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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    You like charts? Tech analyst Horace Dediu likes to craft charts for "idle amusement" on occasion and, based on data from market research firm Gartner, has found that iPhone shipments have surpassed Windows PC shipments in 2015. Furthermore, if we extrapolate current trend lines out to 2027, we might see Mac shipments up above PC shipments. Idle amusement. pic.twitter.com/Kiyj3Vr5Hx — Horace Dediu (@asymco) January 13, 2016 Of course, the PC space has been contracting in favor of smaller or more physically-versatile devices for productivity's sake (at least, the buzzword right now is ...

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    Advertising is such a pervasive part of our mobile device experience, yet one that's all too easy to take for granted: there are tons of ads out there, they pop up in our apps and mobile browsers, but who are the players behind them? On iOS, Apple's been holding the reins with its own iAd platform, giving developers a convenient way to embed advertisements within their App-Store-sold titles, making even free-to-download apps a potentially hugely profitable endeavor. But last year we started to pick up on some changing attitudes at Apple when it comes to the company's relationship with ...

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    Synthetic benchmarks: are they the end-all, be-all of device rankings? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Really, though, even if the dream of a single figure that reliably reflects a model's performance is an elusive one, a well-executed benchmark can still give us a useful point of comparison, and when we run enough of them, we just might start to close in on some respectable rankings that really do show how one phone's sheer processing power measures up against another's. With 2016 now in full swing, AnTuTu's looking back on all the phones that passed through its database last year, ans has crunched the ...

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    Hundreds of millions of us get our media fix with the help of Apple devices, whether on the go with iPhones or iPads, or at home with Apple TV. So it's only understandable that Apple would love little more than to further cash in on that content market, and instead of letting users access media produced by third parties, be the one generating all that stuff we want to consume. And while Apple's already got deals with plenty of these firms to sell their content through the likes of iTunes, its negotiations haven't been smooth across the board, like with the troubles we heard the company ...

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    When Apple first got sales started of the first-gen Apple Watch last spring, how many of you said, “that's cool, Apple, and I like that you're finally getting into this smartwatch thing, but I'ma sit this round out, let you work out the kinks, and drop my cash on your second-gen model when that one comes out?” We don't blame you, especially considering how much Apple was asking users to pay for its wearable, but even with no new hardware out yet, we've already seen some important improvements come to the Apple Watch in the form of watchOS updates – most recently in the form of ...

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    The “if” of the AMOLED iPhone equation no longer feels like a question mark, as the display technology is definitely the industry’s future (and for the most part, current) gold standard, but the “when” and the “who” remain largely up in the air. What’s etched in stone is this year’s new iPhones, the 7, 7 Plus and 6c, 7c or 5e, will continue to use IPS LCD panels, with Apple still working on component-producing partnerships and funding for said collaborators to ramp up their mass-manufacturing capabilities and modernize their equipment. Never a fan of an ...

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    If you want to take a stab at doing more on your phone in 2016, make sure you have an iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus, first of all. It has 3D Touch. Rimshot aside, iOS is getting another point upgrade and we now know more about what goodies are going into the bump. Since we mentioned it first, 3D Touch menus will be available for the Weather, Settings, Compass, Health ("Don't worry, I'm a medic"), App Store and iTune Store apps. We already talked about Night Shift, the Touch ID lock for Notes as well as improvements to News. Other major improvements include jumps between Apple Pay and Wallet ...

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    Is the iPad Pro a personal computing replacement? Will spending at least $1,067 for a tablet, keyboard and stylus as opposed to an 11-inch MacBook Air with an accessory or two really make sense? Why not consider a Microsoft Surface? Well, it depends on your way of thinking when it comes to tablets and laptops. Microsoft's Senior Communications Manager for Surface Dan Laycock spoke to TrustedReviews about his company's line and where he believes Apple stands. // d;d++)c[d].apply(u,n);return u}function a(t,e){f[t]=s(t).concat(e)}function s(t){return f[t]||[]}function c(){return n(e)}var ...

