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 the wearable fad already a thing of the past? Probably not, but Apple, Samsung, Motorola, LG and Huawei have to step on the smartwatch hardware improvement gas to stop the immature market from shrinking any further. There’s only so much super-affordable fitness bands can accomplish, and while the first-gen Apple Watch has sold better than some analysts expected, a sequel is now badly needed to revitalize demand. Ideally, the Apple Watch 2 or Apple Watch S would revise its predecessor’s love-or-hate design, slimming down its profile, reducing bulk and perhaps adding curves to the ...

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    Apple has published its third-quarter figures for fiscal year 2016 and, like last quarter, they are not good. It made $42.4 billion in sales revenue, a 15 percent decline year-on-year. The number is on the upper end of Apple's target range and about what Wall Street expected. Expenses were up, but on the lower end of expectations. Still, operating income crashed by more than 28 percent to $10.1 billion. Net income was down a similar proportion to just under $7.8 billion. Product sales slipped again compared to 2015 in most categories. 40.4 million iPhones went out the door, down 15 ...

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    You can complain about the “Uncarrier’s” Tuesdays perks as much as you want, but it turns out the video announcement John Legere was teasing last week concerned Binge On, the free unlimited streaming service all T-Mobile customers are more than pleased with, despite initial skepticism and net neutrality issues. How could you not love being able to watch video content on your phones from over 100 providers without ever touching your standard high-speed data on qualifying Simple Choice plans? The seventh expansion wave recruits a number of big names in the entertainment and news ...

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    While Apple has been known to adopt a number of fancy new mobile technologies in recent years before many of its competitors, including fingerprint recognition and 3D Touch, the world’s most profitable corporation also showed great skepticism towards an entire slate of other innovative features. The jury is still out on whether this fall’s next-gen iPhone, dubbed 7 or 6SE, will finally, properly and officially resist water interaction, whereas the long overdue switch from LCD screens to AMOLEDs is almost surely taking place in 2017. Then there’s so-called iris authentication, which ...

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    Just when you thought there was no way the 2016 iPhone rumor games could get interesting again, following (too) many weeks of essentially the same blurry live pics, questionable renders and videos starring various dummy units and mockups, a credible release timeframe got (ev-)leaked. Evan Blass quickly narrowed the window to a day, September 16, clarifying he meant the retail launch, not the announcement event, but hesitated as he had done before to name this new iPhone duo (not trio). What he and a few other trusted tipsters have always insisted on is the implausibility of the 7 moniker, ...

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    If you’re still wondering how it might be possible for an Android handheld manufacturer to realistically predict 100 million unit global shipments without much of a presence in many key European markets or the US, Counterpoint Research should give you a solid clue. According to the firm’s latest “Monthly Market Pulse”, OPPO claimed a big domestic win for the month of June not only in offline sales, but overall China demand, including both physical stores and online smartphone orders. This is the fast-rising OEM’s first ever victory of such a magnitude, although Huawei ...

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    There's been no shortage of leaks when it comes to Apple's upcoming iPhones. The iPhone 7 (and variations, like Plus, Pro, etc.) is what the media calls them, but people who claim to have information, like Evan Blass, state that the number 7 (seven) will not be part of the name, hence referring to the device as the iPhone 2016. Regardless of how you want to call it, the iPhone 7 release date (or the iPhone 2016 release date) is predicted to happen on the week of September 12, according to Blass, which is shortly after the conclusion of the 2016 IFA in Berlin, and just a couple of days ...

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    We're going to tackle ALL of your questions about the Moto Z, the Moto Z Force, and Moto Mods! Plus, we'll chat about mobile use in the military, Google's potential VR strategy, and what responsibility do companies have to provide access to encrypted devices? Make sure you're charged and ready for episode 210 of the Pocketnow Weekly! Watch the live video broadcast at 2:00pm Eastern on July 21st (click here for your local time), or check out the high-quality audio version later this week. And don't forget to shoot your listener mail to podcast [AT] pocketnow [DOT] com for a shot at ...

