Apple has released iOS 9.0.2 to users worldwide. The update comes one week after the release iOS 9.0.1 and contains a number of minor enhancements and bug fixes aimed at making the operating system more stable, efficient and secure.
Customers have recently begun receiving their pre-ordered iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus units. Although these devices are brand new and are supposed to work perfectly well, a number of users have faced various problems with Touch ID, 3D Touch, power and speakers.
A new teardown performed by IHS experts has revealed that Apple spends about $236 on the production of the 16GB iPhone 6s Plus. In particular, the component costs are equal to $231.50 and the money spent on the assembly of the device make $4.50. This year’s flagship device is $16 more expensive to produce that its predecessor, the iPhone 6 Plus. The component costs are a bit higher this year as Apple has added a number of new components to the device, namely, the 7000 aluminum, 3D Touch display and Taptic Engine.
Apple has recently seeded the second beta of OS X 10.11.1 El Capitan to developers for testing. The release came nearly a week after the release of the very first OS X 10.11.1 beta and one day before the official public release of OS X 10.11, which is scheduled for September 30th.
According to the latest report from a research firm Cowen and Company, by the end of this year, Apple will sell as many as 18 million Apple Watch units. Next year, the analysts expect Apple to ship 45 million smartwatch units.
As you know, Apple’s iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus feature a brand new A9 processor. This processor is manufactured by two separate companies, namely, Samsung and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company. The first vendor uses a 14-nanometer manufacturing process, while the second one fabricates the chips using a 16-nanometer process.
According to the latest report from usually-reliable website Macotakara, the next-generation iPhone will be waterproof and dustproof. This device, called presumably the iPhone 7, will also feature a non-metallic frame and a new LCD. What’s even more interesting is that Apple has already created a prototype. It appears that the recently-released iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus are the last Apple handsets that feature the aluminum body.
Apple has officially announced that it sold more than 13 million iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus units during the first three days of availability. Apple CEO Tim Cook has even said that this year’s sales are ‘phenomenal’.
As you know, both iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus are equipped with 2GB of RAM. Even though the edition of an extra gigabyte of RAM seems to be quite inconspicuous while navigating through the menu of new phones, opening default apps and using basic features like calling, sending messages or reading emails, in fact this additional gigabyte of memory completely changes the way you browse in Safari. Literally.
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It is Sunday today, which means that it is time for me to tell you about the most interesting posts of the past seven days. Most of the articles this week deal with iOS 9, OS X 10.11.1 El Capitan public beta, new Apple TV and iPhone teardowns as well as with first reviews and tests of the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus.
A new and a very interesting video has recently appeared on the Internet. It shows the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus undergoing water resistance test. Although new handsets are not water-resistant officially, looks like Apple has improved something to make them survive when dropped in the sink.
The video is available either below, or on YouTube.
Apple’s iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus can boast of a new feature called Live Photos. To work, this feature requires a 3D Touch display and iOS 9. However, thanks to a tweak called PhotosLive, you can create beautiful live images on your older jailbroken iPhone running iOS 8. Below you can take a look at the short video shot by Jeff Benjamin of
Following Austria, Denmark and Ireland, where the long-awaited Apple Watch should go on sale today, Apple has announced that the wearable device will become available for customers in Belgium, Finland, Norway and Poland as soon as on October 9th. Apple has just updated its regional websites to let users know about the upcoming big event.
First lucky customers in the selected countries begin to receive their pre-ordered iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus units and post first unboxing videos, drop tests and bend tests of the recently-launched devices. We have chosen a number of the most interesting clips and decided to share them with you. The videos are available below, so you can take a look right now.
The first clip comes from a YouTube user nicknamed Lachlan Likes A Thing. Since it’s an unboxing video, we can see how the iPhone 6s retail packaging looks like and what accessories come with the new iPhone.
Following the teardown of the fourth-generation iPad mini and the updated Apple TV set-top box, the iFixit team has finally revealed the internal components layout of the recently-launched iPhone 6s. Below you can take a look at the photos of the disassembled phone and get more information about its parts.