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According to the latest report from Bloomberg, the production of Apple's next-generation iPads will start literally within few days. The suppliers are reportedly gearing up to begin assembling the 9.7-inch iPad Air 2 and the 7.9-inch iPad mini with Retina display. Today's news about the start of manufacture of the tablets go in line with the previous rumors.
It is Sunday today, that is why I have come up with a list of the most interesting posts of the past seven days. You may take a look at it below.
As you probably know, Apple’s iPhone 6 will feature a new A8 processor manufactured by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company. According to what the Wall Street Journal reporters write, Apple’s collaboration with TSMC is hurting Apple’s main market rival Samsung, which used to produce processors for the previous generations of the iPhone and iPad.
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 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.
Looks like Beats Electronics wasn’t the only music-related company the guys from Cupertino planned to purchase this year. According to the latest report from Re/code, Apple is currently considering the possibility of buying the firm behind the music streaming application called Swell Radio. The price of acquisition is $30 million.
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.
Looks like soon the smartphone unlocking will be made legal again and that's a piece of good news for the customers in the USA and worldwide. It seems as if soon it will be absolutely legal to unlock iPhones and other smartphones purchased in the United States.
Apple has recently announced its financial results of the third quarter of fiscal 2014, which ended on June 28th. According to the figures shared by the guys from Cupertino, the company’s revenue over the last months is $37.4 billion. As to the net profit, it is $7.7 billion. These results prove that the third quarter of 2014 has become more successful than the year-ago quarter. Well, I don’t think this is something that surprises you.
According to the latest reports from Asian sources, Apple’s next-generation iPad mini Air will be 30% thinner than the current model. It should be noted, however, that such a rumor has been first spotted in the Taiwan's United Daily News newspaper, so I suggest that you should take it with a few pinches of salt.
The guys from Cupertino may be forced to postpone the release of their long-anticipated 12-inch MacBook due to the Broadwell delays caused by Intel. Well, at least this is what Taiwan’s Economic Daily News reporters write. They claim that the laptop will hit the store shelves no sooner than at the very end of 2014 or even in 2015.
As noted by Asian insiders, the mass-production of the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 will start next week. Moreover, the same sources claim that Foxconn will start assembling the 5.5-inch handset as soon as August, which indicates that there are still some chances that the smartphone will hit the store shelves this fall and not in the first quarter of 2015, as it was reported earlier.
According to the latest rumors and images posted to Twitter earlier today, the construction of Apple’s new Spaceship campus continues at an incredible speed. In fact, as can be seen on the photo below, the perimeter walls of the massive circular building are nearly ready. This indicates that the workers have began working much faster.
Earlier this year I told you that the guys from Cupertino were working on a new iPad model called iPad Pro. Looks like the development of the 12.9-inch tablet is currently on its most active stage as new rumors suggest that the device will be released in the fourth quarter of 2014.
Earlier this week I told you that Foxconn executives are planning to replace several thousands of workers with robots. Looks like I was mistaken as according to a new report from Asia, Foxconn’s so-called Foxbots will only assist assembly line workers. While this is a massive step forward, it is still too early to talk about the fundamental changes in the iPhone manufacturing process.