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Yet another video has been published on YouTube showing progress on the Apple Park construction site. This time the author of the clip is Duncan Sinfield. You can take a look at the aerial footage below.
According to the video that has been posted to YouTube by SquareTrade, the recently-released iPhone SE is less durable than the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. The experts have recently performed a series of tests including placing the aforementioned devices into the water, dropping them from height and bending with a special machine. The results of these extensive testing procedures revealed that the 4-inch smartphone is the least durable among those tested.
It should be noted that the results of the iPhone SE are not surprising at all, especially if to keep in mind that the device has a design nearly identical to that of the iPhone 5s released back in 2013.
Below you can take a look at the video showing the testing process.
According to the latest report from people familiar with the matter, Apple has recently purchased a former semiconductor plant in North San Jose. The price of the enormous 70,000 square foot building is $18.2 million. The acquisition has been officially confirmed by an Apple representative.
As you know, Apple’s iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus feature a brand new A9 processor. This processor is manufactured by two separate companies, namely, Samsung and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company. The first vendor uses a 14-nanometer manufacturing process, while the second one fabricates the chips using a 16-nanometer process.
Even though Samsung officials say the Galaxy S6 Edge features a metal casing, which is 50% stronger than the casing used in other high-end smartphones and that the device is not as bendable as the iPhone 6 Plus, it looks like it is actually a bit more bendable than the 5.5-inch iPhone. According to the results of the latest durability test conducted by a firm called SquareTrade, the smartphone from South Korea bends at 110 lbs of pressure, just like the iPhone 6 Plus. The breaking point of the handset is 149 lbs, while the one of the larger-screened iPhone is 179 lbs. Looks like the 50% stronger casing doesn’t work as it should.
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.
As you probably know, the guys from Cupertino are currently working on the construction of their new and massive Campus 2. The futuristic building continues to take shape at enormous speed, which indicates that Apple wants to finish the construction process as soon as possible. A new piece of information has recently appeared online. According to this piece of information, Apple plans to spend as many as $161 million on the auditorium and $74 million on a fitness facility for its workers.
Apple will soon open a new Apple Store in Lille, France. Earlier today, the locals noticed traditional black barriers around the store, which indicate that the construction is nearly over and that there are only some final touches left that need to be added ahead of the grand opening.
According to the latest reports from reliable sources, OS X Yosemite 10.10 adoption has nearly doubled since the launch of the first public beta. This indicates that Apple's customers from all over the world are aware of the plans of the company to release the new version of the operating system for Macs this fall. Moreover, they want to help make it more stable and efficient.
According to the latest rumors and images posted to Twitter earlier today, the construction of Apple’s new Spaceship campus continues at an incredible speed. In fact, as can be seen on the photo below, the perimeter walls of the massive circular building are nearly ready. This indicates that the workers have began working much faster.
According to the rumors, which appeared on the Internet earlier today, Apple's next-gen iPhone will look slightly different from the current model. Well, of course, it will feature a larger sapphire-covered display, but this is not the thing I'd like to mention in this post.
iPhone 6 will get a new shape. I'm now talking about the curved screen and the edges of the device.
An interesting video has been recently uploaded to YouTube. The clip shows excavators destroying former Hewlett-Packard headquarters buildings ahead of the construction of Apple’s new ‘Spaceship’ campus. The short video seems to be legitimate. You may take a look at it below.
Update: The original video has been removed from YouTube, but you may take a look at another one.
The company from Cupertino has received final approval for its new flagship Apple Store in San Francisco. The San Francisco Board of Supervisors and the Planning Commission on Wednesday officially allowed Apple to begin the construction of the new store, which will be located on Union Square.
Looks like not only Apple and Samsung are currently working on their smartwatches. Another tech giant - Google - is expected to release its own wearable gadget as soon as this year.
According to Bloomberg, Apple is locating its new new sapphire manufacturing plant in Mesa, Arizona. The factory will produce sapphire for display covers of the next-generation iPhone. It will start operating next month.