News tagged ‘smartphone’
Sharp will start production of IGZO displays for smartphones at its Kameyama Plant Number 2 by the end of this year. This means that the next generation iPhone as well as the iPad and iPad mini may get a new and a lot better screen - especially since Sharp says it will continue working on IGZO technology in order to use it in production of displays for tablets, notebooks and other portable devices.
Here’s what DigiTimes reports:
Using 8G glass substrates, Sharp will be the first company in the world to achieve commercial production of high-definition LCD panels for smartphones, the company said. The highly efficient production levels achievable with 8G glass substrates will be made possible by an optimized production process as well as by IGZO technology's ability to enable smaller thin-film transistors and increased light transmittance.
Samsung devices are extremely popular in South Korea. Well, this is much due to the fact that one of the world’s biggest smartphone and tablet manufacturer is actually based in this country. Nevertheless, according to the latest research conducted by mobile industry analyst firm Flurry, Apple’s iPhone and iPad still hold about 14% of the market here.
You probably know that the new Apple’s flagship - iPhone 5s - is currently outselling its plastic counterpart - iPhone 5c. According to a poll, conducted by Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) in September, the 5s has taken nearly 70% of Apple's overall smartphone sales.
Back in late August, Apple began an iPhone trade-in program in the U.S. retail stores. Now it has become available for the customers across the U.K. If you’re interested in details, read this article to the end.
Best Buy is sure to announce another trade-in program for iPhone 5s and 5c customers on Friday, October 11th, TechnoBuffalo reports. If the information obtained by the site reporters is true, the offer will be launched October 13th.
Apple will expand international availability of its iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c. By November 1st, the handsets will be shipped to 51 new locales worldwide. The list of countries that are expected to receive Apple smartphones on October 25th looks as follows:
iPhone 5s is a very successful device in both U.S. and international markets. In fact, it is so much popular among the customers that can possibly help the company from Cupertino boost the gross margins to incredible 40%. Well, this is at least what Maynard Um of Wells Fargo Securities predicts (via
According to the latest Canaccord report, Apple’s iPhone 5s is the top smartphone sold at all U.S. carriers. The plastic iPhone 5c comes in the second or third place, depending on a particular carrier.
Apple has recently added a ‘Tips and Tricks' section to its iPhone website. Here all users can grab useful information about the new iOS 7 features.
The three new pages - for the iPhone 4s, iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s - include sections devoted to photography, swipe gestures, FaceTime, Maps, Siri, Calendar, Music, Mail, Safari, AirPlay and Wireless, Settings, Compass, and Find My iPhone feature.
These pages are really helpful, especially if you’ve purchased the iPhone for the first time and have no idea of how to use it.
To view the new Apple website’s sections and find out more about your smartphone, click on a
MarketWatch says that Walmart will sell the iPhone 5c for $45 on contract and RadioShack will give a $50 gift card to each plastic iPhone buyer. Take a look at the original report below:
Apple has finally solved the naming rights issue connected with the iPhone trademark in Brazil. Now there’s only one iPhone in this country, the one manufactured by the company from Cupertino.
Localytics has published a new report that claims San Francisco to be the best selling location for the iPhone 5s while in general the gap between iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c sales is dwindling.
After close to one week of sales, we found that, overall, New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco held the largest market share in the U.S. for iPhone 5s and 5c activations. This is to be expected given the size of their populations. However the real surprise was that San Francisco came in third. Considering San Francisco is actually the 11th largest market in the U.S., its status as a technology haven also, clearly, translates to a culture of early adoption.
We then looked at the distribution of the iPhone 5s and 5c for each of the cities. Again, San Francisco stood out, showing the strongest preference for the 5s over the 5c (85% vs. 15%) among the top 12 major U.S. cities. Philadelphia showed the lowest preference with 72%.
Virgin Mobile will soon carry the new Apple’s flagship - iPhone 5s - as well as the mid-priced plastic iPhone 5c. According to the carrier’s recent announcement on Twitter, both devices will be available starting from October 1st.
Apple has broken another record - over the opening weekend the company managed to sell as many as 9 million units of the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c. This devices included, there’re now more than 200 million smartphones and tablets running the new iOS 7 in the world. Incredible!