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 Apple has verbally been reluctant to compete with companies it can partner with for specific services, the story of Apple and Google is a different one. Apple didn't want to compete with Google Maps, up until it launched and failed with Apple Maps. The same can be said about Apple and search engines, but today things change drastically. Apple has just announced Applebot, its new crawler to help provide search results for Siri and Spotlight. In the past Apple would rely on either Google or Bing to provide Siri with search results, but it seems this will no longer be the case. We ...

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    Apple's launch of the Apple Watch has proven to be one of a kind. That same company that would prepare for crazy lines outside of Apple Stores decided to go for the "online only" route with its new wearable. With shipments already being pushed to July, most of us were wondering when the Apple Watch would reach stores, but today we get new information. Apple has already begun making modifications to its online store in order to allow users to purchase an Apple Watch for store pickup. The option is still not available yet for selection, but it's clear that Apple has left it ready for when ...

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    There's no denying that Apple singlehandedly rescued music labels more than a decade ago with the launch of products like the iTunes Store and the iPod, at a time when music piracy was just too convenient for consumers. That business model has proven to have become obsolete as companies like Spotify, Pandora and YouTube continue to grow in the same music streaming business that Apple has been reluctant to adopt. We do know that Cupertino has big plans for its Beats Music acquisition, but reports claim that in order for it to work, some desperate measures are being used. Trusted sources ...

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    The iPod was more than just a business for selling music and music players. Apple banked lots of money in the "Made for iPod" business model that allowed third-party manufacturers to make use of the old 30-Pin connector, in much of the same way we see today with the "Made for iPhone/iPad" program today. Apple is clearly not done with that business model, and following some recent rumors, it seems that the ease in swapping out Apple Watch bands had a purpose. Apple has just published its guidelines for allowing third-party developers and manufacturers to create watchbands for the Apple ...

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    Apple is expected to introduce a refresh to its popular Apple TV sometime this summer, and, according to recent reports, the newest generation Apple TV will also bring a redesigned remote. The new Apple TV remote is expected to have a touchpad and also be slightly thicker than the current minimalist remote, said an employee who claims has been briefed on the product. In addition to the touchpad, which will be used to scroll and move around (pretty much like the Remote app on your iPhone), there will also be two physical buttons, most likely for Menu and Play/Pause, like on the current ...

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    Apple is in desperate need to get iPads to sell again, even if the company doesn't state it explicitly. Worldwide tablet sales have been on decline for years now, and most analysts predict this has a lot to do with phablets. We've heard a ton of rumors of what the iPad Pro might be after some case-maker leaks, but today we get insider data to reveal more. Trusted sources claim that the 12.9-inch iPad pro will bring substantial improvements when compared to Apple's existing tablet lineup. For starters, just as we've heard that the next iPhones will bring the same force touch technology of ...

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    Apple has made a substantial push into the Chinese market, as the company claims that there is tremendous amount of opportunity there. As such, out of the crazy 61 million of iPhones that Apple sold last quarter, 13.5 million units were sold to China alone. For a minute we thought that number wasn't much when you do the math on China's population, but actually it's the other way around. Strategy analytics has just provided some insight on the Chinese market share, and even though Xiaomi is still the market leader, that won't last long. Xiaomi currently owns 12.8% of the market, and Apple ...

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    Last week we found ourselves looking at a story about Sony's business selling smartphone camera modules to the manufacturers of other handsets – and specifically, the degree to which Sony was making money from sales of the iPhone 6 and Galaxy S6. We touched on the subject again during the Pocketnow Weekly podcast, noting how Sony's emerged among other camera makers as the one you call out by name when you've got the company's cameras in your phone – beyond Apple and Sony, plenty of OEMs brag about their Sony cameras. But now a new report suggests that this success isn't coming without ...

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    The Apple Watch has landed with a bang, and it's easy to see just how fervent early order intensity was; nearly as soon as we witnessed pre-orders open last month, ship times were already slipping further and further back. Apple's done an admirable job at chipping away at those shipping delays, but it ever see that kind of demand return? A new report suggests the initial wave of Apple Watch enthusiasm has passed, and consumer interest could be slowing down. Some industry analysts are already dialing back their projections for Apple Watch sales, to the tune of 10 million over the course of ...

