It is Sunday today, which means that it’s high time I told you about the most popular posts of the last couple of days. Most the articles this week deal with the iPhone, as well as with the release of iOS 9.1 and OS X 10.11.1 El Capitan to users worldwide. Apart from that, you can find some posts related to the launch of the Apple TV, sales of Apple products in new countries and predictions about the next-generation iPhone.
As it was already mentioned earlier this month, Apple will officially announce its financial results in the fourth quarter of this year at a special event scheduled for Tuesday, October, 27th. Apple has recently confirmed time and date of the event, so looks like we will soon find out how much money Apple has earned in the last couple of months.
With the release of iOS 9, a wide number of users have begun complaining about the battery drain issue while using the Facebook app. Finally, Facebook representatives have started explaining the reason for the problem and improving the functionality of the application to make it less energy-consuming.
Earlier this week, Apple has released iOS 9.1 with over 150 new emojis, improvements to Live Photos and bug fixes to users worldwide. The update has also patched the vulnerabilities used in the untethered jailbreak of iPhones, iPads and iPod touch units running iOS 9 or higher. All these things allow Apple to finally focus its attention on the development of the next version of iOS, which is iOS 9.2.
KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has recently predicted that Apple will sell as many as 70-75 million iPhone units during the next holiday quarter. Apart from that, the expert believes that Apple will sell 3.5-4 million Apple Watch units to users worldwide in the foreseeable future. Thanks to customers from China and strong demand for Apple’s iPhones in other countries of availability, the year-over-year growth may account for 23.6%. After the holiday quarter, however, the shipments may fall substantially and demonstrate the year-over-year decline.
Apple has just announced the current iOS 9 adoption rate. According to the data based on the App Store usage, the most-recent version of Apple’s operating system for iPhones and iPads is installed on 61% of active devices. That’s a very good result, especially if to keep in mind that iOS 9 was released to public last month. The actual adoption rate may be slightly different as not all iOS devices access the App Store on a regular basis.
Aside from releasing iOS 9.1 to users worldwide, Apple has also released OS X 10.11.1 El Capitan. The release comes less than a month after the release of the very first El Capitan build, which contained a number of performance, stability and security enhancements as well as some new features for Safari, Mail and Spotlight.
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.