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According to the latest report shared by a research firm Parks Associates, Apple’s iPhone still dominates the U.S. smartphone market, however, Samsung is catching up.
Aside from making iOS 9.3 Beta 3 available for developers, Apple has also seeded the third pre-release OS X El Capitan 10.11.4 version. The first OS X 10.11.4 beta was released on January 11th, so the developers have been testing the operating system for nearly a month now. According to Apple, the latest beta is a minor update that contains bug fixes and a number of other enhancements.
Apple has recently launched its streaming music service called Apple Music as well as the Beats 1 radio in Taiwan. The launch took place nearly a week after the debut of the service in Turkey.
The Taiwanese customers can use Apple Music for three months for free. Once the trial ends, they will have to pay about $4.50 USD each month. The family plan is a bit more expensive.
It is Sunday today, which means it’s high time I told you about the most interesting posts of the last seven days. Most of the articles this week deal with Apple’s upcoming media event scheduled for March 15th as well as with the 4-inch iPhone 5SE, iPad Air 3 and the updated Apple Watch that are expected to be unveiled at this event. There are also several posts connected with the iPhone 7 and its tech specs as well as with the untethered jailbreak of iOS 9.2.1 and iOS 9.3 Beta.
Contrary to the latest rumors suggesting that the long-awaited 4-inch iPhone 5SE will come in three colors, namely, in Silver, Space Gray, and Pink, a new report from 9to5Mac reporters indicates that the handset will be released in Silver, Space Gray, Gold, and Rose Gold colors. These colors will match the look of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s lineup, so looks like the information is trustworthy.
Apple has recently launched a new repair program aimed at fixing the issues with graphics cards on some late-2013 Mac Pro models manufactured between February 8th, 2015 and April 11th, 2015. According to reliable sources, the defective graphics cards can cause various problems including distorted video, freezes, restarts, system instability and more. It is very unlikely that the company will announce the repair program publicly, however, it may contact its customers directly via email.
According to the latest report from Macotakara reporters, the long-awaited 4-inch iPhone 5SE will come in three colors, namely, Silver, Space Gray, and Pink. Moreover, sources add, the Pink color will be closer to the shade of the iPad nano 7G and iPod touch 6G, but not to the Rose Gold color of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s.
Earlier this year, iPhone 6 users have begun complaining about a rather strange problem. According to the most recent complaints, the iPhone 6 units with Touch ID home buttons repaired by third-party companies can become unresponsive or broken for good after the software update. A number of users have seen the ‘error 53’ immediately after the update to a newer iOS version. One of such users was a Guardian freelance photographer.
According to the latest report based on the data from a research firm Mixpanel, about 32% of current iPhone users still have handsets with 4-inch screens. This means that three 4-inch iPhone model, namely, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s are still very popular devices.
Apple will soon launch two new initiatives aimed at making the existing Apple Store Reuse and Recycle iPhone trade-in program more flexible. According to reliable sources, Apple will soon start accepting the iPhones with damaged screens, broken buttons and cameras and change these devices for discounts. The second initiative is connected with the possibility to install screen protectors on iPhones in the Apple Stores. Launching these two initiatives, Apple hopes to boost iPhone upgrades.
According to the latest report from people familiar with the matter, the long-awaited iPhone 7 will feature a new design. MacRumors reporters, who cite reliable insiders, claim that the handset will get two noticeable differences. While the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s both have a protruding rear camera, the next generation handset will likely get a flush one. This will be a usual camera, not the dual one, sources add. However, chances are, the larger iPhone 7 Plus will get a dual-lens camera. The second major difference in design is the absence of traditional antenna bands across the rear panel.
As noted by several reliable news websites, the media event dedicated to the new 4-inch iPhone 5SE, iPad Air 3 and the updated Apple Watch will take place on March 15th. This date may change, sources believe, as Apple hasn’t yet confirmed the schedule for the upcoming event.
Apple is no longer the most valuable company in the world. According to the data shared by CNN, Google, or, to be more precise, Alphabet, has quietly surpassed the Cupertino-based tech giant and became the most expensive company. Apple shares now have a market valuation of about $532.7 billion, while those of Google have a valuation of about $533.4 billion.
Apple Thinking About Creation of Exclusive Content for iTunes and Upcoming Streaming TV Service Users
Apple may be thinking about the development of TV shows exclusively for iTunes. According to Ronald Grover, a reliable expert in the media and entertainment industry, the company representatives have recently met with TV producers and several Hollywood studios to talk about possible partnership aimed at the creation of exclusive content for iTunes and the long-awaited streaming TV service.