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iPhone 6: new phone ‘to get pressure and heat sensors’

In this modernize era of technologies demands of people are based on future oriented applications. Organizations are significantly dependent on their applications to cater rich featured products and services to the customers. The organization thus attains high performance and growth among the tech giants by delivering featured application to the end users. Recently there are a slew of Apple analysts that have stated that the Cupertino giant is expected to launch much awaited iPhone 6 later this year which will monitor temperature, humidity and pressure of its surroundings. App codenamed  healthbook is expected to coincide with the launch of iPhone 6 and is likely to monitor the condition of its owner along with meteorological conditions.

More iPhone 6 rumors

There is no denying the fact that people are making many speculations of what all other features will be added in the next iPhone. Recommendation includes:

 

  • A Liquidmetal shell: Some commentators have expected to turnout Apple as a Liquidmetal because of its slim profile. It is being speculated that handset could be more lighter with the optimum amount of strength and build quality.

  • Liquidmetal components: Liquid metal components as alloy could be used in forthcoming versions of iPhone in order to toughen up the weak points of previous iPhones.

  • Curved screens: According to the bloomberg report, the next version iPhones screens are expected to be curved down at the edges. New iPhones are said to be more durable, comfortable, better suited to watch videos and playing games. This would be an audacious move for Apple which will help them rank better among the market.

  • Quantum dots: Company is most likely to use tiny crystal semiconductors known as quantum dots in screens. It can reproduce large amount of colors accurately at highly specific frequencies than existing LED displays.

  • A-8 Processor: iPhone 6 and next generation iPad are expected to use A-8 Processor chip made by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company.

Let us see how much popular will these new launches be and how much longer will it’s craze remain among the end users. Whether this device takes the charm of being the best featured product of this year or not can only be seen after the release.

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Cyber Monday: Breakdown of Tech Giants

Cyber Monday was historically the largest online shopping day of the year with a spending increase of 20.6% over 2012 according to the researches. People sealed their deals 55.4% on their smart-phones which is far better and more than they did on last cyber Monday. Now the biggest question that arises among the users is that who was dropping more cash, iPhone users or Android?

Apple absolutely crashed android almost 6 to 1 thus beating android users in cyber Monday’s spending. Android users spend $106.70 an order while on the contrary iOS users spend $120. Still the iOS traffic reached 22.4% which is comparatively high than 9.1% of all online traffic for android. Online sales of nearly 15 percent came from Apple iOS, while Android estimate is only 2.6 percent.

This phenomenal sales of Apples devices has also stated with the fact that apple would surely make move towards 18 billion users in the coming era.

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iOS has an Upper Hand on Android in Mobile Fragmentation

There has been a war waging between the two powerhouses of smartphones industry as Apple and Google take on each other trying to boast of their features over one another. Going down the same road, apple has come out with one issue that has plagued android for a long period of time. Mobile fragmentation is one aspect of Android that has been talked about for a long period of time. Although android has been able to garner much of the market under its mobile platform, its dependence upon OEMs to update their smartphones with latest update has made its overall ecosystem highly fragmented.

On the contrary, Apple has been able to keep its mobile fragmentation to the minimum, ensuring that its devices are running on the latest operating system and that developers don’t have to worry about supporting older and redundant version of its operating system.

In the recent report published by the Cupertino company it showed that more than 90 percent of the iOS devices are running on the latest iOS 6 while just five percent were running the older version of iOS 5. The biggest reason behind this difference can be pointed towards the fewer devices that Apple has to maintain. On the hind side Android has a plethora of devices that have to be individually maintained by the manufacturers.

There are just one third of the android devices running the latest Jellybean, while the previous version of Ice Cream sandwich still is running on 25 percent of the devices. It is important to note that the age of gingerbread still can be found on more than 35% of the devices. These are worrying figures for developers as they have to invoke backward support of their applications reducing the overall performance.

