Posts Tagged ‘iPhone’

How #smartphones are transforming personal #healthcare – an annotated infographic

January 18, 2017

 

More than 1.2 million people living in London are to be offered medical diagnosis using Babylon – an “artificial intelligence” (AI) app which gives patients access to a virtual health service in their pocket.

Babylon’s AI doctor is just one of the powerful tools that have transformed smartphones into mobile medical clinics.

In 2016 the US Food and Drug Administration approved 36 smartphone apps and devices. Now, smartphones are being used to perform ultrasound scans, measure heart rhythm, blood pressure and glucose levels, and execute an array of lab tests from liver and kidney function to identifying communicable diseases and even analysing DNA sequences.

E&T magazine was at CES 2017 at the start of the year – read our report on the latest healthcare technology.

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#Apple launch event, September 2015 – Hey Siri, are we getting close? – an annotated infographic

September 8, 2015

Ahead of yet another major Apple event, we pontificate on what shiny new delights the Cupertino computing conglomerate might bedazzle us with.

Wednesday’s 09-09-15 launch event (taking date scheduling tips from that other Apple, mayhaps?) will take place at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco. As it happens, this is the same venue where the late Steve Jobs unveiled the Apple II computer waaaaay back in 1977. The circle remains unbroken.

This time around, the company has a veritable “slew” of new products (what a terribly unattractive word “slew” is), making this week’s event possibly Apple’s biggest to date, with multiple products receiving substantial upgrades.

New Apple tv, new remote control possibly doubling as a gamepad, new iPads, new iPhones and who knows what else?

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Apple: launching some more of that stuff you like

Apple: launching some more of that stuff you like

#Apple #iPhone7 rumours, models, screen technology, new features – an annotated infographic

July 7, 2015

It’s the traditional annual event: no sooner has the dust settled on one new iPhone release, folk becoming accustomed to the look and feel of the latest shiny Cupertino telephonic device, their thoughts idly turning to perhaps acquiring one at next upgrade, than all rational thoughts are torpedoed by interwebs whispers about the next next shiny Cupertino telephonic device.

It’s all about new screen technologies for the iPhone 7, according to the usual swirling rumour mills and tech gossip mongers.

Apple has begun manufacturing its next generation iPhone, with Force Touch technology, first seen in the Apple Watch. Recent patent filings also show the tech giant is experimenting with all-new input systems.

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Apple iPhone 7

Apple iPhone 7

 

#Apple profits go through the roof as the #iPhone6 takes off in China – an annotated infographic

January 28, 2015

Apple: officially not short of a few quid.

The California-based, Chinese manufacturer-preferring computer giant reported first quarter profits of $18 billion – the biggest ever made by a public company. The profits were boosted by record sales of iPhones, with Apple shifting 74.5 million iPhones in the three months to December 27. It seems redundant to qualify this statement by adding that this was well ahead of most analysts’ expectations.

Ironically, it’s the Chinese thinking global, buying local that has powered much of this growth, with sales up over 70 per cent in that territory. Apparently this iPhone boom equates to something ridonkulous like 10 iPhones sold every second. That sort of statistic is hard to get your head around.

E&T news reported the full story of Apple’s bank-busting record profits this morning.

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Apple profits balloon: up, up and away

Apple profits balloon: up, up and away

#AppleWatch and #iPhone6 officially here… and there was much rejoicing – an annotated infographic

September 10, 2014

And lo, it came to pass: Apple finally announced some new gadgets and the interwebs went in to meltdown.

As everyone in the world now knows – even people in medical comas and lost civilizations deep in the Belgian Congo, prob’ly – Apple has unveiled its newest iPhone, alongside a larger-screened version and the company’s first foray into the wearables market – the Apple Watch.

The iPhone 6, the latest iteration of the company’s flagship smartphone, has already boosted screen size from the 4 inch iPhone 5S to 4.7 inches, but the new iPhone 6 Plus comes with a 5.5-inch screen, closer to the increasingly popular ‘phablets’ produced by companies such as Samsun and HTC.

The company also revealed the first new product to be developed and introduced under CEO Tim Cook’s reign, is a smartwatch wirelessly tethered to the iPhone that can receive phone calls and messages, play music, serve as a digital wallet to pay for goods and monitor heart rates via special sensors.

“I am so excited and I am so proud to share it with you this morning. It is the next chapter in Apple’s story,” said Cook. “Apple Watch is most personal device we’ve ever created.”

Read the E&T news story in full online, covering the Apple iPhone 6 and Apple Watch in detail.

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OMG!! Apple iPhone 6 and Apple Watch!! Etc!!!

