According to Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities, Apple’s planning to release a bunch of redesigned products in 2014. Analyst’s predictions seem plausible since Tim Cook has earlier promised that 2014 will become “a major product year” for the company from Cupertino. But what exactly should we expect from Apple?
Brian White of Cantor Fitzgerald predicts that the long-anticipated iWatch will become something more than just a “remote control” for your iPhone. After meeting some of the Apple’s main suppliers, the analyst says this gadget is much more interesting than we’ve thought.
Good news for those who hasn’t yet purchased the iPhone 5s - Apple's online store now displays shipping times of two to three weeks. With more than 9 million iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c units sold during the launch weekend, the company from Cupertino had to push the shipping dates to “October”. And now, at last, 16GB, 32GB and 64GB models are said to become available within only two weeks.
Some iPhone 5s owners report about a "Blue Screen of Death" that reboots their devices each time they use Apple’s iWork suite. People began complaining about such a bug in September - right after the iWork apps became available for everyone.
iPhone 4S users complain about numerous problems with Broadcom Wi-Fi and Bluetooth controller after the upgrade to iOS 7. Apple's support forums are currently overwhelmed with help requests and complaints connected with the abovementioned issues.
The United States Patent and Trademark office has recently granted Apple’s rights for the patent called “Systems and methods for ejecting removable modules from electronic devices". Or, in other words - for a new SIM card tray design. According to the Apple’s application, such a design will allow to retain and eject the SIM card using magnetic means instead of mechanical that are said to be inconvenient.
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The time has come - Apple will reportedly launch an iPhone with a larger screen in 2014. According to Brian White of Cantor Fitzgerald, who has recently visited a number of tech companies situated in China and Taiwan, the new Apple “phablet” is already in the works.
Best Buy is sure to announce another trade-in program for iPhone 5s and 5c customers on Friday, October 11th, TechnoBuffalo reports. If the information obtained by the site reporters is true, the offer will be launched October 13th.
Apple’s iCloud service went through the overnight outage - some users report they were unable to use Calendar and a bunch of other features. Apart from that, the company's online store was inaccessible for updates for as many as 5 hours.
Qualcomm spokesman has backed away from the statements made by one of the company executives concerning the Apple A7 chip capabilities. In case you missed that piece of news, Anand Chandrasekher, Qualcomm CMO has recently claimed that the new Apple’s processor is a "marketing gimmick".
The comments made by Anand Chandrasekher, Qualcomm CMO, about 64-bit computing were inaccurate. The mobile hardware and software ecosystem is already moving in the direction of 64-bit; and, the evolution to 64-bit brings desktop class capabilities and user experiences to mobile, as well as enabling mobile processors and software to run new classes of computing devices.
Looks like Qualcomm executives should think twice before they blame someone for something, otherwise, they can as well be blamed - for incompetence.
According to AllThingsD, Apple will officially unveil its new iPad 5 and probably a redesigned iPad mini with Retina display on Tuesday, October 22nd. The site experts claim that the media event can take place either at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts or at Apple's Town Hall auditorium.
The fifth generation iPad is expected to feature a thinner, lighter design akin to the iPad mini’s and an improved camera. It will run Apple’s new 64-bit A7 chip. The second-generation iPad mini will be upgraded with a retina display and also see the A7 incorporated into its innards. It’s not clear whether Apple’s new iPads will feature the Touch ID fingerprint sensor that recently debuted on the iPhone 5s, though that has been rumored.
Apple hasn’t neither confirmed, nor denied the information about new products’ launch yet.
Apple will expand international availability of its iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c. By November 1st, the handsets will be shipped to 51 new locales worldwide. The list of countries that are expected to receive Apple smartphones on October 25th looks as follows:
iPhone 5s is a very successful device in both U.S. and international markets. In fact, it is so much popular among the customers that can possibly help the company from Cupertino boost the gross margins to incredible 40%. Well, this is at least what Maynard Um of Wells Fargo Securities predicts (via