Apple Acquires Artificial Intelligence Company Perceptio

What is this?

Perceptio makes software that enables the function of complex artificial intelligence on smart phones without the need to large amounts of data in the cloud. It also specialises in AI software that determines images using deep learning rather than having delve through reams of information.

Bloomberg reports that, “Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans.”

 

Why is this important?

This is very important when it comes to Apples privacy policies and its desire to minimise the invasion of privacy for its users. It has been rumoured that Perceptio will play a very significant part on Siri’s upgrading.

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Apple sold 13 million iPhone 6s and 6s Plus

What is this?

The recently released iPhone 6s and 6s Plus made a huge buzz because of its astounding sales record for its first week of release totalling 13 million. The new iPhones were released last Sept 25, for walk-in customers only.

The rise in sales was mostly due to the countries where the iPhones were sold. US, Japan, Hong kong and China were the first ones to get first dibs of these new iPhone models which played a huge impact to its high sales.

 

Why is this important?

Apple has been expected to sell an estimate of 78.4 million iPhones towards the end of the year. Apple’s CEO Tim Cook says in a press release, “We can’t wait to bring iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus to more customers. The feedback is incredible.”

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Move To iOS App Available To Android Users

What is this?

Apple has just released iOS 9 and to those who are planning to make the big switch can have a sigh of relief. The move to iOS app securely transfers all kinds of content for you.This covers all the essentials: contacts, calendars, email accounts, message history, and your camera roll. The iPhone will automatically set up a private Wi-fi connection, then a security code is required to start the transition. The app is launching ahead of the new iPhone models which will be on Sept. 25, 2015.

 

Why is this important?

This is a convenient way of transferring files for consumers who are still not iPhone users but have decided to get the new iPhone models. This is also a clever strategy because it will persuade consumers to get the new iPhones as it’s been made hassle free because of this new app. Not only that but the app also securely transfers all kinds of content for the users. With this App, it has taken something that is very time consuming and causes worry and has made it stress free. Does your app idea do this?

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The iPad Pro: What You Need To Know

What is this?

In addition to new iPhones, Apple TV and Apple X Hermes watches, they also announced its newest member of the iPad family which is the iPad Pro. With its 12.9 inch display, this new iPad will surely be a start of something revolutionary when it comes to the iPad line-up.

The iPad Pro is built to deliver a lot of things because of its iOS 9’s split screen multi-tasking process. Its screen is large enough to put two iPad Air screens together. One of the iPad Pro’s notable component is the pencil. It is a stylus that you can use to write on it or just doodle.

 

Why is this important?

iPad Pro has been designed to function as a mini laptop because of its specs and capacity. It comes with a screen cover that you can use as a keypad. It also comes with 2732×2048 resolution screen which is simply gorgeous. It makes the screen bright and videos appear crisp. This will surely challenge its competitors to come up with something as functional and as stylish as this. This new iPad could influence a new wave of larger tablets being released. This will surly affect app development as apps will now need to cater for the bigger screen and how people will use them. There will be no need for big buttons to press on an app if people are using a pencil right?

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ForceTouch Technology on the iPhone 6S?

What is this?

The new iPhone 6S, which is due for release in the next few weeks, will include ForceTouch Technology. With this, app function will be varied depending on the amount of pressure applied to the screen. This was first featured on the Apple Watch and enables the user to essentially ‘right-click’ This function is being used already on other Apple products so why stop with the new iPhone 6S?

 

Why is this important?

Apple are still making advances and creating more dimension to the IPhone. This will effect future app development in a big way, as new features will need to be implemented into App functionality. Also, the home button may be eradicated in future IPhones! With ForceTouch functionality, it will bring up additional menus and options. Why have a home screen button when you can just press the screen instead?

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