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Apple loosing popularity, 9 of 10 people use Android 

​According to the Strategy Analytics Smartphone market share report for Q3 2016, Android OS is leading the smartphone market with 87.5% share. This puts an Android device into the hands of every 9 out of 10 smartphone users. The global smartphone sales have increased but the situation is reverse for Apple.

trategy Analytics has released the latest report, Global S martphone OS Market Share by Region: Q3 2016 . According to the report , 375.4 million smartphones were sold globally in the third quarter of 2016. This includes devices running Android, iOS, Windows 10 Mobile and other operating systems.

The number of devices sold in Q3 2015 was 354.2 million and Strategy Analytics considers this as smartphone industry’s fastest growth rate for a year. The boost in the smartphone device sales can be credited to the rising adoption in developing countries like India, South Africa, countries in Middle East Africa, and others. In recent years, smartphone makers have observed India as a high potential market and have been developing specially crafted products according to the needs of the Indian customers.

The number of Android devices sold globally in Q3 2016 are 328.6 (from 298 million in Q3 2015) observing a year-over-year growth of 10.3%. Apple recently announced the sale of its 1 billionth iPhone but the figures for Q3 2016 aren’t satisfying. The number of iOS devices sold was 45.5 million (48 million in Q3 2015). There is a decrease in the sales for Apple but the latest iPhone 7 was launched last month and it is yet to make an impact on the total sales for the Cupertino-based company. Hopefully, the next quarter will do some wonders for them.

In terms of market share, Android is a true winner with a record market share of 87.5% – that’s roughly every 9 out of 10 smartphone users – escalating from 84.1% in Q3 2015. The iOS follows Android with 12.1% share after sliding down from 13.6% recorded in Q3 2015. Other mobile operating systems including Microsoft’s Windows and Samsung’s Tizen represent 0.3% (2.3% in Q3 2015) market share in Q3 2016.

It is no denying the fact that Android ecosystem has been proliferating at a tremendous pace since its release almost a decade ago. Samsung, HTC, and Sony can be credited for Android’s popularity in its initial years but in the recent years, the Android market has been dominated by low-cost Chinese smartphone companies like Xiaomi, OnePlus, Oppo, Gionee, etc. Google has also forayed into the hardware business with

Pixel and Pixel XL .

Strategy Analytics director Woody Oh says that hardware makers have been fascinated by Android’s low-cost services and user-friendly software. However, this has led to the existence of numerous devices with similar hardware eventually overcrowding the Android platform and reducing profits for hardware makers. He says that Google’s own Pixel devices are eating the pie from smartphone makers’ plate.

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Angry Guy Destroys iPhones And Macs In An Apple Store In France With Steel Ball

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TechNewsNation: A French man decided to vent his bad customer service experience by smashing iPhone and Macs with a steel ball. This weird incident took place in an Apple Store in France. Later, the police took the man into custody.
hat is the angriest thing that you’ve done after getting annoyed at the customer support. In an extreme situation, few of you might have yelled a bit.
But, this guy decided to take his rage to the next level. Earlier today, after getting mad over some unknown reason, a person walked into an Apple Store in Dijon, France. To everyone’s surprise, he started smashing various Apple products using a big steel ball.
In the video embedded below,
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you can see the guy walking around in the store and destroying iPhones and Macs. The other customers and employees are left stunned.
If you try to measure the damage, it would be around tens of thousands of dollars.
He is heard talking in French about “consumer’s right” and how Apple handled his support case. His rage comes to an end when a security personnel interferes and escorts him outside the store, according to Le Journal .
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iPhone 7 Explodes; Samsung and Apple now Producing Bombs ???

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Why need a bomb when you have an iPhone.📱??
Apple has copied a feature from Samsung that nobody asked for. Following the footsteps of Samsung Galaxy Note 7, an iPhone 7 Plus has exploded while it was in transit. The owner of the phone has posted the pictures online. Apple has contacted the owner and promised a replacement phone.
Samsung and Apple are the world’s biggest smartphone manufacturers. They are known to indulge into trading blows in the courtroom from time to time. After the dramatic rollback of the widespread explosion of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 aka “bomb”, the latest blast news comes from Apple. It looks like the recently released iPhone 7 decided to copy this feature from Samsung.
This alleged incident of iPhone 7 explosion was reported by Reddit user “kroopthesnoop” who posted a picture of an exploded matte black iPhone 7 Plus. Thankfully, this phone didn’t explode during use. Instead, the charring episode occurred while the iPhone was in transit.
Redditor claims that “something happened between the factory and delivery”. He even named his post “Running a little hot.”
At this moment, the details are scarce and nothing could be said with certainty. However, looking at the burnt device, one can guess that the source of fire might be an explosion in the battery.
An Apple executive contacted the owner and asked for more details. Later, the executive told that Apple will work with AT&T to send a replacement phone.

Here are some more photos of the exploded iPhone 7.

At the moment of writing this article, this is the only reported case of iPhone 7 explosion. It looks like, on this front, Samsung has managed to beat Apple, thanks to its wide array of deceased Note 7 devices.
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How Apple Got Slapped For Making Fun Of People Using Older Windows PCs.

