Apple iPhone 5 Overtakes Samsung Galaxy S3 to Become World’s Best-Selling Smartphone Model in Q4 2012

Strategy Analytics: (Via The Loop)

According to the latest research from our Handset Country Share Tracker (CST) service, Apple’s iPhone 5 overtook Samsung’s Galaxy S3 to become the world’s best-selling smartphone model for the first time ever in the fourth quarter of 2012.

Apple’s iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S together accounted for 1 in 5 of all smartphones shipped worldwide in Q4 2012. This was an impressive performance, given the iPhone portfolio’s premium pricing. We estimate Samsung’s Galaxy S3 was the world’s third best-selling smartphone model and it shipped 15.4 million units globally, capturing 7 percent share in the fourth quarter of 2012. (Emphasis mine)

So yes, the iPhone 5 is a piece of crap that isn’t selling.

AT&T to allow Facetime over Celular.

9to5 Mac:

AT&T just announced it will soon enable FaceTime over cellular for all customers on tiered data plans using a compatible iOS device at no extra charge.

Finally.

Woman Tasered at Apple Store in New Hampshire.

CNet

 

Amazon Instant Video App Now Available for iPhone and iPod touch

Amazon:

Amazon.com, Inc. today introduced the Amazon Instant Video App, enabling customers to stream or download Amazon Instant Video movies and TV episodes from their video library directly on their iPhone or iPod touch. The app also makes more than 30,000 titles from Prime Instant Video available to Prime members such as hit TV shows like American Horror Story, Downton Abbey and Fringe, as well as popular movies such as Hugo, Thor and Goodfellas, to stream instantly on their iPhone or iPod touch at no additional cost. Amazon announced the Amazon Instant Video app for iPad earlier this year. With today’s launch, Amazon Instant Video is now available across iOS mobile devices.

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Apple Sells Three Million iPads in Three Days

Apple:

Apple® today announced it has sold three million iPads in just three days since the launch of its new iPad® mini and fourth generation iPad—double the previous first weekend milestone of 1.5 million Wi-Fi only models sold for the third generation iPad in March. The Wi-Fi + Cellular versions of both iPad mini and fourth generation iPad will ship in a few weeks in the US and in many more countries later this year. 

Apple Sells Three Million iPads in Three Days

What is Particle and why did Apple buy it?

What is Particle and why did Apple buy it?

Apple Acquires Web App Startup Particle, Retains Several Developers To Work At Cupertino

Apple Acquires Web App Startup Particle, Retains Several Developers To Work At Cupertino

Foxconn China plant closes after clash involving 2,000

Reuters:

Taiwan’s Foxconn Technology Group, which assembles Apple’s iPhones and makes components for top global electronics companies, closed a plant in China on Monday after about 2,000 workers were involved in a brawl at a company dormitory.

Foxconn China plant closes after clash involving 2,000

The new Digg.com

Digg has just unveiled a new format on their website (very Flipboard like), and a new iPhone app.

Gmail introduces Video Hangouts.

Something else to pile on to the ton of things already in Gmail. Via Google.