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Apple’s main rival, Samsung, has recently launched a new promo campaign for iPhone users called Ultimate Test Drive. The participants of this campaign can get any Samsung smartphone they choose for one month for just one dollar. The main aim of the Ultimate Test Drive is to make iPhone users switch to Samsung devices. The launch of the program comes simultaneously with the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+. It is very likely that most participants will select these two smartphones as iPhone alternatives.
How often do you use Siri? If to speak about me, I use Apple’s virtual assistant quite rarely, in most cases just for fun. Well, as it turns out, Siri can not only look for something on the Internet or recognize the song playing at the cafe, but also save someone’s life. Literally.
According to the latest report from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, in the second quarter of 2015, iPhone’s market share grew noticeably in such countries as Britain, Germany, France, Italy and Spain. The share on Apple’s native U.S. market saw a decrease. It should be noted, however, that this happens every year before the release of the new iPhone model.
According to the latest report from Canaccord Genuity, Apple takes 92% of the entire smartphone market profits with only 20% share of smartphone sales. As noted by the analysts, back in 2007, when the guys from Cupertino introduced the iPhone, two-thirds of the smartphone market profits were taken by Nokia. In 2012, the profits of Apple and Samsung were nearly equal, however, since that time, the situation has changed and now we see that Apple is far more successful that its South Korean rival.
According to the latest data shared by a research firm called comScore, Apple remains the top smartphone manufacturer in the United States of America. Apple’s market share is currently equal to 43.5%. Samsung is ranked second with the market share of 28.7% and LG is the third with 8.2%.
According to the latest report from Pacific Crest analyst Andy Hargreaves, the guys from Cupertino expect strong demand for the next-generation iPhone. The experts, however, don’t think that Apple will manage to sell more iPhones than last year. You see, the devices that come after a major redesign and a noticeable hardware enhancement are usually less popular among Apple customers and Android switchers. Still, Apple may invent something unusual to lure customers.
According to the latest report from Reuters reporters, Apple’s main partner, Foxconn, is currently planning to build a new factory in India, which will be responsible for assembling iPhones. The reason for such a decision is the increasing wage inflation in China. In the near future, Foxconn will start searching for a suitable location for the new factory, reporters claim. By 2020, Foxconn plans to build as many as 10-12 new manufacturing facilities and data centers in India. And that is quite an ambitious task that requires a lot of resources, I must admit.
As a part of iOS 9 announcement, the guys from Cupertino on Monday announced their long-awaited streaming music service called Apple Music. Although it is yet to be launched, we can now discuss its main features.
According to the latest rumors shared by reliable insiders, the guys from Cupertino won’t release iOS 8.4 at their Worldwide Developers Conference that kicks off this Monday. Instead, the debut of the next generation of Apple’s mobile operating system will take place later in June. As you probably know, iOS 8.4 will boast of a completely redesigned Music app with the support of the long-anticipated Beats-based streaming music service and possibly a bunch of other interesting features.
A new interesting video has recently appeared on the Internet. This video shows us three flagship devices, namely, Apple’s iPhone 6, Samsung’s Galaxy S6 and HTC’s One M9 Plus compared to each other in terms of speed and performance.
The author of the short clip decided to use several applications to test the launch speed and the performance of each high-end smartphone. As can be seen in the video below, the iPhone 6 turned out to be the most efficient device. Samsung Galaxy S6 was nearly identical from the point of view of performance, while One M9 Plus was noticeably slower than the aforementioned devices. And that is strange since this handset has 3GB of RAM.
As you probably know, Apple’s main rival, Samsung, released two new smartphones, namely, the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge earlier this year. Both handsets are made of aluminum and have a pretty nice design. According to the latest images posted online by @evleaks, in the near future, the South Korean tech giant will release something called the Samsung Galaxy S6 Active. The rugged version of the flagship device will reportedly feature a 5.1-inch QHD Super AMOLED display, a 14-nanometer Exynos 7420 processor and two cameras, rear and front-facing, with 16 megapixels and 5 megapixels respectively. Looks like there will be no fingerprint sensor. However, the waterproof and dustproof device will get a 3.500mAh battery.
According to the latest report from people familiar with the matter, the long-awaited Apple's streaming music service based on Beats Music functionality will be called Apple Music and feature a deep social integration for artists. In fact, they will get an opportunity to share their music, photos, videos and posts with their fans. Similar feature called Ping was once added to iTunes. Looks like the guys from Cupertino have decided that an opportunity to follow the page of the favourite artist will allow to lure more customers and make the streaming service more popular.
According to the latest report from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, the phablet market grew 21% in the first quarter of this year. What is interesting is that this growth is caused by the immense demand for Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus, which occupied as many as 44% of the market. Just for you to compare: last year, the phablet market growth accounted for only 6% in the first quarter. The main reason for people to choose a phablet is the size of its display. Apart from that, phablets are usually better in terms of performance and battery life.
According to the latest report from people familiar with the matter, Ford executives have recently promised to bring Apple’s CarPlay functionality to their vehicles. However, the company will also develop a similar system for integration of Android devices called presumably Ford SYNC. As noted by Ford CTO Raj Nair, the company wants people make car choices not depending on the smartphone they use. Well, that’s how it should be, I guess.
No earlier than yesterday experts from iFixit posted the results of disassembling the new Apple Watch on their official website. As we reported the day before, Apple started sending messages saying that the long-awaited gadgets had been successfully shipped to lucky ones, who managed to pre-order them. It took only a few hours for experts from iFixit to completely disassemble the device and post the detailed report to the official site.