Several days after the release of the first beta macOS Sierra, Apple has started inviting its retail employees to test the software. Apple notes, though, that the participation in testing is not obligatory and that the employees are not required to download the pre-release version of the operating system to their computers if they don’t want to do this.
Two new images showing the front panel of the iPhone 7 have recently appeared on the Internet. What is interesting about these images is that they depict a touch-sensitive Home button instead of the physical one that was present in Apple handsets since the very first model. The photos also reveal narrower bezels of the front panel.
According to the latest report from Digitimes reporters who cite supply chain sources, the next-generation Apple Watch will be launched in the fall alongside the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. As to the shipments of components for the new smartwatch, they should begin in the third quarter of 2016.
Several new hints that prove Apple is planning to add a new OLED touch panel instead of the function keys as well as the Touch ID fingerprint sensor to the next-generation MacBook Pro have been found in the first developer beta of macOS Sierra announced earlier this week.
The reference to new functionality is available in macOS Sierra beta for developers. There are resources that describe new LED “Do Not Disturb” and “Night Shift’ buttons on the keyboard. Other resources and references to new features are available on a dedicated
Apple has posted a full video of the Worldwide Developers Conference keynote that took place on Monday to YouTube.
During the event, the tech giant announced new versions of its operating systems, namely, watchOS 3, tvOS 10, iOS 10 and macOS Sierra. Each and every version contains a number of new features, performance and design enhancements as well as stronger data encryption to protect the data users store on their devices.
Right after the WWDC keynote, Apple released first betas of the aforementioned operating systems to developers for testing and promised that public beta testing program will start in July. As to the release for end users, it may take place in the fall.
You can watch the full WWDC 2016 keynote below.
Aside from refreshed versions of iOS, OS X, watchOS and tvOS, Apple has announced its new universal file system (APFS) for Apple Watch, iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Macs and Apple TVs. According to the company, this file system is optimized specifically for flash and SSD storage and utilizes strong encryption algorithms to store data securely no matter what device you have.
Just as we expected, Apple has added the ability to delete stock apps you don’t need from the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch running iOS 10. Users across the globe have been waiting for this feature for years and looks like now it has been successfully implemented. Alongside the announcement of iOS 10 and release of the first beta for developers, Apple has also made the default apps available on the App Store in case someone needs them after deletion.
The stock applications that are now available for download include Mail, Maps, Notes, Podcasts, Calculator, Watch, calendar, Music and a number of others.
The ability to delete defaults apps will let users of devices with 16GB of storage on board free up precious space on their phones and tablets. Furthermore, Apple will hopefully update the aforementioned applications more frequently.
As a part of WWDC keynote, Apple has announced new versions of watchOS and tvOS. Both represent a major step forward in terms of usability and features and give Apple developers more opportunities to create apps and optimize them for these platforms.
Apart from announcing iOS 10 and new versions of watchOS and tvOS, Apple has just announced the next generation of its desktop operating system, macOS Sierra. The big update features Siri, Universal Clipboard that allows to copy something on one device and paste it seamlessly on another one, Auto Unlock feature that makes it possible to unlock your laptop from an iPhone or Apple Watch and other features.
Apple has just announced iOS 10 with a number of new advanced features and improvements to notification center, lock screen, QuickType keyboard, Photos app, Maps and other sections of the operating system.
Last week, a sketchy report from Mac Otakara reporters suggested that Apple may be planning to release a new Deep Blue iPhone model instead of the rather old Space Gray colorway. Even though the rumor is far from being trustworthy as it comes from unidentified sources, today a new concept surfaced on the Internet giving us a closer look at possible design and new color of the upcoming iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. The concept was created by a well-known designer Martin Hajek and it looks absolutely fantastic.
It is Sunday today, which means it’s high time I told you about the most interesting posts of the last couple of days.
Most of the articles this week deal with the long-awaited Worldwide Developers Conference, where Apple is expected to unveil new versions of iOS, OS X, watchOS and tvOS and show updates for iTunes, Apple Pay as well as a number of other interesting things. Apart from that, there are several posts about the upcoming iPhone 7 and the revamped 13-inch MacBook Pro and the specs of these devices.
According to the latest report from Digital Trends, Apple will bring Apple Pay to the Web this Monday. As noted by the reporters, the company plans to announce the support of its mobile payments system on the websites of its several partner resellers during the Worldwide Developers Conference keynote. If rumors turn out to be true, PayPal and similar services will get a serious rival to compete with.
Following the beautiful concepts of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, Martin Hajek has released a new 13-inch MacBook Pro concept featuring the rumored OLED panel instead of the function keys. Apart from that, the renderings reveal a couple of USB-C ports and a design similar to the design of the 12-inch MacBook. These things prove that the designer is aware of the latest rumors that deal with the laptop and that he find these rumors legitimate and trustworthy.
Below you can take a look at the images showing the 13-inch MacBook Pro concept.
According to the latest report from people familiar with the matter, Intel will supply Apple with LTE modems for some iPhone models. Qualcomm will remain the main manufacturer of chips for iPhones sold on Verizon and in China, but Intel’s modems will be added to the handsets on the AT&T network and on some other markets outside the United States.