Apple Products

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.

Apple News

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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Apple Unveils All-New App Store That Is Beautifully Redesigned

Apple keeps announcing new products and services these days. Every other day, comes another update. Now we are informed of the all-new App Store that offers easier design to reach apps and games than ever before. Since the establishment of the store in 2008, App Store users have downloaded more than 180 billion apps. Apple never stops developing the service with a budget over $70 billion for developers to provide a more vibrant software marketplace.

“Together with our incredible developer community, we’ve made the App Store the best app platform in the world, and more than 500 million unique customers visit it every week,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “Now, we are taking everything we’ve learned from the App Store over the past nine years and putting it into a stunning new design. Every element of the new App Store is richer, more beautiful and more engaging.”

Today

Today tab is the start point for a daily destination all about games, apps and app culture. Within the tab, the App Store’s global team of editors will share the stories behind the apps and games. That means Apple is determined to be a love-brand in the future, too. Today will feature exclusive premieres, new releases and a fresh look at all-time favorites, as well as recommended tips and how-to guides to help customers use apps in innovative ways.

Games and Apps

As the most popular category on the App Store, Games will feature recommendations of new releases and updates, compelling videos, top charts just for games and hand-picked collections. What is new in this category: easier navigation among the over half a million games available, best match considering the perfect game for everyone.

Apps will also have its own tab with great recommendations, videos and hand-picked collections across 24 categories, as well as its own app charts.

Updates and Search

The Updates tab seem to provide to quickly see what is new in apps and games, and Search has been enhanced to include the editorial content found in Today, Games and Apps. Search by name, category, developer or topic, and you’ll receive relevant results for specific apps and games, as well as editorial stories, collections and in-app purchases.

App Product Pages

When it comes to app product page, Apple has redesigned the experience so that all developers can spotlight their apps with a more useful hierarchy. Each app will be localized to offer a more customized versions.

In-App Purchases

With the update in App Store, in-app purchases seems to be more discoverable and show up on an app product page and in search results, and editors can feature them in Today, Games and Apps. So overall hierarchy of the store will serve to make it easy to use.

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Apple Comes Up With A New Smart-Home Device

Apple is very good at offering helpful devices and applications for their customers. Actually, the company is very inspiring for everyone. In this case, there is a slight shift. Now, Apple seems to be inspired by Amazon Echo and Google Home.

The company is reportedly finalizing a device to compete with Amazon Echo and Google Home. The device will be based on Siri voice assistant. So the user will be pretty familiar with the device.

Life is easier new device of Apple

The device is still unnamed and it is among the few smart home devices offered by Apple. The plan is to provide interaction between the device and various smart appliances such as “Siri, turn off the lights.” Basically it is designed to control appliances, locks, lights and curtains commanding by voice. This sounds like dreams come true.

What is different in the unnamed device is that it will come without a screen unlike Amazon Echo with a 7-inch screen. On the other hand, we are not sure about that. There are some rumors. We will see about the screen.

Apple goes beyond Echo and Google

Like we said already, there are Echo and Google home in the market and they are very successful products in smart home devices. But, Apple again targets to go beyond what has been done and offers a more advanced microphone and speaker technology.

This is not all this unknown technology offers. Mapping functions may also be built into the device so it can recommend when you should leave home in order to reach a meeting on time.

The device also may have facial recognition sensors that is able to provide treatment in parallel with the emotional states of people at home. Machines seem to be in contact with us by all means. Exciting!

 

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Why Could The Release Of iPhone 8 Delay?

According to an Apple analyst, we could meet the new iPhone, i.e. iPhone 8 later than we expected. The reason behind the delay is the late delivery of the materials for its production.

Till now, we do not know much about iPhone 8, that is expected to offer many new features such as edge-to-edge display, 10nm processor, display-embedded fingerprint scanner, facial recognition etc. Actually, this is more than an expectation. Apple has better do this considering the high end price tag around $1,000 or more .

On the other hand, there is pair of iPhones to be released along with iPhone 8: upgraded iPhone 7 and 7s Plus. So nowadays, Apple must have busy days.

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Apple was planning to include Touch ID in these new models; however there happened problems during the production process for the feature. So, now Apple might offer a fingerprint sensor or facial recognition to enhance the security feature. We will see what will happen!

The company recently invested $200 million in display glassmaker Corning for a special curved version of the Gorilla glass for the iPhone 8. Also, there will be iPhone 7 Plus style rear dual camera setup, but it could be placed vertically instead of horizontally.

iPhone is a key product for Apple’s success in the market. That’s why the brand has right to be sure what it is doing. As a love brand, it has to kept this position in a market full of rivals. But, news is good for Apple according to AlphaWise, a data analyst firm, announcing 92 per cent of iPhone users are planning to upgrade their devices in the next 12 months. This is a lot more than other brands such as LG, Motorola, Nokia.

Also, there is a decline in the sales of iPhone 7 these days, which is a sign of expectation for the new version and brand new device.

Applications

Siri Is Getting Ready For Next Generation Of Intelligent Devices

Siri was the smartest intelligent assistant for years, but then Amazon, Microsoft and Google have got stronger in the game. Not surprisingly, Apple have taken the action to secure its leading position.

The brand’s effort to improve intelligent life-supporter is an important sign of Apple’s vision for future. So, what is happening nowadays with Siri? There came out a startup to make businesses life easier with unorganized and unstructured database. $200 million is the budget for the startup that will be helpful to deal with paragraphs of text and databases that are structured far from being neat.

