Apple’s iOS 11 overtakes 10.3 in under a month

Rapid rise “has implications for digital advertisers”

Statcounter also announces major revamp of web analytics site

Apple’s latest operating system iOS 11 has overtaken its former version iOS 10.3 less than a month after release according to web analytics company Statcounter.

Statcounter Global Stats reports that iOS 11 reached 42% of all iOS versions worldwide in October compared to 35.5% for iOS 10.3. On a daily basis, iOS 11 overtook 10.3 on October 12th, less than a month after its release on September 19th.

“Even by Apple’s high standards of migrating users, the rapid take up of iOS 11 has been impressive,” commented Aodhan Cullen, CEO, Statcounter.

He added that the rapid rise of iOS 11 has implications for digital advertisers. “iOS 11’s feature called Intelligent Tracking Prevention makes it harder for advertisers and publishers to track users online.”

Statcounter has also announced a major revamp of its core web analytics site.

“Our goal has always been to make Statcounter the most useful, engaging and easy to use analytics app for our members,” commented Cullen. “Redesigned from the ground up, we want to make it easier than ever for members to understand their visitors and make the most informed decisions about their website.”

Statcounter ( provides companies, agencies, bloggers, self-employed and charities with data to measure visitor activity on their website, blog or forum. It includes a free version.

Its research arm Statcounter Global Stats grew out of the volume of research material it was able to harness from 10 billion page views per month to more than two million websites.

iOS 11 rockets to over 6% internet usage in just two days

Digital advertisers could soon see impact

iOS 11 has rocketed to over 6% internet usage just two days after launch, according to independent web analytics company StatCounter.

Its research arm StatCounter Global Stats finds that iOS 11 reached 6.2% of all iOS versions worldwide Wednesday.

“Apple is good at migrating users to its latest iOS upgrades but this performance is particularly impressive,” commented Aodhan Cullen, CEO, StatCounter. “To put this in perspective, Android’s latest edition Nougat is at 14.6% of all Android versions over a year after launch.”

Cullen added, “Such is the rapid rise of iOS 11 that digital advertisers could soon see an impact due to a feature called Intelligent Tracking Prevention that makes it harder for advertisers and publishers to track users online.”

Safari accounts for almost a half of mobile web traffic in North America and a just over a quarter in Europe, according to StatCounter.

StatCounter Global Stats last week announced an addition to its internet research tool which allows anyone to view:

iOS version stats
Android version stats
macOS version stats

StatCounter Global Stats is a free to all application which allows media, developers, analysts and all those interested in monitoring who is winning the battle to control the internet. It provides monthly and daily updates by individual country or region categorised by browser, operating systems, search, mobile v. desktop, device vendor and social media.

StatCounter’s ( core business is to provide companies, agencies, bloggers, self-employed and charities with the data to measure visitor activity on their website, blog or forum. Its research arm StatCounter Global Stats grew out of the volume of research material it was able to harness from 10 billion page views per month to more than two million websites.

For more information:

StatCounter Global Stats


CES Celebrates 50 Years of Tech

The world’s leading innovation event commemorates 50 years as the launch pad for breakthrough technology

CES® 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the world’s leading innovation event, cementing CES’ place in history as the global gathering place for innovation and technology. Since its start in 1967, CES has showcased an estimated 700,000 products. These include world-changing innovations such as the VCR (1970), the DVD (1996), digital radio (2000) and Blu-ray recording standards released (2002), as well as more recent technologies – consumer 3D printers, tablets and 4K Ultra HD Television. CES has also driven the market growth in pioneering technologies such as autonomous cars and drones. Owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™, the 50th anniversary of CES will celebrate the evolution of the industry January 5-8, 2017 in Las Vegas, NV.

