According to 2015 rankings published by Fast Company, Apple is the second most innovative company in the world. In the first place of the rating one can see Warby Parker, a firm that creates designer eyewear, and in the third place one will spot Alibaba. As to Apple’s most influential rival, which is Google, it stays in the fourth place of the list.
According to the information that was made public ahead of the White House Summit on Cybersecurity at Stanford University, the U.S. government may soon make Apple Pay available for the owners of federal-payment cards. The big event may take place in September. These cards include Social Security cards as well as those issued to veterans getting financial support from the state. The official U.S. government acknowledgement will become a massive step forward for Apple, which can help the company lure lots of new customers not only from the USA, but also from other countries. Moreover, this acknowledgement proves that the NFC-based payments system ensures a high level of security for customers, banks and other partners of the company.
According to the latest report from Reuters, the guys from Cupertino are currently planning to create their own electric car. In fact, the reporters claim this will be a self-driving vehicle capable of moving with the help of a wide number of sensors and assistance systems. Earlier it was reported that Apple was working only on the software for the autonomous car, however, it appears that the company is now developing the whole futuristic vehicle.
According to the latest report from a reliable KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the next-generation iPhone will feature an upgraded Touch ID fingerprint sensor with eliminated reading errors. The main reason for the guys from Cupertino to improve the sensor is Apple Pay, which is expected to be launched in the U.K., Canada and probably China later this year. In order to protect users’ sensitive data and make the payments service work as efficient as possible, Touch ID should be stable and secure.
Apple once again proved that it is one of largest companies in the world. In fact, yesterday the tech giant from Cupertino managed to reach the market capitalization of incredible $710.736 billion. This allowed Apple to grab the title of the first $700 billion company in the United States of America. Below you may take a look at the chart showing more details on Apple’s achievement.
I have got some bad news for all the users of jailbroken iPhone, iPad and compatible iPod touch models. The guys from Cupertino have recently stopped signing iOS 8.1.2. What this means is that it is now impossible to restore your device to this version of iOS without losing jailbreak. That is why I suggest that you should be very careful and make sure you do not update your smartphone, tablet or portable media player to the latest version of iOS.
As I’ve already told you, the guys from Cupertino are currently working on iOS 8.2, iOS 8.3 and iOS 9. As it turns out, there’s one more iOS version in the work. This version is codenamed Copper and people familiar with the matter believe it will be released sometime after the official launch of the long-awaited Apple Watch in April. As to the new features of the mobile operating system, they remain unknown. The only thing we know is that Apple is currently planning to add the support of the revamped Beats-based streaming music service to iOS 8.4.
Apple on Monday seeded the first version of iOS 8.3 to registered developers for testing. The release comes just a week after the release of the fifth beta of iOS 8.2, which contained fixes for bugs affecting Facebook app and calendar syncing.
As you probably know, the guys from Cupertino are expected to make iOS 9 available to customers worldwide later this year. The new version of Apple’s mobile operating system will be most-likely released alongside the new iPhone in September. According to reliable insiders, the next iOS update codenamed Monarch will contain a wide number of stability and performance improvements, however, it won’t boast of major design tweaks or new functionality.
According to what Taipei-based analyst Jeff Pu has recently written, Apple will equip its next-generation iPhone with the same 8-megapixel rear camera, which is currently used in the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Unlike all the other smartphone manufacturers on the market, the guys from Cupertino have decided not to use photo sensors with increased megapixel count. However, Apple may improve the camera by adding new lenses or other hardware and software enhancements.
According to the latest rumors shared by reliable insiders, the guys from Cupertino will show us an updated MacBook Air later this month. Since Apple has no media events planned for February, this won’t be the 12-inch MacBook with Retina display and a number of serious performance improvements. This will be just a slightly better version of the existing laptop. The updated MacBook Air is expected to become available on February 24th.
The guys from Cupertino have recently released a new music-themed iPad ad devoted to the 57th annual Grammy Awards. The short commercial is entitled "Change" and it shows us three creative personalities using Apple’s tablets for their work. These personalities are Gaslamp Killer, a producer from Los Angeles, DJ Riton from England and Swedish singer Elliphant. The one-minute ad, in which we can see the entire process of creation of a remix, is available below. Take a look and tell me what you think about it below this short post.
It is Sunday today, that is why I think we should discuss the most interesting stories of the last seven days. Let’s not waste time and take a look at the popular post right now.
A new video showing a rather creative way to destroy a brand new iPhone 6 has recently appeared on the Internet. Unlike other clips found on YouTube showing the smartphone smashed by a hammer, or boiled in Coca-Cola, or shot with a rifle, this one gives us a closer look at what happens when you pour molten aluminum over the device. The video is available below, so you may take a look at it right now.
According to what usually reliable KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo writes, Apple will see a 30% drop in iPad sales this year. Kuo thinks Apple will sell only about 45 million iPad units.This drop will become the biggest one since the time of the release of the very first iPad.