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The iPhone 8 Will Recognize Your Face Instantly and Here Is How

The face recognition technology, which is supposed to take the place of the Touch ID fingerprint recognition on iPhone 8, will be seriously quick and efficient. The face recognition technology of the Apple iPhone 8 smartphones has been suggested to work seriously fast. Looking at the statement made by Samsung about the OLED screens produced for the iPhone 8, the face recognition measurement will be done at a millionth of a second.

How will Phone 8 face recognition technology work?

According to the recent information, the Touch ID fingerprint identification technology will be abandoned on the iPhone 8 model, and will be switched to face recognition technology to authorize unlocking and Apple Pay. For user satisfaction Apple must offer this technology in a way that works flawlessly.

iPhone 8 Face Recognition
iPhone 8 Face Recognition

This new face recognition scanner with 3D sensors will detect the face of the user in depth and will do it for as little as a million of a second. On the other hand, the source of this information is not given. This facial recognition system is not thought to have been produced by Samsung, but it is likely that the company has knowledge of the entire screen assembly.

The Wall Street Journal says the system will use infrared and work on it in both dark and low light conditions. Depth sensing technology, often referred to as structured light, sprinkles thousands of tiny infra-red dots to one’s face or any other target. By reading the distortions in this point area, the camera obtains super consistent depth of knowledge. These infrared points are said to be a system that allows only the smartphone camera to see, not the people, and allows the phone to be opened even in the dark.

Price comparison for iPhone 8

We will inform you considering the price comparison of iPhone 8 as soon as the information is shared officially. This face recognition technology may be a factor to increase the prices for iPhone 8.

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Apple Product Prices Comparison Is A Big Deal, So How Apple Sets The Prices?

Comparing the prices and the features of electronics can be useful because there are many factors to set them. Apple iPhone phones are sold all over the world. But globally, there is no recommended price in every country and they are priced according to economic conditions. Apple product prices comparison can be interesting in any ways as these economic sanctions are causing the phone to have different price tags that cost a little many dollars. If you are curious about the price difference between countries selling iPhone in the world, let us take you here.

Apple product prices comparison

First of all, as many other products, we know that labor, logistics, marketing and advertising prices have been added to the cost of an electronic product. Of course, a profit share is put on them. But these factors, as well as the country’s electronic tax payers, luxury consumption or private consumption taxes, added value percentages are added to the difference between the naked cost of the product.Apple Product Prices Comparison

This also applies to iPhone without exception. Let’s have a look at Apple product price comparison closer. An example is that an iPhone in the US is equivalent to 1.6 per cent of a family budget of 4 people, which is 39.3 per cent for Indonesia.

The iPhone 7, which has a big market in China, sells for 807.66 USD. In Russia, 900.83 USD is covers the price to buy this device.

It is possible to get the iPhone 7 in the USA for 649 USD, in Norway for 934.10 USD,in the Philippines for 737.01, in Italy for 939.62 USD and in France for 904.34 USD. A family in Indonesia can get 2 iPhones with 39% of annual income, but this percentage is equivalent to 63 iPhones in the US. In Turkey, the annual income is only 7 percent of people who own one iPhone 6.

27 per cent of the price of an iPhone 6 in Turkey is taxed by the state. In this case, the state is making more money than most technology companies such as Sony, SanDisk, LG and so on which are producing parts of an iPhone 6 device. This situation is not special for Turkey!

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Is There A Chance For The $1,000 iPhone 8 To Be Sold?

According to rumors, the iPhone 8 is expected to be around $1000. Will the device, which will be the most expensive iPhone produced to date, be bought by consumers?

The iPhone 8 will officially be introduced next month. Until today, it is expected that the phone will be between $ 1000 and $ 1200 as known from the leaked data. So the question of “will customers-to-be be attracted enough to pay this price for iPhone 8?” arises. Let’s have a look at the results of a survey.

The phone may be of low interest

According to survey results conducted by Barclays, only 11% of respondents said they would get an iPhone worth a thousand dollars. Many of the respondents want a cash price of around $582 or a plan to pay $48 for 12 month.

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Of course, we have to consider that the results of this survey do not reflect. But the high price tag will be an important point for consumers in every way. In the meantime, there are some situations for investors not to worry for the time being. For example, the iPhone 7s models, which are expected to be introduced along with the iPhone 8 models, can achieve a successful sales figure.

Finally, the “iPhone Upgrade” program, which Apple carries out to upgrade consumers to the new iPhone, can lead to successful sales of the product despite the high price tag.

