According to recent rumors, the company from Cupertino has asked Samsung to help in manufacture of Retina displays for the new iPad mini that is expected to be launched soon. Apple’s current partners - Sharp and LG Display - can’t cope with production volumes; this results in supply constraints.
Turkey has recently got its own Apple Online Store. Although the website is now only partially operational, looks like in near future customers from this country will be able to purchase iPhones, iPads, Macs and other gadgets and accessories directly from Apple.
iPad Air is now available for all those who live in the USA. What’s interesting is that all the models can be picked up directly from the store, at least for now. Looks like the first batch of the devices won’t be sold out immediately, like in Hong-Kong yesterday, but its Apple, anything can happen.
Apple is currently working on a fix for the late-2013 MacBook Pro bug that causes laptop’s keyboard and trackpad to freeze from time to time. It was previously reported that the problem may be a result of the conflict between MacBook’s hardware the operating system.
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office posted on Thursday another patent application. And again it was Apple that filed a patent for "Power management systems for accepting adapter and solar power in electronic devices," or, in other words, for a solar power converter.
Apple has confirmed that some of the iPhone 5s owners may be experiencing problems with their new smartphones. The issues deal with battery performance of the device. Because of the manufacturing error, Apple’s new flagship may suffer from reduced battery life.
LG - not Samsung - will supply Apple with OLED displays for iWatch,
According to the latest 9to5mac report, Apple will open its first retail store in Brazil next year - in February or March. The store is expected to be situated in Rio de Janeiro since precisely this location was officially confirmed in November of 2012.
Tim Cook, Apple CEO, has sent an email to employees after the release of financial results of Q4. Cook says that the company’s business is now extremely strong - due to the new iPhone and iPad releases.
According to the Localytics report, iPhone 5s currently represents nearly 4% of the global iPhone share. iPhone 5c still remains less demanded - it accounts for only about 2%. However, latest estimates show that Apple’s plastic handset is gaining popularity, especially in the U.S.A.
New Retina MacBook Pro seems to be quite a faulty device. Although it is equipped with Intel’s latest Haswell processor, Iris graphics and fast SSD, numerous users report about issues connected with laptop’s keyboard and trackpad, caused probably because of a conflict between OS X Mavericks and the hardware.
You probably know that most of the Vine videos are shot using the iPhone. Simple and intuitive iOS app interface, good-looking design are probably among the main reasons for that. And now the application has become even better - it has been updated with stability improvements and a couple of useful features.