According to the latest report from reliable insiders, the guys from Cupertino won’t launch the long-anticipated web TV service at the upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference in June. The reason for such a decision is lack of licensing agreements with broadcasting companies and a number of other partners. There are also some unsolved financial issues, Re/code reporters claim.
As noted by Global Equities Research analyst Trip Chowdhry, Apple has sold about 7 million Apple Watch units since the launch earlier this year. The number of devices already shipped to customers is noticeably smaller and is equal to only about 2.5 million. The expert predicts that the guys from Cupertino may ship as many as 40 million Apple Watch units to customers by the end of this year.
According to the latest report from The Wall Street Journal, the guys from Cupertino will officially announce their brand new Beats-based streaming music service as soon as next week. This piece of news goes in line with previous reports from reliable insiders that suggested the new streaming music service will be unveiled at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference in June. In case you don't know, the conference kicks off next Monday.
According to the latest report from the New York Post, Apple is currently in talks with such celebrities as Drake, Pharrell Williams and David Guetta concerning the possibility of becoming guest DJs for a completely revamped music service called iTunes Radio. The same report also states that the guys from Cupertino are still in negotiations with major labels about the upcoming Apple Music service, which is expected to be launched later this year. The reporters claim the guys from Cupertino will offer a three-month trial period and a regular fee of $10 per month for the new music service.
Although most of the analysts are sure that Apple won’t release a colorful iPhone 6c later this year, SET Solution experts have recently created a new concept showing the aforementioned handset. It features a thin plastic body and the dimensions of the iPhone 6. You may take a look at the concept either below, or on the official SET Solution YouTube channel.
It is Sunday today, which means I should tell you about the most interesting posts of the past seven days. To be honest, there are some articles worth your attention, so let’s not waste time and take a look at them right now.
A new interesting video has recently appeared on the Internet. This video shows us three flagship devices, namely, Apple’s iPhone 6, Samsung’s Galaxy S6 and HTC’s One M9 Plus compared to each other in terms of speed and performance.
The author of the short clip decided to use several applications to test the launch speed and the performance of each high-end smartphone. As can be seen in the video below, the iPhone 6 turned out to be the most efficient device. Samsung Galaxy S6 was nearly identical from the point of view of performance, while One M9 Plus was noticeably slower than the aforementioned devices. And that is strange since this handset has 3GB of RAM.
According to the latest computer technical support satisfaction survey conducted by a magazine called Consumer Reports, Apple’s tech support was once again recognized as the best one. As noted by the journalists, four out of five Mac users who turned to Apple’s technical support were able to solve their problem without visiting Genius Bar or paying additional money. If to speak about the companies that produce and sell Windows-based computers, only about half of users were satisfied with their technical support service. And that’s not the first time Apple gets such a high score.
As you probably know, a new bug has been recently discovered in iOS. This bug allows to shut down the iOS device via iMessage containing a couple of Arabic characters and unknown symbols. Once the user receives such a message, the Messages app crashes and the phone or tablet resprings.
Several new rumors related to the upcoming iOS 9 and its features have recently appeared on the Internet. According to these rumors, the guys from Cupertino are currently planning to add the support of Force Touch technology to the next iteration of their mobile operating system. In case you don’t know, the aforementioned technology was first introduced in the Apple Watch and the 13-inch MacBook Pro released last month.
Apple on Tuesday seeded the fourth beta of OS X Yosemite 10.10.4 to developers for testing. The release took place about two weeks after the release of the third OS X 10.10.4 beta and roughly a month after the debut of the very first 10.10.4 beta. As you might have guessed, the latest testing version of Apple’s desktop operating system can boast of a number of stability and performance improvements as well as bug fixes.
A bug in iOS 8 has been discovered today, which affects the Messages app users. This bug allows to crash the Messages app or the iPhone using a special chain of Arabic characters and symbols. Immediately after a user receives an iMessage or an SMS with these symbols, the iPhone reboots. If the affected user opens the Messages app after the reboot, the app crashes and continues to crash each time the person attempts to open it.
It appears that Google has recently updated their embeddable YouTube player for iPad. While the update usually means that software becomes more stable, efficient and gets new features, this one is not as good as it was expected to be. Google has killed the fullscreen mode on Apple’s iPad. It is currently unknown whether Google has done this intentionally or accidentally, the fact remains: the only way for Apple’s tablet users to watch fullscreen YouTube videos is to use the iOS application for iPad.
According to the latest email sent by Apple CEO Tim Cook to the employees, Jonathan Ive has been recently promoted to Chief Design Officer. In case you don’t know, earlier he was Apple's Senior Vice President of Design. Because of this promotion, two other people will get new posts at Apple. These are Rich Howarth, who will become the head of Industrial Design department and Alan Dye, who’s supposed to get the post of the head of User Interface department.
According to the latest rumors shared by insiders, Microsoft is currently planning to acquire BlackBerry. There are several reason for such a decisive step, namely, Microsoft’s desire to compete with Apple on the smartphone market on equal terms and the substantial amount of important patents owned by the Canadian company. However, it should be noted that Microsoft is definitely not the only industry giant interested in BlackBerry. Such firms as Huawei, Lenovo and Xiaomi are said to be considering the idea of purchasing the aforementioned smartphone manufacturer as well.