iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus shipments in the fourth quarter of 2015 are lower that it was originally expected. As noted by DigiTimes reporters, the shipments are 5-10% lower, which indicates that despite strong demand for both handsets during the holiday season, the number of people buying iPhones has decreased this year.
A report from DigiTimes citing reliable Asian sources indicates that the iPhone 7 may become the first waterproof iPhone since the launch of the original iPhone in 2007. The device may also be manufactured out of “new compound materials” to hide the antenna cutouts on the back panel. A Taiwanese firm called Catcher Technology will likely remain the main chassis supplier for the upcoming handset, the sources add. The company will produce about 30-35% of iPhone 7 chassis.
According to the latest report from a research firm called Flurry Analytics, Apple continued to dominate the holiday sales in 2015. 49.1% of new handsets purchased and activated during the holiday period turned out to be iPhones.
As noted by French reporters from a website called Consomac, back in November Apple filed several trademark applications for the following word marks: B2, B3, B4, B5, Beats Two, Beats Three, Beats Four, and Beats Five. The application is currently being reviewed by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The aforementioned trademark applications indicate that Apple may be planning to expand the Beats radio service in the near future.
A lot of people prefer buying pre-owned iPhones. On the one hand, such devices are much cheaper than new, although offer the exact same functionality. On the other hand, however, a previously used iPhone may be physically damaged as well as locked by carrier and/or iCloud, so it is always good to know what to check before purchasing a second hand iPhone. Below you will find some useful tips.
Three weeks ago, Apple received $548,176,477 from Samsung as a compensation for patent infringements. Last week, the Cupertino-based tech giant requested another $179 million in supplemental damages and $1,192,490 in interest payments, so looks like Samsung has a new problem to solve.
According to a number of reports from reliable insiders, Apple is expected to release a new iPhone 7 with a thinner body and a number of other improvements sometime next year. The design of the handset as well as its specs remain unknown.
Below you can take a look at the iPhone 7 concept called the iPhone 7 Edge featuring a massive 5.5-inch 2K display, the updated A10 processor, 4GB of RAM, a 3500 mAh battery and a number of other features.
Following the public release of iOS 9.2 last week, Apple has recently seeded the first iOS 9.2.1 beta to developers for testing. The next minor update reportedly contains a number of bug fixes and security enhancements.
Google on Wednesday officially announced the annual "Year in Search" results. These results reflect the most popular searches in a wide range of categories. If to speak about the Trending Consumer Tech category, the searches somehow connected with Apple managed to top it.
In addition to urBeats earphones, Apple has also decided to give its employees nine months of free and unlimited Apple Music access as a holiday present. Such generous gifts have been officially announced by Apple SVP Eddy Cue in his recent video message to the company workers.
According to the latest report from usually-reliable KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple may release the next-generation iPad, iPad Air 3, in the first half of 2016. Unlike the iPhone 6s that is equipped with a pressure-sensitive display, the tablet will get a simple 9.7-inch screen like the one used in earlier models. The reason for lack of 3D Touch technology support is reportedly connected with production issues, the expert claims.
According to the latest report from Bloomberg reporters, Apple may be currently working on new thinner and brighter displays for the next generations for its smartphones and tablets at a secret Taiwan-based factory. The reporters claim the company has opened a special laboratory in Longtan with at least 50 employees focusing their attention on making the iPhone and iPad display thinner and more energy-efficient. To achieve this goal, the engineers are experimenting with organic light-emitting diodes.
According to the latest report from people familiar with the matter, Apple has recently purchased a former semiconductor plant in North San Jose. The price of the enormous 70,000 square foot building is $18.2 million. The acquisition has been officially confirmed by an Apple representative.
According to the latest report from Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty, the iPhone sales may drop next year for the first time ever. The number of iPhones sold in fiscal 2016 may fall by about 6% and make only 218 million units. The calendar 2016 may demonstrate the 2.9% fall and 247 million iPhone units sold to customers.
According to the latest report from The Wall Street Journal, both Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge will feature a pressure-sensitive display similar to the one iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus have. Moreover, new flagship devices may be equipped with new USB-C posts supporting fast charging as well as better cameras optimized for low-light photography. On top of that, the South Korean tech giant is reportedly planning to add a retina scanner to the next generation of its premium smartphones. In terms of design, both handsets are expected to resemble the Galaxy S6.