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The Rockstar Consortium, which includes such tech giants as Apple, Microsoft, BlackBerry, Ericsson and Sony, has recently sold its portfolio of smartphone-related patents to a firm from San Francisco called RPX Corp. This may mean that the end of the patent war between the guys from Cupertino and their rivals is near. As noted in the latest press release published by RPX Corp, the company plans to licence the aforementioned patents to Google, Cisco Systems and a number of other high-profile vendors.
A new iPad tweak has been recently released by a developer named Adam Bell. This tweak is called Ignition and this is a piece of software that brings the functionality of Apple’s CarPlay to the iPad. The tweak will be useful for those people who want to test CarPlay feature directly on their tablet. Well, to be honest, although the developer says that Ignition does not work with iPhones, the tweak is also compatible with the iPhone 6 Plus, so if you really want to see how CarPlay works, you may install this tweak.
According to the latest reports from people familiar with the matter, Apple has become top smartphone vendor in Taiwan in November. The guys from Cupertino managed to beat other vendors, which included HTC, Samsung, Sony and ZenFone in terms of not only sales volume, but also in terms of sales value. In the first case, the market share of Apple’s devices was 26.4% and in the second case it was even higher and accounted for 48.9%.
I have a piece of news for Russian customers: local Apple Online Store is currently back after being inactive for a couple of days due to noticeable currency exchange variations in the country. Apple has decided to shut down the website to adjust prices for its gadgets and accessories. As a result, the worth of hardware in the store is currently 35% higher than a week ago. Well, I must admit that the increase in prices is quite noticeable.
According to what Dutch website iCulture and French Apple-related news portal iGen.fr write, the guys from Cupertino have recently updated their maps and added a Flyover feature to several new locations in Europe. Now the users of both iOS and Mac OS X can take advantage of using Flyover mode in such cities as Rotterdam in the Netherlands, Malmö in Sweden, Strasbourg and Dijon in France and Turin in Italy. Not bad, I must admit.
According to the latest statistics from Google, Apple’s iPhone 6 has topped the rating of the most popular and trending tech searches of 2014. Moreover, the long-anticipated Apple Watch has managed to get the eighth spot and the iPad Air - the tenth place of the same rating published by the search giant.
Apple has recently added PayPal as a new payment option on its official online store in the USA and the UK. Earlier, one of the world's most popular payments services was available only on the App Store, but now you can use it to pay for real goods, such as iPhones, iPads, accessories etc. from Apple's retail store.
According to the latest report from Korea's ET News, Samsung has already begun the production of the next-generation A9 chips for Apple’s 2015 devices. As noted by people familiar with the matter, the manufacturing process is currently on its active phase at Samsung’s Austin, Texas plant.
As you probably know, Apple's long-anticipated smartwatch is expected to hit the store shelves in the first quarter of the next year. Today a new rumor appeared online that proves this launch date. As noted by the Taiwanese insiders, the mass production of the device is expected to start in January.
According to the latest announcement made by Apple, the company will start selling LTE versions of its new iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 in China later this week. Earlier, as you might have guessed, only the Wi-Fi-capable tablets were available for Asian customers.
As you probably know, Apple on Tuesday released iOS 8.1.2, which contained a fix for the issue causing the ringtones purchased on the iTunes Store to disappear from your device. Immediately after the release, users began to wonder if the latest version of the mobile operating system was jailbreakable.
As it turned out, the guys from Cupertino haven’t patched the vulnerability, which was used to hack the previous versions of iOS using TaiG jailbreak. That is why less than in a day after the release of iOS 8.1.2, the hackers released an updated tool for untethered jailbreak of the latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system called TaiG 1.2.0. And that is surely a piece of good news for all those, who use jailbroken iPhones and iPads.
It is Sunday today, that is why I would like to tell you about the most interesting posts of the past seven days. Are you ready to read my short roundup? If the answer is positive, let’s not waste time and begin.
According to the recent rumor shared by Asian sources, the guys from Cupertino are currently planning to add a new model to the existing iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus lineup. This model will reportedly get a 4-inch display. As to the release, it may take place as soon as next year.
Apple TV set-top box has reportedly begun losing ground as its main rivals, namely, Roku and Chromecast, have become much stronger. According to what was shared by a marketing research firm Parks Associates, Roku streaming media players currently occupy the first place on the U.S. market, Google’s Chromecast sticks stand on the second one and Apple TV boxes are down one position on the third spot.
It is Sunday today, so you're probably waiting for our traditional roundup of the most interesting posts of the past seven days. Let's take a look at them right now.