As you already know, Apple is expected to release a new iPhone on September 9th. Even though the mass-production of the next-generation handset is delayed 1-2 weeks, a new video has recently appeared on the Internet showing the leaked iPhone 6s front panel with LCD assembly compared to the same part from the iPhone 6. The video has been posted to MacManiack’s official YouTube channel and is available below.
It is Sunday today, which means I should tell you about the most interesting articles of the past seven days. Let’s not waste time and start right now.
Foxconn has recently decided to invest $5 billion on the construction of a new manufacturing facility in India. The tech giant has reportedly signed a deal with Maharashtra state officials, which means the plans are serious. Re/code reporters write that Foxconn agreed to invest $5 billion over five years.
As I have already told you, the release of the next-generation iPhone and a number of other gadgets is expected to take place this fall. According to usually reliable BuzzFeed reporter John Paczkowski, the guys from Cupertino will show us the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus at a media event on September 9th. Paczkowski notes that Apple may also unveil the next-generation iPad and a brand new Apple TV with a faster A8 processor, its own App Store and other improvements at the same event. If to speak about the larger 12.9-inch iPad, it will be officially announced later, possibly in October or November.
According to the latest report from KGI Securities Ming-Chi Kuo, the mass-production of the next-generation iPhone is delayed approximately 1-2 weeks. Looks like Apple faced some unexpected difficulties in assembling the smartphone. In fact, Apple asked its partners to produce less iPhone 6 units, so that they can focus on the assembly of new devices, which are expected to be released later this year.
According to a leaked document that appeared on the Internet earlier today, the guys from Cupertino have one very special item of expenditure in their budget. As it turns out, Apple spends about $700,000 every year on the security and protection of Tim Cook. What can I say? It’s good to be the CEO of the most successful tech company in the world.
Apple on Tuesday seeded the fifth iOS 9 beta to developers and the third beta to the members of the public beta testing program. Both versions of iOS 9 are identical and contain a wide number of improvements and bug fixes. The fourth pre-released build of iOS 9 was released to developers two weeks ago and the very first beta was unveiled at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference in June.
I have recently told you that the number of Apple Music early adopters is now equal to about 10 million. Well, as it turns out, I have made a tiny mistake. According to what Apple Senior Vice President of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue has revealed in an interview to USA Today earlier this week, over the five weeks of availability, the number of Apple Music subscribers has reached 11 million. And that is an impressive adoption rate, I must admit. Still, it is currently unclear how many users will continue using the streaming music service after the trial expires.
Just after releasing OS X 10.11 El Capitan Beta 6 for developers and seeding OS X 10.11 El Capitan Beta 4 to public testers, the guys from Cupertino have made the third OS X Yosemite 10.10.5 beta available for developers. The release comes nearly one week after the release of the second OS X 10.10.5 beta and about a month after the debut of the very first testing version.
According to the latest report from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, in the second quarter of 2015, iPhone’s market share grew noticeably in such countries as Britain, Germany, France, Italy and Spain. The share on Apple’s native U.S. market saw a decrease. It should be noted, however, that this happens every year before the release of the new iPhone model.
As you already know, Chinese hackers have recently released the long-anticipated Mac version of their Taig tool for untethered jailbreak. Although the version 1.0.0 is quite stable, some OS X Mavericks 10.9 users report that during the process of jailbreak, the utility freezes and they see a blank screen. That is why Taig team has recently released an update that fixes this problem. The update is available at
Following the release of OS X El Capitan Beta 6 to developers for testing, the guys from Cupertino have recently seeded the fourth beta of OS X 10.11 to public beta testers. To be honest, this beta beta contains nothing new but bug fixes as well as stability, security and performance enhancements aimed at making Macs running this version of Apple’s desktop operating system more efficient.
A photo showing something similar to the battery for the upcoming iPhone 6s has recently appeared on the Internet. The image has been first spotted and shared by French reporters from Nowhereelse.fr, so I think we can believe what we see.
Although the battery contains all the usual references to Apple’s battery supplier, its capacity leaves much to be desired. As can be seen on the image below, the leaked part has a capacity of only 1715 mAh, which indicates that it may have been manufactured for the smaller 4-inch iPhone. In case you don’t know, the guys from Cupertino have reportedly decided to put off the release of a smaller handset until the next year.
Apple has recently seeded the sixth beta of OS X 10.11 El Capitan to developers for testing. The release took place just a week after the release of the previous beta and about two months after the official announcement of El Capitan at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference.
According to the latest report from usually-reliable KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple is planning to release several brand new iMac models with better displays and more efficient processors this quarter. It is currently unknown whether the guys from Cupertino will refresh the entire lineup of iMacs, or only release an updated 21.5-inch or 27-inch Retina iMac.