According to a new report from Taiwan’s Economic Daily News, Apple will indeed release 4.7-inch and 5.6-inch handsets this year. However, the 5.6-inch device won’t be branded as ‘iPhone’. And this is a very interesting move from the company from Cupertino.
The company from Cupertino reportedly sold nearly 1.6 million iPhones in Russia during 2013, even though in the first half of the year Apple’s handsets were not available on Russia’s largest carriers - MegaFon, Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) and VimpelCom.
Apple’s market share on Chinese market grew one percent in the last quarter. Now the company from Cupertino takes about 7% of smartphone sales in the country, AppleInsider reports. However, I should say that these figures do not include China Mobile iPhone sales.
Good news for all those who often have to take screenshots from their iOS devices. A few days ago, a new tweak has been released that lets you take screenshots of various sizes using nothing else, but your finger. The tweak is called Snapper and below you can take a look at the video showing how this useful tool works (via
The company from Cupertino is currently working on a fix for MacBook Air issue that causes system crashes each time the laptop is wakened. As to the possible reason for the problem, it is reportedly a bug in the sensor responsible for detecting when the lid is being open.
A concept of a new Apple product called 'iBand 'was presented by T3. It is a fitness band.
While rumours have been rife over the past twelve months that an Apple iWatch could be on the way, we here at T3 think there are other avenues for Cupertino to explore. Lifestyle bands such as the Nike+ Fuelband SE and Fitbit Force are swiftly becoming the go-to wearables of choice. At the CES trade show in Vegas last month, it seemed every tech firm in business was planning a fitness tracker of some sort or another. Naturally then, we here at T3 Towers began to wonder if Apple could lean towards a health and lifestyle band instead of a smartwatch?
According to the latest rumors, Apple won’t use an integrated chip combining a central processor and an LTE modem in its next-generation iPhone. As noted by iDownloadBlog (with reference to Fudzilla), Apple will continue working with Qualcomm - company’s main LTE chips supplier. As to the CPUs, they will probably be produced by TSMC since Samsung encountered some manufacturing problems.
Following Apple’s example, Samsung will add a fingerprint sensor to its Galaxy S5. According to the latest SamMobile report, the user will have to swipe across the home key at a moderate speed to make the sensor recognize the fingerprints. Not as convenient as Apple’s Touch ID, right?
According to the latest rumors, the company from Cupertino will release its iOS 7.1 in mid-March. An unverified source claims that Apple is currently working on a new Mobile Device Management system and will release the next iOS version "around March 15."
Apple yesterday released a new OS X Mavericks 10.9.2 version to developers for testing purposes. The previous beta was released last week and contained some minor bug fixes and improvements. Well, I must admit that today’s OS X build looks pretty much the same.
According to a source in Taiwan, Samsung will not produce A8 processor for Apple because of low production yields.
TechNews Taiwan reports:
Samsung is currently the main problem facing the problem of low yield in its 20nm manufacturing process, not the title at Apple's demands, the need for an appropriate portion of A8 processor orders to TSMC, but based on recent progress news, Samsung was forced to abandon the orders may be more than just part of A8, A8 processor is probably all be produced by TSMC.
A company behind Basis Health Tracker Watch called Basis Science is currently on sale, TechCrunch reports. The company officials have spoken to a number of tech giants, namely, Apple, Google and probably even Microsoft and Samsung about a possible sale, however, it is still unclear if any of the companies agreed.
Apple is currently rejecting apps, which in their name use a word-combination “Flappy Bird” or something similar to it. Apart from that, it seems to be impossible to add a game to the App Store, which resembles the recently deleted one.
The Chronicle reports that iWatch will be able to warn its user about a coming heart attack.
In 2011 Tomlinson Holman started working for Apple to "provide audio direction". Tomlinson Holman is a well-known audio engineer. He invented THX and 10.2 surround sound. It seems that Holman was studying blood flow sound in order to predict heart attacks.
It is Sunday today, so you’re probably waiting for our top stories of the week. That is why I won’t make a large introduction and will simply tell you about interesting events of the past seven days.