According to the latest reports from reliable sources, the guys from Cupertino will make the next iOS 8 beta available for registered developers on Monday, July 21st. The fourth beta is expected to be seeded two weeks after the third one, breaking the usual three-week interval between the releases of new versions of Apple’s mobile operating system.
A couple of images showing something very similar to the Touch ID fingerprint sensor for Apple’s iPhone 6 surfaced on the French website Nowwhereelse.fr. As we may see on the photos, the leaked part looks similar to the sensor found inside of the iPhone 5s. Apart from the sensor, there’s also a flex cable.
Earlier this year I told you that the guys from Cupertino were working on a new iPad model called iPad Pro. Looks like the development of the 12.9-inch tablet is currently on its most active stage as new rumors suggest that the device will be released in the fourth quarter of 2014.
As you probably know, Apple has encountered some manufacturing problems, which made the company postpone the release of the 5.5-inch iPhone 6. According to the latest rumors, these problems are connected with the production of the ultra-thin battery for the device.
According to the latest reports from people familiar with the matter, Apple has launched the iPhone and iPad trade-in program in Australia today. From now on, any Australian customer can change his old iPhone or iPad in working condition for a discount on a newer device.
According to the latest report from The Washington Post, Apple’s iPad may cause allergic rashes in children. The report cites an article published in medical journal called Pediatrics not long ago. This article tells us a story of an 11-year-old boy who seems to be allergic to the nickel, which is used to produce the casing of the tablet.
According to what Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty writes, in the first year after launch, Apple may sell up to 60 million iWatch units. The long-anticipated smartwatch is expected to lure new customers to the company and improve its market share greatly.
A new rumor has recently appeared on the Internet that suggests that Apple has recently teamed with a British firm Intelligent Energy to make the battery life of the company’s smartphones, tablets and laptops much longer.
According to the latest reports from Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities, Apple’s 5.5-inch iPhone 6 may be delayed until late 2014 or even early 2015. The reasons for such a delay are probably connected with manufacturing difficulties. These difficulties include the production of the smartphone front and rear panels.
It is Sunday again, so looks like it's high time I told you about the most interesting stories of the past seven days.
As you may have noticed, most of the posts deal with Apple's long-anticipated iPhone 6 and the iWatch. According to the latest rumors, the first gadget will be equipped with a dual-core 2GHz processor. The mass-production of the handset will start later this month. If to speak about Apple's smartwatch, we shall see it no sooner than in the fourth quarter of 2014. The mass-production will reportedly begin in November.
Photos showing first working iPhone 6 clones have recently surfaced on the Internet. The device depicted on the mages is based on the leaked schematics and components that began appearing on the Internet several months ago.
According to what nowhereelse.fr writes, what we actually see is a device assembled by an unknown Chinese firm, which is working on Android. It would be interesting to see how Apple reacts to this model.
Samsung has released two anti-iPad Air ads. The first one bashes the lack of true multitasking and the so-called ‘Split Screen’ mode on Apple’s tablet and the second one claims that the Samsung Galaxy Tab S’s Super AMOLED display is better than the LCD display of the iPad Air. Both ads are available below, so you can watch them and tell me what do you think in the comments section.
Set Solution has recently published a new video showing the mockup of Apple’s upcoming iWatch. The model created by company’s experts, features interchangeable colorful bands and a special base for wireless charging. If not to take into consideration these minor changes, this is the same concept of the 2.5-inch iWatch we saw earlier this month. Anyway, the video is available below, so you may take a look if you want.
According to the most recent rumors, Apple’s next-generation A8 processor won’t be quad-core as was reported earlier. As noted by several supply chain sources, the chip will boast of the clock speed of at least 2GHz, but will remain dual-core.
A video appeared on the Internet this week that shows the alleged sapphire-covered iPhone 6 front panel being put through various stress tests. The video is available below, so you may take a look at it right now.