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's launch of the iPhone 5c last year was met with significant complaints and disappointment. Surely, there wasn't anything that was really wrong with the smartphone as it was, but the fact that it was priced too high made people ignore it and focus on the iPhone 5s at the time. Today Meizu has launched a new smartphone that looks a lot like the iPhone 5c, but fixing some of its quirks. The new Meizu M1 Note is so identical to an iPhone 5c, that the Chinese press confirms that Meizu sent press invitations along with an iPhone 5c chassis on the invite. The main difference is that this ...

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    Even though mobile payments haven't really gained the level of acceptance that smartphone makers would've expected, that doesn't mean that Apple hasn't found some success in the market after just one month. Recent statistics showed that the company was already enjoying 1% of digital payments, and with most users using the service more than once every week. We might attribute Apple's success to the partnerships the company was able to land, though not everything is a pretty picture. Apple has silently updated its Apple Pay website to reflect some new light in the status of the remaining ...

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    There's no denying that Apple found new success with its launch of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. The company has broken every sales record it had in just the first few weeks of sales, making it clear that customers did want a larger display on an iPhone. That being said, we also heard some recent reports claiming that Apple is working on a smaller 4-inch iPhone, and these rumors gain more traction today. Analyst Timothy Arcuri of Cowen and Company landed some fame recently with some accurate rumors about the display size of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus earlier this year. Today, Arcuri ...

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    Just as with mobile payments and a ton of other services, Apple wasn't first in allowing third-party keyboards to work on its iOS products. Apple's stock iOS keyboard isn't as bad as some stock Android keyboards we've tested, but it's always good to give people options to choose what better solves their particular needs. The biggest problem is that third-party keyboards on iOS are sluggish, and it seems that Apple also wants them to become less functional. Nintype has become very famous because of all the added functionality that the developer has envisioned you would like in a keyboard. ...

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    Even though Apple didn't invent mobile payments, we all know that Cupertino is famous for arriving late at certain markets and making these take off. Google has struggled for years to make Google Wallet famous, and even if the service still exists, we rarely see any improvements over the already failed market strategy. Google's failure in mobile payments, and the reluctance of certain retailers over Apple Pay made us skeptical over its possible success at launch, but it seems that there's not need to worry. Reports already claim that Apple Pay was able to claim 1% of the digital payment ...

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    A little earlier today we took a look at where smartphones have been able to take fingerprint-based authentication so far, wondering about what future the tech might have. Has the novelty worn off? Will the security it offers substantially improve? It looks like Apple's been asking itself some similar questions, and today we see the publication of a patent application that may hint at what's next for Touch ID. The gist of the patent is an unlock system that combines fingerprint scanning with the sort of pattern or combination-based lock screens already used on many phones that lack ...

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    It is expected that 2015 will be the year that wearable technology will dominate the consumer electronics marketplace. The Apple Watch, slated to enter the market early next year, will be the one wearable that everyone is going to want to have. You could be one of the very first to own this sought after wearable if you win The Apple Watch Giveaway at the Pocketnow Deals Store. The Apple Watch is poised to revolutionize the wearable technology sector as soon as it's deployed. Even though Apple has only given consumers a brief preview of the device, anticipation for its arrival is already ...

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    We've praised Apple for its design of the iPhone ever since its first iteration. Up until the launch of the iPhone 5 and 5s, Apple kept a very positive track record as a company that knew how to deliver flawless design on its smartphone and tablet lineup. Today, we admit we still like Apple's iPad lineup, but we struggle to recommend the iPhone 6 because of some elements in its design, and a famous engineer and designer has built a concept of his own. Business insider recently reported on a very interesting concept design by famous engineer and designer Nikola Cirkovic. Obviously concepts ...

