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Apple still owns growing wearables market, says GlobalData
While many consumers cannot afford the latest Apple Watch, there is an untapped demand for cheaper smartwatches.
Global smart home market set for rapid growth in near future
The valuation of the global industry has doubled since 2017, and is set to reach $158 billion in the next four years.
Apple NZ profit drops 22%; revenue drops 8.6%
Apple has released its New Zealand annual financial statements to the year ended 28 September 2019, with a 22% dip in profit year-over-year.
Coronavirus scare is already hitting tech market
GlobalData outlines the ways that China’s corporate shutdowns may have far-reaching effects for the global technology economy.
Trade war and coronavirus uncertainty proves challenge for Huawei as smartphone shipments drop
The full-year decline in 2019 represents the third consecutive year of falling shipments.
Smartphone market continues to grow - Canalys
Shipments of smartphones grew 1% this quarter, despite falling 2% generally in 2019.
Synnex & Jamf ink new Australian partnership
"This partnership will give our channel partners a compelling opportunity to complement their Apple devices offering with an intuitive device management solution."
Gartner: APAC misses out on global PC market growth
Despite a surprise year of worldwide growth for the PC market, Asia Pacific saw its fifth straight quarter of decline in 4Q19.
2019 PC market growth benefits big three vendors
With the first year of full-year growth since 2011, Lenovo, HP and Dell took the lion’s share with 65% of the global PC market.
Hands-on review: Apple Watch series 5 (Cellular)
No more attaching the phone to your bicep on runs, no more holding the phone on the dance floor because your skinny jeans are too skinny.
Hands-on review: A month with the Apple MacBook Pro 16-inch
All die-hard Apple fans have spent years dreaming of the 16-inch MacBook Pro and now it is finally here.
Hands-on review: iPhone 11 Pro Max takes the workhorse phone to a whole new level
The iPhone 11 Pro Max is an extremely powerful device and performs in all the ways I hoped it would.
Cellular Apple Watch Series 5 available from Spark today
For $12.99 a month, the One Number Wearable Plan lets users share their primary plan’s minutes and texts and get unlimited data on the watch through an e-sim.
Apple announces first ever Apple Music Awards
Apple Music will celebrate with a global, live-streamed performance by Billie Eilish at the Steve Jobs Theater on December 5 at 3:30 pm.
Gartner: Apple continues to lose as smartphone market drops
Huawei, Samsung, and OPPO increased market share in the third quarter of 2019, while Apple and Xiaomi share declined.
Jamf announces powerful new product line
Jamf has deployed new functionality across its suite of products that take advantage of Apple’s advances for businesses.
Hands-on review: Sennheiser, Apple & Beats wireless earbuds put to the test
We looked at the Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless, Apple AirPods Pro and Powerbeats Pro to try and determine which of the three is the best.
Hands-on review: Apple AirPods Pro
When considering the sound quality and vast list of features, the Apple AirPods Pro are worthy of both the higher price tag and the “Pro” title.
Apple rolls out the 2019 MacBook Pro
Flex your fingers, Apple MacBook fans - because it’s time for the 2019 iteration of the famed notebook line that never dies.
IDC: Global smartphone market returns to positive growth
"The market returning to positive growth shows the resilience of the industry as well as the ongoing demand for mobile phones, all in the face of many global macroeconomic challenges."
Gartner: Wearable device spending to total US$52 billion in 2020
Competition from lower-cost smartwatches will reduce average selling prices by 4.5% in 2021.
Apple AirPods Pro: A new design, but no battery improvements
Apple’s Airpods now welcome a new ‘Pro’ edition to the family, and Apple says these come with an all-new lightweight in-ear design, but there have been no improvements to battery life.
Hands-on review: One month with the Apple Watch Series 5
The Apple Watch Series five does everything you would expect from a smartwatch and more.
Hands-on review: One month with the Apple iPhone 11
This year, Apple released three iPhones into the market: The iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max. While everyone was taken by the Pro line, I believe this year’s magic was all in the humble iPhone 11.