News tagged ‘Apple’
It is Sunday today, which means it’s high time we discussed the most interesting posts of the past seven days. Most of the articles this week deal with the long-awaited 4-inch iPhone SE, iPhone 7 and its specs as well as with Apple’s plans and technologies for the upcoming handsets and tablets.
Apple continues to expand its payment service system on the market. 27 banks in the USA signed a contract to become partners of Apple Pay. The list includes such banks as the Bank of England, the Franklin First Federal Credit Union, Lone Star National Bank etc.
Srini Pajjuri, who works as an analyst at CLSA Securities, has reported that Intel will produce LTE chips for Apple’s new iPhone 7. Moreover, he says that Intel will supply up to 40 percent of cellular modems for the iPhone.
YouTube channel EverythingApplePro released an interesting video a couple of days ago. People behind the channel decided to test Samsung’s new smartphone Galaxy S7 Edge and the iPhone 6S in a plastic reservoir filled with water to see if they can get some unexpected results.
According to Samsung, their Galaxy S7 is fully waterproof in accordance with the IP68 standard. Unlike the previous models, the S7 is supposed to work normally after being held in the water for 30 minutes and can be put up to 1,5 meters deep.
Moreover, the company claims to use not only outside waterproof coverage, but inside as well. It means that even USB ports and the headphone jack will work absolutely fine after you drop the smartphone in the water.
A major conflict between Apple and the FBI about privacy problems and encryption has been widely reviewed in media recently and is still going on in court. Probably, every significant figure in technology world and among politics has already spoken in defense of Apple or the FBI.
Yesterday, on March 3rd, Apple created an official support account on Twitter. It took one day to get 100K followers and now the number of people has increased by another 30 thousands.
Although company has separate accounts for its different services, like Apple Music or App store profile, it didn’t have a general one that can be used for basic questions.
Palmer Luckey, the founder of Oculus VR, the company that specializes in virtual reality technology said that Apple should make a more powerful computer, if it wants to deal with VR.
According to Nikkei, Apple has changed the date of launch of the first iPhone with an OLED screen. Earlier it was reported that the new display will be released in 2018, but now the company seems to be planning to install it on the 2017 device. One of the reasons for this is poor smartphone sales in the last couple of months.
Although Apple has planned to keep their Project «Titan» in secret, everybody in media is now talking about whether or not the company should make its own electric car.
Apple on Tuesday seeded the fifth beta of OS X El Capitan 10.11.4, iOS 9.3, watchOS 2.2 and tvOS 9.2 to developers for testing. Latest pre-release builds contain a number of minor performance and stability enhancements and bug fixes.
On Tuesday, Apple was granted a patent No. 9,277,309 for a hybrid headphone design, which makes it possible to use single headphones in both wired and wireless modes.
What is interesting, the patent application was filed back in 2012, shortly after the company launched its brand new EarPods alongside the iPhone 5.
Japanese Apple blog Macotakara has recently shared some news about the iPhone 7.
According to the reporters, the handset will get a number of advanced features, for example, a thinner Lightning connector that is supposed to reduce the overall thickness of the iPhone. In fact, it’s said that the updated model will be 1mm thinner than the iPhone 6. Still, it will have the same width and height.
In September, Apple is expected to unveil two new iPhone models, one with a 4.7-inch display and another one with a 5.5-inch screen. Apart from that, we may see something called the iPhone Pro, a device with a large 5.5-inch display and dual lens camera system, MyDrivers reporters claim.
Last week, a report appeared on the Internet suggesting that the upcoming 9.7-inch tablet may be called the iPad Pro and in terms of design and hardware resemble the 12.9-inch device introduced in 2015. According to a new report from 9to5mac reporters, the tablet will get a 12-megapixel camera capable of recording 4K videos. This will make the smaller iPad Pro different from its larger predecessor with an 8-megapixel sensor.
Apple’s rival, Microsoft, has recently released several new commercials comparing Windows 10 to Apple’s Mac OS X. As usual, Microsoft claims PCs are better and that average users can perform more tasks with computers running Windows, not OS X. The ads highlight the features present on Windows 10 devices and missing from OS X, such as Cortana for desktop, touch screens and more. The commercials are available below, you can take a look right now.