News tagged ‘design’
According to the latest report shared by people familiar with the matter, the next-generation iPhone called presumably the iPhone 6S will get a design nearly identical to the design of the current iPhone 6. The thickness and width of the smartphone will remain the same and it will feature same antenna lines as its predecessor. The position of speakers, microphones and the Lightning connector won’t be changed as well. However, if to speak about the internal components layout, it will be slightly different.
Apart from releasing iOS 8.4 to users worldwide, Apple has also made OS X Yosemite 10.10.4 available for download. According to Apple, this update improves the stability, compatibility and security of Mac computers. If you have a compatible Mac, it is recommended that you update to OS X Yosemite 10.10.4 as soon as possible. It should be noted that this is only an under-the-hood update, so you won’t find any noticeable design changes or new features.
It is Sunday today, which means it’s high time I told you about the most interesting posts of the last seven days. Let’s not waste time and start discussing them right now.
As you probably know, Apple’s upcoming iOS 9 can boast of a Low Power mode that helps to make the battery life longer by turning off the background activity and a number of other things you don’t really need when your battery is about to drain. According to Apple, when the device is put into this mode, its performance is reduced. Although it’s quite obvious,
Apart from seeding the second beta of OS X El Capitan 10.11, the guys from Cupertino have released iOS 9 Beta 2 to developers for testing. The second build can boast of a number of bug fixes for Mail app, AirPlay and other sections of the mobile operating system. In general, the developers say the second beta is more stable than the first one, however, there’re still many things to be improved.
Apple has recently seeded the second beta of OS X El Capitan 10.11 to developers. The release took place nearly two weeks after the official announcement and the release of the initial beta of the new desktop operating system at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference.
Software developer Nick Lee has recently shared a new interesting video showing Macintosh OS 7.5.5 running on the recently-released Apple Watch. The video, which is available below, demonstrates how many things have changed in the computer industry over the last twenty years. In case you don’t know, the version of Apple’s operating system for Macs running on the wearable device was originally released on September 27, 1996. Quite an old build, I must admit.
Apple CEO Tim Cook has recently confirmed that the main reason for the company to manufacture gold iPhones, MacBooks and Apple Watches is a strong demand for such devices in China. As you probably know, Chinese market is one of the most promising for Apple as the number of customers there grows rapidly each month. According to the latest report published by Bloomberg reporters, users from China generated 29% of Apple revenue in the quarter, which ended in March.
According to the latest report from DigiTimes, the guys from Cupertino are working on a new iPhone design. As noted by reliable sources, future iPhones will boast of thinner bodies with Touch ID fingerprint scanners integrated directly into the display. There will be no Home button, insiders claim. Apple reportedly looks forward to integrating both touchscreen and display drivers into a single chip.
According to Apple’s latest patent filing, the guys from Cupertino have recently created a new material that looks and feels like metal, but actually is a frequency-transparent plastic. This invention can possibly allow Apple to get rid of the antenna bands that can be found on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus and create a smartphone with an incredibly sleek design. Below you may take a look at the mockup of the handset made of this new material compared to the iPhone 6.
According to the latest report from a usually reliable KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple’s next-generation iPhone may get a body made out of 7000 Series aluminum. In case you don’t know, this is the material used in the Apple Watch Sport. This alloy is 60% stronger than usual aluminum, however, it is just the same in weight.
According to the latest report from Pacific Crest analyst Andy Hargreaves, the guys from Cupertino expect strong demand for the next-generation iPhone. The experts, however, don’t think that Apple will manage to sell more iPhones than last year. You see, the devices that come after a major redesign and a noticeable hardware enhancement are usually less popular among Apple customers and Android switchers. Still, Apple may invent something unusual to lure customers.
Apple on Monday seeded the sixth beta of OS X Yosemite 10.10.4 to developers for testing. The release took place in about a week after the release of the fifth beta and nearly two months after the debut of the very first testing build of OS X 10.10.4. As usual, the latest version can boast of a number of stability and security enhancements. There are no new features and that is quite obvious as this is only a minor update.
A new thing that points to the release of the larger iPad called presumably iPad Pro in the near future has been recently discovered by iOS developer Steve Troughton Smith. This proof is the new hidden keyboard found in iOS 9, which is capable of scaling to the larger screen and which can boast of several new keys and symbols.
Several interesting images have recently appeared on the Internet. These images show us the cancelled smartwatch developed by Nokia last year. This wearable device could have become a potential Apple Watch rival, however, after Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia, the development of the smartwatch was stopped. The smartwatch codenamed Moonraker was introduced at Mobile World Congress in 2014.