Apple switched from 30-pin to Lightning back in 2012 with the iPhone 5. It finally has a dock for its new larger iPhones.
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That new Force Touch tech inside the Apple Watch is coming to the next iPhone says one analyst. That's good: It would add more menu options without cluttering the display.
Another month has passed and it's time to look back on the top stories on ZDNet Mobile News. Stories that struck a chord with readers included one about Windows tablets being better for work than iPads and Android tablets, and another with a simple way to stretch iPhone battery life.
While better than it used to be, owners of iPhones -- especially frequent business travelers -- have to keep an eye on battery life. One simple setting can help the phone last longer.
The iPhone was a big hit and while China was a huge reason, it's not the only one, says Apple's CEO. He still has high hopes for the iPad and shared an Apple Watch apps goal.
After using generic processor cores based on the ARM architecture for years, it appears Samsung is nearly ready for a custom chip in phones and tablets.
Samsung and Apple remained the top sellers of smartphones for the first quarter of the year, while LG stepped up to take fourth place behind Huawei.
The iPhone and iPad are wildly popular devices, but if you're one of those people who likes to carry a lot of data with them, you've probably at one time or another hit a storage limit. Here's how you can add more storage to your iPhone or iPad quickly and easily - no jailbreaking or cracking your device open required.
Chip production for the next iPhone may already be underway and Apple is changing the mix of its suppliers, says one analyst.
Matthew spent a few weeks with the top two new Android flagships and in the end neither one made the cut. Designs have improved over 2014, but battery life is not up to par and there are still performance issues.
Samsung gears up its display business to become a more dedicated supplier to the iPhone maker.
In Android this week surfaced reports of Android Wear getting iPhone support, Prime Instant Video hits Android, and Dell releases an Android 2-in-1.
The new HTC One M9 is another good choice for smartphone buyers. Matthew still hasn't made a final decision so offers up some reasons to consider the HTC One M9 as well.
Matthew pre-ordered both new Android smartphones and after spending more than a week with each, one is getting returned and the other is his new daily driver.
Samsung expects to continue to see earnings fall, estimating that its consolidated operating profit will decrease a further 30 percent to 5.9 trillion won in the first quarter.
If you appreciate unique designs, prefer Android over iOS, and want the best camera available on a smartphone, then run to your local carrier store this week and pick up the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge.
In Android this week was news that Samsung is not yet working on the Android 5.1 update, Gmail now pulls all email into one inbox, and Asus expects to sell a lot of smartphones.
Samsung has a couple of high end smartphones with curved display. One is focused on notifications while the other adds a usable secondary display.
Got last year's Samsung Galaxy S5, Nexus 5, or Sony's Xperia Z3? Hand it over to Apple and the company will give you up to £144 towards the purchase of a new iPhone.
One of the biggest complaints leveled at Android smartphones is the plethora of apps, many of which unwanted, that come preinstalled on the devices. Samsung has listened to this and has made the bloatware it installs on the Galaxy S6 user-removable.
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