If the iPad is to use riot shield, iPod Touch could, thanks to its built-in speaker, psychologically destroy the enemy by bombing Gangnam Style. Or maybe you do not understand.
The news should be taken with caution, but our colleagues to Electronista , the Department of Defense is preparing to order a veritable army of iOS devices. We’re talking pretty surreal number of 650,000 units.
A priori, the order would consist of 120,000 iPad, iPad Mini 100,000, 200,000 and 210,000 iPhone iPod Touch different generations. And if you can clearly see what needs to be answered much of the equipment, if the iPod Touch is still a bit more complicated to decode. But we do not doubt the relevance of a choice that has certainly been well thought through decision makers dealing with heavy budget problems.
In the story, the big loser is Blackberry because the proposed order should be used to replace the 470,000 terminals Canadian business. However, the CEO of the firm said himself a few days ago that iOS was exceeded . To U.S. authorities, the ecosystem Blackberry 10 seems in any case much less convincing.
Since the end of last week, Apple has added information relating to the inclusion of purchases integrated into applications. Below the button showing the price or the word “free” to start downloading the application, Apple now displays “Includes integrated shopping.” This information appears on the App Store via iTunes on Mac and PC, but also directly on iOS devices.
Apple recently settled a dispute amicably concerning purchases made by a child for several thousand dollars within the same application. This amendment is intended to clarify things even vis-à-vis users, clearly indicating that the application in question has paid additional content. This new test should also allow Apple to refine parental controls on iOS devices disappear by example applications with integrated shopping the App Store.
As mentioned, the launch of iOS 6 operating system, Apple has stopped the contract with Google, and built its own Maps application. These maps have experienced many failures in navigation in the wrong location and many other application problems. Following these failures Apple changes the situation by acquiring a number of companies engaged in the maps. Apple closed a deal and acquired WiFiSlam Overall for 20 million.
WiFiSLAM company has developed an application that allows to smartphones inside buildings. The company uses satellites that provide the exact location. WiFiSLAM company appointed a small group of Google
engineers are composed of former graduates of Stanford University. This is a logical acquisition in order to compete with Google in the mapping that it is weaker there. Due to the fact that Google recently offered navigation services within buildings, such as museums, shopping centers and historical sites, it combines Apple’s technology WiFiSlam its maps service.
Apple spokesman acknowledges and states that “Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time”
According to data published in a blog post of serious research firm NPD DisplaySearch, Apple would provide out approximately 55 million iPad Mini and “only” 33 million iPad’s classic production lines in 2013.
The explanation is actually quite simple: 7.4 million iPad 9.7 “delivered in December 2012, the Cupertino company would have risen to an alarming 1.3 million in January 2013. Whilst their side, tablets like Google Nexus 7 or iPad Mini would be increased from 12 to 14 million. Clearly: the market seems clearly prefer smaller formats, which also have the advantage of being cheaper.
However, these figures also reveal the probable drastic increase in iPad sales from a total of 58.31 to 88,000,000, an increase of 29.69 million tablets passed. And if the profit margin on the sale of an iPad Mini is perhaps less important than a conventional model, life will undoubtedly do no less beautiful for CASH Apple.
June 2012: Apple announces that it has sold 130 million digital books via iTunes or iBooks app. A little over two years later, in October 2012, the total would reach 400 million copies sold. In just 16 months, Apple would be able to sell 270 million ebooks or an average of 17 million units per month. And $ 1.8 billion of revenue in the key.
Posted by Horace Dediu analyst, these figures are very interesting. If the books are far from iOS applications the number of copies downloaded, they are also much more expensive (often more than 10 euros for the most downloaded) and therefore relate a lot of money. However, the analyst prefers to base its calculation on the basis of an average price of just under 7 euros. Logic methodology since it takes to balance the free downloads books to balance everything.
Of the $ 1.8 billion of revenue generated, therefore keep Apple, according to the analyst, about 500 million. And during that time, some still claim saint recently that the digital book is the Apocalypse.
Macotakara, Japanese blog rumors never stingy with lettuce, attracts the spotlight this weekend. Why? Simply because it uses the iPhone 5S + combo infallible low-cost iPhone.
And it says what? The hypothetical low-cost iPhone could be assembled with a polycarbonate shell, but keep the design features of the iPhone 5 today, while being slightly thinner. The home button is still in the game, and Apple would strike a cost that would allow him, after margins, sell the smartphone priced at about $ 330 to the consumer.
And regarding the iPhone 5S, it would build on a larger screen than the current iPhone 5 – or 4.5 “against 4″ – but do not go out in 2013 as some thought, but rather in 2014. Finally, the optical sensor is back with not one, but two LED flash. It is very light stuff, but who knows.
Apple has long established programs to equip students with a maximum design computers. A policy that pays off, since Mac student becomes potentially a worker on Mac.
The university sector is important for Apple, which has released some figures about it. Already, we learn that iTunes U – available in 30 countries – just recorded its billionth download. As a reminder, it is a platform for higher education institutions, who can post content they create to make them available to other researchers and students. Apple is pleased to see that the mayonnaise is also outside of the United States, with 60% of downloads made outside the USA. The largest contributors to iTunes U are still the American universities, in which we find the head and MIT Cambridge Boston, or Duke and Yale.
Another impressive figure, the number of iPad sold by Apple through its education sector. In total, there are actually 8 million iPad were sold to students at TechCrunch Apple confesses, including 4.5 million in the United States. And iPad sales would go to students that accelerates, what the health of the iPad mini is not necessarily foreign.
EA has finally released on the App Store one of the most anticipated titles of the year: Real Racing 3. As a couple of weeks ago, this game EA wants to become the new benchmark for automotive simulations of mobile devices, offering an application that makes graphics and ease of play his two strengths. Real Racing 3 is added to the long list of new games freemium, ie playable for free, but with in-app purchases, which allow you to buy coins for a fee. This currency will be used to reduce the time of repair of the car.
The car park is the largest ever, with manufacturers such as Porsche, Lamborghini, Dodge, Bugatti and Audi. We can put the wheel of over 45 race cars to test our skills in a full grid of 22 cars, first for the games category on mobile. For the first time, also in the series of Real Racing, we can compete on a very wide range of real-world tracks, including the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Silverstone, Hockenheimring and many others.
For the sixth consecutive year, despite the recent slump in the prices of shares and despite the criticism arising from the new Maps in iOS 6, according to Fortune, Apple is the most admired companies in the world, followed by Google and Amazon. The ranking score expresses collected by interviewing senior managers and analysts.
This score is then added to the opinions expressed by the same Fortune about the degree of innovation, product quality and corporate social responsibility in the race. And so, this year, Apple ranks first, getting the highest score in all categories. The scoring is therefore carried out an assessment of all the most important aspects of a multinational company including innovation, management, social responsibility, financial soundness, quality of products and services, global competitiveness and other yet. The Fortune includes companies that are in all industry sectors, for example the fourth place we find Coca-Cola and the fifth Starbucks.
While the Pentagon was previously heavily equipped BlackBerry, the U.S. administration will now open its doors to iPhone and Android devices. Indeed, the Pentagon announced the opening of its secure network to mobile devices Apple and Google. This should be more than 100,000 iPhone, iPad, Android smartphones and tablets that should be used on the network in February 2014.
Currently, the Pentagon’s network account for only 470,000 BlackBerry, 41,000 iOS and 8700 Android smartphones /tablets. With the opening of the two mobile operating systems most popular in the market, the Pentagon wants above all to simplify the work of its employees. A specific application store is also developed in-house to propose appropriate software for both platforms. Ultimately, the Pentagon’s network should be able to withstand 8 million connected devices.