Some of us were hoping that the iPad Mini could come sporting the attractive gold color, but Apple has decided to keep it only for the flagship iPhone 5s. But if you are still interested in buying a gold iPad, this time, the iPad Air, you can have a look at the gold iPad Air designed by the Computer Choppers company.
This 128 GB iPad Air has been engraved, laser cut, polished, plated, clear coated, and comes with a CNC’ed black acrylic inlay. But for $5, 000, it’s obvious that there will be limited quantities made.
There is nothing like a little competition to get us working on some extreme customizations for our ADEMOV brand products. Rather than polish another Gold iPad (like you've seen from us many times), we decided to up the ante a little bit to show everyone who creates the baddest luxury electronics on the planet. The pictured Gold iPad Air is polished, engraved, and machine cut with a black acrylic layer to match the black Apple logo. About the only step we left out was diamonds in the entire thing. This particular 24kt Gold iPad Air (128gb) will set you back $5,000 USD.
Source: Computer Choppers
According to a new report published by the NPD Group, Apple’s iPad managed to obtain the biggest share of tablet sales in the U.S. during 2013. What’s curious is that the same report points to the fact that sales of Google Chromebooks have surpassed those of Mac notebooks in the laptop market. The report goes on to mention that overall tablet sales captured more than 22 percent of all personal computing device sales. Apple’s iPad sales accounted for 59 percent of the tablet sales volume. Stephen Baker, vice president of industry analysis, NPD, said the following
The iPad accounted for 15.8% of personal computing device sales, almost twice than Android’s share of 8.7% and Windows tablets at 2.2%. Last year, Apple’s iconic tablet share was even bigger, as it made up for 17.1% of sales.
The market for personal computing devices in commercial markets continues to shift and change. New products like Chromebooks, and reimagined items like Windows tablets, are now supplementing the revitalization that iPads started in personal computing devices. It is no accident that we are seeing the fruits of this change in the commercial markets as business and institutional buyers exploit the flexibility inherent in the new range of choices now open to them.
Source: NPD Group
CTIA The Wireless Association is a trade group that represents the international wireless telecommunications industry with members consisting of cellular, personal communication services and enhanced specialized mobile radio providers and suppliers. Now, it has released a very useful new solution, called Know My App that lets you estimate an app’s data usage before downloading it.
You will find on the website of the Know My App app a growing list of popular mobile apps with their respective data usage that has been broken down in several useful categories. Thus, by using this really helpful tool, you will be able to know how much data your favorite app is using when it’s downloaded, at initialization, during active run time and during background time.
At the moment, there are Android and iOS apps listed there. AppleInsider has tested music streaming service Pandora for iOS and found out that an average use of 2526.57MB per month was registered, which represents 842 percent of a 300MB plan, 246 percent of a 1GB plan and 61 percent of a 4GB plan. Keep an eye on this tool as more apps will be added.
An app is mobile software that adds a function or feature to a wireless device; popular apps include games, social networks, maps, and music/video sharing. Whether you have an unlimited plan or a monthly allotment, it’s important to understand how apps use data before you purchase or download them since your wireless experience – from the app, data usage, battery life and network speeds – will be impacted. For consumers, CTIA-The Wireless Association, along with its members and the app developer community, created KnowMyApp.org so you know how the most popular apps use data. With Intertek Testing Services North America, we offer data usage estimates on some of the most popular apps in the Apple and Google stores.
Source: AppleInsider, iPhoneforums
We have just shared with you a fresh report according to which, the number of activated iOS devices has increased by 2.3 Times on Christmas Day. And, if you recall, we previously have published another interesting analysis from IBM which was showing that more than 80% of mobile Black Friday sales were placed from an iPhone or iPad.
Now, IBM has released a fresh study that highlights the same idea – iOS devices are more popular than Android for the holiday shopping season in the U.S. Here’s what the IBM Holiday Benchmark Staff had to say with reference to the iOS vs Android fight:
23 percent of total online sales on Christmas in the United States is a big number and it represents almost a quarter from the total number of sales. Compare that to only 4.6 percent that were made from Android devices. Also, the overall online traffic from iOS devices was bigger than the one coming from Android, 32.6 percent compared to 14.8 percent.
