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As it was already mentioned on our website, Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference will kick off on June 13th and last till June 17th. Apple hasn’t yet revealed the major topics of the upcoming events, however, there are many rumors on the Internet that let us take a closer look at possible agenda.
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Apple has just released a new iTunes version with some bug fixes, stability enhancements and some other minor changes. According to the release notes, iTunes 12.4.1 improves the way VoiceOver works and fixes the small issue with the Up Next section not playing the songs it should play.
According to the latest report from Kevin Wang, an IHS iSuppli analyst, the 2017 iPhone may feature a dual curve display similar to the one Vivo Xplay 5 currently has. Such comment has been found on the Chinese social network Weibo. First rumors about Apple’s switch to OLED and possibly curved screens appeared on the Internet earlier this year and suggested that soon we can see a major iPhone redesign.
Photos showing several new iPhone cases have recently appeared on the Internet. What is interesting about these particular cases is that they are designed for the yet unreleased 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus.
According to the results of the latest satisfaction survey conducted among the American customers, Apple has beaten Samsung as a brand with more happy customers. However, the gap between the market rivals is really small - only 1%. 81% of customers are satisfied with their iPhones and 80% of those who own Samsung smartphones also say their devices are pretty good. The aforementioned figures are based on the survey conducted among 12,710 US customers, so it’s rather difficult not to take them into account.
Last month, first rumors about the next-generation MacBook Pro appeared on the Internet. These rumors suggested that the laptop will get numerous hardware improvements and a new design similar to the design of the 12-inch MacBook. There also will be a new OLED panel instead of function keys row, insiders claim. Looks like they are telling the truth.
Earlier this week, first rumors about Apple’s plans to release an Amazon Echo and Google Home rival appeared on the Internet. Today, a new report from CNET reporters has surfaced online that suggests that the rumored device may feature a camera and facial recognition capabilities to help users perform additional tasks unavailable for rival devices. In particular, the report says the upcoming gadget will detect people in the room and use this information to improve their user experience. The report comes from sources aware of Apple’s future plans, so I guess we can believe it.
Warren Buffett’s recent investment in Apple has helped the company stock to rise 9% and go back above the $100 mark for the first time over the last couple of weeks. According to the latest reports, Buffett’s conglomerate holding company Berkshire Hathaway has invested $1 billion in Apple and in such a way helped the tech giant to improve its position on the market.
According to the latest report from South China Morning Post, Apple’s key supplier Foxconn has replaced more than a half of its workers with modern robots over the course of last couple of years. As noted by the reporters, since the launch of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, the factory has reduced the number of employees from about 110,000 to nearly 50,000.
According to the latest report from The Information, Apple is working on a new device based on Siri’s functionality that will become the rival of the Amazon Echo and Google Home. In case you don’t know, these are personal assistant devices for home developed to control Smart Home accessories and complete other voice commands.
Reliable KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has recently predicted that Apple is working on an updated MacBook Pro model. According to the analyst, the next-generation laptop will come in two sizes, 13-inch and 15-inch, and feature USB-C, Thunderbolt 3, Touch ID and an OLED display touch bar to replace the physical function keys above the keyboard. Apart from that, the expert claims the laptop will become thinner and lighter to match the 12-inch MacBook lineup in shape and design.
Apple has just released several new betas. In particular, now the developers can download and test the very first pre-release version of iOS 9.3.3, OS X 10.11.6 El Capitan and tvOS 9.2.2.
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Several days after the release of iOS 9.3.2 to users worldwide, Apple has pulled the update because of numerous reports claiming it bricks some 9.7-inch iPad Pro models. The company remains silent, but those iPad Pro users who haven’t yet updated their devices don’t see iOS 9.3.2 in the Software Update section. This indicates that the update has been indeed pulled and that Apple engineers are currently working on a fix for the problem.