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As noted in the latest report from The New York Times, Apple's long-anticipated iWatch will boast of flexible screen and wireless charging. The display of the wearable device will get a sapphire cover. Moreover, the same report suggests that the upcoming iPhone 6 will offer its users a one-hand mode. The reporters cite supply chain insiders, or, how they call them, "people knowledgeable about the product".
Apple on Tuesday seeded OS X Yosemite Developer Preview 7 to developers for testing. The release comes two weeks after the release of the sixth Yosemite beta, which contained a wide number of important bug fixes, improvements and design tweaks.
According to the latest report from DigiTimes, Apple's suppliers are currently ramping up the production of components for the next-generation 9.7-inch iPad Air that is expected to be officially unveiled this fall alongside the Retina iPad mini. The new tablet will boast of faster A8 processor, improved Touch ID fingerprint sensor and some other hardware and software enhancements. Reliable insiders also believe that the tablet will become thinner. At the same time, the size and the display resolution of the device will reportedly remain unchanged.
According to what people familiar with the matter write, Apple's long-anticipated iWatch won't be released until 2015 as it is currently in the engineering verification testing (EVT) stage. Before entering the mass-production stage, it has to go through the production verification testing (PVT) and this requires time.
As you probably know, Apple is currently working on its own mobile payment system based on the Near Field Communications technology. This is probably the main reason for the inclusion of the NFC chip to the company's new handset. Such a system will allow iPhone 6 users to make fast and secured purchases.
According to the latest report from Re/code, the guys from Cupertino are currently planning to set a price tag for the upcoming iWatch at about $400. It should be noted, however, that there will be iWatch models with lower and higher prices. The cost of the long-anticipated wearable device will reportedly depend on the size of its display and hardware differences.
Several new rumors have recently appeared online, which deal with the new A8 chip that is expected to be added to the iPhone 6. According to these rumors, the processor will remain dual-core, however, it will feature a speed of 2.0 GHz or even more. Making a processor for the new flagship dual-core and not quad-core is rather a strange step. Nevertheless, we all know that even such a weak at the first glance SoC copes with the required tasks better than the chips with multiple cores found inside of the rivals' smartphones.
According to the latest report from Bloomberg, the guys from Cupertino will release their long-anticipated iPad Pro with a massive 12.9-inch display as soon as in early 2015. The reporters claim that they got the news about the release of the new tablet from reliable supply chain sources, so I guess we can believe them.
As you probably know, iPad sales have dropped in the past several months. This information was shared by the guys from Cupertino in July, as they announced their financial results in the third quarter of 2014. Despite noticeable decrease in sales, Apple CEO Tim Cook still believes that iPad is a successful project.
Ahead of probably the biggest music event of the year, the guys from Cupertino have recently added a new channel to their Apple TV set-top box. This channel allows you to be aware of the latest news connected with the upcoming iTunes Festival. For example, you may take a look at the list of singers and bands that will be performing at Apple's music event or check its schedule.
According to the latest report from reliable sources, iOS 7 is currently installed on 91% of working devices. This means that the latest version of Apple's mobile operating system has a lower level of fragmentation if compared to Android, the latest version of which is installed only on nearly 21% of the smartphones. The data that deals with the rate of adoption of new versions of popular operating systems and the level of their fragmentation has been recently shared by a research firm called OpenSignal.
Several new images appeared on the Internet on Friday that show us both 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 models. It should be noted that these are not actual photos of the handsets, but something like the prototype renderings. What is interesting about the smartphones shown on these renderings is that both of them feature protruding camera lenses and all-aluminum rear panels. Moreover, there is a chart near the two devices, which shows us sizes of the long-anticipated gadgets. You'd better take a look yourself.
According to what Reuters reporters write, Apple's suppliers have encountered some manufacturing difficulties that deal with the production of displays for the upcoming iPhone. As noted in the latest report, earlier this year, the guys from Cupertino decided to change the backlight film component and this led to the delay. After the new component was ready, Apple once again changed its requirements and said it would use the older version of the display.
According to the latest report from Bloomberg, the guys from Cupertino are currently in talks with major U.S. insurance companies, which include UnitedHealth and Humana, over the possibility of using the HealthKit platform. Apple says that this platform can be utilized for collecting data required for insurance firms and various medical providers.
According to the latest leaked schematics shared by GeekBar, the guys from Cupertino are currently planning to release a 128GB iPhone 6 model. If the schematics are legitimate, in September we may see three devices: with 16GB, 64GB and 128GB of memory on board. Yes, this is not a mistake. As you can see on the image below, the 32GB iPhone 6 model is missing from the list, so looks like there will be no iPhone with such an amount of memory.