News tagged ‘GPS’
Apple’s share in the wearables market grew 13% year over year in the fourth quarter of 2016. The company shipped 4.6 million Apple Watch units and took 13.6% of market. This allowed the manufacturer to take the third spot in the ranking shared by a research firm IDC representing top vendors of smartwatches and other wearable devices. The first place of the ranking is occupied by Fitbit, that lost 22.7% of the market share and the second one – by Xiaomi. The fourth and the fifth spots are taken by Garmin and Samsung.
Apple has released a new Apple Watch commercial. This time it shows us Kevin Hart who purchased the Apple Watch Nike+ and gone missing.
As you can see in the video below or on Apple’s official YouTube channel, the film crew managed to find Hart only a couple of months after he purchased the Apple Watch. He was 700 miles from his home in the desert. This is what happens when you like running and have the right tool to track your progress.
According to the latest report from the Chinese newspaper Economic Daily News (via DigiTimes), the next-generation Apple Watch will get better battery life and performance. The updated smartwatch will be released in the third quarter of 2017, which means Apple may be planning to launch both Apple Watch and the iPhone 8 together. Quanta is said to be the supplier of the updated Apple Watch.
Apple has released a new Beats commercial entitled “Beats By Dre Presents: "Got No Strings" starring 19 celebrities. The list of famous people spotted in the short video includes Nicki Minaj, DJ Khaled, Karlie Kloss, and others. The ad highlights the lineup of new wireless headphones developed by Apple and Beats. You can take a look at the commercial below or on Apple’s official YouTube channel.
This is a celebration of life without strings. With Beats Wireless there's nothing to hold you down, make you fret, or make you frown.
What do you think about the ad? Do you like the new Beats headphones? Leave your comments below this post.
As you know, earlier this month, Apple unveiled a new lineup of its smartwatch called the Apple Watch. Below you can watch an unboxing video shot by Appleinsider showing the premium ceramic Apple Watch Edition in beautiful white color.
The Apple Watch Series 2 smartwatches are equipped with powerful dual-core S2 chip, GPS, better display and a number of other improvement. They are water-resistant and use watchOS 3 as an operating system.
What do you think about the short unboxing video? Do you think the Apple Watch Series 2 is a huge improvement over the first-generation? Leave your comments below.
Aside from letting us know about the internals of the iPhone 7 Plus, the iFixit team has also performed a teardown of the Apple Watch Series 2 that went on sale in a number of countries together with new iPhones.
As noted by the experts, the smartwatch is much better protected from water. Furthermore, it has a new OLED display with integrated Force Touch, updated GPS, NFC, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, and Bluetooth 4.0 hardware. There’s also a new S2 chip, better 273 mAh battery as well as some other improved components. The size of the wearable device is the same as the one the original Apple Watch has.
The smartwatch is packed with small parts, so disassembling it is quite a tough task. Similar to the first-generation Apple Watch, the 2016 model is rather difficult to repair, so its repairability score is 6 out 10.
Below you can take a look at the video and several photos of the teardown posted by iFixit.
Apple on Tuesday announced the revamped Apple Watch Series 2 with a number of internal improvements including better S2 chip, GPS, brighter display, enhanced water resistance and lots of new watchOS 3 features for those people who use their smartwatches to track physical activity.
Aside from the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, Apple has just unveiled the updated Apple Watch called the Apple Watch Series 2. Below you can find key specs for the devices as well as some images and the information about prices and availability.
According to the latest report from a reliable KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple will launch the second-generation Apple Watch later this year. The updated device will be powered by a new processor manufactured by TSMC, GPS, better battery, barometer and improved water resistance. The expert does not think Apple will include the LTE support in the 2016 device. As to the size and thickness of the smartwatch, they will likely be similar or the same as those of the existing model.
It is Sunday today, which means I should tell you about the most interesting posts of the last couple of days. Most of the articles this week deal with the next-generation iPhone, the specs of this device, new versions of iOS 9.3.3, OS X 10.11.6 El Capitan, tvOS 9.2.2 and, of course, iOS 10 beta jailbreak demonstrated by the Pangu team as well as the possible release of iOS 9.3.2 jailbreak.
Alongside the iPhone 7, Apple may also unveil the Apple Watch 2. According to the latest rumors, this device will be equipped with a separate GPS chip for better tracking of user’s activity and possibly some security enhancements. Apart from that, the new Watch may get an improved Workout app capable of tracking swimming activity. This gives us a hint about possible water resistance of the wearable device.
According to the latest report from The Wall Street Journal, the next-generation Apple Watch may get the support of cellular network and a faster processor. These improvements should make the wearable device more independent and allow people to use the smartwatch without their phone close at hand.
Looks like Apple has a bunch of hidden applications on the App Store. One of such apps has been recently discovered by a software developer named Steve Stroughton-Smith. It is called Indoor Survey and as it can be easily guessed from its name, it serves for indoor positioning. People familiar with the matter claim that it can be used to mark certain locations inside of various buildings, for example, stores, restaurants etc.
According to the latest rumors, Apple has recently acquired a GPS firm called Coherent Navigation. This firm, which was founded in 2008 by engineers from Stanford and Cornell, developed a technology that allows to locate objects with more precision using the so-called High Integrity GPS system.
According to the latest report from Reuters, Apple’s rival, Microsoft, is currently planning to make the updated version of its personal assistant called Cortana available not only on Windows Phone platform, but also on iOS and Android. Unlike the Siri and Google Now, the virtual assistant developed by the guys from Redmond won’t just respond to user’s requests. It will reportedly predict the help user may need.