A well-known concept designer Martin Hajek has recently created several new renderings of what he believes is an iPhone SE. The renderings are based on recent leaks and rumors about the upcoming 4-inch handset and show us three different designs.
The first one is similar to the iPhone 5s and is based on facts collected by 9to5Mac reporters.
According to the latest report from Re/code, Apple’s media event devoted to the widely-rumored 4-inch iPhone SE, new 9.7-inch iPad Pro and the updated Apple Watch will take place on March 22nd, not March 15th as it was reported earlier this year. It is currently unknown whether the event was moved to the aforementioned day or this was Apple’s original date.
It is Sunday today, which means it’s high time I told you about the most interesting articles of the past seven days. Most of the posts this week deal with pre-release versions of iOS 9.3, OS X El Capitan 10.11.4, watchOS 2.2 and tvOS 9.2 as well as with the upcoming 4-inch iPhone SE and the 9.7-inch iPad called the iPad Pro. There are some other interesting articles, so make sure you check them out.
Something similar to the leaked iPhone SE display assembly has recently appeared on the Internet. The images showing the aforementioned part have been first spotted on a French website called Nowhereelse.fr, so we can be sure they are legitimate and trustworthy. Contrary to recent rumors, the new 4-inch iPhone appears not to support the 3D Touch technology.
As noted by usually-reliable KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the long-awaited 4-inch iPhone SE will get a 12-megapixel camera. The expert also claims the phone will be equipped with an efficient A9 processor, NFC for Apple Pay and resemble the iPhone 5s introduced back in 2013 in terms of design.
According to the latest report from reliable sources, the smaller 4 inch iPhone will be called the iPhone SE, not the iPhone 5SE. If the rumors turn out to be legitimate, we may see the first iPhone without the number in its name.
According to reliable sources, the next-generation iPad that is expected to be released alongside the iPhone 5se on March 15th won’t be called the iPad Air 3. Instead, Apple will make the device a part of the iPad Pro lineup.
Several new drawings showing the design of the long-awaited 4-inch iPhone 5se have been recently shared by a case manufacturer. The drawings prove that in terms of design the handset will be similar to the iPhone 5s. The only noticeable difference is the Sleep/Wake button that has been moved to the right side of the device. Sources claim that the edges of the iPhone 5se will be more similar to the edges of the iPhone 6, however, that’s not very conspicuous. The most important thing is that the iPhone 5s cases should fit the newer model, even though they will make it nearly impossible to use the side Sleep/Wake button.
Sharp has recently accepted a $6.24 billion takeover offer from Foxconn, the Wall Street Journal reporters claim. This means that the Japanese manufacturer will soon become a part of the tech giant from Taiwan. Foxconn has promised to do its best in order to avoid layoffs.
According to the latest report from people familiar with the matter, Apple is planning to add Siri to OS X 10.12, which is expected to be released as soon as this fall. Sources claim that the company has been testing Siri on OS X internally for a long period of time and that the virtual assistant is nearly ready for the release.
A new incredibly interesting and quite awkward iPhone 7 concept has recently appeared on YouTube. The new iPhone mockup has been created by Sonitdac and a thing that makes it completely different from all other concepts is expandable widescreen display. While it is obvious that Apple won’t release such a device this year, the idea is actually quite innovative and worth researching, I guess.
The video showing the aforementioned iPhone 7 concept is available below.
Fourth Beta of iOS 9.3, OS X El Capitan 10.11.4, watchOS 2.2 and tvOS 9.2 Now Available for Public Testers
Following the release of the fourth beta of iOS 9.3, OS X El Capitan 10.11.4, watchOS 2.2 and tvOS 9.2 to registered developers, Apple has made the pre-release software available for the members of the public beta testing program.
According to the latest report shared by IDC, the Apple Watch sales in the holiday quarter of 2015 accounted for impressive 4.1 million units or 15% market share. Such result allowed Apple to occupy the second spot in the ranking of top wearable device manufacturers. The first place was taken by Fitbit and the third one went to Xiaomi.
As it was already reported, Apple launched Apple Pay in China last week. In accordance with the latest report from people familiar with the matter, to make the mobile payment system work in this Asian country, Apple had to halve the usual transaction fee. Currently, the fee is equal to 0.07% in China, while in the United States and other regions it accounts for approximately 0.15%.
Apple CEO Tim Cook has recently talked with Fortune reporters about the future of the company and the widely-rumored electric vehicle codenamed “Titan” that is reportedly being developed by the Cupertino-based tech giant at the moment. According to Cook, the fact that the firm hires automotive industry experts doesn’t mean that the car is under development. It is a normal practice for a large company to search for possibly innovative spheres of business, however, this search doesn’t necessarily mean that something completely new, for example, an electric car, will be unveiled soon.