Many analysts believe that Apple might be closer than ever in overtaking Samsung as the biggest smartphone vendor in the world.
While most analyst have raised their expectations from Apple’s performance in the last quarter of 2014, analyst Maynard Um from Wells Fargo has gone against the grain and estimates that the Cupertino company’s share prices will fall due to a “high sentiment bar.”
In the past, leaked documents have revealed that NSA was able to use a backdoor to spy on iPhone owners, whose knowledge was denied by Apple, but was fixed by the company in iOS 8. Now, new data published by Der Spigel shows that the British spy agency — Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) — was able pull any data from an iPhone, even if the device itself was not compromised.
Every Holiday Season, Apple witnesses a significant jump in iPhone sales as friends and family buy iOS devices to gift to their loved ones. It looks like this year is going to be no different, with Apple’s gadgets accounting for 51% of the new devices activated during the week leading up to Christmas Day.