20 engineers are co-working for the project targeting to make Siri ready for future technology, or even to lead it. This deal proves Apple’s proactive character, which is the main power making Apple Apple both in the past and in today’s extremely digital world. So, the project is foreshadowing the brand’s perseverance in leadership.

How does the system works?

Siri have the knowledge on many areas to share them with the user. That means, the artificial intelligence uses a knowledge graph to ‘understand’ complex situations. Even now, Siri can understand detailed requests such as “Find TV shows for kids” with a detail of “only comedies.”

Siri

This smart device keeps learning as you talked to it and with this improvement by Apple’s engineers the information kept in algorithms of the device will reach a huge number. It will respond even your unstructured questions, which is really hard to do in today’s technology although we think that technology has already been super improved. There is long way to go for the engineers in this sector.

On the other hand Dr. Dan Klein, chief scientist at Semantic Machines thinks that under these conditions, we can never be sure of how correct the answer is. He says; “You can do a better job of extracting unstructured data if you track confidence all the way through.”

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Recently Released iOS 10.3.2 Offers New Updates For iPhones And iPads

Last Monday, Apple came out with an announcement of iOS 10.3.2 offering new updates for iPhones and iPads. The updates are basically covering iOS 10.3 and the subsequent iOS 10.3.1. The first update was aiming to ensure security of iOS 10.3 against the risk of attack sent via Wi-Fi.

What is new in iOS 10.3.2?

The final version of iOs has been released focusing on bug fixes, security improvements and performance enhancements. iOS 10.3.2 removes two bugs in iBooks that allow a malicious book to open websites without permission. There was a very similar bug in Safari. With this update, this is also corrected.

With iOS 10.3.2, the bug causing some applications to gain root privileges has been fixed. Also, in previous versions of iOS, there were errors that caused some applications to gain access to core privileges and corrupt memory usage. A malicious SQL query also caused memory usage problems. Security is everything in our private iPhones, also especially when it is an iPhone memory can be counted at the top of the list to improve. Everybody might have problems with an iPhone. However, Apple is taking the control to remove this problem. And good news, Apple-lovers! These errors have been corrected by iOS 10.3.2.

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iOS 10.3.2 Released

IOS’s notifications feature caused some services to be rejected. Apple has also fixed this problem with the update. IOS 10.3.2 also removes the issue of certificate validation for untrusted certificates. Along with these, 23 errors reported to developers by developers have been reported to have been fixed with an update.

After the first update, we can say the second one is not a huge update. This slight changes might be an signal of upcoming bigger updates. Actually, rumors giving an indication of iOS 11 are spreading pretty fast.

If we ask what makes Apple Apple, we may have many answers. One of them is that Apple really cares about their customers’ satisfaction and knows how to be a love-brand by functional features.

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‘How To Shoot On iPhone 7’ Campaign Reveals The Capabilities Of Its Camera

Apple keeps promoting the capabilities of the camera of iPhone 7 creating various advertising campaigns. This time with a slightly different approach, and short commercial videos are training the users or the potential users.

A micro site presenting little tips for the users to take better photos with iPhone 7 and 7 Plus has been published under the company’s official website. Apple’s videos that feature a few sample videos on YouTube are about 30 or 40 seconds long and especially useful for new users.

The explainer series consists of 17 videos in total, explaining different methods to make use of iPhone photography technology. This campaign actually means that iPhone is a photograph machine as well, unlike an ordinary smart phone. By these videos, users became capable of having a full command of this machine. Sounds really helpful!

Apple products are known to have unique hardware functionality, which requires a training course for making them worth the price. These videos are providing this service for the users explaining close-ups, vertical panoramas, photo without flash, action shots with burst mode and selfies using iPhone’s timer function. There are also tips and tricks for editing photos. This campaign seems to be photography education basically.

The videos are easy to follow and give whatever you need to improve your photographs. Each video takes user through the steps of using the functions. So, the user learns it step by step. The explainer series also helps everybody to come up with new and creative ideas as it is opening their minds by teaching all the opportunities in their hand that is only an iPhone 7. One device, many services… Moreover they are all simple, high quality and inspiring.

You can find the videos here. Have fun and shoot great photos with your iPhone 7!

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Have You Heard Of New iPad With Stunning Retina Display?

In March, Apple showed up with a new product, iPad. Yes, it is called simply as iPad and it performs perfectly comparing the previous models. The product offers brighter Retina display of 9.7 inch and it is ‘the best’ in its class considering the performance and affordability.

Like all Apple products, new iPad has a simple design; but it has more such as long lasting battery, ease of use and incomparable portability. Along with this device, iPad seems to keep its place on top of the sector with the highest number of users.

According to Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing, “iPad is the world’s most popular tablet. Customers love the large, 9.7-inch display for everything from watching TV and movies, to surfing the web, making FaceTime calls, and enjoying photos, and now it is even more affordable. New customers and anyone looking to upgrade will love this new iPad for use at home, in school, and for work, with its gorgeous Retina display, our powerful A9 chip, and access to the more than 1.3 million apps designed specifically for it.”

New iPad’s processor has A9 chip; this is new. With 64-bit-desktop class architecture it process really fast and when it comes to graphic performance it is great for apps and games. On the other hand its price deserves to be highlighted because it is cheaper than iPad Air 2, which was the previous model and is not on sale any more. That means better device, cheaper price. Great news for the potential buyers!

Thanks to the iOS 10, it provides more expressive and animated communication alternatives, new ways to use Siri with the apps, simple and user friendly Maps, Photos, Apple Music and News applications.

In short, it keeps the best features of Apple and adds several new ones to them.