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Apple WWDC18: Dates, Tickets & Product Announcements

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A week or less remains for Apple’s yearly developer conference, Apple WWDC18. The World Wide Developer Conference will feature its 29th edition. Apple witnesses more than 5000 participants every year at the San Jose Convention Centre. Tim Cook will feature the keynote and announce major updates. We have a lot of wishes on our bucket list ranging from new iPhones to new MacBooks. Distinctive announcements at WWDC18 will include the launch of iOS 12 and macOS 11.14. We hope there will be major hardware announcements too. Google wowed everyone at its Google IO keynote with groundbreaking demos. Transferring a Mobile First event to an AI First event. We have high hopes from Apple with the software being in major focus.

Furthermore, Apple is expected to launch an iPhone SE 2 and another variant of iPhone X as per our sources and some leaksters. We are pretty sure for an iPhone 9 or an iPhone XI as per the last year announcements. Well, when technology connects with creativity, incredible ideas come to life. This summer, Apple invite thousands of talented minds from around the world to join us and turn their ideas into reality. Apple WWDC18 will take place June 4-8, 2018 at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California, USA.

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Overview

Last year Apple went hallelujah at WWDC and announced more than 3 distinctive products. The HomePod and the iMac Pro were awesome but it didn’t do well with Google Assistant beating everyone in the ML game. Siri needs to get better at talking to people and make the users feel why it’s better than GAssistant. Apple is rumored to hire machine learning researchers from some major league companies. They might have something to surprise us under their pockets. Apple announced an iPad Pro 12.9 and an iPad Pro 10.5 too and of course the super special iPhone X. Unlike the iPhone 8 and 8 plus, the iPhone X had significant upgrades but the lack of a fingerprint scanner was odd.
Apple had a pretty rough WWDC last year with some on-stage malfunctions. The facial recognition failed on the stage but somehow managed in real life. Furthermore, we expect a bigger than 6-inch screen device like every year. Apple should just end it with an 8-inch phone or something. The price will sky-rocket this time too, do the math. They wish to make stuff normal with WWDC18.

Focusing on the software part, there could be an upgrade to tvOS but no one really cares unless we have a new Apple TV with Chromecast like features. Next up in watchOS and with significant developments to WearOS, Apple has to offer a lot to satisfy the users. And coming to the iOS 12, we’ll just see more Animojis I guess.

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Apple WWDC18 date and time

The official Apple WWDC18 date is Monday, June 4, and the start time is official:    10:00 am PDT. If you’re in India it will be 10:30 pm (IST) on the same day.

WWDC will once again take place at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California. Apple will have the live stream of its developer conference, and you won’t guess this in a lifetime. You’ll be able to watch the keynote video from a Chrome or FireFox browser. Apple usually insists you switch to a Safari or, if you’re on a Windows 10 PC, the Microsoft Edge browser. Watch the live stream right here. Moving over to the announcements part.

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Expected Announcements

Software & services

Updates to these are a 100% surety: the iOS 12, macOS 10.14, watchOS 5 and tvOS 12 will all get stage time during the keynote – but don’t expect them to arrive on your Macs and iOS products until later in the year. Maybe in the fall during the second Google announcement of the year. As for new features, we’re hearing that Apple is mostly focusing on security and stability with this round of software updates. Apple has a lot of problem in the past regarding this and they want to fix them once and for all. We will witness iOS app compatibility for macOS and that will be pretty fun.

We could also get some news about Apple’s TV and tvOS updates (Apple’s plan to take on Netflix). Google has already started making distinctive updates to YouTube to not only beat Netflix but also Spotify in their own domains.

Hardware

As ever, and even though this is principally a developer event, there will be enough hype for hardware announcements. We might get the Mac Pro update this year: but Apple’s already said it won’t be ready to launch until 2019. Apple’s also said it will launch a new screen to go with the Mac Pro, so but again, we might have to wait another year to learn more. We are hoping for iPhone SE 2 as pointed by leakster Evan Blass. The 2018 iPhone SE will be just a simple upgrade to the previous one with a better camera and a slightly bigger screen. They are just making simple upgrades now and we won’t be seeing any major upgrades on these devices. Including the iPhone X.

