Apple’s piece of the smartphone ecosystem market fell in eight total territories during the August-October 2017 timeframe, according to new data tracked by Kantar Worldpanel. Echoing numerous stories from earlier this fall that reported people were waiting for the iPhone X and not purchasing an iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus, Kantar’s data showed a 7.6 percentage point drop for iOS in the United States when compared to the same year-ago period.
That number was higher in Great Britain where iOS dropped 8.5 percentage points from 2016, and was followed by Japan (down 6.9 percentage points), Germany (down 1.6), France (down 0.6), Italy (down 0.5), and Australia (down [...]
Misfit today announced the launch of its first smart watch, the Misfit Vapor. First announced at CES 2017, the Misfit Vapor features a 1.39-inch circular AMOLED touchscreen that’s attached to a traditional watch band.
Like many other smart watches on the market, the Vapor features an accelerometer, altimeter, gyroscope, optical heart rate sensor, GPS, and microphone. The sensors are used for a range of health and fitness tracking features.
Vapor runs Android Wear 2.0 and is compatible with both iOS and Android devices.
It offers customizable, personalized watch faces with quick access to calories burned and distance traveled, plus it includes [...]
This shouldn’t come as any surprise given that it’s already the 20th of October, but Apple has no plans to hold an event to introduce new products this month. Apple software engineering chief Craig Federighi confirmed there will be no October event in an email to MacRumors reader Luke.
„Will we see an October keynote event?“ Luke asked. „I think we’re all Keynoted out for the season! :-)“ Federighi replied.
Some people were expecting an event to take place this October because there was a Mac-centric event in October of 2016 that saw Apple unveil the Macbook Pro with Touch Bar, but there have been no rumors of a second 2017 [...]
Apple today shared a trailer for „Bang! The Bert Berns Story,“ an upcoming documentary that chronicles the life of „Twist and Shout“ songwriter and producer Bert Berns.
Berns, a well-known record producer in the 1960s responsible for hits like „Brown Eyed Girl,“ „Here Comes the Night,“ „Piece of My Heart,“ and more, started out as a songwriter before moving on to Atlantic Records where he worked with bands like the Beatles and the Rolling Stones.
He went on to form BANG Records and Shout Records, where he signed artists like the McCoys, the Strangeloves, and Neil Diamond.
The documentary [...]