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iPhone 12 Pro Beats Samsung Note 20 Ultra in App Loading Speed Test

Wednesday November 4, 2020 12:31 pm PST by
Apple's iPhone 12 Pro has successfully outperformed the Samsung Note 20 Ultra in a real world app speed test conducted by PhoneBuff, with the A14 chip and 6GB RAM winning out over the Snapdragon 856 chip and 12GB RAM in Samsung's smartphone. The performance test measured how long it took each phone to open a series of apps. Each smartphone opened the same series of apps, including Facebook,...

Apple Slips to Fourth Place for Smartphone Market Share, Overtaken by Xiaomi

Friday October 30, 2020 6:29 am PDT by
Apple has shipped 10.6 percent fewer iPhones year-on-year in the third quarter of 2020, meaning that it has been overtaken by Xiaomi for the first time, according to new data shared by IDC. The report details how Apple is now ranked as the fourth-largest smartphone manufacturer by market share. This is the first time that Apple has ranked fourth, with Xiaomi, Huawei, and Samsung exceeding...

After Mocking Apple, Samsung May Remove Power Adapter From Galaxy S21 Box

Tuesday October 27, 2020 5:29 pm PDT by
Samsung's Galaxy S21, coming in 2021, may not include a power adapter or headphones in the box, according to reports from Korean media sites highlighted by SamMobile. Rumors earlier this year also said that Samsung was considering removing these accessories from future smartphone models, but that didn't stop Samsung from mocking Apple for selling the iPhone 12 models without a power adapter...

Samsung Mocks Apple for Ditching Power Adapters With iPhone 12 Lineup

Thursday October 15, 2020 12:51 pm PDT by
Samsung on its social channels is mocking Apple for removing the power adapter from the iPhone 12 lineup and other iPhone models, pointing out the fact that the Samsung Galaxy smartphones continue to ship with a power adapter. "Included with your Galaxy," reads a Samsung Facebook post that features a picture of a power adapter. Apple notably is no longer providing power adapters or...

Apple Reportedly Orders 'Large Number' of Samsung Foldable Mobile Phone Display Samples

Thursday September 10, 2020 10:08 am PDT by
Samsung will reportedly provide foldable display samples for a potential future iPhone, following a request from Apple, according to leaker "Ice Universe," who has today shared the information on Weibo. The "large number" of foldable displays will be samples for use in mobile phone devices, and Samsung will apparently supply the units to Apple for the duration of one year. The leaker also...

Apple, Amazon, Google, and Zigbee Alliance Standard for Smart Home Technology on Track for 2021 Release

Tuesday September 8, 2020 11:17 am PDT by
Last year, Apple, Amazon, Google, and the Zigbee Alliance, which includes Ikea, Samsung, and Philips, announced a new working group known as "Project Connected Home over IP" that set about developing an IP-based open-source connectivity standard for smart home products, with a focus on increased compatibility, security, and simplified development for manufacturers. The group has today announced a ...

The Best Features in Samsung's New Galaxy Note20 That Apple Should Adopt

Monday August 24, 2020 3:37 pm PDT by
Samsung at the beginning of August introduced its new flagship Galaxy Note20 smartphone, which will compete with Apple's upcoming iPhone 12 models. We're going to do an in-depth comparison when the ‌iPhone 12‌ comes out, but for now, we thought we'd take a look at the new Galaxy Note20 to highlight some of its best features. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. Many of...

Samsung Launches Apple Card Competitor Starting in the UK

Tuesday August 18, 2020 9:15 am PDT by
Samsung's answer to Apple Card, Samsung Pay Card, has launched in the UK. Samsung has paired with Mastercard and fintech company "Curve" to power the new service. Curve allows users to link existing cards together and then decide which accounts should be used for different purchases. For reasons that are not entirely clear, existing Curve customers are ineligible to apply for Samsung Pay Card. ...

Samsung's Galaxy Buds Live vs. Apple's AirPods Pro

Thursday August 13, 2020 2:48 pm PDT by
Samsung last week unveiled new flagship smartphones and the new bean-shaped Galaxy Buds Live, a set of wireless earbuds with Active Noise Cancellation that are designed to rival Apple's AirPods Pro. We got a set of the new Galaxy Buds Live and compared them to the ‌AirPods Pro‌ in our latest YouTube video. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. Priced at $179, the Galaxy...

Samsung Launches Galaxy Note 20, Galaxy Z Fold 2, and Galaxy Buds to Compete With Apple's iPhones and AirPods Pro

Wednesday August 5, 2020 11:07 am PDT by
Samsung today held a virtual Galaxy Unpacked event where it unveiled its next-generation smartphones that will compete with Apple's 2020 iPhone lineup, set to come out in the fall. Samsung announced the launch of the Galaxy Note 20 and the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, the two newest devices in the Note lineup, and, more notably, the Galaxy Z Fold 2, Samsung's latest foldable smartphone. The...