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    Apple has had its good batch of ups and downs with iOS 8. On the positive side, the company has launched a more mature version of the operating system, and has addressed a lot of the things we asked for with iOS 7. That being said, its initial launches led to some bricked iPhone 6 units, and some slow legacy devices. iOS 8.1.2 was recently launched with some silent bug fixes, but it seems that was just part of the story. Apple hasn't really seeded iOS 8.1.3 to developers as is customary, but some activity logs are already claiming its existence. This wouldn't be the first time that Apple ...

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    This year's been a bumpy one for smartphone giant Samsung. While the company is still selling a crazy number of handsets, little by little it's seen its market share shrink as competition starts chipping away at the Samsung's dominance. We've already seen companies like Xiaomi really step-up their smartphone sales, joined by other rising Asian manufacturers like Lenovo. Back at the end of October, we took a look at the state of the market in Q3 2014, reflecting on just what had shifted over the course of the prior year. Today, some new Q3 figures are available from a different source, and ...

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    Can you imagine a world where companies didn’t push the boundaries of thin and light? Some of you may mock these efforts, but that doesn’t change the fact that the best selling smartphones today keep getting thinner and lighter. We can't ignore the fact that one of the best selling smartphones in the world shows a clear obsession for getting slimmer every new iteration, and the same can be said about Oppo's R lineup. Have a look at our comparison video of the Oppo R5 vs the iPhone 6. In a way, this comparison would've been more suited agains the iPhone 6 Plus given the dimensions of ...

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    When does Apple really intend to get started with smartwatch sales? Next year, obviously, but are we looking at the Apple Watch hitting retail in something like February or March? Maybe even April? While we were initially leaning towards the wearable hitting stores sooner rather than later, a couple months back rumors started talking about manufacturing delays, suggesting that Apple Watch production wouldn't hit full speed until January. Today we've got another source weighing-in on the matter, with another report pointing to a January start to manufacturing. While the way the story is ...

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    It was just yesterday we were talking about Apple releasing iOS 8.1.2 as a security and bug-fixing update for its line of iOS devices, so we weren't expecting to be back so soon letting you know that the software has already been jailbroken, this iOS 8.1.2 jailbreak brought to you by team TaiG. Early indications from prominent jailbreakers after the update dropped were that the vulnerability TaiG used as a jailbreak injection mechanism had remained untouched, which meant that with just an update the team could make the jailbreak work with 8.1.2. TaiG has delivered on that today, with ...

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    Three weeks ago yesterday, Apple started sending another in its series of post-iOS-8 updates, releasing iOS 8.1.1. The big draw there was supposed to be enhanced performance on older iOS hardware (stuff running the ancient A5 chip), but real-world testing disputed just how substantial of an improvement users could hope to see. Still, there were some more concrete benefits, like freeing up some storage space on certain models. Today Apple follows 8.1.1 up with its next iOS update, sending out 8.1.2 to awaiting users. What's new? As shouldn't be too surprising from a tiny (28MB) ...

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    We've been able to share files instantly on Android devices and even certain services on Windows Phones for the longest time, and still, Apple didn't wake up to that need until iOS 8. That being said, even if the feature exists today, it still depends on the speed at which developers have decided to adopt iOS 8, and that's taken a bit. You'd think it would only be a matter of time for this feature to become famous, but a new iCloud restriction pulls things back. Developers are already complaining about an odd new rule that doesn't allow them to submit applications that share content with ...

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    We're still months away from seeing the start of Apple Watch sales, but one thread that's been a pretty consistent part of rumors concerning how Apple intends to sell its first smartwatch have been this high-fashion, luxury angle: with all the different sizes, materials, and band options Apple intends to offer, to say nothing of the rumored multi-thousand-dollar price tags for the higher-end versions, it certainly looks like it would fit right in with such a market. While we don't yet have the full picture on Apple's intentions, new reports are doing their best to reinforce this idea, as ...

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    With mobile devices and the services that power them, as with many things in life, you get what you pay for. Cheap or free products may look really attractive at first glance, but if you soon find yourself hitting a productivity wall, or simply driven crazy by incessant advertising, you may end up wishing you went with a premium option. Back in September, Apple's Tim Cook took a few jabs at companies like Facebook and Google in a message to Apple's users about privacy, writing, “when an online service is free, you’re not the customer. You’re the product.” Mark Zuckerberg is now ...

