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Apple is reportedly working on an iPhone supporting wireless charging. While it is obvious that we won’t see this device in 2016, the company may release the updated handset with wireless charging capabilities and some other improvements next year. The rumor comes from Bloomberg, so it is worth relying on.
According to the latest report from people familiar with the matter, Samsung is planning to invest up to $7.47 billion in manufacturing facilities and equipment required to supply Apple with flexible OLED panels for future iPhones. The deal with the Cupertino-based tech giant is nearly signed, so looks like soon Samsung will become Apple’s main component supplier.
In addition to urBeats earphones, Apple has also decided to give its employees nine months of free and unlimited Apple Music access as a holiday present. Such generous gifts have been officially announced by Apple SVP Eddy Cue in his recent video message to the company workers.
According to a research firm Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP), 37% of iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus buyers have purchased the 5.5-inch model. If to compare the results of this year with those of 2014, we may see that the number of users choosing the iPhone with a larger display has grown substantially over the past 12 months. Last year, 25% of customers decided to purchase the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus, so the increase is equal to 12%.
If to speak about the number of users who switched from rival platforms, Google’s Android in particular, it has changed as well. The share of former Android users accounted for 26% and this is a new record. Last year, it was equal to 12% and in 2013 it made 23% of iPhone 5s purchasers.
Latest survey conducted by Consumer Reports among 58,000 laptop owners who purchased their machines between 2010 and 2015 has revealed that Apple laptops are the most reliable devices on the market. Moreover, MacBooks are less likely to require repairs in the course of 3 to 5 years if to compare with rivals from other vendors. Both Air and Pro MacBook lineups turned out to be extremely reliable and durable.
Following the teardown of the Apple Pencil, the iFixit team has just recently performed a teardown of the Smart Keyboard for the long-awaited 12.9-inch iPad Pro. The experts have found out that thanks to using special materials and fabric, the accessory is extremely durable as well as water and stain-resistant. The drawback is that the keyboard can’t be disassembled and repaired without being damaged and made totally unusable. According to iFixit experts, the repairability score is 0 out 10, where 10 is the easiest to repair.
As it was already mentioned on our website, the iPad Pro went on sale on November 11th. Together with this device, Apple released one smart accessory targeted at designers, photographers and all those who plan to use the 12.9-inch tablet for work. This accessory is called the Apple Pencil and this is a stylus capable of functioning on the 3D Touch display of the large tablet.
The Apple Pencil is equipped with a Lightning connector for charging and this is probably the weakest component of the device that can be easily broken by neglectful users while being on charge. At least you might think so.
According to the latest report from IHS Technology researcher Kevin Wang, the long-awaited 4-inch iPhone called probably the iPhone 6c may be released in mid-2016. Previous report from this source pointed to the release of the device in the fourth quarter of 2015, however, because of the new report from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo or under some other circumstances, Wang decided to change the forecast.
The long-awaited 12.9-inch iPad Pro went on sale in the United States and a number of other countries on Wednesday, November 11th. It’s Friday now, and first lucky customers have already received their pre-ordered tablets. What this means is that now we have an opportunity to take a look at first exclusive hands on videos and short reviews revealing new features of Apple’s largest-ever tablet and decide whether we need this device or not.
I’ve chosen a couple of clips I find the most interesting and posted them below. Take a look and let me know what you think about the iPad Pro.
First reviewer says that the iPad Pro is actually ‘almost Pro’ as it doesn't have any new features, except for the screen size, in comparison with the iPad Air 2.
Apple has just launched its streaming music service called Apple Music on Android. Just as it was announced earlier this year, the service costs $9.99/month and offers users unlimited access to thousands of songs of various genres. Family membership requires Mac or iOS device, however, that’s not strange for the service created by Google’s market rival.
Looks like the long-awaited Steve Jobs movie with Michael Fassbender starring as Apple co-founder and former CEO is not as interesting and popular as it was expected to be. According to the latest data from people familiar with the matter, Universal has decided to pull the Jobs biopic from thousands of movie theaters across the USA due to weak popularity and small amount of money earned in the first weeks after the debut on wide screens.
It looks like Google has decided to follow in Apple’s footsteps and start designing its own chips for future smartphones and tablets. Such a step requires serious research work and money, however, it can make Android devices much more competitive.
Apple TV is currently available for purchase in a wide number of countries worldwide. First lucky customers have recently started receiving their brand new set-top boxes and posting first hands-on videos showing the retail packaging, external design and the functionality of the fourth-generation Apple TV and the dedicated App Store with applications and games.
If you haven’t yet decided whether to purchase the set-top box or not, the videos below will surely help you to make up your mind. These clips offer a quick look at the Apple TV and are recommended to be watched before the purchase.
Apple has recently released three new iPhone 6s commercials highlighting new features and improvements added to the handset. In particular, the ads demonstrate the latest tweaks added to Apple’s virtual assistant called Siri and the enhancements of the camera of the iPhone 6s that now captures Live Photos and shots videos in 4K.
According to the latest report from Reuters, Apple has ruined a promising startup aimed at creating an electric motorcycle called Mission Motors. Over the last months, six engineers have decided they want to contribute to the development of Apple’s widely-rumored electric car codenamed Project Titan rather than to create one of the kind electric motorcycle. Because of the loss of key specialists, Mission Motors is now initiating the process of filing for bankruptcy.