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Looks like the long-awaited Steve Jobs movie with Michael Fassbender starring as Apple co-founder and former CEO is not as interesting and popular as it was expected to be. According to the latest data from people familiar with the matter, Universal has decided to pull the Jobs biopic from thousands of movie theaters across the USA due to weak popularity and small amount of money earned in the first weeks after the debut on wide screens.
According to the latest report from a research firm called comScore, Apple remained the top smartphone manufacturer in the United States of America in the third calendar quarter of this year. Even though Apple’s share fell from 44.1% in June to 43.6% in September, this result allowed the Cupertino-based company to continue being a leader of the market. Samsung also saw a decrease in the number of users, however, the South Korean tech giant managed to get the second place in the rating. The only company, which demonstrated growth in the number of users was LG. It came in the third spot.
According to the latest report from people familiar with the matter, Apple has recently updated the iOS App Store with a new category. This category is called Shopping and as you can guess from the name, it contains applications that help users to shop, compare prices for various goods, get and redeem coupons, watch product reviews etc. The new category should be already available to Apple users worldwide, however, if you still don't see it, wait a bit as implementing such a change is quite a difficult task that may take some time.
According to the growing number of users who complain on Apple Support Communities forum, the latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system, iOS 9.1, causes various Touch ID issues. In particular, users report about slow and unreliable fingerprint recognition and in some cases even a complete failure of the sensor. First threads connected with bugs affecting Touch ID functionality began to appear two weeks ago, immediately after Apple made iOS 9.1 available for customers worldwide.
The United States Patent and Trademark Office has recently published a rather interesting patent application filed by Apple. The document describes a technology that allows to activate a special ‘panic mode’ on the iPhone with the help of special fingerprint. This special mode will allow to protect user’s data in case a robber forces the owner to unlock his phone, moreover, it will let the so-called ’emergency response providers’ take photos of the robber, determine the location of the handset and perform a number of other actions, for example, contacting police or letting a family member know about the situation.
According to the latest report from a research firm Canalys, Apple managed to sell 7 million Apple Watch units to customers worldwide in the first two quarters of availability. This allowed the Cupertino-based company to become a leader of the global smartwatch market and beat its rivals from Samsung, Pebble and other vendors.
Apple has just revealed the numbers that deal with iOS 9 adoption rate. According to the data based on the App Store usage, iOS 9 is now installed on 66% of active devices that access the App Store on a regular basis. In case you don’t know, two weeks ago, the adoption rate was equal to 61%. The reason for the 5% gain in just two weeks is most likely connected with the release of iOS 9.1, which contained a number of stability, security and performance improvements, bug fixes and new emojis.
According to the latest report from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple is planning to release a smaller 4-inch iPhone in early 2016. The handset may be equipped with the A9 processor and look like a slightly redesigned and upgraded iPhone 5s, which is still pretty popular among the customers. However, there will be no 3D Touch display. As noted by the analyst, because of the strong demand for a 4-inch device, next year, the company may sell as many as 20-30 million units of the updated smartphone.
We all know that Apple is expected to release the next-generation iPhone next year, possibly in September. As it was mentioned by several reliable insiders earlier this month, the iPhone 7 is expected to get a thinner aluminum body, new processor and display as well as some other noticeable improvements.
With these things in mind, DeepMind together with SvetApple have created a new iPhone concept called the iPhone 7c, which shows a device with a large fullscreen display that allows to view images and other content on the entire front surface of the handset.
The short video depicting the concept is available below, you may take a look right now.
According to the latest reports from people familiar with the matter, Apple will start selling the long-awaited 12.9-inch iPad Pro on Wednesday, November 11th. The larger-screen tablet should become available both in retail and online stores at the same time. Earlier it was reported that the iPad Pro will become available for purchase sometime in November.
According to the latest figures shared by reliable insiders, the Apple Watch sales in the past five months generated at least $1.688 in revenue. Even though Apple did not share any specific figures related to the wearable device during the recent conference devoted to the financial results in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015, it looks like the immense growth of revenue from the "Other Products" category is caused by the strong sales of the Apple Watch.
Apple has just stopped signing iOS 9.0.2. This means that downgrades and restores are no longer possible. If you’re on iOS 9.0.2 right now and plan to stay on this version of Apple’s mobile operating system, make sure you don’t update accidentally.
According to the latest numbers from a research firm called IDC, Samsung and Apple continue to dominate on the global smartphone market. Surprisingly enough, Chinese vendor Huawei comes closer and closer to the leaders demonstrating a 60.9% year-over-year market share growth as well as a substantial increase in the number of handsets shipped to customers worldwide.
As can be seen in the chart below, Samsung is a leader of the global smartphone market with 23.8% market share and 84.5 million handsets sold in the third quarter of this year. Apple occupies the second place with 13.5% share and 48 million iPhones sold over the last months. Huawei’s market share is equal to 7.5% thanks to strong demand and 26.5 million handsets shipped to customers in the third quarter.
Just as it was expected, Apple has announced its financial results in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015 that ended September 26th. The tech giant reported the quarterly revenue of $51.5 billion and net profit of $11.1 billion. If to compare these results with the results of the fourth quarter of 2014, we’ll see a substantial increase in revenue and net profit. In case you missed it, last year Apple managed to get the revenue of $42.1 billion and net profit of $8.5 billion. As to the gross margin, it rose from 38% last year to 39.9% in 2015.
The Pangu team has recently released an update for the jailbreaking utility capable of hacking compatible iPhones, iPads and iPod touches running iOS 9-iOS 9.0.2. Those who have already jailbroken their devices, do not need to do this once again. What they should do, however, is updating "Pangu 9.0.x Untether" and "Patcyh" in Cydia.