It's just so weird: When Apple launched the iPad Pro, a lot of people were comparing it to Microsoft's Surface. Now the industry is wondering whether Microsoft will take the Surface experience and squeeze it into something that could better compete with the iPhone.
At one point in time, there were dramas and sitcoms so valued by their audience that they were sometimes referred to as "appointment television." Later, major networks described some of their shows as "must-see TV." It's not exactly clear, though, how we'll convey the tvOS apps that all consumers should download for Apple TV.
For a device that was once known only for keeping track of time, app developers were like everyone else in finding irony that the operating system behind the Apple Watch, watchOS 2, will be late.
Most indie developers are probably pretty comfortable with creating apps that make use of "pinch" and "zoom" gestures by now. Mastering the art of "peek" and "pop" on an iPhone 6S may be another story entirely.
Like the rest of the world, iOS developers would like Siri to "give them a hint" about this week's Apple product launch, but they've been content to discuss the possibilities on Twitter in the meantime.
The next iPhone could lead 12 percent of Android users to consider switching, according to Phoenix and SessionM's mobile insights platform mXP. The stats are based on a one-question poll that ran for 24 hours last month.
When the Apple Watch launched, there was a lot of excitement about what consumers would do with it. Now the media and developers can't seem to stop talking about what they can't do with it (at least so far).
Apple didn't make a formal announcement about it at its recent WWDC in San Francisco, but a developer blogging on 9to5 Mac noticed a policy change that will allow developers, for the first time, to restrict their apps to only run on devices with 64-bit processors.
Alexa may soon dethrone Apple's Siri as the most popular virtual assistant among app developers now that Amazon is opening up the technology behind its Echo wireless speaker.
The Apple Watch may still have some user expectations to meet, but with a crash rate of 0.12333 percent, reliability won't be one of them, according to recently-released data from Crittericism. The San Francisco-based mobile app performance management firm provided raw data in an email to FierceDeveloper.