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 with both iPhone 6s and SE sales reported as disappointing of late, and an iterative 7 variant right around the corner, we all know Apple has no plans to cut prices anytime soon. Most major US carriers and third-party retailers can’t do much about the extravagance of current-gen iOS devices either, though a few BOGO programs have included at least the iPhone SE in the past. But US Cellular, the nation’s fifth largest wireless service provider, hooks up iFans still favoring the 4-inch form factor with a dirt-cheap SE… on prepaid plans. That would be the catch, alongside USC’s ...

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    So, you're about to dive into an iPad Pro and its nearly 13-inch screen. But you're not really jazzed about Apple's tame Smart Keyboard cover. Sure, it's splash-proof and it's light, but the keys are pretty clacky and there aren't any function keys on it. Well, if you're willing to pay just 99 cents more to Razer, you could get one of its Mechanical Keyboard Case for the Apple iPad Pro. It's a hefty thing that houses a metallic kickstand for your tablet viewing preferences, a backlight behind a more robust keyboard and keycaps on top of — you guessed it — "Ultra-Low-Profile Mechanical ...

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    While it’s getting clearer and clearer 2017 will be the year of the next big iPhone upgrade, with OLED screen adoption and a build revision likely in the cards for the 7s or 8 model, we can’t help but expect this fall’s 7 generation to also shine somehow. No, a 15 percent battery capacity increase won’t do. And many are still conflicted about the headphone jack exclusion, antenna band redesign, not to mention the new rear camera protrusion on at least the 4.7-inch model. The 5.5-incher arguably has a few intriguing tricks up its sleeve, in a dual lens cam and Smart Connector, ...

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    It took less than a month for Facebook to integrate Apple's new interaction medium, 3D Touch, into its iOS app. It has taken Menlo Park ten months to do the same for its Messenger app. You can now give a hard tap to contact icons for a quick peek at their digits, screennames and addresses. You can also preview conversations, enlarged photos and moving videos, stickers, links and locations. It took Facebook some 34 whole-point revisions to its app in order to make 3D Touch happen. Just as a matter of curiosity. Download: App Store Via: The Verge

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    You want something to keep you fueled for the rest of the day? Maybe a decent battery case for the iPhone 6s, first off. Secondly, why not tackle a better battery for the iPhone 7? We might be pushing past 1,850mAh here, somewhere in the neighborhood of 2,000mAh this time around. Steve Hemmerstoffer of NowhereElse.fr and Twitter leaks account @OnLeaks has relayed a little piece of information you might appreciate. Pretty reliable (not 100% but almost...) source told me #iPhone7 battery = 1960mAh (#iPhone6s = 1715mAh) — OnLeaks (@OnLeaks) July 13, 2016 For what it's worth, at the ...

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    Just as Apple's latest earnings report is just a snapshot of how poorly the iPhone 6s is performing, consider Kantar Worldpanel's latest report on Cupertino's rivalry with Samsung another symptom of the problem. It has logged Samsung's mobile market share in the US at 37 percent for the three months ending in May. That's compared to Apple's 29 percent. Specifically regarding the latest flagship releases, the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge took 16 percent of the pie while the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus was at 14.6 percent. The crossover story remains the same: 14 percent of Apple customers came from ...

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    The latest Kantar Worldpanel ComTech numbers are in, and as always, both Google and Apple can see bright spots and negatives in the box-office feats of smartphones running the two most popular operating systems. But there are arguably more positives to notice in the March-to-May sales results of Android handsets, which not only dominated the charts from EU5 markets to the US and China, also reporting yearly growth essentially everywhere. Check that, it’s literally everywhere, the gains compared to the same three-month period of 2015 ranging from a measly 2.4 percent on Chinese shores ...

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    While yesterday felt like an early Black Friday of sorts, between Amazon and Microsoft’s 24-hour-limited deals and the introduction of sweet HTC and T-Mobile promos set to last a little longer, today is tech customer satisfaction-measuring day. After surprisingly hearing precocious digital wallet adopters are more content with Samsung Pay than market veteran Apple Pay, separate May-June surveys conducted by J.D. Power found Cupertino in the lead in the smartwatch landscape, and its Korea-based rival the recipient of the fitness band gold medal. The former was to be expected, given the ...