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    The dream may have been achieved, but can it come to the masses? Well, leave it to China to bring down the house. Last month, Tendigi developer Nick Lee had built a prototype of a hardware addition to an iPhone that can make it run Android. It seems like Haimawan, a company working with OS virtualization, has run with that momentum by releasing the MESUIT this week, a case that lets Android and iOS run simultaneously on the iPhone. The case connects to the phone through the Lightning port and is interfaced through an app. It boasts a 1,700mAh external battery for the iPhone 6 and 6s and a ...

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    And so it’s come to this. Boring rumors about boring accessories to be shipped with the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus as standard. But wait, don’t go anywhere just yet. The latest assortment of iDevice speculation originating from Deutsche Bank researchers also includes some higher notes. The thing is these are well-known and documented for the most part, from the dual camera practically guaranteed to adorn the plus-sized model’s back “for better zoom” to “possible” stereo sound, a new color (blue or black?), and the “endlessly discussed” 3.5mm headphone jack elimination. Other ...

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    Can’t wait for the typical holiday season to make your favorite gadgets affordable enough for a sensible upgrade or two? Between Amazon’s recent Prime Day, various sweet eBay deals, frequent Newegg and B&H promos, and Best Buy’s latest blowout sale, it’s starting to feel like every day this summer is Black Friday. On that note, BB actually calls its today and tomorrow-only discount event Black Friday in July, which sounds about right, at least as far as the 9.7-inch Apple iPad Pro is concerned. The middle-sized iOS tablet goes for $125 off list in nearly all possible ...

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    Mere days ahead of official financial reports coming from most of the mobile industry’s heavyweights, research firm TrendForce has issued its own worldwide smartphone market analysis for the year’s second quarter, with overall production volume sitting at a solid 315 million units, up 8.9 percent sequentially and 3.2 percent compared to the same timeframe back in 2015. No big surprises ranking the top six global brands, as Samsung holds on to a comfortable lead, followed by Apple, Huawei, OPPO, LG, and Vivo. But even though Galaxy S7 sales are deemed “brisk”, both the Korean ...

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    Just two weeks to go until the opening ceremony of the 2016 Summer Olympics, and everyone from Samsung to NBC to Samsung again to T-Mobile and even Apple is looking to get in a Games-celebratory mood. That’s to say all these companies (and then some) are trying to milk the enthusiasm of sports fans worldwide as much as they can for media attention-grabbing and profit-boosting purposes. Nothing wrong with the oldest trick in the advertising book, as long as there’s something sweet in it for the masses too. A fresh range of snazzy patriotic Apple Watch straps definitely qualifies, ...

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    The smartwatch market contracted for the first time in the second quarter and it's all Apple's fault. While it retained its top spot in the rankings, the 1.6 million shipments the company made is a big dip from its debut quarter that had 3.6 million shipments. Surprisingly, it was the only vendor out of the top five to lose shipments, meaning that those manufacturers had a lot of offsetting to do. Here is the data according to IDC: [table] Vendor,Q2 shipments (in millions),Q2 market share,Change from last year Apple,1.6,47%,-55% Samsung,0.6,16%,51% Lenovo,0.3,9%,75% LG ...

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    Edward Snowden, who's been in exile from the US ever since he published reams of secret NSA documents, has come together with hacker Andrew Huang to design a case for the iPhone 6 that would be able to tell if your device's antennas were off when you actually turn them off. The pair, who have been communicating through Snowden's own messenger app, Signal, showed off the design and discussed the warfare that government wages against journalists in exposing history-changing information at the MIT Media Lab. "One good journalist in the right place at the right time can change history," ...

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    Remember that hilarious but cruel online prank about iOS 7 software updates making iPhones waterproof? It’s a little sad to look back at it now, as Apple remains somewhat behind rival companies like Samsung, Sony or even Motorola when it comes to actual hardware-improving steps in the general direction of outdoor friendliness. Rumors of the looming iPhone 7 switching from a protrusive physical home button to a capacitive, touch-sensitive one sitting flush with the rest of the chassis have unfortunately died down, and it seems water protection is another big upgrade pushed back to 2017. ...

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    The AppleCare+ warranty extension program looks pretty sweet and straightforward at first glance. For an iPhone 6s or 6s Plus, it covers two accidental damage incidents up to two years from your original purchase date, and it only costs $130 upfront, as well as $100 for each major repair. Repair isn’t exactly the right word, since Cupertino will replace your broken 6s or 6s Plus with a brand-new unit under the terms of this agreement. Or any other iDevice, for that reason, with varying fees. Meanwhile, standard AppleCare warranties merely have your backs for 12 months, and offer no ...

