Apple on Monday seeded the first version of iOS 8.3 to registered developers for testing. The release comes just a week after the release of the fifth beta of iOS 8.2, which contained fixes for bugs affecting Facebook app and calendar syncing.
As you probably know, the guys from Cupertino are expected to make iOS 9 available to customers worldwide later this year. The new version of Apple’s mobile operating system will be most-likely released alongside the new iPhone in September. According to reliable insiders, the next iOS update codenamed Monarch will contain a wide number of stability and performance improvements, however, it won’t boast of major design tweaks or new functionality.
According to what Taipei-based analyst Jeff Pu has recently written, Apple will equip its next-generation iPhone with the same 8-megapixel rear camera, which is currently used in the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Unlike all the other smartphone manufacturers on the market, the guys from Cupertino have decided not to use photo sensors with increased megapixel count. However, Apple may improve the camera by adding new lenses or other hardware and software enhancements.
According to the latest rumors shared by reliable insiders, the guys from Cupertino will show us an updated MacBook Air later this month. Since Apple has no media events planned for February, this won’t be the 12-inch MacBook with Retina display and a number of serious performance improvements. This will be just a slightly better version of the existing laptop. The updated MacBook Air is expected to become available on February 24th.
The guys from Cupertino have recently released a new music-themed iPad ad devoted to the 57th annual Grammy Awards. The short commercial is entitled "Change" and it shows us three creative personalities using Apple’s tablets for their work. These personalities are Gaslamp Killer, a producer from Los Angeles, DJ Riton from England and Swedish singer Elliphant. The one-minute ad, in which we can see the entire process of creation of a remix, is available below. Take a look and tell me what you think about it below this short post.
It is Sunday today, that is why I think we should discuss the most interesting stories of the last seven days. Let’s not waste time and take a look at the popular post right now.
A new video showing a rather creative way to destroy a brand new iPhone 6 has recently appeared on the Internet. Unlike other clips found on YouTube showing the smartphone smashed by a hammer, or boiled in Coca-Cola, or shot with a rifle, this one gives us a closer look at what happens when you pour molten aluminum over the device. The video is available below, so you may take a look at it right now.
According to what usually reliable KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo writes, Apple will see a 30% drop in iPad sales this year. Kuo thinks Apple will sell only about 45 million iPad units.This drop will become the biggest one since the time of the release of the very first iPad.
According to the latest report from people familiar with the matter, Apple has begun training its retail employees in the USA and the U.K. ahead of the launch of the long-awaited Apple Watch. The stores staff has reportedly begun getting acquainted with the new wearable device, its specs and features. Retail employees should be aware of every particular detail of the smartwatch in order to be able to sell it and help those customers who encounter problems connected with the gadget.
A firm called Corning, which produces Gorilla Glass for modern smartphones and tablets including those manufactured by Apple, has recently announced a new type of glass, which will be used in the smartphones and wearable devices later this year. This glass is reportedly called “Project Phire” and it can boast of the scratch resistance similar to the one sapphire has, but is far better than this material in terms of drop performance. It is currently unclear what smartphones will get the new glass, however, I’m almost certain that these will be Apple’s iPhones and other flagships from top vendors.
Apple has recently released the very first OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 beta to developers for testing. The release of the new version comes just a week after the public release of OS X Yosemite 10.10.2, which contained a number of stability improvements and a fix for the Wi-Fi connectivity issue. In case you don’t remember, this issue affected a wide number of Mac and MacBook users all over the world.
According to the latest rumor published by Re/code reporters, Samsung will become Apple’s sole chip supplier. Looks like the guys from Cupertino have finally made up their mind. The decision to choose the Korean manufacturer, not Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), is cased by the fact that Samsung uses a more advanced manufacturing technology and can produce more chips at a given time.
For the first time since 2012, iOS market share in the USA has beaten the market share of Google’s Android, Kantar Worldpanel ComTech reporters write. Moreover, they also claim that the share of Apple’s mobile operating system has grown in Europe and China as well. The reason for such an impressive result is the immense popularity of the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus among the users.
A couple of images showing something what appears to be a chassis of the Samsung Galaxy S6, which is expected to be officially unveiled at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona next month, have recently appeared on the Internet. As you might have already noticed, the leaked part proves that the handset will be very similar to Apple’s iPhone 6.
According to what reliable sources write, iOS 8.2, which can boast of the support of the long-awaited Apple Watch, will be officially released to users worldwide ahead of the release of the smartwatch. In case you don’t know, earlier it was reported that the next version of Apple’s mobile operating system will become available alongside the release of the wearable device.