According to what people familiar with the matter say, Samsung and GlobalFoundries will start producing Apple’s 14-nanometer A9 chips in 2015. Apart from these companies, two more firms may get a chance to supply Apple with processors for its smartphones and tablets. These firms include Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and Intel.
Photos showing the alleged volume and power button flex cables for the upcoming iPhone 6 have recently appeared on the Internet. What is interesting about these flex cables is that they are separated. This indicates that the guys from Cupertino may indeed relocate the volume button, as it was rumored earlier. In case you don’t know, some Asian insiders claim that the power button will be placed to the right hand side of the smartphone.
According to the latest reports from people familiar with the matter, Apple's handsets remain the top-selling smartphones on European market. Despite the fact that Samsung's Galaxy S5 was released after the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c, it still only on the third place. However, the South Korean device seems to be gaining popularity.
Several photos showing something very similar to the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 front panel have surfaced online. Whether we can believe these images or not is still a question, nevertheless, you may take a look at them below.
Apple on Monday officially released OS X Mavericks 10.9.4. The new version of the operating system for Macs contains a number of important improvements and bug fixes. OS X Mavericks 10.9.4 is recommended for all users since “it improves the stability, compatibility, and security” of the computer.
We confirm that the Pangu untethered jailbreak works on iOS 7.1.2.
Apple has released iOS 7.1.2 to users worldwide. This iOS version contains a number of important enhancements, new features and bug fixes. iOS 7.1.2 is compatible with Apple's iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Apple has recently launched its Apple Store iPhone trade-in program in Italy. Moreover, this program will be available in Australia as soon as next week, people familiar with the matter claim.
As you probably know, Apple’s maps are far from being perfect. Immediately after their first launch alongside iOS 6, a wide number of users began reporting various issues. Since that time, Apple seems to have improved its mapping service, however, there’s still a lot of things to do about it.
The guys from Cupertino have recently released a new iPhone 5s ad. This ad is a part of Apple’s “Powerful” series and it is called “Parenthood”. As you might have guessed from the name, this short video shows us how the smartphone could be used by parents to teach their children something new, to communicate and to connect with them through the apps.
Apart from the rest, the “Parenthood” ad is the first ad, in which we may see the first hardware and software solutions related to Apple’s “smart home” platform as well as the upcoming HomeKit and HealthKit apps. The ad is available below, take a look.
UPDATE: Works on iOS 7.1.2 as well.
The Pangu team has updated iOS 7.1.1 untethered jailbreak utility to version 1.1.0. They added support for Mac OS X and English version, fixed several bugs (including boot loop bug) and removed the ability to install pirate appstore (PPSync) from English version. Unfortunately to jailbreak community they also used another new exploit instead of i0n1c's one used in v.1.0. This is no good, since Apple might both in iOS 8 or even iOS 7.1.2.
It’s Sunday today, which means it’s high time I told you about the most interesting posts of the past seven days.
Most of the articles this week deal with untethered jailbreak for iOS 7.1.1 and Apple’s upcoming 5.5-inch iPhone 6. According to the recent rumors, the device will get the support of NFC, Optical Image Stabilization system and 128GB of memory. The mass-production of both 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 models will start in July.
According to the latest rumors, Apple will soon stop the development of Aperture and iPhoto and replace them with Photos app for OS X. The app will boast of deep integration with iCloud and contain a number of features from Aperture and iPhoto. However, the lack of such app as Aperture will be a disappointment for those who got used to editing images with the help of this program.
German carmaker Audi has recently announced that beginning from 2015, its vehicles will support Apple’s CarPlay system. What is interesting, though, is that aside from CarPlay, Audi plans to add the support of Google’s Android Auto system to its new cars. Sources at German company claim that the users will even get the opportunity to switch between the rival platforms "at any time."
Earlier than expected, Apple has launched its updated iPod touch. As it was reported earlier, the portable player can boast of 16GB of memory on board, a rear camera and a price tag of only $199.
Immediately after the release of the new iPod touch, iFixit experts have torn it down. Below you may take a look at what can be found inside of the player.