Apple’s new Magic Mouse and Wireless Keyboard

Apple's new mouse (Source: 9to5mac)
Apple’s new mouse (Source: 9to5mac)

Apple Inc. is probably working on the new technology of mouse and keyboard, which have not been changed much since 2009 (in fact, Wireless Keyboard has not been changed for more than 6 years). In recent FCC filings, changes have been presented for both Magic Mouse 2 as well as Wireless Keyboard.

Though external design has not been shown in the filings, internal upgrade is probably on the way. The peripherals of the device(s) are moving up from Bluetooth 2.0 to the better Bluetooth 4.2 standard. It is also moving from AA batteries to built-in lithium-ion packs, so that the consumer would not have to change the batteries again. It is not clear when the company will release the devices, but it is expected that they will come with new Macs this year.

Via: 9to5Mac

Source: FCC (Magic Mouse 2), (Wireless Keyboard)

Apple’s new iPhones have gone above expectations

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus big screen (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus big screen (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Latest iPhones by Apple Inc. got long lines of people, who are eager to buy this new device. According to the company, new iPhones have surpassed the sale of 10 million units in the first three days of the start of sale. Interestingly, consumers are going for iPhone 6, 7 times more than the iPhone 6 Plus. This is the second time that the company has sold two new iPhones at the same time. Last year, Apple sold nine million units of iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c in the same time of start of sale. Read More …

iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iWatch and Apple Pay – Some points from the news

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus (Source:
iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus (Source:

Apple Inc. has just released its new gadgets; iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and iWatch. iPhones will be available to customers in the month of September and iWatch will be available next year. Apple Inc. has also introduced a mobile payment system, named Apple Pay.

ABC News has recently posted some important points related to new iPhones.

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus can easily be differentiated from one another due to their different sizes. Previous iPhone, i.e. iPhone 5S was of 4 inches, but iPhone 6 has 4.7 inches and iPhone 6 Plus has 5.5 inches of size diagonally. This size would give a good level of competition to Samsung that has a huge share in giant phone market. Read More …

Points you should also read from the book “Steve Jobs” by “Walter Isaacson”

The book “Steve Jobs” by “Walter Isaacson” is an exclusive biography of Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple Inc. This book is based on more than forty interviews with Jobs conducted in over two years. Not only this but this book is also based on the interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues. Following are some of the worth telling quotations from the book:

“One way to remember who you are is to remember who your heroes are. (Steve Jobs)”

“The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.”

“Steve Jobs: “The best way to predict the future is to invent it.” Read More …

Apple’s ultra-high definition TV would come in the market by the next year

Apple TV (AP, Verge Images, Photoshop by Jay Yarow)
Apple TV (AP, Verge Images, Photoshop by Jay Yarow)

Main Point:

Apple Inc. is reportedly launching two television sets with 55 and 65-inch screens in the fourth quarter of 2014.

Study Further:

According to analysts at Advanced Research Japan Co., a Tokyo-based research firm, Apple would launch two television sets by the fourth quarter of 2014. These ultra-high definition TV sets will have 55 and 65-inch screens.

The televisions are said to be “frameless”. Most probably, the company will get the services of Taiwan’s Foxconn Technology Group.

Rumors of the TV sets by the company are there for years but the rumors got strength in 2011 after the death of Steve Jobs and after the release of his biography reporting that he had figured out a way to revolutionize TV.

From Bloomberg,

“Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook said May 29 that TV is an area of “intense focus” for Apple as it seeks to add products that can build on the success of Macs, iPhones and iPads.” Read More …

Apple’s patents for tactile feedback technology

Main Point:

Apple Inc. has patented tactile feedback technology in an electronic device that will enable the device to interact with the user through vibration, heat, electrical or visual ways.

Study Further:

This feedback will be helpful in smaller devices in which a decrease in input and output size may pose a problem. Moreover, this feedback will be helpful for people with certain disabilities such as blind people, and people in certain other situations such as people using mobile devices in darkness.

In order to use tactile feedback, electronic device would be provided with menus and selectable options to facilitate the use of this feature as you can see in the figures 6 and 7 (of the patent below).

Tactile feedback selectable options (Credit: Apple)
Tactile feedback selectable options (Credit: Apple)

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Samsung’s Wallet app for Android

Samsung mobile device (Credit: Samsung)

Samsung has introduced the Apple’s Passbook-style ticket and coupon management app called as Samsung Wallet, during the Developer Day at the Mobile World Congress.

Apple’s Passbook app gives the ability to the users to store things like event tickets, boarding passes, store cards, and coupons at one place. Moreover, it also gives push notifications to inform the users about the offers and updates and the users can show barcodes to scan at payment desks. Read More …

Global mobile phone sales declined last year while the Q4 12 showed record sales of smartphones – Gartner report

Samsung mobile

Worldwide mobile phone sales have been declined by 1.7% from 2011 to 2012. However, there was a record sale of smartphones in the Q4 2012, i.e. the sale of 207.7 million units, which is up 38.3% from the same period in the same quarter last year.

“The last time the worldwide mobile phone market declined was in 2009,” said Anshul Gupta, principal research analyst at Gartner. “Tough economic conditions, shifting consumer preferences and intense market competition weakened the worldwide mobile phone market this year.”

About 52% of the worldwide smartphone market is in the hands of Apple and Samsung. It is up from 46.4% from Q3 2012. Overall, Samsung is at No. 1 position in the global smartphone sales and the overall mobile phone sales. Read More …