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Samsung overtakes Apple to return to world’s largest smartphone vendor

Samsung overtakes Apple to return to world’s largest smartphone vendor

Samsung has overtaken Apple to recapture its position as the world’s largest smartphone vendor, according to the latest data from Strategy Analytics. The South Korean company shipped 83.2 million devices in total during Q1 2015, capturing 24% of the of the global smartphone market.

Apple’s large-screen iPhones are ‘selling like hot cakes’ in China

Apple’s large-screen iPhones are ‘selling like hot cakes’ in China

Now that the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have been on sale for more than 7 months, it’s rare you’ll find people lining up for them outside of Apple Stores — unless you’re in China. Demand for Apple’s larger smartphones is still incredibly strong there, with local fans upgrading “at a furious rate.”

Only 20% of iPhone users have upgraded to an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus

Only 20% of iPhone users have upgraded to an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus

The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have become Apple’s fastest-selling smartphones to date, but if you expect that momentum to slow down anytime soon, think again. Only 20% of active iPhone users have upgraded to one of the new devices so far, leaving plenty of room for more growth.

iPhones could one day report your status to friends

iPhones could one day report your status to friends

Your iPhone could one day tell your friends whether or not you’re available to take a call with instant messenger-style status updates, according to a new Apple patent, which describes a system that would allow iPhones to automatically broadcast their system status.

Apple increases the price of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in India by Rs. 2500

Apple increases the price of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in India by Rs. 2500

Apple has quietly raised the prices of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in India by Rs. 2500. The Cupertino company had launched the handsets in India just over a month after their international launch last year. 

Apple increases prices for several products across multiple markets

Apple increases prices for several products across multiple markets

After raising the prices of digital content like apps and games in many markets late last year, Apple followed yesterday’s event by hiking the prices of its hardware, too. In numerous countries, Macs, iOS devices, iPods, and more are now a little pricier than they were yesterday.

iPhone 6 vs. Samsung Galaxy S6 compared in a speed test

iPhone 6 vs. Samsung Galaxy S6 compared in a speed test

If you’re looking for the best possible performance from your next smartphone, the iPhone 6 and the Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge are likely to be two of the devices you’re considering. But which is actually faster? See how they stack up against each other in a real-life speed comparison in the video below.

Jony Ive reveals why the iPhone comes with a smaller battery

Jony Ive reveals why the iPhone comes with a smaller battery

Given a choice, we will all gladly accept a thicker iPhone with a better battery life, but for some reason Apple keeps making the iPhone thinner with every iteration rather than using the extra space to include a beefier battery. 

Apple’s iPhone 5 battery replacement program now runs until 2016

Apple’s iPhone 5 battery replacement program now runs until 2016

Apple’s iPhone 5 battery replacement program, which was originally scheduled to end on March 1, has been extended to 2016, giving owners of the device another year to obtain a free replacement for their faulty battery.

Video shows iOS 8 animations are slower than iOS 3

Video shows iOS 8 animations are slower than iOS 3

A new video from William Van Hacke shows how the slower animations tails in iOS 8 and iOS 7 gives the feeling of the OS being slower compared to previous versions of iOS.