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According to the latest data shared by a research firm Interbrand, Apple remains the most valuable brand in the world. The first place in the annual rating has been occupied by the Cupertino company since 2013, when Apple surpassed a long-time leader, Coca-Cola, and took the lead. As noted by the experts, Apple value is now equal to $170.27 billion. That’s an increase of $51.4 billion or as many as 43% in comparison with the last year’s results.
The week has come to an end, so it is time to tell you about the most interesting posts of the past seven days. Most of the articles this week deal with Apple’s iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, iOS 9.0.2 and OS X 10.11 El Capitan. There are also some articles that tell us about the Apple Watch and the next-generation iPhone.
According to the latest report from the Financial Times reporters, Apple has recently acquired a firm called VocalIQ. This company, which is quite famous in tech circles for creating a self-learning dialogue API, is located in the United Kingdom. Looks like in the nearest future Apple plans to improve its virtual voice assistant.
Apple has released OS X 10.11 El Capitan to users worldwide. Before the official public release, the company seeded as many as eight betas to developers to make sure the operating system is stable, efficient and secured.
Below you can take a look at the short video published by MacRumors that shows us the new version of OS X and its main new features.
According to the latest report from a research firm Cowen and Company, by the end of this year, Apple will sell as many as 18 million Apple Watch units. Next year, the analysts expect Apple to ship 45 million smartwatch units.
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.
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.