Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 will soon be launched in India, an Amazon India teaser has revealed. The development comes a couple of weeks after the tablet’s support pages went live on Samsung India’s website. While the listing on the Samsung website delved out information on the Galaxy Tab A7’s Wi-Fi-only and LTE variants (model numbers SM-T500 and SM-T505, respectively), the Amazon page teases the tablet’s design and colour options. The tablet features a 10.4-inch display, a large battery, and a quad speaker setup.Samsung Galaxy Tab A7’s Amazon promotional page suggests that the tablet could come in at least three colour options. It also highlights the Galaxy Tab A7’s impressive display, gaming-oriented hardware, and an inbuilt “digital classroom and playground for kids.” Interested customers can press the ‘Notify Me’ button to get details on the upcoming tablet’s pricing in India, availability, and further details closer to the launch. The Galaxy Tab A7 has already been spotted in support pages on Samsung India’s website.Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 price (expected)Samsung hasn’t announced the pricing details of the Galaxy Tab A7 for India or other markets. However, an earlier report suggested that the tablet could be priced at EUR 235 (roughly Rs. 20,500) for the 32GB storage Wi-Fi only variant in Europe. The LTE variant may come with a EUR 293 (roughly Rs. 25,600) price tag. The 64GB Wi-Fi only model may be priced at EUR 266 (roughly Rs. 23,200), whereas the 64GB LTE variant could be priced at EUR 323 (roughly Rs. 28,200). The India pricings could be in line with the European pricing.Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 features (expected)Samsung has already revealed that the Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 sports a 10.4-inch screen with symmetrical bezel and a premium metal finish. It sports a screen-to-body ratio of 80 percent and is fitted with a quad speaker setup that supports Dolby Atmos technology.Is this the end of the Samsung Galaxy Note series as we know it? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below.Affiliate links may be automatically generated – see our ethics statement for details.
Apple Releases iOS 14.7.1, iPadOS 14.7.1, macOS Big Sur 11.5.1 Updates With Critical Bug Fixes: How to Update
Apple has released iOS 14.7.1, iPadOS 14.7.1, and macOS Big Sur 11.5.1 updates for its iPhone, iPad, and Mac devices, respectively. The updates fix a zero-day vulnerability that may have been actively exploited in the wild. Therefore, it is vital that all iPhone, iPad, and Mac users update their devices immediately to install the latest…
Apple has released iOS 14.7.1, iPadOS 14.7.1, and macOS Big Sur 11.5.1 updates for its iPhone, iPad, and Mac devices, respectively. The updates fix a zero-day vulnerability that may have been actively exploited in the wild. Therefore, it is vital that all iPhone, iPad, and Mac users update their devices immediately to install the latest fix and protect their devices and data. macOS Big Sur 11.5.1 also fixes a minor bug that had cropped up after the release of macOS Big Sur 11.5 update last week.The iOS 14.7.1, iPadOS 14.7.1, and macOS Big Sur 11.5.1 updates fix an issue with an application that may be able to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges — essentially allowing someone to hack into your device. Apple says that the vulnerability CVE-2021-30807 may have been actively exploited.The iOS 14.7.1 update also fixes a bug that prevented Touch ID on iPhones from unlocking an Apple Watch. “When you have Unlock with iPhone turned on, unlocking your iPhone unlocks your Apple Watch as long as you’re wearing it. An issue in iOS 14.7 affected the ability of iPhone models with Touch ID to unlock Apple Watch. This issue is fixed with iOS 14.7.1. Update your iPhone to get the latest software,” Apple’s description reads.The two updates are available for iPhone 6s and later, iPad Pro (all models), iPad Air 2 and later, iPad 5th generation and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation). Eligible users can go to Settings > General > Software Update and manually look for an update to install.macOS 11.5.1 update, as mentioned, fixes minor bugs that cropped up with the last big macOS 11.5 update. Users can update to the latest version by choosing System Preferences in the Apple menu and clicking on Software Update.These updates come just a week after macOS Big Sur 11.5, iOS 14.7, and iPadOS 14.7 updates were released. iOS 14.7 update, in particular, brought along support for MagSafe battery pack and new Apple Card features.