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    Apple has found a lot of success with the launch of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, even though new rumors claim that the company might build a smaller phone next year as well. Apple's only problem with the launch of its smartphones this year, was being able to meet demand for the iPhone 6 Plus, something logical given Apple's skepticism to launch a phablet in the past. The good thing is that Cupertino already understood that there is significant demand for bigger iPhones, and it seems the company is already preparing for next year's demand. Reports claim that Apple is about to expand its ...

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    We all know that one size doesn't fit all, and Apple clearly knew that as well with the launch of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Cupertino acknowledged early on that the market demanded a bigger iPhone, but it also knew that there was another crowd that demanded a phablet. Still, we know that there are people that value one-handed usability, and for them Apple decided to leave the aging iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c, and it seems there are plans for that to continue. Reports claim that Apple is already working on building a new iPhone that retains the dimensions of the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c ...

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    If you haven't been paying attention to virtual reality hardware already, you may soon find yourself taking a close look at the latest developments, especially as more and more smartphone companies start dabbling with the tech. Samsung's Gear VR, easily the most high-profile product, only just arrived, and especially with the consumer release of Ocuclus Rift for PCs looming in the not-too-distant future, VR is likely to find itself all over the news as we move into 2015. Who will be the mobile players that arrive to really take full advantage of the burgeoning VR market? Evidence continues ...

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    Apple is very famous for retaliating against any company that copies it's designs, and we have the extensive Apple Vs. Samsung trial to prove it. That said, it's extremely common for anyone to find Chinese rip-offs of any iPhone all around Asia. Isn't it odd that today we find news or a Chinese company claiming otherwise? Chinese smartphone maker Digione is claiming that the design of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are a copy of its existing design for a device under its 100+ brand in China. This device is a low-end $130 smartphone that's apparently been available for a while, even though ...

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    Microsoft hasn't really found the success that it aimed for with its Windows Phone platform. The company that once ruled the mobile space almost a decade ago has barely found a spot in third place after years of dramatic changes, and if you measure the difference between its current numbers and the second place (iOS), the future seems grim. If you're wondering how well will the platform perform over the next couple of years, the answer could be good or bad depending on how you see it. IDC has just provided its official numbers after a few little teasers we came across a few days ago. At ...

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    Apple's investment in bringing sapphire technology to the iPhone proves that the company is interested in improving the durability of its smartphone lineup. Surely the company's plans came to an abrupt after the whole GT Advanced fiasco, but that isn't the only case where we've seen Cupertino bet its cards on durability. You might remember that a few years ago, the company filed a patent that would make iPhones smarter in the event of a fall, and if you don't, there's some new light on the subject. Back in 2011 Apple filed a patent called “Protective mechanism for an electronic ...

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    Rumors of a bigger than the biggest iPad have been in the headlines for quite some time, but it was only last week that they returned, stronger than ever, with a report from Japan showing off alleged schematics of the so-called iPad Air Pro (iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, you get the idea), which would purportedly pack a 12.2-inch, not a 12.9-inch screen. That is big! But just how big is it? In the video below, you can see a mock-up of said Apple iPad Air Pro size compared to other Apple devices (phones and tablets), so that you can get a sense of its size. At dimensions like 305.31 x 220.8 x 7 ...

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    Smartwatches are still an unproven product, and the easiest way to tell is when you compare how little these sell when compared to basic fitness trackers. Companies like Pebble and Samsung have already been in the market for two years and have barely sold in the hundred thousands, so you'd wonder just how successful Apple can be with the Apple Watch. We recently learned that Analysts predict that at least 10% of iPhone users will buy an Apple Watch, and today, that number gets an extra pat in the back. A recent survey conducted to at least 4,000 people across the US, UK, India and China ...

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