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Apple sees its mobile devices as platform for artificial intelligence

TAIPEI: Apple sees its mobile devices as a major platform for artificial intelligence in the future, Chief Operating Officer Jeff Williams said on Monday. Later this week, Apple is set to begin taking pre-orders for its new smartphone, the iPhone X – which starts at $999 and uses artificial intelligence (AI) features embedded in the company’s latest A11 chips. The phone promises new facial recognition features such as Face ID that uses a mathematical model of a person’s face to allow the user to sign on to their phones…

Chinese smartphone makers line up devices to challenge Apple

It’s an open secret that Apple phones are used more than half an active three billion smartphone users, but latest analysis suggests that the top five Chinese Smartphone makers could now challenge the Apple and its years-long dominance. According to a report in Forbes, Chinese Smartphone makers make up 30.2% of actively used mobile devices in the world today, versus Apple’s 34.8%, according to a fourth quarter report on the global mobile industry from market intelligence firm Newzoo. The China growth story is…

Apple says now sold well over 800 million mobile devices

SANS FRANCISCO: Apple Inc Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook, opening the iPhone maker's annual developers' conference on Monday, said the iPhone maker has sold more than 800 million mobile devices. Some 130 million customers bought their first Apple mobile device in the past 12 months, Cook said. Developers converged on the Moscone Center in downtown San Francisco to watch Cook and his lieutenants outline the latest tweaks and features new to its Macintosh computer and iOS mobile operating software. On Monday, Apple…