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According to the latest report from a research firm called Strategy Analytics, global smartwatch market has grown 457% over the last year. In the second quarter of 2014, smartwatch vendors managed to sell about 1 million of wearable devices. In the second quarter of 2015, however, the worldwide shipments accounted for impressive 5 million units. Previously, Samsung was the leader of the market with the share of 73.6% and 0.7 million smartwatch units shipped. Now the first place is occupied by Apple with the share of 75.5% and 4 million Apple Watches sold to customers worldwide.
Hi there! It is Sunday today, which means it’s high time for me to tell you about the most interesting posts of the past seven days. If you have time and wish, you can take a look at them below.
According to the latest report from usually-reliable DigiTimes reporters, Apple partners, Samsung and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, have recently started the mass production of the A-series chips for the upcoming iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, which are expected to be officially released as soon as in September. In addition to the processors, TSMC will also supply Apple with fingerprint sensors and audio chips for the next-generation handsets, sources claim. The start of mass production of one of the most important iPhone component indicates that Apple plans to release new devices this fall, in accordance with the usual release schedule. It should be noted, however, that TSMC is currently not working at full capacity.
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 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.
Samsung has recently released a new Galaxy S6 commercial mocking Apple’s iPhone. This time the South Korean tech giant focuses our attention on iPhone’s lack of wireless charging capabilities.
iPhone users are shown as people always having a power cord in their bags. Samsung shows that it’s very difficult to deal with cables and power adapters, although it’s not. The short ad is available either on our website, or on Samsung’s official YouTube channel. You can take a look right now.
As you probably know, the guys from Cupertino are expected to release two next-generation iPhones later this year. People familiar with the matter claim these handsets will be called the iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6s Plus. This smartphones will reportedly get new processors, 2GB of RAM, the support of Force Touch technology and a bunch of other hardware improvements. If to speak about the software, the devices will use iOS 9 and boast of a new Music app supporting Apple’s upcoming streaming music service.
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.
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.
As you probably know, Apple is currently working on a larger 12.9-inch iPad called presumably iPad Pro. This device may feature the support of Force Touch, NFC, USB-C port and a Bluetooth stylus. According to the latest report from ETNews, the tablet will also boast of an AgNW touch-panel produced by LG Display, Samsung Display, Japan Display, or any other supplier. The guys from Cupertino have recently requested first samples of this new component.
According to the latest report from ChipWorks, which was mentioned yesterday, the Apple Watch can boast of the processor manufactured using a 28-nanometer technology. And that is quite strange as most of the portable devices these days have more advanced chips inside. For example, the chip, which is currently used in the iPhone 6 is created using a 20-nanometer technology and the one, which is expected be added to the next-generation iPhone, is rumored to be produced using 14-nanometer building process.
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.
According to the latest report from Bloomberg, Samsung has earlier this month formed a separate team, which will be responsible for the development and manufacture of displays specifically for Apple’s iPads and MacBooks. Although Samsung is not the first company that has a special department dedicated to supplying Apple with various components (LG also has one), such a step shows that not only Apple is dependent from its main market rival.