News tagged ‘smartphone’
IDC Posts Report on Global Smartphone Sales in Q3 2015 [Chart]
According to the latest numbers from a research firm called IDC, Samsung and Apple continue to dominate on the global smartphone market. Surprisingly enough, Chinese vendor Huawei comes closer and closer to the leaders demonstrating a 60.9% year-over-year market share growth as well as a substantial increase in the number of handsets shipped to customers worldwide.
As can be seen in the chart below, Samsung is a leader of the global smartphone market with 23.8% market share and 84.5 million handsets sold in the third quarter of this year. Apple occupies the second place with 13.5% share and 48 million iPhones sold over the last months. Huawei’s market share is equal to 7.5% thanks to strong demand and 26.5 million handsets shipped to customers in the third quarter.
New HTC One A9 Looks Pretty Similar to iPhone 6s [Images]
One of Apple’s numerous market rivals, HTC, has just announced its new flagship device called the HTC One A9. The most interesting thing about this device, especially for Apple fans and iPhone users, is the way it looks. As can be seen below, the smartphone is incredibly similar to the iPhone 6s.
Demand for iPhone 6s in South Korea is Strong, Pre-Orders Close Within Minutes
According to the latest report from Yonhap News, the pre-orders for the new iPhone 6s in South Korea sold out within minutes. Ahead of official launch in this country on Friday, three major carriers, namely, SK Telecom, KT and LG Uplus claim that there are no handsets currently available for purchase and that the rose gold iPhone 6s is the most popular model among the local customers.
Apple Acquires Smartphone AI Development Firm Called Perceptio
Following the acquisition of a firm called VocalIQ, Apple has purchased another startup - Perceptio. This company is working on a technology that allows to use artificial intelligence on portable devices like smartphones or tablets, but without the need to utilize large amounts of user’s information and store it in the cloud. The report about Apple’s latest acquisition comes from Bloomberg, which is a very reliable source.
Apple Releases Six New Apple Watch Commercials [Video]
As the long-awaited Apple Watch continues to appear at the stores in new countries, the company has released a series of new commercials showcasing the wearable device and its features.
In particular, the ads, which are available either on Apple’s official YouTube channel, or below, demonstrate such features as messaging, fitness, Maps and Apple Pay.
First iPhone 6s Unboxing, Drop Test and Bend Test Appear Online
First lucky customers in the selected countries begin to receive their pre-ordered iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus units and post first unboxing videos, drop tests and bend tests of the recently-launched devices. We have chosen a number of the most interesting clips and decided to share them with you. The videos are available below, so you can take a look right now.
The first clip comes from a YouTube user nicknamed Lachlan Likes A Thing. Since it’s an unboxing video, we can see how the iPhone 6s retail packaging looks like and what accessories come with the new iPhone.
Lucky Customer Posts First iPhone 6s Benchmark Results and More
Adrienne Levin, a customer from the United States of America, was lucky enough to receive her pre-ordered iPhone 6s much earlier than she was expecting. Knowing that there are almost no reviews and benchmarks of the long-awaited handset, she took several photos of her dog using the updated 12-megapixel camera of her Rose Gold iPhone 6s, shot a short 4K video and posted the results of Geekbench 3 benchmark to show us all performance improvements of the new handset.
Apple Announces New iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus [Images]
Just as we expected, Apple has announced new iPhone models. The devices are called the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. From the point of view of external design, the handsets look nearly identical to the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, however, in terms of hardware these are completely different gadgets.
What to Expect from Today's Apple Media Event?
The long-awaited media event for reporters devoted to new Apple gadgets will take place today, on Wednesday, September 9th. Although Apple hasn’t yet disclosed any information about the upcoming event, there’s a number of rumors from reliable sources that prove we’ll see many interesting things today.
Here’s How iPhone 6c May Look Like [Concept]
Many rumors point to the release of the smaller iPhone 6c alongside the 4.7-inch iPhone 6s and 5.5-inch iPhone 6s Plus. This device is expected to get the a 4-inch display, 1GB of 2GB of RAM and a number of other hardware improvements. As noted by reliable insiders, the handset will come with iOS 9 on board.
iPhone 7 to Be as Thick as iPod touch and iPad Air 2 - Ming-Chi Kuo
According to the latest report from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple is planning to make the iPhone 7 as thin as the iPod touch and the iPad Air 2. In a document obtained by AppleInsider reporters Kuo suggests that the 2016 iPhone may get the thickness of 6.0mm or 6.5mm. Apart from that, the expert believes that Apple will continue using Force Touch displays in the upcoming iPhones. First smartphone, which is expected to support the technology currently used in the Apple Watch and a number of MacBook models, is the iPhone 6s.
Top 10 Stories of the Week
It is Sunday today, which means it is time to discuss the most popular posts of the past seven days. It was very difficult to choose only ten articles since this week turned out to be full of events and rumors worth your attention.
iPhone 6s to Feature ‘3D Touch Display' - Rumor
As noted by reliable insiders, the long-awaited iPhone 6s will feature a new enhanced version of Force Touch. The new display will reportedly be called ‘3D Touch Display' and support three levels of touch, sources add.
Apple Remains Top U.S. Smartphone Manufacturer, iOS Market Share Continues to Grow - comScore
Apple remains top U.S. smartphone manufacturer. According to the latest report from a research firm comScore, the market share of the company from Cupertino was equal to 44.2% during the period of three months ending in July. Such vendors as Samsung, LG, Motorola and HTC occupy the places in the top-five list.
Samsung Announces New Gear S2 Smartwatches
Apple’s main rival, Samsung, has recently announced the Samsung Gear S2, a smartwatch with a round display. This Apple Watch rival comes in three versions, namely, Classic, standard, and 3G. The first model can boast of a black leather band and a black case while the second one features a gray case and a rubber band. The third model, as can be guessed from the name, is capable of connecting to 3G networks and thus can be used without the smartphone as a separate device.