Foxconn will finally acquire Sharp, reliable sources claim. The tech giant has confirmed its plans to purchase the Japanese company for $3.5 billion. Initially, the acquisition price was equal to incredible $6.2 billion, however, after long negotiations and some external factors that influenced both parties, the sum was reduced to something more realistic.
Apple is aware of the recent problem with opening links in Safari, Mail and a number of other applications on iOS 9.3 and iOS 9.2.1. Moreover, according to the latest report from TechCrunch, the company is already working on a fix for the bug that will be included in the next minor update for the mobile operating system. We need to be patient and wait for the newer build of IOS.
Apple will officially announce the financial results in the second quarter of fiscal 2016 on Monday, April 25th. The conference call will be held at 2:00 p.m. PT / 5:00 p.m. ET. After the event, the company will post the conference call recording to its official website, so that anyone can get access to it.
Below you will find the official announcement made by the company earlier today.
FY 16 Second Quarter Results
Apple’s conference call to discuss second fiscal quarter results is scheduled for Monday, April 25, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. PT / 5:00 p.m. ET
Aside from the financial results in Q2 of fiscal 2016, Apple may also share the information about the number of iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Mac units sold over the last couple of months, so stay tuned.
The FBI has withdrawn the lawsuit against Apple. This happened as the organization managed to gain access to the iPhone 5c used by one of the San Bernardino shooters without Apple’s assistance or approval. It is currently unknown who helped the FBI unlock the phone, but most likely this was an Israeli firm called Cellebrite.
Apple has released an updated iOS 9.3 version for the owners of older devices that contains a fix for the activation issue. Now, after the update users need to enter the Apple ID and password they use at the moment, not the one that was used for setting up the device for the first time.
According to the latest report from CNBC, Apple’s new 4-inch iPhone SE has good chances to become an incredibly popular device. Only in China the company has received more than 3.4 million pre-orders over the last couple of days. Gold handsets have been chosen by more than 1.3 million users and the pre-orders for the rose gold iPhone SE have made up another 1.2 million units. It should be noted, however, that today’s numbers are not official. Apple may announce the exact number of pre-ordered devices in a week or so, but now we have only the reports and estimates from third-party sources.
In addition to the recently discovered iOS 9.3 bug bricking older iPhones and iPads immediately after the update, a new flaw in the operating system was reported by a number of users on Saturday. As can be seen on the Apple Support Communities forum, many people talk about app crashes and freezes after clicking on Web links. The bug affects Apple’s native applications, namely, Mail, Messages and Safari, as well as third-party software like Google Chrome.
It is Sunday today, which means it’s high time I told you about the most interesting articles of the past seven days.
No doubt, the posts about the newly-released 4-inch iPhone SE, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, the updated Apple Watch with redesigned bands and new builds of iOS 9.3, OS X 10.11.4 El Capitan, watchOS 2.2 and tvOS 9.2 are of the greatest popularity this week. Make sure you read each and every post to get all the information about new devices and software.
Foxconn has finally decided to buy out Sharp shares, reliable insiders claim. Two companies have reached agreement and will sign a deal as soon as next week. The sum of buyout is reportedly equal to approximately $884.4 million and that is much lower from the original sum mentioned in reports in February.
According to the latest report from usually-reliable KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple will make the 2017 iPhone completely different from its predecessor, the iPhone 7. The expert believes that the company will equip its new phone with a glass body similar to the one iPhone 4 had and an AMOLED display.
Apple has just released a new fourth generation Apple TV commercial called "The Kiss” that highlights new Siri capabilities and stars Alison Brie and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau.
The short ad, which is available either below or on Apple’s official YouTube channel, depicts two actors replicating an on-screen kiss and using Siri to rewind the video they watch on the TV set. Just for your information, on the Apple TV 4, if you ask Apple’s virtual assistant something like "Rewind 15 seconds,” it will actually do this for you.
Apple has released a new version of iOS 9.3 for the users of older devices, namely, the iPhone 5s and iPad Air or older. In case you don’t know, a number of users have begun complaining about various issues with the latest update that resulted in troubles with the activation of their smartphones and tablets.
Just as it was expected, Apple has posted the video of the March 21st event to YouTube. If you missed the live broadcast or want to take a look at new devices one more time, you can do this either below, or after navigating to Apple’s official YouTube channel.
The media event that took place last Monday was devoted to the release of the widely-rumored 4-inch iPhone SE, 9.7-inch iPad Pro and new bands for the Apple Watch released in 2015.
Images showing new devices, Apple Watch bands as well as the details of the iOS 9.3, OS X 10.11.4 El Capitan, watchOS 2.2 and tvOS 9.2 updates released after the event are available on our website, so make sure you check them out.
References to the unannounced early 2016 12-inch MacBook model have been recently found in the System Image Utility and the OS X Server application. Moreover, Pike’s Universum has recently determined what processors these new devices will have. According to the latest findings, the CPUs will include Intel® Core™ m3-6Y30 Processor (up to 2.20 GHz), Intel® Core™ m5-6Y54 Processor (up to 2.70 GHz) and Intel® Core™ m7-6Y75 Processor (up to 3.10 GHz).
The Pangu team has released a jailbreak for the fourth-generation Apple TV. The first announcement about the work on a completely new tool was made a couple of weeks ago. A week ago or so, the hackers informed the community that the tool was undergoing final pre-release testing. Finally, on Wednesday the Pangu team made the Apple TV 4 jailbreak available for download.