According to the latest reports, Apple is currently testing iOS 8 and such new apps as Healthbook, Preview and TextEdit. The screenshots showing the appropriate app icons leaked online earlier today. As to the first app, it is believed to be a fitness tracker; Preview and TextEdit are the Mac’s applications with iCloud support and slightly limited functionality (if to compare with their desktop versions).
The company from Cupertino has received final approval for its new flagship Apple Store in San Francisco. The San Francisco Board of Supervisors and the Planning Commission on Wednesday officially allowed Apple to begin the construction of the new store, which will be located on Union Square.
Although it is not recommended to upgrade to the latest iOS version if you have a jailbroken device, iOS 7.1 adoption rate in North America reached as many as 12% in just 45 hours after the official release, Chitika reports. Such results are based on online ad impressions from iOS-devices gathered between March 9th and March 12th, 2014.
The latest estimates prove that iTunes Radio has become the third most popular streaming music service in the United States. Incredible result, especially if to keep in mind that Apple’s service is just 6 months old. As stated in the Edison Research report (via
Apple’s upcoming iPhone 6 may look very similar to the current iPhone 5C. This is what is written in the latest report by Mac Otakara. Apart from that, the report cites some sources, which claim that in terms of design the new handset will slightly resemble iPod nano.
Apple’s next-generation iPhone might become $100 more expensive than the current iPhone 5s. Well, at least this is what Andy Hargreaves of Pacific Crest believes. The analyst suggests that the unlocked iPhone 6 might get a $635 price tag. Apart from the higher price, Hargreaves also predicts that there would be only one iPhone 6 model, not two, as was reported earlier. This handset may get a large 4.7-inch display.
As you probably know, Apple has recently released iOS 7.1 to users worldwide. However, I recommend that you should wait for a while and don’t update since Apple has patched the kernel exploit used by evasi0n7 jailbreak tool. What this means is that it is temporarily impossible to hack the device running iOS 7.1, either it is an iPhone or iPad or iPod touch.
Apple on Monday officially released iOS 7.1. The update contains a number of new features like CarPlay, for instance, serious security improvements as well as Touch ID and Siri enhancements. This update comes nearly 6 months after the original iOS 7 release last fall.
According to the representatives of United Airlines, in-flight movies and TV will be streamed for free for the users of iOS devices starting in April.
Globally, while more men gravitate toward tech-savvy mobile phone attributes like operating system (48% men vs. 41% women), battery life (48% vs. 44%), screen size (38% vs. 34%) and processor speed (41% vs. 31%) when shopping for a new device, more women are influenced by price (72% women vs. 67% men), service contract terms (27% vs. 25%) and camera capability (32% vs. 30%).
The phone is only 8% larger than the existing iPhone 5S, this increase is to accommodate the larger screen. Some extra space could be potentially utilised by reducing the width of the side bezels and by also slimming down the top and bottom of the phone frame too. The depth of the iPhone Air is 7mm, coming in 0.6mm smaller than it's predecessor. This modest reduction in the device depth and larger increase in the width and height could help create a bigger space for the battery and other components.
Russia’s second largest carrier, Megafon, has signed a deal with Apple to sell iPhones in Russia,
SET Solution has created a new iPhone 6 concept. It is called “The Dream” and I must admit, the handset looks really futuristic. I’m not sure if the actual iPhone 6 will boast of all the features the SET Solution’s creation boasts, but who cares? Let’s just take a look at the device I’m talking about.
Although Apple hasn’t yet even announced its long-anticipated iWatch, such companies as Samsung and Google have already come up with their own wearable devices. Even more: in February Samsung showed the second-gen smartwatch called Gear 2.
Like every Sunday, I’d like to make a roundup of the most interesting posts of the past week. This time they deal with recently-seeded OS X Mavericks 10.9.3 beta, new iWatch concept and Apple’s new CarPlay system, which debuted a couple of days ago at Geneva Auto Salon 2014.