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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    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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    Not many people want an extra upgrade to their warrior in the game or buy jackets or book hotel rooms through apps on their phones. But the few that do make it possible for the app to continue existing, so it's important that analysts take a look at where the money is flowing. And so, AppsFlyer looked at $300 million spent inside over a thousand apps across more than 100 million unique users in the month of April. It found that only 5 percent of all global users make in-app purchases with the average purchaser spending $9.60 per month. The iOS buyer-base (7.1 percent of all users) is ...

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    It didn't take long for Apple's general counsel to respond to claims made by Spotify's general counsel of anti-competitiveness and with the rejection of an app update for the music streaming service and a demand that the company take payments through iTunes. Spotify thinks it shouldn't have to use the iTunes billing system that Apple mandates be used for all in-app purchases on iOS. Apple takes a 30 percent cut of each subscription payment made — Spotify passed it on to consumers before being allegedly told by Apple it couldn't promote a heavily discounted trial offer through its website ...

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    As media that cover mobile tech, we have a ton of review devices, especially of the Android ilk. And when we feel like shouting something to our daily driver across the room, it seems that every stinkin' phone we own wants to address us in some way. "Ok Google" leads to about 30 pings and 30 answers for results on "Cortana for Android". Hey, Cortana can't even recognize that we're not saying her name sometimes. Well, 9to5Mac has picked up something interesting with the iOS 10 beta and that's Siri's new uncanny ability to stick to one iDevice while answering your question and not echo off ...

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    The Un-carrier is going insane for Samsung for the fourth. And, yes, it starts off with the Galaxy S6 edge and its starting price of $329.99, a mere $350 off the list price for today, July 1. And believe it or not, both the 64GB and 128GB versions top out at $349.99. But if you're not interested in the rush to get an edgy flagship of yesteryear, you could save $50 on the Galaxy S7 ($629.99) or S7 edge ($739.99). And even if you decide to buy any Samsung flagship as old as the Galaxy S6 (though, minus the Galaxy S6 edge), you get half-off of the Tab E or $200 off a Tab S2. If you're a lover ...

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    Got an old phone? Are you on Verizon? Do you want to be on Verizon? You may have a $300 incentive waiting in the wings Big Red will spot appraise your old phone and give you up to $300 on your account if you're upgrading or adding a line or in the form of a gift card if you're coming in fresh. So long as the screen turns on and nothing's too harshly bruised, Verizon will take it in exchange for you buying the iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, HTC 10, LG G5, Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 edge or Note 5. And whether or not the screen's all cracked up, you also have options in acquiring a Droid Turbo 2 ...

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    Hi-Fi streaming service Tidal has seen a few bright days, but even Jay Z's money can't seem to keep it on the radar for too long. Rumors of acquisition by other streaming services such as Napster (neé Rhapsody) and Samsung have either been ungrounded or unsuccessful. Enter Apple, reports the Wall Street Journal. People familiar with the matter are saying that Infinite Loop is in the exploration stage with Tidal right now and that any sticking points or chances that the deal will be completed are uncertain. Apple is said to be looking for Tidal's star power in the likes of Kanye West and ...

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    Is Apple being a competitive spoilsport to protect its own interests? Does it have a right to do so? Spotify is challenging Infinite Loop on at least the music streaming front by claiming that the company won't approve an update to its app unless it uses the iTunes billing system. Prior to the launch of the pay-to-play Apple Music, Spotify took in monthly subscription fees from iOS users through the app and through that iTunes system. Apple charges vendors a 30 percent fee per subscription for music services and Spotify passed the fee onto customers by charging $13 a month instead of $10. ...

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    What do we know about this rumored first party Google Phone? What bells and whistles might we get on the Note 7? And we're introducing a new series on this site where editors can battle against each other for your amusement! These stories and we'll be tackling your questions and comments. Make sure you're charged and ready for episode 207 of the Pocketnow Weekly! Watch the video broadcast from 2:00pm Eastern on June 30th (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] pocketnow [DOT] ...

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    Let's have a little fun with this one. We've produced numerous comparison videos, and talking about mid-range devices is increasingly popular territory for folks looking for solid performance without having to break the bank or lease their handset through a carrier. We're watching manufacturers pack increasingly powerful hardware into devices at lower and lower price tiers. If we had a budget of $400, what phones might be available to sway us away from more expensive mobile options? We're staging a showdown between the newly released OnePlus 3 vs iPhone SE vs Nexus 5X in a budget battle ...

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    Okay, so the blurry “leaked” picture that was supposed to corroborate rumors of the next-gen iPhone moving from a clicky physical home button to a touch-sensitive capacitive one turned out to be as phony as a three-dollar bill. But that doesn’t mean Apple isn’t cooking up such a tweak, alongside the near-certain retirement of the venerable headphone jack, the revisal of antenna bands, and the increasingly likely adoption of a waterproof chassis. Speaking of, that last part would be made easier and neater by the very speculated alteration of the home key. According to Cowen and ...

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    It shouldn’t be that hard to form a mental image of a new iPhone said to closely resemble the old one, only coated in a darker shade of gray, going lighter on the antenna lines, discarding the traditional headphone jack, and adopting both a Smart Connector and dual rear-facing camera as far as the 5.5-inch model is concerned. But just as we saw the rumored “deep blue” iPhone 7 flavor depicted in a number of very different ways, the “space black” version making the rounds now could end up looking more or less classically ebony. Keep in mind the last dark-skinned Apple handheld, ...

