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Apple has been granted a patent for several advanced Smart Covers for the iPad that enhance the functionality of the tablet and allow user to perform a number of actions that make the usage of the device even easier. The Smart Covers described in the patent can serve as additional screens for displaying notifications and widgets that’s why they can become a new way of interaction between a user and the iPad.
According to the latest report from a Japanese website Macotakara, Apple has changed its initial plans and won’t equip the iPhone 7 Plus (or Pro) with a Smart Connector. A funny thing about this rumor is that about a month ago, this same site, Macotakara, claimed all the rumors about the Smart Connector included in the 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus were real and legitimate. It is up to you to decide whether to believe the latest report or not, but don’t say you haven’t been warned.
Apple’s iPhone has been recently named the 'Most Influential Gadget of All Time'. The handset topped the rating of the 50 most influential gadgets. According to what TIME reporters write, such title represents the value of the device and its contribution to the way modern portable devices like smartphones and tablets look and function. Aside from the iPhone, such Apple products like the iBook, iPad, iPod and the Macintosh were included in the ranking. These devices were spotted on 38th, 25th, 9th and 3rd places respectively.
According to the latest report from Business Insider, by 2020, the Apple Watch may occupy about 40% of the luxury smartwatch market. In other words, in four years, nearly the half of wearable devices sold across the globe and costing more than $350 may be Apple Watch units. The information comes from a reliable source, so I think we can rely on the figures we have just seen.
Apple’s virtual assistant, Siri, has once again helped to save a life in an emergency. This time it helped one son who got into troubles to call his father from an iPhone with a smashed LCD, badly damaged body, but surprisingly functioning Home button.
Apple has recently released two new iPhone commercials entitled “iPhone 6s - Fingerprint” and “iPhone 6s - Onions”. Both ads highlight the functionality of Apple’s full-size smartphone and show how most people use their devices in everyday life.
Apple has reduced the price of the iPhone lineup in Japan. Such models as the iPhone 6, iPhone 6s and even the recently-released 4-inch iPhone SE can now be purchased 10% cheaper. For example, the entry-level 16GB iPhone SE model was available for about $483. Now its price is equal to approximately $437.
According to the results of the latest survey conducted by a firm called Fluent among 2,578 people online, three-fifths of the current Apple Watch owners are planning to buy a new model once it is released even though its design and functionality are currently unknown.
The Pangu team has released a jailbreak for the fourth-generation Apple TV. The first announcement about the work on a completely new tool was made a couple of weeks ago. A week ago or so, the hackers informed the community that the tool was undergoing final pre-release testing. Finally, on Wednesday the Pangu team made the Apple TV 4 jailbreak available for download.
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.
The President of the United States Barack Obama had an interview yesterday, in which he shared his opinion about the current encryption conflict and what the results of it may be in the future.
The Pangu team has officially announced it will release a jailbreak for the fourth generation Apple TV as soon as next week. The announcement came alongside the debut of the untethered jailbreak for iOS 9.1, which can now be downloaded from Pangu’s official website.
Apple’s Senior Vice President of Software Engineering Craig Federighi replied to the user named Caleb about whether the iPhone battery life improves when you regularly close apps on your device or not. Originally it was a question to Apple CEO Tim Cook, but Mr. Federighi explained in a short form that this move will not help at all.
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.
According to the latest report from people familiar with the matter, Apple is planning to add Siri to OS X 10.12, which is expected to be released as soon as this fall. Sources claim that the company has been testing Siri on OS X internally for a long period of time and that the virtual assistant is nearly ready for the release.