According to the latest report from the Korean news website ETNews, the iPhone 8 will get a design reminiscent of the first-generation iPhone. The back panel will be rounded and made of glass, industry sources claim.
Apple has seeded the eighth beta of macOS Sierra 10.12.4 to developers and the members of Apple Beta Software Program. The update brings bug fixes, security, and stability enhancements for compatible Mac computers.
A 32-year-old man from London died because of the iPhone that he was charging while taking a bath. The phone was plugged in and the part of charging cable fell into the water. The man was electrocuted and paramedics were unable to save his life. The incident took place in December, 2016.
It is Sunday today, so let’s take a look at the most interesting posts of the last couple of days.
Most of the articles this week deal with the new iPad models that are expected to be unveiled either next week or in April. There are also several posts that deal with iOS 10.3, the $1899 iPhone 7 Plus Retro Edition as well as with the untethered jailbreak of iOS 10.3 that may become public within next few weeks.
A developer nicknamed 0xnever has announced on Twitter that he will soon release an untethered jailbreak of iOS 10.3, which is currently being tested by developers and public testers. According to the hacker, his tool will turn the semi-tethered Yalu jailbreak into a fully untethered with just one tap. Looks like there are many vulnerabilities in the latest iOS version that can be used to hack it.
Apple is planning to build two additional R&D centers in China in 2017. Earlier it was announced that two similar centers will open in Beijing and Shenzhen, but the company decided that it needs two more facilities for its major market. They will be located in Shanghai and Suzhou. Apple will spend over $500 million on the Chinese research and development centers.
Apple has released the seventh beta of iOS 10.3 to developers and public testers. The release took place just three days after the release of the previous beta. This is rather strange as typically Apple seeds new builds once a week. Such an early release of the seventh beta may mean that Apple has found a serious security issue affecting the firmware and decided to fix it as soon as possible.
A firm called ColorWare has created a new custom iPhone 7 Plus model called the
The next-generation iPhone may get a new 'gentler' curved display than the display of the Galaxy S7 Edge. This will be an AMOLED display, however, its edges will be curved only slightly as it is difficult to produce a matching curved glass cover. Thanks to the new screen, the active viewable area of the iPhone 8 display will be 5.2-inches. The report comes from usually reliable Nikkei analysts.
Next week Apple will unveil the 9.7-inch iPad Pro 2. As noted by a Japanese blog Macotakara, the device will be announced via press release rather than a separate media event. The reporters cite local analysts who have a mixed track record, that is why you should take today’s rumor with a few pinches of salt.
According to the latest report from Sensor Tower, iOS 11 may stop supporting about 200,000 32-bit apps that aren’t yet updated with the support for 64-bit processors.
According to the latest report from Morgan Stanley’s analyst Kate Huberty, iPhone unit sales will rise at least by 20% in fiscal 2018. The reason for this is a brand new model with improved specs as well as customers’ anticipation for this model.
A designer named Gabor Balogh has created a new iPhone concept showing the device without the Home button featuring Siri with some augmented reality features. You can check out the concept below.
A German auctioneer Team Breker will soon make the very first product created by Apple, the Apple-1 computer, available for purchase. The auction will take place in Cologne, Germany on May 20th. The computer is in fully working condition and comes will all documents and manuals, so the initial price is $320,000. The device belonged to a computer engineer from Berkeley, California.
Rumors that appeared on the Internet on Monday suggested that Apple may unveil four new iPad models next week. Today, however, a new report from Digitimes predicts that the media event dedicated to new devices will take place only in April. The reason for this delay is Apple’s plan to announce the tablets at the Apple Park. It is difficult to understand who to believe.