The definitive iPhone 8 features

The frameless iPhone 8 design with the images shared by Benjamin Geskin for the first time in April was confirmed by HomePod software. According to the feature details revealed through the HomePod software, the Face ID feature will work so well that it can quickly perform facial recognition even when the device is on the table (without affecting viewpoint).

Troughton-Smith confirmed that the status bar on iPhone 8 would look like it looks.

HomePod software also revealed the camera details of the iPhone 8. Accordingly, both the front and back of the iPhone 8 will shoot 60 FPS 4K videos. Apple has made an important camera development with iPhone 7 Plus. With the iPhone 8, we can say that Apple is playing the summit considering the camera.

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Feature of Facial Recognition in iPhone 8 Goes Beyond The Expectation

iPhone 8 has already become very popular thanks to the rumors before the launch of the new device. New information has been released about the innovations that will be introduced with the iPhone 8. How much is iPhone 8? What are the best features of iPhone 8? This time Apple seems to have worked hard for the iPhone 8 in terms of facial recognition features. The features that Apple will offer along with iPhone 8 continue to evolve as the HomePod firmware’s codes are reviewed. The last detail is about the iPhone 8 facial recognition features.

Powerful facial recognition

Developer Guilherme Rambo shared on the Twitter account what the iPhone 8 can do with face detection. Accordingly, iPhone 8 will be able to provide authorization for Apple Pay payments with face identification. Moreover, it is possible to record more than one face, such as in Touch ID Technology, and to access third party applications with this new layer of security.

Considering the Pearl code name that Apple uses for facial recognition in iPhone 8, the string “numerofAppsUsingPearl” in a line of code references indicates that third-party applications will also be able to access the facial recognition function, and that can take place of passwords. In this sense, the facial recognition was formed with the expectation that the Touch ID could take its place completely. In addition, it is foreseen that both front and rear cameras may have the face recognition feature.

The price of iPhone 8

From the Apple HomePod firmware software to the present, the iPhone 8 design, infrared-based face detection features, split status bar, touch screen wake-up and new SmartCamera functions and much more. One another thing that matters about the phone is the price of iPhone 8. So, how much will iPhone 8 be priced. As far as we know, it will be priced between $850 and $1,200 in the US.

Now Apple has yet to confirm any of these. So we can say that these are just assumptions. How exactly it will be implemented remains to be seen, but hopefully Apple will have something official for us soon.

 

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The 5th iOS 11 Beta Is Available Now: “A giant step for iPhone.”

Apple has released its fifth beta version for iOS 11, which hosts major innovations. The test process continues for iOS 11, which has been announced by Apple during WWDC 2017 event and is exciting for iPhone and iPad users with dozens of different innovations. Continuing to stick to the two-week update period, Apple released iOS 11 Beta 5 on August 7th, after the fourth beta release on July 24th.

iOS 11 Beta 5

Let’s take a look at the changes that come with the fifth beta release of iOS 11, which will be released concurrently with the new iPhone model in September. Here is what Apple says about iOS 11:

iOS 11 sets a new standard for what is already the world’s most advanced mobile operating system. It makes iPhone better than before. It makes iPad more capable than ever. And now it opens up both to amazing possibilities for augmented reality in games and apps. With iOS 11, iPhone and iPad are the most powerful, personal, and intelligent devices they’ve ever been.

The testing is now for iOS 11 Beta 5!

With an update of about 300 MB, iOS 11 Beta 5 is hosting the same bug fixes and improvements as its predecessors. We have to remind that owners of iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPad 3 and iPad 4 will not be able to take advantage of iOS 11 because the devices with only 64 bit support are supported.

To install the iOS 11 Beta 5 update for developers, you need to install the UDID record of your device or the developer profile. Here are the devices that can install the iOS 11 update:

  • iPhone 5s, iPhone SE, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPad Air, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 4, 9.7 inch iPad, iPad Pro, 9.7 inch iPad Pro, 10.5 inch iPad Pro

Since Apple’s iOS 11 is still in beta stage, iOS devices may experience stability issues such as hanging, application incompatibilities, resetting. If you have a problem with these types of devices, it’s a good idea to make a backup before you load your device to reload your device after a lower slot is available to reset your device.

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iPhone 7 Is Apparently The Most Popular Model

Apple is always attracting so many people all over the world with iPhones, iPads, MacBooks and so on. Now, let’s talk about iPhone models. According to a recent study, iPhone 7 is the most popular model of Apple users. What does the study tells us more?

