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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    Even though Google owns the most popular smartphone platform in the world, the company has proven that ignoring strong competitors is a bad idea. We've seen the company update most, if not all of its iOS applications to match Android counterparts in almost every way possible. One of the only services that was left behind was Google Calendar, or at least until today. Google has just published an update for Google Calendar on iOS, and the plan is to have it resemble its Android sibling in just about everything. Google Drive integration is a major update, so now iPhone users can integrate ...

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    Many may consider Apple to be the most conservative company in the smartphone industry, but that's if you completely ignore what smartphones were like before the iPhone. Cupertino has been famous for leap frogging competitors in some cases, and for not adopting technologies until it can perfect them. At a time when curved displays are making an appearance, it seems Apple is already interested in the idea, but don't hold your breath. Sources claim that Apple is very interested in OLED display technology, and that is good news given how well these displays have evolved in color saturation ...

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    Apple has a significant amount of cash available to solve its many needs, and as such, it gives the company enough leverage to gain some very lucrative negotiations with suppliers. Something else that Apple's cash is useful for, is in retaining exclusive rights to certain products, even if only for a certain period of time. Some of these benefits we've seen in how Apple was able to acquire the technology behind Touch ID, but we've even seen this in products Apple has still not used. Liquidmetal Technologies Inc. is a very famous case of how Cupertino can use its money in a product it has ...

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    When iOS 9 was announced, one of the major features mentioned was requiring less storage space available for software updates to work. If you remember, this was one of the biggest complaints with iOS 8, mainly because devices withh 8 or 16GB of storage would require nearly half of what was left available. As iOS 9 beta 2 emerges to developers, we learn of some new tricks up Apple's sleeve. For a moment we thought that iOS 9 would simply require less storage space available by design, but developers have shared that Apple also offers an additional walk around. What iOS 9 will do is offer ...

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    Apple's announcement of the iPad mini 3 disappointed many users, mainly because the company barely took two or three minutes to share the minuscule differences to its predecessor. The first-generation iPad mini did a great job in inspiring the design of the iPad Air, but Apple didn't use that same mentality with its iPad Air 2 refresh in favor of the smaller counterpart. We are expecting an iPad mini refresh later this year, and reports claim that we already know what it'll look like. We've got some leaked photos of a possible iPad mini 4 silicon case, and it seems that it'll look a lot ...

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    Many of us are still skeptical about the success of the Apple Watch, and that's mainly because Apple hasn't provided any data to back the device's sales. Beyond a few "thrilled" comments from Tim Cook, and a few analyst predictions, there's now way to know if the product has sold well, and the news of people already selling watches on eBay isn't a good sign. Developer interest is a good indicator of success though, and today we learn more about how much they love Cupertino's wearable. Tim Cook was recently interviewed by the Chinese edition of Bloomberg Businessweek, and he had a lot to ...

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    One of the things that had us most skeptical with the birth of CarPlay and Android Auto last year, was having a car that isn't compatible with your phone, or vice versa. Switching a car isn't something you can do every day, and being forced to pick stick to a platform you don't like just to use it in your car is also ridiculous. GM is one of the companies that has thought of this, and today we learn more of its support plans. Just like we saw Cadillac and Chevrolet a few weeks ago, GM has now expanded its support for both CarPlay and Android Auto to brands like GMC and Buick as well. ...

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    Apple is hard at work at polishing its mobile and desktop operating systems with the release of iOS 9, watchOS 2 and OS X El Capitan. iOS 9 has already gained significant fame for bringing split-screen multitasking to the iPad, watchOS 2 for bringing native app support to the Apple Watch, and OS X El Capitan for improving window management on Mission Control. The first betas of these operating systems were not fun and games when it came to the amount of bugs pushed, but this changes today. Apple has just launched the second beta for iOS 9, watchOS 2, and OS X El Capitan. We've decided to ...

