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81% of American iPhone Owners Like Their Phones





According to the results of the latest satisfaction survey conducted among the American customers, Apple has beaten Samsung as a brand with more happy customers. However, the gap between the market rivals is really small - only 1%. 81% of customers are satisfied with their iPhones and 80% of those who own Samsung smartphones also say their devices are pretty good. The aforementioned figures are based on the survey conducted among 12,710 US customers, so it’s rather difficult not to take them into account.


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Wednesday, June 1st, 2016. 18:48

iPhone 6s vs. Galaxy S7: Ultimate Drop Test [Video]



Apple’s iPhone 6s and Samsung’s Galaxy S7 have been recently compared in an ultimate drop test video. The people behind this video have used professional tools to test the durability of both flagship devices and found out that the 4.7-inch iPhone 6s is actually more durable that the device manufactured by the South Korean vendor. The reason for this is quite obvious: iPhone’s back panel is made of aluminum, which is stronger than the glass panel of the Galaxy S7, apart from that, the device features a better glass that makes it possible for it to survive several front drops in a row.


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Friday, May 27th, 2016. 18:02

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Apple’s Global Smartphone Market Share Falls in Q1 - Gartner



According to the latest data shared by a research firm Gartner, Apple’s global smartphone market share fell to 14.8% in the first quarter of 2016. The number of iPhones shipped to customers accounted for 51.6 million and the number of smartphones sold globally by all vendors in the first quarter grew from 336 to 349 million units. Last year, Apple’s share in the same quarter was equal to 17.9%, so the decline is easily noticeable. Despite the overall growth of the smartphone market, the demand for iPhones becomes weaker.


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Friday, May 20th, 2016. 18:06

Only Larger iPhone Will Get OLED Display - Rumor



As it was already mentioned on our website, either next year or in 2018, Apple may stop using IPS LCD displays in iPhones and switch to more advanced OLED screens instead. According to the latest report from reliable insiders, only the larger 5.5-inch iPhone model will get the widely-rumored OLED display, at least at the very beginning. The report comes from UBI Research that’s why it can be called trustworthy.


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Monday, May 16th, 2016. 16:44

Apple’s US Market Share Grows from 28% to 40% in a Year - CIRP



According to the latest report from a research firm Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP), Apple’s market share in the United States grew from 28% in March 2015 to 40% in March 2016. What this means is that customers still prefer Apple products and continue buying them. In comparison, Samsung’s share rose from 36% to 37% over the last twelve months.

It should be noted, however, that the aforementioned report is based on the survey conducted by CIRP among only 500 people, so its results should be taken with a few pinches of salt.

Anyway, the numbers shown in the chart below demonstrate a general trend - while the shares of Apple’s rivals decline slowly, the Cupertino-based tech giant continues to improve its position on the market.

 




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Thursday, April 21st, 2016. 21:28

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Samsung to Release Foldable Smartphone Next Year?



According to the latest report from people familiar with the matter, Apple’s main rival Samsung is planning to release a foldable smartphone or tablet next year. As noted by ETNews, this will be a 5-inch smartphone opening to a 7-inch tablet. The mass-production of foldable displays for the device will start at the end of this year. The new gadget is expected to be officially unveiled next year. Its price and specs remain unknown.


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Sunday, April 3rd, 2016. 13:09

Samsung to to Release iPhone SE Rival Soon



It seems that the iPhone SE, which will be announced on March 21st at Apple’s special media event, may soon get a strong rival. According to the rumors from Taiwan, Samsung plans to release the Galaxy S7 mini.


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Tuesday, March 15th, 2016. 1:03

Top 10 Stories of the Week



It is Sunday today, which means it is high time I told you about the most interesting posts of the past seven days. Let’s not waste time and discuss the latest news right now.


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Monday, March 14th, 2016. 1:10

iPhone Display Size May Increase to 5.8-Inches



DigiTimes, a reliable Taiwanese newspaper, reports that Apple has plans to increase the size of the larger iPhone to 5.8 inches. This change may happen in 2018, although some sources expect it to be accomplished even in 2017.


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Tuesday, March 8th, 2016. 23:34

Samsung Galaxy S7 Shows Better Benchmark Results Than iPhone 6s



A popular benchmark app AnTuTu made a comparison of 10 most popular chips in smartphones. Qualcomm’s 820 model that is used in the new Samsung Galaxy S7 has achieved the best results. The second place belongs to Apple’s A9 processor.


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Tuesday, March 8th, 2016. 0:41

iPhone 6s Plus vs. Samsung Galaxy S7 – Speed Test



Yesterday, YouTube channel SuperSaf TV released a video where two smartphones, namely, the Samsung Galaxy S7 and iPhone 6s Plus were compared in a speed test. The results of the test are quite surprising. If you expect Samsung’s new device to be much faster than iPhone 6s due to the fact that it was released later and has a better processor, you’re wrong.


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Monday, March 7th, 2016. 23:36

Top 10 Stories of the Week



It is Sunday today, which means it’s high time we discussed the most interesting posts of the past seven days. Most of the articles this week deal with the long-awaited 4-inch iPhone SE, iPhone 7 and its specs as well as with Apple’s plans and technologies for the upcoming handsets and tablets.


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Monday, March 7th, 2016. 1:18

Samsung Galaxy S7 and iPhone 6S Tested in Water



YouTube channel EverythingApplePro released an interesting video a couple of days ago. People behind the channel decided to test Samsung’s new smartphone Galaxy S7 Edge and the iPhone 6S in a plastic reservoir filled with water to see if they can get some unexpected results.

According to Samsung, their Galaxy S7 is fully waterproof in accordance with the IP68 standard. Unlike the previous models, the S7 is supposed to work normally after being held in the water for 30 minutes and can be put up to 1,5 meters deep.

Moreover, the company claims to use not only outside waterproof coverage, but inside as well. It means that even USB ports and the headphone jack will work absolutely fine after you drop the smartphone in the water.


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Sunday, March 6th, 2016. 1:44

Samsung Didn’t Give Full Support to Apple in Confrontation Against FBI



A major conflict between Apple and the FBI about privacy problems and encryption has been widely reviewed in media recently and is still going on in court. Probably, every significant figure in technology world and among politics has already spoken in defense of Apple or the FBI.


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Friday, March 4th, 2016. 23:07

First iPhone With OLED Display to Be Released in 2017?



According to Nikkei, Apple has changed the date of launch of the first iPhone with an OLED screen. Earlier it was reported that the new display will be released in 2018, but now the company seems to be planning to install it on the 2017 device. One of the reasons for this is poor smartphone sales in the last couple of months.


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Friday, March 4th, 2016. 1:14