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.”
Smartphones can be used for psychological tests and can give as reliable results as those of the controlled laboratory tests.
This research published in the journal Frontiers of Psychology.
About two years ago, researcher Josef Bless, a PhD in psychology at the University of Bergen, Norway, was listening to music on his phone when he suddenly got an idea. “I noticed that the sounds of the different instruments were distributed differently between the ears, and it struck me that this was very similar to the tests we routinely use in our laboratory to measure brain function. In dichotic listening, each ear is presented with a different syllable at the same time (one to the left and one to the right ear) and the listener has to say which syllable seems clearest. The test indicates which side of the brain is most active during language processing,” Bless explained. Read more…
Apple has recently released the financial results for the first quarter (Q1) 2013 representing about $54.5 billion in revenues and a quarterly net profit of $13.1 billion or $13.81 per diluted share.
This $54.5 billion is on the top of the “Largest Corporate Annual Earnings of All Time” while $13.1 billion in earnings this quarter has been referred to as the 4th largest of all time. Apple has taken the top spot from ExxonMobil, who held the top three spots until this quarter.
Apple’s smartphone market share would increase this year to 22% but would remain the same for the next five years as reported by ABI research.
Moreover, the firm said that the smartphone shipments will be 50% of all handset shipments by 2014 and will finally account for 69% of phones, i.e. nearly 2.4 billion handset shipments, by 2018. On the other hand, by 2018, LTE handsets will account for 35% of all mobile device shipments and 50% of smartphone shipments. Read more…
Two days back, reports of “Weaker-than-expected-demand” of the components of iPhone 5 start circulating on internet that resulted in reduction of Apple’s stock market.
However, recently Sterne Agee analyst Shaw Wu wrote in a research note to the investors that the demands of the iPhone 5 didn’t go down and the Apple’s reported lowered demands of the components is due to “much improved yields meaning lower component builds and supplier shifts.” Read more…