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    Jailbreaking is not be as popular as it once was, and that's mainly because iOS has kept maturing, and in the processs, providing users with most of the features they would jailbreak their phones for. That said, there is still a community focused on making this a thing, and if you're still interested in some hacking fun, a new update has just arrived. TaIG has just released an untethered jailbreak for iOS 8.3 on both the iPhone and iPad, so long as your device is compatible with this version of the operating system. The service only works for Windows computers at the moment though, with ...

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    By now, you might've seen the IHS and Slice Intelligence figures. If not, here's a quick summary: the standard 38mm Apple Watch Sport Band costs $2.05 for Apple to make and it is selling them for $49 each. The disclaimer here is that marketing, shipping and other associated costs aren't included here. That said, Apple prices nearly all, if not all of its products for profit because otherwise, it wouldn't be in business. This is beyond smartphones, here. We've seen the Cupertino tech trendsetters make money hand over fist in many ways. Many. The company threatened to start using foot over ...

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    We're just a week away from Apple Music going public for consumers, but there are a few software requirements for the service to work. We've covered a ton of news regarding iOS 8.4 beta, and these have served as a platform for us to see what Apple Music will be all about. If you're curious on the progress of this new version of iOS, and its timing for a launch, we've got new rumors on the matter. Sources claim that we should expect iOS 8.4 GM to be seeded to developers today. For those of you not aware, GM, or Gold Master candidate is the term used by Apple to confirm that this is a near ...

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    There's really two types of Apple iPhone 6 (and 6 Plus) owners in the world: those who hate the plastic stripes on the back, and those who learned to live with them. The plastic inserts on the back, while arguably unaesthetic, allow the iPhone antenna to get reception. Should the back of the device be all aluminum, reception would be a problem (if not impossible), and this is something Apple had to deal with in case of the iPhone 5, and iPhone 5s as well. According to a United States Patent and Trademark Office filing (source link below), Apple might have invented a material that would ...

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    There are a lot of great uses for smartphones and tablets, from communicating to navigating the world around you, sharing to social media, capturing photos and videos, and much more. One of the most popular uses for mobile devices, particularly tablets, is gaming. But not everybody has the time to sift through the endless list of titles in the App Store for every new game that might come out. Instead, Hayato sorted through his top 5 iOS games that you may not already be familiar with, so you don't have to. There are plenty of well known and great titles — Angry Birds, Temple Run, Crossy ...

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    Apple's iPad mini has been nothing if not a trooper. The tablet launched nearly three years ago, and despite the arrival of not one, but two follow-up models, Apple had continued to make the original mini available to shoppers – that would be like if the iPhone 5 were still part of Apple's lineup. At some point, however, we need to do out with the old to make room for the new, and today we see the first step towards pruning down the company's tablet family, as Apple puts an end to sales of new iPad mini tablets. Beyond disappearing from Apple's website, the first-gen mini is reportedly ...

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    When Apple announced iOS 9, we were surprised to hear that there will be a consumer preview for the first time in iOS history, and eager users itching to try out the new features got excited. But a few weeks later, we still haven't seen one release to the public just yet — likely because Apple wants to put out a more polished beta for the masses, rather than the buggy developer preview that's currently available. But what about those who just can't wait? Typically with iOS developer previews, you have to be a registered developer to gain access and be able to install the system onto ...

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    Does having a watch on your wrist feel a little … weird? Many of us smartphone users found ourselves abandoning watches years ago, since we were already carrying around these fancy gadgets that did a hell of a lot more than just tell the time. But now there's this new era of wearables upon us, and especially as popular devices like the Apple Watch debut, plenty of users who might have dropped their daily-wear watch habits are finding themselves returning to the world of wrist-borne accessories. But if you just can't get back on board with the idea of watches, there may be hope for you ...

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    So far Apple has not provided the media with any solid sales figures for the Apple Watch. Tim Cook hasn't gone further than expressing that he's "thrilled" with the popularity of the watch, and we assume that sales figures aren't at their best with the current retail strategy. Today we get some estimates backed up by solid data, and we also get cost estimates that would make anyone cringe. Slice Intelligence has just revealed a study that's based on scanning the email inboxes of more than 2M panel members. It reveals that in the US alone, Apple has sold 2.7 million Apple Watch units, a ...

