News tagged ‘exclusive’
Apple Music: What We Expected and What We’ll Get
As a part of iOS 9 announcement, the guys from Cupertino on Monday announced their long-awaited streaming music service called Apple Music. Although it is yet to be launched, we can now discuss its main features.
Kanye West Spotted with All-Gold Apple Watch on Wrist
As you probably know, there are three versions of the long-awaited Apple’s wearable device, namely, the Apple Watch, the Apple Watch Sport and the Apple Watch Edition. These smartwatches are made of aluminum, stainless steel and 18-karat gold. The prices start from $350 for the entry-level aluminum model and end with incredible $15.000 for the high-end gold version of the gadget.
Not surprisingly, only several people have been spotted wearing the most expensive gold model of the Apple Watch. Kanye West is one of those people. The reporters saw him wearing the gold Edition with a gold Link Bracelet during the Chicago Bulls vs. Cleveland Cavaliers game. It is rather strange as many of the initial customers haven’t yet received their orders.
About 200 Samsung Employees Are Working Exclusively on Displays for Apple Devices
According to the latest report from Bloomberg, Samsung has earlier this month formed a separate team, which will be responsible for the development and manufacture of displays specifically for Apple’s iPads and MacBooks. Although Samsung is not the first company that has a special department dedicated to supplying Apple with various components (LG also has one), such a step shows that not only Apple is dependent from its main market rival.
First Third-Party Apple Watch Apps Hit Apple's App Store
Apple has just begun releasing selected third-party Apple Watch apps on the App Store. These apps include Twitter, Evernote, Things, Target, Dark Sky, The Wall Street Journal and many other applications from non-Apple developers. While the wearable device is expected to hit the store shelves only on April 24th, customers will get an exclusive opportunity to take a look at the smartwatch and try it on at the local Apple Stores starting from April 10th. They will also get a chance to pre-order the tiny gadget. However, to decide whether they actually need the Apple Watch, people should be able to look at different apps created for it.
Quick Look at Apple Watch, its Interface and Design [Video]
As you know, a couple of hours ago, at the “Spring Forward” media event, Apple announced its Apple Watch. Although the wearable device is not available for purchase yet, after the presentation, the reporters had an exclusive possibility to take a close look at the smartwatch and test its performance. Below you may take a look at the short hands on video showing the 42mm Apple Watch Sport tested by Jon Rettinger of TechnoBuffalo.
Bank of America Promotes Apple's iPhone 6 and Apple Pay in New Ad
Bank of America has recently released a new ad highlighting the iPhone 6 and Apple Pay. In such a way one of the largest banks in the USA has joined the army of banks and retailers that promote the NFC-based payments service created by the guys from Cupertino and launched in the United States of America back in October.
In the short clip, which is available below, Apple Pay is called "the new, easy, secure, smart way to pay with a simple touch." Well, after watching the ad it is very difficult not to agree with this statement, don’t you think so?
Another Video Showing Apple's Campus 2 Appeared Online
AppleInsider has recently shared a new aerial video showing the progress on the building of Apple’s new “spaceship” campus. As you probably know, a couple of days ago the guys from Cupertino posted a photo indicating that the work on the Campus 2 continues at enormous speed. Todays video once again proves this fact and gives us a more precise look at different parts of the construction site. The short clip is available
Foxconn to Invest $2.6 Billion into Display Factory Capable of Producing Screens for Apple
According to what people familiar with the matter say, Foxconn will invest $2.6 billion in the construction of the new plant capable of producing displays exclusively for Apple. The new factory will be reportedly build in Southern Taiwan by Foxconn-owned firm called Innolux. Company's executives decided to invest such a large sum of money into construction after the guys from Cupertino made a very "urgent" request.
Net Cost of iPad Air 2 Components Is $275 - IHS Experts
A research firm called IHC has recently torn down Apple's new iPad Air 2 to find out how much money the guys from Cupertino spend on the hardware for their flagship tablet. As usual, the net cost of components is much lower than the actual price of the device, however, we should not forget that this cost does not include the price of assembly, transportation costs etc. Anyway, the experts claim that Apple spends about $275 on the 16GB version of the iPad Air 2, which is one dollar more than the net price of the last-year iPad Air. Keep in mind that this is the basic model; all the other are more expensive to assemble.
iPhone 6 to Feature Faster Processor, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, NFC Support and More
According to the latest rumors, Apple's iPhone 6 will get a 2.0GHz A8 processor, a separate NFC chip, an improved Touch ID fingerprint sensor, 802.11ac Wi-Fi radio and one special chip. This chip will reportedly be used for the recognition and authentication of Beats headsets. Well, at least this is what VentureBeat reporters claim.
iPhone 6 to Feature 13MP Camera Manufactured by Sony?
Apple’s iPhone 6 will feature a 13-megapixel camera manufactured by Sony. This sensor will be capable of shooting high-quality images and recording 1080p videos, sources familiar with the matter claim.
5.5-inch iPhone 6 to Feature 128GB of Storage?
According to the rumors, which appeared on the Internet on Wednesday, Apple’s iPhone 6 will boast of 32GB, 64GB or 128GB of memory. The 16GB version is expected to disappear. However, as noted by the Chinese news website Wei Feng, only a 5.5-inch iPhone will be available with such an enormous amount of memory.
5.5-inch iPhone 6 LCD Display Component Spotted Online
Sonny Dickson has recently shared a couple of images showing something similar to the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 LCD display component. The leaked part is pictured attached to a ruler, which indicates that the size of the screen is about 14 cm or 5.5 inches. This goes in line with all the rumors that appeared on the Internet earlier.
Apple and Google Fight for Exclusive Games for Their Platforms
Apple wants major game developers to release their new games exclusively for iOS. This will allow to lure many customers from the competitive platform - Android. The problem is that Google also plans to get the so-called first rights for many games.
Both tech giants promise to promote new games and their developers placing them to all kinds of ratings and lists. Now it’s up to developers to decide what company - Apple or Google - to choose.
TechRadar iPhone 6 Concept - Video
Ahead of iPhone 6 release that is expected to take place either in July or in September, TechRadar has come up with its own smartphone concept. To be honest, it looks pretty much the same as other concepts. Except for one thing - there’s no physical home button. Instead, the creators of the video suggest that Apple will use a next-generation Touch ID sensor. Take a look at the video and you’ll understand what I mean.