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Apple Officially Releases OS X Mavericks 10.9.5
Aside from new iOS 8, the guys from Cupertino have recently released OS X Mavericks 10.9.5 to users worldwide. The release comes after long weeks and even months of testing. The latest version of OS X can boast of a wide number of stability improvements and bug fixes and is recommended for all users.
iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus to Become Available in Many Countries Soon
Following the announcement of 4 million iPhone 6 units sold in the first 24 hours, Apple has just announced that both iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will become available in 22 more countries beginning Friday, September 26th. These countries include the Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates. In case you don't know, this Friday, on September 19th, both 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch handsets will become available in such countries as the USA, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore and the UK.
Apple Pay to Cause End of Physical Bank Cards Era?
According to what the CEO of mobile banking startup called Moven writes, the introduction of Apple's payment service could possibly mean the end of plastic bank cards in the next two or three years. And I must admit that it is a massive step forward as Apple Pay and other systems based on NFC or similar technologies are way more reliable and secure than the existing physical cards, which can be lost, stolen, damaged and in any other way made unusable. Apart from that, they can be hacked by cyber criminals.
AT&T Announces Record-Breaking Number of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Pre-Orders
Earlier today, AT&T announced that the amount of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus pre-orders had set a new record. In fact, the number of people willing to purchase Apple's next-generation handsets was so enormous that it even caused some problems to the webpage, where one could pre-order the iPhone, forcing the company to switch to the reservation system to cope with the load. However, the exact amount of those, who decided to buy the next-gen iPhone is still unknown.
Gold Apple Watch to Cost $1200 - Rumor
As you probably know, the guys from Cupertino on Tuesday announced several versions of their wearable device, namely, Apple Watch, Apple Watch Sport and Apple Watch Edition. All of them are expected to become available no sooner than in 2015. According to the latest report from TechCrunch, the most luxurious 18-karat version of the Apple Watch may get a price of $1.200. It should be noted, however, that this is the estimated price based on the size of the device and the cost of materials used for the production of the golden smartwatch. The actual price may be lower or even a bit higher.
More Details About 'Apple Pay' Mobile Payments System
Alongside the long-anticipated 4.7-inch iPhone 6, the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus and the Apple Watch, the guys from Cupertino officially unveiled the new mobile payments service based on Touch ID and Near Field Communication technology. The new system allows iPhone 6 users to make easy, quick and, what is important, protected payments on the go. It is called Apple Pay. Let’s find out how it works.
Purported Battery for 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Appears in Video
Following a leaked image showing a 2.915 mAh battery for the upcoming 5.5-inch iPhone 6 that appeared on the Internet last week, a new video was shared today by a French website called Nowhereelse.fr, which shows us that same part for Apple's handset. The leaked part looks genuine and goes in line with all the previous rumors about the device. Moreover, the French reporters cite Chinese supply chain insiders in their post, so I think we can believe the video, which is, by the way, available below.
Apple's Payment System to Support Visa and MasterCard - Rumor
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.
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Apple to Sell iWatch for About $400 - Rumor
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.
New Images Appear Online that Show Leaked iPhone 6 Components
Several new images have recently appeared on the Internet that show us new leaked components for the upcoming iPhone 6. These parts include SIM card trays, home buttons, new embedded Apple logo, internal speaker and a vibrator motor. The images have been first spotted on Nowhereelse.fr, so I guess we can believe them.
As noted by people familiar with the matter, the handset will come in three different colors, namely, space grey, gold and silver. Moreover, it will feature an updated Touch ID fingerprint sensor, a faster A8 processor and a number of other improvements. The design of the gadget will be very similar to the design of the iPhone 5s. The most conspicuous difference will be the size of the iPhone.
New Images Show Purported LED Flash for iPhone 6
A couple of new images have recently appeared on the Internet that show us something what appears to be LED Flash components for the long-anticipated 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone 6. The leaked photos prove the rumor, which suggests that the guys from Cupertino are planning to unveil both handsets at the same time. The release of the smaller handset will take place on September 9th, however, I don't know whether the larger device will be unveiled at the same media event.
iPhone 6 to Get Display Resolution of 1472 x 828 Pixels?
According to the latest report from 9to5Mac reporter Mark Gurman and an image posted to Instagram by the firm called Feld & Volk, Apple’s next-generation iPhone models with 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch displays may get screen resolutions of 1472 x 828 pixels. While earlier it was reported that the new handsets will boast of the resolution of 1704 x 960 pixels, the aforementioned reporter managed to find some other proofs that confirm the new resolution. The proofs have been found in the latest Xcode 6 beta.
Apple Releases iOS 8 Beta 6 to Select Partners
According to the latest reports from BGR, the guys from Cupertino have recently released iOS 8 Beta 6 to select partners. It should be noted, however, that this is still not a gold master seed of the mobile operating system. Very soon, Apple is expected to release a final version of iOS 8 to developers for testing and after that, probably on September 9th, the new version of iOS will become available for all users worldwide.
AdThief Malware Infects Nearly 75.000 Jailbroken iPhones and iPads
According to the latest report from a security researcher Axelle Apvrille, a new piece of malware has been recently discovered that is developed to hijack the ad revenue. It is called AdThief. Malicious software infects jailbroken devices, so if you have one, be careful while using Cydia. You see, the malware comes in the form of Cydia Substrate extension and it is nearly impossible for an average user to identify and get rid of it.
Apple Bans Two Chemicals from Final Assembly of Its Gadgets
As noted by people familiar with the matter, the guys from Cupertino have recently banned two hazardous chemicals from the final assembly of iPhones, iPads, iPods, Macs, MacBooks and other gadgets. These chemicals include benzene and n-hexane, which can cause leukemia and nerve damage after direct contact with human organism.