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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.
According to the latest reports from reliable sources, Chinese low-cost smartphone vendor called Digione accused Apple of violating its patent. The Asian manufacturer claims the design of Apple’s latest iPhone 6 was copied from firm’s 5.5-inch handset with 8-core MediaTek CPU, Android OS on board and a price tag of 799 yuan. The iPhone 6, by the way, has a price tag of 5288 yuan.
According to the latest report from China Economic Weekly, Foxconn, one of Apple's largest suppliers, is currently gearing up to start the production of sapphire for next generations of company's mobile devices. Asian tech giant has reportedly got the final approval for building a large sapphire display manufacturing facility in Zhengzhou, China. The plant will be situated close to the facility, where the iPhone 6 units are currently assembled.
According to the latest reports from supply chain insiders, Apple has recently decided to make Samsung one of its major hardware suppliers. I'm now talking not only about the chips for next generations of iPhones and iPads. As noted by BusinessKorea, the guys from Cupertino plan to use Samsung as a primary components manufacturer for the long-anticipated Apple Watch as well. This indicates that Apple will soon once again become extremely dependent on its market rival from South Korea.
As you've probably heard, Sony Pictures has recently refused to film Aaron Sorkin's long-anticipated movie about Apple co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs. Don't begin to panic as it doesn't mean the work on the biopic has stopped. According to The Wrap, after about a week after Sony's sudden decision, another well-known company, namely, Universal Studios agreed to pick up the movie. Moreover, as noted by the same insiders, Michael Fassbender has been also approved to star as Jobs.
According to the latest report from a research firm called International Data Corporation (IDC), world's tablet market is expected to see a noticeable decline this year. In particular, the experts claim the year-over-year growth will be equal to only 7.2%, down from 52.5% in the last year. In general, world's tablet sales in 2014 will account for 235.7 units shipped.
According to the results of the latest research conducted by a marketing firm called Fiksu, the release of both iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus caused a substantial increase in app downloads in October. As noted in the latest report prepared by company's analysts, the number of downloads managed to reach an enormous figure of 7.8 million per day among the top 200 free iOS apps. I must admit, it is a truly impressive result for Apple's virtual marketplace.
As you already know, Apple is an active member of the (Product) RED initiative, which raises money for fighting AIDS. Every year, the guys from Cupertino create a special (Product) RED lineup of devices and apps, sell them and give all the money they get to a special charity fund.
According to the latest report from Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities, Apple will sell as many as 71.5 million iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus units during the holiday quarter. The analyst believes that the 4.7-inch device will account for about 60% of sales. The larger 5.5-inch iPhone won't be as popular as the smaller one as the suppliers won't manage to catch up with the demand causing serious supply constraints.
According to the latest reports from people familiar with the matter, the A8 chip found inside of Apple's latest iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus is capable of playing 4K video. And that is rather strange, I must admit, as the aforementioned devices have a display resolution of "only" 1334 x 750 and 1920 x 1080 pixels respectively. The support of ultra high-definition video has been discovered by developers who created a popular Mac app called WALTR.
As you probably know, after the release of iOS 8 back in September, many iPhone 4S users began reporting various performance issues. On Monday, Apple released iOS 8.1.1, which, according to the release notes, was expected to improve performance on older devices, namely, the iPhone 4S and the iPad 2. As noted by the researchers from Ars Technica, the latest version of Apple's mobile operating system does improve the stability and performance of the older handsets and tablets, however, only slightly. Moreover, average users are very unlikely to notice these improvements as nearly all the build-in apps still work slower than that of iOS 7.
According to what people familiar with the matter say, Foxconn will invest $2.6 billion in the construction of the new plant capable of producing displays exclusively for Apple. The new factory will be reportedly build in Southern Taiwan by Foxconn-owned firm called Innolux. Company's executives decided to invest such a large sum of money into construction after the guys from Cupertino made a very "urgent" request.
Apple has changed usual free games and applications purchase buttons on the App Store. Earlier, all the software one could get without paying money was displayed with a "Free" button on top. Now those apps are available for download after pressing the new "Get" button. According to what many users report, the changes have been made both on the iOS version of the App Store and on the desktop one.
Good news for all the users of jailbroken iOS-devices, who don't want to lose their jailbreak after upgrading to iOS 8.1.1. iH8Sn0w and XanderKitteh have recently successfully jailbroken iOS 8.1.1 and posted the video of the process to YouTube. In a short video you may see an iPad running Cydia with untethered jailbreak.