Apple’s main rival, Samsung, has recently announced the Samsung Gear S2, a smartwatch with a round display. This Apple Watch rival comes in three versions, namely, Classic, standard, and 3G. The first model can boast of a black leather band and a black case while the second one features a gray case and a rubber band. The third model, as can be guessed from the name, is capable of connecting to 3G networks and thus can be used without the smartphone as a separate device.
As you probably know, Apple is currently working on a new campus. It’s been more than a month, I guess, since I shared the photos showing the progress on the construction site, so it’s high time I told you about the most recent changes and posted a new image of the would-be Apple’s headquarters. The image is available below, you may take a look right now.
Apple on Monday seeded the eighth beta of OS X 10.11 El Capitan to developers for testing. The release took place about two weeks after the release of the seventh OS X 10.11 beta and more than two months after the official announcement of the operating system at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference back in June. Alongside OS X El Capitan Beta 8 for developers, the guys from Cupertino seeded OS X El Capitan Beta 6 for the members of the public testing program. Both versions are identical in terms of design and functionality.
I’ve got some good news for music fans. Apple has just released two new Apple Music ads featuring featuring The Weeknd and John Travolta. Well, actually these are not two separate clips, but a two-part commercial with single theme and message. The ad was first shown to public on Sunday night during the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards. Currently it is available on Apple’s official YouTube channel and below. Take a look and let me know what you think about the commercial.
According to the latest report from people familiar with the matter, the shipments of the components for the widely-rumored 12.9-inch iPad Pro will start in September. The tablet will feature a new touchscreen manufactured by Sharp and GIS. This touchscreen will have a new glass-film-film or GFF structure instead of the glass-film used in the iPad Air and iPad mini. This will let the display work with a new stylus that is expected to be shipped with the larger-screen Apple tablet.
The long-anticipated next-generation Apple TV, which is expected to be unveiled at a media event on September 9th alongside the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, will reportedly get a price tag of $149 or $199. The device will become available for customers in October, sources claim.
It is Sunday today, which means I should tell you about the most interesting posts of the past seven days. Let’s not waste time and take a look at these posts right now.
Earlier this year, a rumor appeared on the Internet suggesting Apple was planning to release a new Apple TV with an A8 chip and a completely redesigned remote control. Last Friday, Matthew Panzarino of TechCrunch confirmed the rumor and claimed the new remote will feature motion sensors, physical buttons and a microphone for Apple’s virtual assistant Siri. Apple will also let developers create apps and games for the upcoming set-top-box.
Several new images showing the components of the next-generation iPhone have recently appeared on the Internet. The leaked photos have been shared by 9to5Mac reporters, so I guess we can believe what we see.
According to the latest report from Financial Times reporters, Ian Rogers, former Beats Music CEO and current senior director of Apple Music is leaving Apple. The rumor about his dismissal is rather surprising since nothing indicated the plans of the company to hire a new music industry expert.
Just as we expected, the media event devoted to Apple’s new iPhone and possibly iPad mini will take place on Wednesday, September 9th at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, California. This time it’s not a rumor; the guys from Cupertino have begun sending invitations to reporters. The tagline of this year’s media event is "Hey Siri, give us a hint".
A sketchy photo showing something similar to the iPhone 6s retail packaging has recently appeared on the Internet. I must admit that the box looks nearly identical to the iPhone 6 retail packaging. You can take a look at the leaked image below.
According to a report from GizmoChina, the design of the widely-rumored iPhone 6c will be identical to the design of the iPhone 5c. This means the handset will get the same plastic body with colorful back shells. Does this mean that the device will be a copy of the iPhone 6 in terms of hardware? Well, we don’t know this for sure, but if to keep in mind that the 5c was a copy of the previous-generation Apple smartphone, such a suggestion really makes sense.
According to the latest report from people familiar with the matter, the next-generation iPhone will come in a new rose gold color. This rumor goes in line with previous rumors and leaks suggesting the same.
The front panel of the handset will remain white, just like the panels from gold and silver iPhone 6. The back aluminum shell, however, will get a rose gold color to match the design of the high-end 18-karat gold Apple Watch. Below you may take a look at the new iPhone concept created by a well-known designer Martin Hajek.
Looks like the next-generation iPhone will indeed feature a Force Touch display. A well-known developer Hamza Sood has recently discovered some code in iOS 9 that proves the guys from Cupertino will add the support of Force Touch to the iPhone 6s. This piece of news has been shared by the developer on Twitter.
Below you may take a look at the screenshot proving what I’ve just written.