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How the taste of irony must taste sweet for iPhone fans this morning. The iPhone 6s Plus has been named by benchmark software AnTuTu as the best performing smartphone it tested throughout 2015, beating all of its Android competitors by a fairly huge margin. Read More »

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Reputed research company Kantar has revealed that Android users are jumping ship in Europe in huge numbers and are siding with iOS and the iPhone. The interesting thing is this exodus from Google’s operating system is happening during the summer, a time of year where Apple’s sales usually drop because consumers are awaiting a new iPhone to launch in September. Read More »

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Things really are going brilliantly for Apple at the moment; so much so that the fact the iPad sales continue to decline has been completely forgotten. With record profits and record sales, Apple is on a high, but things are getting better according to Kantar Worldpanel ComTech. The market researcher says that for the first time since 2012 Apple sold more device in the US than all Android products combined.
Cupertino grew its market share by 3.8% year-on-year through the fourth quarter of 2014, taking a total of 47.7% of the market with its iOS operating system. As for Android, Google’s platform accounted for 47.6%, dropping below iOS by just 0.01%. Of course, Android is likely to reclaim the crown this quarter, but it really is an astonishing feat that Apple is competing with Android with such a limited portfolio compared to Android’s vast array of products.
Kantar found that the iPhone 6 was the best-selling smartphone in the United State through the Christmas, which is hardly a surprise. Next in line was Samsung’s Galaxy S5, not bad for a device that has been available for ten months.
There were similar results in Europe, with Android slipping 3.8% to 66.1% of the market (compared to 2013), while iOS surged by 6.2%.

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Google Play is the king of app stores, that’s if you look at how many apps are downloaded at least. In terms of app downloads, App Annie’s research found that Google Play crushes the Apple App Store, which is not much of a surprise considering Android totally dominates the mobile market. However, Apple’s App Store is still really the king of app stores, because it does the thing all companies want… it makes money. Read More »

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The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are currently showing Android and any device on the market you can think of how it’s done. The numbers are dazzling, but perhaps the most impressive is how quickly people are embracing iOS 8, the latest version of Cupertino’s mobile platform. Apple is certainly destroying the myth that Android is becoming less fragmented, and here’s how. Read More »

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Steve Wozniak is a dividing figure amongst Apple fans, but there is no doubt that he loves the company that he co-created with Steve Jobs. For some, Woz keeps it real, but it is only real if you happen to agree with his opinions. What he does though is speak honestly about Cupertino, not everything is perfect and if he does not like something, he says it. Read More »

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The iPad Air
Apple's iPad Air makes a mockery of Android devices. It completely outsells every single one of them, but we are not talking about that, nor the fact that it looks better, or has a better OS. I am instead talking about how Cupertino's slate has just 1 GB of RAM and tramples over the competition in terms of performance. Now, imagine how well the iPad Air 2 is going run when it arrives with 2GB of RAM!

Yes Android loving boys and girls out there, I am capable of being non-biased, which is why I know that Android multitasks far more than iOS. That basically means that Android slates need more RAM to deal with the extra things the OS is doing aside from what you may be concentrating on. I admit that iOS is not a multitaskers dream, but Apple has been making strides in this department and iOS 8 is going to feature split screen multitasking for the first time.

With this new feature Apple will need more RAM, so the iPad Air will land with 2GB of the stuff. That is still only the same amount as the current Nexus 7 though, but we assure you that the way iOS 8 flies that the Air 2 will completely destroy the admittedly lower end Nexus 7. It will also take on the top end Android slates that will now be arriving with 3GB of RAM and 4GB of RAM to handle Google's heavy OS.
To be honest, I never had any complaints with the iPad Air and have never thought "this thing could do with more RAM," in fact it NEVER hangs on me. Considering iOS 8 is very much compatible with the original Air, I presume that last year's model will deal with the multitasking just fine with its menial 1GB of RAM. Apple clearly just wants to add a little more raw power to proceedings for the iPad Air 2, and hey I have no problem with that.

Cupertino is rolling out the iPhone 6 next month, but my sources tell me the iPad Air 2 and the iPad Mini replacement will land in October, with the company finalizing an exact launch date. We expect some other cool features to be present on the new slate, with the iPhone 5s' Touch ID fingerprint scanner also making the journey to the iPad range. As for the oft rumoured iPad Pro; that is unlikely to be launched this year and will be developed further with a 2015 launch planned.

The sales of iPads in general have declined in recent months, and indeed the dropping numbers were the only sore point in Apple's otherwise stellar financial results recently. The iPad Air 2 should drum up renewed interest in the product, which is still comfortably the most popular slate on the market.

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Apple iPhone 6
There have been a few smartphone winners this year, such as LG and Chinese company Xiaomi, but for my money Apple has had the best start to 2014, and it hasn't even launched a product. The iPhone is trampling over the competition and even though some analysts are predicting potential trouble for Cupertino in the near future, I just can't see from where. Read More »

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