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    At first glance, it feels like we’re dealing with two unrelated pieces of news here today. On one hand, the Auriemma Consulting Group found Samsung Pay to “outscore Apple Pay on a number of metrics” in its latest Mobile Pay Tracker, based on the opinions and usage habits of 2,004 early US digital wallet adopters. On the other, Samsung just kicked off its umpteenth recent promotion, giving sweet $10 Amazon gift cards away to new and old users of the Galaxy-compatible mobile payment service conducting three transactions between July 15 and August 1. But you don’t have to be a rocket ...

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    The bullet points are practically etched in stone, even a few small details, but not all of them, so it’s time for a new round of iPhone 7 and 7 Plus speculation, based on leaked pics that may or may not be the real deal. We’re mostly inclined to believe they’re not, with a couple of them smelling decidedly fishy, as they hint at an oddly positioned rear-facing camera on the 4.7-inch model, plus for some reason, no mute switch on the 5.5-incher. Then again, we have to stress that even if legit, the images depict non-functional replicas of the upcoming iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, used by ...

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    The market continues to be bullish for Apple. It's expected to recover from its first revenue contraction in years with the help of the iPhone 7 and the people who would buy it. And there are plenty of people who would buy it to replace their old iPhone. Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster, for example, is expecting planned iPhone 7 upgrades from nearly 15 percent of users. Furthermore, 29 percent of iPhone owners are considering an upgrade and 67.3 percent of all iPhone owners have shot over their two-year carrier upgrade cycle. Munster surveyed 400 iPhone owners in the US to get these ...

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    Those of you who’ve been around the block, perhaps doing the new iPhone rumor dance every year as an unusual form of self-torture, probably know Apple likes to keep a few cards close to the chest for as long as possible. Then again, there’s rarely smoke without fire, and boy, have tipsters and leakers fumed of late, telling the tale of a pair of familiar overall iOS handsets, featuring just one or two aesthetic novelties. For convenience’s sake dubbed iPhone 7 and 7 Plus despite maybe still carrying 6-derived branding, these bad boys have shown their faces, profiles and backsides ...

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    Most new device launches go the same way: usually the press gets review units before they’re widely available, and we get to use them for a few days -or a week if we’re lucky- as we work on our review. Then press day arrives. The embargo on media coverage lifts, and everyone posts their reviews and videos at the same time. It’s a huge frenzy, commenters go nuts, and it’s a giant explosion of frantic opinion-sharing activity. For about … a day. And then it all goes away. Sure, there’s followup coverage as people find bugs and hidden features, but after that initial blast, not ...

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    Another loss for Apple and another court day spent successfully for a patent holding company. Network-1 Technologies subsidiary Mirror World Technologies has agreed to settle with Apple for $25 million in exchange for the use of nine patents and five pending applications regarding "unified search, indexing, displaying and archiving of documents in the computer system." The settlement was made out of district court in Tyler, Texas. The main patent in question described a file directory system. It was filed in 1999 by a Yale professor who then created his own company and pursued Apple for ...

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    These renders goes to show that it pays to be active on WeChat these days, especially if you're a mobile tech enthusiast like we are. What renders? Why, they're another set of the iPhone 7 and a 5.5-inch model iPhone 7. Both models sport two speaker grilles on the bottom and mushroom cap antenna line patterns on the back. The smaller iPhone seems to get a big protrusion surrounding its camera port while the iPhone 7 Plus or iPhone 7 Pro just as tall a camera bump, though it's wider to incorporate a second camera sensor. [gallery ...

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    Just after another Apple software beta package dropped for developers, the public will get its first crack at the all-new iOS 10 today. Apple sent a press pre-release of the news to outlets about the development as well as the public beta for macOS Sierra 10.12. The program is free to enter and will offer a more stabilized consumption experience in regards to what new features and tweaks you'll expect. Whether you'll "Press Home to Unlock" or "Rest Finger to Unlock" is going to be up to you and up to Apple to see what they've decided to include and exclude from that second developer beta. ...

