Today's Tech: Apple's budget iPhone dilemma, BlackBerry Q10 hits pre-order, porn sites deny malware accusations

Hands have been wringing in anticipation of Apple's next move. Most market forecasts predict that while Apple will continue to own about 22 to 25 per cent of the smartphone market going forward, it will take a back seat to Android phones, with analysts predicting that Apple will fall back to second place in tablets by the end of 2013 or early 2014. So here lies Apple's conundrum: Does it deliver a low cost iPhone or iPad to be competitive in a larger market, and at the same time dramatically cut its margins in order to gain market share, even if it impacts profitability? Follow the link for one take on Apple's strategy predicament.

Heads up for BlackBerry fans – the BlackBerry Q10, the second handset to be released with BB’s new operating system, is now available for pre-order from Vodafone. The smartphone can be pre-ordered in time for a 26 April delivery, which is sure to be good news for QWERTY keyboard loyalists. As well as a physical keyboard, the Q10 sports a 3.1in Super AMOLED touchscreen display with a pixel density of 330ppi, is powered by a dual-core Qualcomm processor clocked at 1.5GHz, has 16GB of internal storage, upgradeable through a microSD slot by up to 32GB, an 8-megapixel camera and a 2-megapixel front-facing shooter, the former of which is capable of 1080p video… Enough to cut it with the market big boys?

Porn sites identified as harbouring significant amounts of malware have hit back at the study that claimed they were a danger to users. On Friday we reported findings from security analyst Conrad Longmore, which said users have more than a 50 per cent chance of being infected by malicious software on some popular adult sites, with third party adverts proving the main source of the threats. But two of the alleged offenders have come out fighting today, issuing feisty rebuttals to the report and defending their malware track records. Read on for their reactions.

The Apple iPhone 5S will come equipped with a 12-megapixel primary camera, if the latest rumours are to be believed. A Vietnamese website is the party responsible for dishing up the fresh speculation, citing an anonymous source inside the Apple supply chain. Apparently, the 12-megapixel rear snapper will boost the new iPhone's night shooting capabilities, though it's unclear exactly how this will be achieved. One possibility is that Apple's new 12-megapixel camera will come with an improved custom lens, or the device's sensor could feature a lower focal ratio (f-stop measurement) to allow more light to enter the frame. Software tweaks on iOS 7 could also help iPhone photographers capture cleaner night shots. Of course, from investment analysts to bedroom bloggers, techies are notoriously fond of spouting hooey about mythical Apple products in the run-up to their release, but there's actually good reason to believe the latest round of camera-related iPhone gossip. Follow the link to find out why the latest iPhone 5S rumours could well be true.

Swedish firm Spotify is continuing its global expansion, today announcing a host of new countries that will be able to access its music streaming service. Heading up the geographical charge is Mexico, which may well prove significant as the company gains its first hold in the vast Latin American market. Elsewhere, Spotify has also arrived in Asia’s Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore, while European growth sees availability hit Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Iceland too.