The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus accounted for 81% of all U.S. iPhone sales during the three-month period ending July 1, with a reference to Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP). Individually, the iPhone 7 accounted for 47% of total Apple smartphone sales while the iPhone 7 Plus accounted for 34%.

These numbers are quite better than older iPhone models. The CIRP data indicates that during the same quarter in 2016, when was iPhone 6S was the latest model, 34% of iPhones sold were older models. In this latest quarter, just 19% of iPhone sales were legacy versions. This is huge!

“With lengthening upgrade cycles and a growing percentage of owners with the most recently released models, continued platform switching will be important to the success of the next iPhones,” CIRP partner and co-founder Josh Lowitz said.

iPhone 7 offers a lot to the users

iPhone 7’s best features making the phone chosen by Apple users are mostly, design, power, display, storage, battery life, camera and so on.

Apple’s  iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus have a number of improvements to the design. For example, the antennas have been redesigned to make them look better. It is also powered by a new A10 Fusion SoC and is 50% faster. Updated Retina HD displays are 25% brighter with enhanced color management.

iPhone 7 price comparison

iPhone 7’s price is subject to change considering the storage with alternatives of 32GB, 128GB and 256GB. United States offers the best prices with EUR 551.20 for 32GB, EUR 636.13 for 128GB and EUR 721.06 for 256GB. Japan, United Arab Emirates, Canada and Hong Kong follow United States.

The highest prices for iPhone 7 is in Brazil with EUR 948.93, EUR 1057.41, EUR 1165.89 and Turkey prices are almost the same as Brazil.

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iOS 10.3.3 Is Available Now: What is New?

Apple completed the testing process for iOS 10.3.3, bringing the final version to users. So what does iOS 10.3.3 offer to iPhone and iPad users? Apple had released the very first beta update for iOS 10.3.3, right after iOS 10.3.2, which it released in May.

The brand offered six beta forms in about two months, and at last they are done with the testing procedure and iOS 10.3.3 is now available for iPhone and iPad users. The new iOS version, which comes with an update of about 140 MB, offers minor enhancements compared to iOS 10.3.2. It apparently focuses on overall error correction and security updates as opposed to new features. The only innovation coming with this version is three wallpapers that are special to the 12.9-inch iPad Pro.

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iPhone and iPad users can install iOS 10.3.3 by following Settings> General> Software Update, or using iTunes.


Should You Upgrade To iOS 10.3.3?

Apple iOS 10.3.3 might be little however it is vital. The security fixes are important and it has no major new bugs, at any rate none which have so far ended up being more than segregated occurrences.

The flipside is iOS 10.3.3 releases rather excessively numerous bugs, particularly on the off chance that it is (not surprisingly) the last arrival of iOS 10. iPhone 5, iPad 4 and sixth era iPod touch clients will be baffled to be left with these forever.


What is Next?

By and by I have a sneaking doubt Apple may even now push out iOS 10.3.4, however there is right now no indication of it in beta testing and discharges typically cover.

All discussion now will concentrate on iOS 11. With a vigorously upgraded iPhone 8 propelling close by it, iOS 11 changes both how iPads work and is required to convey an all new Function Area for iPhones – whether all models get the last mentioned, be that as it may, will be worth viewing.

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Does Apple Re-Offer Nostalgic iPod Mini On Online Store?

Apple made a surprise for their long-term users with reappearance of nostalgic iPod on Apple’s website in Singapore. iPod minis, that Apple stopped producing 12 years ago, were available to ship in 2 or 3 weeks. There was no upgrade, the device was as it was released in February 2005 – with color alternatives of blue, green, pink and silver and storage alternatives of 4GB and 6 GB. This is second-generation models of iPod born in 2005, nothing younger.

iPod minis’ life was a pretty short one, lasting until the appearance of iPod nano in September 2005. And, in the same way, its second appearance lasted very short (like a few hours this time), too.

iPod Nano
iPod Nano

What is the real news about iPod?

Actually, iPod mini felt like an illusion, on the other hand removal of iPod nano and iPod shuffle from the official website and online store around the world is a real thing. For now, it appears the iPod nano and iPod shuffle are still available to purchase at many Apple Stores and other resellers, but that likely won’t be the case for too much longer. From now on, iPod touch continues its way on its own with two different storage alternatives of 32GB and 128 GB and color alternatives of space gray, blue, gold, pink and silver.

The last update for iPod nano was in 2012 and iPod shuffle in 2010, while iPod touch was updated in July 2016 with an A8 chip and an 8-megapixel rear camera.

A8 chip, 8MP iSight camera, 5 stunning colors.

