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As noted in the latest report from TechCrunch journalists, Apple has recently begun shipping its new iPhones from the manufacturing facilities to the retail and wholesale partners. The amount of handsets is so great that these shipments even cause delays for other manufacturers of smartphones and tablets.
According to the latest reports from people familiar with the matter, one of Apple suppliers has been recently accused of violating the rights of its workers. The name of this supplier is Catcher and its factory is situated in Suqian, China. In case you don't know, Catcher is responsible for the production of casings for iPads and MacBooks.
Apple will soon launch an iPhone 5 battery replacement program. The guys from Cupertino have reportedly found out that some of the handsets manufactured and sold between September 2012 and January 2013 may encounter problems that affect the battery life.
As noted by people familiar with the matter, the guys from Cupertino have recently banned two hazardous chemicals from the final assembly of iPhones, iPads, iPods, Macs, MacBooks and other gadgets. These chemicals include benzene and n-hexane, which can cause leukemia and nerve damage after direct contact with human organism.
According to the latest reports from Asian experts, Apple's next-generation 4.7-inch iPhone will boast of better 2100mAh battery. The ESM-China analyst Sung Chang Xu says that he got the information from reliable supply chain sources, however, I don't think we can believe it.
As you probably know, Apple’s iPhone 6 will feature a new A8 processor manufactured by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company. According to what the Wall Street Journal reporters write, Apple’s collaboration with TSMC is hurting Apple’s main market rival Samsung, which used to produce processors for the previous generations of the iPhone and iPad.
A new photo from China, which is said to be showing the specs for Apple’s next-generation 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display has recently appeared on the Internet. What we can actually see is the configurations for the three laptop models with prices at 14.288, 18.688 and 23,688 yuan.
According to what several Asian sources write, the production of Apple’s 4.7-inch iPhone 6 has already begun. They also claim that the 5.5-inch model assembly hasn’t started yet, which indicates that the larger smartphone won’t be released in September.
New photos showing a Lightning port, a microphone flex cable and a headphone jack for the upcoming iPhone 6 appeared on the Internet earlier today. The images were published to the MacX forum by a user, who claims he received them from a Foxconn worker, who is currently engaged in the production of the iPhone. Well, I think we should take these photos with a few pinches of salt, even though they look legitimate.
According to the recent reports from reliable sources, Apple expanded its Apple ID two-step verification feature to 48 new countries. Now the users from 59 countries all over the world have an opportunity to set up the two-step authentication on their iPhones and iPads.
New rumors that deal with Apple's iPhone 6 have recently appeared on the Internet. According to these rumors, first batches of the next-gen iPhone models will arrive to the USA in the last two weeks of August. This means that the guys from Cupertino may announce their new handset at the beginning of September.
According to the latest report from Bloomberg, the mass-production of both 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 models will start in July. This means that the release of both handsets may take place at the same time - in September.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company is currently planning to start the production of Touch ID fingerprint sensors for the upcoming iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3, China Times reports.
According to the latest report from Reuters, Apple's main manufacturing partners, namely, Foxconn and Pegatron, are currently hiring new workers for the production of the next-gen iPhone, which is expected to begin in July.
Yesterday I told you about several iOS 8 features I found the most interesting and worth mentioning. Today I shall continue talking about new interesting things connected with Apple’s latest mobile operating system for iPhones and iPads.