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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    Catcher Technology — the metal casing manufacturer that designs and produces (and leaks) Apple's chassis for its iPhones — does not believe it will be losing business with its biggest customer based on what that client will release next year. The Taiwan-based company's chairman and CEO, Allen Horng, said that he knows of only one all-glass iPhone that will be released in 2017. Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo fom KGI previously predicted an all-glass iPhone to come next year. Biel Crystal Manufactory and Lens Technology out of China is said to be in charge of handling the glass casings for ...

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    Kantar released its report on the state of the smartphone market last week, now it's Gartner's turn. More smartphones entered the market in this quarter than the same time last year. Fittingly in time for Google I/O, it's a victory this time around for Android at the expense of all the other major platforms. Research firm Gartner reported first quarter sales for smartphones worldwide totaled 349 million units, up 3.9 percent annually. Android sold approximately 293.8 million units representing 84 percent of the market, up more than 5 points. Apple itself reported iPhone sales, but Gartner ...

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    It should come as no surprise that, of all the countries in the world, the US remains the absolute cheapest place to buy a relatively new and swanky iPhone. After all, we’re still talking about the most competitive and crowded smartphone market here (though China and India are rapidly closing in), and various hefty taxes like VAT don’t apply to “the land of the free.” As such, Deutsche Bank found the average American consumer is asked to cough up $598 for an iPhone 6, which may feel expensive given that’s a 2014-released model, but it’s actually way lower than what iFans have ...

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    Update: Well, it wouldn't be an update without something breaking in the process. In this case, the iOS 9.3.2 seems to have screwed up some iPad Pro 9.7 tablets. Users report seeing an "Error 56" are instructed to connect to their computers and get on iTunes. An "Unknown Error 56" plagued several iPhone 6 devices back in 2014. iClarified suggests to boot your iPad Pro 9.7 to Device Firmware Upgrade Mode for a temporary fix. Our original story is below. Apple's computing platforms are getting their tweaks and optimizations on with OSX 10.11.5, iOS 9.3.2, watchOS 2.1.1, tvOS 9.2.1 and iTunes ...

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    When factories make their moves all at once, you know that Apple has to be doing something funky. In this case, a tipster has forwarded a rumor clip to Mobipicker that details a change in strategy for Apple by not just releasing an iPhone 7 and an iPhone 7 Plus, but a third model — either called the iPhone 7 Pro or iPhone 7 Premium. We saw schematics leaked out for a supposed "iPhone Pro" and a deluge of computer-aided design leaks of what could be the next iPhone 7 and an iPhone 7 Plus, both with Smart Connectors. It seems that we in the media may have conflated the two phones. ...

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    CEO Tim Cook may try to shine a bright light on Apple’s recent financial numbers, spinning them in such a way that sales decline signals forthcoming growth, and weak China penetration beats yesteryear’s even lousier box-office scores in the world’s largest smartphone market. Meanwhile, the Apple Watch is still considered a hit, and future generations will only make naysayers realize how they can’t live without an iPhone-compatible wearable. Then again, it’s impossible to deny the massive sequential drop in global demand, despite discounts seizing the timepiece its fair share of ...

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    Developing smartphones with OLED screens can be tricky. Manufacturing and distributing them on a large global scale is even harder. Until recently, it was also pricier to adopt the organic light-emitting diode technology than LCD, which is mainly why Apple waited so long to follow in Samsung’s footsteps. But in two years tops, essentially every analyst, pundit and tipster agrees Cupertino will bring to light the sharpest, brightest, prettiest iPhone yet, possibly with no visible display borders and fancy, elegant curves added in the design mix instead. Wait, two years? What happened with ...

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    We're finally seeing a resolution to whatever the problem is affecting some Apple Music subscribers who have had entire music libraries wiped off of their Macs. The story started out last week when blogger James Pinkstone said that he had to get all of his music back through a lower-quality iCloud file or poorly-matched Apple Music equivalents was after he had subscribed to Apple Music on his Mac. The issue has persisted with other users. iMore had later tracked down a database error found in iTunes — the program that handles Apple Music as well as the iTunes Store and locally-stored ...

