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Just as we expected, the media event devoted to Apple’s new iPhone and possibly iPad mini will take place on Wednesday, September 9th at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, California. This time it’s not a rumor; the guys from Cupertino have begun sending invitations to reporters. The tagline of this year’s media event is "Hey Siri, give us a hint".
According to the latest report from people familiar with the matter, the next-generation iPhone will come in a new rose gold color. This rumor goes in line with previous rumors and leaks suggesting the same.
The front panel of the handset will remain white, just like the panels from gold and silver iPhone 6. The back aluminum shell, however, will get a rose gold color to match the design of the high-end 18-karat gold Apple Watch. Below you may take a look at the new iPhone concept created by a well-known designer Martin Hajek.
As you know, Apple will soon release a new iPhone. Over the last couple of weeks, a wide number of parts have leaked online, including the front and back panels and the logic board with the updated NFC and LTE chips of the would-be handset. Using these leaked parts as well as some parts from the iPhone 6, MacRumors reporters have managed to create a partially working iPhone unit and showed this device in the short video. This clip is available below, you may take a look and let me know what you think about it.
According to the latest report from a research firm Gartner, global iPhone sales grew 36% year-on-year. Quite obviously, the market share grew as well if to compare with the same quarter of the last year. As noted by the analysts, iPhone market share in the second quarter of this year was equal to 14.6%. That’s a 2.4% improvement in contrast with the Q2 2014. The guys from Cupertino managed to sell more than 48 million iPhones over the past couple of months.
According to the latest report from usually-reliable KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the mass production of the long-awaited 12.9-inch iPad Pro will start in September or October. Looks like in September the guys from Cupertino will show us only the new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus as well as the iPad mini 4. Just like new iPhones, Apple’s iPad Pro will support the Force Touch technology currently used in the Apple Watch and several MacBooks from the 2015 lineup.
Apple on Wednesday seeded the seventh beta of OS X 10.11 El Capitan Beta to developers for testing. The release of this version came two weeks after the release of the previous OS X 10.11 beta and about two months after the official announcement of El Capitan at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference. Apart from the version for developers, the guys from Cupertino have also seeded the fifth OS X El Capitan beta to the members of the public beta testing program.
Looks like Apple is indeed working on a larger iPad called presumably the iPad Pro. According to a report shared by a mobile analytics firm called AppSee, the guys from Cupertino are currently testing a device with the display resolution of 2,732×2,048 pixels and a model identifier iPad6,8. The firm has also spotted two new iPhones, namely, the iPhone8,1 and iPhone8,2. This goes in line with previous rumors indicating that the iPhone 6s Plus and iPhone 6s are being tested at the moment.
Apple has just announced that it will organize something called 'Apple Music Festival' this September. The big event will take place at London's Roundhouse and feature Pharrell Williams, One Direction, Florence, The Machine, Disclosure and a number of other popular bands and artists. The festival, formerly known as the iTunes Festival, will take place from September 19 to September 28.
According to the latest report from Macerkopf, Apple will launch the long-anticipated iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus on September 18th. The start of sales will take place a little bit more than a week after the debut of new devices at a special media event scheduled for September 9th. As noted by the same insiders, German carriers are currently gearing up for the start of the next-gen iPhone sales.
According to the latest data accidentally shared by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the guys from Cupertino are planning to release the updated versions of Bluetooth Magic Mouse and Wireless Keyboard later this year. Unfortunately, there’s no information about the design of the new accessories.
According to the latest report from people familiar with the matter, Apple won’t release the iPad Air 3 this year. DigiTimes reporters claim that Apple has decided to focus on the development of the smaller iPad mini 4. In case you don’t know, this tablet is expected to get a thinner body as well as several hardware improvements. The next-generation iPad mini will have iOS 9 on board and support all the features of the new mobile operating system. Apple suppliers have reportedly started the production of the components for the upcoming device, which may be officially announced alongside new iPhones on September 9th.
As you already know, the guys from Cupertino have recently released iOS 8.4.1 with fixes for Apple Music and patches for vulnerabilities used for untethered jailbreak. Apart from that, Apple has released OS X Yosemite 10.10.5 with a fix for DYLD_PRINT_TO_FILE vulnerability and a number of other enhancements. The release comes two weeks after the release of the last beta for developers and about a month after the official launch of OS X 10.10.5.
Several weeks after the release of Windows 10, Apple has updated Boot Camp with the support of this operating system. Although the updated Boot Camp 6 is not yet available for public, several MacRumors readers have noticed that the update can be downloaded from Windows partitions in Boot Camp.
Apple has recently begun contacting some Apple TV customers via email in order to inform them about a faulty part inside of their set-top boxes. The guys from Cupertino offer a free replacement for all the faulty units owners. Apple representatives contacting people don’t specify what part is defective. Apart from that, the company hasn’t announced the problem publicly, so looks like only a small batch of Apple TV units is equipped with a faulty part. If you have recently purchased a new Apple TV, check your mailbox for the letter from Apple.
According to the latest rumors shared by people familiar with the matter, even though the next-generation iPhone will boast of a more efficient processor, 12-megapixel camera, updated NFC and LTE chips, 2GB or RAM, and a number of other noticeable improvements, its market share may see zero or negative growth in the fourth quarter of this year. Latest estimates from KGI prove that Apple may sell between 65 million and 75 million iPhone units in Q4 2015. As to the reason for such relatively weak sales, it may be connected with problems in the Chinese economy as well as with the limited usage of the widely-rumored Force Touch display.