“PressReader” app, released last year, is surely an interesting iOS app for all newspaper readers. Read more…
Apple released its new version of iOS, i.e. iOS 6.1.3, yesterday with some fixes to the security bug along with the blockage of Evasi0n untethered jailbreak on all iOS devices including the latest iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
Global mobile phone sales declined last year while the Q4 12 showed record sales of smartphones – Gartner report
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…
The New York Times has reported that the company’s watch will run on the same iOS platform as that of iPhone and the device will be made of the curved glass. About the curved glass patent of the company, Bruce Tognazzini, who worked for Apple and designed Apple’s first human interface, told in his blog.
The Wall Street Journal has reported that the company has talked with its chief manufacturing partner, Foxconn, about the production of such device and the device would be able to perform the same functions as that of smartphone.
“We believe technology could progress to a point where consumers have a tablet plus wearable computers, like watches or glasses, that enable simple things like voice calls, texting, quick searches, navigation,” Gene Munster, an analyst at Piper Jaffray, said in a report last month. “These devices are likely to be cheaper than an iPhone and could ultimately be Apple’s best answer to addressing emerging markets.”
Google Play is rising more rapidly than the Apple’s app store as Apple’s by reported. In the fourth quarter, Google’s app store’s revenue grew 200% while Apple’s App Annie app store grew by 20%. However, still Apple’s app store is bigger than Google Play and earning huge amount of revenue as compared to Google’s app store as it is earning 350% more revenue than Google Play.