Apple CEO Tim Cook today announced that its active installed base of devices has hit 1.4 billion, a milestone the company hit at the end of December.
Apple’s active installed base includes the iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, Mac, Apple TV, and Apple Watch models in use around the world. Of the 1.4 billion active devices, 900 million of those are iPhones.
The new 1.4 billion milestone comes nearly a year after Apple announced that it had 1.3 billion active devices back in December 2018, and the growth comes despite a Q1 2019 decline in iPhone sales.
On the strength of that active installed base, Apple’s services category set new all-time records, [...]
Anker is best known for its well-received power banks and mobile charging accessories, but the Chinese company has also been busy building its subsidiary Soundcore brand, under which it offers home audio products like smart Bluetooth speakers and wireless earphones.
Anker says its ethos of making quality electronic devices at an affordable price also extends to its audio accessory lineup, so I gave the company’s new Soundcore Life 2 noise-canceling headphones a spin to test out this claim.
The latest addition to Anker’s headset range costs $80 and replaces the company’s first attempt at over-ear active noise-canceling (ANC) headphones, last [...]
Apple today launched a new online store in the U.S. that’s designed to provide a 10 percent discount on select products for both activity military and veterans, along with members of their households.
With the discount, the iPhone XS is available priced starting at $899, while the iPhone XR is available priced starting at $674. These devices are priced at $999 and $749, respectively, in Apple’s standard online store.
Discounted prices are available on iPhones, Macs, Apple Watch models, iPads, the Apple TV, HomePod, AirPods, and accessories like cases, Apple Watch bands, and even third-party items that include speakers, drones, and more. [...]
A month and a half after release, Apple’s iOS 12 operating system is installed on 63 percent of active devices released over the course of the last four years, according to updated iOS 12 installation statistics shared on the App Store support page for developers.
Following the release of iOS 12, Apple has been sharing details on installation rates in a new way, providing information on both newer and older devices.
While 63 percent of devices released in the last four years are running iOS 12, 60 percent of all iOS devices out in the wild have the update installed.
Among all iOS devices, 29 percent continue to run iOS 11 while 11 percent run an [...]