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iFixit team has recently performed a teardown of the new full-size iPad Air 2. This teardown showed that Apple’s next-generation tablet indeed boasts of a faster processor, 2GB of RAM and a number of other improvements. However, according to what the experts say, the new device has become less repairable; that is why the iPad Air 2 Repairability Score is only 2 out of 10.
As you probably know, Apple has recently launched its long-anticipated payments service Apple Pay. According to the latest reports from reliable sources, there is a glitch in one of the networks that work with Apple’s new system, which makes the Bank of America customers pay twice for each product they purchase. The good news is that both Bank of America and Apple are aware of the problem and currently working on the solution. All the money the customers have lost so far will be soon refunded.
Developer Hamza Sood has found new Apple Pay setup screens hidden in iOS 8.1. Apple seeded the second beta of iOS 8.1 to developers today. The update is expected to bring support for Apple Pay; however, support for the feature is still unavailable, even to developers.
Sood managed to unearth the setup screens in the Passbook app and the initial iOS 8.1 setup process.
Apple Pay setup screen in an internal Passbook
According to the latest reports from people familiar with the matter, the mass production of the Apple Watch may begin in January. Such a rumor has been spotted on a Taiwanese website AppleDaily.
Looks like the guys from Cupertino can’t or don’t want to get rid of the dependence on their main market rival, which is Samsung. According to the latest report from DigiTimes, the South Korean manufacturer will supply Apple with 9.7-inch and 12.9-inch panels for the upcoming iPad models. First shipments will be sent to Apple at the end of this year, so looks like the appropriate deal between tech giants has already been signed.
It’s Sunday today, that is why I have prepared a short list of the most popular and the most interesting posts of the past seven days for you. If you have time and desire, you may take a look.
According to the latest reports from people familiar with the matter, Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have nearly reached the final regulatory approval of the Chinese authorities, which means that the handsets may soon go on sale in China. The purported launch date is October 10th.
According to the latest rumors, Apple is currently working on iOS 8.0.1, which will bring fixes for such features as Phone, Keyboard, Safari, Sharing and VPN on the iPhone and iPad. Whether there will be any fixes for Wi-FI and battery life issues discovered a couple of days ago is still a question without an answer. Nevertheless, we know that the update for iOS 8 is in the works and will be released very soon.
According to the latest report from Re/code, the guys from Cupertino are planning to launch their revamped streaming music service with a new branding next year. To be more precise, this will happen during the 2015 Grammy Awards in February. Looks like Apple won’t shut or rename the recently-acquired Beats Music service until that time. A piece of good news for all Beats fans, right?
Though Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company is the main supplier of the advanced 20-nanometer A8 chips used in the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, Samsung reportedly continues to produce about 40% of high-end processors. As revealed by IHS, the manufacturing cost of the new SoC is $20, which is $3 more than the manufacturing cost of the A7 processor.
Apple on Monday announced that the sales of its 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus in the opening weekend topped ten million units. That is a new record for the guys from Cupertino. Apple managed to break the last year’s record of nine million iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c units sold during the first three days. What an impressive result!
Immediately after the start of sales of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in several countries, first drop and crash tests began to appear on the Internet. The bad news is that both handsets are not doing well in these ultimate durability tests. While they somehow manage to remain intact when dropped on the side and back, they have no chances when dropped on the face. The smaller iPhone seems to demonstrate slightly better results, but in general, both handsets can’t be called the strongest devices on the market. Take a look at the video and you will understand what I mean.
It is Sunday today, so it's time for me to tell you about the most interesting posts of the past seven days. Let's take a look at them.
On Wednesday, September 17th Apple is expected to release iOS 8. This means that there only several hours left for those who need to restore their jailbroken iPhones to iOS 7.1.2 without losing jailbreak. After iOS 8 is released, the guys from Cupertino will no longer be signing iOS 7.1.2. In this case, if a user tries to restore the device using iTunes, he will be forced to update to iOS 8.
According to the laest reports from people familiar wiith the matter, Apple may be currently planning to launch a new 27-inch iMac with 5K Retina display as soon as this fall. Such a rumor has been shared by WitsView researchers, who cite Apple supply chain insiders. Whether we can believe today's piece of news is still a question without an answer.