HP Leads Chromebook Shipments as Worldwide Market Posts 75 Percent Annual Growth in Q2 2021: Canalys
With HP at the pole position, the worldwide Chromebook market has posted a 75 percent year-on-year (YoY) growth in the second quarter of 2021 (Q2 2021), as per a global notebook market data report by Canalys. The market research firm said that despite a slowdown in shipments growth, Chromebooks continued to outperform the rest of…
With HP at the pole position, the worldwide Chromebook market has posted a 75 percent year-on-year (YoY) growth in the second quarter of 2021 (Q2 2021), as per a global notebook market data report by Canalys. The market research firm said that despite a slowdown in shipments growth, Chromebooks continued to outperform the rest of the PC product categories. When it comes to tablets, the report said the growth in shipments has started to stabilise as tablets posted a paltry 4 percent increase in shipments in Q2 2021.Chromebook shipments in Q2 2021As per the data shared by Canalys, Chromebook shipments growth declined in Q2 2021 as compared to the Q1 2021. However, on YoY basis, there was a 75 percent growth in shipments. [HP]https://gadgets.ndtv.com/laptops/hp-laptops) led the growth by capturing a 36.4 percent market share (4.3 million units) as compared to 29.5 percent a year ago, and registered a growth of 115.7 percent. Lenovo took the second spot by capturing 21 percent market share (2.6 million units), and Acer held 15.7 percent share (1.8 million units) in the quarter ending June. Dell and Samsung completed the top five with the latter registering a massive 324.4 percent growth in Q2 2021 on YoY basis.As per Brian Lynch, Research Analyst at Canalys, the Chromebook shipment growth is attributed to Chrome’s hold over the education space. He said since schools have begun to open up in key markets like North America and Western Europe, Chromebook shipments have remained elevated as governments and education ecosystems plan for long-term integration of Chromebooks within digital learning processes.“Google is set to bet big on the commercial segment this year,” the analyst said.Tablet shipments in Q2 2021When it comes to tablets, Q2 2021 saw a 4.3 percent growth in shipments on YoY basis. Although Apple’s annual growth declined by 0.5 percent, it remained the top vendor with a lion’s share of 36.3 percent (14.2 million units). The second spot was held by [Samsung]https://gadgets.ndtv.com/tablets/samsung-tablets) with a 20.5 percent share (8 million units), while the third-placed Lenovo with a 12 percent share had the highest growth out of the top five at 77.5 percent (4.7 million units). [Amazon]https://gadgets.ndtv.com/tablets/amazon-tablets) and Huawei completed the top five list of tablet vendors in Q2 2021.Canalys Research Analyst Himani Mukka says that this is the fifth consecutive quarter of year-on-year growth for the segment and that the demand for tablets will not slow down in the coming quarters.“Canalys expects to see stronger integration between the tablet and PC, allowing for smoother workflow transitions between multiple devices, which is especially attractive to those operating under hybrid and on-the-go workstyles,” Mukka noted.PC shipments in Q2 2021In the total PC market (including desktops, notebooks, and tablets), Lenovo reigned supreme once again, with a YoY growth of 22.9 percent (24.7 million units, 19.7 percent share). Apple remained in second place with a 5 percent growth (20.6 million units, 18.1 percent share). HP saw the lowest growth out of the top vendors with a shipment of 18.6 million units (15.8 percent share) and a 2.7 percent growth from a year ago. Dell and Samsung made up the remainder of the top five in overall PC market results for Q2 2021.
Apple Profit Nearly Doubles to $21.7 Billion as COVID-19 Lockdowns Eased
Apple said Tuesday its profit in the just-ended quarter nearly doubled amid improving consumer spending and a “growing sense of optimism” as pandemic lockdowns eased. The California tech giant’s profit rose to $21.7 billion (roughly Rs. 1,61,588 crores) on growth in iPhone sales and its increasingly important digital services.Revenue surged 36 percent from a year…
Apple said Tuesday its profit in the just-ended quarter nearly doubled amid improving consumer spending and a “growing sense of optimism” as pandemic lockdowns eased. The California tech giant’s profit rose to $21.7 billion (roughly Rs. 1,61,588 crores) on growth in iPhone sales and its increasingly important digital services.Revenue surged 36 percent from a year ago to $81.4 billion (roughly Rs. 6,06,100 crores), the best ever for the tech titan’s fiscal third quarter.”This quarter saw a growing sense of optimism for consumers in the United States and around the world, driving renewed hope for a better future,” chief executive Tim Cook told a conference call.”We are especially humbled that our technology has continued to play a key role in keeping our customers connected.”Cook said an easing of pandemic lockdowns helped boost consumer spending in many parts of the world, with Apple benefitting from that.He maintained that Apple can continue to grow as consumers seek new devices for superfast 5G wireless networks.”We’re only in the early innings of 5G, but already its incredible performance and speed have made a significant impact on how people can get the most out of our technology,” he said.”Customers love iPhone 12 for its superfast 5G speeds.”Speaking on the Indian market, Cook added, “We set June quarter records in Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Turkey, UAE, Poland, Czech Republic, India, obviously in China as I talked about before, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia… Those results are for the entire line of products that we have. And keep in mind, we still do have SE in the line. We launched it a year ago, but it’s still in the line today and is sort of our entry price point. And so I’m pleased with how all of them are doing and I think we need sort of that range of price points to accommodate the types of people that we want to accommodate. And so we’ve got something for the entry buyer who really wants to get into an iPhone and then something for the pro buyer who wants the very best iPhone that they can buy.”Apple shares were little changed in after-market trading following the results, which were stronger than most forecasts.Revenue from iPhone sales jumped some 50 percent and posted increases for its services such as digital payments, music, streaming television and gaming.The results come with Apple and other tech giants facing heightened pressure from antitrust enforcers around the world for their dominance of key economic sectors, which has increased during the pandemic.’Gold medal’Scott Kessler of the research firm Third Bridge said Apple was able to keep its momentum despite the global shortage of semiconductors, and sustained its growth in services, which have been important in diversifying its revenue stream.The chip shortage “didn’t seem to impact iPhone sales, which rose 50 percent,” Kessler said in a research note.”A major theme for the company over the last couple of years has been the emergence of services offerings and related revenues. Services accounted for more than 20 percent of revenues and have been a source of consistent growth.”Daniel Ives at Wedbush Securities said Apple delivered stronger-than-expected results which should help boost share prices.”Overall we would characterize this as a ‘gold medal’ performance by Apple during the quarter especially when considering the chip shortage overhang,” Ives said in a note to clients.”We essentially view this quarter as the second-half and the start of the back stretch of the 5G supercycle and a ‘drop the mic’ quarter for Apple.”Ives said Apple showed strength in boosting its services and managed growth globally including in China.”While the chip shortage was an overhang for Apple during the quarter, we believe the iPhone and services strength in the quarter neutralized any short term weakness that the Street was anticipating three months ago,” he said.Will iPhone 12 mini become the affordable iPhone we’ve been waiting for? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below.