you go to for your maps. Apple certainly cared where its users got their location apps when it launched Apple Maps back in 2012. With geological renderings of wonder, mislabeled roads and points of interest and, for the longest time, a lack of basic transit directions, it’s a wonder how Apple Maps came to be chosen over Google Maps for iOS users.
That’s what Apple is reporting. Specifically, its app handles 5 billion [...]
@Pocketnow covers tablets on a basis secondary to smartphones, but even at that number two level, it’s been a fairly staid year for big slab news up until the last quarter or so. Sure, there’s the Pixel C, but until we grab hold of a retail unit, it’s all vaporware to us. And there’s also those convertibles that Microsoft seems to like so much.
But alas, we come back to the object of Steve Jobs’s puzzlement, the iPad. Apple’s tablet reigns supreme in ownership, sales and the mindspace. With a new iPad and an almost freakish enterprise product, [...]
Vietnam has been a hotbed for Windows Phone with some major hardware partners putting up decent phones. But there’s room to grow in the country — it’s growing faster than a lot of other Asian markets. The mobile subscription growth rate was marked at 26 percent between 2009 and 2013, while Vietnam’s internet penetration landed above one-third of the population in 2014. It’s a picture unlike China and something Apple wants to get into, bad.
How bad? The company has just set up a subsidiary based in Ho Chi Minh City with capital of more than $670,000. It [...]