Top iOS news of the week: iPhone US share weakening, no class action, Siri voice mail

In the world of iOS this week came news that Chinese vendors are beating Apple in country, that Siri will soon answer your phone, and that iPhone share is weakening in the US.

Apple falls to number 3 smartphone vendor in China

Xiaomi and Huawei keep coming on strong and has taken the number one and two smartphone spots in China, respectively. The two Chinese firms have been pushing their overseas efforts while growing domestically.

The figures show Xiaomi, Huawei, and Apple have 15.8, 15.4, and 12.2 percent, respectively.

Source: Ars Tecnica

Siri to transcribe your voice mails soon

A report has surfaced that Apple's Siri may get the ability to transcribe voice mails so they can be read at leisure. This may be augmented with Siri getting the functionality to tell callers where you are and why you can't answer the phone.

Voice mail transcription is nothing new but if this happens it will be a first for Apple's iOS. This could be appearing in iOS 10.

Source: Tech Republic

iMessage law suit denied class action status

A judge has denied class action status to a suit over iMessage. The federal judge ruled that the suit claiming Apple interfered with the ability for iPhone owners switching to Android phones did not merit class action status. The judge stated it was not clear that the situation affected all customers switching from iPhone to Android.

The suit was filed in 2014 over the inability to get texts after porting a number to a non-iPhone.

Source: Bloomberg

iPhone share softening in US, strong elsewhere

A new study finds that iPhone is doing well in Europe, China, and elsewhere, while not as strong in the US. The report blames Samsung and LG improvement in the US for the drop in market share.

Apple reportedly had a significant share increase in Australia, Japan, and the five biggest markets in Europe.

Source: Appleinsider