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According to a new research from Strategy Analytics, Apple outstripped Samsung for the first time ever to become the number one vendor of mobile phones in U.S. The report notes that Apple sold 17.7 million iPhones during the fourth quarter of 2012 compared to 16.8 million sold by Samsung and 4.7 million sold by LG holding the third place.
After iOS 6.1 Beta 5 for developer’s release, Apple has just added iOS 6.1 for public. This update includes support for new LTE connectivity and purchasing Siri -based tickets to the cinema through Fandango, much as individual downloads of songs in iTunes Match and a new button ' reset ' to track advertising.
"This update contains improvements and bug fixes, including:
- LTE support for more carriers (complete list of supported carriers at www.apple.com/iphone/LTE/)
- Purchase movie, tickets through Fandango with Siri (USA only)
- iTunes Match subscribers can now download individual songs from iCloud
- New button to reset the Advertising Identifier."
BrightWire summarizes the report of Chinese financial news site yicai.com, noting the official announcement on the opening of the new facility by Apple in Shanghai this summer.
Recent production issues of the iMac, which appeared in 2012, almost resolved. According to a report from the China Times, as well as information from BrightWire, difficulties with supply constraints can be facilitated.
According to the Strategy Analytics’
Several retail partners of Apple products ensure the availability of some models of iMac, which were launched more than three months ago.
Yesterday were the reports about record profits of the first fiscal quarter of 2013, which had not met the expectations of analysts. Apple CEO Tim Cook e-mailed to employees (via 9to5Mac) congratulations, noting their performance and announced the planned meeting only for employees.
While the media responses about flatline growth in financial results of Apple have a dominating position, the massive growth of cloud-based services Apple are reportedly remains largely unnoticed.
In 2012, reports iPodNN, the number of iCloud users grew from 85 million to more than 250 million. The number of iTunes users has exceeded 500 million, with a record profit of 2.1 billion dollars for the quarter.
During today’s 1Q 2013 earnings call, Peter Oppenheimer said that Apple focused on creating a new operating segment for Greater China, which includes Hong Kong, Taiwan and Mainland China. He said:
"We have established a new operating segment for China, given the contribution of that region to our business".
According to TechCrunch, Apple removed the 500px app for iOS from the App Store because of the nude pictures. The recent acquisition of ISO500 to 500px from Pulpfingers also removed from the App Store, but is still available for download.
Recently the iPhone have captured a record 53 percent of the smartphone market in the U.S, but when it comes to its second place in the handset market (feature phones and smartphones combined), a new report said LG moved Apple to third place during December thanks to strong sales of its highly popular Optimus G.
According to China Times’ report translated by BrightWire, Apple is preparing to launch the iPhone 5S along with a larger phone called "iPhone Math".
The iPhone Math is highly unusual name that does not conform to Apple's traditional naming scheme, so it is unclear if it is a code name of the device or a potential mistranslation.