According to the latest computer technical support satisfaction survey conducted by a magazine called Consumer Reports, Apple’s tech support was once again recognized as the best one. As noted by the journalists, four out of five Mac users who turned to Apple’s technical support were able to solve their problem without visiting Genius Bar or paying additional money. If to speak about the companies that produce and sell Windows-based computers, only about half of users were satisfied with their technical support service. And that’s not the first time Apple gets such a high score.
As you probably know, a new bug has been recently discovered in iOS. This bug allows to shut down the iOS device via iMessage containing a couple of Arabic characters and unknown symbols. Once the user receives such a message, the Messages app crashes and the phone or tablet resprings.
Several new rumors related to the upcoming iOS 9 and its features have recently appeared on the Internet. According to these rumors, the guys from Cupertino are currently planning to add the support of Force Touch technology to the next iteration of their mobile operating system. In case you don’t know, the aforementioned technology was first introduced in the Apple Watch and the 13-inch MacBook Pro released last month.
Apple on Tuesday seeded the fourth beta of OS X Yosemite 10.10.4 to developers for testing. The release took place about two weeks after the release of the third OS X 10.10.4 beta and roughly a month after the debut of the very first 10.10.4 beta. As you might have guessed, the latest testing version of Apple’s desktop operating system can boast of a number of stability and performance improvements as well as bug fixes.
A bug in iOS 8 has been discovered today, which affects the Messages app users. This bug allows to crash the Messages app or the iPhone using a special chain of Arabic characters and symbols. Immediately after a user receives an iMessage or an SMS with these symbols, the iPhone reboots. If the affected user opens the Messages app after the reboot, the app crashes and continues to crash each time the person attempts to open it.
It appears that Google has recently updated their embeddable YouTube player for iPad. While the update usually means that software becomes more stable, efficient and gets new features, this one is not as good as it was expected to be. Google has killed the fullscreen mode on Apple’s iPad. It is currently unknown whether Google has done this intentionally or accidentally, the fact remains: the only way for Apple’s tablet users to watch fullscreen YouTube videos is to use the iOS application for iPad.
According to the latest email sent by Apple CEO Tim Cook to the employees, Jonathan Ive has been recently promoted to Chief Design Officer. In case you don’t know, earlier he was Apple's Senior Vice President of Design. Because of this promotion, two other people will get new posts at Apple. These are Rich Howarth, who will become the head of Industrial Design department and Alan Dye, who’s supposed to get the post of the head of User Interface department.
According to the latest rumors shared by insiders, Microsoft is currently planning to acquire BlackBerry. There are several reason for such a decisive step, namely, Microsoft’s desire to compete with Apple on the smartphone market on equal terms and the substantial amount of important patents owned by the Canadian company. However, it should be noted that Microsoft is definitely not the only industry giant interested in BlackBerry. Such firms as Huawei, Lenovo and Xiaomi are said to be considering the idea of purchasing the aforementioned smartphone manufacturer as well.
Apple is about to remodel one of the most beautiful and popular Stores, located on the Regent Street in London historical center. This is what is stated in the recent application to Westminster authorities. It is reported that Apple has concluded an agreement with the award-winning architecture firm Foster and Partners. They will be in charge of redesigning the exterior, as well as interior of the store.
Earlier this month, first rumors began to appear on the Internet suggesting that the long-anticipated iPhone 6s will boast of the 12-megapixel camera. According to a usually reliable website Feng.com, Apple’s new handset will indeed feature a 12-megapixel RGBW sensor produced by Sony.
It is Sunday today, which means it is time for me to tell you about the most interesting posts of the past seven days. Let’s take a look at these articles right now.
Apple has recently started shipping the high-end 18-karat gold Apple Watch Edition models to those people who pre-ordered the devices back in April. Users have begun receiving their long-anticipated 42mm and 38mm wearable devices with black sport bands.
Keeping these things in mind, it is not strange that first unboxing videos have begun to appear on the Internet. One of the first videos offering a closer look at the gold smartwatch was published on YouTube by a user nicknamed TechRax, who is famous for boiling the iPhone 6 in Coca-Cola and grinding the handset with a grinder. He shows us the $10.000 38mm Apple Watch Edition model with a sport band. Take a look below.
More and more rumors about iOS 9 and OS X 10.11 appear ahead of the long-anticipated Worldwide Developers Conference, which is scheduled to take place in June. According to the most recent rumor from reliable insiders, Apple will focus on the quality and security of both updates. Apart from the features that may be added to Apple's operating systems, Apple plans to increase the performance, stability and reliability of the devices running these systems.
As you probably know, Apple may release the next-generation iPhone as soon as this August or September. Yesterday, a new report appeared online, which gives us some more details on the smartphone and its technical specifications. The document was released by the TrendForce reporters. According to this report, the next-generation iPhone will get 32GB of internal storage, 2GB of RAM and the support of Force Touch technology, which was first introduced in the Apple Watch and the 13-inch MacBook Pro. Just like the previous reports from reliable sources, this one suggests that there will be two iPhone models with 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch displays.
According to the latest report released by usually reliable KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the guys from Cupertino may officially announce the next-generation iPhone in August and release the device in September. This report goes in line with the rumors, which appeared earlier this week suggesting that Apple may change its usual update cycle and release the new iPhone model or models in August instead of September. It should be noted, however, that Apple has never organized any media events devoted to new product launches in August, so this may be the first time.