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According to Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities, Apple’s planning to release a bunch of redesigned products in 2014. Analyst’s predictions seem plausible since Tim Cook has earlier promised that 2014 will become “a major product year” for the company from Cupertino. But what exactly should we expect from Apple?
According to the latest TechCrunch report, Apple has acquired the Cue personal assistant app. Numerous users inform that the application is now removed from the App Store, moreover, there’s a short statement on the Cue official website that proves the acquisition:
Apple has greatly improved the multitasking switcher in iOS 7.
Multitasking has always been a smart way to switch between apps. Now it’s even smarter. Because iOS 7 learns when you like to use your apps and can update your content before you launch them. So if you tend to check your favorite social app at 9:00 a.m. every day, your feed will be ready and waiting for you. That’s multitasking in iOS 7. It knows what you want to do before you do.
A smarter way to multitask.
Press the Home button twice to see preview screens of the apps you have open. To quit an app, just swipe it up and out of preview.
Intelligently scheduled updates.
iOS schedules updates during power-efficient times. Like when your device is on and connected to Wi-Fi. So your battery isn’t drained unnecessarily.
Let's see how it works:
Great discounts are now offered by retailers on custom iMac configurations. The level of stocks is expected to fall in reparation for the Intel Haswell processor.
For instance, B&H on Wednesday evening slashed the price of 15 different custom iMac configurations by as much as $150, several of which had not previously been discounted from Apple's suggested retail price. Many of those same configurations were previously available from other resellers, but have not been restocked alongside other Macs for several weeks, according to historical data from the Apple Price Guide.
It is also stated that big shopping malls such as Best Buy, Amazon, and MacMall are offering a $100-$150 discount on standard retail configurations.
According to recent research performed by the Consumer Intelligence Research Partners, iPhone buyers are younger, wealthier, and more educated than Samsung buyers.
It is also stated in the report that in the year 2013 20% of iPhone customers switched from Android, while the figure of those who forsook iPhone for Samsung is only 7%.
The key figures of the report:
● 42% of Apple's U.S. customers between July 2012 and June 2013 were upgrading from another iPhone
● 43% of Samsung's customers had previously owned an Android phone, but not necessarily one made by Samsung
● 37% of Samsung buyers were upgrading from so-called feature phones, the figure for Apple is only 26%
● Among brand-switchers, Samsung took from Apple 11%, while Apple gained three times as many(33%)
● Among these switchers, Samsung drew customers from HTC, Motorola (GOOG), and Nokia (NOK), while Apple took mostly from Blackberry (BBRY)
Have a look at the charts to find out some new figures.
According to information provided by 9to5Mac, Apple is starting a replacement program for the graphics card used in some mid-2011 iMacs.
Apple has determined that some AMD Radeon HD 6970M video cards used in 27-inch iMac computers with 3.1GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 or 3.4GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processors may fail, causing the computer’s display to appear distorted, white or blue with vertical lines, or to turn black. iMac computers with affected video cards were sold between May 2011 and October 2012.
In order to get the graphic card replaced the serial number of your iMac should finish with one of the following groups (for example, xxxxxxxxDHJQ):
● DHJQ, DHJW, DL8Q, DNGH, DNJ9, or DMW8
● DPM1, DPM2, DPNV, DNY0, DRVP, DY6F, F610
The video below describes the graphics issue. If you own one of the Macs models mentioned above, the AMD graphics card will be replaced for free for three years from the computer's purchase date. If the card is already replaced at your expense, you may get refund.
Apple has begun showing an upcoming Mac Pro teaser in movie theaters across the USA. In the short clip we can see the new Mac from multiple angles, so this is probably the same video that was first shown to developers at WWDC.
Norwegian government blocks Apple from capturing its capital - Oslo - in 3D for the iOS and Mac Maps apps, reports
Something very similar to a new Apple A7 processor has been recently spotted inside the iOS 7 filesystem by a developer Nick Frey. What is more - this chip includes Samsung components. Again.
SemiAccurate says that Intel will become Apple's supplier of ultra-high performance version of its Haswell for the coming MacBook Pros. According to the report, the chips will boast a special version of Intel's highest-end GT3e (Iris Pro 5200) integrated graphics.
It was Apple that requested a special top bin cream-of-the-crop GT3e selection from Intel, with "as much GPU power as possible." Now when most of the top chips are bought by Apple, much less will remain for Intel's other customers.
Last June ITC issued an order to ban Apple from importing its older products. The ITC discovered that Apple infringed on a Samsung patent related to cellular technology in AT&T models of the 3GS and 4 as well as with the iPad 1 and 2 3G models.
The ban will go in effect on August 5th. Although there is still hope that President Obama vetoes the ban. Considering that he did not do that over the last decade, the ban is unlikely to be cancelled.
It was the Verizon Lawyer Randal Milch who asked President Obama to veto the ITC ban.
The new data presented in June by Consumer Intelligence Research state that Apple's iPhone 5 sales account for 52% of the company's smartphone sales. The figure of iPhone 4S corresponds to 30% of the sales while the one of iPhone 4 only reaches 18%.
The sales Phone 5 seem to be occupying more than half of all iPhone sales, figures registered nine months after the launch of newcomer. Whereas the earlier model, iPhone 4S, accounts for almost three-quarters of iPhone sales nearly a year after its launch. Last but not the least, iPhone 4S had 90 percent of all iPhone sales in the immediate after-launch period , compared to about 70 percent for iPhone 5.
According to a ChangeWave survey, consumers show a similar level of interest in purchasing a rumored iWatch from Apple, as were interested in buying an iPad just before the Apple tablet was announced.
14 percent of respondents indicated that they are ‘somewhat’ likely and 5 percent ‘very’ likely to purchase an iWatch, with current owners of Apple products significantly more likely to buy an iWatch.