Did not have time to follow the news yesterday? Here is what marked Friday, September 30: Xiaomi passes Apple in the smartphone market, we take stock of console pre-orders during confinement and Apple One arrives in France. To not miss any news, consider subscribing to the Frandroid newsletter.
Xiaomi overtakes Apple in smartphone market, Samsung recovers 1st place
As in every quarter, the various analysis firms have unveiled their figures for the third quarter of 2020 and we can say that in the smartphone market, there are some upheavals. Indeed, according to the Canlys firm, Samsung would be back in the lead, again ahead of Huawei. For its part, Xiaomi impresses and has managed to climb to third place on the podium, ahead of Apple. It must be said, however, that the Cupertino company had not yet announced its new iPhone 12 in the third quarter. Finally, Vivo brings up the rear, in fifth place.
PS5, Xbox Series X or S containment and pre-orders: we take stock
Containment falls badly for players who have pre-ordered the new consoles. It must be said that depending on the brands, the consoles can be collected in store, or simply delivered to your home at an additional cost. This is particularly the case for the Xbox All Access, sold in partnership with physical stores. Whether at Fnac or Micromania, for the PS5 or for the Xbox Series X and Series S, we take stock of the situation.
Apple One available in France: what is it for, how to subscribe and how much does it cost?
Announced last September and already launched across the Atlantic, Apple One is now available in France. This new subscription offered by the firm at Apple allows, for 15 or 20 euros per month – depending on the individual or family package – to enjoy Apple music, Apple TV +, Apple Arcade and iCloud. For the time being, however, some services are not offered in France. This is the case with Apple News +, focused on current events, and Apple Fitness +, with its sports coaching.