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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    Apple is known for commanding huge third-party retail presences with an air of uniformity in terms of marketing, branding, presentation and, yes, pricing. But it just can't fly in Russia, says one complainant. Specifically, there's been a complaint that at least 16 major resellers in Russia have been selling the iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6s Plus at the exact same price point for a certain length of time. The Federal Anti-Monopoly Service has a case open and is investigating. Apple's Russian branch has yet to comment on the price fixing allegation. One reseller, MTS, declined comment, while ...

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    Four years after the spectacularly failed replacement of Google Maps with Cupertino’s own in-house alternative as the default mapping and navigation service on iOS 6, Eddy Cue believes a lot of good came from perhaps the worse Apple-centric software fiasco in the company’s history. Tim Cook’s second-in-command when it comes to “services” opened up in an extensive FastCompany piece that includes numerous interesting quotes by both the SVP, his skipper, and Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering. Without beating it around the bush, Cue admitted ...

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    It’s starting to feel like we’re going round in circles discussing the next-gen iPhones, which are probably just a month away from kicking off pre-orders, and have recently leaked in working order, albeit the pictured and recorded designs weren’t necessarily final. Still, many credible tipsters and knowledgeable sources answered our most important questions, some more than once, in detailed reports of late, and today, “people familiar with the matter” cited by Bloomberg add to the pile of plausible, repetitive iPhone 7 rumors. Yet again however, the “new models” aren’t ...

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    Both the watchOS and Android Wear platforms look set to receive extensive bundles of new features this fall, but in lack of fresh and exciting hardware to go along with them, the software updates probably won’t be enough to revitalize a young market already stuck in a rut. Google and Apple need their wrist-worn late 2016 releases to present compelling use cases, no longer feeling like tiny smartphones or glorified pedometers. Unfortunately, the almost never-failing Ming-Chi Kuo from KGI Securities believes standalone LTE connectivity will only arrive to the Apple Watch next year, while ...

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    No headphone jacks for the new iPhone? No problem! There are at least a few options to keep the music flowing (at Apple's discretion and cost) without having to resort to blasting your music out for your neighbors to hear. The company could stuff a Lightning-to-3.5mm headphone jack adapter in the box with the iPhone. It could also supply you with some EarPods with a Lightning connector. But it could also skip the whole cable deal altogether and move onto a wireless set of EarPods, independent from each other. That last idea has gotten a thrust with word from a Forbes source that Apple's ...

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    Two Apple leaks in two days. One of them affirms one major change in how this year's iPhones will be delivering cabled audio to your lugs, the other is something completely new. We'll start there as Lewis Hilsenteger — because Unbox Therapy isn't the name on his birth certificate — detailed what could be the iPhone 7 Plus (or Pro) in an in-depth video tour. Hilsenteger said that he was shipped this non-functoning unit from Chinese audio hardware startup BeSound, one of the several sources that showed off a supposed manufacturer's mimic of the regular iPhone 7. On this kind-of Space ...

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    The US Patent and Trademark Office is chock full of little treasures. Here's one from the "Apple v. Samsung" file that was filed in January and published yesterday by the Korean company. "The band for adjustment may be coupled with the band for fixing through a structure [...] through a magnetic attracting force, or through a hooked ring or hooked member," the patent reads. Okay, while all of those figures and that mechanism are definitely grabs at the Apple Watch's design, that is not the pertinence of this patent. In fact, the use of that design is not only excusable, it's competition at ...

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    Almost two months on the heels of iOS 10’s announcement during WWDC 2016, and likely still at least 30 days away from the commercial launch of the latest big platform redesign, it may seem a little counterproductive for Apple’s software engineers to continue focusing on ironing out iOS 9’s arguably numerous kinks. But if there’s one thing Cupertino takes more seriously than marketing, that’s definitely security, and apparently, iDevices running iOS 9.3.3 were left vulnerable to a memory corruption issue, despite patching a great number of bugs, as did builds 9.3.2, 9.3.1, 9.3, ...