“Only a few events and tradeshows have 50 years of success, and we are humbled to be in this elite group,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Technology Association. “Over the past 50 years CES has evolved as the industry has changed, reflecting and helping drive the ever expanding consumer tech landscape. We have succeeded throughout the years due, in large part, to our loyal customers, partners and the deep relationships we have made along the way. This anniversary is the perfect milestone to thank and celebrate our incredible industry partners and the individuals and companies who have been with us for five decades.”

The first CES was held in June 1967 in New York City, attracted approximately 17,500 attendees and featured 117 exhibitors demonstrating products such as transistor radios, stereos and small-screen black-and-white TVs, including the first solid-state TV. Top companies exhibiting at the first CES included: 3M, Memorex (now MEM-CE), Motorola with Lenovo, Panasonic – Matsushita, Philips, RCA (now a Technicolor brand), SANYO Fisher (now part of Panasonic), Sharp, Sony, Toshiba, Westinghouse and Zenith (now part of LG). Several prominent tech leaders have presented keynotes at CES, including Microsoft, Intel, Google, Apple, and Samsung.

CES 2017 will have more than 3,800 exhibitors covering 2.4 million net square feet of space and more than 165,000 attendees. A truly global show, CES expects more than 50,000 international professionals representing 150 countries.

Today, CES continues as the proving ground for innovators and has expanded to feature industries not traditionally connected to consumer tech. The show now touches every major industry as leaders from the entire innovation ecosystem come together to discover and experience the latest trends and network with peers. CES is where titans of tech mix with next generation disruptors and where esteemed and highly sought after global leaders take the keynote stage to tout disruptive technology and envision new trends and markets.

CES will celebrate its 50th anniversary before, during and after CES 2017 by:

Sharing flashback photos and news from the past 50 years.
Providing attendees badge ribbons to denote the number of CES shows attended (in five year increments).
Providing exhibitors and attendees with 40+ years at the show will wear 50th anniversary lapel pins.
Selling 50th anniversary commemorative t-shirts will be available in the CTA Center.
Holding special ceremonies will be on opening day.
Providing signage illustrating the timeline of Innovation Award products (in the Innovation Showcase).
Giving a special tribute to CES Founder Jack Wayman.
Featuring a digital timeline on detailing the history of CES.
Buzzing social channels with celebration and commemoration

The celebration will not end on January 8 – a retrospective documentary of CES will be released in June 2017. Registration opens on September 6. For more information on CES 2017, visit

Note to Editors: The official name of the global technology event is “CES®.” Please do not use “Consumer Electronics Show” or “International CES” to refer to the event.

boat launches india’s first earphones WITH LIGHTNING ADAPTOR

boAt launches DSP 4000,Digital Earphones with Lightning Adaptor

boAt is pleased to announce the launch of DSP 4000, a digital earphone with the Apple Lightning Connector. boAt Lightning Earphone DSP4000 is the one of world’s first Lightning Jack earphone for Apple users. With 24bit/ 48Khz decoding rate,it has a balanced Sound without distortion. With 8.6mm drivers and It’s not just loud, it’s loud and clear. The boAt Lightning Earphone with a built in DAC will make your listening experience personal and for real. Plug it in and Plug into Nirvana!

Aman Gupta, Co-Founder said “We are excited to be the one of the first brands in the world to launch an Earphone with Lightning Adaptor. boAt has been a leader in technologically superior products in India and our lightning earphone is redefining the future now. Being the first Lightning earphone in India, we believe boAt will always be one step ahead.

Apple MFI Approved with Lightning Connector. boAt DSP 4000 has been approved by Apple by its Stringent MFI Certification. boAt DSP 4000 delivers power and digital sound directly from any Apple Device with Lightning connector. Keeping the signal digital helps to reduce crosstalk interference and improves stereo separation.

