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Apple Supplier LG Display to Build New Plant
According to the latest report from people familiar with the matter, one of Apple’s main suppliers, LG Display, is currently building a new manufacturing facility capable of producing OLED displays for the Apple Watch and other devices. This new plant will allow to increase the number of components manufactured each quarter and as a result, will help Apple and other LG Display partners avoid delays in production and shipment of new smartwatches to customers. DigiTimes reporters, who cite Korea’s Digital Times, claim that the facility will cost the company about $4 billion.
4-inch iPhone to Be Released Next Year, iPhone 7 to Get 3GB of RAM and Be Waterproof
According to the latest report from TrendForce, Apple will indeed release a 4-inch iPhone in the second quarter of 2016. Apart from that, the most recent report indicates that the next-generation iPhone dubbed iPhone 7 will be waterproof and get 3GB of RAM.
More Than 100 Million iPhones Are in Use in USA, Most Are iPhone 6 or Later
According to the latest report from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP), there’re more than 100 million iPhone units in use in the United States. 58 million are iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus units and 4 million are iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus units. With reference to the data published by experts, we can make a conclusion that 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch smartphones are of greatest popularity among the customers in the USA. Another interesting thing is that the demand for devices, which were released in 2014, namely, the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, is still very strong. Smaller devices like the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c, are gradually losing their share of the US market because of relatively old hardware and their form-factor.
Apple’s Global Smartphone Market Share Grows, Android Remains Top Platform
According to the latest figures from Gartner analysts, Apple’s market share on global smartphone market grew 0.6% year-over-year to as many as 13.1% in the third quarter of 2015 ending in September. Still, even such results didn’t help Apple to beat Google’s Android, which is now the most popular smartphone platform.
Apple Has Second-Gen iPhone 5s Ready for Production?
Rumors about the release of a 4-inch iPhone early next year are becoming more and more informative. According to the latest report from Macotakara reporters, Apple already has a second-generation iPhone 5s ready for production. Reliable sources close to Apple’s supply chain claim this device is equipped with an A8 processor. Other specs include Wi‑Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.1, better FaceTime camera and possibly something else.
Apple Takes 94% of Global Smartphone Market Profits
Back in summer, we reported that despite having a relatively small market share on global smartphone market, Apple managed to get 92% of the profits. Today, a new report from a research firm called Canaccord Genuity appeared on the Internet suggesting that thanks to strong iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus sales as well as due to the release of the updated handsets in September, Apple is now taking 94% of the entire smartphone industry profits.
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Top 10 Stories of the Week
It is Sunday today, which means that it’s high time I told you about the most interesting posts of the past seven days. Most of the articles this week deal with Apple’s iPad Pro and that is not strange since the device has just gone on sale in a number of countries worldwide. There are some posts about the Apple Watch and the next-generation iPhone.
Quanta Computer Already Working on Apple Watch 2?
According to the latest report from people familiar with the matter, Apple supplier called Quanta Computer is currently working on the next-generation Apple Watch, which is expected to be launched in 2016. This company assembles the first generation of Apple’s wearable device, so the rumor about the development of the new smartwatch looks quite plausible.
Apple Launches Apple Music on Android
Apple has just launched its streaming music service called Apple Music on Android. Just as it was announced earlier this year, the service costs $9.99/month and offers users unlimited access to thousands of songs of various genres. Family membership requires Mac or iOS device, however, that’s not strange for the service created by Google’s market rival.
Apple Remains Top US Smartphone Manufacturer, LG Sees Substantial Growth - Analysts
According to the latest report from a research firm called comScore, Apple remained the top smartphone manufacturer in the United States of America in the third calendar quarter of this year. Even though Apple’s share fell from 44.1% in June to 43.6% in September, this result allowed the Cupertino-based company to continue being a leader of the market. Samsung also saw a decrease in the number of users, however, the South Korean tech giant managed to get the second place in the rating. The only company, which demonstrated growth in the number of users was LG. It came in the third spot.
Top 10 Stories of the Week
It is Sunday today, which means you are ready for our traditional roundup of the most interesting stories of the last couple of days. Quite surprisingly, most of the articles this week deal with the next-generation iPhone and its release date. There are also some posts that tell us about iOS 9 adoption rate and bugs as well as about the fourth-generation Apple TV and the Apple Watch sales.
Here’s How iPhone 6c Might Look Like [Concept]
As it was reported earlier this week, Apple may be planning to change its usual product update cycle and release new iPhones much earlier than in September of 2016. In particular, a smaller 4-inch iPhone may be released in the first or second quarter of the next year and the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus with new A10 processors as well as 2GB and 3GB of RAM respectively may be unveiled in June or July.
The design of new Apple-branded smartphones remains unknown and this allowed the SET Solution experts to create a beautiful and quite realistic iPhone 6c concept. The video demonstrating the colorful device made of high-quality plastic is available either below, or on SET Solution’s official YouTube channel. Take a look.
Google to Design Chips for Smartphones to Compete with Apple on Equal Terms?
It looks like Google has decided to follow in Apple’s footsteps and start designing its own chips for future smartphones and tablets. Such a step requires serious research work and money, however, it can make Android devices much more competitive.
Apple to Release 4-inch iPhone in 2016, Add 3GB of RAM to iPhone 7 Plus - Rumor
According to the latest report from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple is planning to release a smaller 4-inch iPhone in early 2016. The handset may be equipped with the A9 processor and look like a slightly redesigned and upgraded iPhone 5s, which is still pretty popular among the customers. However, there will be no 3D Touch display. As noted by the analyst, because of the strong demand for a 4-inch device, next year, the company may sell as many as 20-30 million units of the updated smartphone.
Android Phone Won’t Appear in New James Bond Movie Because of Reputation of Platform
Product placement is a great way of advertising modern gadgets like smartphones and tablets through TV shows movies and other multimedia content. Apple has never opposed to using its products in movies, that’s why we can see iPhones, iPads and Macs in probably every single movie that comes out these days.
According to some leaked internal Sony documents, last year, the company offered the "Spectre" star Daniel Craig a certain sum of money for using the Xperia Z4 phone in the upcoming movie. Craig, as well as Sam Mendes, the movie director, refused Sony’s multimillion deal. Moreover, they refused to use Samsung’s handset as well.