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According to the latest report from ETNews, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has become a sole manufacturer of the processor for the upcoming iPhone 7 that is expected to be released this fall. The company will reportedly be using the 10-nanometer manufacturing process and this has become the main reason for Apple to choose the Taiwanese manufacturer, not Samsung.
It is Sunday today, which means it’s high time I told you about the most interesting posts of the last seven days. Most of the articles this week deal with Apple’s upcoming media event scheduled for March 15th as well as with the 4-inch iPhone 5SE, iPad Air 3 and the updated Apple Watch that are expected to be unveiled at this event. There are also several posts connected with the iPhone 7 and its tech specs as well as with the untethered jailbreak of iOS 9.2.1 and iOS 9.3 Beta.
Contrary to the latest rumors suggesting that the long-awaited 4-inch iPhone 5SE will come in three colors, namely, in Silver, Space Gray, and Pink, a new report from 9to5Mac reporters indicates that the handset will be released in Silver, Space Gray, Gold, and Rose Gold colors. These colors will match the look of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s lineup, so looks like the information is trustworthy.
Apple has recently launched a new repair program aimed at fixing the issues with graphics cards on some late-2013 Mac Pro models manufactured between February 8th, 2015 and April 11th, 2015. According to reliable sources, the defective graphics cards can cause various problems including distorted video, freezes, restarts, system instability and more. It is very unlikely that the company will announce the repair program publicly, however, it may contact its customers directly via email.
According to the latest report based on the data from a research firm Mixpanel, about 32% of current iPhone users still have handsets with 4-inch screens. This means that three 4-inch iPhone model, namely, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s are still very popular devices.
According to the latest report from people familiar with the matter, the long-awaited iPhone 7 will feature a new design. MacRumors reporters, who cite reliable insiders, claim that the handset will get two noticeable differences. While the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s both have a protruding rear camera, the next generation handset will likely get a flush one. This will be a usual camera, not the dual one, sources add. However, chances are, the larger iPhone 7 Plus will get a dual-lens camera. The second major difference in design is the absence of traditional antenna bands across the rear panel.
As noted by several reliable news websites, the media event dedicated to the new 4-inch iPhone 5SE, iPad Air 3 and the updated Apple Watch will take place on March 15th. This date may change, sources believe, as Apple hasn’t yet confirmed the schedule for the upcoming event.
According to the latest report from Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster, in March Apple may release an ‘S’ version of the Apple Watch that would feature a better processor and battery. In terms of design, the wearable device will remain similar to the current model, the expert believes.
Apple is no longer the most valuable company in the world. According to the data shared by CNN, Google, or, to be more precise, Alphabet, has quietly surpassed the Cupertino-based tech giant and became the most expensive company. Apple shares now have a market valuation of about $532.7 billion, while those of Google have a valuation of about $533.4 billion.
As it was already reported, Apple may launch the iPad Air 3 in March. The device will likely feature a faster processor, 4GB of RAM, LED flash on the back panel as well as four speakers at the top and bottom. Several images showing something similar to the case for the upcoming gadget confirm the rumors about four integrated speakers and rear facing LED flash. The leaked photos first published by usually-reliable French website Nowhereelse.fr are available below, take a look.
Apple Thinking About Creation of Exclusive Content for iTunes and Upcoming Streaming TV Service Users
Apple may be thinking about the development of TV shows exclusively for iTunes. According to Ronald Grover, a reliable expert in the media and entertainment industry, the company representatives have recently met with TV producers and several Hollywood studios to talk about possible partnership aimed at the creation of exclusive content for iTunes and the long-awaited streaming TV service.
According to the latest rumors, Apple has a secret team working on a virtual reality headset. The team is reportedly engaged in research and development of virtual reality technologies and devices and accounts for hundreds of members, Financial Times reporters believe.
According to the latest report from reliable reporters, Apple will start the production of updated 12-inch and 13.3-inch MacBook models either at the end of the first, or in the second calendar quarter of 2016. As to the 15-inch MacBook lineup, it will go into production in the third quarter of this year, sources claim. Unfortunately, the tech specs of the upcoming laptops remain unknown. All we know is that the devices should be equipped with new Skylake processors and possibly Thunderbolt 3 with USB-C.
As noted by usually-reliable KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus may feature a dual-lens camera developed most likely by LinX, a small firm from Israel purchased by Apple last year. The 4.7-inch model, however, won’t get an improved camera system, the analyst believes. I must admit, this is quite a risky step that may impact the sales of the smaller model.
It is Sunday today, which means I should tell you about the most interesting posts of the last couple of days. Most of the articles this week deal with new versions of Apple’s iOS and OS X El Capitan, rumors about the upcoming 4-inch iPhone called presumably the iPhone 6c or the iPhone 5SE as well as with the new Apple TV commercial. There’re also some other posts worth your attention, so I guess taking a look at these posts is a good idea.