Apple has seeded the very first beta of its OS X Mavericks 10.9.5 to registered developers for testing. At first glance, it seems as if the new version of the operating system for Mac contains nothing new apart from the usual bug fixes, stability and performance improvements. To be honest, there’s indeed nothing new.
Russian government has recently asked Apple to give local intelligence agencies the source code of its iOS and Mac OS X. According to what the authorities say, such a step is required to make sure that the company software is not used for government surveillance. Russian Communications Minister Nikolai Nikiforov was the person who met with Peter Engrob Nielsen, Apple's general manager in Russia last week and asked about the handover of the source code.
According to the latest reports from people familiar with the matter, the release of Apple’s next-generation iPhone will take place not in September, as it was reported earlier, but on Tuesday, October 14th. Moreover, as noted by one of the company employees, October will be a very busy month for the guys from Cupertino. This indicates that there may be some other product launches. For example, Apple may unveil the long-anticipated iWatch and updated iPad Air and iPad mini.
According to what people familiar with the matter say, Apple’s suppliers have encountered some manufacturing difficulties connected with the production of sapphire-covered screens for the upcoming iPhone 6. What this means is that the guys from Cupertino won’t release the handset with the screen made of new strong material in September. Looks like we shall see another delay.
Apple’s smartphone market share in the world continues to decrease. The reason for the iPhone to lose ground is a great number of small Chinese manufacturers that produce cheap, but at the same time, efficient handsets. As we know, price is the key factor, which influences customers in the developing countries.
Several new images appeared online that show two bare logic boards for Apple’s 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 models. Last week a photo surfaced on the Internet, which showed an identical detail for only a 4.7-inch model.
Following our post about the leaked specifications for the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display, Apple has released both updated 13-inch and 15-inch models. The 15-inch MacBook Pro versions fully match the specs that were shared by the Chinese insiders yesterday.
Microsoft has recently released a new ad, where company’s virtual assistant Cortana is compared to Apple’s Siri. In the short video we may see how Cortana successfully performs a number of contextually-aware tasks using several popular services. Siri, surprisingly, failed to perform the same task.
Looks like Beats Electronics wasn’t the only music-related company the guys from Cupertino planned to purchase this year. According to the latest report from Re/code, Apple is currently considering the possibility of buying the firm behind the music streaming application called Swell Radio. The price of acquisition is $30 million.
A new photo from China, which is said to be showing the specs for Apple’s next-generation 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display has recently appeared on the Internet. What we can actually see is the configurations for the three laptop models with prices at 14.288, 18.688 and 23,688 yuan.
The week has come to an end, that is why I have come up with a list of the most popular posts of the past seven days. Let's take a look at these posts right now.
Bose has reportedly sued Apple’s Beats over the noise-cancelling technology used in the headphones manufactured by the company recently acquired by the guys from Cupertino. According to what people familiar with the matter say, Beats Electronics has violated several patents, which currently belong to Bose. CNBC reporters were the first to tell about the complaint from the American audio equipment industry giant.
A new jailbreak tweak for all those who like listening to music using their iPhone has been recently released on Cydia. It enables an equalizer on your device and allows to create presets for different music types stored on your iPhone. This tweak is called EqualizerEverywhere and I must admit, it is very intuitive and easy-to-use.
A couple of photos showing something what appears to be a bare logic board for Apple’s 4.7-inch iPhone 6 have recently appeared on the Internet. The images have been spotted on Nowhereelse.fr.
Looks like soon the smartphone unlocking will be made legal again and that's a piece of good news for the customers in the USA and worldwide. It seems as if soon it will be absolutely legal to unlock iPhones and other smartphones purchased in the United States.