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For the fourth year in a row, Apple has become the most valuable company in the world. The rating has been formed by a research firm Interbrand that takes into account a wide range of factors influencing the overall company perception, for example, its financial performance, customers’ feedback, and the strength of the brand.
A security firm called Zerodium has promised $1.5 million to anyone who finds a zero-day vulnerability in iOS 10. The award for finding a similar vulnerability in iOS 9 was previously $1 million.
Apple may release an updated MacBook Pro next month. The company is actively working on macOS Sierra 10.12.1, which means it is getting things ready for the release of the all-new MacBook Pro with faster processor, new OLED panel instead of function keys, and the Touch ID fingerprint sensor.
According to the latest report from people familiar with the matter, Apple is currently working on expanding the health and fitness-tracking functionality of watchOS on the Apple Watch. In particular, the company is developing a new sleep and heart rate monitoring apps for the wearable device. Apart from that, Apple wants to substantially improve the functionality of HealthKit and the Health app. The company reportedly plans to make the HealthKit platform a “tool that improves diagnoses”; this includes engaging professional doctors and sharing the patients’ data with them.
A well-know developer Luca Todesco nicknamed qwertyoruiop has successfully jailbroken the iPhone 7 and once again proven that iOS 10 still contains vulnerabilities that can be used to hack it.
Looks like Apple plans to ditch the headphone jack across all devices its produces. MacBook users have recently begun receiving emails from the company with something like a questionnaire asking about various MacBook Pro features. One particular question of the survey is of the greatest interest for us. Here it is: "Do you ever use the headphone port on your MacBook Pro with Retina display?"
According to the information accidentally found in one of the interviews with Apple CEO Tim Cook, the iPhone 7 may support the Apple Pencil functionality. Adding the support for stylus to the iPhone, especially the 5.5-inch model, makes sense for those users who use their phones for messaging, creating handwritten notes, and possibly drawing. The rumor is rather sketchy, so keep in mind nobody has officially confirmed the compatibility of the Apple Pencil with the new iPhone.
According to the latest report from Bloomberg, Apple is planning a major update to its Mac lineup for October. The experts believe the company will introduce new versions of the iMac, MacBook Air and MacBook Pro as well as the 5K monitor. If true, the rumor means that Apple will have a very busy fall.
New rumor has recently appeared on the Internet that suggests the next-generation MacBook Pro, which is expected to be launched in the fall, will feature a Touch ID power button as well as the anticipated OLED touch sensitive panel instead of functions keys. Today’s rumor goes in line with previous reports from Ming-Chi Kuo and other reliable insiders.
New video showing what appears to be a pair of new EarPods with Lightning connector has recently appeared on the Internet. The short clip has been spotted on a YouTube channel called MobileFunTV.
First video showing a working iPhone 7 prototype has been recently shared on the Chinese social network Weibo. As can be seen below, the phone is a gold model with a working rear camera and a number of diagnostic applications used to test the functionality of the upcoming handset. The device from the video has a redesigned back panel with larger protruding camera and redesigned antenna bands. Moreover, there is no headphone jack. Finally, one can spot two stereo speakers for better audio playback.
Apple has just released the fourth beta of iOS 10 to developers for testing purposes. If you have a developer account and need this version for testing, you can download it right now.
According to the latest report from a German website called apfelpage.de, the next-generation iPhone will be called the iPhone 6SE, not the iPhone 7. This rumor makes sense if we take into account the reports suggesting Apple may be planning to start releasing major updates for the iPhone lineup once in three years, not once in two years. Apart from that, the ‘6SE’ branding suits the next-gen iPhone perfectly, as in terms of design and functionality it is expected to be very similar to the iPhone 6s released in 2015.
Even though the court has ruled that Samsung infringed on Apple’s patents related to the design of handsets, the South Korean tech giant refused to admit its fault. As it has been announced earlier today, the Supreme Court of the United States will hear the appeal of the company later this year. With this appeal, Samsung plans to persuade the judges that the court ruling was unfair and that the company is not guilty.
According to the latest report from reliable insiders, the next-generation MacBook Pro that may be announced later this summer and that is expected to feature a new OLED panel instead of function keys could also get a power button with Touch ID fingerprint sensor. The new button then may be used for securing Apple Pay transactions on the web, purchasing content on the App Store, and unlocking the laptop.