Control Board: DSP4000 is designed to play Multi Functions on your fingers Play/Pause, Volume, and Track Selection with the beautifully designed control board. With the built in DAC in the board, enjoy pristinely detailed well balanced sound anywhere, in style.The boAt Digital Earphone: De-Clutters it all

Flat Tangle Free Cable: boAt has been a leading company in Cables. The DSP 4000 carry the legendary boAt Flat Cables making it almost unbreakable. Also flat cables resists Tangles and Knots making it easy to open and use. boAt Engineers have carefully kept the Cable Length @ 120cm for it to be an optimal size for carrying and listening.

Passive Noise Cancellations- Put the World on Mute: Silence the noise from your daily commute or the drama from your loud neighbors with passive Noise Cancelling in the headphone. The materials make boAt DSP 4000 earphones cancel ambient noise. It does not have an active noise cancellation, but even with the Passive Noise Cancellation, the boAt DSP 4000 has been built to strikes the perfect blend between your music and the world outside. Repeat: -Plug it in and Plug into Nirvana.

Wear your attitude – Style and Portability Redefined: Wearablefashion. boAt is a Lifestyle brand high on fashion. The boAt DSP 4000 Digital Headphones carries the brand philosophy ahead. It’s a stunning design, a lightweight body and a sturdy earphone keeping the audio delivery intact. The boAt engineers have created this masterpiece with softer ear tips for an extended usage and enhanced sound performance

DSP 4000 will be available on Amazon from 12th March 2016 at an MRP of 4999 and an introductory offer of Rs. 2999.

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Vodafone India brings out the best in iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus

· Red 1299 plan Free for 6 months that includes Data & Voice benefits worth INR 8,885
· Pre-order from and online partner from Oct 9, 2015

The Announcement:

· Vodafone India today announced it will offer iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, the most advanced iPhones ever, beginning on Friday, October 16, 2015.
· Customers can pre-order the new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus starting Friday, October 9, 2015 on or official online partner
· iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus bring a powerful new dimension to iPhone’s revolutionary Multi-Touch interface with 3D Touch, which senses force to enable intuitive new ways to access features and interact with content.

The Vodafone India best offer for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

· Vodafone India is offering customers more than ever on iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus.
· Customers will be able to avail free Data & Voice benefits worth INR 8,885.
· Existing or new Vodafone customers can buy a new iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus and get a fully built Vodafone RED 1299 worry-free plan free for six months from the time of purchase.
· The Vodafone RED 1299 monthly plan includes 3GB mobile internet quota, 4000 Free Local and STD minutes and 1500 Local and National SMS.
· Charges above plan limits will be 50p/MB for data usage, 50p/SMS and 50p/min for voice calls. Roaming, International calling and VAS charges will be extra as applicable.
· All customers on the RED 1299 plan will get access to a relationship manager and get priority access at the Vodafone stores.
· Customers can add family members and devices. The usage can be pooled and shared among them.

Check Apple iPhone 6s Deals on: Flipkart | Amazon | Snapdeal

Beetel Teletech Ltd., a Brightstar Company, to Offer iPhone 6s & iPhone 6s Plus, beginning Friday, October 16th

Beetel Teletech Limited, a Brightstar company, announced it will offer iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, the most advanced iPhones ever, beginning Friday, October 16th 12:01 am onwards, at over 3500 retail locations across India. Our retail partners will organise midnight launch events on October 16th at select outlets across India.

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New Content Horizons Event a Great Success

Futuresource Consulting, debuted the brand new ‘New Content Horizons’ event on Tuesday 02 June at the stunning Ham Yard Hotel, London. Sponsored by Panasonic, Rovi Corp, West 10 Studios and Digital TV Europe, the day explored the evolution of TV and Video content delivery. Key industry influencers (WWE, Eurosport, DTG, Freesat, MTG, Dolby, BBC, Rovi Corp, Sky, EE, Sony computer entertainment, Glory Sports and many more) gathered together to discuss the content, service and hardware drivers that are shaping the future landscape.