 

apple makes fun of windows pc old calls sadTech News Nation: At its iPhone SE launch event, Apple compared its new iPad with older Windows computers and called it a perfect PC-replacement. In this process, Apple’s marketing VP Phill Schiller went on to call the old Windows PCs “sad”. As a result, the company had to face widespread criticism in media and social networks.

Yesterday, at its Spring Event 2016, Apple launched its cheapest iPhone yet in the form of iPhone SE. As usual, the Apple event attracted its fair share of controversy. While Apple launched some new and shiny products, the it didn’t refrain itself from making fun of Windows users.

So, here’s how it happened — At the event, everything was going fine. Apple’s worldwide marketing VP Phill Schiller said, “The majority of people coming to the iPad Pro are coming from a Windows PC. This is an amazing statistic.” Then, he took a moment to take a jab at the Windows users.

“There are over 600 million PCs in use today that are over five years old. This is really sad. These people could really benefit from an iPad Pro,” he said.

While Apple likes to launch multiple iDevices in a single year, there are a number of reasons why people choose not to buy a new PC. Talking about these reasons, the first and foremost one is the cost factor. There are so many people out there who can’t afford to buy a new PC. Instead, they choose to upgrade their PCs with new components and extend its life.

This insensitive comment made by Apple VP also contradicts company’s environment-friendly initiative. While “older” desktop PCs are upgradable machines, Apple constantly lures the users into buying new gadgets,

Well, Schiller is a marketing guy and it’s his job to make such statements to impress Apple shareholders. Whatever the case may be, the Twitter users were quick to slap Apple:

Steve Wozniak: “I Invented A Mac Virus But Destroyed It Because It Was So Scary”.

 

 

steve wozniak invented virus for mac computersTech News Nation:  Recently Steve Wozniak dropped by Conan Christopher O’Brien, an American comedian, writer and television host, at a late-night talk show on the cable channel TBS. While discussing the FBI case with Apple, he shared one of the most interesting stories about writing mac viruses back in his early days.

Recently, Conan Christopher O’Brien invited Steve Wozniak from Apple over a late-night talk show on the cable channel TBS. Apple’s ongoing battle with FBI over phone encryption was contemporaneous that time so it was very obvious that they would talk about the most improtant fight for data security.Steve Wozniak while discussing those matters revealed an interesting story about mac virus:

A couple of times in my life, I wrote something that could be a virus, that could have spread itself on Macintosh computers forever, and each time, I threw away every bit of code I’d written, I was so scared inside. You do not want to let something like that out.

In this case where FBI is demanding that Apple must unlock the San Bernadino shooting victim’s iPhone and the biggest tech giants like Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp are backing Apple against FBI.

Here is the video where Steve Wozniak talks about the mac virus he created:

 

Trump Wants You To Boycott Apple, Snowden Says Let’s Boycott T.

trumpsnowdenTechNewsNation: The Apple Vs. FBI battle is getting nastier each day as more details are surfacing on the horizon and new people taking part in the debate. Along the similar lines, after Donald Trump called for an Apple boycott, Snowden responded by tweeting — “can we boycott trump instead”.

When Donald Trump called for an Apple boycott, it won’t be wrong to assume that he didn’t think much. Apple’s refusal to open backdoors for FBI infuriated the presidential candidate and he took the Twitter route to express his rage.Earlier, the frontrunner of the Republican presidential nomination also spoke his views publicly at a rally. “First of all, Apple ought to give the security for that phone. What I think you ought to do is boycott Apple until such time as they give that security number,” he said.

“How do you like that? I just thought of that,” he continued.

After the event, he vowed to stop using iPhone if the company didn’t change its stance:

Previosuly Trump has expressed his anger by telling his supporters, “who do they think they are” and demanding that Apple should be forced to build “their damn computers and things in this country”.

Well, it seems that Edward Snowden got irritated by the intellectual remarks made by Mr. Trump and he responded via Twitter:

Can we expect a reaction from Mr. Trump?

Keeping in mind the past matters where Trump labeled Snowden a “grandstander” and indirectly suggested his execution, it won’t be surprising to see some more fireworks from Mr. Trump.

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Ever wondered what “i” in the iPhone stood for? The answer is here!

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This is what the ‘i’ in iPhone means

Apple has been naming its devices with a i prefix. We have the iMac, iPod, iTunes, iPhone, iPad all of which have the omnipresent “i” prefix since the release of the first iMac in 1998. Have you wondered what the “i” in all the prefixes means? Why Apple prefers naming its products starting with a “i”.

Well there have been many answers to this question. In fact last week, Internet has been abuzz with Apple fanboys remembering exactly what Apple’s “i” stands for. We briefly try to answer the question.

In 1998, at an Apple event in 1998, Steve Jobs introduced the iMac. Jobs explained the link between “i” and “Mac.”

“iMac comes from the marriage of the excitement of the Internet with the simplicity of Macintosh,” he said. “We are targeting this for the no. 1 use that consumers tell us they want a computer for, which is to get on the Internet simply and fast.”

