News tagged ‘delay’
Apple launched an Apple Store app for iPad earlier today. This happened nearly three and a half years after the same application had been first released for iPhone. If to speak about me, I honestly don’t understand the reason for such a delay. Anyway, better later than never, right?
According to the latest rumors, Apple acquires an Israeli firm called PrimeSense. The negotiations that started in July now seem to be nearly over - there’s only one legal issue left to be solved. As to the price of acquisition, it is approximately $345 million.
Some Retina iPad minis may show image retention issues, reports Marco Arment, a person that created a special test to detect the problem in MacBook Pros with Retina displays. Faulty IGZO-panels, according to the latest rumors, were manufactured by Sharp and this were probably these panels that caused production delays and forced Apple to release the tablet quietly.
According to the latest analysts predictions, Apple's television set will be released in 2015 or even in 2016, not in 2014. Despite that fact, the company from Cupertino may soon update its Apple TV set top box with a new A7 processor found in iPhone and iPad.
According to Asian sources, Apple’s second-gen iPad mini has a faulty screen. LCD panels manufactured by Sharp have some burn-in issues and this is probably one of the main reasons for a delayed launch date.
According to TechCrunch columnist MG Siegler, the company from Cupertino won’t show us an updated Apple TV on October 22nd. Still, we shall see the new iPad 5 and iPad mini 2 with Retina display, The Wall Street Journal reports.
Apple’s second-gen iPad mini with Retina display is expected to be an extremely popular device among customers. Some experts even claim that the new 7.9-inch tablet can easily outsell the full-sized iPad 5, which is likely to be released October 22.
Martin Hajek, whose iPhone 5c concepts looked almost like the original Apple devices, has posted a couple of renderings on his website that show something he calls the new iPad Mini S and iPad Mini C.
Apple is expected to unveil its new iPad mini with Retina display very soon. However, it is still unclear when this tablet will be actually released - there’s no exact date. Some say, the company from Cupertino will announce the gadget in October and ship it in some weeks after the media event for reporters, but this is unlikely to happen as Apple is currently experiencing some manufacturing delays.
EA has finally released SimCity for Mac. This happened after a six-month delay - the game had to come out in February of this year, but since EA wanted to "ensure a great experience" for all the Mac users, they had to wait.
Firstly, the site claims that no fingerprint scanner will be inserted into the iPhone 5S because Apple was only testing it externally over a cable system. Moreover, the website states that the home button will not be specially designed to accommodate the fingerprint scanner.
According to Digitimes, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is delaying with components supply. Therefore, the launch of the iPhone 5S may be put off and Apple might ship “only 3-4 million units in the third quarter of 2013 compared to 10 million units as originally planned”. It should be noted that a similar report, only lacking exact figures and specifics, was published on July 15th. Besides it is not the first time Apple CEO Tim Cook admits that the plans of Cupertino company may be put off due to delays in supply-chains.
Mass production of the fingerprint sensors was originally scheduled to begin in May at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and then to be packaged at Xintec, a TSMC subsidiary, the sources indicated. However, the production of the sensors has been delayed due to issues related to integration between iOS 7 and fingerprint chips, as well as a low yield rate at packaging firm Xintec, the sources revealed.
An engineering team composed of engineers from Apple and TSMC has been dispatched to Xintec recently to help ramp up the yield rate for the packaging of fingerprint sensors, revealed the sources, adding that the supply chain will be able to start volume production of fingerprint chips at the end of August.
Apple iOS 7 Beta 4 is finally released and available for developers. It’s been three weeks since the company from Cupertino unveiled the previous - third - version of its new mobile operating system. Such a long delay is caused by the recent hacker attack on Developer Center.
Apple has recently published a patent which describes that the rumored fingerprint sensor for the iPhone 5S will be built into the screen. It was suggested before that the sensor would be inserted in the Home button.
iPhone 5S has been long rumored to have a fingerprint sensor, the latter being a distinguishing feature from the previous models. In the new model the fingerprint sensor will be used to verify purchases and to unlock the device. It will certainly be a breakthrough technology. However, it essential to say that Apple is not the first company using new technologies such as cardless payments. Fingerprint sensors have been rumored to be used in iPhones since Apple acquired the mobile security company AuthenTec last year.