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Apple still takes the lion’ share of smartphone profits

12.1% of the shipments account for 103.6% of industry operating profits. While Android is an absolute dominant in the smartphone market, reaching a record high of 87.5% in Q3’2016, Apple still take’s the lion’s share of industry profits, according to a new study by Business Daily. Apple iPhone accounts for 103.6 percent of industry’s operating profit, jumping from 94% a year ago. So, despite the fact that Apple sells fewer devices than a year ago (a decline from 14.5 to 12.1 percent), Cupertino is one of the few companies which are not in the red. For comparison, big vendors like[…]

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iOS market share slides to 12.1% in the third quarter of 2016

Android grows to the record 87.5% at the expense of Windows Mobile. The latest report from Strategy Analytics about the smartphone shipments reveals that iOS captured a 12.1% of the market in the third quarter, which is the lowest level since 2014. At the same time, boosted by the sales of Chinese vendors like Oppo and Huawei, Android registered a new record with a share of 87.5%. Android’s market share increase has also been boosted by large numbers of users migrating from Windows and BlackBerry. The third and the fourth mobile operating systems combined claimed just 0.3% of the market[…]

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Microsoft’ Slack competitor launches soon for iOS

Screenshots of the upcoming Microsoft Teams apps leaked. The Office productivity suite by Microsoft called Teams may soon arrive at the App Store, according to new leaks. Screenshots of the app for iPhone and iPad has leaked onto the Internet, suggesting that the release of Microsoft Team is near. Microsoft’s Teams will be a direct competitor to Slack. The app will allow you to communicate with co-workers and members of your team, sharing messages, files and ideas. Microsoft Teams will not just rival Slack with similar features, but it will also offer new functionalities in attempts to win the hearts[…]

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Apple Watch inductive charging

Wireless charging may finally come to the iPhone in 2017

Apple reportedly testing wireless charging modules for the next iPhone. Next year’s 10th anniversary iPhone may be the first to include wireless charging. Sources familiar with Apple’s plans have revealed to Nikkei that Apple is currently testing different wireless charging modules produced by Foxconn. However, there is no guarantee that the wireless charging technology will be implemented in the 2017 iPhone, because Apple wants to boost the yield rates to the required level. The implementation may have been further complicated by Apple’s ambition to radically change the iPhone 8 design by offering a unique all-glass body with metal trims. Nikkei[…]

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iOS 10.1.1 brings Health data fixes only a week after version 10.1

Apple also seeded the first developer preview of iOS 10.2. Apple is rolling out new iOS builds to both regular users and developers. A week after Apple released the official iOS 10.1 update to all supported devices around the world, the company is ready with the first bug fixing update – iOS 10.1.1. This version fixes a bug found in the Health data – some users were not able to see access it. There are no other fixes and improvements in this release which can be downloaded over-the-air. In the meantime, Apple seeded the first developer beta of iOS 10.2.[…]

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Next-generation iPhone in 2017 to have a curved OLED display from Sharp

A massive order from Apple expected in late 2017. Tai Jeng-Wu, the new CEO of Sharp, expects that Apple will finally switch from LCD to OLED panels in 2017. His company has been one of the biggest display suppliers for Apple for years, alongside Samsung. Sharp is now ramping up the OLED production in Japan in order to be prepared for the demand. Both display manufacturers expect massive orders from Apple and other companies, as many phone makers are switching to OLED. Sharp has recently announced that more than half a billion dollars will be invested in the OLED production[…]

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Why upgrading to the new MacBook Pro is a bad idea

Apple’s new MacBook has many drawbacks. The new MacBook Pro comes with noticeable improvements in terms of hardware compared with the old generation of Macs, but it also has a higher price and some drawbacks you should carefully consider before going for an upgrade. Here is why upgrading to the new MacBook Pro is not such a good idea: Pro without ports Well, it actually has four ports, but they are all Thunderbolt 3. If you want to use accessories, connect your iPhone, charge a phone, insert an SD card, connect a monitor using HDMI or VGI, and in many[…]

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MacBook Pro 2016

MacBook Pro 2016 to ship after 5 weeks

Apple’s new MacBook to be shipped within 4 to 5 weeks Apple’s new MacBook line includes a refreshed MacBook Pro without a Touch Bar, and two models (13 and 15 inch) with the new OLED touch-sensitive bar at the top of the physical keyboard, displacing the familiar function keys. Apple will start shipping the standard non-Touch bar model on October 31, according to the official website. At the same time, if you want the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, you need to wait between 4 and 5 weeks for a delivery. A day after the announcement, Apple has pushed[…]

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Touch Bar MacBook Pro 2016

This is the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar

Apple revealed two new MacBook Pros. Media event in Cupertino gave us the first look at the new professional laptops by Apple. The company announced two MacBook Pros – with a 13 and 15-inch screen, both boasting a lighter and thinner bodies. The 13-inch MacBook is just 14.9 mm thick, which is 17% less than the previous generation, while its volume is 23% less. It weighs 1.36kg. The 15-inch model has a thickness of 15.5 mm (a 14% reduction) and weighs 1.8 kg. Both notebooks will be offered in two colors – silver and space gray. Apple is using a[…]

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Apple vs Samsung

Samsung and Apple sold fewer phones in Q3 2016 compared with 2015

IDC Worldwide quarterly sales report for Q3 2016. The two leading smartphone manufacturers, Samsung and Apple, sold fewer devices in the third quarter of 2016, compared with the same period in 2015. Samsung’s market share dropped from 23.3% to 20%, while Apple lost 0.9% to 12.5%. In the quarter ending September 2016, Apple sold around 45.5 million iPhones versus 72.5 million for Samsung. It’s worth mentioning that both Samsung and Apple released new phones in September, hoping to capture the attention during the holiday season, but those sales would have an impact on the market in the fourth quarter. Considering[…]

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