According to the latest report from the Wall Street Journal reporters, Apple is reportedly planning to acquire the streaming music service called Tidal that is owned by Jay Z and focused on offering high-fidelity audio to its subscribers. Currently, the service has a little bit more than 4 million paying subscribers.
It is Sunday today, which means I should tell you about the most interesting posts of the last couple of days. Most of the articles this week deal with the next-generation iPhone, the specs of this device, new versions of iOS 9.3.3, OS X 10.11.6 El Capitan, tvOS 9.2.2 and, of course, iOS 10 beta jailbreak demonstrated by the Pangu team as well as the possible release of iOS 9.3.2 jailbreak.
Yesterday, at the Mobile Security Conference in Shanghai, the Pangu team teased the untethered jailbreak of iOS 10. Today, a new rumor appeared on the Internet suggesting that the hackers may soon release the jailbreak of iOS 9.3.2. According to people familiar with the matter, during the event, the developers were asked about privacy problems in iOS 9.3.2. Their answer hinted at possible release of the untethered jailbreak of this firmware version in the nearest future.
The Pangu team has recently demonstrated the untethered jailbreak of iOS 10. Unlike iH8Sn0w, who teased the jailbreak compatible only with older devices like the iPhone 5, the Chinese developers showed their jailbreak on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s that both feature new hardware. This means that the hackers used the exploits that are different from those utilized by iH8Sn0w earlier this year.
Apple has posted a new video celebrating the first Beats 1 anniversary. In case you don’t know, Beats 1 is Apple’s online radio launched in 2015 alongside the streaming music service called Apple Music. The short video is based on interviews with famous artists and highlights the most interesting things that happened in its studios over the last 12 months. Check out the video below or on Apple’s official YouTube channel.
A well-known designer Martin Hajek has recently created a new iPhone 7 concept that is based on the latest rumors about the upcoming device. In particular, the concept shows a new ‘Space Black’ color option, the rumored Force Touch Home button integrated in the front panel and new EarPods with a Lightning connector instead of the outdated headphone jack. You can take a look at the images below.
Apple’s new Campus 2 that is expected to be finished by the end of this year, continues to take shape at a high speed. As shown in the latest video posted to YouTube by Matthew Roberts, the main building now looks more complete. The construction workers continue the installation of glass and solar panels as well as fuel cells.
Other building within the site, for example, the auditorium and fitness center for employees, are also nearly finished.
Apple’s new headquarters will become the workplace for more than 13,000 employees.
Below you can take a look at the flyover video showing progress on the Apple’s Campus 2.
Two new images have recently appeared on the Chinese social network Weibo that once again prove Apple may be planning to ditch the headphone jack from the next-generation iPhone. The photos show something similar to the EarPods, but with the Lightning connector instead of the standard headphone jack. You can take a look at the leaked images below.
As you know, Apple is expected to release a new iPhone called presumably the iPhone 7 later this year. If you can’t wait to see and most importantly buy the device, you can turn your iPhone 6s (and even the iPhone 6) into the rumored iPhone 7 using 10 simple steps and some tools.
Below you can take a look at the ultimate tutorial on making the iPhone 7 with your own hands. The video was posted on the YouTube channel Peripatetic Pandas.
Follow these 10 easy steps to upgrade your boring, out-dated iPhone 6s to a brand new iPhone 7.
What do you think about the video? Have you already turned your old iPhone into a new one?
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Apple has seeded the fourth beta of iOS 9.3.3, OS X 10.11.6 El Capitan and tvOS 9.2.2 to developers and public testers. The company encourages the developers to test the pre-release software as well as their applications on newer builds, which may mean that the debut of final versions is just around the corner.
According to the latest report from usually-reliable DigiTimes reporters, Samsung will supply Apple with 40 million AMOLED panels for the rumored all-new iPhone that is expected to be released in 2017. In 2018, the figure may rise to 80 million units and in 2019 to 120 million units. Currently, Samsung Display is the main supplier of AMOLED displays for the Galaxy lineup. The orders from Apple and other vendors worldwide will allow the company to remain the main AMOLED display manufacturer in the world.
According to the latest report from reliable insiders, the next-generation MacBook Pro that may be announced later this summer and that is expected to feature a new OLED panel instead of function keys could also get a power button with Touch ID fingerprint sensor. The new button then may be used for securing Apple Pay transactions on the web, purchasing content on the App Store, and unlocking the laptop.
Alongside the iPhone 7, Apple may also unveil the Apple Watch 2. According to the latest rumors, this device will be equipped with a separate GPS chip for better tracking of user’s activity and possibly some security enhancements. Apart from that, the new Watch may get an improved Workout app capable of tracking swimming activity. This gives us a hint about possible water resistance of the wearable device.
The widely-rumored iPhone 7 may get a brand new Home button, reliable insiders believe. According to the latest report from 9to5Mac reporters, Apple may replace the standard button with the one supporting Force Touch and providing haptic feedback. In addition to this, there will be no deep blue iPhone finish. It appears that this color was confused with a much darker gray option called presumably ‘Space Black’ that will debut this fall to match a similar Apple Watch colorway.
According to the latest report from The Telegraph, Google may be planning to launch its own smartphone by the end of this year. As noted by the reporters, the Google branding may allow the company to compete with Apple, Samsung and other vendors on equal terms. Currently, Google has a lineup of Nexus devices, however, aside from Google’s branding, these devices also have the name of the actual manufacturer on their bodies.