News tagged ‘rumors’
Although the ultra-thin 12-inch MacBook, which was officially announced at Apple’s “Spring Forward” media event is yet to be released, earlier this week, first benchmarks showing the performance level of the new laptop appeared on the Internet. According to the result of the tests, in terms of CPU speed, the new MacBook can be compared to the 2011 MacBook Air. However, because of the noticeable improvements, this device will surely beat the old Air in terms of SSD speed and graphics performance.
Several days after the release of the first-third party Apple Watch apps on the App Store, the guys from Cupertino have announced that they are ready to accept all the other WatchKit-based application for approval. Apart from that, Apple has updated its WatchKit website with the information on how to make the development of the apps easier and how to optimize them for the App Store. Apple has also provided its developers with the guidelines on creating the best possible icon or description for a particular app.
Apple has recently expanded its trade-in program in United States, Canada and a number of European countries to include Android, BlackBerry and Windows Phone smartphones. What this means is that if you have a Sony, Samsung, LG, HTC, Nokia or BlackBerry device, you may change it for a discount that may be used when purchasing the iPhone. Moreover, from now on you can not only trade-in your older device directly in the Apple Store, you can mail it to Apple. As you may see, the guys from Cupertino do their best to make people get rid of their non-Apple smartphones and buy iPhones instead.
Several images showing something very similar to the mockup of the upcoming iPad Pro have been recently spotted on the Internet. While the origin of the leaked dummy remains unknown, most likely it was created by accessory manufacturers. The design of the mockup is based on the latest rumors and schematics, which can be found online.
As you probably know, the guys from Cupertino are expected to release the smaller 4-inch iPhone 6C model later this year. According to what can be seen on the leaked images, which were posted on the Internet by a Chinese firm called Future Supplier, the handset will look pretty similar to the existing iPhone 5C. It will get a slightly redesigned LED-flash and larger external speakers. This new plastic smartphone is expected to get an A8 processor and the price tag of about $400-500, however, this information has to be verified.
The images showing the leaked plastic back shell are available below. You may compare the iPhone 5C panel with the one from the iPhone 6C.
The sales of the long-awaited Apple Watch will start on April 24th. Ahead of this date, more and more rumors appear on the Internet, which deal with this smartwatch, its features, prices and the buying process itself.
It is Sunday today, which means it is high time I told you about the most interesting posts of the past seven days. Let’s take a look at them right now.
Earlier this week, rumors appeared on the Internet suggesting that the TaiG Jailbreak Team would release a jailbreak for iOS 8.2 within few days. These rumors surfaced on the Internet ahead of Mobile Security Summit (MSS), which was held in Beijing, China on March 27th and where the hackers discussed the possibility to create a platform for communication among world’s most prominent jailbreak developers.
About two weeks ago, first rumors about Apple’s plans to open several separate Apple Watch stores in Europe and Asia appeared on the Internet. Earlier this week, the guys from Cupertino officially confirmed these sketchy rumors by updating their official website with the addresses of three brand new stores located in the U.K, France and Japan. All of these small shops will be located in large department stores and will sell Apple’s smartwatches only.
According to the latest rumors shared by reliable insiders, the in-store Apple Watch inventory in the USA will be heavily constrained at launch. This means many smartwatch models will not be available for purchase in April. That is why I believe that pre-ordering the long-anticipated wearable device is the best possible option for all those who plan to purchase it in the near future. Well, at least in the United States.
As you already know, Apple is reportedly working on a 4-inch iPhone 6C, which will be released alongside the 4.7-inch iPhone 6s and the 5.5-inch iPhone 6s Plus later this year. According to the most-recent rumors, the handset may be equipped with a 20-nanometer A8 processor manufactured by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company. The sources also claim that the iPhone 6C will get a price tag of $400-500, which is lower than the current price of the iPhone 5s. The experts believe Apple will sell as many as 20 million iPhone 6C units in the first year after launch.
Several new rumors, which deal with the next-generation iPhone models have recently appeared on the Internet. According to these rumors, there will be iPhone models with different screen sizes. Apart from the existing 5.5-inch and 4.7-inch form factors, Apple may also add a 4-inch version to the lineup. The official release of the handsets is scheduled for the second half of this year, sources claim.
As you probably know, Apple is currently working on its new streaming music service, which is based on the Beats Music functionality and which is expected to be embedded either to iOS 8.4 or iOS 9. According to the latest report released by The New York Times reporters, Trent Reznor and Jimmy Iovine are playing major roles in the development of the service. The reporters believe that in terms of functionality and usability this Apple’s creation will be quite similar to Beats Music and that it will be priced $9.99 per month, just like the rival services.
According to what people familiar with the matter claim, the guys from Cupertino may soon launch the iPhone trade-in program in China. Starting March 31st, the customers in this Asian country will get an opportunity to change their older iPhone in working condition for a gift card with a discount, which can be used when purchasing the newer smartphone. What is interesting about the trade-in program in China, the old devices will be traded to Foxconn, repaired and sold on the secondary market.
A brand new wireless keyboard has been recently spotted on the official Apple Online Store in Czech Republic and Hungary. What is interesting about this keyboard is that it can boast of backlight keys and a power button instead of the usual eject button for CDs. As can be see below, the new wireless keyboard has the same size and shape as the old one, however, the F5 and F6 buttons have been made responsible for adjusting the brightness of the backlight.