News tagged ‘Tablet’
According to the rumors shared by Chinese insiders, Apple is currently working on the second-generation Apple Pencil that can magnetically attach to the iPad. The device may also get a special clip to carry it in the pocket of a shirt. The patent describing the new device was granted last year, so it’s high time the company unveiled a new Apple Pencil. Other features remain unknown.
Apple will release new iPads only in the second quarter of 2017, DigiTimes reporters write. The 9.7-inch model will enter mass production in the first quarter, while the other two, namely, the 12.9-inch iPad Pro and the 10.5-inch iPad will start leaving assembly lines only in the second quarter. This means that it is quite unlikely that Apple will announce the tablets in spring, as it was reported earlier.
According to the latest report from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple will unveil three iPad models in March. Both 9.7-inch and 12.9-inch models will get some hardware improvements, apart from that, there will be one completely new version of the tablet.
A well-known developer Luca Todesco has updated the yaly jailbreak adding the support for the iPhone 6s with TSMC processor and iPhone SE. Still, the tool for iOS 10.1.1 jailbreak is quite unstable and contains several serious bugs. This means that only developers should use it, at least now.
Apple may cut iPhone production by 10% in the first quarter of 2017. The reason for doing so is sales that are weaker than expected. Both iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus with dual camera are still popular, but the demand is not as strong as it could be. The report that comes from Nikkei is based on data from suppliers, they seem to be a reputable source.
As it turns out, the demand for the iPhone 7 and older models is still strong. According to a research firm Flurry Analytics, most of the smartphones purchased and activated during the holidays were iPhones.
According to the latest report from reputable sources, we won’t see a new iPad in March, even though earlier Asian sources claimed Apple was planning an update in early 2017. The reason for delaying the launch is problems with the 10-nanometer process both Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and Samsung are facing. The manufacturers may fail to produce enough A10X processors in time for the new tablet.
Apple has released iOS 10.2 to users worldwide. The update contains a wide number of security, stability, and performance improvements along with the dedicated TV app and about a hundred of new emojis.
According to the latest report from a Japanese website Macotakara, the next-generation iPad may become thicker and get a 10.9-inch bezel-less display while keeping the same footprint as the current 9.7-inch iPad Pro. Apart from that, Apple is expected to ditch the Home button from the device. The report is based on the anonymous Taiwanese source.
According to the latest report from DigiTimes, Apple will release a new 10.5-inch iPad next year. The production of the device is set to start in December.
Apple may release three iPad Pro models with smaller bezels next year in March, Barclays Research analysts claim. In addition to the existing 9.7-inch and 12.9-inch models, the company may unveil a brand new 10.9-inch iPad while keeping the overall size of the tablet identical to that of the 9.7-inch iPad Pro. Moreover, as noted by reliable experts Blayne Curtis, Christopher Hemmelgarn, Thomas O'Malley, and Jerry Zhang, Apple may incorporate the Home button right into the screen to save space and reduce the thickness of the device.
Apple has just started selling the refurbished 9.7-inch iPad Pro units with a 15% discount on its official online store. The 12.9-inch iPads have been there since August, but the smaller refurbished model somehow reached the store only yesterday.
According to the latest report from Makotakara, Apple is planning to release updated 7.9-inch, 10.1-inch, and 12.9-inch iPad models. As for the first two devices, they are expected to replace the current iPad mini and the 9.7-inch iPad Pro respectively. The smaller model will also get the ‘Pro’ naming.
Apple has released iOS 10.0.2 with a number of bug fixes to users worldwide. In particular, the update resolves an issue with headphone audio controls not working, Photos app quitting when enabling iCloud Photo Library, and some app extensions not turning on. iOS 10.0.2 is recommended for all users of compatible iPhones, iPads, and iPod touch units.
According to the latest report from Bloomberg, Apple is planning a major update to its Mac lineup for October. The experts believe the company will introduce new versions of the iMac, MacBook Air and MacBook Pro as well as the 5K monitor. If true, the rumor means that Apple will have a very busy fall.