Samsung is allegedly handing out Galaxy Note 3 devices to Olympic athletes in Sochi. As part of the gift, Samsung is asking athletes to cover the Apple logo on any iPhone they bring to the opening ceremony. This voluntary ban ensures sponsor Samsung takes the center stage during the Olympics’ most public event.Â
Apple announced its quarterly earningsÂ for Q1 2014, and it was a record quarter of iPhone sales, which grew 7% year-over year to 51 million units. Based on Tim Cook’s comments and the average selling price for the iPhone, these sales were heavily weighted towards the more expensive iPhone 5s.Â
Today, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that gives us insight into how the company may use Sapphire glass in the future. In its “Attachment techniques,” Apple describes how sapphire may be securely fastened to an electronic device.
Less than a year ago, Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller had shared a 2012 â€śMobile Threat Reportâ€ť that said 79% of malware was on Android. Today, he shared a similar mobile security report from Cisco that reveals 99% of all mobile malware targeted Android devices last year.