News tagged ‘rumors’
A person who was allegedly controlling the development of Apple’s widely-rumored electric car codenamed “Titan”, the Vice President of Product Design Steve Zadesky, is reportedly leaving the company after sixteen years in Cupertino. Such a rumor has been recently shared by usually-reliable Wall Street Journal reporters. The reason for leaving such a successful company as Apple is reportedly connected with his personal choice, rather than with the results Zadesky demonstrated while working for the tech giant.
Japan Display has recently confirmed that it will start the production of OLED panels in 2018. Even though the manufacturer haven’t disclosed any additional details about the client requiring these new panels, it is almost clear that it is Apple that will be using new OLED displays in the iPhones starting in 2018. Looks like now Japan Display has officially become the rival of LG Display and Samsung who also compete to supply Apple with new OLED displays.
According to the latest report from MyDrivers, the long-awaited 4-inch iPhone will be called the iPhone 5SE and in terms of design will resemble the iPhone 5S, a device, which was released in 2013. The report contradicts other reports from reliable sources claiming the smaller iPhone will look like the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s. Nevertheless, since Apple hasn’t unveiled the phone yet, we should pay attention to every single rumor about the upcoming device.
It is no secret that Apple’s long-term market rival, Google, pays the company to remain one of the default search engines on iOS devices like iPhones, iPads and iPod touch units. Up until now, the exact sum paid by the search giant annually have been unknown to public. Thanks to the details of Oracle's recent copyright lawsuit against Google, which were obtained by reliable Bloomberg reporters, we now know that in 2014, the sum spent by Google to remain one of the default search engines on Apple’s portable devices accounted for impressive $1 billion. By the way, this figure goes in line with the one shared by reliable insiders back in 2012, so I guess we can believe the recent report.
A new video showing something similar to the widely-rumored 4-inch iPhone 6c has been recently published to YouTube by M.I.C. Gadget reporters. The video has been reportedly recorded by one of the Foxconn workers, so it is very likely that we see a real iPhone that may be released at a separate media event scheduled for March.
Even though Apple hasn’t yet officially announced the dates for the 2016 Worldwide Developers Conference, it’s most likely that it will take place between June 13th and June 17th. These dates still remain available for booking at the Moscone Center, San Francisco, California, a place Apple uses to hold its annual conference for developers. All other dates are already booked for other events not connected with Apple or its partners.
Two interesting benchmark results were spotted on Geekbench 3 on January 14th. These results demonstrate the performance level of the upcoming 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro with a new Skylake processor inside. However, it is not entirely clear whether we indeed deal with the results of the yet unannounced MacBook Pro or an unknown device known as Hackintosh. In case you don’t know, Hackintosh is a non-Apple computer with OS X on board.
Contrary to the most recent rumors, Matthew Panzarino of TechCrunch believes that Apple won’t announce the second generation of the Apple Watch in March. Instead of the updated wearable device, the reporter believes Apple will launch either the 4-inch iPhone 6c, or the updated Mac lineup.
According to the latest report from people familiar with the matter, Samsung is planning to invest up to $7.47 billion in manufacturing facilities and equipment required to supply Apple with flexible OLED panels for future iPhones. The deal with the Cupertino-based tech giant is nearly signed, so looks like soon Samsung will become Apple’s main component supplier.
According to a sketchy report from Asian insiders, Apple supplier Quanta will start the trial production of the Apple Watch 2 at the end of January. The start of trial production in January may mean that the announcement and the release of the wearable device will take place early in spring. Alongside Quanta, such companies as Foxconn, Wistron and Inventec may obtain rights to manufacture the second-generation Apple Watch.
Looks like Apple has finally added a really useful feature to its mobile operating system. After the release of iOS 9, many users have begun complaining about the uncontrolled usage of cellular data because of Wi-Fi Assist. iOS 9.3, which is currently a beta, features one tiny tweak that makes it easy to understand exactly how much cellular data the device has used over a certain period of time. Now it is possible to monitor the Wi-Fi Assist activity and be aware of the cellular data usage to prevent additional charges from carrier.
Below you can take a look at the screenshot showing the newly-added feature.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has recently called Apple’s electric car project an "open secret". The reason for making such statement about the Cupertino-based tech giant is connected with the number of specialists the company has hired over the last couple of months. In 2015, Apple offered job to hundreds or even thousands engineers, including former Tesla workers, so it’s rather difficult to disagree with Elon Musk.
A well-known investment firm Piper Jaffray has recently lowered the expectations for iPhone shipments in the current quarter. In particular, the firm analyst Gene Munster believes that instead of an earlier figure of 62.5 million iPhone units, Apple will sell 55 million iPhones this quarter. Moreover, the estimates for the next quarter are also a bit different. Apple is expected to sell 45 million iPhone units by June, not 48.5 million it was expected to sell previously.
According to the latest report from Financial Times, Apple Music now has more than 10 million active subscribers. This number includes users of all popular platforms, including iOS, Mac, PC, Android and Apple TV. Such result allowed Apple’s streaming music service to become the second largest in the world. The leader of the market is Spotify with 75 million active users and more than 20 million paying subscribers.
It is Sunday today, which means it’s high time I told you about the most interesting posts of the last seven days. Let’s not waste our time and take a look at the articles worth your attention right now.