Apple has released the ninth OS X Mavericks 10.9.3 beta to developers for testing. As usual, the new version has been seeded just one week after the eighth beta (build number build 13D55). Apart from the operating system itself, Apple has released Safari 7.0.4.
According to the latest rumors, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has already provided the first batch of fingerprint sensors for Apple's would-be iPhone 6, iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3. This may indicate that the mass production of all of the abovementioned gadgets will start soon.
Earlier this week it was reported that iOS 7 doesn't encrypt email attachments, though it should. The only possible way out was not to detach important or confidential files to emails, but fortunately, another one appeared on Wednesday.
Apple has become world's second largest online retailer. The first place is occupied by Amazon and I must admit that the gap between the first and the second spot is enormous.
Let's take look at another useful tweak. This tweak is called PocketMode and it makes your iPhone ring louder when it is in your pocket or bag. The creator of the tweak is a guy named Nick Dawson. Quite recently, he has released PocketMode (version 2.0) with iOS 7 support.
According to the latest rumors, Apple may open its new flagship store inside of the upcoming World Trade Center mall in New York. The store is expected to be located in the lower level of the mall.
The guys from Cupertino signed all the documents required for opening the store. This means it may be opened as soon as in 2015.
Looks like soon we shall see another iPad mini rival. This time it's a Microsoft's new tablet called probably Surface mini.
Apple is expected to hold an "enormous" iPhone upgrade event in its retail stores. On May 8th, the guys from Cupertino will start sending emails to those users who have an older iPhone. They will be offered a discount on newer handset - iPhone 5s or iPhone 5c - if they decide to give their old one back to Apple.
Apple's iOS 7 (including iOS 7.1) is not as secure and protected as it was believed to be. According to what security researcher Andreas Kurtz writes, email attachments sent using native Mail app aren't encrypted. What's even more interesting is that Apple claims the files are encrypted. This means the guys from Cupertino had no idea about the issue until now.
Samsung infringed on Apple's patents. This is what the jury found out during the Apple vs Samsung trial. What is interesting, though, is that Apple was also accused of violating Samsung's patent for "Apparatus for recording and reproducing digital image and speech", so now it has to pay the South Korean manufacturer $158.400.
A new interesting and useful tweak has recently appeared on Cydia. This tweak is called SlideUP2Unlock and it is of those tweaks that allow you to change the way you unlock your iPhone.
According to the latest rumors, Apple has recently released OS X Mavericks 10.9.4 codenamed 'Epic' to the company employees. What is interesting about this update is that it has appeared before the official release of OS X Mavericks 10.9.3.
The week has nearly come to an end, so I think we should take a look at the list of the most interesting posts. Let's start.
If to speak about popular articles, they deal mostly with the iPhone and the iWatch. In particular, over the past few days a couple of physical mockups have appeared on the Internet that show how Apple's next-gen handset might look like. Nearly all of the mockups are based on the leaked schematics and renderings, that is why they look a bit similar.
A couple of days ago, another iPhone 6 physical mockup appeared on the Italian website Macitynet. Below you may take a look at the images showing this device compared to Samsung's Galaxy S5.
The handset manufactured by the Korean company has a 5.1-inch display and a thickness of 8.1mm. These characteristics make the smartphone larger and thicker than the iPhone 6 mockup.
Beats Music teased an iPad app. What this means is that the new piece of software will be released very soon. And this is good news for all those people who like listening to music wherever they are.