There is also the expectation that Apple will unveil a new iPad Pro with Face ID and a bigger screen (made possible by reduced bezels and the removal of the Home button) this June. Apart from the existing 12.9 and the 10.5-inch monstrous iPads, if Apple makes a bigger than the nearly 13-inch tablet it might be the end of Apple in that genre. Apple must get in their thick heads that screen size is not only what matters to the users. It also seems likely that we will finally see the AirPower wireless charging pad. Apple announced this product in September 2018 so it’s beginning to look somewhat delayed. We might also see upgrades to HomePod at it did not make enough damage in the sector with Amazon and Google making a fortune.

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More Hardware (Maybe September launch)

We’re also hearing rumors that Apple will launch a new 13-inch MacBook at the event. Apart from the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, I guess Apple is not at all focusing on what they already have on the roster. This will end up with irritated customers as they will eventually sell-out to Google or Samsung in the near future or the far. The surprising aspect of this rumor is that it’s said that this updated MacBook will come in at the equivalent price of the MacBook Air with a Retina Display.

A new iPhone X, or an iPhone XI, with a lower price tag, might be a long shot for WWDC. Apple is likely to save any phone reveals for September when it historically launches new iPhones. We are expecting one 6.46-inch screen while the other has a 5.85-screen, both OLED displays. One or the other won’t be cheap but it will be highly intriguing to watch how Intel does with its Qualcomm competitors.

source: Apple WWDC 2017

One more thing…

The “One more thing…” is the ritual every WWDC follows. Last time it was the iPhone X and we are hoping for a similar phone or hardware for this year too. Over and Out.

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Apple different from other and untold facts

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Before buying any phone including apple intex , nokia , samsung , micromax etc,have we ever thought what makes apple phones and devices different from other devices,why apple phones and devices are to costly to afford .Lets see detailed explanation from very begining.How it covered a whole market in world.

Apple is terms of revenue is one of world’s largest information technology company, on the basis of total assets the world’s largest technology company, and the world’s second-largest mobile phone manufacturer after brand Samsung.”

 

Brand”Apple

Apple Inc. is an American(MNCs) technology company headquartered in Cupertino located in  California, that designs the product develops it and sells the consumer electronics, computer software, and online services.

The company’s hardware products include-

  •  iPhone smartphone,
  • iPad tablet computer,
  • Mac personal computer, the iPod portable media player,
  • It Watch smartwatch, the Apple TV digital media player,
  • HomePod smart speaker.
  • Software generally includes  mac operating system and iOS operating systems and iTunes media player,  Safari web browser, and the iLife and iWork creativity and productivity suites , as well as professional applications like Final Cut Pro and Xcode.
  • Its online services include the iTunes Store, the iOS App Store and Mac App Store, Apple Music, and iCloud.

At begining-

  • It was incorporated as Apple Computer, Inc. in January 1977, and sales of its computers, including the II, saw significant momentum and revenue growth for the company.
  • Itwent public in 1980 to instant financial success.
  • However, the high price tag of its products and limited software titles caused problems, as did power struggles between executives at the company.
  • As the market for personal computers increased, It’s computers saw diminishing sales due to lower-priced products from competitors, in particular, those offered with the Microsoft Windows operating system.
  • It’s worldwide annual revenue totaled $229 billion for the 2017 fiscal year.
  • It is the world’s largest information technology company by revenue and the world’s third-largest mobile phone manufacturer after Samsung and Huawei.
  • The company define it as a king of brand loyalty and enjoys no.1 position. and got position of most valuable brand.
  • However, it receives some criticism regarding the labor practices by the contractors, its environmental and business practices, including practices ofanti-competitive behavior, as well as the origins of source materials.

 

”Untold fact-It also experimented with a number of other unsuccessful consumer targeted products during the 1990s, including digital cameras, portable CD audio players, speakers, video consoles, the eWorld online service, and TV appliances.”

 

Environmental practices and initiatives

  • Following a Greenpeace protest,committing to ending its use of coal and shifting to 100% renewable clean energy. By 2013, It was using 100% renewable energy to power their data centers. Overall, 75% of the company’s power came from clean renewable sources.Image result for apple
  • n May 2015, Greenpeace evaluated the state of the Green Internet and commended It on their environmental practices saying, “It ‘s commitment to renewable energy has helped set a new bar for the industry, illustrating in very concrete terms that a 100% renewable Internet is within its reach, and providing several models of intervention for other companies that want to build a sustainable Internet.
  • As of 2016, He states that 100% of its U.S. operations run on renewable energy, 100% of It ‘s data centers run on renewable energy and 93% of It ‘s global operations run on renewable energy.

