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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 not waste time and take a look at the articles worth your attention right now.
According to the latest report from a German magazine called Manager Magazin, Apple was in negotiations with the German car manufacturer BMW concerning the possibility to use the BMW i3 platform for the upcoming electric vehicle, which is expected to be released in 2020. The guys from Cupertino planned to use i3’s lightweight carbon fiber body as a basis for their own car, however, for some reason the companies decided to halt the talks and concentrate on other projects.
The guys from Cupertino have recently filed three patent applications that describe a technology capable of gathering user’s biometric information, storing it and associating this information with a certain user’s profile that can be used to control other device or devices remotely. Looks like Apple is seriously planning to release a remote for its long-awaited television set or Apple TV set-top box that will allow to identify users and configure their accounts and settings using biometric sensors detecting fingerprints, voice or other personal characteristics.
Apple on Tuesday announced its financial results in the third fiscal or second calendar quarter of 2015. According to the numbers, which were shared by the guys from Cupertino at a conference call yesterday, the company managed to earn $49.6 billion in revenue and $10.7 billion in net profit during the last quarter. If to compare these financial results with the results of the year-ago quarter, we’ll see that they are noticeably higher. The revenue of Q3 2014 was equal to $37.4 billion and the net profit accounted for $7.7 billion.
Looks like the guys from Cupertino haven’t given up the idea of creating their own electric car. According to the latest report from The Wall Street Journal, Apple has recently hired former Chrysler executive, or, to be more precise, the Senior Vice President of the Chrysler Group Doug Betts. His LinkedIn page shows that he’s now working at Apple in the San Francisco Bay Area. However, no other details about this new hire have been shared by Apple or the Cupertino-based company.
Hi there! It is Sunday today, which means it’s high time for me to tell you about the most interesting posts of the past seven days. If you have time and wish, you can take a look at them below.
As you already know, the guys from Cupertino released a new iPod touch on Wednesday. The portable player can boast of a new 64-bit A8 processor, 8-megapixel camera and a bunch of other noticeable improvements. Several hours after the release of the gadget, first benchmark result appeared on the Internet. The device has a processor with a clock speed of 1.10GHz per core and presumably 1GB of RAM.
Just as we expected, Apple on Wednesday released a brand new iPod touch and refreshed the entire lineup of iPods with new colors. The updated iPod touch can boast of the 64-bit A8 processor and M8 motion coprocessor, 4-inch display, 8-megapixel camera. As to the memory capacity, it is equal to 16GB, 32GB, 64GB or 128GB. The price depends on the capacity of the gadget and starts from $199 for the lower-end 16GB portable player and ends with $399 for the 128GB model.
According to the latest report from DigiTimes reporters, Apple will officially unveil the long-awaited iPad with a larger screen in November. The device will reportedly feature a 12.9-inch display and stereo speakers. It may also get a screen resolution of 2732×2048 and iOS 9 as an operating system.
According to the latest rumors that appeared on the Internet earlier this week, the guys from Cupertino may show us a brand new iPod lineup on July 14th. The rumors come from French website iGen.fr, which has a good track record when it comes to Apple gadgets and their release dates. This means we can believe the latest report shared by French reporters.
Earlier this year, several reliable insiders claimed Apple’s next-generation iPhone will get a 12-megapixel camera. According to something rumored to be a leaked internal document, the guys from Cupertino are indeed planning to equip their upcoming handset with a brand new photo sensor capable of recording 4K videos. The document was shared by a Foxconn employee, so I guess we can believe what we see. The photo of the leaked document is available either on a Chinese microblogging website Weibo or below. You can take a look right now.
As you already know, the next-generation iPhone will look nearly identical to the current iPhone 6. However, as shown on the images that appeared on the Internet earlier this week, Apple’s handset will boast of a brand new LTE chip manufactured by Qualcomm. This chip will reportedly support faster LTE speeds (up to 300 Mbps) and be more energy efficient. Together with the upcoming iOS 9, this may lead to a substantial increase in battery life of the iPhone 6s.
As you probably know, today the Apple Watch will become available for purchase in Italy, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland and Taiwan. As it turns out, the guys from Cupertino also plan to launch the smartwatch in the Netherlands, Sweden and Thailand in the near future. To be more precise, the sales in these countries will go live on July 17th. Users will get an opportunity to purchase the Apple Watch either on the Internet, or via company's official retail store. If you live in one of the aforementioned countries, you may soon become a lucky owner of the tiny gadget.
As you probably know, Apple’s upcoming iOS 9 can boast of a Low Power mode that helps to make the battery life longer by turning off the background activity and a number of other things you don’t really need when your battery is about to drain. According to Apple, when the device is put into this mode, its performance is reduced. Although it’s quite obvious,
According to the latest report from people familiar with the matter, the guys from Cupertino will pay record labels 2 cents for each song streamed by Apple Music users during the the three-month free trial period. Initially, Apple did not plan to pay artists during the trial period, however, after some of them began to complain about such state of things, the company executives changed their plans and reconsidered the payments policy.