In 1998, the “i” in iMac stood for Internet. Jobs followed these statements with a slide that expanded upon what else the “i” means to Apple:

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Besides Internet, Apple’s prefix also stood for individual, instruct, inform and inspire. It should be noted that Apple didnt have Internet in mind when naming the iPod and Internet in the “i” came much later.

When the iPhone was announced in 2007, one of its three key ingredients was Internet communication, bringing the “i” back to its original intended meaning of Internet. (The other two fundamentals were music and phone calls.)

Since then, “i” for Internet has lost the meaning because all the Apple products now have some form of Internet connectivity built in. But as Apple grows, the “i” has emerged has some soft of brand niche for Apple. Though it abandoned the “i” while branding its smartwatch and TV boxes. Instead of iWatch and iTV, we have Apple Watch and Apple TV.

But sooner or later, Apple will return to its iconic “i” because it sells!

Microsoft Trolled: Even Windows Phone Chief Uses An iPhone?

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Sometimes people do things out of passion but they are crazy about something else. The same case has come alive with Joe Belfiore, the Corporate Vice President at Operating Systems Group at Microsoft. His only trouble was that he posted a pic from his vacation using an iPhone.

 

Joe began his world tour in October 2015 last year. Well, everybody likes to share about the places through pictures and videos and so does Joe. But Joe did not realize that he was using an iPhone. There is nothing wrong in using iPhone when you are at one of the top most positions in a company working on Windows Phone.

 

Joe Belfiore was recently in Kyoto, Japan. From there, he twitted a picture from his trip. And that single photo brought a trolling session on Twitter when everyone knew that Joe was using an Apple’s iPhone.

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And the trolling begins…

A number of people began pointing out that he was using an iPhone and mocking him that he could not make a better Windows phone. Silent Joe could not say anything about that. He has avoided replying to those tweets but he is replying to unrelated tweets.

However, Jow wanted to explain it in the comment section on The Verge something like this:

To understand the benefits and drawbacks of a full ecosystem like Windows, Android, iOS — you have to LIVE IN IT. You have to feel its strengths and weaknesses, be let down, be delighted. And you can’t do that just “playing around” with a device for a couple of days. You have to learn the UI, upload your photos, use cross-device apps and tools… all of it.

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Apple’s Secret Design Lab Where It’s Working To Make iPhones Even Thinner.

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Earlier this year, Apple began working on a secret design lab in Taiwan that focused on making the next-gen displays for its future devices. The latest media reports have suggested that the lab has at least 50 engineers and other employees who are working on new LCD and OLED screen technologies to make the devices even thinner.

 

Just like every other smartphone company, Apple is working hard to make its future smartphone thinners and more powerful. This never ending quest of the smartphone makers is motivated further by users’ fantasies to own thinner devices. To achieve this goal, Apple has opened a new production laboratory in northern Taiwan.

 

The secret design lab of Apple is rumored to work on the new LCD and OLED screen technologies for the future Apple devices. Exposed by Bloomberg, this lab has at least 50 engineers and other employees working upon the new screens for iPads and iPhones.

It’s being reported that Apple has recruited the manpower from the local company AU Optronics Corp. and Qualcomm Inc. This lab began its functions earlier this year to make more advanced liquid-crystal displays and adopt the use of organic LEDs which don’t even need backlight.

This move by Apple is expected to reduce Apple’s dependency on its long-time suppliers like Samsung, LG, Sharp, and Japan Display. This report about outsourcing this job to the local manufacturers was soon reflected in the stocks of the companies that recorded a big jump.

“Shares of AU Optronics surged 7 percent, the most in four months, in Taipei and Innolux jumped 2.6 percent. Japan Display dropped 3.9 percent in Tokyo to the lowest in more than two months, and Sharp fell 1.6 percent,” writes Bloomberg.

However, Apple is yet to release any official statement about this secret facility in Taiwan. The reports suggest that Apple won’t be making this transition until the iPhone 8.

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Samsung Agrees To Pay Apple $548 Million For Copying iPhone Designs.

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As a result of the Apple vs. Samsung patent infringement case, Samsung has finally agreed to pay $548 million to the iPhone making company. The second of damages in Apple vs. Samsung case will be decided later in 2016. Read more to know about the payment arrangements.

According to the latest report from AppleInsider, Samsung has finally agreed to pay Apple $548,176,477 after they lost the famous iPhone-Galaxy patent dispute. The Korean company was sued by Apple in 2012 for infringing smartphone patents by copying the iPhone design.Back then, Apple took the route of courts and asked for $2.5 billion in damages and was awarded about $1 billion. In the further proceedings, the amount was whittled down to $930 million and ultimately $548 million.

 

Notably, Samsung’s earliest Galaxy phones looked a lot like iPhones and it fueled this court case. Later, Samsung made its lineup more diverse and it’s latest flagship Galaxy S6 Edge is an example of a radical redesign.

Samsung has confirmed that if Apple sends an invoice before this weekend, it’ll pay Apple $548 million before December 14th, according to the local Korea time.

Well, the story doesn’t end here. If the judgement is reversed at the later stage, Samsung reserves the right to reimburse the payments. The further damages in the Apple vs. Samsung case will be decided later in 2016.

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