Posts tagged with: Apple

Founded in 1976 by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, Apple is the most valuable tech company in the World. Apple started as a computer company but today it has become one of the largest smartphone producing companies in the world. Other than iPhone, Apple is well known for its products such as iPods, iPad, iTunes, and Macs. The company's latest smartphone was iPhone 4, that is widely praised for its hardware as well as software. Apple's portable devices are powered by iOS mobile operating system. Read our Apple coverage for the latest iPhone news, reviews and videos:

  • by | April 24, 2014 7:00 AM

    With the recent release of the GS5, I think it’s important to look back on its roots. Remember where it came from. Reflect on where it is going. No, I’m not talking about the entire device, just that stupid little thing on the bottom of it. That’s right, the fingerprint scanner. The reason we’re looking at the fingerprint scanner is, well, it’s kind of ridiculous in a Samsungy kind of way. The interesting part about that little button is not the fact that Samsung decided to put a fingerprint scanner on its flagship phone. I mean really, if you look at the progression of devices ...

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  • by | April 24, 2014 3:47 AM

    Because there are basically six months between Samsung's and Apple's flagship availability dates, it makes no sense to compare units sold of an aging phone, to those of brand new device that rides the waves of the buzz. However, iqmetrix have released an infographic (below), comparing the launch weekend of the Galaxy S5, and that of the iPhone 5s; apparently, the Galaxy S5 outsells iPhone 5s. First, some context: the figures below are based on iqmetrix data collected from "over 15,000 store locations across the North America". According to the chart, 23% of total phones sold in the U.S. ...

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  • by | April 24, 2014 3:30 AM

    The Apple Q2 2014 results are in after the usual conference call and press release published officially, including financial results for fiscal 2014 second quarter which ended on March 29, 2014. If you're interested in figures, $45.6 billion ($43.6 billion in the same period of the previous year) is the quarterly revenue and $10.2 billion ($9.5 billion in the same period of the previous year) is the quarterly net profit. However, if you're more interested in units sold, Apple can brag about 43.7 million iPhones, and 16.3 million iPads sold. Tim Cook said "We're very proud of our ...

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  • by | April 23, 2014 11:05 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Google's roll in the Apple vs. Samsung trial, at least monetarily in favor of Samsung. Samsung follows as we get the first leaked photos of the Galaxy K. Then we talk about the Samsung Galaxy S5, and the user complaints on the camera software. Apple follows the news as we talk about how the iWatch could replace the iPod, and how Nike+ could be elemental to the iWatch. We end today's show talking about the OnePlus One launch, and our thoughts on the phone. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Google will pay for some of Samsung’s ...

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  • by | April 23, 2014 12:53 PM

    Even though Apple's consumer appeal was born with the iPod more than a decade ago, we have seen how the company has taken different steps into cannibalizing the line-up through the iPhone in a way to avoid having competition do it for them. Apple's Tim Cook stated in the past quarter results call that the iPod line-up is a declining business as it's currently nailing less than $5 billion in 2013 compared to much better results in previous years. If you're wondering what will happen to the iPod in the future, financial analysts have already begun to do the same. Financial analysts are ...

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  • by | April 23, 2014 12:23 PM

    The amount of rumors surrounding the iWatch have grown dramatically in the last couple of weeks, but the fact that we've decided to call it iWatch doesn't necessarily mean this will be the name for the product. Many speculated over the final name of the iPad for years, and we heard names like iSlate, iTab, and in the end, Apple surprised us with iPad. We could be surprised with the iWatch as well, but new official documentation reveals that we probably won't. Apple's secrecy is not as legendary as it was years ago, but it seems that the Cupertino is using a fake company by the name ...

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  • by | April 23, 2014 11:49 AM

    Siri may not be perfect when it comes to being a true virtual assistant, but we can't deny that Apple started a new trend with it. Instead of being a simple voice command application, Siri can actually assist you in getting certain tasks done with your phone since the launch of the iPhone 4s. Those of you interested in getting this service on other devices beyond the iPhone and iPad are probably in for a treat. Rumors have it that Apple is going to bundle Siri on its next-generation Apple TV, though many of us ask ourselves how. Apple has been rumored to revamp the Apple TV this year, as ...

