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:

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    Mere hours after we expressed concern over the rumored $70 price tag of the upcoming Google Chromecast Ultra with 4K and HDR support, California-based digital media player veteran Roku decided to try to steal the search giant’s thunder by unveiling a bunch of new set-top boxes starting at $30. Mind you, the company’s direct Chromecast and Amazon Fire TV Stick competitor, the Roku Streaming Stick, was refreshed back in April, still costing $50, although the all-new Express and Express+ gizmos are themselves small, affordable and, well, basic enough to fall in the same entry-level media ...

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    Despite a big problem encountered by a small number of iFans during the first hour of iOS 10 availability, plus a bunch of less serious but more widespread connectivity issues limited to T-Mobile’s network, everybody wants to upgrade to the latest and greatest build of Apple’s closed platform. While beta testers can already try iOS 10.1 for size, the general public needs to settle for a marginal 10.0.2 fix at the moment, ironing out three specific kinks, of which one caused plenty of headaches in the past week or so, especially for early iPhone 7 adopters. Left without their dear ...

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    Is Apple in (even more) trouble after a few consecutive sub-par quarterly reports, and a general hardware popularity slowdown? Well, that’s the thing – no one really expected the iPhone 7 to set any new box-office records. Not once it was clear this wouldn’t be a year of major upgrades. Thus, it shouldn’t come as a surprise for either Tim Cook or die-hard iFans that various financial analysts and research firms believe 2016 iPhones are performing worse than the 2015 generation, and will continue to do so through the end of Q1 2017, at the very least. The question is what kind of a ...

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    How much does it REALLY cost to build an iPhone? Can any software truly be intuitive? Why is Comcast getting into the carrier game? We say hello to Google's Allo messenger, and we have a BUNCH of smartphone announcements to chat about from Huawei, LeEco, and Blackberry! These stories plus your questions, so make sure you're charged and ready for the Pocketnow Weekly! Watch the live video broadcast from 2:00pm Eastern on September 22th (click here for your local time), or check out the high-quality audio version right here. For folks watching live, you can comment and ask questions by ...

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    A honeymoon is one of those things that rarely happens twice. Whenever you get a lot of the same, you could say there is very little discovery involved, but this is not one of those cases. We've just spent 24 hours with the iPhone 7 Plus, and boy is this a product unique in its own. It's too early to fully test everything about the device, but this quick video covers most of our first impressions with the device. From a guy who's never used a Plus as his daily driver, this marks a very interesting change to new territory. After you watch the video, make sure you chime in with your test ...

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    These new iPhones are the best iPhones ever, but in a year where most manufacturers are refining products more than pushing boundaries on hardware and design, how do the cameras on these new phones stack up against the competition? The core photo experience is based on the same sensor we saw last year on the 6S and 6S Plus, a 1/3" 12MP sensor. New for this year is an improved focusing system, wider aperture, and optical image stabilization is now available on the smaller iPhone. Of course, the exciting new feature is only found on the larger iPhone 7 Plus, which has a second sensor similar ...

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    Talk about perfect timing. Just as we were trying to make heads or tails of one of the FCC’s most enigmatic Apple product filings in recent history, the always knowledgeable Bloomberg was quoting “people familiar with the matter” as suggesting the Cupertino development of an “Echo-like smart-home device” is nearing completion. So, yeah, what we assumed to be the fifth-generation Apple TV with 4K support receiving regulatohry approval may actually materialize as a home automation hub “based on the Siri voice assistant”, and gifted with “more advanced microphone and speaker ...

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    The future of TV is apps, according to Apple CEO Tim Cook, as well as high-resolution video content, according to everyone else. Hopefully, the company’s fifth-generation digital media player will manage to finally combine both whenever it launches, ideally at a price tag not substantially higher than the $150 currently charged for the late 2015-unveiled Apple TV with 32GB storage. Alas, the newest hint as to the existence and impending nature of a refreshed Siri-controlled set-top box is an extremely cryptic FCC certification of an Apple product carrying the model number A1844. The ...

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    Even though one of the most familiar smartphones in the market is the iPhone, 2016 has flooded the market with a bevy of very compelling Android competitors, up to the point where some of us in the Pocketnow crew have spent most of our year in Android. Still, Apple has clearly raised the ante with its iPhone 7 line-up, up to the point where some of us have decided to experiment the idea of coming back to the iPhone, though now with an added kick. The iPhone 7 Plus is now more than just a larger iPhone with OIS, so it's time for our review period to begin, but now under the helm of a "Plus" ...