As a percentage of total online sales, iOS was more than five times higher than Android, driving 23 percent vs. 4.6 percent for Android. On average, iOS users spent $93.94 per order, nearly twice that of Android users, who spent $48.10 per order. iOS also led as a component of overall traffic with 32.6 percent vs. 14.8 percent for Android.
Source: IBM, iPhoneForums
According to new data published by mobile analytics firm Flurry, the rate of device activations for Apple more than doubled on Christmas Day this year, registering a 2.3x growth. Rival company Samsung saw activations of its hardware grow 1.9 times on December 25, but the the real winner was Amazon, with an impressive 24-fold surge in new Kindle devices. Mary Ellen Gordon flom Flurry said the following:
Overall device activations were up by 63% compared to an average day in the first three weeks of December, which shows that many have chosen tech products as Christmas gifts. Flurry also explains why Amazon was so successful:
In each of the past three years, Apple has experienced a larger Christmas lift than Samsung; however the gap between them narrowed this year compared to previous years. While the magnitude of the Christmas increase is smaller for these manufacturers than for Amazon, their baseline level of activations is so large that even a doubling of daily activations on Christmas (1.9x for Samsung and 2.3x for Apple this year, according to our data) represents a large number of devices.
What tablet or smartphone have you bought this Christmas?
We believe price, business model, target market, and form factor all contribute to the big boost in Kindle activations at Christmas relative to other times of the year. Amazon sells Kindle tablets at cost, putting them within the Christmas budgets of more people than some other devices. The reason Amazon sells tablets at cost is that for them tablets are a channel for promoting physical goods and promoting and delivering digital content. That same retail business model means that Amazon is top of mind for many consumers during the holiday season, giving it lots of opportunity to promote its tablets as Christmas gifts.
Source: Flurry, iPhoneForums
The tablet market is moving at a fast pace all over the world, and Apple’s iPad has always been seen as the king of the hill. But now, new data from IDC shows that iPad is losing its market share in the United Kingdom, as shoppers orient themselves towards cheaper tablets as gifts for the holiday season.
According to Francisco Jeronimo, research director for the analysts at IDC, 2013 was the year of the tablet as 7.6 million tablets were shipped to the UK in the first three quarters of the year, which represents a year-on-year growth of 192% for the same period in 2012. The average sale price was $407, generating around $3 billion in sales. The same report says that 38% of the sales were Apple's iPad, but tablets powered by Google's Android software won 56% of the market. Jeronimo added the following:
Besides popular tablets like Google’s Nexus 7, other surprising tablets have managed to garner many sales. Retailer Tesco has launched its Hudl tablet for £119 (around $195), which has managed to undercut the competition including the iPad, Nexus 7 and even Amazon's Kindle Fire tablet models. Tesco managed to sell 300,000 Hudl units in the first two months after launch. The same analyst explains the advantages of cheaper Android tablets.
The very low end tablet market saw very strong sales this year, which is something we're expecting to continue into next year and beyond – especially for Christmas
What do you think about this? Will this trend continue in other countries besides the UK or Apple will manage to maintain the crown of the tablet market with its iPad?
Tablets under £100 have excellent gifting potential this Christmas. Parents looking to give gifts to children and teenagers are unlikely to spend £400-500 on a tablet, so tablets sub-£100 are less of an investment and more of an attractive disposable gift that doesn't matter so much if it gets broken.
Almost ten days ago, we shared with you the news that Apple had published the list with the best apps of 2013 from various categories. Now, we want to turn your attention to Disney Animated, which has been selected as the best iPad app of the soon to end 2013 year.
It is the first time that Disney has been awarded this title, being selected out of the 100,000 iPad apps launching on the App Store in 2013. To put it briefly, the app is basically an animated toolbox featuring decades of Disney art.
The app represents a joint project of Disney Interactive, Walt Disney Animation Studios, and developer Touch Press and is considered a “premium” iPad app, provided that you have to pay $9.99 to get it. By using the app, Disney fans will have access to animated character assets including text, art, sound, images, interviews, and interactive activities. Many of the digital assets were previously unavailable to the public and represent exclusive content.
