Citing unnamed Apple suppliers in Asia, The Wall Street Journal claims that Apple is testing a 12.9-inch iPad and has asked its partners for “prototype smartphone screens larger than 4-inch”.
This report certainly adds weight to the rumor of Apple making a larger iPad. Korean website ETNews carried the same rumor of a 12.9-inch iPad in May and said that the model would bear the somewhat unlikely moniker of the ‘iPad maxi’.
It also appears as though the firm will look to go bigger with future iPhones too, with Reuters reporting last month that Apple is considering 4.7-inch and 5.7-inch screens for the iPhone 5, sizes which would push the Cupertino [...]
In a new report, the research firm predicts that large enterprise app store adoption will grow 30.4% year-on-year and claims that the manufacturing and trade industries are at the cutting-edge of this new trend.
When it comes to adoption by region, North American and Western European enterprise app store adoption is similar, at 20.7% and 21.5% respectively, but it is the Asia-Pacific that is ahead of the curve with a YoY adoption growth of 59%.
“Mobile Application Management is growing in popularity among enterprises looking to deploy flexible mobile solutions to support bring-your-own-device (BYOD) initiatives,” said senior analyst, Jason McNicol, in [...]
The research group has downwards revised its original forecast for original design manufacturer (ODM) notebook shipments in the first half of 2013, something it puts down to global economic instability, weak demand for Windows 8 Ultrabooks and surging tablet shipments.
"Smartphones and tablets have been outselling notebook computers, and demand for Ultrabooks and other ultrathin PCs so far has not taken off as expected,” said analyst Peter Lin.
As a result, IHS iSuppli now forecasts that the top five ODMs (all of which are based in Taiwan, Asia) will ship around 35.2 million devices in Q1 of 2013, compared to the 41.4 million shipped in Q4. These [...]
In a statement, Voith said that the redundancies would come in effect across sites in Germany and Austria, with the firm now taking a hard look at which of its factories make the largest machines for newsprint paper.
The company said that the proliferation of media on smartphones and tablets had led to a falling demand for printed magazines and newspapers, and this has subsequently had a negative knock-on effect on demand for Voith’s graphic paper printing machines.
Although this digitization was the primary reason behind the decision, the statement did also mention that production has ramped up in Asia, which is likely to have had some bearing on the [...]
The report evaluated what kind of apps smartphone and tablet users have downloaded, including both free and paid-for applications and across a range of different categories. Unsurprisingly, only a small percentage of these users downloaded only paid-for apps, with the majority opting for free apps, or a mixture of free and paid-for apps.
Nielsen says that mobile consumers tend to have an average of 33 apps installed on their device. The researcher said that users preferring free applications tended to plump for for gaming, music and social networking apps. Approximately 35% of mobile consumers said that they would pay for game applications, while 29% would pay [...]