News tagged ‘rumors’
It is Sunday today, which means it’s high time I told you about the most interesting posts of the last seven days. As you know, the guys from Cupertino are currently gearing up for the release of the iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus and iPad mini 4. That is why there’re so many articles this week that deal with the rumors about the next-generation iPhone and iPad or leaked parts for the upcoming devices. There’re also some posts that tell us about Apple’s newly-released iOS 8.4.1 with Apple Music improvements and patches for the vulnerabilities used for Taig jailbreak as well as about OS X Yosemite 10.10.5 with security enhancements.
According to the latest data accidentally shared by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the guys from Cupertino are planning to release the updated versions of Bluetooth Magic Mouse and Wireless Keyboard later this year. Unfortunately, there’s no information about the design of the new accessories.
According to the latest report from people familiar with the matter, Apple won’t release the iPad Air 3 this year. DigiTimes reporters claim that Apple has decided to focus on the development of the smaller iPad mini 4. In case you don’t know, this tablet is expected to get a thinner body as well as several hardware improvements. The next-generation iPad mini will have iOS 9 on board and support all the features of the new mobile operating system. Apple suppliers have reportedly started the production of the components for the upcoming device, which may be officially announced alongside new iPhones on September 9th.
Several weeks after the release of Windows 10, Apple has updated Boot Camp with the support of this operating system. Although the updated Boot Camp 6 is not yet available for public, several MacRumors readers have noticed that the update can be downloaded from Windows partitions in Boot Camp.
Apple has recently begun contacting some Apple TV customers via email in order to inform them about a faulty part inside of their set-top boxes. The guys from Cupertino offer a free replacement for all the faulty units owners. Apple representatives contacting people don’t specify what part is defective. Apart from that, the company hasn’t announced the problem publicly, so looks like only a small batch of Apple TV units is equipped with a faulty part. If you have recently purchased a new Apple TV, check your mailbox for the letter from Apple.
According to the results of the research conducted by a firm called Fiksu, we’ll see two new iPhones this fall. To be honest, I’m a bit confused with this piece of news as earlier today a well-known expert claimed that the guys from Cupertino were planning to release three handsets on September 9th, namely, the iPhone 6s, the iPhone 6s Plus and the iPhone 6c with a smaller 4-inch display.
Despite the rumors and reports from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo and a number of other reliable experts claiming Apple won’t release a smaller 4-inch iPhone called presumably the iPhone 6c, it appears that Apple has changed its plans. What this means is that on September 9th, aside from the long-awaited iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus featuring massive 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch displays and a number of other hardware and software improvements, we’ll see a smaller handset.
According to the latest rumors shared by people familiar with the matter, even though the next-generation iPhone will boast of a more efficient processor, 12-megapixel camera, updated NFC and LTE chips, 2GB or RAM, and a number of other noticeable improvements, its market share may see zero or negative growth in the fourth quarter of this year. Latest estimates from KGI prove that Apple may sell between 65 million and 75 million iPhone units in Q4 2015. As to the reason for such relatively weak sales, it may be connected with problems in the Chinese economy as well as with the limited usage of the widely-rumored Force Touch display.
As I have already told you, the release of the next-generation iPhone and a number of other gadgets is expected to take place this fall. According to usually reliable BuzzFeed reporter John Paczkowski, the guys from Cupertino will show us the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus at a media event on September 9th. Paczkowski notes that Apple may also unveil the next-generation iPad and a brand new Apple TV with a faster A8 processor, its own App Store and other improvements at the same event. If to speak about the larger 12.9-inch iPad, it will be officially announced later, possibly in October or November.
A photo showing something similar to the battery for the upcoming iPhone 6s has recently appeared on the Internet. The image has been first spotted and shared by French reporters from Nowhereelse.fr, so I think we can believe what we see.
Although the battery contains all the usual references to Apple’s battery supplier, its capacity leaves much to be desired. As can be seen on the image below, the leaked part has a capacity of only 1715 mAh, which indicates that it may have been manufactured for the smaller 4-inch iPhone. In case you don’t know, the guys from Cupertino have reportedly decided to put off the release of a smaller handset until the next year.
According to the latest report from usually-reliable KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple is planning to release several brand new iMac models with better displays and more efficient processors this quarter. It is currently unknown whether the guys from Cupertino will refresh the entire lineup of iMacs, or only release an updated 21.5-inch or 27-inch Retina iMac.
As you already know, the suppliers have recently started the mass production of Force Touch units for the long-anticipated iPhone 6s. Today, a number of images appeared on the Internet that reportedly show these components. The photos have been shared by GeekBar via Chinese social network Weibo. You can take a look at the leaked Force Touch modules below.
According to the latest report from a research firm IDC, the global tablet market continues to decline. Apple, however, remains the largest and the most successful tablet vendor with the market share of 24.5% and 10.9 million iPad units sold to customers worldwide in the second quarter of 2015. In the second quarter of 2014, Apple’s market share was equal to 27.7% and the number of tablets shipped accounted for 13.3 million units.
According to the latest report from a research firm called Wristly, the Apple Watch has motivated a wide number of early purchasers to start going in for sports and lead a much healthier lifestyle. As shown in the chart below, 75% of the smartwatch buyers have started standing more, 67% have started walking more and 57% have started exercising more with the Apple Watch on their wrist. In general, most of the customers indicated that the device encouraged them to be more physically active and in such a way changed their daily routine. The survey was conducted among 1000 early Apple Watch buyers, that is why the results can be called objective.
According to the latest rumors shared by industry sources citing Apple, over the last four weeks, more than 10 million users have subscribed for the long-awaited Beats-based streaming music service called Apple Music. 10 million in just one month is a great result, however, keeping in mind that the new service has been launched in about 100 countries simultaneously, the number of active subscribers could have been even bigger.