Apple is planning to build two additional R&D centers in China in 2017. Earlier it was announced that two similar centers will open in Beijing and Shenzhen, but the company decided that it needs two more facilities for its major market. They will be located in Shanghai and Suzhou. Apple will spend over $500 million on the Chinese research and development centers.
Apple has released the seventh beta of iOS 10.3 to developers and public testers. The release took place just three days after the release of the previous beta. This is rather strange as typically Apple seeds new builds once a week. Such an early release of the seventh beta may mean that Apple has found a serious security issue affecting the firmware and decided to fix it as soon as possible.
A firm called ColorWare has created a new custom iPhone 7 Plus model called the
The next-generation iPhone may get a new 'gentler' curved display than the display of the Galaxy S7 Edge. This will be an AMOLED display, however, its edges will be curved only slightly as it is difficult to produce a matching curved glass cover. Thanks to the new screen, the active viewable area of the iPhone 8 display will be 5.2-inches. The report comes from usually reliable Nikkei analysts.
Next week Apple will unveil the 9.7-inch iPad Pro 2. As noted by a Japanese blog Macotakara, the device will be announced via press release rather than a separate media event. The reporters cite local analysts who have a mixed track record, that is why you should take today’s rumor with a few pinches of salt.
According to the latest report from Sensor Tower, iOS 11 may stop supporting about 200,000 32-bit apps that aren’t yet updated with the support for 64-bit processors.
According to the latest report from Morgan Stanley’s analyst Kate Huberty, iPhone unit sales will rise at least by 20% in fiscal 2018. The reason for this is a brand new model with improved specs as well as customers’ anticipation for this model.
A designer named Gabor Balogh has created a new iPhone concept showing the device without the Home button featuring Siri with some augmented reality features. You can check out the concept below.
A German auctioneer Team Breker will soon make the very first product created by Apple, the Apple-1 computer, available for purchase. The auction will take place in Cologne, Germany on May 20th. The computer is in fully working condition and comes will all documents and manuals, so the initial price is $320,000. The device belonged to a computer engineer from Berkeley, California.
Rumors that appeared on the Internet on Monday suggested that Apple may unveil four new iPad models next week. Today, however, a new report from Digitimes predicts that the media event dedicated to new devices will take place only in April. The reason for this delay is Apple’s plan to announce the tablets at the Apple Park. It is difficult to understand who to believe.
Looks like Apple’s iPhone is capable of running not only iOS. Hacking Jules has recently shared a video showing Microsoft’s Windows XP running on Apple’s 2016 flagship device. You can take a look at the hilarious clip below.
Apple has released the sixth beta of iOS 10.3 to developers and the members of the public beta testing program. The release took place on Monday, less than a week after the release of the fifth beta. According to the release notes, this is a minor update that improves the stability and performance of iOS. Apple also seeded new builds of macOS Sierra 10.12.4 to testers.
According to the latest
If you’re waiting for the next-generation iPhone and iOS 11, you might like the new concept created by a designer Vianney le Masne. In the short video below we can see the iPhone 8 featuring a borderless OLED display, new iteration of iOS with Dark Mode and slightly tweaked design and features.
The designer notes that adding a black theme to the iOS interface together with the OLED display will create a unique experience for users. Changing the handset in such a way is an improvement that many people hope to see in the 10 anniversary iPhone.
Anyway, check out the concept yourself.
It is Sunday today, let's take a look at the most popular posts of the last couple of days.
Most of the articles this week deal with the iPhone, its future version called the iPhone 8 or iPhone Edition, and new builds of iOS and macOS. There are also some posts that deal with the iPhone rival called the Galaxy S8 and some other interesting stories.