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.
A wide number of users on Apple Support Communities forum are reporting about the issues with Safari address bar and the browser in general. The problem affects both iOS and OS X users and seems to be restricted to devices running iOS 9.2.1 and OS X El Capitan 10.11.3 released a couple of days ago. Apple hasn’t yet commented on the issue or released a fix for the problem, but there’s one workaround that helps most users.
An image showing what appears to be Microsoft’s Word Flow keyboard for iOS has been recently shared by The Verge reporters. The image lets us take a look at the iOS device with the new keyboard running in the one-handed typing mode.
According to the leaked schematics showing something similar to the iPad Air 3 design, the tablet will feature a rear LED flash as well as four speakers at the top and bottom of its aluminum body. The image, which is available below, was obtained by Nowhereelse.fr from a reliable source who was correct in the past. I believe the device shown on the leaked schematics is indeed the next-generation iPad Air since it looks similar to the devices of the current lineup.
According to the latest report from trusted sources, the widely-rumored 4-inch iPhone 5SE, which is expected to be released in March, may be equipped with Apple’s A9 processor and the M9 motion coprocessor. There are several prototypes of the handset with A8 and A9 chips on board, but it is very likely that the latter one will be added to the final version of the device.
According to the latest report from usually-reliable KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, in the first half of 2016, Apple will release the long-awaited 4-inch iPhone and the iPad Air 3. The expert doesn’t believe these products will become very popular and because of this fact has changed the shipment estimates for these devices. Now the expert thinks Apple will sell between 10-12 million iPhone 5SE units. Previously it was believed that the company may ship 18-20 million units of the updated 4-inch smartphone in 2016.
Last week, a rumor suggesting the smaller 4-inch iPhone will be called the iPhone 5SE, not the iPhone 6c, appeared on the Internet. Today, one interesting photo proving that the design of the handset will resemble the design of the iPhone 5s surfaced online.
It is Sunday today, which means I should tell you about the most interesting posts of the last couple of days. Most of the articles this week deal with new versions of Apple’s iOS and OS X El Capitan, rumors about the upcoming 4-inch iPhone called presumably the iPhone 6c or the iPhone 5SE as well as with the new Apple TV commercial. There’re also some other posts worth your attention, so I guess taking a look at these posts is a good idea.
A person who was allegedly controlling the development of Apple’s widely-rumored electric car codenamed “Titan”, the Vice President of Product Design Steve Zadesky, is reportedly leaving the company after sixteen years in Cupertino. Such a rumor has been recently shared by usually-reliable Wall Street Journal reporters. The reason for leaving such a successful company as Apple is reportedly connected with his personal choice, rather than with the results Zadesky demonstrated while working for the tech giant.
Japan Display has recently confirmed that it will start the production of OLED panels in 2018. Even though the manufacturer haven’t disclosed any additional details about the client requiring these new panels, it is almost clear that it is Apple that will be using new OLED displays in the iPhones starting in 2018. Looks like now Japan Display has officially become the rival of LG Display and Samsung who also compete to supply Apple with new OLED displays.
Aside from announcing the new 4-inch iPhone called either the iPhone 6c or iPhone 5SE in March, Apple may also slightly update the Apple Watch. In particular, the company is reportedly planning to release a major watchOS 2.2 update and unveil a number of new bands for the wearable device. As to the updated version of the smartwatch, sources claim it will be officially announced at a media event in September.