Last week, Slice Intelligence reported that Apple’s new wireless AirPods captured about 26% of market just month after official release. Looks like these estimates are not accurate. According to Ben Arnold, an executive director and industry analyst at NPD Group, the earbuds took 2% of market in unit sales and 3% of dollar sales, leaving Beats, Bose and other brands far ahead. The reason for a big difference between the figures of Slice Intelligence and NPD Group is that the latter one uses a much larger panel of shoppers that includes those who shop online and offline.
Apple has released a supplemental security update for OS X El Capitan. The update addresses a kernel issue that may make the computer running this version of the operating system unresponsive or slow. If you still haven’t upgraded to macOS Sierra 10.12, it is recommended that you update your computer now.
According to the latest report from a Japanese site Mac Otakara, Apple may be planning to launch an iPhone 6 battery replacement program. As of now, however, it is unknown, what range of serial numbers is affected and whether Apple’s intentions are serious. The issue behind possible battery replacement program is also unknown, reporters add.
According to the latest report from usually-reliable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple will update the 12-inch MacBook and both 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro with new Kaby Lake processors and more RAM in 2017.
Samsung has reportedly discovered that faulty batteries were the cause of fires and explosions of the Galaxy Note 7. According to the latest report shared by Reuters, Samsung has finished the investigation and will announce its results on January 23, before the event dedicated to the earnings in the fourth quarter.
It is Sunday today, which means it’s high time I told you about the most popular posts of the last couple of days. Let’s not waste time and take a look at the list of posts worth your attention right now.
A research firm called Keeper Security has recently released a report telling about the most common passwords used in 2016. The weakest passwords are 123456, 123456789, and qwerty.
Apple has released several new AirPods and Apple Watch Series 2 commercials. All short ads are available below and on Apple’s official YouTube channel.
The first commercial is dedicated to the Apple Watch and motivates people to be active and complete their fitness goals. It is entitled “Close Your Rings — Dance, Run, Rock”.
According to the latest report from the Korea Herald, the next-generation iPhone may feature improved water resistance. The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus both have IP67 water resistance, while the new model may comply with the IP68 standard, reporters claim. The same standard is currently supported by the Galaxy S7 and will be supported by the new Galaxy S8.
Samsung has finalized the design of the next-generation iPhone rival – the Galaxy S8. This means that the company will start the mass production of the upcoming device very soon. The specs of the smartphone go in line with previous rumors.
A couple of days after seeding previous betas of iOS 10.2.1 and macOS Sierra 10.12.3 to developers, Apple has released two new pre-release versions of software. Both contain minor enhancements and bug fixes.
The iFixit team has decided to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the iPhone introduction in a rather special way. The company has taken all iPhone teardowns it performed over the last 10 years and posted them on their website in a single article.
Matthew Roberts, a man who regularly posts drone videos showing progress on the construction site of the new Apple Campus 2, has released the January update. The video is available either below, or on the Roberts’ YouTube channel.
According to the latest report shared by Kantar Worldpanel, Apple’s iPhone captured 31.3% of the US smartphone market in the quarter ending before holidays. Android share is falling as the vendors are selling less smartphone with this operating system on board. In 2015, Android’s share was 60.4% and now it’s 55.3%. iOS is slowly but steadily luring new customers and Android is losing them.
According to the latest report from DigiTimes, the next-generation iPhone will feature a stainless steel casing along with two glass panels on the back and front side. This design is quite similar to the design of the iPhone 4, so it’s not surprising that the suppliers of the new components are Foxconn and Jabil. Apart from other things, these two companies were responsible for the production of external components for the iPhone 4.