News tagged ‘rumors’
It is Sunday today, that is why I have prepared a traditional roundup consisting of the most interesting posts of the past seven days. Make sure you check it out!
According to the latest report from the analyst Gene Munster of Piper Jaffray, the demand for Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus remains high and even continues to grow, even though Apple suppliers have significantly improved the number of handsets available for the purchase. Munster’s report is based on the survey conducted by the analyst among 1.004 U.S. customers planning to buy a new smartphone in the next few months.
According to what Dutch website iCulture and French Apple-related news portal iGen.fr write, the guys from Cupertino have recently updated their maps and added a Flyover feature to several new locations in Europe. Now the users of both iOS and Mac OS X can take advantage of using Flyover mode in such cities as Rotterdam in the Netherlands, Malmö in Sweden, Strasbourg and Dijon in France and Turin in Italy. Not bad, I must admit.
Two months after the launch in the United States of America, Apple Pay currently occupies about 1% of mobile payments market. This is the information, which can be found in the latest ITG Investment Research Report on Mobile Payments (via MarketWatch). It should be noted that Apple's system still falls behind Google Wallet and its share of 4%. However, the adoption of Apple Pay rises incredibly quickly, so the time when it will beat all the rivals' systems is quite near, I suppose.
According to the latest information that can be found on Apple's online store, shipping estimates for the 16GB and 64GB iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus on all carriers have recently improved to one day. This means that the customers in the USA currently have an opportunity to get their new smartphone shipped to them within one day after the purchase. Looks like the suppliers have finally caught up with the demand for the handset.
As you probably know, this year, Apple took part in the World AIDS Day campaign aimed at raising money to fight one of the most dangerous and quickly spreading diseases of the 21st century. The guys from Cupertino arranged several (Product) RED promotions, created a special (RED) App Store section and sent a part of money from all retail and online sales from Friday, November 28th and Monday, December 1st to the Global Fund to fight AIDS. In general, Apple managed to raise about $20 million. Well, this is what Apple CEO Tim Cook wrote in a letter to employees.
According to the latest reports from people familiar with the matter, the guys from Cupertino have recently begun testing iOS 8.1.3 actively, which indicates that ahead of the public release of iOS 8.2 with the support of the long-awaited Apple Watch early next year, we may actually see one more iOS version containing stability improvements and bug fixes.
According to what former iTunes engineer named Rod Schultz says, Apple's policy is aimed at blocking third-party music services, which are iTunes rivals, and making the company's virtual music store a largest online music repository.
According to the latest report from Korea's ET News, Samsung has already begun the production of the next-generation A9 chips for Apple’s 2015 devices. As noted by people familiar with the matter, the manufacturing process is currently on its active phase at Samsung’s Austin, Texas plant.
According to the recent information, which was published on Apple's App Store support page for developers, iOS 8 is currently installed on 63% of active iOS devices. The latest figures are based on the App Store usage, so they include only those iPhone and iPad owners, who have used Apple’s repository over the past month. The actual number of devices running iOS 8 may be slightly higher.
Apple on Tuesday released a new iPad Air 2 ad. To be honest, the ad looks just like all the previous Apple ads highlighting the tablets. The most recent one-minute commercial is entitled "Change"; it shows us how the tablet can be used for a wide range of tasks beginning from running stock apps and ending with extremely efficient software for editing graphics and videos. The ad is available below, take a look and tell me what you think about it.
According to the latest rumors shared by reliable sources, iPhone 6 rivals are currently seeing delays in production of 64-bit Snapdragon processors. These processors should power to the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S6, HTC One M9 and LG G4, however, the manufacturer has recently encountered a number of serious problems that make it impossible for the CPU to hit the market in the near future.
According to the recent rumor shared by Asian sources, the guys from Cupertino are currently planning to add a new model to the existing iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus lineup. This model will reportedly get a 4-inch display. As to the release, it may take place as soon as next year.
As you probably know, the guys from Cupertino are currently working on the new iPad with a massive 12.9-inch or 12.2-inch display. The device is expected to get the name of "iPad Pro" or "iPad Air Plus". According the leaked schematics published on the Internet last week, the long-anticipated tablet will boast of the dimensions of 305.31mm x 220.8mm x 7mm.
Today a new video appeared online. In the short clip you may see a physical mockup of the device compared to Apple's iPhones, iPads and the 13-inch MacBook Pro. The video is available below, take a look.
President Obama has recently signed the E-Label Act, which would allow Apple and other companies not to place Federal Communications Commission (FCC) certification stamps on back panels of smartphones and tablets. Instead of doing so, vendors would get the right to include the information about the certification into their software.