Apple reportedly signs Samsung for next-gen iPhone chips

Apple and Samsung’s relationship is apparently not so strained as to prevent the South Korean electronics from providing the chips that will reportedly power future iPhones.

Samsung will supply Apple with A9 chips based on a 14-nanometer process node starting in 2015, the Korea Economic Daily reported Monday. The chip would go into production in 2015 and power an iPhone theoretically dubbed ther “iPhone 7″ that could be released in the latter half of 2015, according to the report. Continue reading

Samsung Galaxy S4 vs iPhone 5 vs HTC One and Rip DVD to Your Mobile Devices

The Samsung Galaxy S4, iPhone 5 and HTC One are the best smartphones on the market right now, in part thanks to high-end cameras and sensors tucked into the back of each smartphone.

With Samsung having finally just announced its latest flagship effort, the Galaxy S4, it’s inevitable that the comparisons will immediately be drawn between it and some of the other high-end handsets currently gracing the market. Although the iPhone 5 naturally springs to mind, a rivaling vendor, HTC, also finally looks to have delivered a respectable contender to market with the One device. Continue reading

iPhone found to be more ‘vulnerable’ than Android smartphones

A new report suggests that Apple’s (AAPL) iPhone is more “vulnerable” to attacks than Android, Windows Phone and BlackBerry (BBRY) smartphones. According to a study from SourceFire, the vast majority of all mobile phone vulnerabilities that have been discovered so far have been found in Apple’s smartphones. The firm found 210 vulnerabilities in the iPhone, giving iOS an 81% share of known mobile phone vulnerabilities, while Android, Windows Phone and BlackBerry devices combined to have a 19% market share. Continue reading

iPhone 5S expected to launch late June, says analyst

Apple will likely bring out its next iPhone in late June, projects Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster.

Assuming that forecast comes true, Munster believes Apple will sell 4 million units of the new phone before the month and the quarter are over. That estimate compares with the 5 million iPhone 5 handsets sold during that model’s opening weekend. Continue reading