It's Sunday today, so I've decided to make up a list of the most popular news of the past seven days. If you think you missed something interesting, take a look.
According to the latest report from Taiwanese reporters, Apple's supplier Foxconn is currently in talks with Sharp. The company wants to start producing the screens for the iPhone and iPad using Sharp's technologies. This may allow Apple to become less dependent from Samsung.
A couple of photos showing both 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 models surfaced on the Internet earlier today. The images were posted to Twitter by Sonny Dickson.
Apple is expected to make its next-generation iPhone with a 5.5-inch display more expensive. In fact, the guys from Cupertino may charge $100 more for the handset, Tavis McCourt of Raymond James claims.
Apple’s sapphire manufacturing facility in Mesa, Arisona, which is expected to be put into operation at the end of this month, will be capable of producing enough sapphire material to cover the long-anticipated iWatch and both 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone 6. This is what Matt Margolis of Seeking Alpha says.
Google is expected to announce a HealthKit competitor soon. According to the latest reports from people familiar with the matter, the release of Google's fitness tracking application will take place at the annual conference for developers called Google I/O, which is set to be held later this month in San Francisco.
Good news for all those who have a jailbroken iPhone running iOS 7. According to the latest rumors, a well-known hacker nicknamed Saurik has just released Cydia 1.1.10. It can boast of a number of important improvements and bug fixes.
Apple has recently posted a video showing its new Japan retail store. The store is situated in Omotesando, Tokyo. Like every other Apple Store, it looks just awesome. The video was spotted on Apple’s official YouTube channel on Wednesday.
Apple on Wednesday released the second OS X Mavericks 10.9.4 beta to registered developers for testing. There’s no information about new features added to this OS X version. Looks like it contains only some minor improvements and bug fixes.
Apple’s next-gen iPad Air will boast of a number of new features. According to what people familiar with the matter say, the tablet will be equipped with an upgraded Apple A8 processor, Touch ID fingerprint sensor and better 8-megapixel camera.
According to the latest rumors, Synaptics has purchased Renesas Electronics division called Renesas SP Drivers. The firm produces display chips for various smartphones including Apple's iPhone.
Good news for all those who plan to purchase Apple's latest cylindrical Mac Pro, which was announced about a year ago. The shipping estimates for the long-anticipated device have improved to 24 hours. What this means is that if you buy a Mac Pro online today, it will be shipped within only one day.
Following recent iPhone 6 back shell leak, a couple of new photos showing something similar to the front and back panels of the long-anticipated device appeared on the Internet. The photos were spotted on a Chinese social network Weibo on Wednesday. Unlike the previous leaks, the images are of relatively good quality.
According to the latest rumors, the guys from Cupertino are planning to refresh the iMac lineup as soon as next week. As to the changes, there will be only some minor ones. Apple may slightly boost the desktop's processor speed and change some internal components. That's all we can expect.
Apple's iPhone sales in this quarter may beat the Wall Street estimates. This is what Katy Huberty of Morgan Stanley predicts. If to believe the data shared by the analyst, the guys from Cupertino may sell as many as 39 million iPhone units in the second calendar quarter of 2014.