Apple may be preparing a massive Apple Watch launch for 2015, a new report from Digitimes indicates, citing unnamed sources at LG Display. Apparently, Apple will order as many as 5 million AMOLED displays each month for the Watch, with sources revealing that Apple wants to sell as many as 50 million units next year. Interestingly, the report goes on to say that Apple decided not to purchase any displays from Samsung, even though the Korean giant’s AMOLED technology for mobile devices has been praised in recent reviews.
Over the past year, Samsung has announced a mind-numbing six different smartwatches that run on four different platforms and none of them so far have come close to being hits. This fact isn’t lost on Jeff Williams, who serves as Apple’s senior vice president for operations and who was chosen to be the project lead for the Apple Watch. In an interview with Bloomberg Businessweek, Williams takes a dig at Samsung’s approach to flooding the market with gobs of different gadgets and hoping that one of them will manage to stick.
Even though Apple was late to announce its first smartwatch compared to its rivals and its Apple Watch will hit stores only at some point next year, the company has been working on its wrist gadget for quite a long time, a new Bloomberg Businessweek profile on Apple reveals.
Earlier this week, PayPal joined a long line of companies that sought to mock, belittle or bash Apple in marketing messages in an effort to promote competitive offerings. Focusing on the recent “Nudegate” scandal in which hundreds of nude photos and videos of celebrities were leaked as a result of iCloud breaches, Paypal posted a promotional note suggesting that because iCloud was hacked using brute force attacks, Apple’s new mobile payment service Apple Pay is not secure.
Apple has kept iPhone pricing in place rather than increase it for the iPhone 6, even while offering more storage to users – in fact, the 64GB and 128GB iPhone 6 models purchased either on-contract or off-contract are cheaper than their corresponding predecessor – though it also introduced the more expensive iPhone 6 Plus versions this year. However, Apple appears to be paying a lot more than in previous years to make the handsets, a new Quartz report reveals.
Tired of watching unbalanced videos that you’ve shot on your Android phone? Don’t worry about it — just install Horizon, a brilliant new Android app that will keep your camera steady at a horizontal angle no matter how you’re holding your phone. This means that you’ll be able to hold your phone upright in portrait mode and still shoot videos that give you a nice wide horizontal landscape.
Whether you’re currently in the process of downloading iOS 8 or you’re trying to uncover all the hidden features that Apple didn’t highlight before release, you probably haven’t had a chance to try out many of the new third-party keyboards which have just begun to populate the App Store. Thankfully, MacRumors has put together a list of all the best keyboards for your perusal.
Remember Boston Dynamics’ robot cheetah that can run at speeds topping 28 mph on a treadmill indoors, and which now belongs to Google? Well, that’s not the only robot cheetah in town, as MIT also has developed a similar robot, MIT News reports. And as seen in an awesome new video, this crazy robotic cheetah can now run around outside without being tethered.
Samsung’s TV commercials aren’t only about bashing Apple products – or only about flagship smartphones for that matter – as the company has unveiled a new ad for the Galaxy Tab S tablet featuring well-known celebrities Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard.
Microsoft has done a lot of work to make its popular Office software work well on both iOS and Android over the last year but now the company is making Android and iOS-compatible hardware as well. Microsoft this week took the wraps off its new Universal Mobile Keyboard, a new tablet accessory that will give you a Surface-style keyboard for your Windows, iOS or Android tablet.
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