Apple on Tuesday seeded a new OS X Mavericks 10.9.3 beta to developers for testing. The release comes about two weeks after the previous OS X version. This week’s build is number 13D28 and I must say it contains a couple of important bug fixes. However, no new features were spotted.
A new useful tweak has recently appeared on Cydia. It’s called QuickPass and it is a simple tool that allows you to disable the passcode lock within just one tap in the Settings menu. If you have children who enjoy playing games on your iPhone and if you’re tired of typing in the password each time they lock the screen, this tweak is surely what you need.
I’ve got some good news for those iPhone 4s users, who plan to jailbreak their iPhones running iOS 7.1. It is possible to hack the older models of Apple’s smartphones. However, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you should upgrade to the latest version of iOS right now. And here’s why.
A new iPhone 6 concept has recently appeared on the Internet. The device resembles the existing iPod nano and looks surprisingly ugly. Why surprisingly? You see, the concept was created by well-known designers, so it should have been beautiful.
As you know, Apple’s first-gen iPhone was released in 2007. The development of the device, however, began much earlier - in 2004. This is what Greg Christie, Apple senior software engineer, revealed in an interview to The Wall Street Journal a couple of days ago.
Apple on Tuesday released Safari 7.0.3 and Safari 6.1.3 Seed 2 to developers for testing. The release comes just a week after the company from Cupertino seeded first Safari 7.0.3 and Safari 6.1.3 betas. Are there any new features or enhancements? No, I don’t think so.
According to Forbes, Apple has sold about 500 million iPhones. It took the company from Cupertino nearly 7 years to accomplish this task. The figure includes all models and all versions of the smartphone released after 2007.
An interesting video has been recently uploaded to YouTube. The clip shows excavators destroying former Hewlett-Packard headquarters buildings ahead of the construction of Apple’s new ‘Spaceship’ campus. The short video seems to be legitimate. You may take a look at it below.
Update: The original video has been removed from YouTube, but you may take a look at another one.
According to the latest Japanese court ruling, Apple’s iPhone 4S, iPhone 4 and iPad 2 don’t infringe on Samsung patents. Such a decision was revealed on Tuesday. What this means is that the company from Cupertino has won another court case against its South Korean rival. Anyway, I don’t think Samsung lawyers will come down and accept this ruling.
According to the updated figures that can be found on the App Store Distribution section, iOS 7 adoption rate reached 85%. This means that nearly 90% of the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users have upgraded to the latest iOS version.
In case you don’t know, Apple released iOS 7 on September 18th, 2013. On December 6th, about 74% of the devices were running iOS 7 and on January 27th, 2014 - nearly 80%.
As you probably know, the company from Cupertino is expected to release two iPhone 6 models in 2014. One will feature a 5.5-inch and another - a 4.7-inch display. However, according to some rumors that appeared on the Internet on Tuesday, what we shall see later this year is just a 4.7-inch iPhone. As to the larger model, its release is uncertain.
Pegatron, Apple’s supplier that is currently responsible for the manufacture of iPhone 5c and iPad mini, reported a 22% increase in earnings earlier today. The earnings may become even higher due to a new status of the Taiwanese company. In case you don’t know, Pegatron is said to be the main supplier of the upcoming iPhone 6.
According to the latest rumors, the production of the next-gen iPhone and iPad Air will start in the second or in the third quarter of 2014. Pegatron will be responsible for assembly of both iPhones and iPads, while Foxconn will concentrate primarily on Apple’s smartphone. This is what several Chinese sources report (via
Apple, like any other company, is constantly trying to make the production of its gadgets more efficient. Apart from that, the guys from the Cupertino want to get rid of the dependence on manpower at its factories. That is why Apple has recently decided to move the production of the iPhone batteries to new automated assembly lines.