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52% of developers are using iOS 7-only app updates





Last month it was found out that very few users are ready to pay for iOS 7 app updates on apps they already owned.  Most of them would prefer to stay on iOS 6, rather than to update to iOS 7 and pay again for the apps.

Let's have at what developers think.

Craig Hockenberry, developer at Iconfactory (Twitterrific):

Like many of my fellow developers, I am in the middle of an update of an app for iOS 7. As you’d expect, it’s a lot more work than previous versions of iOS. But results are stunning: both David Lanham and I have commented that our shipping version was “feeling old and clunky.”

While cranking along on the update, a couple of thoughts occurred to me: how many other developers were doing the same thing and were they going to commit fully to iOS 7? The depth and breadth of the changes in iOS 7 makes it difficult to support older versions of the OS.


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Written by Lizzen

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013. 18:19

Apple's Lower Cost iPhone Would Have the Same 8MP Camera as iPhone 5



Looks like the Apple’s lower cost iPhone would be an iPhone 5 plastic copy. Apart from the other similar hardware solutions, it is said to get an 8-megapixel rear camera. MacRumors (with reference to a Chinese website IT168) claim that the picture below shows nothing else but a rear iPhone 5C photo sensor.


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Written by Andrey

Friday, August 2nd, 2013. 15:55

Apple Developers Get Attacked by Scammers



Scammers do their best to take advantage of Apple’s Developer Center outage, ZDNet reports. This time they began sending fraudulent email messages to developers aiming to steal their Apple ID passwords.


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Written by Andrey

Friday, July 26th, 2013. 15:01

iTunes Radio Is Coming Right on Time



We all know that Apple will introduce iTunes Radio this fall along with iOS 7. And it seems to be just the right time for such a release. And here’s why.


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Written by Andrey

Saturday, July 20th, 2013. 20:42

Apple's Looking for New iWatch Designers



We all know that Apple’s currently working on a kind of wearable computer, right? Moreover, we even know it’s called iWatch. However, when would Apple release this device and whether it would do that at all - these are still the questions to answer.


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Written by Andrey

Monday, July 15th, 2013. 3:21

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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Written by admin

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