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.
According to the latest rumors, the guys from Cupertino are planning to get a permanent injunction against Samsung devices, which infringe on their patents. What is interesting is that Apple wants to ban sales not only of the existing devices, but also of those gadgets that will be released in future.
Yesterday I told you that the deal between Apple and Beats Electronics was nearly signed. Well, as it turns out, I was wrong. According to the new report from Billboard, which appeared on the Internet today, there're several reasons for the negotiations to go on.
A bunch of photos showing something very similar to the production mold used by iPhone 6 case manufacturers have been recently spotted on the Internet. Although there's no confirmation from trusted sources, the photos seem to be legitimate. You may take a look at them below.
According to the people familiar with the matter, the deal between Apple and Beats Electronics will be signed in a couple of days. However, the sources claim that for some unknown reason the talks between two industry giants have been close to falling apart.
Good news for all jailbreakers: i0n1c has just posted a video showing his new utility for untethered jailbreak of iOS 7.1.1. It is called Cyberelevat0r and according to its creator, to jailbreak iOS 7.1.1 it uses a recently discovered kernel bug. Nobody knows for sure if the hacker plans to release Cyberelevat0r to public or not. Anyway, let’s take a look at how it works.
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The jailbreak, which has not yet been released, is unique in that it uses a kernel bug which is hidden inside functionality that can be easily reached, even from within the iOS application sandbox.
I honestly hope that i0n1c will release its untethered jailbreak of iOS 7.1.1. However, I don’t think that the release will take place before the release of Apple’s iOS 8. You see, the hackers need to make sure that the bug used for jailbreak remains unpatched.
Apple is expected to announce its iOS 8 at the annual Worldwide Developers Conference, which is set to take place in June. The jailbreak may be released after the conference.