The company from Cupertino may soon acquire Renesas SP Drivers, a unit of Japan's Renesas Electronics that manufactures chips for smartphone displays. Such chips are designed specifically for small or mid-size screens; they’re capable of detecting a display's performance, energy efficiency and a number of other parameters. Renesas SP is currently one of the Apple’s suppliers.
Apple has once again appealed to the U.S. court in order to make Samsung pay $2 billion in damages. In case you don’t know, Apple accuses the South Korean company of infringing its patents and intentional copying of the iPhone design.
Apple has officially released Safari 7.0.3 to users worldwide. The release comes just about a week after the latest beta, which contained some minor enhancements. Apple says that the new version is recommended for all OS X Mavericks users as it “contains improvements to compatibility, stability, and security.”
According to an announcement on Apple’s official website, the company will officially report its financial results in Q2 of 2014 on April 23rd. Over the past months, Apple has neither launched new products, nor released new software. Well, I’m not taking into consideration minor iOS and OS X updates, the release of an 8GB iPhone 5c and updated iPad 4 in several countries. I don’t think these events are crucial for the company.
According to the leaked photos that appeared on the Internet a couple of hours ago, Apple is already testing its iPhone 6 at Foxconn. The images show us metal back cover as well as some renderings of the device. Whether the photos are legitimate or not is still a question as they were first spotted on a Chinese social networking website Sina Weibo. Nevertheless, you can take a look at them below.
The company from Cupertino has officially announced TD-LTE capable iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display in China. This means that the customers in this country can now use high-speed LTE networks to access the Internet from their iPads. Well, after they purchase the compatible device, of course.
Apple will start the mass production of the next-gen iPhone with a 4.7-inch display in May. As to the widely-rumored 5.5-inch model, it is very likely to be delayed, Reuters reports. The same source also claims that the release of the new device will take place this fall, probably in September.
A3 tweaks, a group of hackers behind Auxo, a tweak that allowed to extend the functionality of the app switcher in iOS 5 and iOS 6, has announced the Auxo 2 - an updated jailbreak tweak compatible with iOS 7. Take a look.
Last week Apple was granted another patent entitled ‘Transparent Texting’. According to a patent application published by the United States Patent and Trademark Office, the company from Cupertino is planning to develop a system that will automatically change the background image of popular messaging apps and replace it with a live video feed from the device’s rear camera. Interesting idea, don’t you think so?
Like every Sunday, I’ve come up with a list of most interesting stories of the last 7 days. Without wasting time, let’s take a look at these posts.
A company called Japan Display has recently announced the development of a 5.5-inch Quad HD (WQHD) display with a resolution of 1440x2560. As we already know, the displays for Apple’s iPhone 6 will be manufactured at Sharp's, Japan Display's and LG Electronics’ manufacturing facilities. This means that the next-gen iPhone may be equipped with a brand new display I mentioned above.
A new iPhone 6 concept has recently appeared on the Internet. This time it’s a model created by SET Solution and I must admit, it looks very realistic. As the authors of the concept say, they’ve gathered the most plausible rumors on the Internet and tried to create the device, which can actually resemble Apple’s creation. Here’s what they’ve come up with, take a look.
Apple and its partner GT Advanced Technologies are currently planning to expand operations at the Arizona sapphire plant. Doing so, the companies hope to increase the output of the manufacturing facility. However, it is still unknown what components (aside from sapphire screens) would that ‘expanded’ factory produce.
As you probably know, Microsoft on Thursday released its long-anticipated Office for iPad. The office suite consists of three apps, namely, Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Just two days after the official release, these apps are now ranking as top three free apps on the App Store. What a successful debut, huh?
The evad3rs on Friday released an updated evasi0n7 jailbreak utility. It is still impossible to jailbreak iPhone 5, 5c and 5s running iOS 7.1, however, evasi0n7 1.0.8 brings support for iOS 7.0 build 11A466.