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    Change can be difficult, and despite how much some Apple fans may not want it to be true, it's sounding more and more possible that the next iPhone could launch without a traditional analog headphone jack, going the all-Lightning route for the phone's wired connectivity options. That threatens to present us with a pretty big adjustment to make, but it may not be alone in changes Apple's cooking up for the iPhone 7's audio system. At least, a newly published Apple patent suggests that the company's also been working on ways to engineer itself a better smartphone speaker, one able to fit in ...

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    Even though it only became commercially available stateside in late April, slowly expanding worldwide in the next few months, and many analysts drew attention to its less-than-stellar sales results, the Apple Watch remarkably managed to conquer over 50 percent of the 2015 smartwatch market. That’s at least according to Juniper Research, and if you take into account similar studies issued by other firms in the recent past, you’ll likely find the numbers check out. IDC, for instance, predicted global shipments would reach 21.3 million units during the last 12 months between all ...

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    We’re only a week or two away from Apple’s detailed financial report of the just-ended holiday quarter, and iPhones could post a new all-time record… or their first yearly drop in history. It’s close, but Gene Munster, the managing director and senior research analyst at Piper Jaffray, expects the former scenario to materialize, as unit shipments may have topped 75 million after all. Still, that would largely mark box-office stagnation for Cupertino’s main cash cow, which should generate quarterly revenues of around $77 billion. Stagnation is better than a decline, but ...

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    Getting a new smartphone is one of the great joys of life (our lives, anyway), but moving all your stuff over to that new phone can pose a huge headache: pictures, apps, contacts, and all that jazz. It can be tricky enough between phones on the same platform (though that's gotten much easier in recent years), but when you're crossing OS lines, all bets are off. A few days back, a report emerged claiming that Apple was developing a tool to make it easier for iOS users to jump ship for Android, supposedly at the request of European carrier operators and regulators. Now Apple's speaking up ...

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    Slowly but surely, the cars we drive are learning to play nicely with the phones we carry. Maybe it started with Bluetooth support several back, and now we're finally seeing some much more fleshed-out vehicle integration, and a huge chunk of that is thanks to the platform-level support we see from the likes of Android Auto and Apple's CarPlay. And while this represents a very exciting time for those of you who consider yourself gear-heads as much as phone-junkies, getting started with one of these systems can be a bit of a daunting task, especially if you don't know which new cars support ...

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    Apple's still working away at preparing iOS 9.2.1 for a formal release, after getting its first beta out a little under a month ago, but a company as large as Apple doesn't just have one build in the pipeline: as we wait for 9.2.1, today Apple's getting started on iOS 9.3, seeing the first beta to devs along with betas of El Capitan 10.11.4, tvOS 9.2, and watchOS 2.2. What's new? Well there are a bunch of app updates, including improved Apple Watch support in Health, Touch ID authentication for Notes, and algorithmic and video improvements to News. We also see the debut of a new night mode ...

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    The success or failure of a mobile service hinges on its user base: no matter how good your offering is, if no one's using it, it's going to be hard to justify keeping it running. As such, user metrics are hugely important in evaluating these services – and more than having numbers, we need to be sure we have correct ones. Recently, Apple's been talking about the number of users for both Apple Music and the Apple News app, and while it's good news for the former, things are a little wonky with the latter. Apple Music has been around for only about half a year at this point, but it's ...

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    Everybody’s got an opinion on Apple’s prospective lower-end, lower-cost metal iPhone due out this spring. The only things tipsters seem to agree on are the premium build (though there’s still time for that to change as well), and compact 4-inch form factor. The market moniker also appeared etched in stone at one point, but then, 6c turned to 7c and now 5e. That’s certainly random, and it supports the unsubstantiated nature of all this gossip. Gossip, guesswork, call it however you want, the fact of the matter is we know nothing for sure. Does the iPhone 5e have an odd ring to it? ...

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    For better or worse, HTC seems to have embraced widespread iPhone “cloning” accusations, taking obvious cues from Apple even in its One A9 advertising efforts. Granted, Cupertino doesn’t own the copyright on any of the design elements imitated by the Taiwanese Android specialist, and a solid case can be made for the world’s most profitable tech corporation finding inspiration at the competition back in the day rather than the other way around. Ultimately, it’s best to let the market decide who copied who, and whose execution of similar concepts is better. The same goes for device ...

