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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    Verizon's taking dollars off the board on a few older phones and one very new phone. You just need to get onto the network and not pay off for the device all at once (so much for you devil-opers out there). The Checkmark network is taking $100 off the price of the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, Galaxy S6, Galaxy Note 5, LG V10. The discount also applies to the all-new HTC 10 as well. All you have to do is pay for the phone on a new 24-month device payment plan. The discount takes off some $4.18 per payment. Psst... @Verizon customers, right now you can snag an #HTC10 online for $100 off. Don't ...

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    Let's talk about audio. How our phones handle music and media is often overlooked for more impressive visuals. Playing games or streaming films looks better on camera. Video game performance can be used to rank phone performance, as most apps really don't tax our gadgets that severely. "Benchmarking" often means looking at artificial test designed to grade CPU and GPU power with scores relative only to how other devices complete the same artificial test scenario. Audio is a bit different though. From listening to music, playing games, or watching films, audio is a vital usage for many ...

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    While Samsung Pay arguably eclipses its iOS-compatible digital wallet rival in convenience, with both NFC and MST support, also driving fast adoption thanks to frequent compelling deals and freebies, it still can’t hold a candle to Apple Pay in terms of global availability. The same obviously goes for Android Pay, which like its Galaxy-supporting competitor is only live in a few countries, with Cupertino today adding Singapore to a much heftier list that includes the US, UK, Canada, Australia, and China as well. Technically, Singapore was first introduced to on-the-go, super-secure ...

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    With Amazon's runaway pace found in Alexa and the products based on that service, the voice assistant has gotten very popular with other tech companies. Google Assistant (and Google Home) and Microsoft's army of bots are on their way for the future. If Apple announces its own measure, it will be the last to do so at this year's WWDC. The Information reports that Apple will indeed be opening up Siri with an SDK and announcing an Echo competitor at the conference. Siri will likely hook onto Apple's existing services such as iCloud, HomeKit, HealthKit (we think the company will find a way ...

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    The last thing you think of when you hear about a "modular smartphone" would be Apple. It's not Project Ara, it's not PuzzlePhone, it's not even a Fairphone. An iPhone is all about what's on the phone and the accessories you can get for it. Well, case maker OtterBox has an idea of what accessories you'll want to get for your iPhone and it starts with its uniVERSE case. The uniVERSE case supports the current and last generations of iPhones and can plug into a whole bunch of third-party attachments made by SanDisk, olloclip, Square and many others. You can pop an extended battery in through ...

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    Apple isn't a startup, but CEO Tim Cook took the time to share his thoughts with blooming entrepreneurs at Startup Fest Europe in Amsterdam today. Part of the talk was dedicated to shutting down rumors that pointed to the electronics titan would head into the wireless business once and for all. At a talk hosted by former European Commissioner Neelie Kroes, Cook furthered a previous denial about an Apple MVNO effort: Our expertise doesn’t extend to the network. We’ve worked with AT&T in the US, O2 in the UK, as well as T-Mobile and Orange, and we expanded as we learned more. But ...

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    Going from zero to 13 million in less than a year is certainly remarkable, even by Apple’s standards, but the hottest, hippest audio streaming service out there still lags massively behind market veteran and undisputed heavyweight champ Spotify in terms of paid subscribers. Of course, in order to continue to resist the mounting Apple Music challenge, the 2008-launched freemium app for your phones, tablets and desktops can’t afford any missteps as far as pricing goes. Thankfully, Spotify realized just that, and taking a page from both Cupertino and Google’s playbooks, it finally ...

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    It’s not only China that should make Apple investors nervous on the heels of a steep Q1 decline in global iPhone sales, as the world’s most profitable corporation seems to have little room for growth in many Western markets as well, while a few emerging ones aren’t warming up to costly iDevices yet. India in particular feels like a major concern for CEO Tim Cook, who visited the country for the first time last week to chiefly try to persuade Prime Minister Narendra Modi into giving refurbished iPhones his blessing. That reportedly didn’t work out so well, as the Indian government ...