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    The beta beat bumps on. After several rounds of beta testing leading up to release-grade iOS 10 getting dished up — for some, they got broken plates — for all the good iPhone users out there, we now see both developers and the public getting the first beta of iOS 10.1. Devs got the update yesterday while the public beta is out today. We have the link to register for that beta if you're not on it, but want to be. Tim Cook told Barbra Streizsand that a software update that would prevent Siri from mispronouncing her name would be sent out on September 30. Just another thing to keep an eye ...

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    China and India have repeatedly been highlighted in recent months by independent financial analysts, Apple investors and even various top-ranking executives, Tim Cook included, as the key markets dictating the Cupertino money maker’s future prosperity. But what about South Korea? Home to Apple arch-rivals Samsung and LG, this is the most developed country in East Asia, as well as extremely urbanized, with 25 million residents in the Seoul Capital Area alone. Seoul, by the way, is the world’s fourth largest economy, behind Tokyo, New York City and Los Angeles, which begs the question ...

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    iPhone it and he will come. At least, Luca Todesco definitely will. He's the developer/hacker that's been jailbreaking iOS for a while. And he's always kept those Cydia proofs to himself, — he's under no obligation to give it away — the teasing always leaves a bitter taste. Thus, the iPhone 7, running iOS 10 out of the box, has been broken. This is a jailbroken iPhone 7. pic.twitter.com/wa4ZyEpK8o — qwertyoruiop (@qwertyoruiopz) September 21, 2016 obligatory cydia screenshot pic.twitter.com/peSF0kVNBh — qwertyoruiop (@qwertyoruiopz) September 21, 2016 Now all we have to do is get ...

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    The iPhone camera is praised for its simplicity, but does it really have an intuitive design, or is it popular for its familiarity? Apple should be praised for setting a high watermark for building camera into smartphones, and the iPhone has done a phenomenal job in introducing consumers to concepts like High Dynamic Range photography in an accessible way. However, as Apple adds more features and settings to a "simple" app, is the app still easy to use. Consumers are becoming more familiar with features like 60FPS video, UHD video, and the current app doesn't at yet support RAW photo ...

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    Apple made a pretty big gamble by waiting nearly a year and a half to upgrade its love-or-hate first-generation wearable piece, but as Android Wear manufacturers largely failed to get the platform off the ground, it may have all paid off for the early global smartwatch leader. Not only was Cupertino able to design a vastly improved Apple Watch Series 2 with built-in GPS and water resistance up to 50 meters, but the original model never feared it would lose its crown. Not for a day. Even as it reportedly and understandably ran out of steam in the past few months, the iOS-compatible ...

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    You should all know the drill by now. First come the ambitious sales targets, then component-revealing teardowns, various durability tests, the occasional something-gate controversy, bombastic ads, and finally, bill of material estimates. Well, London-based analytics company IHS Markit is ready today to offer us its preliminary overview of the iPhone 7 manufacturing costs, and the conclusion isn’t surprising in the least. As always, Apple rules the charts when it comes to profit margins, spending roughly $224.80 (marketing not included) for every new 4.7-inch iPhone copy sold at $649 ...

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    As promised, macOS Sierra 10.12 is rolling out today. We won't go into the feature load in this article, but we do have coverage here and here. The update is available to the following oldest and newer models: MacBook model year 2009 MacBook Pro mid-2010 MacBook Air late 2010 Mac mini mid-2010 iMac late 2009 Mac Pro mid-2010 You'll need 2GB of RAM and at least 8.8GB of available storage to download and install the package. Features like Handoff, Instant Hotspot, Universal Clipboard and Apple Pay on the web will need the following hardware or newer: MacBook (early 2015 or newer) ...

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    The iPhone 7 uses one of two cellular modems. CDMA variants get a Qualcomm modem while insurgent supplier Intel covers the GSM versions. And boy, have T-Mobile customers been getting the butt end of things with an iOS 10 update that screwed up cellular connectivity. Here's the ironic issue that leads into this story: some T-Mobile customers were able to rejigger their older iPhone's radios by toggling Airplane Mode on and off. In this unrelated case, an AT&T iPhone 7 unit only has its cellular problems exacerbated with the on-and-off of Airplane Mode. Yasser El-Haggan reported ...