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    Is Google working on a Nexus smartwatch? Brexit is already causing tech prices to climb in the UK! Can Apple maintain high profit margins in an increasingly competitive industry? These stories, plus we'll be tackling your questions and comments, and get ready to vote for your favorite Pocketnow photog! Make sure you're charged and ready for episode 208 of the Pocketnow Weekly! Watch the video broadcast from 2:00pm Eastern on July 7th (click here for your local time), or check out the high-quality audio version right here. And don't forget to shoot your listener mail to podcast [AT] ...

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    Considering Apple’s worldwide success, as well as the early enthusiasm shown for digital wallet services, you’d have probably expected more than just seven countries to feature on the Apple Pay support list nearly two years after its US debut. Unfortunately, many banks and retailers still need convincing mobile payment solutions are beneficial for all, with Switzerland today finally joining the United States, UK, Canada, Australia, China and Singapore in throwing its weight behind the iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch-compatible money app. Not even its full weight for now, as the only Visa ...

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    The second iOS 10 beta for developers is out and people have been digging up little changes from feature recalls, new icons and plenty of options. 3D Touch options have been revised in the Control Center. Your organ donation preference is available to toggle in the Health app. Oh, and we have a new home button action: you can now rest your finger to unlock your device. It's a convenience measure that takes away the enforced extra tap of the home button to get away from the lock screen in the first developer beta. It also feels like a better obviation of the whole "slide to unlock" ...

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    During Verizon's press conference debuting its new Verizon Plan pricing and features, the carrier decided to make sure that Sprint wasn't running away with a one percent loss. Where does that one percent come from? In a recent spate of ads featuring Verizon's former adman Paul Marcarelli, Sprint claimed to be about 99 percent as reliable as Verizon when it comes to service and outages. An engineer at the Checkmark pointed out that the one percent gap in reliability meant an extra 5 billion failures per year. Whatever failures they are, how severe they are, how far they hit and how long ...

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    Yesterday we took a look at how to improve battery life on Android phones, but fret not iPhone users! We haven't forgotten about you folks using iOS, and we've got a handful of tips for improving run time on your phones too. In fact we have one EXTRA tip that those Android folks didn't get... We use mobile devices pretty aggressively these days. Think back to where we were five years ago, and we have to acknowledge that we have seen steady and consistent growth in battery technology and capacity. It’s pretty normal these days to have a shockingly thin handset which also backs a ...

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    With iPhone popularity reaching an inherent peak stateside, as well as in many other Western territories, where there’s simply no more room for growth, Apple continues to struggle finding its footing on the all-important Chinese and Indian shores. Among the trouble encountered by the world’s most profitable corporation in the two largest smartphone markets, the refusal of the latter’s government to permit refurbished handheld commercialization and the SE’s prohibitive pricing nowadays headline the list. It’s also not helping that the 6s has rapidly lost its charm with the recent ...

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    We're diving right into July and the second wave of beta kits has arrived for all Apple developers working on iOS 10, macOS Sierra, watchOS 3.0 and tvOS. Most of the changes are minor tweaks, but there's always going to be a surprise or two happening in there, like unlocking your Mac with your iPhone. The big test will come when the company releases its public betas for iOS 10 and macOS Sierra sometime this month. We aren't sure when it will happen, but that's what was announced at WWDC last month. You can head into Settings and then tap through to the Software Update tab for both of ...

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    How long can Apple keep its margins so high? So long as factories want to get on the iPhone hype train and think they can get good money from Cupertino contracts. But when Apple struggles, everyone else struggles harder. So it goes that some in Taiwanese industry is telling Digitimes that Apple's traditional sources are in a heated bidding war with other components sources. Specifically, camera supplier Largan is facing off with Kantatsu of Japan while Taiwan's own Wistron has been added on to the assembly roster alongside Pegatron and Foxconn. With Apple crunching down its bill of ...

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    The Wall Street Journal's sources might say that Apple's just looking into buying hi-fi music streaming service Tidal. If Infinite Loop strikes a deal, that may end up fetching a pretty penny for Tidal's owner, Jay Z. The artist paid Scandinavian company Aspiro some $56 million for it in 2014 before relaunching it in its current iteration that vowed to give artists better dues than other streaming services and delivering lossless music. It claims 4.2 million subscribers. Gene Munster of analyst firm Piper Jaffray is betting on Apple buying Tidal for $500 million. It would add to its ...

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