It is Sunday today, which means that it is time for me to tell you about the most interesting posts of the past seven days. Most of the articles this week deal with iOS 9, OS X 10.11.1 El Capitan public beta, new Apple TV and iPhone teardowns as well as with first reviews and tests of the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus.
A couple of days ago, Apple released iOS 9 to users worldwide. The update turned out to be quite unstable and many users reported various issues connected with it. As can be seen on Apple Support Communities, the most popular was the one causing iPhones and iPads to freeze on the ‘Slide to Upgrade’ screen. To resolve this issue and a fix a number of other bugs causing constant app crashes and lags, Apple on Wednesday released iOS 9.0.1 with numerous changes. The most-recent version is aimed at improving the stability and performance of iOS as well as at fixing the most common problems.
According to the latest report from Reuters, hundreds of apps on the App Store got infected with a malware. This is the first time so many applications fell as victims of hackers and the first time Apple failed to discover the malware before releasing apps to public.
Now that Apple released iOS 9 to users worldwide, many people are curious about how fast is this version of Apple’s mobile operating system. It’s no secret that system performance depends on the hardware, so if you’re using an iPhone 4s with iOS 9, it will be slightly slower than the iPhone 6 with iOS 9 on board.
9to5Mac reporters have recently shot and shared a good video showing how the system performance of iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6 with iOS 8.4.1 is different from system performance of the same devices with iOS 9 installed. The reporters compared the boot time, application load speed, and used a benchmark to check the overall performance. In almost all cases, iOS 9 turned out to be slightly slower than iOS 8.4.1. The browsing and Wi-Fi performance are better, though.
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.
According to the latest report from reliable insiders, Apple has recently assigned Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) as the main supplier of the A10 chip, which is expected to be used in the iPhone 7 that will come in 2016. The rumor comes from a rather reliable Asian newspaper China Times, so it’s rather trustworthy. As noted by the same sources, the next-generation iPhone processor will be built using a 16-nanometer technology and InFO architecture. The production of the chip will reportedly start next year in March.
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.
It is Sunday today, which means it's time for us to discuss the most interesting posts of the last seven days. Well, keeping in mind that Apple unveiled the long-awaited 4.7-inch iPhone 6s, 5.5-inch iPhone 6s Plus as well as the 7.9-inch iPad mini and 12.9-inch iPad Pro on Wednesday, it is no secret that most of the articles this week deal with these particular devices and their tech specs.
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.
According to the latest report from usually-reliable DigiTimes reporters, Apple has recently started the production of the new 21-inch iMac featuring new 4K Retina display with a resolution of amazing 4096 x 2304 pixels. As noted by the Taiwan-based Apple suppliers, the shipments may be equal to about 1.4-1.5 million iMac units in this quarter.
Apple has introduced a new feature to the iPhone 6s called 'Live Photos'. Watch the video below to get a feel for how Live Photos work on the iPhone.
Live Photos are a new way to bring still photos to life. They capture the moments—including motion and sound—just before and after your picture, turning those instants into living memories. Relive them anytime simply by pressing anywhere on the photo.
Need to stream Apple’s live event on a Windows machine? Like last time, Apple’s iPad/Mac Oct. 16 press event won’t be streaming on Windows and this time around requires Safari on a Mac, iOS device or an Apple TV. That means that Windows users will have to figure how to get the stream going using the workaround we posted last time.
You’ll need to download VLC player and check back here tomorrow for the final streaming link to complete the instructions:
An “Unable to open the MRU file …” will appear until the stream has started.
Apple is expected to unveil a new iPad Air, iPad mini, and Retina iMac alongside other possibilities and a release date for OS X Yosemite. The live stream will require Safari 5.1.10 or later on OS X v10.6.8 or later; Safari on iOS 6.0 or later. Streaming via Apple TV requires second- or third-generation Apple TV with software 6.2 or later. Mac and iOS users can stream the event through Apple’s website here when it kicks off at 10 a.m. PDT tomorrow.
According to the latest report from the New York Times reporters, Apple is planning to make gaming the main selling point of the next-generation Apple TV, which is expected to be announced later this week. Although this report is a bit surprising and controversial, it may actually be the truth. and here’s why.
It is Sunday today, which means it is time to discuss the most popular posts of the past seven days. It was very difficult to choose only ten articles since this week turned out to be full of events and rumors worth your attention.
According to the latest report published by the New York Times reporters, Apple is currently working on a new iPad keyboard that may become available for purchase later this year as well as on new metal finishes for the Apple Watch. Keeping in mind that new iPads may be unveiled at the September media event, the rumor about new keyboard compatible with these devices looks quite plausible. As to the new Apple Watch finishes, the latest piece of news corroborates predictions made by KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo earlier this year. The expert claimed that the Apple Watch Sport may get new gold and rose color options.