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    Is Apple Music deleting your downloaded music? What does Lenovo have up its sleeve for the next generation of Motorola devices? What are we looking forward to at this Google I/O? Plus, we're giving away TWO phones to celebrate TWO hundred episodes! We've been hard at work covering news stories and producing the next generation of phone reviews. We recently started a new series of videos delving deeper into camera performance and phone comparisons, and of course we'll be tackling your questions and comments. Make sure you're charged and ready! It's time for episode 200 of the Pocketnow ...

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    Unlike Google, or rather recently founded parent company Alphabet, which often seeks media attention over its many projects and experiments in early development stages, Apple prefers to work behind closed doors on new products before bringing them to the public in advanced, polished and commercial-ready form. The Tim Cook-led Cupertino money-making machine is also known for leaving others to pave the way in terms of trends and fledgling technology innovations, adopting fresh stuff only at or near a maturity point. That was most recently the case of the Apple Watch, and all signs point to ...

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    Last week, we saw a blogger express his rage against the Apple because he had all of his music stored on his computer deleted after he had subscribed to Apple Music. Being told that "the software is functioning as it's intended" did not help the matter. iMore's Serenity Caldwell went into how Apple Music, by design, could not delete a user's local music library without user input. Still, the problems kept coming up. The result was that every track had to be streamed down from an iCloud- or Apple Music-based backup. While they were downloadable, sound quality suffered thanks to .aac ...

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    It’s crazy, but even though we’re likely still a few months away from the introduction of the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, some industry analysts and trusted tipsters have already turned their attention to this next generation’s inevitable sequels. You can of course blame it on increasingly plausible rumors of yet another design rehash for the fall of 2016, which is not only disappointing, but also inconsistent with Apple’s traditional release cycle and past upgrade timetable. We were supposed to get a major redesign this year, not just dual cameras, a so-called Smart Connector, and ...

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    Revenues from streaming music have overtaken revenues from download purchases. And it took so little time for that to happen. In 2012, Apple made $3.9 billion in revenue from iTunes music downloads, the most it's ever made from them. Since then, download numbers have fallen off: a 16 percent drop-off last year, maybe 25 to 30 percent this year. The tumble could end up with Apple reaping only $600 million from downloads in 2019. The numbers are part of the conversation Apple executives are said to be having about not if, but when iTunes should stop offering downloads. Sources inside ...

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    When Apple has a bad quarter, it has a bed of big numbers to fall back on. When the company's parts suppliers have a bad quarter, they don't necessarily have much of a backup to rely on. Nikkei Asian Review has tracked drops in earnings at fifteen Taiwanese tech firms, most of them component suppliers serving Apple. Comparing first quarter performances year-over-year, the companies saw an average revenue decline of 7 percent versus a 17 percent increase in 2015. While that figure pales to the 13 percent loss Apple recorded last quarter, for some companies, it comes after several months ...

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    KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has backtracked on his thoughts on the limited presence of dual cameras on the iPhone 7 Plus in a new investment note. Kuo had previously figured that only "high end configurations" of the iPhone would get an extra-wide camera port. But he now believes that every 5.5-inch iPhone will be endowed with dual cameras. Part of that conclusion is based off of the sales performance of the Huawei P9 with its two rear cameras: The initial market response to Huawei's (CN) new flagship dual-camera model, P9, has been better than expected, and we estimate shipments may reach ...

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    We now have a clearer idea of what the next iPhones looked like — in the minds of designers — earlier this year. NowhereElse.fr's Steve Hemmerstoffer is back at it, this time leaking more computer-aided design renders of both the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. The renders are supposedly from Taiwanese design subcontractor Catcher and reflect Apple's blueprints from January. UK site uSwitch commissioned Hemmerstoffer for publication. Regarding the regular iPhone 7, we can see a protruded camera port that has been seen in other Catcher leaks as provided by Hemmerstoffer. An ...