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  • by | April 22, 2014 11:00 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about how the Samsung Gear Fit is now sold-out, despite its crazy price tag. LG follows the news as we find some official photos of the two variants the company plans to launch. Microsoft follows the news as the Windows Phone 8.1 developer preview has exceeded user install-base expectations. Amazon then takes over as we learn more about a new tilting feature in its probable smartphone. We end today's show as we learn why the iPhone 6 phablet might be delayed. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Samsung Gear Fit sells out, despite $200 ...

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  • by | April 22, 2014 6:31 PM

    Nike has shocked the world lately as it decided to ditch its FuelBand line-up, along with also killing its whole wearable division. We've seen tremendous growth in fitness trackers, and also in the concept of making your smartwatch help you track your fitness as well, so many are wondering why would Nike ever consider killing one of the products that started it all. New rumors point to the reasons why this is happening, and these have all to do with Apple. Recent rumors have emerged that Apple and Nike are teaming up to bring these services to the iWatch. We've seen how Nike has made it's ...

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  • by | April 22, 2014 6:19 PM

    Today is Earth day, and as a result, many companies take it upon themselves to make their environmental efforts public. We've seen Apple do some significant leaps in making its facilities greener over the years, and the same can be said about its planned "spaceship campus 2". What we never expected was for Apple to actually use this opportunity to take a stab at its most famous competitor, Samsung. Cupertino's new ad, which can be found in many news papers around the claims that "There are some ideas it would want every company to copy". The text within the ad reads: "There’s one area ...

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  • by | April 22, 2014 4:17 PM

    Smartphone manufacturers have turned it up to 11 this year. For many, it's do or die. Take HTC for example. Its sales, revenues, market share, and mind share have all been consistently dwindling over the last several years. Even while the company has remained relevant and maintained its habit of creating spectacular, beautiful, competitive devices, its stance in the market, particularly in comparison to Samsung and Apple, is paltry. And despite bringing home handfuls of awards with the One (M7), little has changed for the company. Granted, HTC has the means of keeping its business afloat ...

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  • by | April 21, 2014 11:32 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about now the Microsoft and Nokia acquisition will become Microsoft Mobile next week. Google follows the news as its new Hangouts update now brings some cool SMS integration. Motorola is next as we get rumors of a Moto E, Moto G LTE and even a Moto G Ferrari edition coming soon. HTC and Google follow as we get some additional rumors of an HTC Nexus 8 in the works once again. We end today's show talking about Apple and its probable mobile payments system in the works. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Microsoft completes Nokia Devices and ...

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  • by | April 21, 2014 7:42 PM

    Sony pictures is still on track to build a Steve Jobs biopic in the next coming years. We've heard rumors of "The Social Network's" director David Fincher in-charge of the movie, and Christian Bale playing the leading roll of Steve Jobs, but recent reports claim that Sony wasn't able to land a monetary agreement with Fincher. Obviously the fact that a new director had to be cast for the movie will also bring changes in the actors to be chosen, and those changes seem big. Danny Boyle is now reportedly cast for directing the movie, and these reports also have it that he's already in talks ...

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  • by | April 21, 2014 5:09 PM

    Most of us have complained continuously because Apple has been reluctant to adopt standards like NFC in order to comply with the existing trend of mobile payments systems. We have heard of rumors pointing to an iPhone 6 and even the iWatch sporting NFC, but given the lukewarm reception that mobile payments has received, it begs to wonder if Apple is really adopting the technology for payments or not. New rumors point to Apple's current status in this arena, and it seems that Cupertino has finally decided to wake up. Reports have Apple looking to hire some industry executives that'll help ...

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  • by | April 18, 2014 11:59 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Google's at-home Glass trial program, and how this might push the platform. Apple follows the news as the company is reportedly working with Shazam to add more iOS 8 functionality. HTC is next as it seems the company is planning to bring optical zoom to smartphones in the future. HTC also makes headlines because the company apparently hired a Samsung marketing guru to push the One line-up. We end today's show talking about Google's probable plans to bring us a more affordable Nexus smartphone. All this and more after the break. Stories: - ...

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