There is conflicting evidence on whether Apple is gaining ground on its top competitor Samsung in the global market. According to the research firm Canalys, Apple’s release of the popular iPhone 5 has helped the tech giant capture a 22 percent increase over smartphone shipments worldwide in the fourth quarter
Every year from May to September, Apple offers a back to school promotion which usually equates to a free iPod product with the purchase of almost any of their Mac products. It's back again this year and, like last year, a qualifying Mac purchase will snag you an 8GB iPod Touch (free with rebate). In addition to the free iPod, Apple is offering significant discounts on the Mac as well.