Discover how Walt Disney Animation Studio films are brought to life. Dozens of top animators, artists, technicians, and designers contributed to making Disney Animated an unprecedented hands-on experience. Disney Animated, presented in English, captures the original storytelling of all Disney animated feature films, allowing you to browse never before seen concept art, visual effects and more.
Source: Disney Animated on iTunes
A new Apple patent uncovered by the AppleInsider publication details a new interesting functionality that Siri could get in the future. According to the filing, Siri could search and tag photos from your iPhone or iPad by using natural speech input. The patent filing is entitled “Voice-Based Image Tagging and Searching” and is described like this on the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office website:
Along with the introduction of iOS 7, Apple has started automatically sorting users’ iPhone photos based on time taken and location. Now, this patent takes it further, by letting Siri recognize the assigned tags on the people, locations or activity taking place in the photograph.
The electronic device with one or more processors and memory provides a digital photograph of a real-world scene. The electronic device provides a natural language text string corresponding to a speech input associated with the digital photograph. The electronic device performs natural language processing on the text string to identify one or more terms associated with an entity, an activity, or a location. The electronic device tags the digital photograph with the one or more terms and their associated entity, activity, or location.
For example, if you will take a picture and will annotate the following: “this is me at the beach”, Siri would be able to understand and tag the photo with the relevant information. Then, in order to retrieve the stored images, all you’d then need to do is to say ”show me photos of me at the beach”. Siri will then supposedly fetch the pictures that interest you.
The application was filed by Apple with the USPTO in March of this year and is credited to Jan Erik Solem and Thijs Willem Stalenhoef.
Source: AppleInsider, iPhoneForums
At the beginning of this month, we were sharing with you an amazing portrait of Morgan Freeman that has been finger-painted on an iPad. This time the story also involves painting done on the iPad but not by humans, but by cats. Some of the cats currently living in at the Belfast (Ireland) adoption center of Cats Protection in Dundonald have been painting, and their creations are on sale to raise money for the Cats Protection charity organization.
During the painting, the rescue cats have enjoyed hours of stimulation and enjoyment, chasing a mouse by using the Paint For Cats iPad app. The squeaking mouse moves around the screen, obviously making the cat to try and catch it. So, when the little feline pounces or scratches the screen, a brushstroke will be imprinted. Bel Livingstone, manager of the adoption center, explained:
Volunteer Valeria Higgins, who started the project, added the following:
We always knew our cats were special but I really didn’t realise the wealth of untapped talent here. Everyone’s welcome to come along and view the cat art on display and of course take the opportunity to meet the artists.
[quote] The cats displayed very different artistic styles. Some were very keen to start painting and would cover the whole canvas within a matter of seconds, while others would look at the screen and ponder what they wanted to draw – ending up with just a single paw print in the middle of the painting. All the artwork is totally unique. [quote]
There are currently 39 paintings available with prices starting from £1 for a small print and framed paintings for £10.
Source: Cult of Mac
AppleInsider’s staff has caught an interesting report from Turkish language publication emlakkulisi.com. According to it, Tim Cook and some top Apple executives will be in Turkey next year to meet with President Abdullah Gül to discuss about the "FATIH Project," which has been created to replace blackboards and textbooks with modern computing devices, such as the iPad. Back in May, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, has paid a visit to Apple’s headquarters, probably to see if Apple’s latest technological advancements were worthy to consider iPads for the FATIH project.
At the moment, nothing has been made official, but if Turkey indeed looks to include iPads in such an important education deal, then probably more countries will follow, once a successful example has been set. Overall, Apple could deliver for the Turkish government more than 13 million iPads over a four-year period.
The program's initial phase calls for the acquisition of 10.6 million tablets and could be followed by another purchase of between 2 to 2.5 million iPads. In total, the initiative is scheduled to roll out over a four-year period and is expected to cost between $3 and $4 billion. Along with the presidential meeting, the publication claims Cook is also planning to visit Turkey's first Apple Store in Istanbul's Zorlu Center, which is set to open early next year. The over 21,500-square-foot location is said to feature an all-glass cube-like cap structure similar to the famous Fifth Avenue store in New York.
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