Just as it was reported yesterday, Apple has today officially launched Apple Pay in China, making the mobile payment system available for millions of customers in this large Asian country. The debut of the service in China is quite an obvious step aimed at making Apple and its products and services more popular, luring new customers and increasing profits.
Apple has recently released two new iPhone 6s commercials called 'Live Photos' and 'Less Time'. As can be guessed from the names, the ads highlight two major features that make the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus different from their predecessors.
The first commercial shows us how the Live Photos feature makes the process of taking and using photos different.
Earlier this month, Apple launched a new replacement program for faulty USB-C cables purchased together with 2015 MacBook units and began shipping the replacement cables to the customers free of charge. Today, a report appeared on the Internet suggesting that first customers have begun receiving their replacement cables and special letters from Apple explaining the terms of USB-C cable replacement program.
Below you can take a look at a typical package from Apple.
Apple has just stopped selling the iPhone 4s and iPhone 5c in India in an attempt to increase the average selling prices of the iPhone 5s and other devices and in such a way make the business in this rather poor country more profitable.
According to the latest report from Reuters reporters, Apple will launch Apple Pay in China on February, 18th. The report is based on social media posts shared by Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), so looks like the information is trustworthy.
As it was already reported, Foxconn is currently responsible for assembling the 4-inch iPhone 5SE units. According to the latest report from people familiar with the matter, Apple has recently made another firm, Wistron, an additional supplier of the widely-rumored smaller handset to avoid supply shortages and other risks.
Apple’s main rival, Samsung, has accidentally leaked the video highlighting the unreleased Galaxy S7 smartphone and a couple of its features including wireless charging, undefined level of water resistance as well as its deep integration with the Gear S2 smartwatch. The short clip entitled “Samsung Galaxy: Get Ready for #TheNextGalaxy” has been posted to Samsung’s Indonesian launch site.
As the release of the widely-rumored iPhone 7 becomes more imminent, more rumors and concepts showing possible design of the handset appear on the Internet. Today I would like to show you the concept created by Arthur Reis that demonstrates a thin and sleek iPhone lacking traditional 3.5mm headphone jack with barely noticeable antenna bands across the back panel, wireless charging capabilities, Force Touch, and other features we expect from the device that is expected to be released this fall.
Check out the video showing the handset and its main features.
According to the latest report from people familiar with the matter, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) admits that the 6.4-magnitude earthquake that hit Taiwan and killed 116 people earlier this month may impact the production capacity and cause problems in the assembly of processors in 2016. Previously, the company was planning to restore about 95% of production capacity within 2 or 3 days, but looks like the earthquake had caused much more damage to manufacturing facilities than it was believed.
Apple has publicly acknowledged the existence of a bug that may brick the iPhone or any other iOS device when the date is set to January 1st, 1970. According to a dedicated Apple Support
It is Sunday today, which means I should tell you about the most interesting posts of the past seven days. Most of the articles this week deal with rumors about Apple’s upcoming devices and services as well as with vulnerabilities found in iOS 9 and OS X. There are also some posts about the releases of new betas of iOS 9.3 and OS X El Capitan 10.11.4 for developers.
Apple has started a new replacement program for USB-C cables shipped with some 2015 Retina MacBooks. According to Apple, a limited number of cables are faulty and may cause troubles during charging or fail to charge the laptop. Apple offers customers to replace the faulty cables at no cost. By the end of February, Apple will ship the new cables to those customers, who have indicated their address during the registration. They can also get their replacement by visiting the nearest Apple Store.
According to the latest report from people familiar with the matter, Apple will start selling the iPhone 5SE as well as the new iPad Air 3 on Friday, March 18th, three days after the dedicated media event. Sources indicate that there will be no pre-orders for the devices, the company will reportedly have them all in stock for the launch. Customers will get an opportunity to purchase new gadgets either online or from physical stores.
A man from Sunnyvale, who lives near Apple’s top-secret car-testing facility has recently complained about the 'motor noises' coming from the Apple-owned buildings late at night. This looks like a good proof of the existence of the Apple-branded car prototype that is reportedly codenamed ‘Titan’.
According to a number of reports from users from different countries, setting the date to January 1st, 1970 can permanently brick your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch running iOS 9 or higher. The bug in the mobile operating system makes it possible to turn the device with Apple’s A7, A8, A8X, A9, and A9X processor into a completely useless thing.
Below you can take a look at the video showing the bug.