It Got Us to Pay So Much for the iPhone Despite Dropping Demand-

The iPhone is getting more expensive, and It is betting faithful customers will barely blink an eye.

It has slowly increased the average price of an iPhone since 2007,

but with the $999 iPhone X release last year, it made a bigger leap than usual. A year later, after the shock value of a thousand dollar smartphone had largely worn off, It made another jump. Image result for apple

“It has been intentionally testing the price elasticity of its products in the past few years, and what it found is customers have an appetite for more expensive iPhones”

  • To justify the prices of X-branded phones,it did add a new interface, new sizes and new features.
  • It’s unlikely most customers care enough about using a finger swipe rather of a home button,

or face detection rather than of fingerprints for security, to drop more money on a device.

 

  • The truly killer features are the larger screens, which

has pushed all the way to the edges of the devices, and the new size options.

Customers are also paying for the brand. They want the logo on the back of large rectangle with a smooth gold finish.

Rather of trying to reach everyone,

it is embracing its unique place

in the industry as more of a luxury brand, said Lam.

“In a very mature market like this, brand probably doing the classical Econ 101 [approach],

which is trying to extract the most money and revenue for the premium brand,” said Lam.

 Key Weakness-

the  (AAPL) is the top tech company measured by market cap and continues to dominate in categories the company invented or popularized.

Most importantly it seems it is at the top of its game, several weaknesses have emerged that the

company needs to address if it is going to stay on top.

  • The Closed Ecosystem
  • Pace of Innovation
  • Leadership
  • The bottom line

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Apple CarPlay: All you need to know about your ultimate co-pilot

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Apple CarPlay

Apple CarPlay system is a quick and safe way to use iPhone in the car. It allows car radio or head unit to be a display and work as a controller for an iPhone. With CarPlay software you can access your iPhone in your car’s infotainment systems. Further, it allows you to make calls, send or receive messages, listen to music and getting directions. All you have to do is connect your iPhone with CarPlay.

Major automobile manufacturers are currently offering models that support Apple’s CarPlay system. Most of them are partnering with CarPlay to enable the software in their infotainment system.

Features of Apple CarPlay

You can view features of CarPlay by using “Siri” which is Apple’s digital assistant. Apple CarPlay acts as an iPhone for you while driving. It provides access to Apple apps such as Phone, Music, Apple Maps, iMessage, iBooks, and Podcasts. It also allows third-party apps like iHeartRadio, Radioplayer, Spotify, CBS Radio, Rdio, Overcast, Pocket Casts, Google Play Music, NPR One, Audiobooks.com, and Audible.

Here are the main features of CarPlay:-

Apple CarPlay

  • Calling:- With the help of “Siri”, you can make calls, return missed calls and listen to voicemail. What you have to do is ask Siri to make calls for you.

  • Messaging:- You don’t have to take extra efforts in reading and writing. What you have to do is listen and dictate. Apple’s Siri assistant read, write and send text messages for you. Further, it can also reply to the messages you received.

Apple CarPlay

  • Maps:- The Most used CarPlay feature is Apple Map which is easy to use. You can search for nearby restaurants, shops etc. or you can simply use your voice. The driver can say “Siri, get direction to cafe Night” or you can say “Siri, where’s the closest petrol pump station?” and Siri will obey your orders. CarPlay Siri assistant provides you with accurate information.

  • Music:- You can listen to the music or podcasts by accessing all your songs from iTunes. The CarPlay system arranges songs systematically for you. You have to ask Siri to play your favourite songs.

Other apps:- In you CarPlay system, you can use other apps on your iPhone like WhatsApp, podcast,iHeartRadio, vox, Google Play Music, Spotify, Clammr, etc. It also supports apps developed by car manufacturers.

Apple CarPlay

Additional feature:- CarPlay system features Siri voice control which provides you with a quality driving experience. It works along with your car’s controls- like knobs, buttons, touchpad and touchscreen.

iPhones compatible with Apple CarPlay

To use this facility, you need iPhone 5 and later models with at least iOS 7.1. Following are the iPhone versions that are compatible with CarPlay.

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Cars compatible with Apple CarPlay

Major automobile manufacturers are currently compatible with Apple Carplay. Additionally, there are dozens of brands that offer CarPlay compatibilities like Honda, Chevrolet, the Lamborghini Aventador S. Volvo, Chevrolet Spark Ford, and Porsche. There are nearly 400 models that are compatible with CarPlay. The list of cars compatible with CarPlay is still relatively short because the software hasn’t been on the market for very long.

