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According to the latest report from TrendForce, Apple’s laptop sales have fallen more than 40% over the last couple of months. In the fourth quarter of 2015, Apple’s MacBook market share was equal to 9.7% and now it is estimated that the share accounts for 7.1%. Keeping in mind that total shipments fell in 2016, the decline made up 40.4%. In general, Apple went from the fifth place in the ranking of top laptop vendors to the sixth.
According to the images that surfaced online earlier this week, iTunes 12.4 will feature some noticeable design changes and tweaks. The first change is a new dropdown menu for fast navigation to Music, TV Shows, Movies and other types of content. A persistent sidebar is another major change that will let users look for songs in their music library faster. Finally, there will be some changes for menus making them more intuitive and easy-to-use as well as minor enhancements for the built-in mini player.
It is Sunday today, which means it’s high time I told you about the most interesting posts of the past seven days. Most of the articles this week deal with Apple’s financial results in the second quarter of this year, next-generation iPhone as well as with the Apple Watch and the current iPhone 6s.
Wearable devices are becoming more popular these days and more customers try to do interesting things with their smartwatches. A developer named Nick Lee, for example, has recently posted a video on YouTube, showing an Apple Watch running Windows 95. The reason for conducting such a strange experiment is unknown, but the result is quite entertaining. You can take a look at the Apple’s smartwatch running an old operating system from Microsoft below.
As you probably heard it all over the news, on 21 March, Apple will hold a big media event and unveil a number of new devices, namely, the iPhone SE, the 9.7-inch iPad Pro and the updated Apple Watch. Of course, it’s an important date for Apple fans, just like any other company’s presentation.
A hacker group called Pangu has just released an untethered jailbreak of iOS 9.1. It’s available for both Windows and Mac users. As you know, iOS 9.1 was released in October, so it’s actually high time someone hacked this version of Apple’s mobile operating system.
Last weekend, many Mac computers across the globe were infected by new ransomware. It’s called “KeRanger” and it was spread alongside with a program called Transmission. This malware was spread through the BitTorrent peer-to-peer file sharing network.
Apple’s rival, Microsoft, has recently released several new commercials comparing Windows 10 to Apple’s Mac OS X. As usual, Microsoft claims PCs are better and that average users can perform more tasks with computers running Windows, not OS X. The ads highlight the features present on Windows 10 devices and missing from OS X, such as Cortana for desktop, touch screens and more. The commercials are available below, you can take a look right now.
A man from Sunnyvale, who lives near Apple’s top-secret car-testing facility has recently complained about the 'motor noises' coming from the Apple-owned buildings late at night. This looks like a good proof of the existence of the Apple-branded car prototype that is reportedly codenamed ‘Titan’.
An image showing what appears to be Microsoft’s Word Flow keyboard for iOS has been recently shared by The Verge reporters. The image lets us take a look at the iOS device with the new keyboard running in the one-handed typing mode.
According to an email sent to the selected members of Windows Insider program, Microsoft is planning a rollout of its Word Flow keyboard designed specifically for the Windows Phone platform on Apple’s iOS. Since Apple’s mobile operating system now supports the usage of third-party keyboards, the release of the aforementioned one looks quite obvious and possible.
According to the chart shared by Asymco analyst Horace Dediu, iPhone shipments are now higher than the shipments of Windows PCs. 2015 became the first year in the history when the number of personal computers sold to customers worldwide turned out to be lower than the number of Apple-branded smartphones. Notably, the PC shipments continue to decline, while iPhone shipments still grow.
The chart below demonstrates the relation of iPhone, iPad, Mac and PC shipments to each other.
Following the release of iOS 9.2 and OS X 10.11.2 El Capitan to users worldwide earlier this week, Apple on Friday made iTunes 12.3.2 available for download. The updated version of the application contains a number of bug fixes as well as some Apple Music improvements. In particular, those who like listening to classical music can now search for favourite performers, songs or composers much faster and easier.
As it was already mentioned on our website, Apple on Tuesday officially released iOS 9.2 to users worldwide. The latest update features a number of important bug fixes and improvements for Safari, Mail and Apple Music and is available for all users of compatible iPhones, iPads and iPod touch units. One can upgrade to iOS 9.2 either through iTunes for Mac or Windows, or use the OTA update, which should be available through the Settings app.
Apart from the enhancements mentioned in our previous post, it turns out that Apple has also fixed the issue causing iPad Pro unresponsiveness after charging. Previously, a special support page suggested that the company was investigating the issue, while now that same page indicates that “updating your iPad Pro to iOS 9.2 or later” should fix everything.
Latest survey conducted by Consumer Reports among 58,000 laptop owners who purchased their machines between 2010 and 2015 has revealed that Apple laptops are the most reliable devices on the market. Moreover, MacBooks are less likely to require repairs in the course of 3 to 5 years if to compare with rivals from other vendors. Both Air and Pro MacBook lineups turned out to be extremely reliable and durable.