Apple is no longer the most valuable company in the world. According to the data shared by CNN, Google, or, to be more precise, Alphabet, has quietly surpassed the Cupertino-based tech giant and became the most expensive company. Apple shares now have a market valuation of about $532.7 billion, while those of Google have a valuation of about $533.4 billion.
A well-known iOS developer Luca Todesco has successfully jailbroken several versions of Apple’s iOS. As can be seen in the video below, Todesco hacked the iPhone running iOS 9.2.1 and iOS 9.3 Beta. Earlier this year, Todesco shared a screenshot proving the jailbreak of iOS 9.2.1 was already ready.
As it was already reported, Apple may launch the iPad Air 3 in March. The device will likely feature a faster processor, 4GB of RAM, LED flash on the back panel as well as four speakers at the top and bottom. Several images showing something similar to the case for the upcoming gadget confirm the rumors about four integrated speakers and rear facing LED flash. The leaked photos first published by usually-reliable French website Nowhereelse.fr are available below, take a look.
According to the latest report from Time, Apple is launching a new iPhone 6s campaign called 'Shot on iPhone'. The campaign is nearly identical to the one that was launched last year for the iPhone 6.
It’s Sunday again, the week has nearly come to an end, that’s why I believe it’s time to talk about the most interesting posts of the past couple of days. Nearly all articles this week deal with the upcoming 4-inch iPhone called iPhone 5SE and its tech specs. Apart from that, there’re posts that tell us about the iPad Air 3 that is expected to be unveiled in March alongside the aforementioned iPhone as well as the updated Apple Watch. Of course, you can find other articles worth your attention, so make sure you take a look at the list below.
Apple Thinking About Creation of Exclusive Content for iTunes and Upcoming Streaming TV Service Users
Apple may be thinking about the development of TV shows exclusively for iTunes. According to Ronald Grover, a reliable expert in the media and entertainment industry, the company representatives have recently met with TV producers and several Hollywood studios to talk about possible partnership aimed at the creation of exclusive content for iTunes and the long-awaited streaming TV service.
According to the latest rumors, Apple has a secret team working on a virtual reality headset. The team is reportedly engaged in research and development of virtual reality technologies and devices and accounts for hundreds of members, Financial Times reporters believe.
Apple is reportedly working on an iPhone supporting wireless charging. While it is obvious that we won’t see this device in 2016, the company may release the updated handset with wireless charging capabilities and some other improvements next year. The rumor comes from Bloomberg, so it is worth relying on.
According to the latest report from reliable reporters, Apple will start the production of updated 12-inch and 13.3-inch MacBook models either at the end of the first, or in the second calendar quarter of 2016. As to the 15-inch MacBook lineup, it will go into production in the third quarter of this year, sources claim. Unfortunately, the tech specs of the upcoming laptops remain unknown. All we know is that the devices should be equipped with new Skylake processors and possibly Thunderbolt 3 with USB-C.
According to a new report from Nikkei, the long-awaited 4-inch iPhone called the iPhone 5SE (or the iPhone 6c) is already being produced by Apple suppliers. The same report suggests that the handset will be targeted at emerging markets. Whether this means that the phone will be cheaper than other iPhones is still unknown, especially since Apple is not very good in releasing affordable phones.
As we already told you, Apple is expected to unveil the iPad Air 3 in March. Up until today, the tech specs of the upcoming device remained unknown, however, thanks to DigiTimes reporters and their insiders, now we know that the tablet may get a 4K display and up to 4GB of RAM. Together with a faster processor, this may make the new iPad a great choice for people who need a powerful, yet pretty small and convenient device for work and entertainment. The production of the tablet will reportedly begin in the second quarter of 2016. Such firms as General Interface Solution and TPK Holding will become the component suppliers.
Reliable sources have once again confirmed that the iPad Air 3 will be officially unveiled at the media event in March. Alongside the new 9.7-inch tablet, Apple is expected to unveil the smaller 4-inch iPhone 5SE as well as the updated bands for the Apple Watch. Today’s rumor corroborates previous reports from trusted insiders, so I guess we can believe it.
As noted by usually-reliable KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus may feature a dual-lens camera developed most likely by LinX, a small firm from Israel purchased by Apple last year. The 4.7-inch model, however, won’t get an improved camera system, the analyst believes. I must admit, this is quite a risky step that may impact the sales of the smaller model.
According to the latest report from a research firm Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, in 2015, Apple became the top smartphone vendor in the United States of America and China. New devices, namely, the 4.7-inch iPhone 6s and the 5.5-inch iPhone 6s Plus, allowed to beat the rivals and become the leader of such important markets. Strong demand for both handsets generated record-breaking revenue as well.
Apple on Tuesday announced the financial results in the first fiscal quarter of 2016. The tech giant posted quarterly revenue of $75.9 billion and net profit of $18.4 billion. In the year-ago quarter, Apple posted quarterly revenue of $74.6 billion and net profit of $18 billion, so looks like we have a new record here. The reason for such good results is quite obvious: first fiscal quarter corresponds to the fourth calendar quarter better known as the winter holiday quarter. Traditionally, Apple sells more products during these couple of months.