News tagged ‘Car’
According to a sketchy image showing something similar to the dual SIM card tray for the iPhone 7 that appeared on a Chinese social network Weibo, the next-generation smartphone may support the work of two SIM cards. The image has been shared by a smartphone repair shop Rock Fix, so I don’t think we should take what we see for granted.
One of key investors has recently sold his stake in Apple. According to the latest report first shared by Business Insider UK, billionaire David Tepper has decided to end his relationship with Apple because of weak iPhone sales and unclear situation with the Cupertino-based tech giant and the Chinese market. As noted by the analysts, Tepper’s share was valued at about $133 million.
Alphabet, Google’s parent company, has recently surpassed Apple and became the most expensive company in the world. Alphabet’s market capitalization is now equal to about $498.56 billion while the one of Apple is about $496.69 billion. Apple’s position has become much worse over the last couple of weeks because of the first decline in iPhone sales in the history. Even more, weak iPhone, iPad and Mac sales still continue to influence Apple’s market capitalization.
Apple has hired a former Google engineer who was previously engaged in the development of electric car charging systems. According to the latest rumors, Kurt Adelberger, who left Google in 2015 and joined Apple shortly after, is now listed as one of the inventors of the "Mediator device for smart electric vehicle charging", a technology described in Google’s recent patent application. It is currently unclear whether Apple had known about Adelberger’s background before it offered him a job last year. Anyway, his experience will likely be used during the development of the widely-rumored Apple’s car codenamed “Project Titan”.
Apple’s virtual assistant, Siri, has once again helped to save a life in an emergency. This time it helped one son who got into troubles to call his father from an iPhone with a smashed LCD, badly damaged body, but surprisingly functioning Home button.
Apple has recently updated the Apple Music app for Android users. The updated version now lets users play music videos on their non-Apple handsets and supports family membership plans of the streaming music service. The ability to watch videos on Apple Music was a feature requested by thousands of users, so it’s nice Apple has finally added it.
Apple has recently released the updated version of its new Safari Technology Preview browser, the third public beta of iOS 9.3.2 and the third developer beta of OS X 10.11.5 El Capitan. The aforementioned software is already available for download, so if you need it for testing purposes, go ahead and get it right now.
Apple has recently released two new iPhone commercials entitled “iPhone 6s - Fingerprint” and “iPhone 6s - Onions”. Both ads highlight the functionality of Apple’s full-size smartphone and show how most people use their devices in everyday life.
Apple has reportedly hired Chris Porritt, former Aston Martin Chief Engineer and Tesla Vice President of Vehicle Engineering. According to the latest reports from reliable tech news websites, the expert will focus on “special projects” that most likely include the development of the long-awaited and widely-rumored Apple car codenamed “Titan”. Porritt can possibly substitute Steve Zadesky who left Apple earlier this year and who was believed to be a lead of the car project.
According to the latest report published by a German newspaper called Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Apple has a secret car lab in Berlin. About 15-20 experienced employees from German automotive industry are reportedly working at this facility to help the company create an innovative and advanced vehicle, the reporters claim. The report suggests that Apple’s car will be electric, but lack the support of self-driving capabilities.
The iFixit team has posted its iPhone SE teardown, which confirmed most of the details about the device that surfaced yesterday after the Chipworks teardown of the same 4-inch handset. Apple’s updated 4-inch device is stuffed with iPhone 5s internals mixed up with some unique components developed specifically for this model.
Aside from announcing the 4-inch iPhone SE and 9.7-inch iPad Pro, Apple has also unveiled iOS 9.3, OS X 10.11.4 El Capitan, watchOS 2.2 and tvOS 9.2. Each and every version has been thoroughly tested by the developers and public testers and is now available for download.
According to the App Store data, the adoption rate of iOS 9 has increased to 79% over the last couple of weeks. 16% of users are still on iOS 8 and 5% use even older versions.
Apple released the seventh beta of the iOS 9.3 to the public testers and developers. The new build of the operating system has some interesting features, for example, the Night Shift mode, new CarPlay functionality, some additional 3D Touch options for apps and other enhancements.
Yesterday Apple was granted several new patents. One of the most important of these patents is the one covering Liquidmetal Home buttons for company’s main devices – iPads and iPhones.
Liquidmetal has a number of unique qualities, which include the resistance from corrosion, light weight and high strength.