Here is how Apple mentions iPod touch in the official website:

To enhance your music experience even more, Apple Music is available on your iPod touch, right in the Music app.


Whether you like fast-paced action, amazingly detailed strategy games, or beautifully intricate puzzles, iPod touch offers the ultimate mobile gaming experience.


This desktop-class chip features GPU performance up to 10 times faster than the previous-generation iPod touch — so the graphics in your favorite games are more responsive and look more vivid than ever before — and CPU performance is up to six times faster. And you get the same great battery life, with up to 40 hours of music and 8 hours of video playback

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Infographic: 6 Good Reasons To Buy An iPhone 7

The reasons to buy an iPhone 7 are countless, along with reasons not to buy one. This is why you have to think more than twice before the purchase. All the most popular and chosen mobile phones have many pros and cons, so you have to decide which pros are important to you and which cons can be ignored.

Here is the pros of iPhone 7:

Why To Buy an iphone 7
Why To Buy an iphone 7

Increased Battery Size

iPhone 7 with 14 % more space offers 2 hours longer usage. Battery is one of the biggest problems in the times of technology. Luckily, the axing of the headphone jack means more space for battery. 14% more space equals to upping the overall size to 1955mAh.

Basic Storage Options

The basic storage option has doubled to 32GB. So upgraders are effectively getting an extra 16GB of storage for free. This was one of the most common complaints about Apple products. Now, the situation seems to get better.

Easy To Use

iPhone is still the easiest phone to use by far with no separate app drawer for your apps. Everything is simple and there is no need to go long way to reach an application. It is fast and clear.

Updates

All iPhone owners can update to the latest version of iOS since day 1 including iPhone 7. It is an option to update it or not. There is a fact that iPhone requires regular updates for making use of the latest features, while you do not have upgrade your device in case when you are good with less features.

Water Resistance

Good news for long-standing iPhone users looking to upgrade to the iPhone 7: it’s water resistant, but, that doesn’t mean salt water. Taking your phone into the sea for some underwater shots will not give what you expect. So, watch out!

Beautiful Design

Apple products are always designed in a simple style and they win the battle in term of beauty. Apple gives the expectation considering the design with iPhone 7, too.

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iPhone 7 or Galaxy S8: Which Is The One For You?

Samsung and Apple are really good competitors on the market of smart phone, considering the hesitation of users between Galaxy S8 and iPhone 7? If you are planning to buy a smart phone of high technology, you must consider both Galaxy S8 and iPhone 7 for many reasons.

To begin with, they both are the ground shaking devices of the year 2017. A review in terms of displays and design might be helpful for you to decide on the one for you although there are many other features to compare and contrast. Let’s start!

iPhone 7 vs Galaxy S8
iPhone 7 vs Galaxy S8

Display

  • Galaxy S8: 5.8-inch Super AMOLED, 2960 x 1440 pixels (570 ppi pixel density), 83.6% screen-to-body ratio, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • iPhone 7: 4.7-inch LED-backlit IPS LCD, 1334 x 750 pixels (326 ppi), 65.6% screen-to-body ratio

Bigger is not always better. So the difference of the sizes can be ignored for a general saying. However, Samsung seems to win iPhone considering brightness and resolution. Its OLED ‘Infinity Display’ is apparently brighter and sharper than iPhone 7’s LCD Retina Display. The screen is also protected against scratches with Corning Gorilla Glass 5. On the other hand, for a longer battery life, you need to reduce the resolution to 2220 x 1080 which is still higher than Apple’s product.

Design

  • Galaxy S8: 148.9 x 68.1 x 8.0 mm (5.86 x 2.68 x 0.31-inch), 155g (5.36 oz)
  • iPhone 7: 138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1 mm (5.44 x 2.64 x 0.28 in) and 138 g (4.87 oz)

iPhone has the power of a more durable aluminum back while both phones are water and dust resistant. However, this common feature is not an evolution in this time of high technology. Even though iPhone 7 is stronger at some point, the screen-to-case ratio is still very low compared to its rival. The 65.6% screen-case ratio is really too much comparing with the Galaxy S8 with 84.2 screen-case ratio. Other than that, Apple’s new smartphone is criticized for its design lines because it is not different from previous models.

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Apple iOS 10.3.2: Is It A Good Idea To Upgrade Your Device

As we all know from the previous iOS 10 releases, iOS 10.3.2 is also compatible with the iPhone 5 or later, iPad 4 or later and the 6th generation iPod touch or later. In total, Apple iOS 10.3.2 seems to have updated all iOS 10-compatible devices.The size of iOS 10.3.2 varies depending on which device you own, basically between 150-200MB. If you are intereseted, you can update your device by navigating to Settings > General > Software Update.

