Apple has just released iOS 9.1 to users worldwide. The release comes about a month after the release of iOS 9, which could boast of a wide number of under-the-hood improvements, bug fixes and new features for the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, iPad mini 4 and iPad Pro as well as for other compatible devices.
iOS 9.1 brings over 150 new emojis to Apple devices and contains improvements for Live Photos that make it easier to capture beautiful images using the iPhone 6s or 6s Plus.
One of Apple’s numerous market rivals, HTC, has just announced its new flagship device called the HTC One A9. The most interesting thing about this device, especially for Apple fans and iPhone users, is the way it looks. As can be seen below, the smartphone is incredibly similar to the iPhone 6s.
According to the latest report from usually-reliable Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster, Apple will eliminate the Home button from the iPhone 7. Apart from that, the expert believes the next-generation handset will have better battery life and get a sapphire display cover to protect the screen from scratches.
According to what Apple CEO Tim Cook has revealed during the recent WSJDLive conference, the long-awaited fourth-generation Apple TV will start shipping as soon as next week. The company will start taking the pre-orders for the new set-top box next Monday, October 26th. First devices are expected to be shipped to customers in the countries of initial launch by the end of the next week.
Apple has recently removed more than 250 iOS applications from the App Store. The reason for such a radical step is a third-party advertising SDK called Youmi, which is prohibited by the App Store guidelines. When used in iOS applications, it allows to collect sensitive information, for example, Apple ID email addresses and device serial numbers and in such a way to violate user privacy. The issue has been discovered by a research firm called SourceDNA and immediately reported to Apple. The company has also provided Apple with a full list of apps using malicious ad SDK.
According to the latest report from Yonhap News, the pre-orders for the new iPhone 6s in South Korea sold out within minutes. Ahead of official launch in this country on Friday, three major carriers, namely, SK Telecom, KT and LG Uplus claim that there are no handsets currently available for purchase and that the rose gold iPhone 6s is the most popular model among the local customers.
Ryan Petrich has recently released the updated version of probably the most popular jailbreak tweak called Activator. Version 1.9.6 now supports iOS 9 and 3D Touch, a feature included to the recently-released iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus.
According to the latest report from Reuters, Apple has ruined a promising startup aimed at creating an electric motorcycle called Mission Motors. Over the last months, six engineers have decided they want to contribute to the development of Apple’s widely-rumored electric car codenamed Project Titan rather than to create one of the kind electric motorcycle. Because of the loss of key specialists, Mission Motors is now initiating the process of filing for bankruptcy.
It is Sunday today, so it is high time we discussed the most popular posts of the past seven days. For sure, the most interesting and a bit surprising post is the one telling us about the release of iOS 9 jailbreak. There are also some articles dealing with Apple’s new iMacs with Retina 4K and 5K displays as well as with the internal components of the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus.
Apple has recently launched a new Quality Program aimed at addressing issues with MacBook and Retina MacBook Pro anti-reflective coating. Back in March, a number of users began reporting about the coating on their MacBooks coming off because of different factors, for example, the pressure of keyboard on the display when the laptop is closed or due to the usage of unauthorized cleaning solutions. Currently, there are more than 6,000 customers facing the aforementioned problem.
Even though the sales of the long-awaited 12.9-inch iPad Pro and the fourth-generation Apple TV set-top box haven’t yet started in the United States, several retailers in Europe have begun offering pre-orders for both devices.
As it was reported earlier this month, the Apple News app introduced with the release of iOS 9 is currently available only in the USA. Moreover, because of governmental demands, Apple is blocking access to the application in a number of regions, for example, in China.
Even though the Apple News app is currently not available in most countries, there’s a way to start using it right now. All you need to have is a compatible jailbroken iPhone, iPad or iPod touch running iOS 9 or higher.
According to the latest report from VentureBeat, Intel has as many as 1,000 employees currently working on a new LTE modem for the iPhone 7. Some sources claim that Apple is planning to equip a number of iPhone 7 units with a new chip manufactured by Intel instead of modems created by Qualcomm.
The iFixit team has recently performed a teardown of the recently-launched 21.5-inch Retina 4K iMac. As it was mentioned earlier this week, this model can boast of soldered RAM, which means that the amount of memory can be upgraded only by Apple on customer’s demand before the purchase of the computer. The CPU is also soldered to the logic board, so no upgrades and replacements are possible. The most interesting component of the 4K Retina iMac is obviously its 4096 x 2304 pixels display. The iFixit team has found out that it is manufactured by LG. Below you may take a look at the images showing the disassembled 21.5 inch iMac.
Several days after the release of the first version of their tool for untethered jailbreak compatible with iOS 9-iOS 9.0.2, the Pangu team has seeded the update containing a number of stability improvements and bug fixes. If you have an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch running iOS 9 and a Windows-based computer or virtual machine with this operating system on board, you can download Pangu9 1.0.1 at