Apple Seeds New iOS 9.3.3, OS X El Capitan 10.11.6, watchOS 2.2.2 and tvOS 9.2.2 Betas to Developers
Apple has released new betas of iOS 9.3.3, OS X El Capitan 10.11.6, watchOS 2.2.2 and tvOS 9.2.2 to developers for testing. The software is currently available only for those who have a registered developer account, however, the company is expected to launch a public beta testing program soon.
Last month, a reliable KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo reported that Apple was working on an updated MacBook Pro model with an OLED touch bar instead of physical function keys. Last week, several images appeared on the Internet showing something what appeared to be the casing for the upcoming 13-inch MacBook Pro. Finally, today we can take a look at the mockup showing how the new OLED panel and the next-generation laptop itself may look like if Apple indeed decides to replace the physical keyboard keys.
We all know that Apple may soon announce the next generation of its mobile operating system, iOS 10. Ahead of this big event, different rumors and mockups surface on the Internet suggesting how the new firmware version may look like.
The images shared by iHelpBR reveal the latest iOS 10 concept featuring the dark mode for the entire system. This same concept also shows new multitasking on iOS as well as some minor design changes. You can take a look at the images below to understand what I mean.
Apple has reached the third spot in Fortune’s annual list of the U.S. top 500 companies based on gross revenue. Currently, the company sits behind such large companies as Walmart and Exxon Mobil. Apple’s gross revenue accounted for 233.7 billion, whereas the revenue of Walmart and Exxon Mobil made up $482.1 billion and $246.2 billion respectively. As to the other members of the top-5 rating, they include Berkshire Hathaway and McKesson.
As it was already mentioned on our website, Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference will kick off on June 13th and last till June 17th. Apple hasn’t yet revealed the major topics of the upcoming events, however, there are many rumors on the Internet that let us take a closer look at possible agenda.
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A new version of the application for those who use jailbroken iPhones, iPads and iPod touch units and need to remove everything from their devices without losing the jailbreak has been recently released by the developers. The app is called Semi-Restore and, as I've already mentioned, it lets users restore their devices without losing the jailbreak. Semi-Restore now supports the hacked versions of iOS 9.02 and iOS 9.1.
As you already know, Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference will take place June 13 to June 17. Several days before the event, Apple has released an updated iPhone and iPad WWDC app as well as a brand new application for the fourth-generation Apple TV. These apps can be used to get the up-to-date information about the event and are compatible with iOS and tvOS, so if you have a device running one of these two operating systems, you can download app from the App Store and install it right now.
Apple has just released a new iTunes version with some bug fixes, stability enhancements and some other minor changes. According to the release notes, iTunes 12.4.1 improves the way VoiceOver works and fixes the small issue with the Up Next section not playing the songs it should play.
Apple has recently released an updated iOS 9.3.2 version for the 9.7-inch iPad Pro units. This update reportedly fixes the issue that bricked these devices after update to the newer firmware version.
According to the latest report from Kevin Wang, an IHS iSuppli analyst, the 2017 iPhone may feature a dual curve display similar to the one Vivo Xplay 5 currently has. Such comment has been found on the Chinese social network Weibo. First rumors about Apple’s switch to OLED and possibly curved screens appeared on the Internet earlier this year and suggested that soon we can see a major iPhone redesign.
Photos showing several new iPhone cases have recently appeared on the Internet. What is interesting about these particular cases is that they are designed for the yet unreleased 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus.
According to the results of the latest satisfaction survey conducted among the American customers, Apple has beaten Samsung as a brand with more happy customers. However, the gap between the market rivals is really small - only 1%. 81% of customers are satisfied with their iPhones and 80% of those who own Samsung smartphones also say their devices are pretty good. The aforementioned figures are based on the survey conducted among 12,710 US customers, so it’s rather difficult not to take them into account.
Last month, first rumors about the next-generation MacBook Pro appeared on the Internet. These rumors suggested that the laptop will get numerous hardware improvements and a new design similar to the design of the 12-inch MacBook. There also will be a new OLED panel instead of function keys row, insiders claim. Looks like they are telling the truth.
As you know, later this year, Apple is expected to finish the construction of its new headquarters. The drone video shows that the company does its best to accomplish such an ambitious task as moving into the new Campus 2 as soon as possible. Like several previous videos, this one was shot by Matthew Roberts and is available below and on YouTube.
Currently, the construction workers are focused on finishing the roof structure of the main building, so we see a lot of changes here. Apart from that, the garages for employees’ vehicles are nearly ready. Finally, the fitness center and other building also continue to take shape.
Stay tuned for updates on the progress at Apple’s Campus 2 construction site.