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    Voice calls, texts, words in general, both spoken and written, appear to be losing steam in modern day-to-day communication. The perfect emoji and a carefully selected GIF can take little effort and convey much more emotion, as well as mystery and ambiguity, than your typical figure of speech. With your emoji game recently upped by SwiftKey’s aptly named Swiftmoji release on Android and iOS, it’s time you also brushed up on your GIF reaction skills today, thanks to Google and its more awkwardly titled Gboard app. Unfortunately for our Android-dedicated readers, Gboard for iOS continues ...

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    The global smartphone industry might still be under an OS duopoly, as Android keeps widening the gap to iOS without entirely being able to shake off Apple’s mobile platform, but at least one key market sees its strict monopoly situation getting tighter and tighter. It’s not just Windows Phone, BlackBerry OS or “others” that are nowadays irrelevant in India, with a measly 800K iPhones sold nationwide during Q2 2016. That’s drastically down from an already poor box-office score of 1.2 million units the previous year, and it’s truly a drop in a Google-controlled ocean. Big G’s ...

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    It looks like Samsung could stand in the way of OPPO's goals to breach 100 million shipments in 2016. No, not because it wants to protect its own Galaxy products... well, not directly. You see, Samsung Display churns out hundreds of millions of AMOLED panels for not only Samsung Electronics's own phones, but other manufacturers as well — China's Xiaomi is one notable example and, of course, we're also talking OPPO. But as the displays maker gets set to expand its facilities to support a future iPhone with an OLED screen, many of Samsung Display's customers are finding their orders slow ...

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    Not all of Apple’s TV and YouTube commercials released in recent months have been as universally praised as iPhone or iPad-promoting video efforts from previous years, some starring onions for unexplained reasons, others getting a controversial message across, while one or two simply fell flat trying too hard to be funny and not offend anybody in the process. But the newest “Shot on iPhone” ad, uploaded to YT earlier today, pretty much absolves Cupertino’s advertising department of all goofs, past and future. At least for a little while, with Maya Angelou’s kind, heart-piercing ...

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    Not all iFans are radical Android haters, and not everyone who uses a smartphone powered by Google’s hugely popular OS is opposed to everything Apple’s hardware and software engineers have ever created. While Cupertino didn’t exactly go the extra mile in rapidly spreading the Apple Music love to rival platforms, the audio streaming service made its public Play Store debut back in November as a work-in-progress. Following nine whole months of beta tests, and more than a year after its iOS-exclusive launch last summer, the Android app is now officially “available”, free of bugs and ...

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    Let’s leave the branding confusion aside for a moment, as well as the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 that’s hogged the spotlight these past couple of days following an entirely predictable but highly anticipated formal announcement. It may finally be time to check out a pre-release iPhone 7 (or 6SE) “testing stage unit” in the flesh, after (at least) one too many visual exposés of mockups and dummy devices purportedly made to resemble the real thing while carrying none of the handheld’s actual internal components. Well, the product pictured today definitely has all its parts in order, ...

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    If you've chipped in for an iPad Pro and have found yourself with no proper keyboard for your language, — because of those damn 'Muricans — well, you're finally about to get yours from Apple. For both the 12.9- and 9.7-inch iPad Pro models, the Smart Keyboard now comes in multiple languages subject to locality. British English is available as well as Arabic, French, Italian, Korean, Spanish, Zhuyin (Chinese) and others. Prices remain the same for both models. Via: MacRumors

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    With age comes more RAM and more responsibility. So should go the spiel that every manufacturer gives to its phones, but that's anthropomorphizing gone insane. The rumor at hand is that we're getting more word not just from KGI or other analysts, but from anonymous "industry" sources via Digitimes that the new iPhone will have 3GB of RAM. That, in part, will lead a big surge in demand for DRAM chips from players such as SK Hynix and Micro Technology. Components manufacturers for Apple products have been suffering along with the company's declining earnings. iPhone and iPad business ...

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    The smartwatch market is shrinking, with both Apple and Google’s Android Wear hardware-making partners to blame for their delay in renewing last year’s designs, but the wrist-worn tech industry remains kind and giving for at least one key player, veteran and trendsetter. It’s a shame Fitbit seems to be stepping into the limelight only once every 90 days, as its sales results and quarterly earnings scores have yet again beaten analyst forecasts. Surely, the company must now be thinking about building buzz around two mystery products due out at IFA Berlin early next month. Before these ...

