Tesla CEO Elon Musk has recently called Apple’s electric car project an "open secret". The reason for making such statement about the Cupertino-based tech giant is connected with the number of specialists the company has hired over the last couple of months. In 2015, Apple offered job to hundreds or even thousands engineers, including former Tesla workers, so it’s rather difficult to disagree with Elon Musk.
A well-known investment firm Piper Jaffray has recently lowered the expectations for iPhone shipments in the current quarter. In particular, the firm analyst Gene Munster believes that instead of an earlier figure of 62.5 million iPhone units, Apple will sell 55 million iPhones this quarter. Moreover, the estimates for the next quarter are also a bit different. Apple is expected to sell 45 million iPhone units by June, not 48.5 million it was expected to sell previously.
Earlier this week, a rumor appeared on the Internet suggesting that Apple was developing a special tool for Android switchers. The tool was supposed to be used to transfer contacts, messages, music, videos etc. from a compatible iPhone to an Android phone. The rumor was shared by The Telegraph and became quite popular among the reporters writing tech news.
In reality, Apple doesn’t plan to develop any tools for people switching from iPhones to Android devices. Apple spokesperson denied the rumor and claimed the company is focused only on those who switch from Google’s Android to iOS. This is the usual practice for large smartphone manufacturers.
According to the latest report from Financial Times, Apple Music now has more than 10 million active subscribers. This number includes users of all popular platforms, including iOS, Mac, PC, Android and Apple TV. Such result allowed Apple’s streaming music service to become the second largest in the world. The leader of the market is Spotify with 75 million active users and more than 20 million paying subscribers.
A new report has recently appeared on the Internet suggesting that Apple is planning to release a 4-inch iPhone. According to this report, the handset will be called the iPhone 5e. Insiders call this device the enhanced version of Apple’s iPhone 5s.
It is Sunday today, which means it’s high time I told you about the most interesting posts of the last seven days. Let’s not waste our time and take a look at the articles worth your attention right now.
Nine years ago, Apple CEO Steve Jobs introduced a thing that changed the entire world. This thing was the iPhone. The big event took place on January 9th, 2007 at Macworld.
The original iPhone could feature a 3.5-inch touchscreen, 4GB, 8GB or 16GB of storage on board and a 2-megapixel camera and was a revolutionary device. Over 6 million iPhones of this generation were sold during the years of manufacture.
Since that time, many things have changed, but Apple’s iPhone still remains one of the most popular smartphones ever manufactured. Its design and functionality make this device the choice of millions of customers from all over the world.
Below you can take a look at the media event dedicated to the first-generation iPhone. Hope you’ll have a good time watching it!
Back in December, Apple registered three new domain names. All of these names are most likely related with the long-awaited and widely-rumored electric vehicle, which is reportedly being developed by the Cupertino-based tech giant. The domain names include apple.car, apple.cars and apple.auto and although they are not active at the moment, they may go online in the near future.
One of Apple main suppliers, Hon Hai Precision Industry, which is also known as Foxconn, has reported a 20% drop in revenue in December. The revenue of the company in the last month of 2015 accounted for $12.3 billion.
According to the latest report from reliable sources, Apple is currently working on new wireless earphones. The headphones are reportedly very small to fit into ears comfortably and feature a special noise-cancelling system for better user experience while making phone calls, listening to music or communicating with Siri. The headphones will be released under Beats brand and most likely hit the store shelves alongside the iPhone 7.
A new report from Fast Company that goes in line with previous rumors and reports from other reliable sources suggests that the iPhone 7 will feature a thinner non-metallic waterproof body. Moreover, the device will also lack the usual headphone jack to save space and reduce thickness and support wireless charging.
According to the latest figures shared by reporters, during the fiscal 2015, Apple CEO Tim Cook earned nearly $10.3 million. The salary accounted for $2 million, non-equity incentive compensation for $8 million and other types of income made additional $280,000. In 2014, Apple CEO managed to earn $9.2 million, which is approximately $1 million less than in 2015. Just like his company, Cook demonstrated a good financial result.
Apple has recently filed a patent for “Mobile Camera System,” a technology that may in future allow iPhone owners utilize optical zoom with the help of multiple cameras on the device. This sounds like a good idea as many people take hundreds of images using their smartphones on a regular basis, that’s why they need a decent camera capable of capturing things that are quite far away.
According to the leaked images first spotted on a Taiwanese website called Apple.club.tw, a backlight assembly for the upcoming iPhone 7 has a relocated 3G Touch chip and flex cables that make it different from the part used in the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. Keeping in mind that the iPhone 6c will not support the 3D Touch feature and referring to the size of the components, we can assume that they are indeed designed for the iPhone 7. Apple.club.tw has a good track record, so the photos are most likely genuine and trustworthy.
It’s been a long time since we heard anything about the jailbreak of iOS 9. This week, however, a developer named Luca Todesco has successfully jailbroken iOS 9.2.1 on his iPhone 6. As a proof, the hacker posted a screenshot showing Cydia running on his phone to Twitter.