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As you probably know, Apple on Monday seeded the fifth beta of OS X 10.11 El Capitan to developers for testing. Following this release, the guys from Cupertino have made the third pre-release version of their newest desktop operating system available for the members of public beta testing program. Just like El Capitan Beta 5 for developers, this one can boast of a number of stability, performance and security improvements as well as some minor changes for Safari and Spotlight.
According to the latest report from a research firm called Wristly, the Apple Watch has motivated a wide number of early purchasers to start going in for sports and lead a much healthier lifestyle. As shown in the chart below, 75% of the smartwatch buyers have started standing more, 67% have started walking more and 57% have started exercising more with the Apple Watch on their wrist. In general, most of the customers indicated that the device encouraged them to be more physically active and in such a way changed their daily routine. The survey was conducted among 1000 early Apple Watch buyers, that is why the results can be called objective.
According to the latest rumors shared by industry sources citing Apple, over the last four weeks, more than 10 million users have subscribed for the long-awaited Beats-based streaming music service called Apple Music. 10 million in just one month is a great result, however, keeping in mind that the new service has been launched in about 100 countries simultaneously, the number of active subscribers could have been even bigger.
According to the latest report published by the Japanese blog Macotakara, the iPad mini 4, which is expected to be released this fall, will be a smaller copy of the iPad Air 2. People familiar with the matter claim the tablet will get an updated 64-bit A8 processor, 802.11ac Wi-Fi and the 8-megapixel rear camera. Moreover, the fourth-generation iPad mini will become thinner - only 6.1mm.
According to the latest report from a German magazine called Manager Magazin, Apple was in negotiations with the German car manufacturer BMW concerning the possibility to use the BMW i3 platform for the upcoming electric vehicle, which is expected to be released in 2020. The guys from Cupertino planned to use i3’s lightweight carbon fiber body as a basis for their own car, however, for some reason the companies decided to halt the talks and concentrate on other projects.
According to the latest report from, a research firm IDC, Apple’s smartphone market share continues to increase. In the second quarter of 2015, the share reached 14.1%. If to compare this result with the year-ago quarter, we’ll notice a 3.1% growth. The number of smartphone units sold to customers worldwide increased from 35.2 million in Q2 2014 to 47.5 million in the second quarter of this year. That’s definitely a good result, I must admit.
Apple on Tuesday announced its financial results in the third fiscal or second calendar quarter of 2015. According to the numbers, which were shared by the guys from Cupertino at a conference call yesterday, the company managed to earn $49.6 billion in revenue and $10.7 billion in net profit during the last quarter. If to compare these financial results with the results of the year-ago quarter, we’ll see that they are noticeably higher. The revenue of Q3 2014 was equal to $37.4 billion and the net profit accounted for $7.7 billion.
Apart from seeding iOS 9 Beta 4 to testers, the guys from Cupertino have recently made the fourth pre-release build of OS X 10.11 El Capitan available for registered members of the program for developers. The release took place two weeks after the debut of the previous El Capitan beta, which contained a number of under-the-hood enhancements.
Looks like the guys from Cupertino haven’t given up the idea of creating their own electric car. According to the latest report from The Wall Street Journal, Apple has recently hired former Chrysler executive, or, to be more precise, the Senior Vice President of the Chrysler Group Doug Betts. His LinkedIn page shows that he’s now working at Apple in the San Francisco Bay Area. However, no other details about this new hire have been shared by Apple or the Cupertino-based company.
A well-known hacker saurik has recently released a new tweak called Cydia Impactor. This tweak allows you to 'unjailbreak' your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch without connecting it to computer and performing a full system restore, which deletes user data and erases all the settings. According to the developer of the tweak, the tiny tool gives an opportunity to restore system files and data removed or damaged during the process of jailbreak. Cydia Impactor will be helpful for those people, who don’t like syncing their iOS device with computer or those who plan to quickly 'unjailbreak' the smartphone or tablet before selling or giving it away.
Hi there! It is Sunday today, which means it’s high time for me to tell you about the most interesting posts of the past seven days. If you have time and wish, you can take a look at them below.
According to the latest report from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple will soon show us the Apple Watch Sport in new yellow and rose gold colors to match the style of the upcoming iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. Although the sales are expected to be lower that it was predicted earlier, the guys from Cupertino may still sell nearly 10 million smartwatch units.
Several new images showing something what appears to be a rear shell for the upcoming iPhone 6s Plus have recently appeared on the Internet. Future Supplier blog reporters claim the part is nearly identical in size and shape to the rear shell of the iPhone 6 Plus. Probably the only really noticeable difference is the location of the holes for screws that hold the loud speaker module. Apart from that, “the 6S Plus’ rear housing is stronger”. Looks like the guys from Cupertino did their best to make the smartphone strong enough not to bend in your pocket. Well, that’s what we all expected, right?
As you already know, the guys from Cupertino released a new iPod touch on Wednesday. The portable player can boast of a new 64-bit A8 processor, 8-megapixel camera and a bunch of other noticeable improvements. Several hours after the release of the gadget, first benchmark result appeared on the Internet. The device has a processor with a clock speed of 1.10GHz per core and presumably 1GB of RAM.
Just as we expected, Apple on Wednesday released a brand new iPod touch and refreshed the entire lineup of iPods with new colors. The updated iPod touch can boast of the 64-bit A8 processor and M8 motion coprocessor, 4-inch display, 8-megapixel camera. As to the memory capacity, it is equal to 16GB, 32GB, 64GB or 128GB. The price depends on the capacity of the gadget and starts from $199 for the lower-end 16GB portable player and ends with $399 for the 128GB model.