First up, Apple says there are 200 million iOS 6 devices out there, with its new operating system proving popular with gadget owners. Apple insists iOS 6 has the fastest upgrade rate of any software in history. Shame about the rubbish maps, eh?. iMessage is doing well, too, Apple says. Its free instant messaging service has seen 300 billion iMessages sent in the last year, sending around 28,000 messages per second. A chatty bunch, those Apple fans. 70 million photos have been shared with Photo Stream, while there are now 160 million Game Center accounts. Is that impressive? It's hard to know, but it's probably safe to say Apple's gaming app isn't setting our hearts on fire.
Apps -- which has always been Apple's strong suit -- are doing well, There are now 700,000 iOS cleveland white map iphone case apps, 275,000 of which are iPad-specific, The number of apps built specifically for larger screens is particularly important, as Android still doesn't offer many tablet-specific software treats for buyers, Apple is keen to keep developers sweet, probably for exactly that reason, $6.5bn has been paid out to iOS developers, while 35 billion apps in total have been downloaded, As for iPads, 100 million have been sold, and the iPad accounts for 91 per cent of all web traffic for tablets..
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The Google Nexus 7 has the tablet market all in a tizzy, with a wallet-friendly price tag of £160, Google has deliberately underpriced the Nexus to lure in lots of tablet fans so as to make more money in the long run on apps, games, movies and music bought in the Google Play online store, Apple isn't given to underpricing anything, but it must be aware of the stiff competition the Nexus 7 provides on both price and quality, Starting at £269 will turn many people off, To add cleveland white map iphone case insult to injury, the iPad mini starts at $329, That equates to £206, which when you add 20 per cent VAT means we should be paying £248 for this tablet, Apple is charging us £21 for the inestimable privilege of living in rip-off Great Britain..
We had all our fingers and all our toes crossed for a retina Display on the sawn-off iPad, but we've had to make do with a still eye-popping 1,024x768 pixels. That's a density of 163 pixels per inch -- far less than the rival Nexus 7 or the retina standard of 320ppi. Much fuss was made about the iPhone 5 switching to 16:9 from the traditional 4:3 aspect ratio of previous iPhones and iPads. 16:9 does away with black bars around your movies and TV shows when you watch on your new iPhone -- but it seems you're stuck with them on the iPad mini.