News tagged ‘iPad’
A couple of days ago, Apple released iOS 9 to users worldwide. The update turned out to be quite unstable and many users reported various issues connected with it. As can be seen on Apple Support Communities, the most popular was the one causing iPhones and iPads to freeze on the ‘Slide to Upgrade’ screen. To resolve this issue and a fix a number of other bugs causing constant app crashes and lags, Apple on Wednesday released iOS 9.0.1 with numerous changes. The most-recent version is aimed at improving the stability and performance of iOS as well as at fixing the most common problems.
According to Apple’s latest press-release devoted to the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus pre-sales and retail stores availability, the recently-released iOS 9 is now installed on more that 50% of active devices. Even though iOS 9 bricked a wide number of iPhones and iPads and caused a number of compatibility and performance issues, its adoption rate is close to setting up a new record.
It is Sunday today, so I’d like to tell you about the most interesting posts of the past seven days. It’s no secret that most of the articles this week are somehow connected with either new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus or iOS 9 that became available for users worldwide on September 16th.
After upgrade to iOS 9 last week, many users began to complain about an issue causing iPhones and iPads to freeze on ‘Slide to Upgrade’ screen. As it turns out, Apple is aware of the issue and is currently working on a fix. The company has recently released a special support document with steps for those people who got their phones or tablets bricked after attempting to upgrade to the latest version of iOS. You can find these steps either below, or on Apple’s website.
Several new images showing the retail packagings of all iPhone 6s models and a rose gold device have recently appeared on the Internet. The images have been first spotted on a Spanish website called iPhoneros. The reporters claim they got the photos of Space Gray, Silver, Rose Gold and Gold iPhone 6s boxes from reliable Chinese sources, so it appears that they are legitimate and authentic. The images are available below.
Now that Apple released iOS 9 to users worldwide, many people are curious about how fast is this version of Apple’s mobile operating system. It’s no secret that system performance depends on the hardware, so if you’re using an iPhone 4s with iOS 9, it will be slightly slower than the iPhone 6 with iOS 9 on board.
The iFixit team has recently performed a teardown of the iPad mini 4, which was officially announced at a media event last week. This teardown confirms that the updated 7.9-inch tablet is equipped with 2GB of RAM and 1.5 GHz Apple A8 processor. Apart from that, the experts have found out that the device comes with a smaller battery.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has recently called Apple’s iPhone with a number of Microsoft apps on board an 'iPhone Pro'. During a meeting called the Salesforce Dreamforce conference, Satya Nadella demonstrated such apps as Skype, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Sway, Outlook and claimed the latter one was the best mail application currently available for users of all platforms. Microsoft CEO explained that he’s not the owner of the phone and that it is used just for demo purposes.
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Just as we expected, Apple on Wednesday released iOS 9 to public worldwide. If you have a compatible iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, the update should be available in the Settings app under General - Software Update or once you connect your device to iTunes. It should be noted, however, that Apple servers are currently overloaded, so if you don’t see any available updates, you should wait for a while.
Last Wednesday, Apple officially announced new iPad mini 4. The device is already available for purchase in the United States and a number of other countries. Although during the media event Apple did not point out the specs of the tablet, the benchmarks that appeared on the Internet yesterday prove that the fourth-generation iPad mini can boast of 1.5GHz Apple A8 processor and 2GB of RAM. The report revealing such specs was shared by ArsTechnica reporters.
As was announced at the last week’s media event devoted to new iPhones and iPads, the long-awaited iOS 9 will become available for public on September 16th. Several hours before the release of iOS 9, iOS 8 adoption rate has reached 87%. The data comes directly from Apple, it was gathered on September 14th with the help of special App Store mechanism. We can believe what we see.
According to the latest report from reliable insiders, Apple has recently assigned Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) as the main supplier of the A10 chip, which is expected to be used in the iPhone 7 that will come in 2016. The rumor comes from a rather reliable Asian newspaper China Times, so it’s rather trustworthy. As noted by the same sources, the next-generation iPhone processor will be built using a 16-nanometer technology and InFO architecture. The production of the chip will reportedly start next year in March.
According to the latest report citing Apple’s supply chain sources, the iPhone 6s Plus is currently constrained because of faulty backlight modules. As noted by usually-reliable KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Japanese supplier Minebea has faced some manufacturing difficulties resulting in limited supply of the new handset. To resolve the problem, Apple is reportedly transferring orders to another supplier called Radiant, that is expected to see a 70-80% increase in orders in September. It appears that Radiant is more experienced in the production of backlight modules for large-screen devices.
A well-known iOS developer Hamza Sood has recently discovered that the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus both have 2GB of RAM. This seems to be truth as the references pointing to the increase in RAM have been found in Apple’s development tool called Xcode. The rumors about larger amount of RAM inside the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus have been circulating on the Internet for a couple of months and looks like now they are finally officially confirmed. Hamza Sood is quite a reliable insider, so we can believe what he has revealed.
It is Sunday today, which means it's time for us to discuss the most interesting posts of the last seven days. Well, keeping in mind that Apple unveiled the long-awaited 4.7-inch iPhone 6s, 5.5-inch iPhone 6s Plus as well as the 7.9-inch iPad mini and 12.9-inch iPad Pro on Wednesday, it is no secret that most of the articles this week deal with these particular devices and their tech specs.