Apple iOS 10.3.2 offers good features

What Apple cares most for the updates is security bugs as their reputation for not being very secure is world-wide.  Here is how Apple announced the iOS 10.3.1 giving signs of their effort to eliminate all the bugs in software:

“iOS 10.3.2 includes bug fixes and improves the security of your iPhone or iPad.”

Apple’s ‘30% Battery Bug’ still continues and keeps affecting users in a negative way as well as Touch ID errors. However, we cannot deny that there are some improvements like removal of the long running 5GHz WiFi bug.

Should I upgrade to iOS 10.3.2?
Should I upgrade to iOS 10.3.2?

There are two main security issues with Apple found in iBooks. Onthewire reports “One of the vulnerabilities could allow a malicious book file to open any website without permission, while the other could let an application execute arbitrary code with root privileges.” This bug is a serious one that means a real trouble with your device and all the information in it.

Should I install iOS 10.3.2?

So what will we do: install it or not? There are plenty of reasons to consider installing iOS 10.3.2 on your device, but there are also some reasons to wait for it. For a better security in calls, contacts, texts, and emails you can install the new version. Also, App support is a good reason to upgrade your device along with having more free space.

On the other hand, wait for a while if you are traveling or if you are not sure about a change in your device. It will not be a big loss to wait until you are ready.

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Useful Facts on iPhone 8 That You Need To Know

Apple will launch its the most radically designed and the most expensive iPhone soon. Yes, we are talking about iPhone 8. According to the latest news on iPhone 8, it has some problems for now as well as many attracting features. Let’s have a look at iPhone 8 in this post!

Apple seems to offer many upgrades

Recently, we heard that Apple is struggling to get wireless charging and quick charging on iPhone 8. This would be a great development, for sure! However, this is not the reason for iPhone 8 being very expensive. Here is why: The move to OLED. 3D Touch sensors work on LTPS TFT-LCD display panels of the iPhone, but 3D Touch solution for OLED panels entails bonding of a glass cover on the front and back side of an OLED panel each to reinforce the fragile OLED panel. OLED adds tens of dollars.

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In addition, 3D sensing technology is another upgrade in iPhone 8, which adds $20 along with around  $30 upgraded memory. Combined with the new 3D Touch module, these areas total roughly $100. The design of iPhone 8 has also been radically changed. This means Apple paid relatively higher costs for this design process.

iPhone 8 will not be launched soon

Probably due to many upgrades, the date for launching iPhone 8 will not be earlier than the year of 2018, a year later than expected. We cannot be sure but, all the upgrades and features expected for iPhone 8 might be a reasonable cause for the delay.

Here is a list of the expected upgrades of the new iPhone:

  • Front-facing Touch ID beneath the display.
  • 4mm bezels around the entire edge of the device.
  • 2.5D contoured glass on the front and back of the device surrounded by a metal frame.
  • Wireless charging.
  • Same dimensions as the iPhone 7.
  • 5.8-inch OLED display.
  • ‘Invisible’ front-facing camera hidden underneath the display.
  • Large power button featuring two points of contact.

 

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What Is This Little Hole Next To The Rear Camera?

Some iPhone models have a small mysterious hole next to the rear camera lens. You may have never noticed before, but this hole serves a very important purpose. Upon realizing how unknown this part of some iPhone models is, we decided to talk about this in our blog post.

You might not have noticed that the mysterious hole that iPhones have next to the rear camera because of the fact that it is so small. It also is not remarkable. So, probably you have never wonder about this. Let us tell you the truth: The triple microphone configuration continues on all devices with the launch of the iPhone 5 in 2012. In short, this hole is actually a microphone. Anyone surprised?

A Hole Cooperating Siri and Google Now

This microphone, along with the camera, also helps voice recognition, which is becoming more and more important with the popularity of virtual assistants such as Siri and Google Now.

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The microphone next to rear camera

If you think that microphones do not perform as well as they should, Apple can explain how to test microphones in this way:

“To test the primary microphone at the bottom of the iPhone, open Voice Memos and tap the recording icon, then talk to the microphone and touch the play icon to play the recording.If you can hear your voice clearly, your primary microphone is solid.

If your voice is weak when you are using the loudspeaker during a call, make sure your microphones are not blocked.

If the voices in the video recordings go out or if Siri does not hear you, make sure your microphone is not turned off by the rear camera. ”

If you have problems with the tests, you can take your phone to an authorized service as it is one of the basic features to be used in your iPhone.

