As you probably know, a rumor has recently appeared on the Internet suggesting that both 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 models as well as iWatch will be equipped with a sapphire-covered display. According to a new rumor, the only device, which may get a new screen is Apple's 5.5-inch iPhone. The reason for such a change is manufacturing problems, Economic Daily News reports.
According to what Jason Snell of Macworld writes, Apple's new OS X Yosemite 10.10 may be designed for Retina screens. What this means is that the guys from Cupertino are planning to refresh the entire Mac lineup by adding Retina displays to new computers.
Samsung Electronics may soon acquire a firm called Nuance. This is the company behind the speech recognition technology, which is currently used by Apple's Siri virtual assistant.
According to people familiar with the matter, Apple's next-gen iPhone will feature a resolution of 2.560 x 1.440 pixels. Such rumor has been shared by Asian insiders. These insiders claim the information comes from "Apple employees", however, there's no official confirmation from Apple or its suppliers.
It's Sunday today, so I've decided to make up a list of the most popular news of the past seven days. If you think you missed something interesting, take a look.
According to the latest report from Taiwanese reporters, Apple's supplier Foxconn is currently in talks with Sharp. The company wants to start producing the screens for the iPhone and iPad using Sharp's technologies. This may allow Apple to become less dependent from Samsung.
A couple of photos showing both 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 models surfaced on the Internet earlier today. The images were posted to Twitter by Sonny Dickson.
Apple is expected to make its next-generation iPhone with a 5.5-inch display more expensive. In fact, the guys from Cupertino may charge $100 more for the handset, Tavis McCourt of Raymond James claims.
Apple’s sapphire manufacturing facility in Mesa, Arisona, which is expected to be put into operation at the end of this month, will be capable of producing enough sapphire material to cover the long-anticipated iWatch and both 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone 6. This is what Matt Margolis of Seeking Alpha says.
Google is expected to announce a HealthKit competitor soon. According to the latest reports from people familiar with the matter, the release of Google's fitness tracking application will take place at the annual conference for developers called Google I/O, which is set to be held later this month in San Francisco.
Good news for all those who have a jailbroken iPhone running iOS 7. According to the latest rumors, a well-known hacker nicknamed Saurik has just released Cydia 1.1.10. It can boast of a number of important improvements and bug fixes.
Apple has recently posted a video showing its new Japan retail store. The store is situated in Omotesando, Tokyo. Like every other Apple Store, it looks just awesome. The video was spotted on Apple’s official YouTube channel on Wednesday.
Apple on Wednesday released the second OS X Mavericks 10.9.4 beta to registered developers for testing. There’s no information about new features added to this OS X version. Looks like it contains only some minor improvements and bug fixes.
Apple’s next-gen iPad Air will boast of a number of new features. According to what people familiar with the matter say, the tablet will be equipped with an upgraded Apple A8 processor, Touch ID fingerprint sensor and better 8-megapixel camera.
According to the latest rumors, Synaptics has purchased Renesas Electronics division called Renesas SP Drivers. The firm produces display chips for various smartphones including Apple's iPhone.