According to the latest Japanese court ruling, Apple’s iPhone 4S, iPhone 4 and iPad 2 don’t infringe on Samsung patents. Such a decision was revealed on Tuesday. What this means is that the company from Cupertino has won another court case against its South Korean rival. Anyway, I don’t think Samsung lawyers will come down and accept this ruling.
According to the updated figures that can be found on the App Store Distribution section, iOS 7 adoption rate reached 85%. This means that nearly 90% of the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users have upgraded to the latest iOS version.
In case you don’t know, Apple released iOS 7 on September 18th, 2013. On December 6th, about 74% of the devices were running iOS 7 and on January 27th, 2014 - nearly 80%.
As you probably know, the company from Cupertino is expected to release two iPhone 6 models in 2014. One will feature a 5.5-inch and another - a 4.7-inch display. However, according to some rumors that appeared on the Internet on Tuesday, what we shall see later this year is just a 4.7-inch iPhone. As to the larger model, its release is uncertain.
Pegatron, Apple’s supplier that is currently responsible for the manufacture of iPhone 5c and iPad mini, reported a 22% increase in earnings earlier today. The earnings may become even higher due to a new status of the Taiwanese company. In case you don’t know, Pegatron is said to be the main supplier of the upcoming iPhone 6.
According to the latest rumors, the production of the next-gen iPhone and iPad Air will start in the second or in the third quarter of 2014. Pegatron will be responsible for assembly of both iPhones and iPads, while Foxconn will concentrate primarily on Apple’s smartphone. This is what several Chinese sources report (via
Apple, like any other company, is constantly trying to make the production of its gadgets more efficient. Apart from that, the guys from the Cupertino want to get rid of the dependence on manpower at its factories. That is why Apple has recently decided to move the production of the iPhone batteries to new automated assembly lines.
Although Apple admitted that iPhone 5c sales are lower than expected, this device is still way more popular than any Blackberry, Windows Phone or Android flagship. Yep, this mid-tier smartphone managed to outsell even Galaxy S4 in the winter quarter.
Those who got drunk at least once in their life know that it is very difficult to overcome the temptation to write someone a message. It doesn’t really important whom to text: your ex-girlfriend, boss or a close friend.
At the same time, if you’re loaded, it might be very difficult to hit the required button on the iPhone screen. As a result, an addressee often receives a misspelled message, which lacks both sense and form. What is the way out? Drunk Mode tweak for iPhone that prevents you from sending iMessages while you’re dead drunk.
Back in October, a normally reliable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities claimed that Apple will release a new 12-inch MacBook with a display resolution of 2732 x 1536 pixels in 2014. Looks like he was right. According to a new report that appeared on the Internet yesterday, the company from Cupertino is indeed working on a new MacBook Air. As to the MacBook Pro, there won’t be any updated model until September.
Apple is currently thinking about launching an iTunes Store app for Android, Billboard reports. Apart from that, the guys from Cupertino may soon start working on a new subscription-based music streaming service. The main reason for such radical actions is quite obvious: U.S. digital album sales have recently started to fall.
According to some anonymous insiders, Apple won’t equip its next-generation iPhone with a 13-megapixel camera. Instead, the guys from Cupertino will try to improve the existing 8-megapixel sensor in order to make the photos you take look better.
What do you think about such statement: iPhone users replace their devices with newer ones more frequently than iPad users? In fact, it turns out to be truth. According to the latest report from CIRP, people who own an iPhone change it for a newer version once every two years. iPad and especially Mac users spend money on new tablets or desktops much less frequently. Take a look at the chart.
According to Wall Street Journal, the number of iPhone users has increased one million last month thanks to the launch of the smartphones on China Mobile network in mid-January. The mobile operator has declared that the annual sales of the company are falling for the first time over the last ten years due to tough competition.