According to the latest rumors, the guys from Cupertino are seriously thinking about their own mobile payment service. In fact, they have even begun negotiations with several retail store chains concerning the possibility to launch such a service in near future, insiders claim.
Apple's long-anticipated iWatch will reportedly feature a wireless charger. According to the latest reports from supply chain insiders, the guys from Cupertino have recently begun testing wireless charging coils manufactured on a Shenzen-based factory owned by Luxshare.
Apple has released the first OS X Mavericks 10.9.4 beta to developers for testing. This OS X beta has a build number 13E9 and contains only stability improvements and minor bug fixes. However, there’s one interesting thing about this OS X version.
The company from Cupertino will officially announce Beats Electronics acquisition this week, The New York Post reports. The sum of acquisition is slightly lower than we expected.
As it was mentioned last week, Apple planned to purchase Beats for about $3.2 billion. As it turns out, the sum for some reason has been reduced to $3 billion.
According to what the analysts from Nomura Securities write, by the end of 2014, Apple will sell as many as 46 million iPhone 6 units. The experts claim that the 4.7-inch handset will be called iPhone 6 Air and the 5.5-inch model - iPhone 6 Pro. The smartphones will become more expensive.
As you already know, Apple’s long-anticipated Worldwide Developers Conference, where the guys from Cupertino may announce their new iOS 8 and “Smart Home” software platform, is set to start next Monday. That is why the guys from Cupertino have begun putting the promotional banners in the Moscone center.
Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities has recently confirmed that the guys from Cupertino are planning to equip each handset and tablet launching this year and later with a Touch ID fingerprint sensor. This means that both 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 and both next-generation iPad and iPad mini will get one. The prediction is based on the data concerning fingerprint sensor shipments, which have reportedly increased lately.
If you’re interested in how this app works and if you can’t wait, you may take a look at the demo created by a designer named Jayaprasad Mohanan. This demo is compatible with iOS 7, so you can even run it on your iPhone.
According to what people familiar with the matter say, Apple may launch a new software platform called “Smart Home” at the Worldwide Developers Conference, which kicks off next week. The new system will allow iPhone users to control their home security system, lights etc. directly from their smartphone.
Apple on Tuesday was granted a patent for "Methods and systems for integrally trapping a glass insert in a metal bezel". The document describes a method of joining iPhone’s glass with a bezel made of a new kind of metal alloy. In our particular case, the alloy is called LiquidMetal.
According to the latest rumors, the guys from Cupertino are currently working on ARM processors for Macs. Moreover, some insiders claim that Apple has already come up with a bunch of prototypes, including ARM-based MacBook, iMac and Mac mini.
Apple has recently posted two new "Your Verse" iPad Air ads. The first one tells us about the composer and conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen, who created an iPad app called The Orchestra, which helps him in creating and editing music. The second is about Cherie King, who is a travelling writer and who is unable to hear. She uses her iPad as a navigator.
Both videos are available below. You may take a look at them at the end of this post.
Good news for all those who plan to buy a new Mac Pro. For the first time since its debut in December, the ship times have fallen to 3-5 business days. What this means is that if you purchase a completely redesigned Mac Pro now, it will be shipped to you in less than one week, not a month as it was earlier. Looks like the guys from Cupertino managed to overcome the manufacturing difficulties and now are working as were supposed to.
The week has nearly come to an end, so looks like it’s time for me to tell you about the most interesting posts of the past seven days. Let’s start.