It is Sunday today, which means it’s high time I told you about the most interesting posts of the past seven days. Since the media event devoted to the smaller iPhone SE and iPad Pro as well as iOS 9.3 and OS X 10.11.4 El Capitan is just around the corner, it’s not strange that nearly all articles this week tell us about either new hardware or software.
On Monday, Apple will hold a special event for reporters devoted to several new devices. Since the media event is just around the corner, it’s high time we told you about what to expect from Apple’s March 21st presentation.
According to the images that were first spotted on the Chinese website called Digi.tech.qq.com, the widely-rumored iPhone 7 may get a new 7.04 watt-hours battery. Currently, the iPhone 6s is equipped with a 6.61 watt-hours and the older iPhone 6 - with a 7.01 watt-hours battery. Additional details about the components, just like the origin of the photos, remain unknown, so it’s rather unclear whether we should believe what we see or not.
Last week, the hackers from the Pangu Team announced the release of the first-ever jailbreak for the fourth generation Apple TV. The new tool should have been released by now, however, due to some additional testing, it will become available only in a couple of days.
According to the leaked image showing the retail packaging of the upcoming iPhone SE, the handset will have a base storage of 16GB and NFC for Apple Pay. The photo has been first spotted on the Chinese social network Weibo, so its origin is rather questionable. Anyway, the image reveals the specs of the new 4-inch iPhone and confirms previous rumors about the device.
New details about the widely-rumored 9.7-inch iPad Pro have recently appeared on the Net. As you know, the device will be officially unveiled at Apple’s special media event scheduled for March 21st, which is next Monday. The prices for the new iPad are expected to start at $599 for the basic entry-level 32GB model. LTE and Wi-Fi versions with 128GB will be sold at much higher prices, sources add.
Another alleged image of the iPhone 7 surfaced on the Internet yesterday. This time it emphasizes the antenna bands. According to previous rumors, Apple wants to get rid the antenna lines across the back panel and move them the top and bottom parts of the device.
The photo below confirms the rumors and at the same time matches another image that appeared online yesterday.
According to the WSJ, Apple plans to strengthen its iCloud encryption. By doing that, the tech giant wants private information of users to be kept protected from criminals and from the company itself.
Apple has just released the seventh beta of OS X 10.11.4. The build number of the operating system is 15E64a. It came out shortly after the debut of seventh beta of iOS 9.3. Also, it’s been only a week since the sixth beta came out.
According to the App Store data, the adoption rate of iOS 9 has increased to 79% over the last couple of weeks. 16% of users are still on iOS 8 and 5% use even older versions.
Another alleged photo of the back panel of the new iPhone 7 Plus appeared on the Internet today. The one with the dual camera, as you may guess.
On the image, we can see one large cutout with two cameras. As it was mentioned previously, the new camera will have 2-3x zoom capabilities. A number of manufacturers are already working on the redesigned sensor for Apple.
One can find a lot of rumors about the dual camera in the new iPhone 7 Plus on the Internet these days. Today, images of the possible camera module appeared on one Taiwanese site. These images are very similar to the photos that were shared two months ago by the Chinese insiders.
Apple released the seventh beta of the iOS 9.3 to the public testers and developers. The new build of the operating system has some interesting features, for example, the Night Shift mode, new CarPlay functionality, some additional 3D Touch options for apps and other enhancements.
Last weekend, a number of users from different countries like New Zealand, Spain and several others reported about the failure of the App Store algorithms. The mistake in the algorithm caused the same application to duplicate itself in a single store section.
It seems that the iPhone SE, which will be announced on March 21st at Apple’s special media event, may soon get a strong rival. According to the rumors from Taiwan, Samsung plans to release the Galaxy S7 mini.