News tagged ‘CNet’
Three men have robbed the UPS truck that was to deliver over 300 iPhone X to the San Francisco Apple Store. The incident took place at 11 a.m. on Wednesday.
The September 12th event is going to reveal a lot of Apple’s new products.
The virtual Apple assistant Siri is going to have a more natural voice, according to the recent rumors. Apple is going to use the machine learning technology to improve Siri.
CNET has shared some speculations about how Apple could call its new smartphone.
First lucky customers who purchased new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar have begun receiving their laptops. Early purchasers also include the reporters of several reliable tech news websites including TechCrunch, CNET, and Engadget. These and other customers have just posted their first reviews of the brand new MacBook pro with an OLED touch-sensitive screen that replaced function keys.
Below you can take a look at some of the most noteworthy reviews.
Earlier this week, first rumors about Apple’s plans to release an Amazon Echo and Google Home rival appeared on the Internet. Today, a new report from CNET reporters has surfaced online that suggests that the rumored device may feature a camera and facial recognition capabilities to help users perform additional tasks unavailable for rival devices. In particular, the report says the upcoming gadget will detect people in the room and use this information to improve their user experience. The report comes from sources aware of Apple’s future plans, so I guess we can believe it.
In an attempt to lure more customers and make Apple products more popular, Apple has just reduced the iPhone 5s price in India by nearly a half. Previously, the iPhone 5s price was equal to 44,500 Rupees (about $665) and currently customers can get it for 24,999 Rupees (about $370), which is a good discount.
As you probably know, Apple has just launched its long-anticipated Apple Watch. Because of its official launch in the USA and a number of other first-wave countries, CNet reporters have decided to test its durability and the quality of materials it is made of. Well, unlike any other reporters, who usually use special equipment and tools, CNet experts have decided they will simulate several typical situations that can happen in the kitchen. That is why the smartwatch was washed, left in water for ten minutes, dropped, boiled and finally smashed with a skillet.
The Rockstar Consortium, which includes such tech giants as Apple, Microsoft, BlackBerry, Ericsson and Sony, has recently sold its portfolio of smartphone-related patents to a firm from San Francisco called RPX Corp. This may mean that the end of the patent war between the guys from Cupertino and their rivals is near. As noted in the latest press release published by RPX Corp, the company plans to licence the aforementioned patents to Google, Cisco Systems and a number of other high-profile vendors.
Apple TV set-top box has reportedly begun losing ground as its main rivals, namely, Roku and Chromecast, have become much stronger. According to what was shared by a marketing research firm Parks Associates, Roku streaming media players currently occupy the first place on the U.S. market, Google’s Chromecast sticks stand on the second one and Apple TV boxes are down one position on the third spot.
As I already told you, Samsung thinks Apple has exaggerated the worth of its patents. In the ongoing trial on Monday, Samsung's damage expert Judith Chevalier said the South Korean manufacturer should pay only $38.4 million for the five allegedly infringed patents, not $2.19 billion Apple is seeking.
Apple has become the company that made the whole mobile industry move to 64-bit processors, TSMC co-CEO Mark Liu thinks. iPhone 5s, which was released last fall, became the first handset on market equipped with an entirely new and incredibly efficient CPU.
According to IHS analyst Rhoda Alexander, the company from Cupertino won’t release an iPad with a 12.9-inch display in the third quarter, as was reported earlier. With reference to the supply chain sources, she claims that Apple is currently testing larger screens, however, not in the quantities required for the Q3 2014 launch.
According to research firm DisplaySearch, Apple’s next-generation iPhone may get a full HD display. Apart from that, analysts predict that the long-anticipated iWatch will feature either 1.3-inch or 1.6-inch display. Finally, they think Apple will release a larger iPad. But everything in its turn.
Another Apple supplier has been recently accused of violating workers’ rights. The company called Biel Crystal Manufactory, which produces interior parts for Apple, Samsung and HTC devices is said to be forcing people within its Chinese factories to work overtime.