It’s Sunday today, which means it’s high time I told you about the most interesting posts of the past seven days.
Most of the articles this week deal with untethered jailbreak for iOS 7.1.1 and Apple’s upcoming 5.5-inch iPhone 6. According to the recent rumors, the device will get the support of NFC, Optical Image Stabilization system and 128GB of memory. The mass-production of both 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 models will start in July.
According to the latest rumors, Apple will soon stop the development of Aperture and iPhoto and replace them with Photos app for OS X. The app will boast of deep integration with iCloud and contain a number of features from Aperture and iPhoto. However, the lack of such app as Aperture will be a disappointment for those who got used to editing images with the help of this program.
German carmaker Audi has recently announced that beginning from 2015, its vehicles will support Apple’s CarPlay system. What is interesting, though, is that aside from CarPlay, Audi plans to add the support of Google’s Android Auto system to its new cars. Sources at German company claim that the users will even get the opportunity to switch between the rival platforms "at any time."
Immediately after the release of the new iPod touch, iFixit experts have torn it down. Below you may take a look at what can be found inside of the player.
According to the latest rumors, Apple won’t seed iOS 8 Beta 3 to developers for testing until July 8th. As you probably know, the guys from Cupertino are used to seeding new major betas once in two or three weeks. Keeping in mind the fact that the second iOS 8 beta was released last week, we may assume that the third pre-release version of Apple’s mobile operating system will be unveiled at the beginning of July.
As you probably know, Apple is expected to release its long-anticipated iWatch later this year. This means that the work on the smartwatch is at its most active stage. Many specialists are now trying to make the would-be device as good as possible.
A new video showing something similar to the rear casing for Apple's upcoming 5.5-inch iPhone 6 has recently appeared on the Internet. Whether the leaked part is original or this is just a mockup is still a question. Anyway, the video is available below, so you can take a look.
According to the latest rumors and reports from several supply chain sources, Apple may launch a new cheaper iPod touch model next week. While these rumors are yet to be confirmed officially, people familiar with the matter claim that the new iPod touch will have 16GB of memory on board and a rear camera. The device will come in six colors. As to the price of the updated portable player, it is expected to be $199. Good news for those who can’t live without music. Like me, for example.
Apple on Wednesday seeded another OS X Mavericks 10.9.4 beta to developers for testing. Looks like there’re no new features again, only stability improvements and bug fixes. This release comes nearly one week after the release of previous OS X 10.9.4 beta (13E19). That version contained only fixes and minor enhancements as well.
According to the rumors, which appeared on the Internet on Wednesday, Apple’s iPhone 6 will boast of 32GB, 64GB or 128GB of memory. The 16GB version is expected to disappear. However, as noted by the Chinese news website Wei Feng, only a 5.5-inch iPhone will be available with such an enormous amount of memory.
According to a survey conducted by a firm called RBC Capital Markets, the demand for Apple's next-generation iPhone is incredibly strong. Among 4.000 people, who took part in a poll, nearly 50% said they will buy an iPhone 6. Moreover, about 25% assured they will pay $100 more for the larger 5.5-inch model.
A new video showing a next-gen iPad mockup compared to iPad Air has recently appeared on the Internet. In a short clip, which is available below, we may see that both tablets look pretty much the same, however, the mockup has a number of minor design changes and an improved Touch ID fingerprint sensor.
According to the latest report from Bloomberg, the mass-production of both 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 models will start in July. This means that the release of both handsets may take place at the same time - in September.