News tagged ‘Car’
According to the latest report published by a German newspaper called Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Apple has a secret car lab in Berlin. About 15-20 experienced employees from German automotive industry are reportedly working at this facility to help the company create an innovative and advanced vehicle, the reporters claim. The report suggests that Apple’s car will be electric, but lack the support of self-driving capabilities.
The iFixit team has posted its iPhone SE teardown, which confirmed most of the details about the device that surfaced yesterday after the Chipworks teardown of the same 4-inch handset. Apple’s updated 4-inch device is stuffed with iPhone 5s internals mixed up with some unique components developed specifically for this model.
Aside from announcing the 4-inch iPhone SE and 9.7-inch iPad Pro, Apple has also unveiled iOS 9.3, OS X 10.11.4 El Capitan, watchOS 2.2 and tvOS 9.2. Each and every version has been thoroughly tested by the developers and public testers and is now available for download.
According to the App Store data, the adoption rate of iOS 9 has increased to 79% over the last couple of weeks. 16% of users are still on iOS 8 and 5% use even older versions.
Apple released the seventh beta of the iOS 9.3 to the public testers and developers. The new build of the operating system has some interesting features, for example, the Night Shift mode, new CarPlay functionality, some additional 3D Touch options for apps and other enhancements.
Yesterday Apple was granted several new patents. One of the most important of these patents is the one covering Liquidmetal Home buttons for company’s main devices – iPads and iPhones.
Liquidmetal has a number of unique qualities, which include the resistance from corrosion, light weight and high strength.
Apple continues to expand its payment service system on the market. 27 banks in the USA signed a contract to become partners of Apple Pay. The list includes such banks as the Bank of England, the Franklin First Federal Credit Union, Lone Star National Bank etc.
Although Apple has planned to keep their Project «Titan» in secret, everybody in media is now talking about whether or not the company should make its own electric car.
It is Sunday today, which means it’s high time I told you about the most interesting articles of the past seven days. Most of the posts this week deal with pre-release versions of iOS 9.3, OS X El Capitan 10.11.4, watchOS 2.2 and tvOS 9.2 as well as with the upcoming 4-inch iPhone SE and the 9.7-inch iPad called the iPad Pro. There are some other interesting articles, so make sure you check them out.
A new incredibly interesting and quite awkward iPhone 7 concept has recently appeared on YouTube. The new iPhone mockup has been created by Sonitdac and a thing that makes it completely different from all other concepts is expandable widescreen display. While it is obvious that Apple won’t release such a device this year, the idea is actually quite innovative and worth researching, I guess.
The video showing the aforementioned iPhone 7 concept is available below.
Fourth Beta of iOS 9.3, OS X El Capitan 10.11.4, watchOS 2.2 and tvOS 9.2 Now Available for Public Testers
Following the release of the fourth beta of iOS 9.3, OS X El Capitan 10.11.4, watchOS 2.2 and tvOS 9.2 to registered developers, Apple has made the pre-release software available for the members of the public beta testing program.
As it was already reported, Apple launched Apple Pay in China last week. In accordance with the latest report from people familiar with the matter, to make the mobile payment system work in this Asian country, Apple had to halve the usual transaction fee. Currently, the fee is equal to 0.07% in China, while in the United States and other regions it accounts for approximately 0.15%.
Apple CEO Tim Cook has recently talked with Fortune reporters about the future of the company and the widely-rumored electric vehicle codenamed “Titan” that is reportedly being developed by the Cupertino-based tech giant at the moment. According to Cook, the fact that the firm hires automotive industry experts doesn’t mean that the car is under development. It is a normal practice for a large company to search for possibly innovative spheres of business, however, this search doesn’t necessarily mean that something completely new, for example, an electric car, will be unveiled soon.
Apple’s main rival, Samsung, has just unveiled its new flagship devices, the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. In terms of design, both gadgets are pretty similar to their predecessors, however, there are several features that make these phones completely different.
Just as it was reported yesterday, Apple has today officially launched Apple Pay in China, making the mobile payment system available for millions of customers in this large Asian country. The debut of the service in China is quite an obvious step aimed at making Apple and its products and services more popular, luring new customers and increasing profits.