News tagged ‘sale’
The United States House of Representatives has recently passed a bill that makes phone unlocking completely legal on the whole territory of the USA. However, it’s too early to celebrate - the document is yet to be approved by the Senate. And this is very unlikely to happen, reliable sources say. Apart from that, the unlocking is likely to remain illegal for those who plan to resell the unlocked devices.
The NPD Group's Mobile Phone Track reported that Apple occupied 45% of the U.S. smartphone market in 2013. Over the year 2013 the market increased by 21%, with the total figure of 121 million smartphones sold. In Q4 the growth slowed down and were only 10% higher than those of the previous year.
Washington Post has posted a leaked document which states that the United States Postal Service will release a collectible Steve Jobs stamp in 2015.
According to the latest reports from several sources, Tesla CEO confirmed that he had a talk with Apple executives. However, it is “very unlikely” that the company from Cupertino will acquire the electric car manufacturer.
The company from Cupertino reportedly sold nearly 1.6 million iPhones in Russia during 2013, even though in the first half of the year Apple’s handsets were not available on Russia’s largest carriers - MegaFon, Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) and VimpelCom.
Apple’s market share on Chinese market grew one percent in the last quarter. Now the company from Cupertino takes about 7% of smartphone sales in the country, AppleInsider reports. However, I should say that these figures do not include China Mobile iPhone sales.
A company behind Basis Health Tracker Watch called Basis Science is currently on sale, TechCrunch reports. The company officials have spoken to a number of tech giants, namely, Apple, Google and probably even Microsoft and Samsung about a possible sale, however, it is still unclear if any of the companies agreed.
According to the latest Benedict Evans report, the company from Cupertino sold more Macs and iDevices than Microsoft sold Windows computers during the last holiday quarter. However, if to add the number of Windows Phone devices sold to the comparison, we’ll see that the sales results are nearly equal.
Nikei reports that Sony is likely to increase the supply of camera components for the coming iPhone.
The Japanese firm already supplies nearly all of the CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor) sensors for the current iPhone models' rear-mounted main cameras. Apple is likely looking to switch to Sony sensors for the secondary camera on the screen side, used for taking self-portraits.
A new concept of iWatch was presented by Mark Bell of Belm Designs for a contest featuring future products from some of today’s tech-giants.
We toyed with different shapes and even based a few on current offerings on the market today. We found that when it comes to a watch or in this case a “Smart Watch”, a traditional circular shape was most favorable. Most people are quite comfortable with the shape and it still exudes class and style.
Apple will use iOS 8 for iWatch and implement some sensors to monitor fitness and health signs for 'Healthbook' app. An expert on sleep research and a 'User Studies Exercise Physiologist' have been hired to work on the project.
According to Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty, Apple may gain $17.5 billion from iWatch sales over the first year.
You can enjoy the concept below.
We have already written about supercharged headset Sound Blaster Evo Zx. One of the most visible difference between Evo Zx and other headphones is extraordinary sound quality thanks to many hi-tech technologies. In particular Evo Zx has an internal sound processor SB-Axx1. Today we will take a close look at this processor's power and possible setting.
For iOS operating system Creative made a special app called Sound Blaster Central. When you first connect Evo Zx to an iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad, the intelligent headset analyzes if Sound Blaster application is installed. If no special app is found you'll get a message advising you to install the software from the Apple App Store.
According to Katy Huberty, Morgan Stanley analyst, Apple will reach $17.5 billion iWatch sales over the first year of release, showing a better performance than iPad with $12 billion in the launch year. Such optimistic forecast bases on the belief that iWatch will become an additional accessory for any iOS user rather than positioning itself as a completely new product.
It’s Sunday again. Like every Sunday, I’d like to share with some of the most important and interesting stories of the last week. Many worth mentioning events took place, so if you think you missed something, don’t waste your time and take a look at our top posts.
The company from Cupertino is again the leader of the U.S. smartphone market, CIRP reports. Back in Q3 2013, Samsung was a leader with 38% share and Apple was falling behind with 34%. As we can see now, thanks to the new iPhone 5s and iPhone 5C releases, the guys from Cupertino managed to regain leadership. Take a look at the picture below.
According to Fortune's Philip Elmer-DeWitt, the company from Cupertino loses its revenue from two biggest markets - European and American. But that’s OK since the revenue Apple gets from China, Japan and Asia Pacific begins to grow rapidly. Take a look at the chart below.