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    The interwebs lit up yesterday with the rumors of a non-Nexus Google built phone due to an article from The Telegraph. Now let’s start this off by saying this entire rumor should be taken about as serious as fables of rainbow crapping unicorns. There are so many reasons why, aside from Project Ara, we will probably never see an in-house Google built phone but let’s set those aside for a bit. Instead, let’s take a look at what kind of possibilities and advantages a 100% Google bred phone would afford. So put on your tinfoil hats and let’s take a quick jaunt into the land of ...

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    This week has come up to be an unexpectedly busy one. Tomorrow, the Nubia Z11 finally launches. Two days after and we're dealing with the vivo X7. Right in the middle on Wednesday, though, we have what LeEco is teasing to be your next "hero" smartphone. And we have a supposed sneak peek, thanks to Chinese social media, of what it may look like and what hardware it might have. A Weibo post purports to show off the back casing of a LeEco phone-to-be (model name LE-X720) with iPhone 7 rumor-esque antenna line design, a port for a fingerprint sensor and a giant landing pad for the cameras with ...

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    A color and a jack. Sadly, these are some of the most “exciting” changes hardcore iFans can look forward to in the upcoming iPhone 7, 7 Plus and possibly 7 Pro. Well, there’s also the Smart Connector on the larger configuration (s), a dual rear-facing camera, subtler antenna lines, plus an obligatory processor revision and UI tweaks. But instead of talking about all that, many tipsters keep on debating the utility of the old 3.5 mm audio port (or lack thereof), as well as the direction Apple could choose to take the space gray paint job in. It seems pretty much guaranteed already the ...

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    Of the over a million people estimated to have shown their support for the LGBT community on the streets of San Francisco yesterday, hundreds, possibly thousands were affiliated with Apple, the world’s highest-profile company commanded by an openly gay man. Of course, Cupertino’s commitment to the Pride parade and festival dates back many years before Tim Cook took over from Steve Jobs, which is why all employees who registered to participate in the event this year received a sweet, unexpected gift. To celebrate no less than 30 years endorsing the San Francisco Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, ...

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    Apple has spent the last few years remaining loyal to IPS LCD display technology, regardless if you look to a Mac or an iPhone. It wasn't until the launch of the Apple Watch that the company took a step away, and it makes sense given the added power consumption benefits of OLED technology, in addition to the deep blacks. Today we learn, however, that Cupertino might be ready for a jump soon. DigiTimes is reporting that Apple might make a jump from traditional OLED technology to Micro-LED somewhere around the second half of 2017. According to supply chain sources, Micro-LED technology is ...

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    Rumors surrounding an iPhone with an OLED display continue to grow strong. We've seen how Cupertino and Samsung have been slow dancing lately to the rhythm of a partnership that has stirred strong rumors surrounding this particular endeavor. We also know that Apple is not famous for placing all its eggs in one basket, and this is not the exception. Sources claim that Apple and Sharp will partner in order to bring a second supplier for the company's OLED plans in the future. If you've been following the facts though, you know that Sharp is one of Apple's existing display partners, but the ...

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    T-Mobile had a heck of week with streaming and special offer issues. Is Google somehow upsetting manufacturing partners? Why are companies threatening to leave Android? We're wrapping up our OnePlus 3 coverage, and you can get a sneak peek of our full review. Lastly, we just can't seem to shake all of these conflicting iPhone 7 rumors. These stories and we'll be tackling your questions and comments. Make sure you're charged and ready for episode 206 of the Pocketnow Weekly! Watch the video broadcast from 2:00pm Eastern on June 23rd (click here for your local time), or check out the ...

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    One of the factors of most iPhone releases that we take for granted is the pricing. The new 16GB model comes in at $649 and basically every other variant tacks on some multiple of $100 to the price. But with rumors of an iPhone 7 Pro getting into the product mix this year and improved storage options to boot, there's some question as to how SRP's going to work out this year. A Weibo leaker is claiming to have the answers from a mile out of launch time with a complication in each model's storage situation. Apparently, the iPhone 7 will have models with 32GB, 64GB or 256GB of storage. Both ...

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    iOS 10 and macOS Sierra are Cupertino's latest batch of changes to emerge over the next few months. Some of us even believe that these are the best improvements we've seen come from Apple in a very long time. The company's photos app is seeing major changes, but some code information reveals just how major. Reddit user vista980622 recently dissected a few code strings from within the app that reveal that the service is now capable of detecting a whopping 4,432 searchable objects, and up to 7 facial expressions as well. Siri Intelligence was mentioned as being a big deal in terms of how ...

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    If you think you've got the iPhone 7's in-line audio situation figured out, just wait a minute. Really. It's how fast the rumor flows can change at times. If you've scrolled down a bit from our main page today, you would've seen this article talking about a dual-SIM iPhone 7 with a proper 3.5mm headphone port. Regardless of what you think of the former bit, that latter feature has been something that was counted as highly unlikely this year. But rumors be funny things. This little number from Macotakara out of Japan actually came from the leftover chatter out of Computex in Taiwan, where ...

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    Apple and around five other publishers have spent the last few years in court under accusations of trying to fix the price of e-books. It's a cut through market out there, and it seems that Cupertino in particular wanted to ensure that its profit margins were strong enough, by getting competitors to not break the bank at a lower price. If you've bought e-books over the last few years, there might be some cash for you. Users who purchased E-books between April 1, 2010 and May 21, 2012 are entitled to $6.93 in the case of New York Times best sellers, and $1.57 in the case of ebooks that ...

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