Apple has released a new beta of macOS Sierra 10.12.2 to developers for testing purposes. The latest beta contains a number of security, stability, and performance improvements and has a build number 16C63a.
A couple of weeks ago users started to complain about graphics issues on their new 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro units. The customers believed the issue was connected with the inability of graphics chips to cope with resource-intensive Adobe apps and other similar software. According to Apple’s SVP Craig Federighi, the issue was connected with macOS Sierra.
Apple has just released one more iOS 10.2 beta to developers. This is the seventh pre-release version of the firmware that contains a number of bug fixes and under-the-hood improvements. It’s unknown why Apple has released so many minor updates to iOS 10.2, but most likely the company is trying to ensure all known issues are fixed.
Apple has shared some tips for those who like taking photos using the camera on the iPhone 7 Plus. These tips deal mostly with the new Portrait mode introduced in iOS 10 earlier this year.
A Chinese consumer group called the Shanghai Consumer Council has reported about 8 cases of the iPhone 6 battery catching fire due to manufacturing fault. Apple denied such claims saying that all of the devices it received for inspection had signs of physical damage. The company offered the users of damaged iPhones repairs, but obviously, these repairs won’t be free.
According to the latest report from people familiar with the matter, Samsung is planning to ditch the headphone jack in the upcoming Galaxy S8. The company reportedly plans to make the device thinner, include a larger battery and add stereo speakers. The latter will be produced together with Harman, a manufacturer Samsung acquired earlier this year.
According to the latest report from IDC, the Apple Watch market share declined 71% in the third quarter of 2016. Complicated interface and aging lineup are among the reasons that contributed to the decline.
Apple has released a new iPhone 7 commercial highlighting the camera of the device. The short 30-second video entitled “Romeo and Juliet” is available either below or on Apple’s official YouTube channel, so you can take a look right now.
Apple is currently testing a redesigned Photos web app on the iCloud website. The application is nearly identical to the one on macOS Sierra and includes similar sidebar for frequently used items as well as the same layout of images. This section of iCloud is available only for those who use the iCloud Photo Library. You can turn it on in the Settings menu of your device.
Google has started the rollout of Chrome 55 that defaults to HTML5. With the release of the new version, Google literally kills the Adobe Flash standard. Thanks to this, the browser has become faster, it uses less memory and battery and ensures a higher level of security for all users.
Apple is interested in the development of systems for autonomous vehicles and it hopes that all vendors within this industry will support the guidelines and practices as well as get same rights. The company has recently written a letter to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) asking for equal rights and confirmed its interest in “machine learning and automation”.
It is Sunday today, so it’s high time we talked about the most interesting posts of the last couple of days. Let’s not waste time and start right away.
New MacBook Pro users report about problems with the battery life on their machines. Most of the users claim the laptops work only for about 3 to 6 hours, whereas the advertised battery life is up to 10 hours. Some users report that battery life sometimes decreases 5% in 12 minutes.
A Foxconn manager allegedly working in the testing unit of the factory has been accused of stealing 5,700 iPhone units and selling them for about $1.56 million. He instructed his employees working along with him at the factory in Shenzhen to steal several thousands on iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s units. The devices were illegally sold during 2013-2014. The manager’s name is reportedly Tsai.
There’s a widespread issue affecting a wide number of iPhone 6s users and causing their devices to power off all of a sudden. In November, Apple acknowledged the problem and launched a free battery replacement program for the devices manufactured between September and October of 2015. On Friday, the company has apologized for the issue and explained what exactly is causing the problem.