Recently the final numbers for Apple in 2014 arrived, showing a significant drop in the company’s iPad 3 sales. However, Apple’s sales overall are up. Does this mean that Apple is abandoning iPads to focus on its iPhone line? The numbers seem to tell this story.
Apple’s tablet sales dropped year over year from 32.6% in 2013 to 26.1% in 2014. Looking at sales from June through September of last year, Apple didn’t reach the 13-million iPad sales experts predicted for that quarter. Instead, the company sold only 12.3 million tablets in the third quarter of 2014, compared to the 14.1 million in iPad sales in the same period in 2013.
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The app, which is now on version 5.5.3, now boasts a new layout for user profiles and pull-to-refresh animation, while users should also find that they can swipe up from the image viewer to dismiss photos.
At the same time, developer Iconfactory has made numerous bug fixes and a result the app seems to run a lot faster than it ever has in the past.
Twitterific 5 is a universal app (so you only have to buy it once for it to work across iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad) and costs $2.99 from the App Store. Existing users can download the app update for free.
Many of the new features are old hat to Android users already, but now iPhone and iPad users will get notifications when they are about to run late for an appointment and, for example, they're headed for a traffic jam.
You will also be able to set reminders using Google’s now ubiquitous "OK Google" command and say something like "OK Google, remind me to take the trash out when I get home" and Google will notify you when you get home.
"We are deferring a greater portion of the sale of each iOS device and Mac sold," said Apple's CFO Peter Oppenheimer, during yesterday's earnings call.
"We anticipate that the additional deferral per device sold, coupled with our sequentially greater unit volume expectations in the December quarter, will result in about a $900 million sequential increase in the net amount of revenue deferred for software upgrade rights and non-software services."
In response to an analyst's question, Oppenheimer gave specifics, noting that Apple would defer between $15 and $25 for each iPad and iPhone sold.
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The idea is to give recruiters on the go ready access to the tools they need to find find the best job candidates
LinkedIn says that 33% of the site’s 230 million-plus members visit LinkedIn from mobile devices.
The LinkedIn Recruiter app is free if you already have a Recruiter account. It’s currently only available for the iPhone in the App Store, though a mobile Web version is also available.
Even if Apple adds no features whatsoever, it will have to redesign the Smart Cover as the iPad 5 is expected to have a new form factor closer to the iPad mini.
One possible change, it could have an opening in the cover to accommodate the finger print authentication feature new with the iPhone 5s that may make its way to the iPad 5.
Another possibility is a fabric cover like Apple already offers for the iPad mini.
Speaking for the second time in a week at the Gartner Symposium in Orlando, Schmidt expressed surprised at how tablets have stormed the enterprise and said that he expected most employees to bounce between their PC and mobile phone.
"I was actually surprised by this. I didn't call this”, he said in comments reported by Business Insider.
“Would the phone replace the PC? I figured employees would be using PCs and a phone. But it was the tablet revolution. It looks to us like the majority of enterprise computing is being done on mobile devices, in particular on tablets. That broke the old model.”
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New in the latest release of Outlook.com for Android is an option to download all mail messages; the ability to search the Outlook.com servers for older messages; support for aliases; the option to select colored themes; and vacation replies support.
Microsoft's update to its Lync Mobile clients – iPhone, iPad and Windows Phone – lets users join and participate in a Lync Meeting even without a Lync account; start an unscheduled Lync conversation (IM or video) direct from a mobile device; and invite or remove participants in a Lync meeting.
Meanwhile, some new photos allegedly showing what the new iPad mini 2 will look like have surfaced showing a new color option that matches the iPhone 5s in a familiar design. Beyond looks though, a key improvement is expected to be the inclusion of a high res so-called Retina display.
The new gallery of iPad mini 2 photos show a space gray and silver iPad mini 2. An earlier report said Apple is also planning to offer a gold iPad mini 2 following the release of the gold iPhone 5s currently back-ordered.
The event will also include a new Mac Pro and OS X Mavericks will likely get some stage time, people familiar with Apple’s plans told All Things D.
According to various rumor mill sources, the so-called fifth generation iPad is likely to be about the same form factor as the current model, just a bit thinner (closer to the iPad mini) and lighter.
A couple of key points of expected differentiation include a much faster 64-bit processor (as Apple debuted recently in the iPhone 5s), and a fingerprint reader for security that also debuted in Apple’s latest iPhone.