As you probably know, Apple's iOS 8, which was announced at Worldwide Developers Conference last week, contains a number of important enhancements. However, those who have upgraded to iOS 8 beta may have noticed that there're no updates for Apple's native Maps app. According to the latest reports, lack of updates is caused by the fact that many developers left the company in 2014.
Apple has released iOS 8 beta to developers for testing. There're, however, several methods of upgrading to this iOS version if you don't have a developer account. Well, this is what you know.
As you probably know, Apple is expected to release its next-generation handset this fall. According to the rumor, which appeared on the Internet earlier today, the iPhone 6 will feature a larger screen, wireless charger and the support of near field communication technology (NFC) and LTE networks. Well, this is what VentureBeat reporters write.
It's Sunday today, so looks like it is time to talk about the most interesting stories of the past seven days. Let's begin right now.
Apple on Monday officially announced iOS 8 beta and seeded it to developers. The new operating system for iPhones and iPads can boast of some noticeable improvements and design tweaks.
There're, however, some hidden features you won't find without the specialist's help. One of such features is the ability to customize the Control Center.
As you already know, a bunch of new interesting features have been added to Apple's OS X Yosemite 10.10 and iOS 8. Both operating systems were announced at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference keynote, which took place on Monday.
Among the new features, today I'd like to point out only two. These are iMessage screen sharing and FaceTime Audio conference calls.
According to the latest rumors, Apple has acquired a company behind Spotsetter app. In case you don't know, it's an application that offers you where to go and what to do. It searches for places nearby using the location data. Looks like the guys from Cupertino plan to make their services even more personalized and intuitive.
Another rumor, which deals with Apple's iWatch, appeared on the Internet today. According to the latest report from Nikkei, the guys from Cupertino will show us their new wearable device in October. Moreover, the same source claims that the iWatch will be equipped with a curved OLED display. Together with your iPhone, it will monitor your health.
Apple CEO on Friday visited the first US-based manufacturing facility where Macs are assembled. According to what he has tweeted earlier today, Cook is proud of this factory and the fact that at least some Apple computers are manufactured in the USA.
As you probably know, Apple is expected to release its long-anticipated iWatch later this year. According to what Brian White of research firm Cantor Fitzgerald writes, the mass-production of the components for the new wearable device will begin this month. As to the release date, the analyst suggests that the smartwatch will be unveiled in September. At the same time with Apple's next-gen iPhone.
After initial signs pointed towards a good chance that iOS 8 was jailbreakable, famous hacker Stefan Esser (nickname i0n1c), tweeted an image that shows off the ability to SSH into an iPod touch running iOS 8 from his Mac, which basically means he has successfully jailbroken iOS 8 on iPod Touch 5G.
I just leave this here ...
There is no information whether i0n1c will release a public jailbreak. Anyway, It would be logical to wait until iOS 8 is officially released so as to not burn any exploits.
A new feature has been added to Find My iPhone system in iOS 8. This feature is called "Send Last Location” and, as seen from the name, it automatically sends the last saved location to Apple each time the battery of the device drains to a critical level.
According to the latest comScore research, Apple’s iPhone is the leader of the smartphone market in the United States. In the three months, which ended in April, the iPhone had a market share of about 41%.
Apple on Monday introduced a new iOS 8 feature called QuickType. This feature is developed to predict which word you will type next. And it really works, I must admit.
Apple has posted a high-resolution video of Monday’s Worldwide Developers Conference keynote to YouTube. This happened several hours after the same video appeared on Apple’s official website. You may watch it below.