Analysts and developers often take a keen look into Apple’s software code to discern hints for future upgrades and features. One such hint in iOS 7.1 now reveals that Apple may be gearing up to bring Touch ID to iPad slates soon.
The tablet market in North America has rapidly expanded in size over the past two years. Despite this market-wide growth, iPad continues to be the dominant brand, commanding 77% of all tablet web traffic from US and Canada.
Until now, Apple has followed a fairly strict policy of releasing its OS X betas only to its registered developers. The company is now changing this policy, making OS X beta downloads available to non-developers as well.
Google and Apple are often touted as bitter rivals. But the world is more complex than that, and both firms also have deals with each other in place. Yahoo plans to disrupt one of these deals, aiming to replace Google as the default iOS search engine.
Smartphones have become a massively popular tool in the past few years. This popularity has also resulted in a huge surge in phone thefts. Apple, Google and Microsoft have now signed an anti-phone-theft pledge to tackle this problem.
Samsung has grabbed the top spot in many things, such as selling the highest number of handsets per year. But sometimes, the company misrepresents its statistics. For instance, Samsung provided a skewed picture of its Galaxy Tab sales in 2011.
For long, Apple has stayed away from the larger smartphones frenzy, sticking to its guns and smaller display sizes. This may be changing as a couple of slides from Apple reveal that company knows larger smartphones are the demand of the day.
Apple is typically known as a company that isn’t driven by the market and rather, goes by its own decisions. However, an internal email from Apple now reveals that its employees are concerned about the increasingly tough competition.
Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) is the big annual event of Apple. Last year, WWDC 2013 started on June 10. And lately, Apple has declared that its WWDC 2014 will start on June 2 at San Francisco’s Moscone West.
Apple’s authorized resellers have began offering a number of deals on iPad minis and 4th-gen iPads, iMacs & MacBooks and Bluetooth headphones. The resellers are giving up to $329 discount for 128GB 4th-gen iPads.
It would appear that Apple is finally ready to break its 4-inch-display barrier and go for larger sizes. Rumors have it that the company is readying two new iPhone models, packing 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch display sizes.
Lawsuits aimed at digital copyright infringements are mostly a result of an exaggerated sense of entitlement. That seems precisely the case with a musician seeking $5.2 billion in damages from Apple, Amazon and CDBaby.
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