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iPad Pro Product Review

Apple recently unveiled a new iPad Pro whose prices are starting from USD 614.24 in Japan up to USD 1551.69. Actually, the new model is an alternative to 9.7-inch iPad Pro offering a larger screen – 10.5-inch Retina display.The larger screen means Apple can now display a full-size keyboard on-screen, and has also managed to keep the weight at 477g. The new iPad Pro has a more powerful processor, and better cameras. The new iPad Pro comes with the same 12-megapixel OIS-enabled camera as the iPhone 7. You can capture and edit 4K video, too, and the front-facing camera has also been upgraded.

What is good in the new iPad Pro is striking with its faster performance and a brighter screen than the model it replaces, at a price that’s about half as much as the iPad Pro. It is also easier to use as a result of the integration between the hardware, software and App Store. What is bad in the new iPad Pro is that it is a little thicker and accordingly heavier.

“These are by far the most powerful iPads we’ve ever created with the world’s most advanced displays featuring ProMotion, the powerful new A10X Fusion chip and the advanced camera system of iPhone 7,” said Greg Joswiak, Apple’s vice president of Product Marketing. “Together with iOS 11 these new iPad Pro models will radically change what users can do with iPad.”

The impressive, upgraded Retina show in iPad Pro components ProMotion, another innovation for scrolling, more prominent responsiveness and smoother movement content. With ProMotion, Apple Pencil is significantly more responsive with an industry-best, 20-millisecond idleness for considerably more liquid and characteristic drawing. Advancement likewise enhances show quality and decreases control utilization via consequently altering the show invigorate rate to coordinate the development of the substance. The iPad Pro is offered in Silver, Space Gray, Gold, and Rose Gold options.

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Research Reveals: Windows Users Seem To Switch To Mac Soon

According to the research of U.S. computer owners, 21% of Windows laptop users are planning to switch to Mac soon, while just 2% of Mac owners say that they will use Windows.

In the next 6 – 24 months, many Windows users seem to buy a Mac. We can categorize these people as those with their high income brackets (around $150k plus), those with lower earnings in their teens and twenties with a possibility of increasing income. These detail are not surprising considering Apple’s modern and cool products.

A comparison: Mac vs Windows

The question of “should I prefer Mac or Windows?” lasts for many years across the world. Both sides have many advantages and disadvantages.

Mac has offered various innovative designs such as MacBook, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro etc since the first design of iMac in 1998. What remains the same with Apple products is the simple and cool design. On the other hand, Windows was not known to be a “nice-looking” technology until recent past. Now, there are ultra-slim and simple-designed devices for Windows as manufacturers have realized that people do not like wild and wacky devices.

One of the best things about Windows devices at the moment is that they offer such variety to users: gaming rigs, ultra slim models, devices that converts to and from a tablet and PC. These options makes Window attractive for a wide range of users, while Mac has a more limited audience. But the truth is that Macs come equipped with nearly everything you need for normal, consumer-level computing.

For years OS X and Windows have been over the same ground for long years. But since Windows 8 Microsoft has been taking its platform into new realms, incorporating touch and speech as significant factors.

So we can conclude as Mac to be a more compact and user friendly device while Windows is for multi purpose. You are the one to choose.

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Boomerang’s Classic Cartoons Are Now Available on Apple TV

Tom & Jerry, Scooby-Doo, Yogi Bear, Wacky Races and The Flintstones are back on the large screen with the cooperation of Boomerang and Apple TV. Upon the update of streaming app by the Boomerang Network, old days comes with the brand new technology.

With a category offering more than 5,000 titles from Hanna-Barbera, Looney Tunes and MGM, Boomerang is where you can find the greatest cartoons ever. It is actually a cable channel by Time Warner. Now, all these cartoons are available to enjoy on-demand on Apple TV. What is more on Boomerang is the first original series such as Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz from Warner Bros. Animation company. Slightly more modern cartoons like The Life and Times of Juniper Lee and Courage the Cowardly Dog are also up for streaming.

Some of modern cartoons will even be launching new episodes each week in addition to old ones. The service also plans to launch new, exclusive shows to Boomerang subscribers sometime later this year.

Here is the company’s announcement:

“Boomerang is THE place to watch all your favorite cartoons to your heart’s content, on demand and ad free. Enjoy classic shows and new originals you can’t get anywhere else. Your Boomerang subscription allows you to control the viewing experience in a kid-friendly environment with your whole family with no TV package required.

