According to a new patent application published earlier today, Apple’s Force Touch technology may be improved in future to allow users’ fingers to “feel” different textures, for example, wood or metal. Looks like the guys from Cupertino plan to add a special hardware component capable of simulating the surface of a certain material using different vibrations and temperatures. Frankly speaking, currently I don’t understand the purpose of creating such a technology, however, Apple will surely find a good application for it.
Despite all the rumors about the launch of 4-inch lower-cost iPhone later this year, a well-known and usually reliable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says that the guys from Cupertino won’t unveil such a device in the near future. He thinks that the smaller smartphone may be unveiled only in 2016. As to the reason for such a decision, it may be connected with the demand for the iPhone 5s, which stays strong. There’s no point in investing money on a new smartphone if people still buy the old one, right?
According to what the reporters from an Italian website iSpazio write, Apple will start accepting the pre-orders for the Apple Watch in this country as soon as on May 8th. Sources claim that some Apple Stores have already received special tables for displaying the Apple Watch units as well as some advertising materials. Apart from Italy, the pre-orders may go live in Spain and a number of other European countries.
According to the latest rumors, a firm called AU Optronics (AUO) will supply Apple with 4-inch, 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch display panels for the next generation of iPhones. Although both Apple and AU Optronics refused to comment on the issue, the rumor actually looks quite plausible as the guys from Cupertino need an additional supplier to avoid supply constraints.
According to the latest reports from reliable sources, Apple has recently added the support of about 30 new banks and financial institutions from the USA to its Apple Pay system. Currently, the total number of Apple Pay partners in this country exceeds 200 banks and credit unions. The growing number of large and small retailers, cafes, restaurants and financial institutions supporting the NFC-based mobile payments service indicates that Apple has created a truly convenient way to pay for goods and services.
Google on Monday announced that it will no longer support YouTube app on older Apple devices, namely, iPhones, iPads, and iPod touches with iOS 6 or any other earlier version of Apple’s mobile operating system on board. Apart from that, both first and second generation Apple TV users will be unable to access YouTube using their set-top boxes.
According to what can be seen at the U.S. Apple Online Store, the shipping estimates for all the 21.5-inch iMac models apart from the entry-level one, which is the cheapest, have recently slipped to 3-5 business days. This indicates that the guys from Cupertino do their best to catch up with the demand for this device. I wish they had the same situation with their Apple Watch, which is currently constrained.
Apple has recently released the very first iOS 8.4 beta to developers for testing. This version of Apple’s mobile operating system can boast of a number of important bug fixes as well as stability and performance improvements. Apart from that, looks like it is possible to jailbreak this beta. Well, at least Stefan Esser aka i0n1c has managed to accomplish this task. Below you may take a look at the video showing the process of jailbreaking as well as at the comments of the creator of the jailbreak.
As you probably know, Apple suppliers responsible for manufacture of all kinds of cables, chargers and things like that used to be located only in China. According to the updated support
iOS or Android? This simple question can easily make calm and patient people nervous, angry and even aggressive. The controversy between the supporters of the rival platforms is perfectly displayed by millions of jokes, funny pictures and humorous videos found on the Internet. However, from time to time the aforementioned question drives people mad and makes them stab each other with broken beer bottles.
According to the latest report shared by The Wall Street Journal, Apple is planning to launch Apple Pay in Canada as soon as in November. The reporters claim the guys from Cupertino are currently in talks with six major Canadian banks about the possible launch of the NFC-based payments system in the near future.
First rumors about the 12-inch iPad Pro began to appear on the Internet last year. Since that time, we have seen lots of mockups, purported leaked parts and specifications for Apple’s larger tablet. This year, the rumors about the device started to become more and more plausible.
According to the new images showing something similar to the cases for the long-anticipated iPad, the suppliers are ramping up the production of such accessories. The quality of such products increases and this may be the indication of the official release of the tablet in the second half of this year. Below you may take a look at the photos of the cases shared by Sonny Dickson.
Apple on Thursday seeded the very first OS X Yosemite 10.10.4 beta to developers for testing. The release came just about a week after the official public release of OS X Yosemite 10.10.3. In case you don’t know, the latest stable OS X version can boast of new Photos app and several other improvements.
As you probably know, Apple’s OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 was officially released to users worldwide on April 8th. Following this release, the guys from Cupertino on Thursday made the so-called supplemental update for OS X 10.10.3 available for download. According to the release notes, this update can boast of a fix for the bug in the video driver, which made it difficult or impossible for Mac to start up when running certain applications created to capture video.
As you probably know, the long-anticipated Apple Watch is heavily constrained at the moment. There are two reasons for that: strong demand for the wearable device and Apple’s inability to catch up with this demand. Because of these two reasons, Apple sold out the initial stock of the gadget within just six hours after the start of pre-orders. Shipping estimates slipped to June and for some models - to July.
In order not to mislead users and potential customers, Apple has just updated its official Apple Watch website and removed the April 24th launch date. Below you may take a look at several screenshots showing this change. Instead of the date of launch, now you can see a small note to customers saying that the Watch is coming.