In this issue of Recap in Tech – Sprint to Cut Employees, Study Shows which iOS Devices are Most Used, and GoPro Releases New Line of Cameras.
Sprint to Cut Employees
Sprint has announced that it will be making employee cutbacks in order to compete with Verizon and AT&T. Sprint has been struggling to compete with the two largest mobile carriers in the U.S. Sprint is now owned by Softbank of Japan who bought 70% stake in Sprint in 2013. In 2014 alone, Sprint stock has dropped 42%. The company has steadily been losing customers and the cutting of employees can help the company save money.
Study Shows which iOS Devices are Most Used
With the release of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, there are many speculations about what the most popular device is. An analysis report of Localytics included facts of the iPhone device market share. During the month of August, 2014 an in-depth study with respect to the 100 million iOS devices was done. iPhone 5 covered 27% of the market share while only 12% of the market share is consumed by iPad Air.
GoPro Releases New Line of Cameras
For several years, GoPro Cameras have revolutionized the videography industry. Today, they released three new cameras – Hero4 Black, Hero4 Silver, and Hero. Hero4 Black is priced at $499 and shoots 4K video at 30 frames per second. The Hero4 Silver is priced at $399 and captures up to 1080P footage at 60 frames per second. And, for people who are unsure about using all the Hero4 features, can appreciate this scaled back version of the Hero, which is priced at $129. For more information, visit gopro.com.