Apple TV is currently available for purchase in a wide number of countries worldwide. First lucky customers have recently started receiving their brand new set-top boxes and posting first hands-on videos showing the retail packaging, external design and the functionality of the fourth-generation Apple TV and the dedicated App Store with applications and games.
If you haven’t yet decided whether to purchase the set-top box or not, the videos below will surely help you to make up your mind. These clips offer a quick look at the Apple TV and are recommended to be watched before the purchase.
It is Sunday today, which means I have to tell you about the most interesting posts of the past seven days. Most of the articles this week deal with the iPhone 6s, new Apple TV set-top box and the untethered jailbreak of iOS 9-iOS 9.0.2. There are also several posts that tell us about Apple’s iPhone, iPad and Mac sales as well as about the 12.9-inch iPad Pro that is expected to hit the store shelves in November.
Both iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus feature an advanced 3D Touch display. So far, this technology has been working only with a couple of applications, however, thanks to a new jailbreak tweak called Tactful, you can now use 3D Touch with Cydia.
We all know that Apple is expected to release the next-generation iPhone next year, possibly in September. As it was mentioned by several reliable insiders earlier this month, the iPhone 7 is expected to get a thinner aluminum body, new processor and display as well as some other noticeable improvements.
With these things in mind, DeepMind together with SvetApple have created a new iPhone concept called the iPhone 7c, which shows a device with a large fullscreen display that allows to view images and other content on the entire front surface of the handset.
The short video depicting the concept is available below, you may take a look right now.
According to the latest reports from people familiar with the matter, Apple will start selling the long-awaited 12.9-inch iPad Pro on Wednesday, November 11th. The larger-screen tablet should become available both in retail and online stores at the same time. Earlier it was reported that the iPad Pro will become available for purchase sometime in November.
According to the latest figures shared by reliable insiders, the Apple Watch sales in the past five months generated at least $1.688 in revenue. Even though Apple did not share any specific figures related to the wearable device during the recent conference devoted to the financial results in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015, it looks like the immense growth of revenue from the "Other Products" category is caused by the strong sales of the Apple Watch.
Apple has just stopped signing iOS 9.0.2. This means that downgrades and restores are no longer possible. If you’re on iOS 9.0.2 right now and plan to stay on this version of Apple’s mobile operating system, make sure you don’t update accidentally.
Apple on Tuesday announced its financial results in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015. Apart from record-breaking iPhone and Mac sales and incredible revenue, the company also reported about the number of iPads sold over the last couple of months. According to the official figures shared by the company, the number of iPads sold to customers worldwide in the fourth quarter is equal to 9.8 million units. Unfortunately for Apple, this figure demonstrates a 20% year-over-year decline in global sales. Even though Apple continues to be one of the leaders of the tablet market, looks like nothing can stop it from stagnation.
The analyst Benedict Evans has recently shared a chart showing how iPad sales declined since the debut of the original first-gen iPad back in 2010.
The Pangu team has released a tool for untethered jailbreak of iOS 9-iOS 9.0.2 compatible with OS X. If you have an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch running iOS 9, you can now use your Apple computer to hack the device. Below you will find the detailed instructions on how to jailbreak your gadget, so make sure you follow each step carefully. What you need is a desktop or laptop with OS X on board, USB cable, stable Internet connection and, of course, a compatible iOS device. Let’s start.
According to the latest numbers from a research firm called IDC, Samsung and Apple continue to dominate on the global smartphone market. Surprisingly enough, Chinese vendor Huawei comes closer and closer to the leaders demonstrating a 60.9% year-over-year market share growth as well as a substantial increase in the number of handsets shipped to customers worldwide.
As can be seen in the chart below, Samsung is a leader of the global smartphone market with 23.8% market share and 84.5 million handsets sold in the third quarter of this year. Apple occupies the second place with 13.5% share and 48 million iPhones sold over the last months. Huawei’s market share is equal to 7.5% thanks to strong demand and 26.5 million handsets shipped to customers in the third quarter.
Just as it was expected, Apple has announced its financial results in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015 that ended September 26th. The tech giant reported the quarterly revenue of $51.5 billion and net profit of $11.1 billion. If to compare these results with the results of the fourth quarter of 2014, we’ll see a substantial increase in revenue and net profit. In case you missed it, last year Apple managed to get the revenue of $42.1 billion and net profit of $8.5 billion. As to the gross margin, it rose from 38% last year to 39.9% in 2015.
The Pangu team has recently released an update for the jailbreaking utility capable of hacking compatible iPhones, iPads and iPod touches running iOS 9-iOS 9.0.2. Those who have already jailbroken their devices, do not need to do this once again. What they should do, however, is updating "Pangu 9.0.x Untether" and "Patcyh" in Cydia.
According to the latest report from people familiar with the matter, Apple has placed limited orders for the new 12.9-inch iPad Pro, which is expected to go on sale as soon as next month. In particular, the company plans to sell only 2.5 million iPad units by the end of this year, which is obviously not very large number if compared to usual iPhone shipments. Moreover, if the demand for the tablet with massive pressure-sensitive display turns out to be weak, the orders for the first quarter of 2016 may be even lower, DigiTimes reporters claim.
According to the latest report from ET News via DigiTimes, Apple’s long-term market rival,Samsung, is currently supplying the American tech giant with OLED panels for the Apple Watch. This means that not only LG Display currently produces displays for the wearable device.
Apple has recently released three new iPhone 6s commercials highlighting new features and improvements added to the handset. In particular, the ads demonstrate the latest tweaks added to Apple’s virtual assistant called Siri and the enhancements of the camera of the iPhone 6s that now captures Live Photos and shots videos in 4K.