According to the latest report from a research firm Canalys, in the fourth quarter of 2016 Apple shipped 6 million Apple Watch units. The revenue generated by the sales accounted for $2.6 billion, which makes Tim Cook’s words about record sales and strong demand for the device truth. The sales grew 12% year-over-year, researchers claim.
Apple has seeded the second beta of iOS 10.3 and macOS Sierra 10.12.4 to developers. The updates contain a number of stability, security, and performance improvements for compatible devices.
Samsung will unveil the Galaxy S8 next month, which means that the handset is ready or nearly ready. New image that was posted on the Chinese social network Weibo gives us a closer look at the upcoming iPhone 8 rival. The photo seems to be genuine, it shows us the bottom side of the new South Korean flagship.
According to the latest report from Tech Trader Daily, Apple may start the iPhone 8 production earlier than expected. This, however, doesn’t mean that the release of the device will take place earlier.
Apple has released a new iPhone 7 commercial called “One Night”. The ad is a collection of photos and videos taken by 16 photographers from all over the globe on November 5, 2016. These photographers were working independently and shared their shots of different cities, people, and places on 6 continents. Below you can take a look at the results of their work.
According to the latest prediction shared by Robert Scoble, Apple is working with Carl Zeiss on the smart glasses supporting augmented reality technologies. The analyst says that he got the information from sources “at the highest levels”, but neither Apple, nor its alleged partner have confirmed the collaboration on a new product.
iPhone sales in China demonstrated a year-over-year decline in 2016, reports a research firm IDC. According to the researchers, Chinese customers are waiting for the iPhone 8 that is why the market share fell from 13.6% and 58.4 million units shipped in 2015 to 9.6% and 44.9 million units last year. Apple took the fourth spot in the IDC ranking, while OPPO, Huawei, and VIVO managed to surpass the Cupertino-based giant in both market share and units shipments.
A hacker nicknamed Saurik has released an updated version of Cydia that contains a number of under-the-hood improvements.
Below you can take a look at the list of changes found in Cydia 1.1.28.
It is Sunday today, so let’s take a look at the most interesting stories of the last couple of days.
Most of the posts this week deal with Apple’s iOS and semi-tethered yalu jailbreak that now works with all 64-bit Apple devices except the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. There are also several articles about the iPhone 8 and its specs, Apple’s financial results in the first quarter of fiscal 2017, and Apple Campus 2.
Apple CEO Tim Cook will receive the University of Glasgow honorary degree on Wednesday, February 8. The students and staff of the university will have an opportunity to visit the Q&A session with Cook and get answers to their questions. The event is scheduled to start at 6 PM.
A well-known Italian developer Luca Todesco has confirmed that he is planning to release a jailbreak tool compatible with the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus sometime in the future. However, this is not a priority for him, and he is busy with other tasks right now, so we shouldn't expect the yalu update soon.
Indian IT minister Priyank Kharge has confirmed that Apple will start manufacturing iPhones in this country. According to the government official, these devices will be targeted at the local market.
According to the latest report from the Korean newspaper Chosun Daily Newspaper (via DigiTimes), Samsung is planning to expand the AMOLED production to the Bac Ninh Province in Vietnam. Currently, the South Korean tech giant has one facility that manufactures AMOLED panels located in the Thai Nguyen Province, but later this year, the company may set up a new factory to catch up with the demand for new displays that grows steadily each month.
Another iPhone caught fire while being plugged in at night. The incident took place in Palm Harbor, Florida on Tuesday. Amanda Bentz’s iPhone 6 Plus started making a hissing sound and then the battery burst into flames. Luckily, the woman woke up and asked her husband to put out the fire, so nobody was hurt that night.
Apple is working on a new ARM-chip that will be added to the next-generation MacBook. According to Bloomberg, this new chip will work simultaneously with the main processor and be responsible for low-power mode features of the laptop. This is a bit similar to the chip that makes the Touch Bar work on the 2016 MacBook Pro.