Fourth Beta of iOS 9.3, OS X El Capitan 10.11.4, watchOS 2.2 and tvOS 9.2 Now Available for Public Testers
Following the release of the fourth beta of iOS 9.3, OS X El Capitan 10.11.4, watchOS 2.2 and tvOS 9.2 to registered developers, Apple has made the pre-release software available for the members of the public beta testing program.
According to the latest report shared by IDC, the Apple Watch sales in the holiday quarter of 2015 accounted for impressive 4.1 million units or 15% market share. Such result allowed Apple to occupy the second spot in the ranking of top wearable device manufacturers. The first place was taken by Fitbit and the third one went to Xiaomi.
As it was already reported, Apple launched Apple Pay in China last week. In accordance with the latest report from people familiar with the matter, to make the mobile payment system work in this Asian country, Apple had to halve the usual transaction fee. Currently, the fee is equal to 0.07% in China, while in the United States and other regions it accounts for approximately 0.15%.
Apple CEO Tim Cook has recently talked with Fortune reporters about the future of the company and the widely-rumored electric vehicle codenamed “Titan” that is reportedly being developed by the Cupertino-based tech giant at the moment. According to Cook, the fact that the firm hires automotive industry experts doesn’t mean that the car is under development. It is a normal practice for a large company to search for possibly innovative spheres of business, however, this search doesn’t necessarily mean that something completely new, for example, an electric car, will be unveiled soon.
Apple has today seeded the fourth beta of iOS 9.3, OS X El Capitan 10.11.4, watchOS 2.2 and tvOS 9.2 to registered developers for testing. Each version contains minor enhancements and bug fixes aimed at making it more stable and efficient.
Apple’s main rival, Samsung, has just unveiled its new flagship devices, the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. In terms of design, both gadgets are pretty similar to their predecessors, however, there are several features that make these phones completely different.
It is Sunday today, which means it’s high time I told you about the most interesting posts of the past seven days. Most of the articles this week deal with the upcoming 4-inch iPhone 5se that is expected to be announced at a media event on March 15th and the full-size iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus that will be launched in the fall. There’re also some posts related to the bugs found in iOS, the launch of Apple Pay in China and several other topics.
Apple has been once again ranked World's Most Admired Company, surpassing its closest rivals, Alphabet and Amazon. As to the other members of the top-10 list, they include Berkshire Hathaway, Walt Disney, Starbucks, Southwest Airlines, FedEx, Nike and General Electric.
According to the latest report from NBC News, Apple’s Find My iPhone feature helped Pennsylvania State Police to find a kidnapped teenager earlier this month. The 18-year-old victim had been taken 150 miles away from her home by her ex-boyfriend, but the mother managed to use the Find My iPhone feature to determine the location of her daughter’s phone and reported everything to the police.
According to the latest report from Bloomberg, the 4-inch iPhone 5se and the iPad Air 3 that are expected to be unveiled on March 15th will be equipped with Apple’s latest processors. The iPhone 5se will reportedly get the same processor as its predecessor, the iPhone 6s, while the updated tablet will feature the A9X chip.
As it was already reported, Apple is expected to release a 4-inch iPhone called presumably the iPhone 5SE as soon as in March. Some sources believe the device will get a pink color option. The widely-rumored iPhone 7, which is set to be released in the fall, may be equipped with a dual-lens camera. With these things in mind, CURVED/labs experts have recently created new concepts of the aforementioned handsets and shared them on YouTube.
Apple has released a fix to the ‘Error 53’ issue affecting iPhones that were repaired by unauthorized third-party technicians and that got bricked after the update to iOS 9.2.1. According to Apple, to make your disabled iPhone work again, you should connect the device to iTunes and perform a full system restore that will download the updated iOS 9.2.1 version on your phone. Please note that the OTA-update won’t fix the issue, everything should be performed through iTunes on your computer.
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.