Apple has seeded the third iOS 9 beta to developers for testing. The release comes about two weeks after the release of the second beta and a month after the debut of iOS 9 at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference. The guys from Cupertino have added a wide number of bug fixes and new features to the update, making iOS 9 a thing worth waiting for.
According to the latest report from a research firm called Marketwatch, the sales of the long-awaited Apple Watch have fallen by 90% since the first week of availability back in April. On average, Apple has been selling about 20.000 smartwatch units a day. In the first days after the release, the number of wearable devices sold was equal to about 200.000 units per day. As you see, the difference is huge.
Apple has just stopped signing iOS 8.3. This means that it is no longer possible to restore a device to this version of Apple’s mobile operating system. Moreover, it is now impossible to downgrade to iOS 8.3.
According to what Apple’s Senior Vice President Eddy Cue shared on Twitter, the guys from Cupertino are currently planning to restore the Home Sharing feature for music in iOS 9, which is expected to be released to public later this year. In case you don’t know, Home Sharing was pulled out from iOS 8.4 and many users started complaining about this.
According to the latest images showing leaked schematics for the next-generation iPhone, the handset will get the same design as its predecessor. However, the device may become a bit thicker due to new hardware components, Chinese insiders claim. The schematics that are available below have been first spotted on the Japanese version of
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An iPhone 6 Plus unit suddenly exploded while being charged, Apple Daily reporters claim. The incident took place in Tai Wai, Hong Kong. Fortunately, the victim, who is a woman surnamed Tsang wasn’t injured.
According to what the reporters write, the iPhone 6 Plus with 128Gb of storage was connected to an electric outlet and placed near victim’s bed at about 1 a.m. Next morning, at 8 a.m., the woman was awakened by a loud bang and smoke coming out of her handset. As can be seen on the image below, the protective case of the iPhone is molten and the front panel is badly damaged by the heat.
According to the latest report from people familiar with the matter, Apple supplier Pegatron has recently begun hiring workers for the assembly of the next-generation iPhone. As noted by DigiTimes reporters, the supplier plans to hire as many as 40.000 employees. They will be engaged in the production of the upcoming iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, which are expected to be released this September. The work on the smartphones has already begun as several iPhone parts including the logic board with a number of updated chips and the casing of the would-be handset have appeared on the Internet not long ago.
It is Sunday today, which means I should tell you about the most interesting posts of the past seven days. Let’s take a look at these posts right now.
The developer behind Cydia, saurik, has recently released an update for his application. This update contains a number of bug fixes that make Cydia more stable and efficient. That is why if you have a jailbroken iPhone or iPad, you can update Cydia to the version 1.1.20 right now. It is recommended to update if you have any problems with Cydia or if it causes problems to your device.
According to the latest data shared by a research firm called comScore, Apple remains the top smartphone manufacturer in the United States of America. Apple’s market share is currently equal to 43.5%. Samsung is ranked second with the market share of 28.7% and LG is the third with 8.2%.
As you know, later this year the guys from Cupertino will unveil a brand new iPhone. Apart from a new LTE chip, 12-megapixel camera and a number of updated chips, the handset is expected to get a new color, which is rose gold. Earlier this week, a couple of images appeared on the Internet that show us something similar to the rose gold iPhone 6s case. In should be noted, however, that this case is fake - it’s an iPhone 6 part painted by an anonymous Weibo user.
According to the images shared by reliable sources, the next-generation iPhone may get an updated logic board with a new NFC chip and better flash storage. Apart from that, people familiar with the matter claim the number of chips used to make the iPhone work will decrease, but the hardware will become more efficient.
Earlier this year, several reliable insiders claimed Apple’s next-generation iPhone will get a 12-megapixel camera. According to something rumored to be a leaked internal document, the guys from Cupertino are indeed planning to equip their upcoming handset with a brand new photo sensor capable of recording 4K videos. The document was shared by a Foxconn employee, so I guess we can believe what we see. The photo of the leaked document is available either on a Chinese microblogging website Weibo or below. You can take a look right now.
Taig team has recently released a new version of its jailbreak tool for iOS 8.4. This version contains a fix for a bug that made it easy for applications to become root. Apart from that, the update contains Cydia 1.1.19. Both improvements are aimed at making the Taig utility more stable and efficient. If you haven’t yet hacked your iPhone or iPad, you can