WSJ: Apple product delays double in length with Tim Cook as CEO


According to today’s Wall Street Journal, Apple has seen the time between announcing a new product and shipping it rise to 23 days during the past six years. During the six years before that, the average was only 11 days. This is not a good sign for the tech titan. Apple used to keep lead times short to prevent rival tech firms from responding to a new product from Cupertino. These delays can also upset customers and cost the company money.

One example of a product delay that hurt Apple in its pocketbook is the ongoing one with the HomePod smart speaker. Devised by Amazon, this product …


The Apple iPhone was the top selling tech product of 2017

A research firm called GBH Insights said today that the Apple iPhone was the top selling tech product of 2017. In fact, with 233 million units expected to be rung up for the entire year, the device sold more than the numbers 2 through 5 products added together. In second place you’ll find the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 with 33 million phones sold. The low-end model of Amazon’s smart speaker, the Echo Dot, was third with 24 million units sold for the year. Apple returned with the fourth most purchased tech product of 2017, the Apple Watch; 20 million timepieces were bought this …

Score a free Google Home Mini with the purchase of a Nest product or bundle costing more than $99

From now until the rest of the year, Nest and Google have a deal that will net you a free Google Home Mini smart speaker. All you need to do is purchase any Nest product or bundle priced above $99 from the Google Store or from the Nest Store. The two online stores are where you’ll find Nest products for the home, such as smart thermostats and lights, security cameras for inside and outside the house, and smoke/carbon monoxide alarms.

With the deal, at least one of the Nest products purchased, or a single bundle, has to be priced above $99. In other words, you can’t just buy a number of …

Google Search gets redesigned with mobile shopping tools, more product information

With just a few days ahead of Black Friday, Google announced that its Search app has been redesigned to help users search for gifts while on the move. The new app features a set of shopping tools, as well as more product information available at first glance.

First off, you can now tap the “Quick View” button in the Google Shopping ad to preview details such as a larger image, product description, reviews, seller rating and so on.

Furthermore, Google announced it is now showing buying guides for broader categories. Moreover, when you search for a specific …

Deal: Save $150 on iPhone 7/7 Plus (PRODUCT) RED versions at Best Buy

Here are a couple of good iPhone 7 deals for Apple fans who haven’t yet give in and bought the new iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus. Best Buy has decided the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus (PRODUCT) RED version by $150.

There are multiple variants offered by Best Buy, but the outright price remains the same. For example, the AT&T version iPhone 7 is on sale for just $16.66 per month (was $21.67), the Sprint model sells for $20.83 per month (was $27.09), while Verizon’s costs $20.79 per month (was $27.05) for 24 months.

The iPhone 7 Plus is on sale as well and benefits …

Don't blame us if you're drooling after watching this official new product video for the LG Q6

LG released a new product video today for its latest new smartphone, the mid-range LG Q6. The phone, originally thought of as a mini version of the LG G6 flagship, does feature a 5.5-inch FullVision display with an 18:9 aspect ratio. Depending on the version you select, the phone could feature 4GB RAM and 64GB of native storage (LG Q6+), 3GB of RAM with 32GB of internal storage (LG Q6), or 2GB of RAM and 16GB of native storage (LG Q6α).

The video details some of the features available for the phone, including the sturdy frame made from series 7000 aluminum. This is the same material …

Motorola to hold July 25th new product unveiling event in New York City

Looks like Motorola will be unveiling at least one new phone in New York City around the end of the current month (July 25th to be exact). Invites sent out by the company say, “You won’t want to miss this,” and colored tunnels flash red, yellow, orange, pink and blue lights. We could see the Moto Z2 Force introduced (we recently got a peek at the AT&T version of the phone) along with the Moto X4. The latter might feature a dual camera-set up and an IP68 certification rating. That is a bit unusual for Motorola as the company usually relies on nano-coating fron P2i to protects a handset from …

Take a peek at the first iPhone 8 dummy unit that actually looks like a real product

Another day, another alleged iPhone 8 dummy unit has been spotted online. However, this time the pictures come from a somewhat reputable source, serial leakster @OnLeaks, and also for the first time ever their subject actually looks like a real product that may hit the store shelves soon, instead of an incomplete attempt at recreating one.
Or in other words, consider this as the closest thing we’ve gotten to a real look at the iPhone 8 so far. So let’s dive in:
The front of the dummy shows us little we haven’t seen …

Which of these OnePlus 5 prototypes would you rather have made it to be the final product?

It’s no secret that phone manufacturers go through lots of prototypes and test a lot of options before deciding on a final design for a product. OnePlus, aspiring to be a serious and competitive phone slinger, naturally did the same. Co-founder Carl Pei said that the OnePlus 5 went through 100 different prototypes.

We saw some of them thanks to an exclusive report by The Verge. The writers were shown a bunch of OnePlus 5 designs that didn’t make it to be the final product, and took a photo to show them to the world.

We can see a lot of different ideas woven in every phone on that …

Is this the most hard-to-get Apple product of all times?

When Apple launched the original iPhone, people were initially a bit wary about this new technology. In fact, Apple itself was not completely sure how much it was going to sell, setting a first-year goal of 10 million units. It was only further in time, when more and more people got to actually try this new type of a smartphone that the demand started surging. The iPod was also a similar story.
In fact, if you look at the history of Apple, it has had quite a few hit products, but somehow the company has habitually been able to catch up with …