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    BlackBerry CEO John Chen took the time at his company's Security Summit this week to once again rip Apple, "the other fruit company" to shreds for defending its encryption against the FBI regarding an iPhone used by a suspect in a mass shooting. "I found that disturbing as a citizen. I think BlackBerry, like any company, should have a basic civil responsibility," Chen said. "If the world is in danger, we should be able to help out." Apple refused to assist the Department of Justice in unlocking Syed Farook's iPhone 5c. He and his wife were the alleged perpetrators of an attack on a San ...

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    While financial analysts are looking forward to cashing in on an iPhone 7 for the masses, there has been a contingent that's been looking at an underwhelming year for Apple if we're to trust the looks and other changes that have made their way across tech circles. Add this piece to the hedge pile. Quartz commissioned a survey through SurveyMonkey Audience. It asked 525 iPhone owners a series of questions about whether or not they'll upgrade to the iPhone 7 based on if a major design change takes place. All told, 63.2 percent of respondents said they'd be at least "somewhat interested" in ...

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    When it comes to updates, it's developer betas yesterday, public betas today. If you're on the public beta for iOS 10 or macOS Sierra 10.12, check for a software update. If you're not on it, head to our source link to get on it. The first public beta of iOS 10 and macOS Sierra came just under two weeks ago, so you probably won't be able to get the full blast of what's going on with the third developer beta of the platforms. At least you'll probably get to Rest Finger to Unlock. Source: Apple Via: 9to5Mac (1, 2)

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    While it debuted in France with one bank supporting it and, thus, little fanfare, Apple Pay came out with a bang in Hong Kong today. It has American Express and five banks on-board with one other and an affiliate payment service to come. They are: Bank of China (Hong Kong) DBS Hang Seng Bank HSBC Standard Chartered BEA (Coming Soon) Tap & Go [A service of Hong Kong Telecom] (Coming Soon) Visa, MasterCard and AMEX cards can be put in and used at forty retailers and ten apps. Hong Kong has a fractured atmosphere of mobile payment systems with carriers implementing their own ...

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    So, who do we have to talk to and bribe to get one of these mockups over here? It feels like everyone should be on a mission to China to buy off what's been described as iPhone 7 shell duplicates "from the manufacturer". And then everyone shows those dupes on video for the world to pick up. This time around, we have Chinese audio brand BeSound — which makes a Bluetooth speaker literally titled "Football" as in American football — showing up with a gal named Mook and an iPhone 7 shell right next to an iPhone 6s. The video's much clearer than that previous and prolonged Miaopai leak we ...

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    Yesterday was the first time all three gossiped iPhone 7 variants were photographed side by side in half-decent quality, yet we still couldn’t shake the feeling at least one dummy unit wasn’t what a conveniently placed name tag suggested. Not only does the purported iPhone 7 “Pro” look too similar to the Plus model, but it also makes little sense of Apple to expand the family this year, when a second consecutive incremental upgrade is likely in the works. Of course, we wouldn’t rule out the plus-sized version borrowing the single rear camera of the 4.7-incher, with the Pro then ...

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    While certainly annoying and time-consuming, the occasional app freeze, lag or system crash is unlikely to impact an average mobile user’s life in a truly meaningful way. On the literal battlefield, however, a split second is often the difference between life and death, so clearly, the US Army Special Operations Command can’t afford to cut corners when it comes to intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance equipment. Oddly enough, unconfirmed reports suggest The Department of Defense has been living with sub-par, problematic Android Tactical Assault kits recently, known to require ...

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    While convincing smartphone, smartwatch and tablet users to embrace the future of contactless payment technology and online banking has gone pretty smoothly for Apple, Samsung and Google, getting major financial institutions around the world to support digital wallet services continues to be tricky. It’s obviously a sensitive matter of revenue dividing that’s holding back the rapid expansion of Apple Pay, Samsung Pay and Android Pay, with Cupertino for instance still unable to strike deals across France. But at least BPCE, aka Banque Populaire, has agreed to throw its weight behind the ...

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