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    Apple spent a great deal of time talking about security at its WWDC keynote a few days ago, and it makes sense after how bad things got with the recent iCloud security issues it dealt with. As such we've seen the company invest in two-step password authentication for iCloud, in addition to other enhancements that are pointed in that direction. The problem is that it seems iCloud isn't the only insecure Apple service, and today we learn more. A recent study conducted by six researches from Georgia Tech, Indiana University and Peking University expose a series of vulnerabilities that allow ...

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    Apple chose a rather unconventional route to sell its Apple Watch this year, and many attribute it to low device inventory at launch. The only way you could purchase an Apple Watch was online, and there are customers who are still waiting for their shipment. Following the rumors that Apple Stores were already receiving select Apple Watch models yesterday, things now go official. As of today Apple Stores have begun offering the Apple Watch, though there is still need for a procedure to be followed. First of all you must reserve your device online, and then confirm if there is in-store ...

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    A global wearable device growth of about 125 to 150 percent is expected this year, according to a DigiTimes report, that cites unnamed "sources at Taiwan's supply chain". Said growth, claim the aforementioned sources, is driven mostly by Apple, and its Watch. Despite the fact that a recent survey shows that Apple Watch owners are not likely to recommend the product to those who don't own it yet, Apple's wearable is selling very well, and, sources claim that it will surpass Fitbit (who sold 3.9 million units for 34.2% of the market, according to IDC), in the second quarter of the year, ...

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    You'd assume by the level of demand of the Apple Watch, that the device has proven to be a home run in sales, but we wouldn't bet on that just yet. The fact that Apple evaded the topic at the WWDC 2015 keynote is not a good sign, and it seems we'll have to wait until Cupertino's next quarter results to get solid data. If you're wondering how satisfied users are with the device so far, news don't seem positive. Research firm UserTesting surveyed 52 Apple Watch owners, a small sample indeed, but understandable given how few people own one right now. When users were asked if they'd recommend ...

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    Just like with the iPhone 6, Apple was clearly not prepared for the amount of demand it received with the Apple Watch, and we don't blame the company to a certain degree. Smartwatches have proven to be very late-blooming market, so it made sense for Apple to be conservative about its supply orders for this new product. Up until today you could only order the Apple Watch online and wait for it, but reports claim this changes today. Sources claim that Apple Stores have begun receiving Apple Watch units as of today. We're not given details on what specific models are showing up, but the ...

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    The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are not only the best selling iPhones in history, but for a brief period also the best selling phones in most markets across the globe. Apple was clearly not prepared for this, spending almost four months in being able to catch up with its sales demand. Apple's ability to produce enough devices was so bad that Tim Cook admitted to it, and it seems Cupertino doesn't want history to repeat itself. Trusted sources claim that Apple is making some significant orders of the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus to its suppliers. Specific numbers weren't provided, but given ...

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    The iPad Pro, or whatever its name will be, is a device that has been rumored for the longest time. While there's still nothing official about it, the reports are pouring in, especially after the first beta of iOS 9 -- check out our hands-on here -- and the last time we heard the large slate mentioned was regarding the keyboard included with the latest version of Apple's mobile OS. On that exact vein, as people continue to dissect iOS 9 beta, the code reveals more evidence that the iPad Pro might exist in the near future. The image reveals screen resolutions listed inside the code of iOS ...

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    By now, you’ve undoubtedly seen the news on Apple Music, the Cupertino-based company’s latest ambition in the music industry. Long story short, it’s a subscription streaming service with millions of songs, its own 24/7 curated radio stations, and a first for Apple — an Android app. But plenty of people, including most of the Pocketnow team, are already plenty happy with a certain musical juggernaut: Spotify. It’s been the number one streaming service for years, but can Apple Music take its seat and replace the green giant for our ears? Let’s start with pricing. Spotify and ...

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