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    Instances of mobile devices unexpectedly catching fire while charging or even randomly exploding without an obvious cause are pretty much as old as time, frequently threatening to tarnish the build quality reputation of everyone from Apple to Samsung, LG and, most recently, Xiaomi. But the latest such incident reported in Australia has to be one of the oddest in the history of freak accidents, at least if we believe the account of 36-year-old management consultant/amateur mountain bike rider Gareth Clear. Born and raised in Great Britain but relocated in Australia a few years ago, Clear ...

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    Vaguely described as a device “powerful enough to easily take on tasks once reserved for PCs”, as well as “many you could never do on a PC” on Apple’s very own official website, the iPad Pro (in both 9.7 and 12.9-inch derivations) is widely considered to be a tablet first. It’s even counted as such in sales reports foreshadowing the extinction of the conventional slate form factor, contributing to a healthy surge in Cupertino’s per-unit gains for the hardware segment not including iPhones, but seeing volumes shrink nonetheless. The jumbo-sized model in particular appears to ...

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    VirnetX will have to face Apple in court twice again. Yes, twice. A judge from Eastern Texas District Court overturned a ruling in a patent infringement case that would have resulted in Apple paying VirnetX $626.5 million in damages because the trial was a conflation of two lawsuits. Instructions and information to jurors kept referring to the findings of the jury looking over the earlier of the two cases which sided against Apple. The patents at issue regarded security measures found in FaceTime and iMessage. The two cases will get two retrials, the first of which to start on September ...

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    We're in the home stretch of Apple's next major hardware event. It's usually at that event that we see major changes to the company's software platforms take place. It's just as well that we're once again ramping up another set of software betas for developers, the fourth so far, for iOS 10, macOS 10.12 Sierra, tvOS 10 and watchOS 3. The biggest change for iOS 10 this round, as evidenced by an Apple press release, is the inclusion of more than 100 new and redesigned emoji, the bulk of which are new from the Unicode 9 standard. Tweaks include more gender variants of occupational emoji, ...

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    It’s been obvious for a long time now that tablet vendors need to change their approach and adapt to new consumer requirements if they’re to survive and keep the market afloat. But “while growth in the detachable category is undeniable, slates continue to represent the vast majority of the segment.” That’s one of IDC’s most interesting conclusions in compiling preliminary Q2 2016 global shipment data, and of course, finding Android the industry’s dominant force, with 65 percent sales share. Google and its faithful hardware-making partners have found it difficult of late to ...

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    Kanye West seems to be a huge supporter of a deal that would see Jay-Z's Tidal music streaming service get picked up by Apple. He also indicates that negotiations between the two entities are at a stalling point. In a series of tweets, West asks for some co-operation between the two sides to strike a deal. He also alludes to his position against services claiming exclusivity on new works or artists — a position coming from his experience in distributing his "The Life of Pablo" album beyond Tidal and seeing downloads rocket. This Tidal Apple beef is fucking up the music game. — KANYE ...

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    Juan's review of the Alcatel Idol 4S is LIVE, but what did Juan get wrong in his review? Apple sells it's billionth phone while sales decline. Blackberry delivers the "world's most secure Android smartphone", but can we trust that claim in the light of recent encryption issues? Those stories, and we'll tackle your viewer emails! Make sure you're charged and ready for episode 211 of the Pocketnow Weekly! Watch the live video broadcast at 2:00pm Eastern on July 28th (click here for your local time), or check out the high-quality audio version right here. And don't forget to shoot your ...

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    When a company compares its phones to the competition, it would probably do best to leave out any point that could be considered a "con". Samsung Deutschland are pretty aware of that, but we'd figure to go through its latest video of a "battery test" anyways. In comparing the performance of the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge with that of the Huawei P9, iPhone 6s, HTC 10, Sony Xperia X and LG G5, Samsung decided to have each run a lightweight video constantly for as long as they can with the screen on. Each device had no Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth and cellular connectivity, started from 100% and ...

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