Apple has always been forthcoming in its approach towards its uniformity of updates and to ensure that most of its users are on the latest operating system so as to encompass on all the features. Android’s fragmentation has been a major issue which is why iOS still is the preferential platform for developers to launch their applications. Android has taken some vital step in that regard ensuring that manufacturers update their devices on a timely basis, but the scope of the fragmentation has reach far beyond correction. Apple has always contrasted the experience while developing of iOS to that for android, due to a limited number of devices to support running on most recent version.

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Apple has ridiculed all its critics with iOS 7

Who said that it was time for Apple to say goodbye to the smartphone supremacy and give the throne away. With the launch of BB 10, iOS had become the oldest operating system that had not undergone any major revamping. Many believed that Apple had not changed iOS ever since its launch, making its look outdated.

With the head of industrial design teams at Apple, Sir John Ivy coming on board to leading human interface software team, there were some radical changes expected. But iOS 7 has exceeded the expectations of many, giving all the critics some to think about. The preview of iOS 7 was shown at WWDC (worldwide developers conference) 2013, and it was ushering in a whole new look. The cosmetic changes done by Jonathan Ivy was evident as iOS has shed off all its glitter and put on a flat look. This major redesign of iOS was on cards for a long time and Apple has done all it can to ensure that it can rejuvenate its mobile platform.

While presenting the keynote, Apple CEO, Tim Cook called it “a stunning new user interface.” Their headline for the new interface was also on the same lines stating that they have made something good even better. There is no denying the fact that user design is the most vital aspect in the current smartphone market. There have been many reports that have stated the fact that the main reason behind this redesigned interface was that Jonathan Ivy believed that iOS wont hold the test of time and become redundant like in the case of Blackberry.

Although the preview of iOS 7 is available to all registered developers of Apple as a beta, the real deal would only be available to user in the coming fall. There would be a range of new features available in iOS 7 with the likes of:

  • New redesigned interface
  • New Lockscreen
  • New Icons
  • Flatter theme with emphasis on white and translucent
  • Background
  • Weather app with live and dynamic displays
  • Multiple page support in Folders
  • More detailed and social notification center
  • Audio calls on WiFi using Facetime
  • Notification syncing across devices
  • Phone and Message blocking
  • Whole new Camera interface

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Apple could Finally Come Out with a Music Streaming Service Next Week

The future of technology is heading towards wearable devices, which would take mobility to a whole new level. Last week, Apple CEO publicly announced their plans towards everything from the future of wearable technology to the iteration of iOS as directed by the hardware design guru, Sir John Ivy. Apple is expected to wrap up all of its licensing deals with some major service providers in a tender to launch a streaming music service to battle spotify in the coming week.

Apple and the music labels have been striving over the royalties of upcoming iRadio, that many believe would be an ultimate pandora killer. With the evident success behind iTunes, this streaming music player will get an added leverage to come to the mainstream. However, music labels have seen the arrogance that Apple can throw, which is why they are cautious before taking this step. They don’t want to walk down the same road as in the case of iTunes, where Apple enjoyed the monopoly and dictated policies to record labels.

Apple is expected to debut the service as part of their Worldwide Developer’s Conference. Since December, people were keen to welcome the service as speculations were going on regarding the next step by the cupertino company. But it has been delayed over time due to negotiations with record labels.

With the reports that have been coming in, it sounds like it will be similar to Pandora and offer similar features. The case Apple plans to offer it as free service, supported by ads, adding further to this will be personalized radio channel that could be created by users based on favorite song or artist.

Purchasing songs will be at much ease as the service will be tightly woven with iTunes. Apple has agreements to stream songs from Universal Music Group’s record. Apple was also rumored to get a lower cost for music than competitors, which apparently is not the case. Many people are surprised why Apple, which was the global online music pioneer, has been so late to enter the music streaming business.

Apple has been trying to enter streaming music arena, where people can listen music through a subscription service. In the tech market, rest all have entered this business with wide variety of business models. Apple is likely to enter market until it has distinctive product. The iPhone was not the first Smartphone, still it managed to make smart use of touch interface. iPod was not the first portable music player, but was the first to get the digital music store.

Technology is unlikely to offer major advantages, both business wise and consumer wise as the user model seem to be encoded with greater competitive tools. Two advantages no other service does is to entirely bridge the gap between streamed and purchased music.

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