Apple shares fall as iPhone sales disappoint

Apple shares dropped 10% overnight on Wednesday, as the firm announced iPhone sales figures missing its previous forecast of 50m units. In one of its most eagerly anticipated earnings updates of recent years, Apple reported no rise in profits and slightly missed...

First Firefox smartphone unveiled

Mozilla has published details of the first smartphones to be powered by its Firefox operating system, in a bid to challenge Apple and Google’s Android. Two handsets, codenamed Keon and Peak, will be developed by a small Spanish firm called Geeksphone and will be...

EE slashes 4G prices to £31 per month

EE has cut the prices for its ultra-high speed 4G services as rivals operators begin to launch their competing services. Ahead of the spectrum auction this month, EE has introduced a new basic tariff for its 4G service, priced at £31, along with a new...

Global mobile ad spend: UK leads world

Global digital ad spending passed the $100-billion mark for the first time in 2012, with the UK leading the way, according to new research. The report, from eMarketer forecasts that mobile ad spend will increase by a further 15.1% in 2013 to $118.4 billion. That will...

Russian social network debuts mobile app store

Odnoklassniki, the social network service from Russian online media giant Mail.Ru Group, has launched a mobile platform for games and apps. The Odnoklassniki platform is aimed at Russian smartphone users and will let developers create games for users to play on...

Apple ‘halves orders for iPhone 5 components’

Apple has halved orders for iPhone 5 components, suggesting sales have not been as strong as expected, according to reports. The Wall Street Journal, cites “people familiar with the situation,” as saying Apple cut its order for iPhone 5 screens for the...

The rise of the mobile strategist (Infographic)

As mobile becomes an increasingly important part of marketing, this infographic from Antenna Software focuses on the rise of ‘mobile’ specific job roles, which is particularly timely as 2 out of 5 people are thought to look for a new job in January. Interesting stats...

Apple dampens ‘cheap’ iPhone rumours

Apple’s marketing boss has quashed rumours that the firm is planning to produce a budget version of its iPhone. Phil Schiller, head of marketing at Apple has told a Chinese newspaper that “cheap smartphones” will “never be the future of Apple’s products”. The comments...

Sony rivals iPhone and Samsung with waterproof 5-inch smartphone

Sony has unveiled its latest smartphone, the Xperia Z, as the technology giant looks to rival Apple and Samsung in the smartphone wars. The device, unveiled at technology trade show CES 2013, has a large 5-inch screen and is powered by Android. Key features include a...

Apple to finally produce a budget iPhone?

Apple is reportedly developing a cheaper version of its iPhone for launch later this year, as the manufacturer looks to compete with Android the fast growing budget smartphone market. The move would signal a major shift for the company, which has traditionally offered...

Apple App Store hits 40bn downloads

Consumers have downloaded more than 40 billion apps from the Apple App Store in just over four years, with almost half of them happening during 2012, according to new figures. The data, released by Apple, indicate it had a particularly strong Christmas period, with...

2012 digital review and trends: the stories that shaped digital

To round off 2012, we bring you our collection of top stories that shaped the digital landscape. It was an amazing year, with the continued speed of change towards a more digitally centric society: the rise and rise of social, the migration to mobile, the rising value...