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According to the latest report from Mac Otakara, Apple is planning to discontinue the Space Gray iPhone color option and introduce a Deep Blue one. In fact, the report suggests that the new iPhone 7 will come in Silver, Gold, Rose Gold and Deep Blue colors. Mac Otakara is a reliable website, however, the origin of today’s rumor is unknown, so take it with a few pinches of salt. So far, we haven’t seen any other reports suggesting that Apple may be planning a change of the iPhone color options in 2016.
According to the latest report from usually-reliable Japanese website Mac Otakara, Apple may announce an updated MacBook Air model in June. The new laptop will reportedly hit the store shelves in August. Moreover, the website claims the company is planning to unveil a new MacBook Pro model this month, however, it doesn’t specify if the updated laptop will come out along with the Air or later. The report cites reliable Chinese suppliers, so I think we can believe it.
According to the latest report from Bloomberg reporters, Apple’s rival Samsung may release two new smartphones with bendable screens in 2017. The devices are expected to get OLED displays and become new iPhone rivals. The report is based on rumors shared by people familiar with the matter, so I guess we can believe it.
Apple Seeds New iOS 9.3.3, OS X El Capitan 10.11.6, watchOS 2.2.2 and tvOS 9.2.2 Betas to Developers
Apple has released new betas of iOS 9.3.3, OS X El Capitan 10.11.6, watchOS 2.2.2 and tvOS 9.2.2 to developers for testing. The software is currently available only for those who have a registered developer account, however, the company is expected to launch a public beta testing program soon.
We all know that Apple may soon announce the next generation of its mobile operating system, iOS 10. Ahead of this big event, different rumors and mockups surface on the Internet suggesting how the new firmware version may look like.
The images shared by iHelpBR reveal the latest iOS 10 concept featuring the dark mode for the entire system. This same concept also shows new multitasking on iOS as well as some minor design changes. You can take a look at the images below to understand what I mean.
Apple has recently released an updated iOS 9.3.2 version for the 9.7-inch iPad Pro units. This update reportedly fixes the issue that bricked these devices after update to the newer firmware version.
According to the latest report from Kevin Wang, an IHS iSuppli analyst, the 2017 iPhone may feature a dual curve display similar to the one Vivo Xplay 5 currently has. Such comment has been found on the Chinese social network Weibo. First rumors about Apple’s switch to OLED and possibly curved screens appeared on the Internet earlier this year and suggested that soon we can see a major iPhone redesign.
According to the results of the latest satisfaction survey conducted among the American customers, Apple has beaten Samsung as a brand with more happy customers. However, the gap between the market rivals is really small - only 1%. 81% of customers are satisfied with their iPhones and 80% of those who own Samsung smartphones also say their devices are pretty good. The aforementioned figures are based on the survey conducted among 12,710 US customers, so it’s rather difficult not to take them into account.
According to the latest report from Nikkei, Apple will soon switch to a new iPhone update cycle.The reporters claim the tech giant will release major iPhone updates once in three years instead of making them available for customers once in two years. Because of this change, the device released in 2016 will be a minor update with some design tweaks and hardware enhancements. As to the truly updated handset, it will come in 2017.
According to the latest report from Business Insider, developers are starting to lose interest in the Apple Watch. The report is based on data from a mobile database provider Realm. Tim Anglade, the Vice president of the company, says the number of apps created for the Apple Watch platform has fallen recently and that it continues to fall. In fact, out of every 1000 new applications developed for various Apple devices, only one is currently built for watchOS.
It is Sunday today, so I guess it's time to talk about the most popular posts of the last couple of days. Let's not waste time and start discussing interesting stories right now.
Most of the articles this week deal with the next-generation iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, iOS jailbreak and the latest versions of iOS 9, OS X El Capitan and tvOS.
According to the latest report from people familiar with the matter, Apple is working on a new artificial intelligence system that will be a lot better than those developed by the rivals. In fact, the insiders claim Apple’s system will ‘wipe the floor’ with all competitors. The system may be based on the technologies developed by a firm called VocalIQ that was purchased by Apple previously.
A well-known hacker Luca Todesco who has successfully jailbroken iOS 9.2, iOS 9.2.1, iOS 9.3, and the yet to be released publicly iOS 9.3.3 beta, has recently showed the untethered browser jailbreak of iOS 9.3.2. To hack an Apple-branded device, the developer used Apple’s native browser Safari, which, as it turns out, is quite vulnerable to such threats.
The video below depicts the sixth-generation iPod touch running iOS 9.3.2 and the process of browser-based jailbreak. Unfortunately, it is very unlikely that Todesco will release a public tool for jailbreak. According to the hacker, he’s mostly interested in research, not actual hacking of iPhones, iPads and iPod touch units running the latest firmware versions.
Apple’s iPhone 6s and Samsung’s Galaxy S7 have been recently compared in an ultimate drop test video. The people behind this video have used professional tools to test the durability of both flagship devices and found out that the 4.7-inch iPhone 6s is actually more durable that the device manufactured by the South Korean vendor. The reason for this is quite obvious: iPhone’s back panel is made of aluminum, which is stronger than the glass panel of the Galaxy S7, apart from that, the device features a better glass that makes it possible for it to survive several front drops in a row.
Warren Buffett’s recent investment in Apple has helped the company stock to rise 9% and go back above the $100 mark for the first time over the last couple of weeks. According to the latest reports, Buffett’s conglomerate holding company Berkshire Hathaway has invested $1 billion in Apple and in such a way helped the tech giant to improve its position on the market.