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    Like we've said before, this two-camera hardware trend is one that we don't see dying for the moment. At least, the two-cameras-on-one-side buzz is still flying around. There's the Axon, the V10, the One M8 and the iPhone 7. Okay, the last one's a very iffy subject at this point. All we have to go on is a patent application filed by Apple. The patent goes into detail on a dual-sensor setup with a standard field-of-view lens attached to one of them and a telephoto lens to the other. Both sensors would be able to simultaneous take photos, both pictures would be saved as separate files which ...

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    In addition to iPhones, which are single-handedly responsible for a mind-blowing 94 percent of global handheld profits, the rapidly growing Apple Watch, perpetually beloved Macs, and the slow-starting but potential-brimming iPad Pro, the world’s most lucrative tech business can also rely on its iOS App Store for a solid chunk of change. How solid? To the tune of $20 billion a year, according to Cupertino’s latest press release, although that obviously accounts for developer payments and other expenses too. Still, $20 billion sales of apps and in-app items in 2015 alone should solidify ...

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    Luca Todesco (qwertyqoruiop on Twitter) has apparently manage to achieve an iOS 9.2.1 Jailbreak, if the screenshot he posted (above) is to be believed. It shows Cydia running on an iPhone 6, powered by iOS 9.2.1. However, the tweet is accompanied by Todesco's not so reassuring promise that the jailbreak will not be released, at least for now. That, however, doesn't mean that you won't see a working iOS 9.2.1 jailbreak soon, as Todesco might either change his mind, or he might just pass along the information to another team who would release the jailbreak. Meanwhile, other teams are working ...

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    The Apple Watch is doing pretty okay as far as being a smartwatch goes. It has the name recognition and the price of an Apple product, though. So when it came to consumers compromising on value and prestige, many chose to get the Apple Watch Sport (the least expensive of the cases out there) with the Milanese Loop band (one of the more expensive ones). It's that kind of combination that catches fire with the public and as such, you'd expect more of the same, only better, right? Well, Apple gave us a little teaser of that same-but-better 42mm Milanese Band — this time in Space Black. As ...

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    Probably for the first time in iPhone history, financial analysts and market researchers are talking not of continuously improving box-office records, but rather shrinking orders and slumping mainstream popularity for a new model, likely leading to an early launch of the diminutive 6c, and possibly a premature iPhone 7 turnaround too. But let’s try to keep in mind the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus did get off to a flying start back in September, and alongside previous generations, they remain the most active mobile devices when it comes to e-sales. So active that they reportedly crushed their ...

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    Maybe Apple took its iPhone "s"-model iteration strategy one cycle too far. Taiwanese components sources had to revise its shipment forecasts down after slower-than-expected sales this year. Morgan Stanley is looking ahead for an iPhone slump. The dominoes continue to fall from that fact as we find out that Japanese and South Korean components factories are about to do worse off than last year. Sources say that Apple had initially asked producers to keep Q1 production quotas comparable to this time last year, back when the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were out. It seems that Cupertino — ...

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    It's the rumor that won't die for the next iPhone everyone's looking forward to. Will the iPhone 7 have a 3.5mm headphone jack or won't it? If so, will Apple provide Lightning connector headphones? Bluetooth even? Maybe just an adapter? Or will we, the consumers, have to pay up for some Beats or something? Someone within a Chinese parts supplier for Apple supposedly has the answer to our main question: yes, the headphone jack is gone. The bet is that wireless EarPods will be the way forward in terms of bundling an in-ear audio option in the box. Another source attempts to confirm that ...

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    If you're an iPhone or an iPad user, chances are you have, at least once in your life, tried to find a solution to hide (if not uninstall) some of the apps that Apple bundles with its devices. Well, for those of you who are brave enough to live the Jailbreak way, this might not be big news, but, for all the others, it's one more reason for joy. No jailbreak is needed for this little trick/hack to work, and it is persistent until you restart your iPhone or iPad. This isn't, obviously, the best solution users were hoping for, and we're pretty sure it's also not what Tim Cook had in mind when ...

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