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As you probably know, the Apple Watch uses a display manufactured by LG Display. According to the latest report from a research firm DisplaySearch, the orders for the display for Apple’s long-anticipated wearable device allowed LG Display to earn $186 in the first quarter of 2015. This sum makes about 90% of the overall smartwatch display market worth. If you are interested in more facts and numbers, LG Display accounted for 66.8% of the total component shipments with 8 million units shipped in the first months of this year.
One very interesting and funny video has recently appeared on the Internet. It shows us a strange man using a grinder to turn his Apple Watch into a device with a round clock face.
The video is available either below, or on the YouTube channel called PeripateticPandas. I recommend you to take a look at the clip right now. Just for fun.
As you probably know, Apple on Monday released the third iOS 8.4 beta with a brand new Music app and a number of important improvements and bug fixes to developers and the members of public testing program. Apart from the iOS beta, the guys from Cupertino have also seeded the third OS X Yosemite 10.10.4 beta with a bunch of stability enhancements and bug fixes to developers for testing. The release took place two weeks after the release OS X 10.10.4 Beta 2. The very first version of Yosemite 10.10.4 was released in April.
As you probably know, there are three versions of the long-awaited Apple’s wearable device, namely, the Apple Watch, the Apple Watch Sport and the Apple Watch Edition. These smartwatches are made of aluminum, stainless steel and 18-karat gold. The prices start from $350 for the entry-level aluminum model and end with incredible $15.000 for the high-end gold version of the gadget.
Not surprisingly, only several people have been spotted wearing the most expensive gold model of the Apple Watch. Kanye West is one of those people. The reporters saw him wearing the gold Edition with a gold Link Bracelet during the Chicago Bulls vs. Cleveland Cavaliers game. It is rather strange as many of the initial customers haven’t yet received their orders.
According to the latest report from ChipWorks, which was mentioned yesterday, the Apple Watch can boast of the processor manufactured using a 28-nanometer technology. And that is quite strange as most of the portable devices these days have more advanced chips inside. For example, the chip, which is currently used in the iPhone 6 is created using a 20-nanometer technology and the one, which is expected be added to the next-generation iPhone, is rumored to be produced using 14-nanometer building process.
Apple has earlier today launched a new iPad-dedicated microsite aimed at showing users how the tablet may change their lives and help in accomplishing various tasks. This site has several sections, namely, Cooking with iPad, Learning with iPad, Small Business with iPad, Traveling with iPad as well as Redecorating with iPad.
Apart from launching a new new website, the guys from Cupertino have also released a new iPad ad called Everything Changes with iPad. The commercial is available below and on Apple’s official YouTube channel, so you may take a look at it right now.
One of the things I like most about Apple is that it continues to support older versions of its software. OS X and Safari browser are perfect examples illustrating my words.
According to a support document released by the guys from Cupertino, the company has recently released Safari 8.0.6, Safari 7.1.6, and Safari 6.2.6 for OS X Yosemite 10.10.3, OS X Mavericks 10.9.5 and OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.5 with fixes for WebKit vulnerabilities found in the browser. These vulnerabilities are reportedly connected with WebKit, WebKit History and WebKit Page Loading. If you have any of the aforementioned versions of OS X installed on your Mac, it is recommended that you should update your browser as soon as possible. This will allow to protect your data and computer from Internet thieves.
Following the report about Apple’s problems with reaching agreement with music labels ahead of the debut of the widely-rumored Beats-based streaming music service, a new rumor appeared on the Internet suggesting that the service will be launched in a number of countries in late June. Moreover, alongside the revamped subscription-based music service, the guys from Cupertino will reportedly launch an updated version of iTunes Radio. The exact number of first-wave countries remains unknown, however, reliable insiders claim this will be a ‘long list’.
According to the latest report from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, the phablet market grew 21% in the first quarter of this year. What is interesting is that this growth is caused by the immense demand for Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus, which occupied as many as 44% of the market. Just for you to compare: last year, the phablet market growth accounted for only 6% in the first quarter. The main reason for people to choose a phablet is the size of its display. Apart from that, phablets are usually better in terms of performance and battery life.
As you probably know, the Apple Watch comes with a magnetic wireless charger. Users have to charge their wearable devices every night to make them work throughout the day. According to what one accessory manufacturer has recently told the reporters, there is a possibility to use the hidden 6-pin port on the smartwatch to charge it with the help of something called battery strap directly while wearing the gadget on the wrist. The manufacturer is reportedly working on a flexible battery in the form of the Apple Watch band and will announce it in the near future.
According to the latest industrial rendering, which appeared on the Internet on Friday, the long-awaited larger-screened iPad Pro may indeed get a 12.9-inch screen. As to the dimensions of the tablet, they might be as follows: 305.70mm x 222.60mm x 7.20mm. The most-recent rendering also proves the rumors about four speakers located at the top and the bottom of the device as well as the suggestions about Apple’s plans to leave the ports and buttons layout similar to the layout of the iPad Air 2.
Richard Ryan, known for his FullMag channel on YouTube, has recently posted three new videos showing some extraordinary ways of the Apple Watch destruction. Although we have already seen several crash tests and know that the long-anticipated smartwatch has a pretty durable body, the latest clips prove that the wearable device can be easily frozen in liquid nitrogen and smashed with a heavy hammer, blown up with the help of hydrogen and shot with a bullet.
As to the videos showing three Apple Watch units destroyed using the aforementioned methods, they are available below.
According the latest complaints from early Apple Watch customers, the Digital Crown on many devices seems to be a bit faulty. It is sometimes difficult to turn it. Well, yes, it works and that is the main point. That’s not a big disadvantage or inconvenience, however, if you purchase a brand new device, you always expect it to work perfectly well, right?
According to the latest report from IHS iSuppli, the estimated cost of the Apple Watch components is equal to $81.20 and $83.70. The smaller 38mm version is obviously cheaper than the 42mm model, however, this difference is almost inconspicuous. Especially if to take into account the retail prices of the wearable device, which start at $350 for the entry-level model and end with about $17.000 for the high-end Edition version made of 18-karat gold.
Below you may take a look at the chart showing the estimated cost of the Apple Watch components.
As you already know, Apple on Monday shared the information about its financial results in the second fiscal quarter of 2015. During the financial call, Apple CEO Tim Cook admitted that the supply of the Apple Watch was and still is too weak to catch up with the demand for the wearable device. He also said that the company and its suppliers are 'working hard' to produce enough smartwatch units for all those who have already pre-ordered or plan to purchase the gadget in the near future.