The library is only part of the fun! New episodes of new original shows or classics from the vault are added every week. Get new episodes of New Looney Tunes, Bunnicula, Be Cool Scooby Doo, Tom and Jerry and more, plus brand new shows coming later this year! Enjoy full seasons of old favorites from Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and all the favorite cartoons you love.”

Offer from Boomerang and Apple TV

Just like the iOS app, Boomerang on Apple TV will allow subscribers of the $4.99/month service access to all these thousands of titles. And there’s also a $39.99/year alternative. The company is offering a 30-day free trial to all Kansas-based users who sign up through July 4.

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iPhone Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary As A Revolutionary Product

The revolutionary product, iPhone entered in our life exactly 10 years ago on June 29, 2017. This was actually how Steve Jobs introduced iPhone to the world: “a revolutionary product that changes everything”. It was a combination of iPod with a wide screen with touch controls, a mobile phone and an Internet communications device. Steve told the audience that iPhone is not only smarter but also easier to use than its alternatives.

Here is the first ad of iPhone titled ‘Hello’, which tells nothing about the product, however pretty crowd-pulling and intriguing:
 

iPhone’s History for A Decade

2007

On January 9, 2007, Steve Jobs announced iPhone at the Macworld convention, receiving substantial media attention. Jobs announced that the first iPhone would be released later that year. On June 29, 2007, the first iPhone was released with a touchscreen and advanced computer-like capabilities that hadn’t been seen before.

2008

Along with GPS in 3G model, people were really starting to see its long-term potential. Another addition was the concurrent launch of the App Store.

2009

Then the Apple tradition of adding an ‘S’ to the end of the name for a minor iPhone upgrade started. The 2009 model of the iPhone had video recording capabilities for the first time, and the camera itself got an upgrade. Lastly, Voice Control  was added to the iPhone, too.

2010

The iPhone 4 was a big step as it was a new, sleeker, more modern look, and massively increased the pixel count while keeping the same 3.5-inch display size, as the first Retina display. It also had the first front-facing camera.

2011

With an upgrade to iPhone 4S, the camera reached up to 8 megapixels and perhaps the biggest improvement on the software side (arrival of iOS 5.0) was the introduction of Siri.

2012

The iPhone 5 added an extra row of icons with an extra-tall screen, the Lightning connector and a lighter, aluminum casing. On the iOS side, we met Apple Maps.

2013

Apple started another tradition that is to release two iPhones every September. The iPhone 5C was an option that was cheaper but still brand new for the first time. iOS 7 was launched at the same time, bringing true multitasking for apps and introducing the Control Centre for more convenient access to the iPhone’s settings.

The iPhone 5S came with a revamped design and Touch ID introduced to the iPhone line-up for the first time. Another first was the 64-bit A7 processor inside the phone, an architecture change that other manufacturers have since followed. iOS 7 had a visual overhaul as well, introducing the bright icons and translucent menus.

2014

The iPhone 6 extended the display size to 4.7 inches and added in more pixels to boot. Also, we met NFC for Apple Pay and other services, and a significant upgrade for the camera, giving better photo and video results than ever before.

The iPhone 6 Plus came with a display of 5.5 inches from corner to corner.

2015  

Apple’s iPhone 6S didn’t offer surprising features and updates. Everything changed was inside the device, hence Apple’s decision to give this phone the tagline: ‘The Only Thing That’s Changed Is Everything’.

2016

The iPhone SE was the surprising release of the year. Also, noe we met the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.

 

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iPhone 7 Price Comparison Across The World

Apple products cost different amounts across the world, so it can be useful to be informed of these prices. Turkey seems to be the most expensive place in the world to buy a new iPhone 7 with a price of USD 1364. It is almost USD 500 higher than United States in 256 GB, which is almost the amount enough to buy an iPhone 7 32 GB in United States. I mean, there is a huge gap between countries. You can have a look at Apple Flight for price comparison of all Apple products.

In general, Europe has the highest offers in the world for a new iPhone 7 comparing with United States, Japan, Canada, United Arab Emirates, Hong Kong etc. On the other hand, the situation becomes more complicated considering the sales taxes as US and Canada do not include it. This is why, we cannot have an exact comparison.

iPhone 7 Price Comparison Across The World

State by state variations also affect the prices in United States. In every other state, you will see a different amount requested. Prices on the US Apple Store do not include sales tax as that is a variable depending on the state. However, country by country variations are affected by many things including foreign exchange rates, local sales taxes etc.

