John Cox

Senior editor

I cover wireless networking and mobile computing, especially for the enterprise; topics include (and these are specific to wireless/mobile): security, network management, mobile device management, smartphones and tablets, mobile operating systems (iOS, Windows Phone, BlackBerry OS and BlackBerry 10), BYOD (bring your own device), Wi-Fi and wireless LANs (WLANs), mobile carrier services for enterprise/business customers, mobile applications including software development and HTML 5, mobile browsers, etc; primary beat companies are Apple, Microsoft for Windows Phone and tablet/mobile Windows 8, and RIM. Preferred contact mode: email.


The last iPhone 6 rumor roundup: 11 predictions for Sept. 9

The last iPhone 6 rumor roundup: 11 predictions for Sept. 9

History is still the best guide to the ways Apple will improve the 2014 iPhone.

iPhone 6 rumor rollup for the week ending Sept. 5

iPhone 6 rumor rollup for the week ending Sept. 5

Mobile buying, NFC modes, so long sapphire, price shock.

What an Apple mobile payments system on iPhone 6 might look like

What an Apple mobile payments system on iPhone 6 might look like

If Apple unveils a mobile payments system with the iPhone 6 on September 9, we already know one thing: it won’t be a “system.” It will be, basically, an app that leverages underlying technologies to making buying stuff simpler and...

iPhone 6 rumor rollup for the week ending Aug. 30

iPhone 6 rumor rollup for the week ending Aug. 30

Think of it this way: There’s only about one week left of unsubstantiated rumor, anonymous sources, unfounded speculation, supply chain “leaks,” and general idiocy before Apple finally ends it.

What Apple can do to improve the iPhone 6 display

What Apple can do to improve the iPhone 6 display

Two years ago, the iPhone 5 was the ultimate in display tech. But it’s been matched and surpassed by rivals exploiting a range of display technologies. Here’s what Apple might do to boost its display performance, beyond just bigger...

Apple confirms September 9 media event

Apple confirms September 9 media event

Apple Thursday mailed formal invitations to a media event on September 9, to be held at the Flint Center, in Cupertino at 10 a.m. Pacific time. The company is widely expected to announce the next iPhone, presumably the iPhone 6, in...

Some iPhone 5 owners eligible for free battery swap

“Very small percentage” of about 50 million phones.

The iPhone 6 unknowns

The iPhone 6 unknowns

What we don't know far outnumbers, and outweighs, what we think we know.

iPhone 6 rumor rollup for the week ending Aug. 22

iPhone 6 rumor rollup for the week ending Aug. 22

Delay dismay, gazillions, $100 sapphire screens, NFC again.

iPhone 6 rumor rollup for the week ending Aug. 15

Some were reassured that “next generation” iPhone models have been approved for sale in, of all places, Thailand. Others think, or hope, that the long-rumored wearable wrist thing, sometimes called iWatch, will be announced at the...

iPhone 6 rumor rollup for the week ending Aug. 8

iPhone 6 rumor rollup for the week ending Aug. 8

September 9 is fine, plausible guessing games, Liquidmetal.

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