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Even though the sales of the long-awaited 12.9-inch iPad Pro and the fourth-generation Apple TV set-top box haven’t yet started in the United States, several retailers in Europe have begun offering pre-orders for both devices.
According to the latest report from people familiar with the matter, Apple is planning to launch a 21.5-inch iMac with Retina display as soon as next week. The updated lineup of devices may hit the store shelves on October, 13th, however, the first batch is said to be limited due to unknown manufacturing difficulties. The same sources claim that Apple will not update the lineup of 27-inch iMacs this year.
Following the acquisition of a firm called VocalIQ, Apple has purchased another startup - Perceptio. This company is working on a technology that allows to use artificial intelligence on portable devices like smartphones or tablets, but without the need to utilize large amounts of user’s information and store it in the cloud. The report about Apple’s latest acquisition comes from Bloomberg, which is a very reliable source.
After upgrade to iOS 9 last week, many users began to complain about an issue causing iPhones and iPads to freeze on ‘Slide to Upgrade’ screen. As it turns out, Apple is aware of the issue and is currently working on a fix. The company has recently released a special support document with steps for those people who got their phones or tablets bricked after attempting to upgrade to the latest version of iOS. You can find these steps either below, or on Apple’s website.
The iFixit team has recently performed a teardown of the iPad mini 4, which was officially announced at a media event last week. This teardown confirms that the updated 7.9-inch tablet is equipped with 2GB of RAM and 1.5 GHz Apple A8 processor. Apart from that, the experts have found out that the device comes with a smaller battery.
Last Wednesday, Apple officially announced new iPad mini 4. The device is already available for purchase in the United States and a number of other countries. Although during the media event Apple did not point out the specs of the tablet, the benchmarks that appeared on the Internet yesterday prove that the fourth-generation iPad mini can boast of 1.5GHz Apple A8 processor and 2GB of RAM. The report revealing such specs was shared by ArsTechnica reporters.
A well-known iOS developer Hamza Sood has recently discovered that the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus both have 2GB of RAM. This seems to be truth as the references pointing to the increase in RAM have been found in Apple’s development tool called Xcode. The rumors about larger amount of RAM inside the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus have been circulating on the Internet for a couple of months and looks like now they are finally officially confirmed. Hamza Sood is quite a reliable insider, so we can believe what he has revealed.
At the most-recent media event devoted to new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, Apple also unveiled a completely new device called the iPad Pro. We've already told you about the specs of the 12.9-inch tablet and showed you a bunch of photos depicting the device. Today it is time to demonstrate some exclusive hands on videos with the larger-screen tablet. We've gathered the most interesting of them and created a separate dedicated post.
Apple has finally revealed the widely rumored iPad mini 4 and iPad Pro with a 12.9-inch display. Both tablets can boast of updated hardware and the larger one comes in a completely new size.
According to the latest report from people familiar with the matter, the long-anticipated iPad Pro will feature a better processor, updated storage and a massive 12.9-inch display.
As noted by reliable insiders, Apple will equip the new tablet with a more efficient 64-bit A9X processor. The minimum amount of storage will be increased to 64GB. The iPad Pro, which is expected to be targeted at the enterprise market, will reportedly come in space gray, gold and silver colors and will have iOS 9.1 on board.
Looks like apart from the long-awaited iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPad mini 4 and the updated Apple TV, Apple will officially unveil the 12.9-inch iPad Pro on September 9th. The pre-orders may go live in October and the shipments to customers - in November. The rumors come from reliable insiders that provided correct information in the past.
According to the latest report from people familiar with the matter, the shipments of the components for the widely-rumored 12.9-inch iPad Pro will start in September. The tablet will feature a new touchscreen manufactured by Sharp and GIS. This touchscreen will have a new glass-film-film or GFF structure instead of the glass-film used in the iPad Air and iPad mini. This will let the display work with a new stylus that is expected to be shipped with the larger-screen Apple tablet.
According to the latest report from people familiar with the matter, Apple partners Sharp and Foxconn are currently in talks to create a new joint venture to produce displays for new Apple gadgets. Sharp is expected to produce displays for the widely-rumored 12.9-inch iPad Pro and Foxconn will reportedly be responsible for the assembly of LCDs and touch modules and other components. By the way, the company will ramp up the production of iPad Pro in the near future and end up with 4 or 5 million iPad units shipped by the end of this year.
According to the latest report shared by people familiar with the matter, Samsung is currently working on a massive 18.4-inch tablet. This device is expected to become the main and probably the only rival of the iPad Pro, which is expected to be released later this year. The South Korean tech giant is also working on a 12-inch tablet with an Intel Core M processor inside, 4GB of RAM and a stylus. The device will be running Windows 10.
According to the latest report from usually-reliable KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the mass production of the long-awaited 12.9-inch iPad Pro will start in September or October. Looks like in September the guys from Cupertino will show us only the new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus as well as the iPad mini 4. Just like new iPhones, Apple’s iPad Pro will support the Force Touch technology currently used in the Apple Watch and several MacBooks from the 2015 lineup.