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iPhone Sales - Q3





Fortune has estimated the quantity of iPhones sold by Apple in the Q3 2013. According to the experts, this number varies from 23 to 32 million devices with the median of about 27 million. For more detail - see the chart below and read the rest of this post.


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Written by Andrey

Sunday, July 14th, 2013. 1:33

iPhone 5 sells twice as fast as Galaxy 4



According to a recent market research, Samsung spent twice as much time to ship 20 millions Galaxy 4 units as Apple for shipping the same amount of iPhone 5.

Judging by official opening weekend numbers and quarterly earnings reports, it took Apple 25 days to ship 20 million items, a month less than Samsung figure. Moreover, over the launch period Apple shipped 805,000 units per days, whereas Samsung sold half as many, about 333,000.


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iOS 7 detects blinking and smiling in photos



In iOS 7 beta 2, Apple has added new photo detecters that can detect certain facial expressions like blinking and smiling. In iOS 5 and iOS 6 the APIs provided basic facial recognition, and soon after Apple implemented face detection in the stock Camera app.

So in the future, when Apple implements new functionality in Camera app, users might get notification if the taken photo has some blinking.




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Written by admin

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013. 18:07

Samsung Accidentally Leaks Galaxy S4 Mini [Images]



 

Samsung has accidentally leaked its upcoming Galaxy S4 mini smartphone.

The device was spotted Samsung’s official apps site by TGSpot. The site lets you sort apps by device and one of the devices in the list is the Galaxy S4 mini.

The smaller smartphone is expected to have a Super AMOLED 960x540 4.3-inch display, down from 5-inches. It's also said to feature a 1.6GHz processor and 8-megapixel camera.

Take a look at more rumored photos below:


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Written by admin

Monday, May 27th, 2013. 18:10

Google and Apple Losing Mobile Advertising Market to Publishers



Today research firm IDC announced a new report on the mobile advertising market, saying that ad networks such as those from Apple and Google are losing momentum to publishers. IDC notes:


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Written by maxim

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013. 1:31

Apple Stores Are Pushing New Table-Based Customer Service Strategy



Apple is gradually rolling out a new customer service initiative called ‘table selling’ across its retail stores. With the new strategy, employees at Apple Stores are assigned a product table at which they are responsible for serving groups of customers with the same device but different needs. Previously, employees helped each customer individually on a first-come, first-serve basis which often resulted in lengthy wait times.


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Written by maxim

Thursday, March 28th, 2013. 22:43

Lower-Cost iPhone Model Will Lack Retina Display?



Today an analyst Amit Daryanani from RBC Capital Markets has issued a new research report predicting a launch for both a lower-cost iPhone and the iPhone 5S in June-July timeframe, which is in line with other recent claims. However, Daryanani says that the cheaper iPhone appears to lack a Retina display. He said:


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Written by maxim

Friday, March 22nd, 2013. 21:21

iPhone 5S is to appear at the 3rd quarter



DigiTimes reports that the components for the next generation iPhone will be shipped at the end of may, and the new Apple’s smartphone may appear somewhere in the third quarter. This confirms other reports that iPhones will be released in June or July.

 


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Thursday, March 21st, 2013. 20:10

Samsung Galaxy S 4 vs. Galaxy S III: what's changed



Samsung Galaxy S 4 looks a lot like last year's Galaxy S III model. But there are of course some differences, most notably on the inside. Let's compare some specs:


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Friday, March 15th, 2013. 16:35

Digital Music Services Drive Growth In Recorded Music Sales



According to a report from International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), in 2012 the music market revenues saw the first growth since 1999, increasing by 0,3 percent to $16.5 billion.


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Written by maxim

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013. 2:44

Analyst Expects Unsubsidized iPhone Mini Will Cost From $250 to $300



Today analyst Brian White from Topeka Capital issued a note to clients (via Forbes) providing his expectations for much-rumored cheaper iPhone. According to White, Apple can release the low-cost iPhone as early as June and the device will be called “iPhone Air” or “iPhone mini”. He also expects that the contract-free model will cost from $250 to $300, which would allow the device to compete with high-end smartphones priced below $320 from China-based Xiaomi. He also noted:


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Written by maxim

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013. 0:37

Official untethered jailbreak for iOS 6.1 is released!



Jailbreak is ready. Here are the official download links:

Windows:


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RIM released the next-generation smartphone BlackBerry Z10



Research in Motion announced the launch of a new generation smartphone, theZ10. RIM also announced a corporate rebranding, officially changing the name of the company on the BlackBerry.


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iPhone 5S said to upgrade rear camera, iPad mini update is expected in October



Following the report about full-sized iPad and iPhone, Jeremy Horwitz from iLounge provides additional information about Apple's plans for mobile devices. The information comes from "reliable source" and reveals the code names of components for different devices, as well as plans to upgrade the rear view camera in iPhone 5S.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Saturday, January 26th, 2013. 18:11

Amazon Expands In-App Purchase Service To Include PC, Mac And Web Apps



Today Amazon announced that it has expanded its In-App Purchase service to include virtual currencies and goods on PC, Mac and Web-based games. Previously Amazon has offered IAP for Kindle Fire and Android developers, that among other things allowed them to order physical goods from their apps.


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Written by maxim

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013. 23:52