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    iPad Pro owners must be really suffering from the iOS 9.3.2 bug right now as they'd really appreciate a little development like this one. The first beta for iOS 9.3.3 came out today, but developer Luca Tedesco claims on Twitter that he was able to slap on Cydia in a snap. Well, that was a breakneck jailbreak. plz send moar hate pic.twitter.com/A0FgrlSiqK — qwertyoruiop (@qwertyoruiopz) May 23, 2016 Tedesco had previously cracked open iOS 9.3, but did not make his beta version public. Just like he did for iOS 9.2.1. We expect that his request for "moar hate" will keep this jailbreak ...

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    Let's talk iPhone audio once again. Because the headphone jack just wasn't enough. Through NowhereElse.fr, we see this example of what is said to be an Italian-manufactured accessory case for the iPhone 7. Two things strike out in this design: number one, the four speakers adorning each corner of the device and; number two, the rearranged ports for the camera equipment on the back. It's amazing how both changes make way for the other in the slightest of ways. That vertically-aligned port layout is similar to the one found on the iPad Pro and would be better suited than a horizontal layout ...

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    Applied Materials doesn't often come up in our discussion of who makes what in a typical iPhone, especially when next year's iPhones come to mind. But while we can talk about Catcher Technology's confidence despite an all-glass iPhone in 2017, let's talk about another favorite iPhone 7s/iPhone 8 aspect, the OLED screen. Samsung and LG are among the several manufacturers getting some display work with many, many others saying they also are. But many of their factories need new machines that don't make LCD panels like they have for so long. That's where Applied Materials comes in — it is ...

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    While it’s still too early to have any sort of guarantees regarding the next iPhone, and recently leaked “evidence” of the handheld’s appearance is largely sketchy and circumstantial, it sure seems like the traditional tick-tock release cycle will be perturbed this year by another incremental upgrade. Strictly from an aesthetic point of view, the iPhone 7 is widely believed to closely resemble the 6s, which in turn aped the design of the 2014-dispatched iPhone 6. A series of minor tweaks, including the removal of the standard headphone jack and addition of a so-called Smart ...

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    Now that Google I/O has come and gone again, it’s time to focus our attention about 9 miles to the south to Cupertino. At I/O, Google revealed quite a few nice things and also left some questions unanswered. But it’s the nice things we want to talk about today, and specifically the nice things that Google now has, and Apple does not. Because like the Joneses with the spiffy new riding mower, Google now has the shiny on the other side of the fence, and you have to wonder if Apple is cowering behind the curtains grasping its binoculars and cursing. All metaphors aside, Apple is the other ...

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    LG Innotek has been working on plenty of goodies for smartphones recently. Market analysts think that the company's also working on one big goody for Apple and the rumored iPhone 7 Plus and iPhone 7 Pro (or Premium). Nomura Securities, as have KGI and Citi Research, believes that every 5.5-inch iPhone will feature a dual-camera module and that said module will be made by LG, not Sony. Why? Analyst Chris Chang explains: We think Sony may not be able to deliver its full share of dual cameras to Apple due to: (1) lower-than-expected yield, and (2) damage to its production facility from the ...

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    In its flurry of software updates, Apple supposedly fixed one problem and caused another one. A big one. Big enough to warrant drastic measures to fix it. According to MacRumors, the company is now offering free exchanges for iPad Pro 9.7 owners who had their tablets bricked by installing the iOS 9.3.2 update. Some of those owners reported seeing an "Error 56" dialog, followed by a prompt to plug the tablet into iTunes for a restore. Those who restored their devices only saw Error 56 pop back up again. Those who have such a bricked tablet should contact Apple Support. Cupertino has also ...

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    Do you BOGO? Well, you should, as there’s no cheaper way these days to nab a current-gen Android or iOS powerhouse. Make that two, since the very nature of a buy-one-get-one-free promotion compels you to pick up a pair of identical or similar phones, the most affordable of which is offered at no charge. We’ve seen all the big four US carriers turn the BOGO tap on and off for the iPhone 6s, Samsung Galaxy S7 and LG G5 over the past few months, and Sprint once again wants to “keep your family connected over the busy vacation season”, presumably as it cooks up its second farewell to ...

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    Every time you think Apple Pay deals Samsung Pay a death blow, the Galaxy phone-compatible digital wallet service claws its way back in contention for the rapidly flourishing market’s crown, adding China availability to Korea and the US, offering the sweetest discounts, spreading to more and more banks, and working with various membership and loyalty cards stateside. But possibly its biggest coup yet sees the NFC and MST-enabled mobile payment app precede its arch-rival on the Alipay support bandwagon. Yes, starting today, users of the leading third-party payment platform in China can ...

