According to the latest reports from reliable sources, Samsung is currently in talks with LoopPay, a company, which has recently developed a new payments method to launch Apple Pay competitor in 2015. This method uses a technology different from NFC utilized in Google Wallet or Apple Pay and that is an advantage, I guess, as not all the smartphones on the market can boast of the support of NFC.
According to the latest statistics from Google, Apple’s iPhone 6 has topped the rating of the most popular and trending tech searches of 2014. Moreover, the long-anticipated Apple Watch has managed to get the eighth spot and the iPad Air - the tenth place of the same rating published by the search giant.
According to the latest report from a research firm called Piper Jaffray, the guys from Cupertino still have problems in meeting the demand for the recently-released iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Every week the number of smartphones produced increases, but the speed of such growth is too slow.
It is Sunday again, which means that I’m ready to tell you about the most interesting articles of the past seven days. Let’s not waste time and take a look at them right now.
Apple has earlier today released a new holiday-themed ad called “The Song”. In the short video, which is, by the way, available below, you may see a young girl, who decided to make a special present for the person she cares about.
Apple has recently added PayPal as a new payment option on its official online store in the USA and the UK. Earlier, one of the world's most popular payments services was available only on the App Store, but now you can use it to pay for real goods, such as iPhones, iPads, accessories etc. from Apple's retail store.
According to the latest report from Reuters, Apple has been recently accused of anticompetitive behavior in Canada. The country's Competitive Bureau has already begun the evaluation of Apple's contracts with local cellular carriers signed in the recent years, which are believed to "contain anticompetitive language".
According to what former iTunes engineer named Rod Schultz says, Apple's policy is aimed at blocking third-party music services, which are iTunes rivals, and making the company's virtual music store a largest online music repository.
Apple has just released a new beta-version of OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 to developers for testing. The release comes in about a week after the release of the previous version of 10.10.2, which contained a number of stability and performance enhancements as well as some bug fixes for Wi-Fi issues.
According to the latest report from Korea's ET News, Samsung has already begun the production of the next-generation A9 chips for Apple’s 2015 devices. As noted by people familiar with the matter, the manufacturing process is currently on its active phase at Samsung’s Austin, Texas plant.
As you probably know, Apple's long-anticipated smartwatch is expected to hit the store shelves in the first quarter of the next year. Today a new rumor appeared online that proves this launch date. As noted by the Taiwanese insiders, the mass production of the device is expected to start in January.
According to the latest announcement made by Apple, the company will start selling LTE versions of its new iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 in China later this week. Earlier, as you might have guessed, only the Wi-Fi-capable tablets were available for Asian customers.
As you probably know, Apple on Tuesday released iOS 8.1.2, which contained a fix for the issue causing the ringtones purchased on the iTunes Store to disappear from your device. Immediately after the release, users began to wonder if the latest version of the mobile operating system was jailbreakable.
As it turned out, the guys from Cupertino haven’t patched the vulnerability, which was used to hack the previous versions of iOS using TaiG jailbreak. That is why less than in a day after the release of iOS 8.1.2, the hackers released an updated tool for untethered jailbreak of the latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system called TaiG 1.2.0. And that is surely a piece of good news for all those, who use jailbroken iPhones and iPads.
According to the recent information, which was published on Apple's App Store support page for developers, iOS 8 is currently installed on 63% of active iOS devices. The latest figures are based on the App Store usage, so they include only those iPhone and iPad owners, who have used Apple’s repository over the past month. The actual number of devices running iOS 8 may be slightly higher.
Apple on Tuesday released iOS 8.1.2, which contains a fix for the bug that made the ringtones purchased on the iTunes Store disappear from the device. Apart from this noticeable and no doubt useful improvement, the most recent version of Apple’s mobile operating system can boast of some minor stability and performance enhancements. Nothing more.