The week has come to an end, so it is time to tell you about the most interesting posts of the past seven days. Most of the articles this week deal with Apple’s iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, iOS 9.0.2 and OS X 10.11 El Capitan. There are also some articles that tell us about the Apple Watch and the next-generation iPhone.
The Skype app both for iPhone and iPad has been recently updated with the support of iOS 9 and a number of other minor improvements. These improvements include the ability to start a chat right from the Spotlight search menu and such new features as Quick Reply, Split View and Slider Over for iPad.
According to the latest report from the Financial Times reporters, Apple has recently acquired a firm called VocalIQ. This company, which is quite famous in tech circles for creating a self-learning dialogue API, is located in the United Kingdom. Looks like in the nearest future Apple plans to improve its virtual voice assistant.
Following the releases of iOS 9, iOS 9.0.1 and iOS 9.0.2 to users worldwide, Apple has finally stopped signing iOS 8.4.1. This means that restores and downgrades to this version of Apple’s operating system are no longer possible. And that’s not very good since iOS 9 seems to be quite glitchy. As it has been already mentioned on our website, a wide number of iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users are facing various problems with power, Touch ID, 3D Touch and speakers.
Following the releases of iOS 9.0.2 and OS X 10.11 El Capitan to users worldwide, Apple on Thursday seeded the second OS X 10.11.1 El Capitan beta to the members of the public beta testing program. The second public beta was released about a week and a half after the release of the very first testing version, which contained a number of security enhancements, stability improvements and bug fixes.
Apart from releasing iOS 9.0.2 and OS X 10.11 El Capitan to users worldwide, Apple has recently seeded the third beta of iOS 9.1 to developers for testing. The very first testing build of iOS 9.1 was released three weeks ago and could boast of a wide number of performance and stability improvements and bug fixes.
Apple has released OS X 10.11 El Capitan to users worldwide. Before the official public release, the company seeded as many as eight betas to developers to make sure the operating system is stable, efficient and secured.
Below you can take a look at the short video published by MacRumors that shows us the new version of OS X and its main new features.
Apple has released iOS 9.0.2 to users worldwide. The update comes one week after the release iOS 9.0.1 and contains a number of minor enhancements and bug fixes aimed at making the operating system more stable, efficient and secure.
Customers have recently begun receiving their pre-ordered iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus units. Although these devices are brand new and are supposed to work perfectly well, a number of users have faced various problems with Touch ID, 3D Touch, power and speakers.
A new teardown performed by IHS experts has revealed that Apple spends about $236 on the production of the 16GB iPhone 6s Plus. In particular, the component costs are equal to $231.50 and the money spent on the assembly of the device make $4.50. This year’s flagship device is $16 more expensive to produce that its predecessor, the iPhone 6 Plus. The component costs are a bit higher this year as Apple has added a number of new components to the device, namely, the 7000 aluminum, 3D Touch display and Taptic Engine.
Apple has recently seeded the second beta of OS X 10.11.1 El Capitan to developers for testing. The release came nearly a week after the release of the very first OS X 10.11.1 beta and one day before the official public release of OS X 10.11, which is scheduled for September 30th.
According to the latest report from a research firm Cowen and Company, by the end of this year, Apple will sell as many as 18 million Apple Watch units. Next year, the analysts expect Apple to ship 45 million smartwatch units.
As you know, Apple’s iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus feature a brand new A9 processor. This processor is manufactured by two separate companies, namely, Samsung and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company. The first vendor uses a 14-nanometer manufacturing process, while the second one fabricates the chips using a 16-nanometer process.
According to the latest report from usually-reliable website Macotakara, the next-generation iPhone will be waterproof and dustproof. This device, called presumably the iPhone 7, will also feature a non-metallic frame and a new LCD. What’s even more interesting is that Apple has already created a prototype. It appears that the recently-released iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus are the last Apple handsets that feature the aluminum body.
Apple has officially announced that it sold more than 13 million iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus units during the first three days of availability. Apple CEO Tim Cook has even said that this year’s sales are ‘phenomenal’.