Apple continues to the be the most dominant player in the tablet market but Samsung is closing in fast. Over the last year, iPad’s market share has plummeted by 16.1% while Samsung has gained five points to reach 22.3% of the market share.
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.
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.
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.
iPad users have looked forward to an iPad version of Office apps since forever. Microsoft finally released the apps a day ago and they have soared to wild popularity, grabbing the top chart spots for being the most popular iPad apps right now.
Apple unveiled 4th-generation iPad back in October 2012. However, later when Apple launched iPad Air, iPad 4 was discontinued. Reports have it that now iPad 4 is about to make a return as Apple poises it for iPad 2’s replacement.
Microsoft released Office for iPhone after a lot of rumors and speculation, leaving iPad users a tad bit disappointed. But the company had been working on an iPad version and reports have it that Office will land on iPad before July this year.
We have reported in the past how Turkey is gearing up for a massive educational project, involving a hefty purchase of tablets. Apple’s CEO Tim Cook has now landed in the country, in what many see as an occasion to discuss the $4 billion iPad deal.
It has been rumored for a while that Apple may be interested in a mobile payments service of its own. Now, sources close to the development say such a service would allow iPhone and iPad users to pay for physical goods and services.
Earlier we have seen thieves stealing Apple products by using a stolen car and breaking $100K Apple store door. It seems like Apple products are favorite to thieves. Lately, thieves have stolen $95,000 Apple products in a James Bond style from a moving truck!
Turkey is currently looking to replace the conventional classrooms with tablets and computers. Apple’s CEO, Tim Cook, is due to visit the country in February, hoping to persuade Turkey into finalizing iPad as its tablet of choice.
It has been a while since Nokia entered the tablet business but the company’s offerings have failed to gain any traction. To help with that, the company has now dished out an anti-iPad ad, touting how Apple’s slate can not be used under direct sunlight.
Amazon’s Cloud Drive Photos app has been around for a while, primarily released for iPhone. Although it has been available for iPad, the tablet version hasn’t exactly been great. Amazon has thankfully updated the iPad version to offer a better experience.
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