News tagged ‘Samsung’
According to the latest report from a research firm iDC, in the third fiscal quarter of 2016, Samsung sold about 77 smartphones compared to only 40.4 million iPhones Apple managed to ship to its customers. As Apple fans wait for the new model to come this September, the South Korean giant sees increase in sales of its Galaxy S7. Samsung’s market share is now equal to 22.4%, while that of Apple is 11.8%. The average iPhone selling price has also decreased from $662 to $595 in 2016.
According to the latest report from DigiTimes reporters, in 2018, the iPhone will get a brand new biometric scanner. The supply chain insiders are sure that Apple will add an iris scanner to the next-generation iPhone to enhance its security features.
According to the latest rumor shared by a well-known insider Evan Blass who has been correct in the past, the release of the rumored iPhone 7 and its larger sibling called the iPhone 7 Plus or Pro will take place during the week of September 12th. It is currently unclear whether Blass refers to the date of Apple’s media event devoted to new handsets or the date of their availability for customers in the USA and other countries of launch. Anyway, the information goes in line with previous rumors and reports from reliable insiders.
According to the latest report from a Chinese newspaper Economic Daily News, Apple has made the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) the sole supplier not only of the A10 chip, but also for the A11 chip that is expected to be used in the iPhone 8 scheduled for 2018. This means that the iPhone 6s is the last iPhone that is powered by Samsung’s processors alongside the chips manufactured by TSMC.
Even though the court has ruled that Samsung infringed on Apple’s patents related to the design of handsets, the South Korean tech giant refused to admit its fault. As it has been announced earlier today, the Supreme Court of the United States will hear the appeal of the company later this year. With this appeal, Samsung plans to persuade the judges that the court ruling was unfair and that the company is not guilty.
A firm called Somaltus, LLC has accused Apple of infringing on its 2010 patent describing advanced battery technologies. Somaltus is the same firm that filed identical lawsuits against other major vendors, namely, Samsung, Sony, Asus, Lenovo, and Toshiba.
Samsung Galaxy S7 Active, or in other words, a device that is expected to survive under five feet of water for at least 30 minutes, has recently failed a water resistance test conducted by Consumer Reports. The Samsung Galaxy S7 Active is a protected version of the flagship S7 and it is targeted at those users who like pushing their phones to the limit.
Below you can take a look at the short video highlight of the recent water resistance test.
It is Sunday today, which means I should tell you about the most interesting posts of the last couple of days. Most of the articles this week deal with the next-generation iPhone, the specs of this device, new versions of iOS 9.3.3, OS X 10.11.6 El Capitan, tvOS 9.2.2 and, of course, iOS 10 beta jailbreak demonstrated by the Pangu team as well as the possible release of iOS 9.3.2 jailbreak.
According to the latest report from usually-reliable DigiTimes reporters, Samsung will supply Apple with 40 million AMOLED panels for the rumored all-new iPhone that is expected to be released in 2017. In 2018, the figure may rise to 80 million units and in 2019 to 120 million units. Currently, Samsung Display is the main supplier of AMOLED displays for the Galaxy lineup. The orders from Apple and other vendors worldwide will allow the company to remain the main AMOLED display manufacturer in the world.
According to the latest report from The Telegraph, Google may be planning to launch its own smartphone by the end of this year. As noted by the reporters, the Google branding may allow the company to compete with Apple, Samsung and other vendors on equal terms. Currently, Google has a lineup of Nexus devices, however, aside from Google’s branding, these devices also have the name of the actual manufacturer on their bodies.
According to the latest report from Bloomberg reporters, Apple’s rival Samsung may release two new smartphones with bendable screens in 2017. The devices are expected to get OLED displays and become new iPhone rivals. The report is based on rumors shared by people familiar with the matter, so I guess we can believe it.
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.
Apple’s iPhone 6s and Samsung’s Galaxy S7 have been recently compared in an ultimate drop test video. The people behind this video have used professional tools to test the durability of both flagship devices and found out that the 4.7-inch iPhone 6s is actually more durable that the device manufactured by the South Korean vendor. The reason for this is quite obvious: iPhone’s back panel is made of aluminum, which is stronger than the glass panel of the Galaxy S7, apart from that, the device features a better glass that makes it possible for it to survive several front drops in a row.
According to the latest data shared by a research firm Gartner, Apple’s global smartphone market share fell to 14.8% in the first quarter of 2016. The number of iPhones shipped to customers accounted for 51.6 million and the number of smartphones sold globally by all vendors in the first quarter grew from 336 to 349 million units. Last year, Apple’s share in the same quarter was equal to 17.9%, so the decline is easily noticeable. Despite the overall growth of the smartphone market, the demand for iPhones becomes weaker.
As it was already mentioned on our website, either next year or in 2018, Apple may stop using IPS LCD displays in iPhones and switch to more advanced OLED screens instead. According to the latest report from reliable insiders, only the larger 5.5-inch iPhone model will get the widely-rumored OLED display, at least at the very beginning. The report comes from UBI Research that’s why it can be called trustworthy.