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Apple remains top U.S. smartphone manufacturer. According to the latest report from a research firm comScore, the market share of the company from Cupertino was equal to 44.2% during the period of three months ending in July. Such vendors as Samsung, LG, Motorola and HTC occupy the places in the top-five list.
As you probably know, Android Wear has recently become available for iPhone users. This means that new wearable devices from various manufacturers with this operating system on board will be compatible with Apple gadgets. This is a piece of good news.
The long-anticipated next-generation Apple TV, which is expected to be unveiled at a media event on September 9th alongside the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, will reportedly get a price tag of $149 or $199. The device will become available for customers in October, sources claim.
One more indication of Apple’s plans to release a smaller 4-inch iPhone called presumably the iPhone 6c later this year has recently been spotted on the Internet. According to the report from usually-reliable M.I.C. Gadget reporters, at least one case manufacturer is currently gearing up to start the production of cases for this device. The cases may be released in October or November.
A photo showing something similar to the battery for the upcoming iPhone 6s has recently appeared on the Internet. The image has been first spotted and shared by French reporters from Nowhereelse.fr, so I think we can believe what we see.
Although the battery contains all the usual references to Apple’s battery supplier, its capacity leaves much to be desired. As can be seen on the image below, the leaked part has a capacity of only 1715 mAh, which indicates that it may have been manufactured for the smaller 4-inch iPhone. In case you don’t know, the guys from Cupertino have reportedly decided to put off the release of a smaller handset until the next year.
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 a recent performance test conducted by Tom's Guide reporters, Apple’s iPhone 6 is no longer world’s fastest smartphone. As proved by the results shown in the chart below, the device manufactured by the guys from Cupertino managed to get only the third place. The first and the second spots are occupied by Samsung Galaxy S6 and LG G4.
According to the latest report from reliable insiders, the guys from Cupertino won’t launch the long-anticipated web TV service at the upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference in June. The reason for such a decision is lack of licensing agreements with broadcasting companies and a number of other partners. There are also some unsolved financial issues, Re/code reporters claim.
As noted by Global Equities Research analyst Trip Chowdhry, Apple has sold about 7 million Apple Watch units since the launch earlier this year. The number of devices already shipped to customers is noticeably smaller and is equal to only about 2.5 million. The expert predicts that the guys from Cupertino may ship as many as 40 million Apple Watch units to customers by the end of this year.
According to the latest report from The Wall Street Journal, the guys from Cupertino will officially announce their brand new Beats-based streaming music service as soon as next week. This piece of news goes in line with previous reports from reliable insiders that suggested the new streaming music service will be unveiled at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference in June. In case you don't know, the conference kicks off next Monday.
It is Sunday today, which means I should tell you about the most interesting posts of the past seven days. To be honest, there are some articles worth your attention, so let’s not waste time and take a look at them right now.
A bug in iOS 8 has been discovered today, which affects the Messages app users. This bug allows to crash the Messages app or the iPhone using a special chain of Arabic characters and symbols. Immediately after a user receives an iMessage or an SMS with these symbols, the iPhone reboots. If the affected user opens the Messages app after the reboot, the app crashes and continues to crash each time the person attempts to open it.
It appears that Google has recently updated their embeddable YouTube player for iPad. While the update usually means that software becomes more stable, efficient and gets new features, this one is not as good as it was expected to be. Google has killed the fullscreen mode on Apple’s iPad. It is currently unknown whether Google has done this intentionally or accidentally, the fact remains: the only way for Apple’s tablet users to watch fullscreen YouTube videos is to use the iOS application for iPad.
As you probably know, Apple’s NFC-based payments system called Apple Pay is currently available only in the United States of America. The guys from Cupertino are working hard to increase the number of partners supporting their service. A strong indication of their effort is the fact that they are constantly updating the list of supported banks and financial institutions. According to the latest document published by Apple, Apple Pay has recently begun working with 35 new banks in the USA. The total number of partners among financial institutions is now close to 300. If to take into account the number of retailers and shops across the USA, the total number will be even larger.
The guys from Cupertino have recently released the very first update for the Apple Watch operating system. The Watch OS 1.0.1 contains a number of bug fixes and brings a number of performance and security improvements to the smartwatch. Unfortunately, there’s no Find My Watch feature, which was rumored to be included in the first software update. Looks like adding such a feature is a bit complicated task.