News tagged ‘Car’
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.
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.
It is Sunday today, which means it’s high time I told you about the most interesting articles of the past seven days. Most of the posts this week deal with pre-release versions of iOS 9.3, OS X El Capitan 10.11.4, watchOS 2.2 and tvOS 9.2 as well as with the upcoming 4-inch iPhone SE and the 9.7-inch iPad called the iPad Pro. There are some other interesting articles, so make sure you check them out.
A new incredibly interesting and quite awkward iPhone 7 concept has recently appeared on YouTube. The new iPhone mockup has been created by Sonitdac and a thing that makes it completely different from all other concepts is expandable widescreen display. While it is obvious that Apple won’t release such a device this year, the idea is actually quite innovative and worth researching, I guess.
The video showing the aforementioned iPhone 7 concept is available below.
Fourth Beta of iOS 9.3, OS X El Capitan 10.11.4, watchOS 2.2 and tvOS 9.2 Now Available for Public Testers
Following the release of the fourth beta of iOS 9.3, OS X El Capitan 10.11.4, watchOS 2.2 and tvOS 9.2 to registered developers, Apple has made the pre-release software available for the members of the public beta testing program.
As it was already reported, Apple launched Apple Pay in China last week. In accordance with the latest report from people familiar with the matter, to make the mobile payment system work in this Asian country, Apple had to halve the usual transaction fee. Currently, the fee is equal to 0.07% in China, while in the United States and other regions it accounts for approximately 0.15%.
Apple CEO Tim Cook has recently talked with Fortune reporters about the future of the company and the widely-rumored electric vehicle codenamed “Titan” that is reportedly being developed by the Cupertino-based tech giant at the moment. According to Cook, the fact that the firm hires automotive industry experts doesn’t mean that the car is under development. It is a normal practice for a large company to search for possibly innovative spheres of business, however, this search doesn’t necessarily mean that something completely new, for example, an electric car, will be unveiled soon.
Apple’s main rival, Samsung, has just unveiled its new flagship devices, the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. In terms of design, both gadgets are pretty similar to their predecessors, however, there are several features that make these phones completely different.
Just as it was reported yesterday, Apple has today officially launched Apple Pay in China, making the mobile payment system available for millions of customers in this large Asian country. The debut of the service in China is quite an obvious step aimed at making Apple and its products and services more popular, luring new customers and increasing profits.
It is Sunday today, which means I should tell you about the most interesting posts of the past seven days. Most of the articles this week deal with rumors about Apple’s upcoming devices and services as well as with vulnerabilities found in iOS 9 and OS X. There are also some posts about the releases of new betas of iOS 9.3 and OS X El Capitan 10.11.4 for developers.
A man from Sunnyvale, who lives near Apple’s top-secret car-testing facility has recently complained about the 'motor noises' coming from the Apple-owned buildings late at night. This looks like a good proof of the existence of the Apple-branded car prototype that is reportedly codenamed ‘Titan’.
Apple has just seeded the third iOS 9.3 beta to developers for testing. This is probably the last but one build for developers released until the alleged debut of iOS 9.3 in March alongside the new 4-inch iPhone 5SE, iPad Air 3 and the updated Apple Watch. The list of improvements and enhancements includes bug fixes and refinements to the features added in previous betas. These features include the Night Shift mode, secure Notes, updated News and CarPlay. iOS 9.3 Beta 2 brought a separate Control Center toggle for Night Shift, which is present in the third beta, so looks like the change is permanent.
Apple has recently launched a new repair program aimed at fixing the issues with graphics cards on some late-2013 Mac Pro models manufactured between February 8th, 2015 and April 11th, 2015. According to reliable sources, the defective graphics cards can cause various problems including distorted video, freezes, restarts, system instability and more. It is very unlikely that the company will announce the repair program publicly, however, it may contact its customers directly via email.
According to the latest report from a research firm Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, in 2015, Apple became the top smartphone vendor in the United States of America and China. New devices, namely, the 4.7-inch iPhone 6s and the 5.5-inch iPhone 6s Plus, allowed to beat the rivals and become the leader of such important markets. Strong demand for both handsets generated record-breaking revenue as well.