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Apple has seeded the second beta of iOS 10.3 and macOS Sierra 10.12.4 to developers. The updates contain a number of stability, security, and performance improvements for compatible devices.
According to the latest report from The Verifier, iOS 11 will bring a number of new social features to the operating system. One of such features is the ability to add up to 5 participants to FaceTime video calls. Apple may announce the feature later this year at its annual WWDC conference along with other improvements and enhancements for iOS.
Apple has released a supplemental security update for OS X El Capitan. The update addresses a kernel issue that may make the computer running this version of the operating system unresponsive or slow. If you still haven’t upgraded to macOS Sierra 10.12, it is recommended that you update your computer now.
According to the latest report shared by Kantar Worldpanel, Apple’s iPhone captured 31.3% of the US smartphone market in the quarter ending before holidays. Android share is falling as the vendors are selling less smartphone with this operating system on board. In 2015, Android’s share was 60.4% and now it’s 55.3%. iOS is slowly but steadily luring new customers and Android is losing them.
Along with seeding the first iOS 10.2 beta to developers, Apple on Wednesday released the initial pre-release version of macOS Sierra 10.12.3. The build number of the latest beta is 16D12b. According to Apple, it contains minor fixes and enhancements.
Apple has released the first beta of iOS 10.2.1 to developers for testing. The update contains minor security, stability, and performance improvements. So far, no new features of design tweaks have been found, but that’s normal for the initial beta. iOS 10.2.1 has a build number 14D10.
Apple has released macOS Sierra 10.12.2 to users worldwide. The update contains a number of important bug fixes for those users who own a 13-inch or 15-inch MacBook Pro. Apart from that, there are some general performance, stability, and security enhancements that make the latest software version an update worth installing for the users of all compatible Mac computers.
Apple has reportedly shifted the orders for the production of the MacBook Pro Touch Bar to the Taiwanese supplier Wistron. The reason for changing the supplier in the middle of production is connected with the inability of the previous partner, an unknown firm from Singapore, to meet the demand. The report comes from the reliable Chinese newspaper Economic Daily News.
Apple released iOS 10.1 with new Portrait camera mode for the iPhone 7 Plus, transit directions for Japan, and a wide number of bug fixes and stability improvements for Messages, Maps, Apple Watch, and other areas of the operating system.
According to the latest report from a research firm Fiksu, iOS 10 adoption rate has reached impressive 66.7% less than a month after public release. Strong initial demand for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus as well as the compatibility of the operating system with older devices like the iPhone 5 are among the factors that contributed to such fast adoption. As to the main reasons for people to upgrade, they include new design and many new features.
According to the latest report from reliable insiders, Apple has made macOS Sierra an automatic download. What this means is that the new operating system will be downloaded in the background if you have enabled automatic update downloads on your compatible Mac computer.
According to the latest report shared by Techtastic, Apple has added the support for ARM processors to macOS Sierra 10.12. The operating system supports new ARM HURRICANE chip family, which indicates that the company may have plans to release a new lower-end laptop with an ARM processor. One of the possible candidates is the next-generation 12-inch MacBook. However, it is too early to talk about the development and release of the new product.
According to the latest report from a research firm Mixpanel, the iOS 10 adoption rate has reached 48.16%. Even though the latest firmware version has overtaken iOS 9 as the operating system installed on most active devices, 47.79% of users still utilize the previous version on their devices.
A new security flaw in iOS 10 has been recently found by a firm called Elcomsoft. According to the researchers, the flaw makes it easier to access encrypted iOS 10 backups made using iTunes as the backup process ignores some security checks that were present in iOS 9 and older versions of Apple’s operating system.
As you know, earlier this month, Apple unveiled a new lineup of its smartwatch called the Apple Watch. Below you can watch an unboxing video shot by Appleinsider showing the premium ceramic Apple Watch Edition in beautiful white color.
The Apple Watch Series 2 smartwatches are equipped with powerful dual-core S2 chip, GPS, better display and a number of other improvement. They are water-resistant and use watchOS 3 as an operating system.
What do you think about the short unboxing video? Do you think the Apple Watch Series 2 is a huge improvement over the first-generation? Leave your comments below.