Samsung has long been known for copying Apple’s designs for its smartphones with Apple even suing Samsung in an epic, multiyear legal battle over designs and alleged patent violations.
But now something unusual may be happening in the smartphone world: Apple and Google may be poised to copy Samsung’s smartphone designs, the Business insider reports.
Back in 2015, Samsung released the Samsung Galaxy S6; a premium phone and alongside it the S6 Edge; a sister device that featured a curved screen along the edges.
Based on its market success, it followed up with the S7 and the S7 Edge in 2016. Then last month, it announced the release of the S8 with its standard curved edge screen with more recent adjustments like the radically shrunken bezels at the top and bottom of the device so the front is almost nothing but OLED screen.
While the S8 hasn’t officially been released to the public; which is to be later this month, the initial hands-on reviews have been very positive, with the innovative design getting praise. And according to the latest rumors, it sounds as if both Apple and Google plan to copy that design in their coming flagship phones.
First off, Apple is expected to unveil a 10th-anniversary edition of the iPhone this autumn. The “iPhone 8” is rumored to be getting a major redesign include a curved screen hugely similar to that of the S8. And Google also is due to bring out the second version of its high-end Pixel phone later this year, with reports coming that it will most likely be getting a curved screen as well.
However, it noteworthy to mention that these remain as rumors and are not proven as confirmed features.
In a 132 paged document, Samsung detailed how it could make its phones better by making them resemble the iPhone much more closely. But this time around, Samsung is leading the way and Apple and Google are playing catch-up.
BREAKING: Google Is Now A $1 Trillion Company
Google has recorded a milestone achievement of $1 trillion, joining the likes of Apple, Microsoft, and Amazon.
The search engine company was able to achieve the feat on Thursday, after its parent company, Alphabet ended the day’s trading at $1,451.70 per share, up 0.87 percent.
With Thursday’s achievement, Google became the fourth S&P 500 component to top the lofty level. Business Insider reported that while Apple and Microsoft are still valued at more than $1 trillion, Amazon which was the second US firm to ever hit the $1 trillion level back in September 2018 has since fallen below the number.
This is the first time that three American companies are worth at least $1 trillion at the same time. The most valuable company on the planet is still the oil giant Saudi Aramco, who went public last month at a valuation of $2 trillion and is currently worth around $1.8 trillion.
Alphabet’s record market valuation came after a historic change in leadership at the company. Recall that Sundar Pichai became the CEO of both Google and Alphabet after co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin announced that they would step back from the company which they founded in 1998.
Apple App Store Breaks Record, Earns $386m In A Single Day
Apple has reportedly broken a record by earning $386m from its app store in one day.
The App Store revenue for 2019 was record breaking and so was the amount earned just between Christmas Eve and New Year. The app store racked in a sum total of $1.42 billion between Christmas and New Year Day alone.
This is a 20% increase from 2019. 2019 was a great year for Apple as it was the launch of the Apple TV+, News+ and Arcade. Combined with Apple Music and Apple Pay.
However, Apple did not indicate the exact numbers each service brought but noted that Apple TV app will be coming to LG, Sony and VIZIO smart TVs.
Apple paid developers $38B in 2019, a quarter of what they’ve earned since the App Store launched in 2008 which is $155B.
Also Developers were paid $34B in 2018.
BEWARE: Your BANK Account Could Be Emptied Without An Alert → SEE HOW!
Dear All, Please let’s be very careful.. There is a new HIGH TECH FRAUD in town called the SIM SWAP FRAUD, and hundreds of persons are already VICTIMS.
How does it work?
- A new fraud called SIM SWAP has started. Your phone network will momentarily go blind / zero (No Signal / Zero Bars) and after a while a call will come through.
- The Person on the other end of the call will tell you that he is calling from (your cell phone company) depending on your network and that there is a problem in your mobile network.
- He will instruct you to Please press 1 on your phone to get the network back.
Please at this stage don’t Press anything, Just cut or END the call
If you press 1, the network will appear suddenly and almost immediately go blind again (Zero Bars) and by that action, your phone is #HACKED.
Within a second they will empty your bank account, thereby causing you untold damage.
– What you will experience –
It will appear as though your line is without Network, meanwhile your SIM has been SWAPPED.
The danger here is that, you will not get any alert of any transactions, so please those of us doing USSD Banking and Mobile Banking BEWARE. Let’s be very careful.
Please, share this article to your contacts, loved ones and friends. The fraud is increasing day by day.
Message from: a Cybersecurity Group
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