Spotted on the streets of China: Could this be iPhone 5SE?

Spotted on the streets of China: Could this be iPhone 5SE?

We’re a week away from what is expected to be an Apple launch event that will include the roll out of the new iPhone 5SE handset — and the rumor mill, as usual, is churning. A PR firm that we have been working with in China, Beeep, has sent us an interesting video and photos […]

Why Apple went to war with the FBI

Why Apple went to war with the FBI

(Image: Stephen Lam/Getty Images) It took just a few hours for the Justice Dept. to gauge how its legal action against Apple would be perceived by the public. Not long after a California court released an order compelling Apple to help the FBI unlock an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters, there […]

US government pushed tech firms to hand over source code

US government pushed tech firms to hand over source code

The US courthouse in Washington DC which houses the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, which authorizes the government’s surveillance operations. (Image: AP Photo/Cliff Owen) NEW YORK — The US government has made numerous attempts to obtain source code from tech companies in an effort to find security flaws that could be used for surveillance or […]

Big displays are not a big hit with iPhone and iPad users

Big displays are not a big hit with iPhone and iPad users

New data released suggest that big iPhones have not been a huge hit with users, with only 15 percent choosing Apple’s 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus and iPhone 6S Plus handsets. Data compiled by mobile engagement platform Localytics gives us a look at the breakdown of different devices within the iPhone and iPad ecosystem, and offer […]

Here comes the iPhone apocalypse and the end of Apple as we know it

Here comes the iPhone apocalypse and the end of Apple as we know it

My ZDNet UK colleague Charles McLellan did a fantastic market analysis this week of how Apple sits with its emerging competition from China, Korea and other parts of Asia. It paints a picture of an incredibly wealthy company sitting on hundreds of billions of dollars in cash assets, but growth in its core business of […]

Microsoft: Our Android Windows 10 bridge is dead, but iOS, Win32 ones moving ahead

Microsoft: Our Android Windows 10 bridge is dead, but iOS, Win32 ones moving ahead

The day after announcing it had purchased cross-platform mobile tool vendor Xamarin, Microsoft officials are offering a few new details about the company’s Universal Windows Platforms onboarding strategy. As previously rumored, Microsoft is dropping work on its Android “bridge,” or toolkit for bringing Android apps to Windows 10. It’s putting all its mobile-toolkit eggs in […]