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    Apple's newest phone faces some intense competition from other flagship phones released earlier this year. The highest profile comparison is always Apple vs Samsung, and today we're taking a look at the smaller flagships offered by each manufacturer. The similarities between these devices doesn't stop at the number in each phone's name. In a funny strange way, both companies have arrived at refining years. The iPhone finally delivers some of the lifestyle features we've been fans of on other devices. Enhanced water resistance, optical image stabilization for the camera, increasing the base ...

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    While the Galaxy Note 7 has a display of superlatives, don't count out the iPhone 7's display — it's pretty fly for an LCD. That verdict comes from DisplayMate which has found that with the 4.7-inch model, Apple killed it with its new "wide color gamut," something that the Note 7 also has. "The new wider DCI-P3 Color Gamut is really a big deal," writes Dr. Raymond M. Soneira, President of DisplayMate, "it is what makes 4K UHD TVs deliver noticeably better color and picture quality than 2K Full HD TVs, which is why consumers are upgrading their TVs, and why they will want to upgrade ...

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    Samsung’s reaction to the whole Galaxy Note 7 chain-of-explosions debacle was certainly prompt and fair, with all buyers offered full refunds off the bat or eventual safe-to-use replacement devices, but many mistakes were made in handling and enforcing the global recall, not to mention the phablet’s very production. As you may have already suspected, the Korean tech giant reportedly cut corners in accelerating the dual-edged S Pen 5.7-incher’s launch for iPhone-undercutting purposes. But even after repeatedly apologizing to its customers, and vowing to right all wrongs, Samsung would ...

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    Coming up with the perfect idea to promote the “all-new Apple Music” app built into iOS 10, and the world’s second most popular audio streaming service in general, is no easy feat, even when involving the rapidly trendy mind behind such viral hits as Carpool Karaoke or Drop the Mic. But late-night talk show host and recent Emmy loser (kudos, John Oliver) James Corden does have a bunch of hilariously goofy ideas. Like an Inception-style scene where he’s giving birth to Justin Bieber, who’s giving birth to Anthony Kiedis, who… wait, what? Never mind, because Corden’s ...

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    Apple’s very first official iPhone 7 commercial, released in advance of last Friday’s (limited) rollout, was highly unusual in terms of tone and setting. But that’s precisely what made it so oddly compelling. Meanwhile, this new pair of TV ads embedded below largely ditches the ominous spirit, retaining however the central motif of (literal) darkness, where the two next-gen iOS handhelds can truly excel, thanks to amazing cameras and robust, water-protected bodies. Day or night, rain or shine, you shouldn’t be afraid to use the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus out on the town, while ...

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    Tech vultures have circled their ears down on the new iPhones' speakers where a loud hissing or wooshing noise could be heard. Because there has to be a debacle about the iPhone every damn year. Stephen Hackett of the 512 Pixels podcast posted about the noise on his blog, saying that the hissing occurred as he was restoring data from iCloud to his iPhone 7 Plus. "After picking the device up from my desk, it was clear the sounds are coming from the back of the phone," Hackett said, "possibly from the CPU." The hissing seems worse as the internal silicon on the logic board loads down with ...

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    Apple removed the 3.5mm headphone jack from the iPhone 7. Why remove this standard port for connecting audio gear? Courage. Many people have made comments regarding the age of the phono jack. This is a connector which was originally developed in the late 1870's. This design is well over a century old, so certainly by now we should have a better way to send audio from a source to speakers right? Apple thinks they have the solution and it basically involved using the same data port the iPhone uses to sync and charge. Certainly this 21st century connection has to provide a higher quality ...

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    Juan was on the ground early in the morning to check out the crowd outside the Apple Store out in Pasadena California, and he was featured on almost every single news outlet in the greater LA metro area. iPhone launch days are always media events, and the folks at AT&T were kind enough to open a store early for us to play with the new iPhone 7 before our pre-ordered matte black phone arrived. Of course, today is not just a day to brag about being on TV, today is when we finally start playing with Cupertino's latest and greatest. The iPhone 7 won't shock anyone with its design, landing ...

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