News tagged ‘Mac’
Apple has just released a new 21.5-inch iMac with an incredible Retina 4K display. Its resolution is equal to 4096 x 2304 pixels, apart from that, the device features the fifth-generation Intel Core CPU and Intel Iris Pro graphics. All these notable updates make the computer a worth purchasing device.
Last week, Apple issued a statement claiming that the real-life battery life of iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus units equipped with A9 chips manufactured by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company and Samsung may vary a bit. Earlier this week, the experts from Ars Technica have conducted a battery life test on two iPhone 6s models with different processors inside to either confirm Apple’s words or deny them.
A number of Reddit and Twitter users are currently complaining about iTunes and the App Store outage. Both services are down for some people, even though Apple’s System Status page shows that all services work just fine. It looks like the issue is not related to any specific country or region, since the customers from the United States, Europe and Asia claim they have difficulties with accessing either iTunes, or the App Store both on their computers and portable devices.
It Sunday today, which means it’s time to tell you about the most interesting articles of the past seven days. Most of these posts deal with Apple’s iOS 9 and its bugs, new iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus and the worldwide Mac sales. There are also several articles that tell us about the new releases of iOS 9.1 and OS X 10.11.1 El Capitan, however, if you are not a developer, this is not very important to you. What is important, though, is that soon we may see the jailbreak of iOS 8.4.1.
Apple’s iOS 9 is quite a glitchy update. In addition to the issues with 3D Touch, speakers, power and Touch ID on a wide number of iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus units and the ‘Slide to Upgrade’ bug making compatible iPhones and iPads useless bricks that can be restored only in the DFU mode, the latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system is reported to be the reason for various problems with POP email accounts and opening attachments added to the emails. Even though Apple has already released two updates, namely, iOS 9.0.1 and iOS 9.0.2, the problem is still present and the number of users facing it continues to rise steadily from day to day.
Apple has updated the specs for several devices, namely, the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and the iPad Air 2 to show that these gadgets now support Bluetooth 4.2. In case you don’t know, earlier the aforementioned Apple-branded portable devices could boast of the support of an earlier standard, Bluetooth 4.0.
According to the latest reports from well-known and reliable IDC and Gartner analysts, Apple’s Mac sales in the third quarter of this year demonstrate the weakest results in the course of the last two years. Still, PC sales fell by 7.7% (Gartner) or 10.8% (IDC), and the market share of Mac computers grew from 6.9% to either 7.6% (Gartner) or 7.5% (IDC). It is currently unclear how many Macs Apple actually shipped to customers in Q3 2015 as Gartner reports about 5.6 million units and IDC claims the number was equal to 5.3 million units.
Apple’s iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus sales have just gone live in additional 40 countries around the world. Most of the countries where the handsets are currently available for purchase, are European countries. If you find your country in the list below, this means that you can purchase a brand new handset either at your local Apple retail store, or from an Apple Authorized Reseller.
Apple on Wednesday seeded the third OS X El Capitan 10.11.1 beta to developers and public testers. The release took place one week after the release of OS X El Capitan 10.11.1 Beta 2 and the public release of OS X El Capitan 10.11.
According to the latest report from people familiar with the matter, Apple is planning to launch a 21.5-inch iMac with Retina display as soon as next week. The updated lineup of devices may hit the store shelves on October, 13th, however, the first batch is said to be limited due to unknown manufacturing difficulties. The same sources claim that Apple will not update the lineup of 27-inch iMacs this year.
As you know, Apple is currently working on the construction of the new ‘spaceship’ campus. The new headquarters is expected to open its doors to about 13,000 employees by the end of the next year. With this thing in mind, it’s not strange that the construction workers building the Campus 2 are doing their job incredibly fast.
According to the latest data shared by a research firm Interbrand, Apple remains the most valuable brand in the world. The first place in the annual rating has been occupied by the Cupertino company since 2013, when Apple surpassed a long-time leader, Coca-Cola, and took the lead. As noted by the experts, Apple value is now equal to $170.27 billion. That’s an increase of $51.4 billion or as many as 43% in comparison with the last year’s results.
According to the latest report from the Financial Times reporters, Apple has recently acquired a firm called VocalIQ. This company, which is quite famous in tech circles for creating a self-learning dialogue API, is located in the United Kingdom. Looks like in the nearest future Apple plans to improve its virtual voice assistant.
Following the releases of iOS 9.0.2 and OS X 10.11 El Capitan to users worldwide, Apple on Thursday seeded the second OS X 10.11.1 El Capitan beta to the members of the public beta testing program. The second public beta was released about a week and a half after the release of the very first testing version, which contained a number of security enhancements, stability improvements and bug fixes.
Apple has released OS X 10.11 El Capitan to users worldwide. Before the official public release, the company seeded as many as eight betas to developers to make sure the operating system is stable, efficient and secured.
Below you can take a look at the short video published by MacRumors that shows us the new version of OS X and its main new features.