Two of Apple's most-popular gadgets -- iPhone and iPod -- seem to have finally got competition. But Apple does not have much to worry. For, the competition comes from its very own True Wireless earbuds -- AirPods. According to a recent report from Strategy Analytics, Apple AirPods sales grew almost 100% year-on-year during 2019. The report further estimates that AirPods shipments hit 60 million during the year. Another impressive figure is the market share: AirPods are estimated to take over 50% of the global shipment of true wireless (TWS) headsets. And, as is the case with iPhone and Apple's other products, the report adds that AirPods took home a disproportionately high 71% of worldwide revenue of TWS sales. Incidentally, the TWS category saw a blazing 202% growth in the year. Little doubt then that thanks to AirPod sales, Strategy Analytics report sees Apple's non-iPhone revenues soaring. Coming to iPod, Apple was expected to sell $4 billion worth of AirPods in the 2019 holiday … [Read more...] about iPhone has got its biggest competitor, but why Apple is not worried
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So many devices, so little excitement From the jump, Apple seemed an odd addition to a lineup of players, all of whom were already in the content-creation business. Apple has never been interested in producing its own fare so much as using others’ content to promote its closed hardware ecosystem. But that hardware component was Apple’s claim to enter the derby. The company boasts two billion devices in pockets around the world. If just 10 percent of those users signed up after getting a free year of Apple TV+ with the purchase of a device, it would give the company 200 million subscribers worldwide, dwarfing Netflix’s 158 million. … [Read more...] about Apple TV+: Can it be saved before everyone’s free trials run out?
Assuming this information is true, the iWatch could steal the thunder of dedicated fitness gadgets like Nike's Fuelband, Fitbit's Flex, and the Jawbone Up, which feature more limited fitness tracking and phone synchronization capabilities. Apple already has some experience with sensors and tracking—the most recent iPhones and iPads all include Apple's M7, a dedicated low-power chip that can collect data from the devices' various sensors without waking up the main SoC. In a smaller, power-constrained device like a wristband or watch, the ability to collect and send this data without using the main processor will be very important, especially if the iWatch is also a general-purpose smartwatch like the Pebble Steel and not just a dedicated fitness gadget. … [Read more...] about FDA meeting, iOS 8 rumors point to fitness focus for Apple’s “iWatch”
Adds enhanced daily HR option to display HR reading on select watch faces. Setup via System - Sensor - Daily HR.Adds weather forecast feature based on the last 6 hours of air pressure changes.Adds Storm Alert feature for imminent weather changes. Setup via System > Sensors > Barometer.Adds navigation for Bike mode.Adds arrows during the breadcrumb navigation to indicate direction in case of forks and turnarounds.Also: Coros PACE GPS multisport watch review: Newcomers challenge Garmin, Suunto, and Polar with affordable offering … [Read more...] about COROS GPS sports watch update makes them track stars, new POD tracks run power and dynamics
Stories on Facebook-owned photo sharing app Instagram has received a new feature called Layouts that allows users to post multiple photos in single story just like a collage. The feature is now available on both Android and iOS version of the app. With this new feature, users will be able to make a collage of multiple photos in six collage choices that combine two-pictures, three-pictures, four and six pictures. The feature also allows to take an instant photo from both rear or front camera and add it to the selected collage format. If you haven’t tried the feature yet or unable to see the option in the Story section of the app, follow our step-by-step guide. To use this feature, you’ll need to download the latest version of the app. So head to Google Play Store or Apple App Store, search for Instagram and hit the Update button to initiate the process. If you have already updated the app, follow the step below. 1. Open Instagram app on your smartphone … [Read more...] about Here’s how to use new Instagram Layout feature in Stories