Attendees included; Amazon, Apple, BBC, British Video Association, Hasbro, John Lewis, Lionsgate UK, Livewire Sport, NBC Universal, Nordic Cinema Group, Samsung, Sky, Sony Pictures, Studio Canal, Talk Talk, Tenshi Ventures, Universal Music Group, Verrents, Vitec, Warner Bros and many more.

Three panel sessions took place during the afternoon, topics included; OTT Challenging the Traditional Broadcast Landscape, Premium Sports and 4K, UHD and beyond. Futuresource also shared their ground breaking research into how studios are driving digital ownership, the relationship between hardware and content and consumer insights from its latest wave of Living with Digital research.

Keynote speaker George Barrios, WWE, shared his experiences of the new WWE Network commenting that the WWE network has 1.3m Global subscribers ,90% customer satisfaction with 53.4 hours of viewing per home.

Futuresource analyst Carl Hibbert led an interesting panel session called ‘OTT Challenging the Traditional Broadcast Landscape’ with Simon McGrath, General Manager of thePlatform, Matt Rennie, Managing Director of The Box Plus Network, Matthew Huntington, CTO of Freesat and Jakob Mejlhede Andersen, Executive VP of Programming and Content Development at Modern Times Group. Simon McGrath stated that ‘the UK is aggressive and fast moving in terms of new content services’, they all concluded that Pay TV operators are managing to fend off OTT or embrace it.

Charles Dawes, Senior Director of Product Marketing, Rovi Corp took us down memory lane from the TV guide to the EPG to the new graph based technology which is now enabling the Rovi transition to dynamic metadata. He believes that multiplatform personalization is the way forward with ‘63% of users spending over 10 minutes searching for content today’.

The ‘Premium Sports’ panel led by Richard Gillis, Unofficial Partner, comprised of David Kerr, Managing Director Eurosports, Alex Chamberlen, Managing Director Omnigon, David Gibbs, Director Sky Sports Digital and Ivan Farneti, COO Glory World Sports. One key message to take from this session is that the clear line between digital and TV is obviously now blurring, Gibbs stating that ‘20% of Sky’s live sports events are now viewed on the Sky Go platform’.

David Sidebottom presented fascinating Futuresource research on how the studios are managing their business in the light of the transition to digital, 39% of Global video revenues will be subscription VOD by 2018.

The final panel session of the day ‘4K, UHD and Beyond’ held by Jack Wetherill, Senior Market Analyst Futuresource involved Andy Quested, Head of HD and UHD BBC, Simon Gauntlett, CTO DTG and Chris Johns, Chief Engineer Broadcast Strategy, Sky. The general consensus with the panel was that 4K and UHD TV are ‘not like the 3D fiasco’ stated Andy Quested. At the moment there are multiple standards for TVs, they all agreed that a new standard needs to arranged, a challenge they have set themselves for the coming year.

Matt Stagg, EE gave a fascinating presentation about the challenges and opportunities EE faces with TV on the go. Stagg said “all mobile operators need to separate video streaming from mobile data and ultimately charge for duration and not MB/GB”.

Finally Sony and Dolby gave us a glimpse into the future with virtual reality demos and presentations of their latest products. Panasonic demonstrated their P2 cast solutions, a cloud based news production system that takes full advantage of the network features of the P2HD camcorders with AVC-ULTRA recording.

Goldgenie Set To Cast The Midas Touch on the Apple Watch

As the Apple Watch officially goes on sale in upmarket stores around the world, Goldgenie’s in-house artisans are busy commencing the customisation of the devices for their pre-ordering clients.

From today, the Apple Watches are available to take home from high end retailers in fashion capitals around the world but the stylish smart watches are not yet available to buy in-house from physical Apple stores and instead customers are being pointed to order the devices from Apple’s online stores. While those who got there first with their pre-orders on April 10th will benefit from shipments from today, many customers will have to wait a few weeks before their Apple Watch is dispatched.

