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Although in December it was reported that Samsung had already began the production of the next-generation A9 processors for Apple, a couple of days a new rumor appeared on the Internet suggesting that Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) may actually become tech giant’s main chip supplier. According to what people familiar with the matter write, TSMC demonstrates higher production yield and that is the key factor that can possibly make Apple give most of the orders to produce A9 chips to Taiwanese manufacturer.
I have a piece good news for all the Japanese customers. Apple has recently confirmed that it will arrange its traditional annual “Lucky Bag” promotion on January 2nd at the retail stores across the country.
According to the official figures on the App Store usage published by the guys from Cupertino earlier this week, iOS 8 adoption rate has risen 1% over the period of time between December 8th and December 22nd and now is equal to 64%. Although the adoption rate rises not as fast as the adoption rate of iOS 7 last year, it grows steadily and that is the point.
Apple has earlier today released a new holiday-themed ad called “The Song”. In the short video, which is, by the way, available below, you may see a young girl, who decided to make a special present for the person she cares about.
Apple's market capitalization has recently hit another record-breaking point of $700 billion. This is a new milestone in the history of the company, which indicates that the stock value continues to grow making Apple one of the most successful, financially stable and richest firms of the entire world. Such a result has positive impact on Apple's status on the market as well as in the eyes of stock holders and rivals.
Looks like the concept of the smartwatch is much older than we all have thought. According to the video, which I managed to find on 9to5Mac this morning, back in 2001, IBM created a kind of smartwatch with small black-and-white display with touch input and something very similar to Apple's Digital Crown. The video is available below, so take a look and tell me what you think.
Walmart, one of the largest U.S. retailers, has refused to support Apple Pay. According to what the reliable sources from Re/code claim, the reason for the refusal is high credit card transaction fee. This reason for refusal is closely connected with another one. You see, Walmart belongs to a consortium of the most influential retailers called Merchant Customer Exchange (MCX); its members plan to create their own mobile payments system called CurrentC. This system is expected to boast of lower transaction fees; its launch may take place as soon as early 2015.
Microsoft earlier today released a new ad, where it compared the Lenovo Yoga 3 convertible laptop with Apple's MacBook Air. The commercial is entitled "Let's Dance" and it offers us a closer side-by-side look at both devices. If you have time and mood, you may watch the short video below.
According to the latest reports from a wide number of iPhone 6 Plus users that can be found on Apple's Support Communities forum, the recently-released handset is quite glitchy. People claim that quite often the 5.5-inch smartphone crashes or reboots unexpectedly. As to the reason of such system crashes, it remains unknown. Many things point to the bug in the program code of iOS 8, however, it is unclear why only the larger iPhones are affected by this bug. Some experts believe something is wrong with the hardware. In any case, the guys from Cupertino are already aware of the problem and currently working on an effective solution.
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 report from reliable sources, iOS 8 users are currently complaining about problems with Wi-Fi and battery life of the devices running the latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system. In particular, a number of iPad Air, iPad mini with Retina display and iPhone 5s owners as well as those who have recently purchased the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus complain that they experience difficulties in connecting to Wi-Fi network. Moreover, the battery of the devices running iOS 8 drains incredibly quickly.
Following the release and record-breaking first weekend sales, AnandTech experts took both iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus for testing and benchmarked them. Moreover, the newly-released handsets were compared to the iPhone 5s and a number of rival handsets including the HTC One (E8), Motorola Moto X, Samsung Galaxy S5, Google Nexus 5 and some others. If you one of those people, who like Apple and its products, you will be pleased with the results of the benchmarks.
According to the reports from several different sources, Apple has begun shipping the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus units to customers. People who ordered one of the new handsets claim that the shipping estimates point to the arrival of the long-anticipated gadgets on September 19th. As you probably know, this is the date, when the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch smartphones are expected to hit the store shelves.
As noted in the latest report from TechCrunch journalists, Apple has recently begun shipping its new iPhones from the manufacturing facilities to the retail and wholesale partners. The amount of handsets is so great that these shipments even cause delays for other manufacturers of smartphones and tablets.
According to what people familiar with the matter write, Apple's long-anticipated iWatch won't be released until 2015 as it is currently in the engineering verification testing (EVT) stage. Before entering the mass-production stage, it has to go through the production verification testing (PVT) and this requires time.