Samsung Announces Galaxy Z Flip 5G Smartphone Starting at $1,449.99

Wednesday July 22, 2020 9:00 am PDT by
Samsung today announced the Galaxy Z Flip 5G smartphone, a new device that is essentially the same model launched earlier in 2020, now with 5G support. Continuing with the design of the previous model, the Galaxy Z Flip 5G can be folded in half and unfolds to a full 6.7-inch AMOLED display. You can also open the device halfway, in "Flex Mode," letting you view content on the top half of the ...

Apple Pays Samsung an Estimated $950 Million for Missing OLED Panel Purchase Targets

Monday July 13, 2020 11:03 am PDT by
Apple in the second quarter of 2020 paid Samsung approximately $950 million for not meeting OLED panel purchase goals established in agreements between the two companies, according to display analysts at Display Supply Chain Consultants. Samsung last week shared guidance on revenue and operating profit for the second quarter of 2020, which included a one-time gain related to its display...

Samsung to Follow Apple and Stop Offering Power Adapters With Smartphones Next Year

Wednesday July 8, 2020 10:56 am PDT by
Samsung does not plan to include chargers in the boxes of some of its smartphones starting in 2021, according to Korean site ETnews (via The Verge). Samsung, like Apple, is planning to nix power adapters because chargers "have become widespread" and it will allow the company to reduce smartphone production costs. Multiple rumors have suggested that Apple plans to stop offering power...

Apple Music Real-Time Lyrics Now Available on Samsung Smart TVs

Tuesday July 7, 2020 4:15 am PDT by
Apple and Samsung partnered to launch an Apple Music app for Samsung smart TVs in April, and from today the app also supports real-time lyrics (via Macerkopf.de). Real-time lyrics lets ‌‌Apple Music‌‌ listeners view song lyrics in a karaoke-style while songs are playing, allowing them to sing along to the music. ‌Apple Music‌ synchronous lyrics are available for Samsung Smart TV models from...

Samsung Expected to Provide Nearly 80% of OLED Displays for iPhone 12 Lineup [Updated]

Tuesday May 26, 2020 9:30 am PDT by
Despite Apple's focus on diversifying its suppliers for various components in its products, Samsung Display is expected to still provide nearly 80 percent of the OLED displays used in this year's "iPhone 12" lineup, according to a preview of a DigiTimes report that will be published in full tomorrow. Samsung Display has obtained nearly 80% of the overall panel orders for Apple's...

Samsung's New Outdoor 'Terrace' Smart TV Supports Apple TV App and AirPlay 2

Thursday May 21, 2020 12:51 pm PDT by
Samsung today announced the launch of a new "Terrace" 4K TV, which is designed to be used outdoors. The Terrace features an IP55 water and dust resistance rating, so it's able to hold up to light water exposure. Like most newly released Samsung TVs, the Terrace TV includes support for the Apple TV app, which allows users to access ‌Apple TV‌ content like iTunes movies and TV shows, and ‌Apple...

Samsung's T7 Portable SSD Now Available for Purchase

Tuesday May 19, 2020 8:00 am PDT by
Samsung today announced that its new T7 Portable SSD is available for purchase, joining the T7 Touch in Samsung's 2020 portable SSD lineup. Samsung first announced the new T7 Portable SSD in January at CES, but focused on releasing the more expensive T7 Touch with fingerprint sensor first. The T7 Portable SSD is similar to the T7 Touch, measuring in at the size of a business card. The...

Samsung Announces 'Innovative' Debit Card Launching this Summer

Friday May 8, 2020 5:06 am PDT by
We're still waiting to hear news about Apple Card's performance relative to the major card issuers, but that hasn't stopped Samsung from announcing plans to launch an "innovative" debit card as part of a new mobile-first money management platform the company has been developing over the last year. Announced on Thursday in a blog post by Samsung Pay vice-president Sang Ahn, the forthcoming...

Demo: Using Apple Music on a Samsung TV

Thursday April 23, 2020 1:47 pm PDT by
Samsung and Apple have partnered to bring the Apple Music app to Samsung TVs, and as of today, the ‌Apple Music‌ service and dedicated app can be accessed on Samsung TV sets manufactured in 2018 and later. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. We have a Samsung TV so we thought we'd check out how ‌Apple Music‌ works, as this is the first time that Apple has brought the ‌A...

Apple Music Launches on 2018 and Later Samsung Smart TVs

Thursday April 23, 2020 8:12 am PDT by
Apple and Samsung have partnered to launch an Apple Music app for Samsung smart TVs, according to The Verge. The app, which is rolling out today, will be supported on 2018 and later TVs. This is the first time ‌Apple Music‌ has expanded directly to smart TVs, and the app looks similar to the Apple TV version of ‌Apple Music‌. Many of Samsung's recent smart TVs also support the ‌Apple TV‌...