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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    Is it finally time for Apple to say goodbye to 8MP cameras for the iPhone? After years and years of coming back to the same resolution shooter, rumors have suggested that Apple may be ready to join much of its smartphone competition in the land of higher pixel counts, and could give the next-gen iPhone a 12MP camera. That same claim is now being repeated by new analyst sources, but with some clarification that may have you thinking twice about just how welcome this change could be. Supposedly, while Apple could give the iPhone 6S a 12MP main camera, we'd see physical pixel size drop from ...

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    Apple has found a ton of success in its new iPhone formula after the launch of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. It’s clear that the market wanted bigger phones, and after much drama from the company’s sales team, the plan has clearly worked as the company has broken many of its own records in sales. The momentum has been significant enough to see Apple outgrow giants like Samsung and Xiaomi as well, and today we hear more predictions. UBS’ Evidence Lab has just provided some of its predictions on what to expect from Apple this quarter, and we’re looking at a crazy 51 million iPhone ...

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    Times have changed when it comes to the music business model, and Apple is clearly up to something big with its recent acquisition of Beats. At a time when Spotify and YouTube are already leaving iTunes behind in sales, we could even say that Cupertino is late in finding the right formula to regain popularity. We’re still unclear over what Apple plans to do with Beats Music, but today we get news on part of the plan. Trusted sources claim that Apple will revamp Beats Music to a new service that might be known as Apple Music. We’re not sure if this also means that iTunes will cease to ...

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    Apple first announced HomeKit at WWDC 2014 when drawing the curtain back on iOS 8. HomeKit would allow iOS software to talk with home automation products, and with features like voice control through Siri, it all sounded very promising – except we've still yet to see it arrive. While Apple never publicly offered a specific date for when that might happen, some of its HomeKit hardware partners had been talking about their HomeKit-compatible products launching in May or June. Now a new rumor suggests that Apple is pushing back its timetable, and instead we're looking at a late summer ...

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    As ridiculous as it may sound for Apple to get into the electric vehicle business, we’ve seen an incredible amount of rumors that point in that direction. The rumored “Project Titan” is real according to sources, so much so that we’ve seen Cupertino renting vans here and there for reasons we still can’t confirm. Another major indicator is Apple’s poaching of Tesla Motors engineers, in addition to A123 engineers, and this has led Apple into some major legal issues. If you remember, A123 Systems sued Apple earlier this year over poaching engineers and scientists to work in ...

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    Before the launch of Apple’s Activation Lock services, owning an iPhone or iPad made many users vulnerable to theft. Ever since the law was enforced, we’ve seen a dramatic drop in theft cases in many countries like the UK, mainly because a stolen iPhone or iPad is useless unless the thief knows the victim’s iCloud password. Watch theft is another common world problem since these are mostly considered jewelry items, and you can bet the Apple Watch falls under that category. A recent study has just proven that owning an Apple Watch may also make you very vulnerable to theft. At a time ...

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    Apple Watch, ever since its launch last month, has seen a steady stream of development from most top mobile software development companies. For example, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and others have announced their intentions (or apps already) to develop for the device – not one big company is ignoring this device's existence. The latest company to hop on the Apple Watch bandwagon? One of Apple's biggest competitors in the smartwatch arena: Google. This first Google Apple Watch app isn't actually a separate app – it has just been issued in the form of an update to the existing News ...

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    Apple has found unprecedented success with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Cupertino was able to steal Samsung’s supremacy for a short-lived quarter in market share, and it’s currently fractions of a point away from Xiaomi’s supremacy in China. Apple is in desperate need to keep this momentum growing, and today we learn of some of the strategy. KGI’s Ming-Chi Kuo is famous for very accurate Apple predictions, and today a new memo to investors provides insight on what to expect from Apple’s next iPhone lineup. For now we’ll dub these the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, even though ...

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    iOS 8.4 has proven to be more than just a dot upgrade ever since the first beta reached developers a few weeks ago. Apple is desperate to retain its music supremacy at a time when Spotify is making some major damage in its bottom line, and the company's major revamp to its Music app could lead that initiative. At a time when WWDC 2015 is just around the corner, betas should flood the news with changes, and today we get the latest one. iOS 8.4 beta 3 build 12H4098c has just reached developers, and for those of you testing it publicly, you can look forward to the second beta. This launch ...

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    That the Apple Watch makes for a good heart rate monitor shouldn't be surprising. OK, sure it struggles to read your pulse through heavy tattooing, but this is an optical sensor – what did you expect when a bunch of ink gets in the way? But compared to the tiny sensors on many of the phones and wearables we've seen to date, the Apple Watch's is positively ginormous. It's over-engineered to the extent that it would work just fine as a pulse oximeter, delivering even more health data than it does now, should Apple ever implement such an ability in software. But as things stand now, ...

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    When Samsung introduced the original Galaxy Note at the 2011 IFA in Berlin, the company shocked everyone with its class-defining phablet with a 5.3-inch screen (at times where phones were in the four-inch area). It took phablets some time to get traction, and, even more time in the US, but apparently large smartphones are now preferred by Americans. According to a recent Kantar World Panel research, the phablet market grew almost four times year over year. If large smartphones were accounting for six percent share in the first quarter of 2014, they now represent 21 percent of the US ...

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    Visually, the Apple Watch may not be everyone’s cup of tea, and especially at times when devices like the Moto 360 continue to challenge competitors. Internally things are a different story though, with many tear downs proving that the Apple Watch was a true engineering challenge for the most part. Today we have more teardown information revealing valuable information about this Apple Watch, and the next one to come. A new teardown and deep analysis from Chipworks reveals various details of Apple's S1 chip. On the positive front, the fact that Apple was able to fit the entire motherboard ...

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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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