On Tuesday, Apple was granted a patent No. 9,277,309 for a hybrid headphone design, which makes it possible to use single headphones in both wired and wireless modes.
What is interesting, the patent application was filed back in 2012, shortly after the company launched its brand new EarPods alongside the iPhone 5.
Japanese Apple blog Macotakara has recently shared some news about the iPhone 7.
According to the reporters, the handset will get a number of advanced features, for example, a thinner Lightning connector that is supposed to reduce the overall thickness of the iPhone. In fact, it’s said that the updated model will be 1mm thinner than the iPhone 6. Still, it will have the same width and height.
In September, Apple is expected to unveil two new iPhone models, one with a 4.7-inch display and another one with a 5.5-inch screen. Apart from that, we may see something called the iPhone Pro, a device with a large 5.5-inch display and dual lens camera system, MyDrivers reporters claim.
Last week, a report appeared on the Internet suggesting that the upcoming 9.7-inch tablet may be called the iPad Pro and in terms of design and hardware resemble the 12.9-inch device introduced in 2015. According to a new report from 9to5mac reporters, the tablet will get a 12-megapixel camera capable of recording 4K videos. This will make the smaller iPad Pro different from its larger predecessor with an 8-megapixel sensor.
Apple’s rival, Microsoft, has recently released several new commercials comparing Windows 10 to Apple’s Mac OS X. As usual, Microsoft claims PCs are better and that average users can perform more tasks with computers running Windows, not OS X. The ads highlight the features present on Windows 10 devices and missing from OS X, such as Cortana for desktop, touch screens and more. The commercials are available below, you can take a look right now.
A well-known concept designer Martin Hajek has recently created several new renderings of what he believes is an iPhone SE. The renderings are based on recent leaks and rumors about the upcoming 4-inch handset and show us three different designs.
The first one is similar to the iPhone 5s and is based on facts collected by 9to5Mac reporters.
According to the latest report from Re/code, Apple’s media event devoted to the widely-rumored 4-inch iPhone SE, new 9.7-inch iPad Pro and the updated Apple Watch will take place on March 22nd, not March 15th as it was reported earlier this year. It is currently unknown whether the event was moved to the aforementioned day or this was Apple’s original date.
It is Sunday today, which means it’s high time I told you about the most interesting articles of the past seven days. Most of the posts this week deal with pre-release versions of iOS 9.3, OS X El Capitan 10.11.4, watchOS 2.2 and tvOS 9.2 as well as with the upcoming 4-inch iPhone SE and the 9.7-inch iPad called the iPad Pro. There are some other interesting articles, so make sure you check them out.
Something similar to the leaked iPhone SE display assembly has recently appeared on the Internet. The images showing the aforementioned part have been first spotted on a French website called Nowhereelse.fr, so we can be sure they are legitimate and trustworthy. Contrary to recent rumors, the new 4-inch iPhone appears not to support the 3D Touch technology.
As noted by usually-reliable KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the long-awaited 4-inch iPhone SE will get a 12-megapixel camera. The expert also claims the phone will be equipped with an efficient A9 processor, NFC for Apple Pay and resemble the iPhone 5s introduced back in 2013 in terms of design.
According to the latest report from reliable sources, the smaller 4 inch iPhone will be called the iPhone SE, not the iPhone 5SE. If the rumors turn out to be legitimate, we may see the first iPhone without the number in its name.
According to reliable sources, the next-generation iPad that is expected to be released alongside the iPhone 5se on March 15th won’t be called the iPad Air 3. Instead, Apple will make the device a part of the iPad Pro lineup.
Several new drawings showing the design of the long-awaited 4-inch iPhone 5se have been recently shared by a case manufacturer. The drawings prove that in terms of design the handset will be similar to the iPhone 5s. The only noticeable difference is the Sleep/Wake button that has been moved to the right side of the device. Sources claim that the edges of the iPhone 5se will be more similar to the edges of the iPhone 6, however, that’s not very conspicuous. The most important thing is that the iPhone 5s cases should fit the newer model, even though they will make it nearly impossible to use the side Sleep/Wake button.
Sharp has recently accepted a $6.24 billion takeover offer from Foxconn, the Wall Street Journal reporters claim. This means that the Japanese manufacturer will soon become a part of the tech giant from Taiwan. Foxconn has promised to do its best in order to avoid layoffs.
According to the latest report from people familiar with the matter, Apple is planning to add Siri to OS X 10.12, which is expected to be released as soon as this fall. Sources claim that the company has been testing Siri on OS X internally for a long period of time and that the virtual assistant is nearly ready for the release.