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Apple Watch Users Complain About Faulty Digital Crowns
According the latest complaints from early Apple Watch customers, the Digital Crown on many devices seems to be a bit faulty. It is sometimes difficult to turn it. Well, yes, it works and that is the main point. That’s not a big disadvantage or inconvenience, however, if you purchase a brand new device, you always expect it to work perfectly well, right?
Top 10 Stories of the Week
It is Sunday today, which means it is time for me to tell you about the most interesting posts of the last seven days. Let’s not waste time and take a look at the articles worth your attention right now.
First Ultimate Apple Watch Durability Test Reveals Strong Points of Gadget
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.
iFixit Team Tears Down Long-Awaited Apple Watch
No earlier than yesterday experts from iFixit posted the results of disassembling the new Apple Watch on their official website. As we reported the day before, Apple started sending messages saying that the long-awaited gadgets had been successfully shipped to lucky ones, who managed to pre-order them. It took only a few hours for experts from iFixit to completely disassemble the device and post the detailed report to the official site.
Apple Won't Release 4-inch iPhone This Year - Analyst
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?
Apple Became Top U.S. Smartphone Manufacturer in February
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%.
Apple Watch Units Still Have Hidden Diagnostic Ports [Images]
According to a photo, which was shared by one MacRumors user on Saturday, the Apple Watch units used for try-on appointments at the Apple Stores in the USA and a number of other countries still have a hidden diagnostic port. In case you don’t know, first rumors about the port that can possibly allow people to use different “smart” band accessories with their wearable devices appeared in March.
Apple Watch In-Store Try-on Appointment Shown in Video
As you probably know, the pre-orders for the Apple Watch have recently gone live. Within just several hours, the guys from Cupertino have sold out the initial stock of the wearable device.
Simultaneously with the pre-orders, Apple launched the in-store try-on appointments aimed at making it easier for the customers to choose a particular model of the smartwatch. If you want to know how these appointments look like, you can take a look at the short video below. It was published to YouTube by a user from Hong Kong nicknamed Xin Chan.
Apple Store Employees Get New T-Shirts Ahead of Apple Watch Launch
As you already know, the launch of the long-anticipated Apple Watch is just around the corner. Ahead of this event, Apple has begun promoting the wearable device in its retail stores, various sport and fashion magazines and on the Internet. As a part of this promotion campaign, Apple Store employees have just received their new T-shirts they should be wearing during the try-on appointments with potential Apple Watch buyers as well as during the official release of the wearable device.
Photos showing these new T-shirts are available below, take a look.
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Is as Bendable as iPhone 6 Plus [Video]
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.
Apple to Offer Perks for Apple Watch Edition Buyers - Rumors
The sales of the long-awaited Apple Watch will start on April 24th. Ahead of this date, more and more rumors appear on the Internet, which deal with this smartwatch, its features, prices and the buying process itself.
Several New Rumors About Apple Watch Appear Online
Several new rumors, which deal with the Apple Watch, have recently appeared on the Internet. According to these rumors, the retail employees have nearly finished their trainings aimed at learning how to use and sell the wearable device.
New 12-inch Retina MacBook Hands-On [Video]
Immediately after the official announcement of the long-anticipated 12-inch Retina MacBook at the “Spring Forward” media event on Monday, first hands-on videos began to appear on the Internet showing how the new laptop looks and feels. Among all the clips I would like to point out the one published by TechnoBuffalo reporters as the one, which is the best in terms of length and the amount of information about the device it offers. You may take a look at this video below.
New 13-inch MacBook Air Specs Appear Online
As you probably know, at the media event scheduled for March 9th, we may see the long-awaited Apple Watch as well as the redesigned 12-inch MacBook Air and the updated 11-inch and 13-inch MacBook Air models. While we don’t have any substantial evidence concerning the 12-inch laptop, there are some things that point to the refresh of the existing MacBook Air lineup.
Apple Watch to Hit Store Shelves Between April 6th and April 10th - Rumor
As you probably know, earlier this year Apple CEO Tim Cook said that the long-anticipated Apple Watch will hit the store shelves in April. Up to this day, this was the only more or less exact timing.
Today, however, a new rumor appeared on the Internet, which suggests that the wearable device may hit the store shelves between April 6th and April 10th. The guys from Cupertino are expected to begin shipping the smartwatches to distribution points across the United States of America in the very first days of the month, so the official release may take place in the first full week of April.