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    Is “you're wearing it wrong” the new “you're holding it wrong?” Some new owners of the Apple Watch might find themselves wondering as much, as they struggle to get the smartwatch's optical heart rate monitor to function in certain cases. Following the wearable's commercial arrival, some users with tattoos covering their wrists reported that the Apple Watch struggled to get an accurate read through all that ink. Was this the way the smartwatch was supposed to work? Is there anything to be done about it? Now, Apple's finally acknowledging the matter, though without offering much in ...

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    Now that most of the phones from the first half are already official, the rumor mill could stop, if it weren't such a perpetuum mobile. And with the LG G4 being the most recent Android phone to see the light of day, we're now turning to a device which we've seen and heard rumored for a very long time: the iPad Pro (tentative name, describing the 12-inch iPad that might never see the light of day). The render (or blueprint) which you're seeing attached seems to return to the 12.9-inch rumor (yes, we also heard about 12.2-inches as well). The iPad Pro itself has been often referred to as the ...

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    The LG G4 is out, and it joins the elite pack of 2015 flagship smartphones, alongside the Samsung Galaxy S6 (and S6 Edge) and the HTC One M9. How it will manage to compete with these is something we'll find out in our upcoming full review, as well as in-depth comparisons. For now, the manufacturer continues to call out its main features. On LG's G4 product page on the US website, the South Korean phone-maker is not at all shy to remind you that "pixel for pixel, the display on the new G4 has a higher resolution than the iPhone 6 Plus". Both the LG G4 display, and the one on the iPhone 6 ...

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    Smartwatches can pack a ridiculous amount of tech into tiny spaces, and this is very much true for one of the latest wearables to hit the scene, the Apple Watch. We've already shared with you a teardown that documented the smartwatch's construction, from the Force Touch screen to the troubled Taptic Engine. But that stopped short when it came to one all-important component: the S1 “integrated computer” that powers the wearable. Now we've got a chance to peek under the hood there, too, as a decapsulation attack reveals the silicon hiding within. Unlike the system-on-a-chip that you'll ...

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    Even though the Apple Watch has proven to be quite successful when it comes to its initial sales, it doesn't change the fact that these are the most expensive smartwatches in the market right now, with some even costing the average price of a mid-sized vehicle. Tim Cook was blunt in Apple's recent conference call about how cost estimates for any Apple product were far from accurate, in a way to justify the price tag for the Apple Watch. Today a new teardown estimate emerges, and it doesn't make Tim Cook look good. IHS recently dissected the 38mm Apple Watch Sport, and according to the cost ...

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    Apple's Tim Cook stated that he was optimistic about iPad sales, even though these have been on rough decline over the last couple of quarters. As a matter of fact, it's not just the iPad that's on decline, but really all tablets in a very proportionate manner. Today the IDC reveals some statistics for Q1/2015, and the results aren't to celebrate. The report claims that Apple still owns the tablet market with 26.8%, which amounts to the 12.6 million iPads that Cupertino sold according to the last conference call. This is down a whopping 22.9% when compared to how tablet sales performed for ...

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    The Apple Watch taptic engine fault is to blame for the slow roll-out of the highly anticipated wearable, according to a Wall Street Journal report. Relying on information from "people familiar with the matter", the report claims that the faulty component, made by one of the two Apple suppliers,  has triggered limited availability for the Apple Watch. The Taptic Engine inside the Apple Watch was developed in order to simulate a tap on the wrist, and, according to the report, during initial testing phases in February, the component supplied by Shenzen-based AAC Technologies ...

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    Experience super-sized visuals with your MacBook if you win The Apple Thunderbolt Giveaway, presented by the Pocketnow Deals Store. MacBooks provide premier computing power in a portable package, but your computing experience often calls for a wider viewing platform. That’s why Apple created the impressively large and colorful Thunderbolt display. The Thunderbolt complements your MacBook so you can get desktop level visuals with the same portable capability you know and love. With The Apple Thunderbolt Giveaway, one lucky person will win a brand new 27-inch Apple Thunderbolt display ...