Goldgenie had an unprecedented level of pre-orders for designs from their Luxury Customised Apple Watch Spectrum range and due to the company’s established relationships with premium Apple resellers, a limited number of certain models from the Apple Watch range have been reserved for their clients and therefore customisation can begin soon after an order is placed.

Goldgenie’s customised Apple Watch Spectrum collection, which stems from their iPhone 6 luxury customisations, ranges from the Apple Watch Elite, embellished in a choice of 24k Gold, Rose Gold or Platinum to the striking 18k Gold Apple Watch Diamond Ecstasy, embedded with hundreds of diamonds and finished with a 1 carat brilliant cut gem in the crown. Goldgenie’s designers have also created a range of luxury straps in exotic python and crocodile skins and sumptuous calfskin, alongside classic link straps in their signature precious metal finishes.

Laban Roomes, CEO and Founder of Goldgenie, received his Apple Watch today and is looking forward to becoming accustomed to this innovative new piece of wearable technology. “I believe the Apple Watch will change the way we see and manage our time. Time is the greatest luxury and like everything else in our modern times, it has now become customisable and we are excited to be customising this new face of time with our beautiful finishes.”

The full collection, which is priced from £1,997 ex VAT is available to view and order on our website here.

For further information, please contact Goldgenie’s press office:

Tel: +44 208 804 6200


The Time Has Come – Goldgenie’s Apple Watch Spectrum Collection is now available to pre-order

The time has come and the Goldgenie Apple Watch Spectrum Collection is now available to pre-order through Goldgenie’s website.

Referred to by Apple as “their most personal device yet”, Goldgenie’s luxury customised Apple Watch will allow customers be creative with their time and truly make the Apple Watch their own.

The Spectrum Collection includes a wide range of colour and textures to compliment Goldgenie’s lustrous finishes of 24k Gold, Rose Gold and Platinum. For those who like sparkle on their wrist, they can have their watch case and straps embellished with Swarovski crystals and for those who are more precious about their time, there is the 18k solid Gold Apple Watch Edition Diamond Ecstasy adorned with hundreds of diamonds and featuring a larger 1 carat diamond in the crown. The Apple Watch Diamond Ecstasy, inspired by Goldgenie’s £2.3million iPhone 6 can be ordered with a matching diamond encrusted solid gold link bracelet strap or subtler options of solid gold or leather and exotic crocodile and python skins.

Customers are encouraged to mix and match the embellished Apple Watch cases with Goldgenie’s colourful array of straps that suit both classic and fashionable tastes.

The Spectrum collection, stemming from and named after Goldgenie’s luxury customised iPhone 6 collections, will be available in both 38mm and 42mm in a variety of models.

The Apple Watch Elite consists of the classic stainless steel Apple Watch embellished in 24k Gold, Rose Gold or Platinum. This range may be paired with a matching embellished classic link strap in the same precious metal finish or a choice of leather or crocodile or python skin.

The Apple Watch Brilliance comprises of the classic stainless steel Apple Watch embellished in 24k Gold, Rose Gold or Platinum and sparkling Swarovski crystals, this range may be paired with a matching embellished classic link strap in the same precious metal tone, plain or complete with crystals or a choice of leather or crocodile or python skin.

The Apple Watch Diamond Ecstasy is a dazzling rendition of the Apple Watch Edition and perfect for those who are precious about their time. Featuring a 1 carat diamond in the crown and hundreds of smaller diamonds adorning the case and strap, this is the ultimate statement in luxury technology. This dazzling watch may be paired with a matching strap or leather strap of your choice including the pop colour python strap range.

Prices start at £2,000 for Goldgenie’s Elite models and the Spectrum collection is now available to pre-order through their website. The watches may be reserved with a 50% deposit, with the remainder being due soon after the watches are released on 24th April. Goldgenie, the London based luxury customisation specialist company, with a strong celebrity following including P.Diddy, the Beckhams and Tyrese Gibson, is expecting high demand for their customized Apple Watch as hundreds of their customers from around the world have expressed interest in the collection.

