As you probably know, the Apple Watch uses a display manufactured by LG Display. According to the latest report from a research firm DisplaySearch, the orders for the display for Apple’s long-anticipated wearable device allowed LG Display to earn $186 in the first quarter of 2015. This sum makes about 90% of the overall smartwatch display market worth. If you are interested in more facts and numbers, LG Display accounted for 66.8% of the total component shipments with 8 million units shipped in the first months of this year.
One very interesting and funny video has recently appeared on the Internet. It shows us a strange man using a grinder to turn his Apple Watch into a device with a round clock face.
The video is available either below, or on the YouTube channel called PeripateticPandas. I recommend you to take a look at the clip right now. Just for fun.
KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo famous for his predictions related to Apple and the releases of its gadgets, has recently shared a new report about the upcoming iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. This report contains eleven predictions. Most of these predictions go in line with the previous rumors about the next-generation smartphone manufactured by Apple.
As you probably know, Apple on Monday released the third iOS 8.4 beta with a brand new Music app and a number of important improvements and bug fixes to developers and the members of public testing program. Apart from the iOS beta, the guys from Cupertino have also seeded the third OS X Yosemite 10.10.4 beta with a bunch of stability enhancements and bug fixes to developers for testing. The release took place two weeks after the release OS X 10.10.4 Beta 2. The very first version of Yosemite 10.10.4 was released in April.
As you probably know, Apple is currently working on a larger 12.9-inch iPad called presumably iPad Pro. This device may feature the support of Force Touch, NFC, USB-C port and a Bluetooth stylus. According to the latest report from ETNews, the tablet will also boast of an AgNW touch-panel produced by LG Display, Samsung Display, Japan Display, or any other supplier. The guys from Cupertino have recently requested first samples of this new component.
Apple on Monday released the third beta of iOS 8.4 to developers for testing and the second beta of its newest mobile operating system to the members of public beta testing program. The release came two weeks after the release of iOS 8.4 Beta 2 and nearly a month after the debut of the very first testing version. According to what the guys from Cupertino say, the latest beta contains a number of improvements and bug fixes.
As you probably know, there are three versions of the long-awaited Apple’s wearable device, namely, the Apple Watch, the Apple Watch Sport and the Apple Watch Edition. These smartwatches are made of aluminum, stainless steel and 18-karat gold. The prices start from $350 for the entry-level aluminum model and end with incredible $15.000 for the high-end gold version of the gadget.
Not surprisingly, only several people have been spotted wearing the most expensive gold model of the Apple Watch. Kanye West is one of those people. The reporters saw him wearing the gold Edition with a gold Link Bracelet during the Chicago Bulls vs. Cleveland Cavaliers game. It is rather strange as many of the initial customers haven’t yet received their orders.
According to what Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne has recently said, Apple CEO Tim Cook is interested in the creation of an Apple-branded car. Such an announcement was made after Marchionne’s visit to California, where he had met both Tesla Motors and Apple executives and had a talk with them. As noted by the reporters, he was also "incredibly impressed" with Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk accomplishments. Well, frankly speaking, it is difficult not to be impressed.
It is Sunday today, which means it is high time I told you about the most interesting posts of the past several days. Let’s not waste time and take a look at them right now.
Hackers have recently begun exploring the capabilities of the Apple Watch. The wearable gadget launched in the USA and a number of other countries on April 24th has already been hacked to run a web browser. Below you may take a look at the short video showing Google’s start page right on the screen of the smartwatch. Although using a web-browser on a device with the screen size like this does not seem a very convenient thing, the fact remains: you can use a browser on your Apple Watch.
According to the latest report from ChipWorks, which was mentioned yesterday, the Apple Watch can boast of the processor manufactured using a 28-nanometer technology. And that is quite strange as most of the portable devices these days have more advanced chips inside. For example, the chip, which is currently used in the iPhone 6 is created using a 20-nanometer technology and the one, which is expected be added to the next-generation iPhone, is rumored to be produced using 14-nanometer building process.
According to the information found in Moody's Investors Service study, which was published on Thursday, Apple remains the top cash holder in the United States of America with about $178 billion in cash reserves. Its closest competitors from the technology sector, Microsoft and Google, have noticeably weaker reserves of $90.2 billion and $64.4 billion in cash respectively. Another interesting fact is that the sum of money Apple has in its reserve is greater that the sum of money most of the U.S. industries have combined. That’s what I call a successful tech company.
The long-anticipated Apple Watch has been already torn down by iFixit team and a number of other research companies. Most of the experts agree that the most innovative part of the wearable device is its S1 chip, responsible for maintaining the entire functionality of the smartwatch. According to the latest report from ChipWorks, this tiny chip is not as simple as it seems to be. In fact, it contains more than 30 individual components, each responsible for a particular feature.
As you probably know, last year, Apple released two smartphones, namely, the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus. According to the latest rumors and the reports from reliable insiders, this year Apple may unveil two or even three smartphones at once: one with 4.7-inch display, one with with 5.5-inch display and one smaller with a 4-inch display. If to speak about other specs of the long-anticipated devices, they remain unknown.
Keeping in mind all the rumors, a well-known concept designer Martin Hajek has recently created its own model of the next-generation iPhone called presumably the iPhone 7 (or the iPhone 6s). The smartphone features a massive display and the Home button with Touch ID integrated right into it. You can take a look at the concept below.
Apple has earlier today launched a new iPad-dedicated microsite aimed at showing users how the tablet may change their lives and help in accomplishing various tasks. This site has several sections, namely, Cooking with iPad, Learning with iPad, Small Business with iPad, Traveling with iPad as well as Redecorating with iPad.
Apart from launching a new new website, the guys from Cupertino have also released a new iPad ad called Everything Changes with iPad. The commercial is available below and on Apple’s official YouTube channel, so you may take a look at it right now.