According to the latest report from a research firm Slice Intelligence, Apple has sold about 2.79 million Apple Watch units since the launch of the device this April. The estimates made by the researchers are based on the mail receipts from two million users. As noted by Slice Intelligence, out of these two million people, nearly 20.000 have purchased the long-awaited wearable device. Moreover, 17% of the customers have decided to buy an additional band for the smartwatch. That’s definitely not bad for Apple.
According to the latest report from a usually reliable KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple’s next-generation iPhone may get a body made out of 7000 Series aluminum. In case you don’t know, this is the material used in the Apple Watch Sport. This alloy is 60% stronger than usual aluminum, however, it is just the same in weight.
According to the latest report from Pacific Crest analyst Andy Hargreaves, the guys from Cupertino expect strong demand for the next-generation iPhone. The experts, however, don’t think that Apple will manage to sell more iPhones than last year. You see, the devices that come after a major redesign and a noticeable hardware enhancement are usually less popular among Apple customers and Android switchers. Still, Apple may invent something unusual to lure customers.
According to the latest report from security researchers, Apple’s OS X and iOS have a vulnerability that allows hackers to steal passwords from all the applications installed on a device. The report comes from a reliable source, The Register, that is why I think we can believe it. This software bug affects not only those apps that are installed from the App Store or other sources, but even the native apps like Mail. What is interesting is that the vulnerability was first found in October 2014. This means that the guys from Cupertino either ignore or have difficulties in fixing the problem.
According to the latest report from BGR reporters, Apple Stores in the United States of America have recently begun receiving Apple Watch units for in-store availability. This indicates that in the near future, the long-awaited wearable device will become available for in-store pickup. Looks like it’s time to make online reservations for the gadget.
As you probably know, Apple has a special page on its website that is dedicated to the photos and videos shot using the iPhone. The guys from Cupertino have recently updated this page with a four new short videos. You can find them either below, or on Apple’s official website under the "World Gallery films" section.
Apple on Monday seeded the sixth beta of OS X Yosemite 10.10.4 to developers for testing. The release took place in about a week after the release of the fifth beta and nearly two months after the debut of the very first testing build of OS X 10.10.4. As usual, the latest version can boast of a number of stability and security enhancements. There are no new features and that is quite obvious as this is only a minor update.
As you probably know, the guys from Cupertino are currently working on the new version of watchOS for the Apple Watch. The next iteration of the operating system for Apple’s wearable device will boast two serious improvements, namely, the ability to connect to known Wi-Fi hotspots without the iPhone and new push complications. Of course, Apple will add lots of stability, security and performance enhancements, but the two features mentioned above are surely the most awaited. The exact date of watchOS 2 release remains unknown. All we know is that it will be made available for public this fall.
A new thing that points to the release of the larger iPad called presumably iPad Pro in the near future has been recently discovered by iOS developer Steve Troughton Smith. This proof is the new hidden keyboard found in iOS 9, which is capable of scaling to the larger screen and which can boast of several new keys and symbols.
It is Sunday today, which means it is high time I told you about the most popular posts of the past seven days. In order not to waste our time, let’s take a look at the interesting articles right now.
Several interesting images have recently appeared on the Internet. These images show us the cancelled smartwatch developed by Nokia last year. This wearable device could have become a potential Apple Watch rival, however, after Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia, the development of the smartwatch was stopped. The smartwatch codenamed Moonraker was introduced at Mobile World Congress in 2014.
Apple has recently published its humorous video called Backstage on its official YouTube channel. In case you don’t know, this is the short clip that was originally showed last Monday at the Worldwide Developers Conference keynote. As can be easily guessed from the name of the clip, it tells a story of the final WWDC keynote rehearsal, which went a bit wrong. Apple’s latest video is available either below, or at the company’s YouTube channel. You can take a look right now.
Apple has recently seeded the fourth iOS 8.4 beta to developers for testing. Probably because of the preparation for the Worldwide Developers Conference, the release came about four weeks after the release of the third iOS 8.4 beta and nearly two months after the release of the very first testing version of iOS 8.4. By the way, this beta is also available for the members of public beta testing program.
According to the latest report from Reuters reporters, Apple’s main partner, Foxconn, is currently planning to build a new factory in India, which will be responsible for assembling iPhones. The reason for such a decision is the increasing wage inflation in China. In the near future, Foxconn will start searching for a suitable location for the new factory, reporters claim. By 2020, Foxconn plans to build as many as 10-12 new manufacturing facilities and data centers in India. And that is quite an ambitious task that requires a lot of resources, I must admit.
According to the latest report from Forbes reporters, Keen Team from China is currently planning to work on a jailbreak for iOS 9. As to the date of its release, it remains unknown, however, people familiar with the matter say it may take place this fall. The aforementioned team hasn’t released any jailbreaking tools yet, however, hackers hope to cooperate with Pangu and debut with an untethered jailbreak for iOS 9 in the near future.