An iPhone 6 Plus unit suddenly exploded while being charged, Apple Daily reporters claim. The incident took place in Tai Wai, Hong Kong. Fortunately, the victim, who is a woman surnamed Tsang wasn’t injured.
According to what the reporters write, the iPhone 6 Plus with 128Gb of storage was connected to an electric outlet and placed near victim’s bed at about 1 a.m. Next morning, at 8 a.m., the woman was awakened by a loud bang and smoke coming out of her handset. As can be seen on the image below, the protective case of the iPhone is molten and the front panel is badly damaged by the heat.
According to the latest report from people familiar with the matter, Apple supplier Pegatron has recently begun hiring workers for the assembly of the next-generation iPhone. As noted by DigiTimes reporters, the supplier plans to hire as many as 40.000 employees. They will be engaged in the production of the upcoming iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, which are expected to be released this September. The work on the smartphones has already begun as several iPhone parts including the logic board with a number of updated chips and the casing of the would-be handset have appeared on the Internet not long ago.
It is Sunday today, which means I should tell you about the most interesting posts of the past seven days. Let’s take a look at these posts right now.
The developer behind Cydia, saurik, has recently released an update for his application. This update contains a number of bug fixes that make Cydia more stable and efficient. That is why if you have a jailbroken iPhone or iPad, you can update Cydia to the version 1.1.20 right now. It is recommended to update if you have any problems with Cydia or if it causes problems to your device.
According to the latest data shared by a research firm called comScore, Apple remains the top smartphone manufacturer in the United States of America. Apple’s market share is currently equal to 43.5%. Samsung is ranked second with the market share of 28.7% and LG is the third with 8.2%.
As you know, later this year the guys from Cupertino will unveil a brand new iPhone. Apart from a new LTE chip, 12-megapixel camera and a number of updated chips, the handset is expected to get a new color, which is rose gold. Earlier this week, a couple of images appeared on the Internet that show us something similar to the rose gold iPhone 6s case. In should be noted, however, that this case is fake - it’s an iPhone 6 part painted by an anonymous Weibo user.
According to the images shared by reliable sources, the next-generation iPhone may get an updated logic board with a new NFC chip and better flash storage. Apart from that, people familiar with the matter claim the number of chips used to make the iPhone work will decrease, but the hardware will become more efficient.
Earlier this year, several reliable insiders claimed Apple’s next-generation iPhone will get a 12-megapixel camera. According to something rumored to be a leaked internal document, the guys from Cupertino are indeed planning to equip their upcoming handset with a brand new photo sensor capable of recording 4K videos. The document was shared by a Foxconn employee, so I guess we can believe what we see. The photo of the leaked document is available either on a Chinese microblogging website Weibo or below. You can take a look right now.
Taig team has recently released a new version of its jailbreak tool for iOS 8.4. This version contains a fix for a bug that made it easy for applications to become root. Apart from that, the update contains Cydia 1.1.19. Both improvements are aimed at making the Taig utility more stable and efficient. If you haven’t yet hacked your iPhone or iPad, you can
Jony Ive has finally become Apple’s Chief Design Officer. His profile on Apple’s official website has been updated recently to reflect his new post. Apart from Ive, two other company executives have been promoted. These are Alan Dye who is now Apple’s Vice President of User Interface Design and Richard Howarth, the chief of Industrial Design department. As you might have guessed, Dye will be responsible for the software and its look and Howarth will focus on the hardware.
According to Apple, some services may be currently unavailable for some users. These services include iMessage, iWork for iCloud, iCloud Drive, My Photo Stream, Backup & Restore, iPhoto Journals, Mail Drop and iMovie Theater. Problems begun to occur this morning, however, only a small percentage of users may face troubles in using the aforementioned services. If you one of these users, the only solution is to wait. The guys from Cupertino are aware of the issue and will fix the problem as soon as possible.
As you already know, the next-generation iPhone will look nearly identical to the current iPhone 6. However, as shown on the images that appeared on the Internet earlier this week, Apple’s handset will boast of a brand new LTE chip manufactured by Qualcomm. This chip will reportedly support faster LTE speeds (up to 300 Mbps) and be more energy efficient. Together with the upcoming iOS 9, this may lead to a substantial increase in battery life of the iPhone 6s.
According to the latest report shared by people familiar with the matter, the next-generation iPhone called presumably the iPhone 6S will get a design nearly identical to the design of the current iPhone 6. The thickness and width of the smartphone will remain the same and it will feature same antenna lines as its predecessor. The position of speakers, microphones and the Lightning connector won’t be changed as well. However, if to speak about the internal components layout, it will be slightly different.
As you probably know, Apple has recently released iOS 8.4 with a brand new Apple Music app and a bunch of other improvements and bug fixes. Within just several hours, both Taig team and PP released tools for jailbreak of this version of Apple’s mobile operating system.
While the release of such utility by Taig team looks quite obvious as the hackers have been working on it for a long period of time, it appears that PP has simply stolen the Taig jailbreak. According to the latest screenshots showing the vulnerabilities used in Taig and PP tools for iOS 8.4 jailbreak, the hackers from PP team have indeed stolen the technology developed by Taig. You can take a look at these screenshots below.
As you know, Taig has released a tool capable of jailbreaking the devices running iOS 8.4.
If you have already upgraded to the latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system, you can use the steps below to jailbreak your iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5 and iPhone 4s as well as compatible iPad and iPod touch models.