Applelinks iOS News Reader - Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Only One In Four Apple iOS Device Users Hasn't Upgraded To iOS 7
Microsoft Surface Resurrection Could Be A Big Plus For Both Microsoft And Intel, But.....
Intel To Offer Tablet Platforms For Various Segments In 2014 - Report
Free Tenorshare ReiBoot for Mac iOS Reboot Software Tool

Only One In Four Apple iOS Device Users Hasn't Upgraded To iOS 7

The Register notes that more than three-quarters of all iPhone users have downloaded the latest iOS version 7, according to research by advertising company Chitika, who report that iOS 7 is now being used on about 75 percent of iPhones and about 65 percent of iPads.

If an accurate assessment, this would mean that iOS 7 has the fastest adoption rate of any Apple mobile operating system so far.

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Microsoft Surface Resurrection Could Be A Big Plus For Both Microsoft And Intel, But.....

SeekingAlpha contributor Michael Blair notes that Microsoft has had a rough ride with its first foray into the tablet market, taking a $900 million bath on inventory in its latest reported quarter.

However, Mr. Blair maintains, perhaps over-optimistically based on Apple's Thanksgiving weekend sales performance, that this year's release of the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 has potential to change all that.

Mr. Blair, who bought a Surface Pro when it came out and found other than price none of the frequent criticisms of the device had much substance, but they were enough to keep buyers away, but like many others who didn't he found the full support for all of his Windows software incredibly valuable, since MS Office is a mainstay for him. He also found the applications library much deeper and richer than Microsoft's critics gave it credit for.

Now the Surface Pro 2 with its Intel Haswell processor offers both increased power and much longer battery life, with storage options now going up to 512GB, which he observes is more than anyone will want and backed up by a generous initial SkyDrive allocation. He deems Windows 8.1 to be smoother and more user friendly than Windows 8.0, and the new device has a more flexible kickstand with two positions rather than one.

Blair acknowledges that the ecosystem still favors Apple, but the gap is narrowing, and in time, will be a non-issue.

Maybe, but as yet there's little evidence of the Surface even significantly denting iPad sales, although Windows Phone is sowing some growth in Europe especially.

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Intel To Offer Tablet Platforms For Various Segments In 2014 - Report

Digitimes' Monica Chen and Adam Hwang report that Intel has plotted an ambitious roadmap offering CPU platforms for entry-level to high-end tablet models in 2014, according to unnamed sources with Taiwan's tablet supply chain.

Intel has launched Bay Trail-T supporting Windows 8/8.1 and will launch Android-supporting models at the end of 2013, the sources maintain, and launch of entry-level Android-supporting Bay Trail (Z3735D series) specifically for use in 7-inch tablets priced at US$99-$129 and 7- to 8-inch models at US$149-$199 in Q1 2014. The Bay Trail and Cherry Trail platforms also target 8- to 10-inch tablets priced at US$$249 and 10-inch models above US$249.

Then in September 2014, Intel is pipped to unveil Cherry Trail, a platform based on 14nm Airmont architecture and supporting 32- and 64-bit Windows 8/8.1 and Android, the sources noted, and the chipmaker will also release Windows- and Android-supporting Willow Trail based on 14nm Goldmont architecture in Q4 2014, the sources added.

Besides tablets, Chen and Huang say Intel will launch 22nm-based Merrifield and Moorefield for smartphones in Q1 and Q3 2014 respectively.

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