Apple iPhone 6 and Apple Watch released!!! OMG, WTF and so forth!!!

#Apple #iPhone6 is a new threat to Samsung’s sliding market share – an annotated infographic

September 5, 2014

It’s been a topsy-turvy week for Apple, first with the news that it was probably a vulnerability in its iCloud service that was exploited in order to winkle out amateur-ish, pseudo-saucy photos of foolish celebrity ladies; then the news that it probably wasn’t iCloud’s fault; to finally the announcement from its 2012 arch eco-nemesis Greenpeace that Apple is now looking pretty spiffy in the renewable energy department – much classier than Microsoft, Google and Amazon, for instance.

Now with the iPhone 6 launch imminent, Apple is looking forward to giving its most-hated market rival Samsung a sound kicking in the finances. Seen by many as the Android foil to Apple’s iOS devices, Samsung has already lost seven per cent of its global smartphone market share in the last 12 months. The launch of the super-sized iPhone 6, along with a possible iWatch, could see the stock price of the Korean tech giant/serial intellectual property appropriator slide further south – and this in spite of, or possibly because of, the release of such nonsensical gadgetry as the Samsung Gear VR headset.

Apple’s stock, naturally, is at an all-time high.

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Apple iPhone 6 threat to Samsung

Apple iPhone 6 threat to Samsung

More #Apple #iPhone6 rumours – product images, new features, tech spec – an annotated infographic

August 22, 2014

Hey, if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em in blogging about it: Apple’s iPhone 6, scheduled to revolutionise our lives and transform the very fabric of society (again) any day now.

The 2014 incarnation of the iPhone is expected to include a larger, redesigned form factor with a choice of 4.7″ or 5.5″ diagonal screens. The 4.7″ model is thought to be launching first, with the 5.5″ model following later.

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Apple iPhone 6, possibly

Apple iPhone 6, possibly

#Apple stock price hits $100+ all-time high as #iPhone6 fever froths up – an annotated infographic

August 20, 2014

As the world readies itself for the official seismic news of – gasp! – another iPhone to drop, Apple is already reaping the stock market benefit of the heady, intoxicating swirl of rumours, “leaked” prototype images, Photoshop-mockups and typically foolish conjecture erupting out of the interwebs from every digital orifice.

When the exchanges closed on Tuesday August 19, Apple’s stock price had hit a record high of $100.53 per share. Cashing in six of those bad boys would buy you a new iPhone. We don’t know whether to laugh or cry at that.

Either way, we sure as sugar wish we’d bought a sackload of Apple stock when it was way off the $100 pace, not much more than a couple of years ago. Oh well!

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Apple stock: like angels printing money

Apple stock: like angels printing money

 

Next Apple #iPhone to have curved glass edges and choice of screen sizes – an annotated graphic

November 14, 2013

A 21st-century day just wouldn’t feel complete without an Apple iPhone rumour, so without further ado here’s a new one to chew on: iPhones with curved glass edges. Ooh, and a choice of screen sizes, too. Just like, err, arch-rivals Samsung’s product range (those guys are back in court again…). Yes, ladies and gentlemen, we hereby present to you the Apple iPhablet. Possibly.

Apparently frustrated at the visible bezel around the iPhone screen edge, Apple is rumoured to be working on curved-glass edges to rid their flagship mopho of unsightly edges. Presumably visible bezels are the tech design equivalent of VPL. In tandem with the smoothy smoothness, another rumoured idea is a larger screen size.

Personally, your correspondent is not impressed with the ever-expanding size of what are still at heart mobile phones. It’s not like the human head is getting any longer or wider. Saying that, a mobile handset shaped like the old GPO 746 dial telephone would be officially Awesome. That was a really comfortable fit for the human head. And you could rest it between your cheek and your shoulder very easily while you wrote something down. Beats holding something flat the size of a paperback book to the side of your head any day.

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New iPhone design rumours

New iPhone design rumours

#Apple iPhone 5 rumours – an annotated graphic

August 8, 2013

The self-perpetuating interwebs rumour mill continues to churn out Apple iPhone 5 rumours all the live long day, with most consensus coalescing around the notions of an flagship iPhone 5S, with enhanced Security features, and a new iPhone 5C, decked out in snazzy touch-esque Colours and made of plastic, not aluminium.

As ever with Apple, we won’t know until they tell us, but in the meantime consider this infographic our small contribution to the mountain of Apple rumour. And consider this collected page of E&T news our contribution to the mountain of actual Apple fact.

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Latest Apple iPhone rumours

Latest Apple iPhone rumours