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Apple has just announced it’s Q1 2013 results. This quarter includes most recent holiday sales. This quarter Apple also launched iPhone 5, new iPods, new Macs, and new iPads. Apple has reported a record quarter for Q1 2013. Company posted a record $13.1 billion profit on a record $54.5 billion revenue. That’s compared to last years $13.06 billion profit on $46.33 billion in revenue in same quarter. iPhone sales were a record 47.8 million compared to 37.04 million iPhones a year ago and 26.9 million iPhones last quarter. iPad sales set a record too at 22.9 million iPads sold, compared to 15.43 million last year and 14 million last quarter. Overall, Apple sold 75 million iOS devices last quarter.
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LG announed that they have now shipped 1 million Optimus G smartphones. Company also revealed that it’s going to bring Optimus G to Europe and to China in Q1 2013. LG Optimus G was launched in the latter part of 2012, and now LG proudly announced that they have reached 1 million units shipped milestone. While you can’t quite compare these sales number to Galaxy S3 or iPhone, 1 million units shipped from LG is pretty impressive considering the limited availability of the device. LG Optimus G is currently available in South Korea, Canada, Japan and the United States.
LG is on the increase in term of smartphone sales, in Q3 2012 company broke it’s record in smartphones sales, and that was even before Nexus 4 sales numbers. LG is set to announce it’s Q4 earnings on January 30th, and it will be very interested how Nexus 4 impacted these numbers.
Apple is selling iPhone 5 successfully, but it now seems that the iPhone’s are too popular to be cool, according to report from Forbes. Forbes, also tells on same report that teens don’t want to see same device as they are using in hands of their parents, dentists or coffee baristas’s. Teens want latest, greatest phones that speaks to their generation. So what are now cool devices that teens want to use? Apparently Samsung Galaxy S3 and Microsoft Surface are both in, all teens should use these devices instead of Apple’s. It’s also believed that one reason is that Android devices are less expensive than Apple’s, which makes it more likely that parents are willing to buy new one for the teens, instead of handing them expensive iPhone.
Apple is rumored of making cheaper iPhone version for years now, and now rumors of cheaper iPhone has surfaced again. Now according to report from Wall Street Journal, Apple is “working on a lower-end iPhone,” citing only “people familiar with the matter” as proof. Site also states that the company has “explored such a device for years,” but that exploring is getting closer to reality as the smartphone’s are changing. New iPhone “could resemble the standard iPhone, with a different, less-expensive body”, meaning that cheap iPhone could look more like iPhone 3GS. Main reason for the launch of cheaper iPhone, could be high price of the iPhone 5 $649 in the U.S, and can even cost more overseas. You could get Android device with same or higher specs, but for less money.
Apple has just announced that App Store has just hit 40 billion total downloads, and that half of those were made in 2012. It’s remarkable that Apple hits 40 billion total downloads so fast, They’ve announced in March 2012 that they’ve crossed 25 billion total downloads mark. This sure tells us that App Store is more vibrant than ever, and that people are using and downloading more apps than ever. Read the full press release after the break.
Nvidia announced today Tegra 4 processor at CES 2013 in Las Vegas. Nvidia’s next generation Tegra 4 processor features 72 GPU cores, 4 A15 CPU cores, and a 4G LTE processor. This basically means that it takes 27 seconds to load 25 unique web pages with Tegra 4 processor, previously Nexus 10 it took 50 seconds. Nvidia even claims that the Tegra 4 processor is faster than iPad 4, Droid DNA and Kindle Fire HD. In photography Tegra 4 processor handles HDR photos better than iPhone 5, which usually takes 2 seconds to process, Tegra 4 it takes only 0.2 seconds! You can read the full press release after the break.
One of the wildest and futuristic gadgets in the CES 2013 must be HAPIfork. It’s a “smart fork” that has a bluetooth radio, a capacitive sensor, and a vibration motor built-in. Basic idea is that as you eat, every time the fork touches your mouth it triggers a sensor, measuring your bites on the app. It even tells you to eat slower by vibrating if you eat too fast. HAPIfork was created by French HABIlabs’, and the idea was to help you to eat slower and it helps you lose weight.
The fork pairs with your mobile app that not only tracks every bite, but also when your meal begins, ends, and even how long each “fork duration” is. Hapilabs says that its fork will be available soon for $99.99. A USB version that pairs with your computer is set for release in Q2, but if you want to hook your fork up to your mobile you’ll have to wait until Q3 for the Bluetooth-enabled version.