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Well, I know it’s not a piece of Apple-related news, but I’ve just found a video of kids reacting to the first-generation iPod. This video shows us how many things have changed over the last fifteen years in the computer and portable device industry.
According to the latest report from usually-reliable DigiTimes reporters, Apple partners, Samsung and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, have recently started the mass production of the A-series chips for the upcoming iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, which are expected to be officially released as soon as in September. In addition to the processors, TSMC will also supply Apple with fingerprint sensors and audio chips for the next-generation handsets, sources claim. The start of mass production of one of the most important iPhone component indicates that Apple plans to release new devices this fall, in accordance with the usual release schedule. It should be noted, however, that TSMC is currently not working at full capacity.
I’ve got some good news for those people who plan to jailbreak their devices running iOS 8.4, but who don’t have a Windows computer to use Taig tool. The PP team has recently released a brand new jailbreaking utility for OS X. Even though this tool is said to be based on the exploits stolen from Taig, currently, this is the only utility available for Mac users. The PP tool for jailbreak is capable of hacking the devices with iOS 8.1.3 - iOS 8.4 on board. It is available for download from
As to the detailed instructions on how to hack your device, they will be published later today. Stay tuned!
Apple has seeded the third iOS 9 beta to developers for testing. The release comes about two weeks after the release of the second beta and a month after the debut of iOS 9 at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference. The guys from Cupertino have added a wide number of bug fixes and new features to the update, making iOS 9 a thing worth waiting for.
Apple has just stopped signing iOS 8.3. This means that it is no longer possible to restore a device to this version of Apple’s mobile operating system. Moreover, it is now impossible to downgrade to iOS 8.3.
As you probably know, today the Apple Watch will become available for purchase in Italy, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland and Taiwan. As it turns out, the guys from Cupertino also plan to launch the smartwatch in the Netherlands, Sweden and Thailand in the near future. To be more precise, the sales in these countries will go live on July 17th. Users will get an opportunity to purchase the Apple Watch either on the Internet, or via company's official retail store. If you live in one of the aforementioned countries, you may soon become a lucky owner of the tiny gadget.
Apple CEO Tim Cook has recently confirmed that the main reason for the company to manufacture gold iPhones, MacBooks and Apple Watches is a strong demand for such devices in China. As you probably know, Chinese market is one of the most promising for Apple as the number of customers there grows rapidly each month. According to the latest report published by Bloomberg reporters, users from China generated 29% of Apple revenue in the quarter, which ended in March.
I have got some good news for all those people who have been waiting for the jailbreaking tool capable of hacking iOS 8.3. Taig team has just released such a tool and you can download it right now. It should be noted, however, that the jailbreak for iOS 8.3 is currently available only for Windows computers, so if you are using Mac and want to try the new utility, you have to find a PC or use Bootcamp.
According to the latest report from security researchers, Apple’s OS X and iOS have a vulnerability that allows hackers to steal passwords from all the applications installed on a device. The report comes from a reliable source, The Register, that is why I think we can believe it. This software bug affects not only those apps that are installed from the App Store or other sources, but even the native apps like Mail. What is interesting is that the vulnerability was first found in October 2014. This means that the guys from Cupertino either ignore or have difficulties in fixing the problem.
Apple has recently seeded the fourth iOS 8.4 beta to developers for testing. Probably because of the preparation for the Worldwide Developers Conference, the release came about four weeks after the release of the third iOS 8.4 beta and nearly two months after the release of the very first testing version of iOS 8.4. By the way, this beta is also available for the members of public beta testing program.
According to the latest report from Reuters reporters, Apple’s main partner, Foxconn, is currently planning to build a new factory in India, which will be responsible for assembling iPhones. The reason for such a decision is the increasing wage inflation in China. In the near future, Foxconn will start searching for a suitable location for the new factory, reporters claim. By 2020, Foxconn plans to build as many as 10-12 new manufacturing facilities and data centers in India. And that is quite an ambitious task that requires a lot of resources, I must admit.
Apple on Monday announced iOS 9 and made it available for developers. The new version of Apple’s mobile operating system is much faster and stable, moreover, it can boast of a number of new features. The list of these features is available below, you may take a look if you like.
According to the latest report shared by Bloomberg reporters, in the near future Apple may significantly improve its high-speed network used for making all of its services work lightning-fast. The guys from Cupertino are reportedly planning to replace the network equipment manufactured by third-party companies with its own and open several new data centers in USA, Ireland and Denmark. In fact, the tech giant will spend $3.9 billion on this task. Such step looks quite obvious now, when Apple launches its brand-new streaming music service called Apple Music.
According to the latest report from The Wall Street Journal, the guys from Cupertino will officially announce their brand new Beats-based streaming music service as soon as next week. This piece of news goes in line with previous reports from reliable insiders that suggested the new streaming music service will be unveiled at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference in June. In case you don't know, the conference kicks off next Monday.
A bug in iOS 8 has been discovered today, which affects the Messages app users. This bug allows to crash the Messages app or the iPhone using a special chain of Arabic characters and symbols. Immediately after a user receives an iMessage or an SMS with these symbols, the iPhone reboots. If the affected user opens the Messages app after the reboot, the app crashes and continues to crash each time the person attempts to open it.