Apart from seeding the new beta of OS X Yosemite 10.10.1, the guys from Cupertino on Monday released iOS 8.1.1 to developers for testing. The update comes two weeks after the official release of iOS 8.1, which contained the support of the recently-launched mobile payments service called Apple Pay as well as some bug fixes and stability improvements.
Without any official announcement from Apple or the company suppliers, the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are expected to go on sale in a number of new countries as soon as on November 14th. These countries reportedly include Brazil, Philippines, Colombia, Costa Rica, Chile, Uruguay, Guatemala, Lebanon, Kenya, Nigeria and possibly Malaysia. Local carriers in these countries have already began the preparations for the launch and announced the availability of both devices in the near future.
According to a video message sent by Apple's Senior Vice President of Retail and Online Stores Angela Ahrendts to retail employees, transcript of which was obtained by 9to5Mac, the recently-announced Apple Watch will finally hit the store shelves in the "spring" of 2015. In case you don't know, back in September, the guys from Cupertino promised that the smartwatch will become available "early next year". Today's release timing is more specific and this is good for potential customers.
Microsoft earlier today released a new ad, where it compared the Lenovo Yoga 3 convertible laptop with Apple's MacBook Air. The commercial is entitled "Let's Dance" and it offers us a closer side-by-side look at both devices. If you have time and mood, you may watch the short video below.
It is Sunday today and that means that it is high time I told you about the most interesting posts of the past seven days. So, let’s start.
As you probably know, next year the guys from Cupertino are expected to release a new tablet called probably iPad Pro. According to the latest report found on the Japanese website called Mac Otakara, the new device will boast of massive 12.2-inch display, stereo speakers on top and bottom sides and the thickness of about 7mm. As to the other features of the iPad Pro, they remain unknown.
Step-by-step Tutorial: How to Untether Jailbreak iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch Using Pangu8 (Windows) [iOS 8.0-8.1]
This tutorial works for:
- iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5S, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus
- iPod Touch 5G
- iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4, iPad Air, iPad Air 2, iPad Mini, iPad Mini 2, iPad Mini 3
Supported firmwares: iOS 8.0 - iOS 8.1.
According to the latest reports from J.D Power and IDC, Apple currently remains world's top tablet manufacturer with 22.8% market share and 12.3 million iPad units shipped in the third quarter of this year. Still, the researchers claim that Apple's tablet sales are weaker than in the year-ago quarter. The manufacturers of the lower-cost tablets, for example, Lenovo or RCA, saw a noticeable increase in sales in 2014 and that means that more and more people prefer cheaper, but pretty efficient and reliable Android devices to hi-end and expensive iOS products.
According to a number of complaints that can be found on Apple's Support Communities forum, a number of OS X Yosemite users have encountered some issues with Wi-Fi connectivity. The Wi-Fi connections are extremely slow or, in some cases, they disconnect within few minutes of work. It should be noted, however, that the number of users that have reported Wi-Fi issues is relatively small. Nevertheless, I believe the guys from Cupertino should pay attention to the complaints and fix the bug inside of the recently-released OS X Yosemite as soon as possible.
Apple will soon open a new Apple Store in Lille, France. Earlier today, the locals noticed traditional black barriers around the store, which indicate that the construction is nearly over and that there are only some final touches left that need to be added ahead of the grand opening.
This marks the first user safe version of the iOS 8.0 - 8.1 jailbreak to be released. A previous version of the utility intended for developers was released last week.
We'll be posting the full instructions on how to jailbreak your device using Pangu8 version 1.1 shortly. You can download the Pangu jailbreak utility from here.
Cydia 1.1.14 no longer causes your device to lock up while booting on iOS 8 when you use a passcode. If you have installed unsupported modifications you may want to restore and jailbreak again, as those modifications are not supported.
More than a month after Apple, Microsoft has today officially announced its smartwatch. The new wearable device is called Microsoft Band and I must admit it is totally different from the Apple Watch and other market rivals. It should be noted, however, that it is very difficult to call the new gadget a smartwatch; because of its design and the price tag of $199, it is rather a fitness tracker.