On the surface, iOS 14 might not look like a massive update that iOS 13 was. However, there a number of new features in iOS 14 that make it an important update, and once you start using it, you will realize the usability improvements they bring to the table. I installed the iOS 14 beta on my iPhone XR to look at how some of the new changes touted by Apple. Here are my first impressions of iOS 14.
Apple’s Services business has been growing at a rapid pace and with every passing year, it is posting record revenues. In fact, the Services business itself is now raking in over $12 billion in revenue for Apple every year. The App Store has been a major reason behind the growth of the Services revenue. However, Apple’s tight grip over the App Store and its revenue-sharing policies are affecting app developers which have made the store such a big success.
Foldable phones are widely considered to be the future by many. They open up the door to a world of new possibilities and new form factors. Most iPhone users and hardcore Apple loyalists are also looking forward to the company’s first foldable iPhone. The truth, however, is that a foldable iPhone is still a few years away — that is if Apple ever decides to release one.
Earlier this week, Samsung announced its Galaxy S20 lineup. Jumping on the 5G bandwagon, the company has made sure that all the three different S20 variants support 5G. Apple also plans on doing something similar as it intends to launch all iPhone 12 models later this year with 5G. The launch of the Galaxy S20 gives us a good idea of some of the changes that Apple will have to make to its iPhone lineup this year as well due to 5G.
2019 saw Apple release almost 10+ products and services. The company which was once known for iPhones now has a multitude of products and services that are growing rapidly. And I had said in one of my previous editorials, this was also the year when Apple started paying attention to what consumers wanted.
I have an iPhone 11 Pro, you won’t be surprised to learn (and I reviewed it). It’s stunningly polished and does almost everything I want a smartphone to do. Then there’s the larger ‘Max’ sister device, with larger, 6.5″ display. But is there a way, an idea, a concept to fit a 8 or 9″ display in your pocket in a similar physical form factor? I’ve been playing with dual screen (LG V50 DS) and folding (Samsung Galaxy Fold) flagships and have come away a little underwhelmed – the Future hasn’t arrived just yet!
In around two months from now, Apple will unveil the 2019 iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Max. Thanks to leaks though, we already have a good idea of what to expect from these smartphones.
It has finally happened! After years, Apple’s Mac lineup is finally making sense. The company’s Mac lineup had become a confusing mess in recent years and it failed to cater to all kinds of customers with its product lineup.
Apple has been widely criticized over the last few years that it has ended up focusing too much on regular customers and has forgotten about prosumers — the ones that have helped the company in becoming what it is today. However, after the iMac Pro, Mac Pro, and the rumored 16-inch MacBook Pro, it is clear that Apple is once again focusing on pro customers.
iOS 13 is a massive update that introduces a plethora of new features and enhancements. It comes packed with a number of major new features and enhancements aimed at improving the overall usability of the OS. Despite packing some major headlining features though, iOS 13 does little to improve the home screen experience on the iPhone.