News tagged ‘smartphone’
Looks like Apple has finally finalized the design of its iPhone 6 that is expected to be released this year. It will get a 4.8-inch display and 802.11ac Wi-Fi connectivity. At least this is what one of the Wall Street experts claims. I must say that such predictions seem to be quite plausible.
According to the study that was recently conducted by a research firm JDSU, iPhone 5s users seem to be the ‘hungriest’ data consumers if compared to owners of nearly 150 other devices in both developed and developing markets across the world. This is a huge improvement, especially if to compare the amount of data downloaded by iPhone 5, 5s and 5c owners to the results of iPhone 3G several years ago.
According to the latest rumors, Samsung is planning to include a fingerprint scanner in its Galaxy S5. Looks like the South Korean company has decided to copy each handset produced by Apple, don’t you think so?
Looks like it’s Sunday again and that means I have to make a short review of the most interesting events of these days for people who don’t have enough time to read each post we publish during the week.
Apple CEO Tim Cook on Friday visited one of the China Mobile stores for the launch of iPhone 5s on this carrier. Apart from announcing the iPhone availability on contract with China Mobile, Cook autographed a couple of smartphones for lucky customers.
According to a research firm NDP, more than 40% of all smartphone users in the USA own an iPhone. This is a significant improvement from Q4 2012 figure, which was 35%. Samsung’s Android devices become more and more popular, so the South Korean manufacturer comes on its usual second place. As to the other companies, namely, Motorola, LG, HTC and Blackberry, their share on the market continues to drop.
A group of thieves in Germany in a rather strange way attempted to rob a truck full of iPhones, iPads, iPods and other products. Why strange? Well, the truck was moving at the moment of robbery.
According to the latest rumors, Apple’s iPhone 6 will be equipped with a fingerprint sensor - similar to one found in the iPhone 5s. Such sensors will be manufactured by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company.
Ahead of the official iPhone 5s launch on China Mobile this Friday, Foxconn has reportedly shipped nearly 1.5 million smartphone units to the world’s largest carrier a couple of days ago. These devices are expected to satisfy the preorder demand for Apple’s most recent iPhone.
Following Apple’s example, its South Korean rival decided to split the Samsung Galaxy S5 lineup into two models - metal and plastic. These models, of course, will get different price tags: the smartphone with metal housing is expected to be sold for €800 ($1,093), while the model with all-plastic body - for €650 ($889).
According to the latest rumors, Apple will show us its ‘phablet’ in May. For those who don’t know, ‘phablet’ is a kind of smartphone with an enormous display, nearly the same in size as the screen of a tablet.
As you probably know, a few days ago iH8sn0w, winocm and SquiffyPwn have released an untethered jailbreak for smartphones and tablets running iOS 6.1.3 - 6.1.5 - p0sixspwn. At first it was available only for Mac users, however, things have changed. Yes, you’ve got that right, p0sixspwn (version 1.0.4) for Windows is finally out.
Saurik has recently released Cydia Substrate 0.9.5000 compatible with iOS 7 and the 64-bit processor, which is currently used in Apple’s iPhone 5s, iPad Air and second-generation iPad mini.
The company from Cupertino renewed its motion to permanently ban the sales of a number of Samsung products in the United States. In case you don’t know, back in 2012, Apple accused Samsung of copying the interface and interiour design of its iPhone. Moreover, the Korean company was said to be using a number of Apple’s patents without permission.
According to the latest estimates, most online Christmas orders from mobile devices - smartphones and tablets - were placed by iPhone and iPad users. What that means is that iOS still remains the most popular mobile platform in the USA. Android is, naturally, the second.