“As Apple affirm their position in the luxury marketplace with prices of £8000 upwards for the Apple Watch Edition, we are bridging the gap between that the more accessible stainless steel Apple Watch models with our luxury finishes and artisan watch straps. And of course, for those who wish for something beyond this bridge, we are offering diamonds. The Apple Watch is a device that will not only change the way we tell the time but will change our relationship with wearable technology and we are looking forward to being part of this shift.” Laban Roomes, Founder and CEO of Goldgenie Global, has stated as he looks forward to the launch of the Spectrum Collection.

For more information, please visit Goldgenie’s website or contact their press office:

Tel: +44 208 804 6200



Goldgenie Present their “Spectrum” Collection of luxury customised Apple Watches

Goldgenie Countdown to Customised Apple Watch Pre-Order.

As Apple firmly make their mark in the luxury market with their beautifully crafted 18 carat solid Gold Edition models, Goldgenie are proud to present their “Spectrum” collection of beautifully customised Apple Watches.

The collection, comprising of both the Stainless Steel and 18 carat Gold Edition Apple Watches as starting points, spans several designs in an array of luxury precious finishes and materials including diamonds, platinum, rose gold and exotic python and crocodile skins.

Goldgenie’s craftsmen will be embellishing the stainless Steel Apple Watch in their signature lustrous finishes of 24k Gold, Rose Gold and Platinum. The Goldgenie embellished Apple Watch is accompanied with an embellished strap but for those who would like to add a pop of exotic colour to their wrists, Goldgenie are offering python straps in vivid hues of Seville Orange, Fuchsia Pink, Sea Green, Black and Cherry Red and classic straps of beige and black topgrain calf leather and natural toned python and crocodile skin.

For those who are more precious about their time, Goldgenie are offering dazzling versions of the solid 18ct Gold and Rose Gold Edition models, which have been embedded with hundreds of diamonds each, with a very limited Ecstasy (named after Goldgenie’s £2.3 million diamond encrusted iPhone 6) meticulously set with five carats of white diamonds and a single flawless diamond in the crown.

The diamond faces are complimented with a choice of matching fully diamond encrusted gold and rose gold straps or natural python and black or brown crocodile straps.

Apple have heralded the Apple Watch as the most personal device they’ve ever created and Goldgenie’s designers are encouraging their customers to take this sentiment one step further with their array of customization options and participate in the creative process. Goldgenie’s “Spectrum” Collection has been designed to cater for all individual tastes.

Goldgenie founder and CEO Laban Roomes, while looking forward to the Apple Watch release, has stated, “The Apple Watch will surely change the face of time and how we handle it. The Apple Watch is the perfect modern accessory to help people harness their time and become more productive. We all have a choice in what we do with time and we want to help people really make it their own. Time is a gift and a luxury customised Apple Watch will be a great reminder of this.”

Apple Watch is the world’s most highly anticipated technology item of 2015 and it is set to change the face of time and how we manage it. Packed with innovations to streamline communication, organisation and even your health management with the touch of your wrist, the Apple Watch is a game changer in terms of what we can expect from the age-old traditional timepiece wrapped around our wrist.

Goldgenie will be taking pre-orders for their luxury customised Apple Watches in both 38mm and 42mm sizes from April 9th 2015.

Prices start at £2,000 for the 24k Gold plated Stainless steel 38mm version and go up to £110,000 for the full diamond encrusted solid 18k Gold versions – less expensive versions will be available with precision set Swarovski crystals starting from £3,000.

From April 9th, an Apple Watch from Goldgenie’s “Spectrum” Collection may be reserved with a fifty percent deposit, with the remainder payable after Apple’s official release date on the 24th April.

For more information, a sneak preview of the collection or to register your interest please visit:

For further information, please contact Goldgenie’s press office:

Tel: +44 208 804 6200