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    If “Lying Ted” or “Little Marco” were still in the Presidential race, or “Crooked Hillary” would stoop to the same low blow name-calling tactics as her presumptive opponent from the other side of the aisle, Trump’s recent disclosure of financial investments would provide so much ammo for such an easy derogatory label. Something short and punchy, like maybe “Two-Face Donald” or just “Hypocritical Donald.” Granted, the controversial businessman was heard giving contradictory statements on many delicate issues these past few months, ranging from immigration to foreign ...

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    Flashback to June 7, 2010 for a moment. It may take a little thought to do so as it was damn near six years ago. You may not remember what the weather was like, what you wore that day, or even what devices you owned at that moment in your life. If you are a diehard techie I will tell you one thing you will remember from that day and that would be that year’s WWDC. The late and great Steve Jobs walked out on stage and unveiled the iPhone 4 in all of it’s gorgeous glory. The phone was amazingly sexy for its time and would come with one particular feature that is a staple point of the iOS ...

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    We've known that PCs have been flagging down in sales for a long time, but what's also been a growing thought among market analysts is that they are due for a resurgence. Convertibles (or "detachables") were thought to be the largest engine for it, but now we're hearing from IDC that it Chromebooks are up on their way, too. The research firm reported that the market saw 13.6 million shipments in the US PC market in Q1, down 5.8 percent annually. The global market saw a 11.5 percent dip to 60.6 million units. Consumer demand continued to dwindle while enterprise were still putting Windows ...

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    Catcher Technology — the metal casing manufacturer that designs and produces (and leaks) Apple's chassis for its iPhones — does not believe it will be losing business with its biggest customer based on what that client will release next year. The Taiwan-based company's chairman and CEO, Allen Horng, said that he knows of only one all-glass iPhone that will be released in 2017. Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo fom KGI previously predicted an all-glass iPhone to come next year. Biel Crystal Manufactory and Lens Technology out of China is said to be in charge of handling the glass casings for ...

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    Kantar released its report on the state of the smartphone market last week, now it's Gartner's turn. More smartphones entered the market in this quarter than the same time last year. Fittingly in time for Google I/O, it's a victory this time around for Android at the expense of all the other major platforms. Research firm Gartner reported first quarter sales for smartphones worldwide totaled 349 million units, up 3.9 percent annually. Android sold approximately 293.8 million units representing 84 percent of the market, up more than 5 points. Apple itself reported iPhone sales, but Gartner ...

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    It should come as no surprise that, of all the countries in the world, the US remains the absolute cheapest place to buy a relatively new and swanky iPhone. After all, we’re still talking about the most competitive and crowded smartphone market here (though China and India are rapidly closing in), and various hefty taxes like VAT don’t apply to “the land of the free.” As such, Deutsche Bank found the average American consumer is asked to cough up $598 for an iPhone 6, which may feel expensive given that’s a 2014-released model, but it’s actually way lower than what iFans have ...

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    Update: Well, it wouldn't be an update without something breaking in the process. In this case, the iOS 9.3.2 seems to have screwed up some iPad Pro 9.7 tablets. Users report seeing an "Error 56" are instructed to connect to their computers and get on iTunes. An "Unknown Error 56" plagued several iPhone 6 devices back in 2014. iClarified suggests to boot your iPad Pro 9.7 to Device Firmware Upgrade Mode for a temporary fix. Our original story is below. Apple's computing platforms are getting their tweaks and optimizations on with OSX 10.11.5, iOS 9.3.2, watchOS 2.1.1, tvOS 9.2.1 and iTunes ...

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    When factories make their moves all at once, you know that Apple has to be doing something funky. In this case, a tipster has forwarded a rumor clip to Mobipicker that details a change in strategy for Apple by not just releasing an iPhone 7 and an iPhone 7 Plus, but a third model — either called the iPhone 7 Pro or iPhone 7 Premium. We saw schematics leaked out for a supposed "iPhone Pro" and a deluge of computer-aided design leaks of what could be the next iPhone 7 and an iPhone 7 Plus, both with Smart Connectors. It seems that we in the media may have conflated the two phones. ...

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