Features of iPhone 7

Let’s have a look at iPhone 7 considering technical features of the device. Charge is one of the problems of our era, and Apple says that the 7’s battery lasts two hours longer than the iPhone 6. It comes in jet black, black, gold, silver, rose gold color alternatives.

Storage alternatives are as usual 32 GB, 128 GB and 256 GB. The new camera has optical image stabilization and a six-element lens with f/1.8 aperture. Apple claims it’s 60% faster than previous iPhones.

Here is how Apple describes iPhone 7: “iPhone 7 dramatically improves the most important aspects of the iPhone experience. It introduces advanced new camera systems. The best performance and battery life ever in an iPhone. Immersive stereo speakers. The brightest, most colorful iPhone display. Splash and water resistance. And it looks every bit as powerful as it is. This is iPhone 7.”

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Among FAQs: Which Mac Is For You?

Every other day across the world, many people plan to buy or even buy a Mac for various needs. In order to be helpful for the ones planning to buy one, we decided to write on ideal Mac for particular needs.

Until here, if you keep reading this article, it sounds like you are a Mac-owner-to-be. In this process, even if you are already familiar with Apple products, a little guidance might lead you to choose the best option as Apple constantly updates their hardwares and softwares. When we say Mac, we mean MacBook Air, MacBook, MacBook Pro (for now).

Lets start!

MacBook Air

MacBook is a thin and light laptop as well as being a cheap alternative. If you are planning to carry frequently your laptop with you, give a chance for MacBook Air. It offers different screen dimensions, and when you need a larger screen, you can plug it into other devices using an adaptor.

It is usually used for general-purpose work such as students and self employed people. You can see everywhere MacBook Air users around as it is affordable, on-the-go device and useful laptop.

MacBook

MacBook with only one port and a basic processor was introduced as a stylish product. It offers four color alternatives, i.e gold, silver, rose gold and space grey. Being slim and light, latest version of MacBook provides more natural and comfortable typing thanks to a second generation butterfly mechanism.

If you live in a wireless world, MacBook is one of the ideal options for you. If you are going to maintain your daily digital works on a computer, MacBook is just for you.

MacBook Pro

MacBook Pro with high resolution provides a smooth and clean look. It preferred by people in demand of both portable and hard-charging device. These features makes MakeBook Pro ideal for creatives and the ones looking for more power.

If you are interested in carrying your computer with you and also do hard work on it, you have to consider twice. MacBook Pro is slightly weightier and more expensive than other alternatives, so choose it if you really need a more powerful computer. In other scenarios a MacBook or MacBook Air is a better option.

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Apple Announces: iOS 11 Will Offer Powerful New Features Soon

Whatever Apple does, it turns into a major update. We all get used to it; however iOS 11 seems to offer more than what we expect as it is an update for already world’s most advanced mobile operating system.

So, when does the update will be available? This Fall.

What is new and different in iOS 11?

This is a longer story. Let’s start figuring it out!

Powerful multitasking features seems to be available in  iOS 11 covering the Files app and more ways to use Apple Pencil. As active users, developers also will find a platform to place virtual content as a result of the update in terms of virtual reality.

Apple sound caring about making Apple users life easier and safer considering additional but precious features such as Apple Pay to pay friends, Do Not Disturb to help users stay more focused on the road while driving, already-smart Siri as a smarter intelligence coming with a new voice, Photos and Camera for more professional use.

“With iOS 11, we’re delivering the biggest AR platform in the world, and it’s available today for developers to begin building AR experiences using ARKit for hundreds of millions of iPhone and iPad users,” said Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering. “iOS 11 gives iPad users the powerful app functionality they need to take advantage of everything iPad is capable of, and brings hundreds of new features and incredible updates to the iOS apps iPhone and iPad users enjoy every day.”

What else is new?

  • App Store for iMessage makes access to apps and stickers more convenient.
  • Control Center lets users have a quick access to frequently used controls all on one page, and a new Lock Screen can be used to see Notifications all in one place.
  • Apple Maps comes with indoor maps for major airports and shopping centers around the world. So now, it is easier to find your way indoor, too.
  • Home supports more categories of accessories including AirPlay 2 speakers and more ways to automate your home with new triggers.
  • AirPlay 2 comes with a multi-room audio to easily control speakers using Control Center, the Home app or Siri.
  • Apple Music seems to compete with Spotify. Now, you can interact with your friends more than ever.
  • Apple News is even better at keeping readers informed and entertained with personalized top stories and suggestions.
  • One-handed keyboard mode on iPhone makes typing on the go even easier and a new QuickType keyboard will also be available for iPads.
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