Google Pixel trumps Apple iPhone in Black Friday popularity

Google’s new Pixel smartphones proved popular than Apple’s iPhone during the busy holiday shopping season between Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Even the Samsung Galaxy S7 sold better than iPhone 7/Plus according to the data presented by Localytics.

Google Pixel device activations were up 112% compared to the smartphone’s average number of activations in four preceding weekends. Samsung’s Galaxy S7 saw activations grow by 36% while the 9.7-inch iPad Pro and iPad mini 2 increased by 24 percent and 19 percent, respectively. At the bottom of the list is the iPhone 7, which saw a 13 percent bump in sales over Black Friday weekend, according to the research firm. Continue reading “Google Pixel trumps Apple iPhone in Black Friday popularity”

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Apple’s A10 fusion chip smokes the competition, we knew, now we know why

Apple’s A10 Fusion chipset is the first time that the company has introduced a total of four processing cores. Two of them are power cores, while the remaining two are efficient cores, similar to ARM’s Cortex-A53. The latest Chipworks teardown managed to compare the different cores sizes and what we’ve seen so far is that Apple really loves to design big cores, which have their own natural advantages, which we’ll get to in a while. Continue reading “Apple’s A10 fusion chip smokes the competition, we knew, now we know why”

How a ‘dull’ iPhone 7 launched Samsung on a path to destruction

The smartphone industry has become more competitive than ever. And yet, there’s no rivalry as fierce as Samsung vs Apple, the top two smartphone manufacturer’s. It’s like Messi vs Ronaldo, which is which, you decide. A rivalry while leads to the betterment of both the parties involved, it can also have harmful effects. Like explosions.

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Motorola trolls Apple in a new video

If you haven’t been following the tech world these past few days, Motorola has launched a promotional campaign against the Smartphone leaders Samsung and Apple called #SkipTheSevens, basically suggesting what the campaign slogan clearly says, Skip the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, the iPhone 7, and get a Moto Z.

The latest addition to this campaign is a new video where Motorola makes Apple fans think the Moto Mods are an Apple innovation. Continue reading “Motorola trolls Apple in a new video”

Here’s how you can get the best iPhone 7 feature on any iPhone (Not really)

Last night Apple launched it’s much awaited iPhone 7 with upgraded specs and a new two new colours. The iPhone 7 has some nice features that the previous generations did not have. Take a look at how the iPhone 7 stands against Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 Edge, Galax Note 7, LG V20, and the nexus 6P

One of the most discussed points is the removal of the 3.5mm audio jack, which will force you to use either the bundled EarPods or connect your headphones via the Lightning-3.5mm adapter.

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iOS 10 : Release date and everything you need to know

Alongside the launch of the new iPhone this week, Apple is preparing for its “biggest iOS release ever”. The launch of iOS 10, the operating system designed for the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, is anticipated as the most significant iOS revamp since Apple overhauled the design in 2013 with the release of iOS 7.

Like every iOS before it, iOS 10 is packed with a bounty of brand-new features designed to make your phone more useful than ever. It’s not available to download quite yet, but here’s a rundown of all the bells and whistles you have to look forward to come September 13th.

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Apple’s iPhone 7 vs Samsung Galaxy S7, Note 7, LG V20 and the Nexus 6P

Apple Inc unveiled an iPhone 7 with high-resolution cameras and no headphone jack at its annual launch event Wednesday, though the biggest surprise was the debut of a three-decade-old Nintendo game franchise, Super Mario Bros, on the smartphone.  While shares of Apple barely budged, Nintendo’s U.S.-listed shares jumped 29 pct on investors’ hopes that Super Mario would be a mobile gaming hit for the Japanese company. In a different but related news,  Pokemon Go is coming to the Apple watch

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Apple’s approach to innovation under Tim Cook

Before we begin and I end up annoying some of you, this is just my very personal opinion and observations and I do not mean I am correct, but this is what I know and have seen. My observations may very well be wrong and some of my emotions may flow out the wrong way, that’s the thing about opinions. Still here? Let’s continue shall we?

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Suppliers resist price drops, is Apple losing it’s mojo?

The recent data from IDC shows a declining market share for both the Apple of the West and Apple of the East. Both companies deny that these declines mean anything significant but everyone knows that it does, and both Apple and Xiaomi are making efforts to amend their mistakes.

A new report from Digitimes explains that Apple’s efforts to secure lower component pricing from iPhone suppliers has been met with strong resistance. Apple has historically been able to wield quite a bit of power when it comes to securing favorable contract terms, but with iPhone sales currently on the decline (general iPhone unit sales fell 15 percent last quarter), Apple has clearly lost a bit of its negotiating power.

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