News tagged ‘smartphone’
As you probably know, Apple may release the next-generation iPhone as soon as this August or September. Yesterday, a new report appeared online, which gives us some more details on the smartphone and its technical specifications. The document was released by the TrendForce reporters. According to this report, the next-generation iPhone will get 32GB of internal storage, 2GB of RAM and the support of Force Touch technology, which was first introduced in the Apple Watch and the 13-inch MacBook Pro. Just like the previous reports from reliable sources, this one suggests that there will be two iPhone models with 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch displays.
Yesterday I told you about the possible shift in Apple's usual product update cycle due to the release of the 15-inch MacBook Pro and the 27-inch iMac this Wednesday. Today a new rumor appeared on the Internet that suggests that the guys from Cupertino may release the next-generation iPhone as soon as in August instead of September. The reason for such an early release of the device is probably connected with the good supply of components for the handset called presumably the iPhone 6s or iPhone 7.
According to the latest report from a research firm called Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP), nearly 40% of the iPhone owners in the United States of America have upgraded to the iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus since the release of the handsets last year. The total number of Apple’s iPhones in use was equal to about 94 million in March. 25 million out of this number were iPhone 6 units and 13 million - iPhone 6 Plus units. Since March, the number of active iPhone users has grown.
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's iPhone 6 is currently one of the thinnest smartphones on market. It features a sleek design and a display with incredibly thin bezels. The next-generation iPhone, which is expected to be released in the second half of this year is expected to become even thinner.
Keeping this in mind, SET Solution has recently created a new concept of the device called the iPhone Air. This model can boast of the 4-inch screen, the thickness of only 4.3mm, the height of 122.7mm and the width of 56.9mm. Moreover, it features a Full HD display and the usual Home button with Touch ID sensor. As you may see below, the latest video from the researchers is based on Apple's iPad Air commercial.
KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo famous for his predictions related to Apple and the releases of its gadgets, has recently shared a new report about the upcoming iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. This report contains eleven predictions. Most of these predictions go in line with the previous rumors about the next-generation smartphone manufactured by Apple.
As you probably know, last year, Apple released two smartphones, namely, the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus. According to the latest rumors and the reports from reliable insiders, this year Apple may unveil two or even three smartphones at once: one with 4.7-inch display, one with with 5.5-inch display and one smaller with a 4-inch display. If to speak about other specs of the long-anticipated devices, they remain unknown.
Keeping in mind all the rumors, a well-known concept designer Martin Hajek has recently created its own model of the next-generation iPhone called presumably the iPhone 7 (or the iPhone 6s). The smartphone features a massive display and the Home button with Touch ID integrated right into it. You can take a look at the concept below.
According to the latest report from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, the phablet market grew 21% in the first quarter of this year. What is interesting is that this growth is caused by the immense demand for Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus, which occupied as many as 44% of the market. Just for you to compare: last year, the phablet market growth accounted for only 6% in the first quarter. The main reason for people to choose a phablet is the size of its display. Apart from that, phablets are usually better in terms of performance and battery life.
According to the latest report from people familiar with the matter, Ford executives have recently promised to bring Apple’s CarPlay functionality to their vehicles. However, the company will also develop a similar system for integration of Android devices called presumably Ford SYNC. As noted by Ford CTO Raj Nair, the company wants people make car choices not depending on the smartphone they use. Well, that’s how it should be, I guess.
Despite all the rumors about the launch of 4-inch lower-cost iPhone later this year, a well-known and usually reliable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says that the guys from Cupertino won’t unveil such a device in the near future. He thinks that the smaller smartphone may be unveiled only in 2016. As to the reason for such a decision, it may be connected with the demand for the iPhone 5s, which stays strong. There’s no point in investing money on a new smartphone if people still buy the old one, right?
iOS or Android? This simple question can easily make calm and patient people nervous, angry and even aggressive. The controversy between the supporters of the rival platforms is perfectly displayed by millions of jokes, funny pictures and humorous videos found on the Internet. However, from time to time the aforementioned question drives people mad and makes them stab each other with broken beer bottles.
According to the latest report from The Wall Street Journal, Apple has recently purchased an Israeli camera technology called LinX Imaging. The sum of acquisition is equal to about $20 million, the reporters claim. Looks like the guys from Cupertino have decided to improve the cameras found in their iOS devices. Unlike most device manufacturers, Apple plans not to simply increase the number of megapixels, but to work on the quality of the lenses and photo sensors in general. LinX Imaging will surely help Apple to accomplish such an ambitious task as it has developed a number of technologies specifically for making the quality of images taken with a smartphone camera better.
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 our time and take a look at the articles I have selected for you right now.
According to the latest report from comScore, back in February, Apple became the top smartphone manufacturer. In the United States, its OEM market share equalled to nearly 42%.
Here are some fact and figures. Among the 186.3 million smartphone owners in the USA, 41.7% were iPhone users. The second place in terms of market share was occupied by Samsung with 28.6%, the third - by LG with 8.3%, the fourth - by Motorola with 5.1% and the fifth - by HTC with 3.8%.
Even though Samsung officials say the Galaxy S6 Edge features a metal casing, which is 50% stronger than the casing used in other high-end smartphones and that the device is not as bendable as the iPhone 6 Plus, it looks like it is actually a bit more bendable than the 5.5-inch iPhone. According to the results of the latest durability test conducted by a firm called SquareTrade, the smartphone from South Korea bends at 110 lbs of pressure, just like the iPhone 6 Plus. The breaking point of the handset is 149 lbs, while the one of the larger-screened iPhone is 179 lbs. Looks like the 50% stronger casing doesn’t work as it should.