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    Apple is famous for many things, including its flops, and a major one is definitely Apple Maps. We've seen the company try to pick up the pieces of the disaster that Apple Maps was at launch, by making it available to the Mac, but it's still not a service users trust when compared to Google Maps. A new Apple patent intends to change that though, and we hope it works this time. Apple has just been granted a patent that was filed back in October 2013 that provides users with more human-like directions to places while in navigation. For example, instead of telling you to "head north," the new ...

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    A few years ago, many of us found the idea of online shopping to be cumbersome on a phone, and it wasn't until store applications emerged that this idea became a mainstream. You'd think that doing so on a watch would be even crazier, but Amazon and Target differ on that with their recent decision to support the Apple Watch, and it seems these are not the only companies considering it. Trusted sources claim that Apple is already preparing an its Apple Store application to support the Apple Watch in a future software update. The intent is for the app to provide some added convenience to ...

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    There are a lot of Sony smartphone fans out there, but, sadly (for the company), not enough, or not as many as the Japanese manufacturer would have hoped. Regardless of its Xperia line-up (flagship or not), Sony didn't quite manage to sit at the same table with Apple or Samsung, for instance. However, Sony profits from Apple's and Samsung's smartphones, and, it profits even more when it comes to the latest iPhone 6 and Galaxy S6 flagships. Components inside the iPhone 6 or Samsung Galaxy S6 are made by Sony. We're referring to the image sensor. The iPhone 6 has not one, but two Sony ...

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    One of the coolest options that Android Wear and Pebble users have is the ability to use third-party watch faces. Surely not all of these are great, and some even affect your watch's performance, but it’s better than having just a handful of built-in options. Many developers were upset by Apple's approach to not allow them to create third party watch faces when WatchKit launched, but don't expect good news any time soon. Apple has just updated its App Store review guidelines, and the documentation now makes it official that it will not approve apps that only tell the time, or in other ...

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    Apple has been closing the gap between its OS X platform and its iOS platform more and more over the years. Still, instead of converging products into one OS, Apple has devised tools like Continuity and Handoff with the purpose of giving users an added value when buying into the Apple Ecosystem. A new patent granted to Apple today takes things further, in a more intimate way. This new Apple patent was actually filed back in 2010, when the iPad was barely a few months old. The idea is to allow users of creative apps like FinalCut Pro or Photoshop to use an iPhone or iPad as an extra input ...

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    DisplayMate tested the Apple Watch display, and, before you jump to early conclusion, let's clear one thing up in the very beginning: all Apple Watch models (Sport, Watch, Edition) are equipped with the same display technology, a Flexible OLED display most likely manufacture by LG. So how come the best Apple Watch display is the one on the Sport model? While you can find in-depth explanations and tests at the source link below, the main takeaway is this: the Sport version of the watch is the only one that has an Ion-X strengthened cover glass (same as on the iPhone 6, similar to Gorilla ...

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    Apple’s quarter results conference call just ended, and as is customary for Cupertino, numbers continue on a rise. Last quarter Apple broke all of its records by selling a crazy 74.5 million iPhones in just one quarter, building up $74.6 billion in revenue in the process. Apple’s revenue this quarter isn’t as significant when compared to last quarter, but if compared to the same quarter last year, the company broke yet another record. Apple quarter results claim that it sold 61 million iPhones in the quarter, and ramped up $58 billion in revenue. This would be Apple’s most ...

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    Even though Siri started the new trend of digital assistants on smartphones, it seems that Apple has completely neglected the service since the departure of Scott Forstall. We've seen all of its competing services getting better in every platform update, and the Siri saw very few improvements with iOS 8. Apple has a lot to fix when it comes to Siri's reliability, and it seems that its new plan is to do just that. Apple is now officially operating Siri on its third-generation system for handling queries, and this time it's using the open source Mesos platform that's already famous for ...

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