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Apple Lost Smartphone Market Share in China to Local Brands
According to the latest report from Canalys, Apple’s share in the Chinese smartphone market dropped in 2016. Currently, the company occupies the fifth spot behind Huawei, Oppo, Vivo, and Xiaomi.
Apple and Broadcom are Working on Wireless Charging System for iPhone
According to the latest report from JPMorgan, Apple may be working with Broadcom on a custom wireless charging system for future iPhone models. As noted by the researchers, these two companies have been working together for about two years, but still, they may be not ready to include the new charging system in the iPhone 8. The reason for the delay is security concerns that are caused by the problems Samsung had with its Galaxy Note 7 last year.
Apple Sold More Smartphones Than Samsung in Q4 2016
According to the latest report from Gartner, Apple sold more smartphones than Samsung in the fourth quarter of 2016. Apple’s smartphone market share accounted for 17.9%, while that of Samsung was equal to 17.8%. The different between two smartphone makers is small – only 256,000 units.
Tim Cook Calls Augmented Reality ‘A Big Idea Like the Smartphone’
Tim Cook believes that augmented reality is a technology that is incredibly important and promising. Apple CEO compared AR with smartphones and said its significance is huge. Such words may mean that the Cupertino-based giant is working on something that may change the way we understand augmented reality and the way it is used in modern gadgets.
iPhone 7 Loses Market Share to Cheaper Android Phones in China
iPhone sales in China demonstrated a year-over-year decline in 2016, reports a research firm IDC. According to the researchers, Chinese customers are waiting for the iPhone 8 that is why the market share fell from 13.6% and 58.4 million units shipped in 2015 to 9.6% and 44.9 million units last year. Apple took the fourth spot in the IDC ranking, while OPPO, Huawei, and VIVO managed to surpass the Cupertino-based giant in both market share and units shipments.
Luca Todesco Released iOS 10.2 Jailbreak
A well-known Italian hacker Luca Todesco has released a jailbreak of iOS 10.2 with working MobileSubstrate. The latest version of jailbreak is available on Todesco’s website.
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Japan Display to Produce Flexible LCDs in 2018
According to the latest report from the Wall Street Journal, one of Apple suppliers, Japan Display, is planning to start the production of flexible LCD displays in 2018. They are cheaper to produce and the company says it has already found several smartphone vendors that are ready to start using new screens. OLED screens are more advanced, they use less power, but provide better image quality. Still, LCDs are good for mid-range and low-end smartphones.
Wistron to Become Main iPhone Supplier in India
According to the latest report from DigiTimes, Wistron will become the main 2017 iPhone manufacturer in India. Foxconn and other vendors will become back up manufacturers. Apple will turn to them if demand for the new handset increases. To prepare for the demand, Wistron has increased the production capacity at its factories in India and China, reporters claim.
Another Leaked Photo Shows Galaxy S8
GizChina has shared an image that shows what appears to be the Galaxy S8. The leaked image of the iPhone 8 rival was reportedly obtained from the company that produces accessories.
Faulty Battery Caused Galaxy Note 7 Explosions – Samsung
Samsung has reportedly discovered that faulty batteries were the cause of fires and explosions of the Galaxy Note 7. According to the latest report shared by Reuters, Samsung has finished the investigation and will announce its results on January 23, before the event dedicated to the earnings in the fourth quarter.
Samsung Finalizes Galaxy S8 Specs Ahead of Production
Samsung has finalized the design of the next-generation iPhone rival – the Galaxy S8. This means that the company will start the mass production of the upcoming device very soon. The specs of the smartphone go in line with previous rumors.
iFixit Team Celebrates 10 years of iPhone Teardowns
The iFixit team has decided to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the iPhone introduction in a rather special way. The company has taken all iPhone teardowns it performed over the last 10 years and posted them on their website in a single article.
iPhone 7, 7 Plus, and 6s Captured 31.3% Market Share in the USA in November
According to the latest report shared by Kantar Worldpanel, Apple’s iPhone captured 31.3% of the US smartphone market in the quarter ending before holidays. Android share is falling as the vendors are selling less smartphone with this operating system on board. In 2015, Android’s share was 60.4% and now it’s 55.3%. iOS is slowly but steadily luring new customers and Android is losing them.
Apple Releases Third Beta of iOS 10.2.1 and macOS Sierra 10.12.3
Apple has released iOS 10.2.1 beta 3 and macOS Sierra 10.12.3 beta 3 to developers for testing. Both updates contain security, stability, and performance improvements for compatible devices.
Samsung to Announce Cause of Galaxy Note 7 Explosions Soon
Samsung has determined the reason for Galaxy Note 7 explosions. It will officially announce the results of the investigation of hardware components of the device later this month, says the report from Korean sources.