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It seems that the iPhone SE, which will be announced on March 21st at Apple’s special media event, may soon get a strong rival. According to the rumors from Taiwan, Samsung plans to release the Galaxy S7 mini.
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.
Yesterday, YouTube channel SuperSaf TV released a video where two smartphones, namely, the Samsung Galaxy S7 and iPhone 6s Plus were compared in a speed test. The results of the test are quite surprising. If you expect Samsung’s new device to be much faster than iPhone 6s due to the fact that it was released later and has a better processor, you’re wrong.
YouTube channel EverythingApplePro released an interesting video a couple of days ago. People behind the channel decided to test Samsung’s new smartphone Galaxy S7 Edge and the iPhone 6S in a plastic reservoir filled with water to see if they can get some unexpected results.
According to Samsung, their Galaxy S7 is fully waterproof in accordance with the IP68 standard. Unlike the previous models, the S7 is supposed to work normally after being held in the water for 30 minutes and can be put up to 1,5 meters deep.
Moreover, the company claims to use not only outside waterproof coverage, but inside as well. It means that even USB ports and the headphone jack will work absolutely fine after you drop the smartphone in the water.
A major conflict between Apple and the FBI about privacy problems and encryption has been widely reviewed in media recently and is still going on in court. Probably, every significant figure in technology world and among politics has already spoken in defense of Apple or the FBI.
According to the latest report from reliable sources, the smaller 4 inch iPhone will be called the iPhone SE, not the iPhone 5SE. If the rumors turn out to be legitimate, we may see the first iPhone without the number in its name.
Apple is reportedly working on an iPhone supporting wireless charging. While it is obvious that we won’t see this device in 2016, the company may release the updated handset with wireless charging capabilities and some other improvements next year. The rumor comes from Bloomberg, so it is worth relying on.
According to the latest report from people familiar with the matter, Samsung is planning to invest up to $7.47 billion in manufacturing facilities and equipment required to supply Apple with flexible OLED panels for future iPhones. The deal with the Cupertino-based tech giant is nearly signed, so looks like soon Samsung will become Apple’s main component supplier.
In addition to urBeats earphones, Apple has also decided to give its employees nine months of free and unlimited Apple Music access as a holiday present. Such generous gifts have been officially announced by Apple SVP Eddy Cue in his recent video message to the company workers.
According to a research firm Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP), 37% of iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus buyers have purchased the 5.5-inch model. If to compare the results of this year with those of 2014, we may see that the number of users choosing the iPhone with a larger display has grown substantially over the past 12 months. Last year, 25% of customers decided to purchase the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus, so the increase is equal to 12%.
If to speak about the number of users who switched from rival platforms, Google’s Android in particular, it has changed as well. The share of former Android users accounted for 26% and this is a new record. Last year, it was equal to 12% and in 2013 it made 23% of iPhone 5s purchasers.
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.
Following the teardown of the Apple Pencil, the iFixit team has just recently performed a teardown of the Smart Keyboard for the long-awaited 12.9-inch iPad Pro. The experts have found out that thanks to using special materials and fabric, the accessory is extremely durable as well as water and stain-resistant. The drawback is that the keyboard can’t be disassembled and repaired without being damaged and made totally unusable. According to iFixit experts, the repairability score is 0 out 10, where 10 is the easiest to repair.
As it was already mentioned on our website, the iPad Pro went on sale on November 11th. Together with this device, Apple released one smart accessory targeted at designers, photographers and all those who plan to use the 12.9-inch tablet for work. This accessory is called the Apple Pencil and this is a stylus capable of functioning on the 3D Touch display of the large tablet.
The Apple Pencil is equipped with a Lightning connector for charging and this is probably the weakest component of the device that can be easily broken by neglectful users while being on charge. At least you might think so.
According to the latest report from IHS Technology researcher Kevin Wang, the long-awaited 4-inch iPhone called probably the iPhone 6c may be released in mid-2016. Previous report from this source pointed to the release of the device in the fourth quarter of 2015, however, because of the new report from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo or under some other circumstances, Wang decided to change the forecast.
The long-awaited 12.9-inch iPad Pro went on sale in the United States and a number of other countries on Wednesday, November 11th. It’s Friday now, and first lucky customers have already received their pre-ordered tablets. What this means is that now we have an opportunity to take a look at first exclusive hands on videos and short reviews revealing new features of Apple’s largest-ever tablet and decide whether we need this device or not.
I’ve chosen a couple of clips I find the most interesting and posted them below. Take a look and let me know what you think about the iPad Pro.
First reviewer says that the iPad Pro is actually ‘almost Pro’ as it doesn't have any new features, except for the screen size, in comparison with the iPad Air 2.