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It is Sunday today, which means I should tell you about the most interesting posts of the past seven days. Most of the articles this week deal with rumors about Apple’s upcoming devices and services as well as with vulnerabilities found in iOS 9 and OS X. There are also some posts about the releases of new betas of iOS 9.3 and OS X El Capitan 10.11.4 for developers.
According to the latest report shared by a research firm Parks Associates, Apple’s iPhone still dominates the U.S. smartphone market, however, Samsung is catching up.
According to the latest report from a research firm Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, in 2015, Apple became the top smartphone vendor in the United States of America and China. New devices, namely, the 4.7-inch iPhone 6s and the 5.5-inch iPhone 6s Plus, allowed to beat the rivals and become the leader of such important markets. Strong demand for both handsets generated record-breaking revenue as well.
According to the latest report from Financial Times, Apple Music now has more than 10 million active subscribers. This number includes users of all popular platforms, including iOS, Mac, PC, Android and Apple TV. Such result allowed Apple’s streaming music service to become the second largest in the world. The leader of the market is Spotify with 75 million active users and more than 20 million paying subscribers.
As noted by French reporters from a website called Consomac, back in November Apple filed several trademark applications for the following word marks: B2, B3, B4, B5, Beats Two, Beats Three, Beats Four, and Beats Five. The application is currently being reviewed by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The aforementioned trademark applications indicate that Apple may be planning to expand the Beats radio service in the near future.
According to the latest report from The Wall Street Journal, both Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge will feature a pressure-sensitive display similar to the one iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus have. Moreover, new flagship devices may be equipped with new USB-C posts supporting fast charging as well as better cameras optimized for low-light photography. On top of that, the South Korean tech giant is reportedly planning to add a retina scanner to the next generation of its premium smartphones. In terms of design, both handsets are expected to resemble the Galaxy S6.
Looks like the long-awaited Steve Jobs movie with Michael Fassbender starring as Apple co-founder and former CEO is not as interesting and popular as it was expected to be. According to the latest data from people familiar with the matter, Universal has decided to pull the Jobs biopic from thousands of movie theaters across the USA due to weak popularity and small amount of money earned in the first weeks after the debut on wide screens.
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.
Apple has just officially confirmed that the long-awaited 12.9-inch iPad Pro will become available for pre-order in the United States and a number of other countries of the first wave of launch on Wednesday, November 11th. After that, by the end of this week, the larger-screened tablet will go on sale at Apple Stores, Apple Authorized Resellers and partner stores across the globe. Together with the iPad Pro, customers will get an opportunity to buy the Smart Keyboard and the Apple Pencil.
KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has recently predicted that Apple will sell as many as 70-75 million iPhone units during the next holiday quarter. Apart from that, the expert believes that Apple will sell 3.5-4 million Apple Watch units to users worldwide in the foreseeable future. Thanks to customers from China and strong demand for Apple’s iPhones in other countries of availability, the year-over-year growth may account for 23.6%. After the holiday quarter, however, the shipments may fall substantially and demonstrate the year-over-year decline.
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.
Looks like Apple has finally caught up with the demand for the Apple Watch. Apple has recently updated its official websites in Austria, Denmark and Ireland to reveal that the long-awaited wearable device will go on sale in these countries as soon as on September 25th. By the way, this is the date when the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus will become available for purchase in the 12 countries of the first wave of launch.
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.
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.
According to the latest data from a research firm MusicWatch, 48% of those who signed up for the Apple Music free trial aren’t currently using the service. The long-awaited Beats-based music service lets people with iOS 8.4 or later on their compatible iPhones, iPads and iPod touches get access to thousands of songs for free for three months. Despite this fact, only a half of subscribers listen to free music right now.