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It is Sunday today and this means it is high time I told you about the most interesting posts of the last couple of days. Let's not waste time and take a look at the articles worth your attention right now.
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.
Last month, first rumors about the next-generation MacBook Pro appeared on the Internet. These rumors suggested that the laptop will get numerous hardware improvements and a new design similar to the design of the 12-inch MacBook. There also will be a new OLED panel instead of function keys row, insiders claim. Looks like they are telling the truth.
Warren Buffett’s recent investment in Apple has helped the company stock to rise 9% and go back above the $100 mark for the first time over the last couple of weeks. According to the latest reports, Buffett’s conglomerate holding company Berkshire Hathaway has invested $1 billion in Apple and in such a way helped the tech giant to improve its position on the market.
Reliable KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has recently predicted that Apple is working on an updated MacBook Pro model. According to the analyst, the next-generation laptop will come in two sizes, 13-inch and 15-inch, and feature USB-C, Thunderbolt 3, Touch ID and an OLED display touch bar to replace the physical function keys above the keyboard. Apart from that, the expert claims the laptop will become thinner and lighter to match the 12-inch MacBook lineup in shape and design.
According to the latest report from an unknown user of the Chinese social network Weibo, the next generation iPhone called the iPhone 7 may feature a slightly better battery than the iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus. As noted by the user, the 4.7-inch iPhone 7 will get a 1735 mAh battery and the 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus or iPhone 7 Pro will be equipped with 2810 mAh battery. In case you don't know, the current iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus have 1715 mAh and 2750 mAh respectively. It is currently unknown how the better battery will affect the thickness of the devices, but rumors suggest that new handsets may become thinner than their predecessors.
According to the latest report from usually-reliable Barclays analyst Mark Moskowitz, the 2017 iPhone will be called not the iPhone 7s, but the iPhone 8. The reason for changing the branding is a major redesign and addition of the new advanced features like wireless charging, OLED display and 3D Touch Home button instead of the physical one. Apple is also expected to make the device thinner and lighter than the current model.
Foxconn will finally acquire Sharp, reliable sources claim. The tech giant has confirmed its plans to purchase the Japanese company for $3.5 billion. Initially, the acquisition price was equal to incredible $6.2 billion, however, after long negotiations and some external factors that influenced both parties, the sum was reduced to something more realistic.
Aside from making new builds of iOS 9.3, OS X 10.11.4 El Capitan, watchOS 2.2 and tvOS 9.2 available for download and announcing two new devices, the 4-inch iPhone SE and the 9.7-inch iPad Pro, Apple has also made some minor updates to the Apple Watch.
New details about the widely-rumored 9.7-inch iPad Pro have recently appeared on the Net. As you know, the device will be officially unveiled at Apple’s special media event scheduled for March 21st, which is next Monday. The prices for the new iPad are expected to start at $599 for the basic entry-level 32GB model. LTE and Wi-Fi versions with 128GB will be sold at much higher prices, sources add.
The Pegatron Corp. and the Foxconn Company, which are Apple’s main manufacturing partners, reported substantial revenue drops over the last month.
Foxconn announced a 30% decrease in revenue in February and a 36% drop in the year-over-year perspective. Pegatron has reported about similar revenues during the last month i.e. approximately 35% fall.
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.
As it was already reported, Apple launched Apple Pay in China last week. In accordance with the latest report from people familiar with the matter, to make the mobile payment system work in this Asian country, Apple had to halve the usual transaction fee. Currently, the fee is equal to 0.07% in China, while in the United States and other regions it accounts for approximately 0.15%.
According to the latest report from people familiar with the matter, the long-awaited iPhone 7 will feature a new design. MacRumors reporters, who cite reliable insiders, claim that the handset will get two noticeable differences. While the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s both have a protruding rear camera, the next generation handset will likely get a flush one. This will be a usual camera, not the dual one, sources add. However, chances are, the larger iPhone 7 Plus will get a dual-lens camera. The second major difference in design is the absence of traditional antenna bands across the rear panel.
According to the data shared by App Annie, Google Play saw a massive growth in the number of downloads in 2015 that allowed the store to double the number of App Store downloads. Still, Apple’s online marketplace dominated in the revenue generated by the purchases of applications.