According to a research firm NDP, more than 40% of all smartphone users in the USA own an iPhone. This is a significant improvement from Q4 2012 figure, which was 35%. Samsung’s Android devices become more and more popular, so the South Korean manufacturer comes on its usual second place. As to the other companies, namely, Motorola, LG, HTC and Blackberry, their share on the market continues to drop.
Notification Center is a very useful element of Apple’s iOS 7. It is pretty functional, however, there’s a number of things you might want to add to quick launch in order to have access to them directly from the home screen.
Alex Casabò, an industrial designer, has recently created a beautiful and incredibly realistic concept of the next-generation iPhone. It looks pretty much the same as the current iPhone 5s; at the same time, it can boast of larger and better screen and a number of minor improvements.
Tim Cook is “incredibly optimistic” about the deal with China Mobile. This is what he said on a small meeting ahead of iPhone 5s launch on the world’s largest carrier network. Well, the fact that Apple’s iPhone will officially debut on the world’s most profitable market on Friday would make any Apple employee happy and optimistic, I guess.
A group of hackers called The 1775 Sec has reportedly caused a breach of Apple database. The cybercriminals claim they’ve stolen some user information and posted it to the Web. While some of the users’ profiles and phone numbers seem to be legitimate, many of them are currently out of service, suggesting that the data is old.
According to research firm DisplaySearch, Apple’s next-generation iPhone may get a full HD display. Apart from that, analysts predict that the long-anticipated iWatch will feature either 1.3-inch or 1.6-inch display. Finally, they think Apple will release a larger iPad. But everything in its turn.
According to the latest rumors, Apple’s iPhone 6 will be equipped with a fingerprint sensor - similar to one found in the iPhone 5s. Such sensors will be manufactured by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company.
Ahead of the official iPhone 5s launch on China Mobile this Friday, Foxconn has reportedly shipped nearly 1.5 million smartphone units to the world’s largest carrier a couple of days ago. These devices are expected to satisfy the preorder demand for Apple’s most recent iPhone.
Following Apple’s example, its South Korean rival decided to split the Samsung Galaxy S5 lineup into two models - metal and plastic. These models, of course, will get different price tags: the smartphone with metal housing is expected to be sold for €800 ($1,093), while the model with all-plastic body - for €650 ($889).
Winterboard has been recently updated to work properly on all 64-bit Apple devices running iOS 7 such as iPhone 5s, iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display. What that means is there should be no bugs now, so all those people who like to customize and change the default Apple themes and wallpapers can at last sigh with relief. Well, at least we hope for that.
The company from Cupertino has recently released a new iPad ad called “Your Verse”. The 90-second clip shows us that Apple’s iPad Air can be used by almost any person - a scientist, a musician, an athlete or even an artist. The ad is accompanied by Robin Williams’ speech from the famous film Dead Poets Society. Well, take a look at all that stuff yourself.
It’s Sunday today, so I’ve decided to gather some of the most interesting stories of the past 7 days and bring them to you in this post.