News tagged ‘Mac’
The end of the patent war between Apple and Samsung seems to be near. According to what Bloomberg reporters write, the market giants have recently released a joint statement announcing an agreement to end all the patent disputes outside the United States of America in the near future. Looks like the companies got tired of arguing.
Aside from iOS 8, Apple on Monday released OS X Yosemite Developer Preview 5. Just like the latest iOS 8 beta, the new version of the operating system for Macs contains a large number of improvements, important bug fixes and several new features.
Several photos showing something what appears to be the second-generation iPad Air rear shell have recently leaked online. According to what a Japanese blog called Macotakara writes, the images have been first spotted on the Chinese Sina Weibo network.
According to the latest figures from a research firm Net Applications, the global usage of Apple’s iOS as an operating system has fallen behind Android. Well, of course, the market in terms of the so-called install base has been for months or even years led by Google’s mobile operating system, but this is probably the first time when the guys from Cupertino lost the competitive struggle in terms of the actual user base.
It is Sunday today, that is why I have decided to make a roundup of the most popular posts of the past seven days. I think you should take a look.
According to the latest reports from the Wall Street Journal, Beats Music CEO Ian Rogers will become the head of iTunes Radio. This indicates that the guys from Cupertino are seriously planning to develop both music streaming services without giving preference to one. That is why the experts say that we won’t see the brands merging in the near future.
According to the latest reports from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple will release only three million iWatch units this year. Moreover, because of the problems connected with the production of sapphire screens for the new wearable device, nearly half of the iWatch units may get glass screens instead of the sapphire ones.
Apple has seeded the very first beta of its OS X Mavericks 10.9.5 to registered developers for testing. At first glance, it seems as if the new version of the operating system for Mac contains nothing new apart from the usual bug fixes, stability and performance improvements. To be honest, there’s indeed nothing new.
Russian government has recently asked Apple to give local intelligence agencies the source code of its iOS and Mac OS X. According to what the authorities say, such a step is required to make sure that the company software is not used for government surveillance. Russian Communications Minister Nikolai Nikiforov was the person who met with Peter Engrob Nielsen, Apple's general manager in Russia last week and asked about the handover of the source code.
According to the latest reports from people familiar with the matter, the release of Apple’s next-generation iPhone will take place not in September, as it was reported earlier, but on Tuesday, October 14th. Moreover, as noted by one of the company employees, October will be a very busy month for the guys from Cupertino. This indicates that there may be some other product launches. For example, Apple may unveil the long-anticipated iWatch and updated iPad Air and iPad mini.
Apple’s smartphone market share in the world continues to decrease. The reason for the iPhone to lose ground is a great number of small Chinese manufacturers that produce cheap, but at the same time, efficient handsets. As we know, price is the key factor, which influences customers in the developing countries.
Several new images appeared online that show two bare logic boards for Apple’s 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 models. Last week a photo surfaced on the Internet, which showed an identical detail for only a 4.7-inch model.
Following our post about the leaked specifications for the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display, Apple has released both updated 13-inch and 15-inch models. The 15-inch MacBook Pro versions fully match the specs that were shared by the Chinese insiders yesterday.
A new photo from China, which is said to be showing the specs for Apple’s next-generation 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display has recently appeared on the Internet. What we can actually see is the configurations for the three laptop models with prices at 14.288, 18.688 and 23,688 yuan.
Bose has reportedly sued Apple’s Beats over the noise-cancelling technology used in the headphones manufactured by the company recently acquired by the guys from Cupertino. According to what people familiar with the matter say, Beats Electronics has violated several patents, which currently belong to Bose. CNBC reporters were the first to tell about the complaint from the American audio equipment industry giant.