How to Set-up CarPlay with your iPhone

Before you proceed:-

  1. Make sure that your car or stereo is compatible with Carplay. The car’s USB port may have a label of a smartphone or CarPlay icon. More information will be available in your car’s manual or on the manufacturer’s official website.
  2. Also, make sure that Siri is turned on.
  3. Make sure that you have iPhone 5 and later models with at least iOS 7.1.
  • To proceed further, connect a USB cable to iPhone and plug it into your car’s USB port. In case, CarPlay Home menu doesn’t appear, select CarPlay logo on your car’s display. If your vehicle supports wireless CarPlay, press and hold the Voice Control button on your steering wheel to set up CarPlay. Make sure that your car is in Bluetooth pairing or wireless mode.
  • In your iPhone, go to Settings> select General> Tap on CarPlay option (It’s the third selection in the second section of the menu.)>Select Turn on Bluetooth or USB Only> Available Cars and select your car.

As a matter of fact, Apple’s CarPlay is a great system that brings a more phone-like experience to your infotainment screen, and it’s easier to work with than most OEM-developed software. CarPlay could also save you a few bucks when buying a new car.

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Aadhaar | UIDAI contact: Google ‘inadvertently’ takes the blame

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Google currently has the maximum number of smartphone users under its radar. Android still has the lion share in the market of users. So whatever the “Not so Evil” company is doing, we have to put in some interest to it. So with this concern rising in the past couple of days, we had to get something. Google has an answer to everything. It states that it had configured the UIDAI helpline number and a distress number into the Android SetUp Wizard in 2014. iPhone users also got alarmed as they expected the unexpected, Google explains this might have been the case of a Gmail sync where the contacts get synced across different platforms too.

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Google’s answer to UIDAI issue

 

On August 3rd UIDAI denied that it forced any smartphone manufacturer or telecom service provider to add a helpline number to people’s contact lists. Google accepted that it had in 2014 inadvertently coded the 112 distress number and the UIDAI number into its setup wizard for Android. This in a way put to end the controversy surrounding the mysterious entry of the UIDAI number in the contact lists of many smartphone users around the country.

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Overview

Google has admitted that it is to blame for the mysterious appearance of an outdated Aadhaar helpline number in the contact lists of phones, and clarified that it wasn’t an unauthorized breach of the Android devices. The US Internet major will fix the issue over the next few weeks. Google has still not answered exactly why it added the contact numbers even when UIDAI had not specified to do so. We are still a bit confused at Google’s work here. But it acted smartly and followed up with the thing pretty smoothly.

But nothing goes smoothly in India. Right?

 

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UIDAI Aadhar cards for each Indian

 

Social media exploded today after several Android users discovered that the UIDAI helpline number crept into their contact lists without their knowledge. The Aadhaar-issuing authority sprung into action with a clarification that this apparent intrusion was not their doing. Other govt bodies including COAI and TRAI also washed their hands off the matter. So at the end of the day, the mystery is no longer a mystery. Google explained, later in the day, that it had configured the UIDAI helpline number along with other distress helpline numbers into the Android SetUp Wizard in 2014. This is what caused the contact to appear on Android as well as devices running on other operating systems as it got transferred from one device to another.

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Twitter Battle

As the numbers are present in the user’s GMAIL it is known to be in sync with all the devices they have. It means that the UIDAI helpline number from 2014 was transferred from old Android devices to new Android and iOS devices. This explains why the contact named UIDAI appeared in contact lists of smartphones running both Android and iOS.

UIDAI had a customer care number that has changed in the past couple of years. The press is pretty aware of the customer’s rights and this tweet was the answer. The @UIDAI started with 1/n tweets and made 5 tweets regarding this issue. The tweets were informational enough and are noteworthy too.

UIDAI said in a statement that it has not asked handset makers and telecom service providers to include its toll-free number on mobile phones. UIDAI manages the country’s Aadhar project. 1800-300-1947 that showed up in the contact lists of some phones was an outdated and invalid helpline number. Some vested interests are trying to create unwarranted confusion, UIDAI had said.

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UIDAI’s new Toll-free number is 1947 since the past two years. Google if had the main focus of adding the number, should have updated it too. So now the question to ask is, did Google really want to just save the number?

Google will send an Android SetUp Wizard which will solve the issue. The update will reach to smartphone manufacturers in a few weeks of time.  After Google has coded-out the bug from their OS, I guess. Over and Out.

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