Phil Schiller has once again confirmed that using 32GB of RAM would affect the battery life of new MacBook Pro units. According to Apple executive, using more memory would require a different design of the logic board and physically smaller battery. Apart from that, since the 32GB DDR module requires much more power than the current LPDDR memory, there’s no way to install it without reducing the battery life and performance of the laptop.
Apple’s main rival, Samsung, is planning to release a Jet Black version of the Galaxy S7 as soon as early next month. The report comes from The Korea Herald and looks quite legitimate.
Apple has launched a new iPhone repair program. If you live in the United States and your iPhone 6s suddenly turns off from time to time, Apple will repair it at no cost provided that the handset has no signs of physical damage and third-party repairs.
Apple has released a new Apple Music commercial starring Drake. The ad is available either below or on Apple’s official YouTube channel.
The commercial shows the rapper working out with his friend and listening to music. When his friend leaves, Drake turns on "Pop Workout" playlist by Apple Music and starts listening to Taylor Swift's "Bad Blood" while dancing and singing. However, as it turns out, listening to Taylor Swift during heavy workout is not the best idea.
The commercial ends with the words we’ve all got used to:
Distractingly good. Apple Music.
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It is Sunday today, which means it’s high time I told you about the most interesting posts of the last couple of days. Let’s not waste time and take a look at the articles worth your attention right now.
According to the latest report from a reliable Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster, the stock availability of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus still leaves much to be desired. Apple is still trying to catch up with the demand. This suggests that not all users will get their phones in time during the holiday season.
Apple is reportedly planning to integrate Siri to the messages app to help people check and schedule events on their calendars and make payments using the virtual assistant.
Apple has announced the iPhone 6 Plus multi-touch repair program. The company is offering a display repair to those, who have encountered the so-called “Touch Disease” hardware fault. However, the program is a bit different from all other as Apple demands that the customers pay $150 for the repair, claiming the issue is caused by dropping the phone, not by hardware defect. The company also gives the money back to those who already paid for the repair.
Anyone can access your passcode-locked iPhone contacts list and photos using Siri. A new vulnerability has been recently discovered by a number of YouTubers and immediately shared online.
One of the first to notice the problem with iOS security was a guy nicknamed EverythingApplePro. He used a number of phones, including older iPhone 4S running iOS 8, to demonstrate that the issue has been present for quite a long period of time. All iOS devices that support Siri and have iOS 8-iOS 10.2 on board are vulnerable, so be careful.
Apple stores the information about the incoming, outgoing, and missed calls in iCloud. The report comes from a Russian security firm Elcomsoft that managed to get the call logs from Apple’s cloud storage using special software.
Less than a month after the official launch of the new 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, Apple has released a new commercial about the new product. The ad is a bit longer than most Apple promo videos; it shows us some of the most iconic inventions and events that pushed the mankind forward. And, of course, the all-new MacBook Pro with OLED panel instead of function keys.
The commercial is available below or on Apple’s official YouTube channel.
According to the latest report from Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple is planning to bring the optical image stabilization system to both lenses of the dual camera on the iPhone 8 Plus or whatever the device is called. Currently, only the wide-angle lens of the iPhone 7 Plus has optical stabilization. As noted by the analyst, the company will redesign the camera to integrate a new OIS system.
The iFixit team has posted a teardown of the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar. Two weeks ago, the company posted a teardown of the entry-level laptop without the Touch Bar, revealing it was quite difficult to repair. As it turns out, the mid-range model is even worse when it comes to disassembling.
In an attempt to get rid of outdated and suspicious applications, Apple removed over 47,000 apps from the App Store in October. The data comes from an analytics firm Sensor Tower.
As noted KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple will release three iPhone models in 2018. Only one will get an OLED display.