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    We already know what current Apple CEO Tim Cook thinks of the “iWatch”, its sales results so far, and potential to be viewed as an “overnight success” in a few years, when people realize they can’t live without it. Of course, he pretty much has to say those things, regardless of his personal view on quite possibly the most divisive product in the company’s recent past. Meanwhile, Steve Wozniak, one of Apple’s co-founders and a pioneer of the 1970s PC revolution, initially condemned the wearable for taking the former tech innovator into the “jewelry market”, ultimately ...

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    Another patent holding company is going for the jugulars of three wireless giants, one of them being in Cupertino. Voip-Pal.com Inc. has filed suit against Apple, AT&T and Verizon and is looking to get cumulative damages of $7 billion after the company said it could not negotiate licensing terms with the defendants for its patents. In the case with Apple, Voip-Pal asserts infringement claims against iMessage and the Wi-Fi Calling features. The two patents in question pertain to classifying communication participants and the routing of the communications between certain classes of ...

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    Who knows more than the FBI when it comes to breaking into iPhones? Police from Los Angeles. Maybe even India. Communications Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad responded to a question about encryption by saying that "a tool for mobile forensics has been developed, which handles smart phones including Apple phones." It is not known to what degree the tool works or if it works at all. The official said that his ministry is actively pursuing and updating its forensics tools for new hardware and software. The case of the San Bernardino iPhone splashed global waves, prompting governments to respond ...

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    When not busy trying to force Apple’s hand to needlessly undermine its own mobile OS encryption and device security, the US government occasionally gets a half-decent idea of actually acting in the service of the people. Case in point, a joint FTC/FCC examination of the way smartphone and tablet manufacturers, as well as wireless operators stateside, look for, identify and ultimately address vulnerabilities in products designed by them or supported on their networks. Though the two independent government agencies are in this together, the Federal Trade Commission aims to “better ...

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    While in theory Apple brought its critically acclaimed digital wallet service to British and Canadian shores last year, it’s only in the past month or so that iOS-enabled mobile payments became widely available in the two countries. Shortly after picking up Barclays UK approval, Apple Pay today finally spreads its wings to MasterCard and VISA credit and debit cards from Royal Bank of Canada and Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. Previously, American Express was the sole brand supported, and before long, three other major financial institutions will join the party, wrapping up the local ...

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    In response to quite possibly some of Samsung’s best commercials not loaded with celebrities or Apple venom of late, Cupertino once again takes to YouTube to promote the always-on “Hey Siri” functionality of the iPhone 6s. This newest iAd practically slots between the bizarre “Onions” video from a couple of weeks back and adorkable Cookie Monster-headlined short film released almost two months ago in terms of humor and marketing message effectiveness. Entertainer extraordinaire Neil Patrick Harris returns to rehearse a natural-sounding and “spontaneous” acceptance speech for ...

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    The Indian government continues to be notoriously strict about foreign companies conducting business on its soil, recently caving under pressure from domestic smartphone makers and reportedly thwarting Apple’s efforts to sell pre-owned iPhones in the world’s second largest mobile market yet again. But of course, Cupertino can’t afford to hit the brakes when it comes to penetration of territories where iDevices are viewed as luxury items with unsatisfactory quality – pricing ratios. Not with the US, Europe and even China oversaturated, and its financials causing alarm among ...

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    Here at Pocketnow, we pride ourselves on producing some of the most in depth lifestyle examinations of smartphone performance available online. Recently we've taken to reviewing phone cameras in the same way we might examine a standalone camera. Our Real Camera Reviews are deep-dive videos for folks who want to know as much about photo and video performance as we can demonstrate while shooting in real world conditions. The major phone releases for the first half of 2016 have all been reviewed. Looking at Samsungs, HTCs, LGs, Huaweis, and iPhones, which phone cameras rise to the top for the ...

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    We know the X, we know the Y, but we've yet to find about the Z. That's the information we can glean off of a NowhereElse.fr leak of a computer-aided design render that should represent an iPhone 7 (pictured right). The enlarged camera port on top — which should make for a pretty intense bump on the back, by the way — was first seen on another CAD leak from design subcontractor Catcher. But the major spec in this picture is the dimensions — 138.3mm by 67.12mm — which are almost the exact same as the iPhone 6s and not too far off from the iPhone 6's Y by X. What we don't know is ...

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