Apple has released new pre-release versions of macOS Sierra to developers and the members of the public beta testing program. The build number is 16A313a. The latest update contains a number of stability, security, and performance enhancements.
According to the latest report from Bloomberg, Apple is planning a major update to its Mac lineup for October. The experts believe the company will introduce new versions of the iMac, MacBook Air and MacBook Pro as well as the 5K monitor. If true, the rumor means that Apple will have a very busy fall.
Apple has officially announced its rumored media event dedicated to the iPhone 7. The company has started sending out the invites for the upcoming unveiling. As it was reported earlier, Apple will introduce the next-generation device on September 7th.
Microsoft has released a new commercial highlighting the features of the recently launched Surface Pro 4 and mocking the MacBook Air for not having a touch screen, detachable keyboard, and stylus. The short ad is available below, you can take a look at it right now.
Several new images have been recently spotted on the Internet showing what appears to be a battery for the Apple Watch 2. The leaked part seems to have a larger capacity, which means that the wearable device may become much more portable compared to its predecessor. In particular, the capacity of the new battery is 36% higher than that of the first-generation Apple Watch.
It is Sunday today, which means it's time for me to tell you about the most interesting posts of the last couple of days.
Most articles this week deal with Apple’s software. In particular, the company released new pre-release versions of iOS 10 and macOS Sierra and stopped signing iOS 9.3.2 and iOS 9.3.3. There are also some posts about the new iPhone lineup and possible features of the new handsets.
According to the latest report from Nikkei, Intel is planning to take orders from Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company for the production of processors for iPhone lineup in 2018. Currently, TSMC is the sole supplier of the SoC for the 2017 Apple smartphone, but things may change.
Apple has released a new version of iOS 10 beta to developers and the members of the public beta testing program. According to the company, the update contains a number of minor enhancements and bug fixes and is recommended to those who use pre-release software on their compatible iPhones, iPads, and iPod touch units.
According to a new rumor, the iPhone we are expected to see in 2017 will lose the Home button. The report comes from Bloomberg and corroborates an earlier report from the Wall Street Journal suggesting that Apple may be planning to completely change the display and consequently the Home button on the 2017 iPhone.
Apple has recently released iOS 9.3.5 with a number of security fixes and other minor enhancements. Most importantly, the latest update fixes the vulnerabilities used by various government agencies throughout the world to spy on criminals, journalists and those who represent threat or interest to the country or other official bodies. In total, there had been three vulnerabilities that Apple patched.
Several images showing what appears to be a retail packaging for the rumored iPhone 6SE have been recently spotted on the Internet. Even though the images may be fake, they go in line with the rumor that surfaced online back in July. According to this rumor, the next-generation iPhone will be called the iPhone 6SE, not the iPhone 7 as many expect.
I recommend to take the photos with a few pinches of salt as there are some inconsistencies.
iOS 9.3.4 has been successfully jailbroken. Below you can watch a video showing an iPhone 6 with the latest version of firmware on board being jailbroken with the help of the application called OverSky. The app has been developed by a team of hackers called Team OS and it uses iOS vulnerabilities different from those utilized by the Pangu team to hack iOS 9.3.3. It is currently unknown whether we will see a public utility for hacking Apple devices.
Apple has just stopped signing iOS 9.3.2 and iOS 9.3.3. This means that it is no longer possible to downgrade or restore compatible iPhones, iPads, and iPod touch units to these versions of firmware. If you use a jailbroken device and plan to keep it in this condition, make sure you don't upgrade to iOS 9.3.4 accidentally as you will lose the jailbreak and the possibility to go back to the previous version.
According to the latest report from iFixit, which is based on data from multiple third-party repair shops and posts on Apple Support Communities and other online resources, there is a major problem affecting many, if not all, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus units. With time, users start seeing a gray bar at the top of the screen and face problems with touch input. But that is not the only bad news.
Apple has recently announced that its annual Apple Music Festival will take place in London in September. The tenth festival will start on September 18th and end on September 30th. As always, free tickets to the event will be distributed among those UK residents who decide to attend the event. Apple will also offer a live streaming of the Apple Music Festival to its users all over the globe.