News tagged ‘iPad’
Apple Remains Top U.S. Smartphone Manufacturer, iOS Market Share Continues to Grow - comScore
Apple remains top U.S. smartphone manufacturer. According to the latest report from a research firm comScore, the market share of the company from Cupertino was equal to 44.2% during the period of three months ending in July. Such vendors as Samsung, LG, Motorola and HTC occupy the places in the top-five list.
Apple to Unveil iPad Pro in September Alongside New iPhones
Looks like apart from the long-awaited iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPad mini 4 and the updated Apple TV, Apple will officially unveil the 12.9-inch iPad Pro on September 9th. The pre-orders may go live in October and the shipments to customers - in November. The rumors come from reliable insiders that provided correct information in the past.
New Apple TV to Feature Universal Search and Price Tag of $149
According to the latest report from John Paczkowski of BuzzFeed, the next-generation Apple TV, which is expected to be unveiled at a media event devoted to the iPhone 6s and iPad mini 4 on September 9th, will get a price tag of $149 and finally boast of one great feature. This great feature is universal search that will allow users to see the search results from all possible sources in one single place.
Shipments of iPad Pro Components to Start in September?
According to the latest report from people familiar with the matter, the shipments of the components for the widely-rumored 12.9-inch iPad Pro will start in September. The tablet will feature a new touchscreen manufactured by Sharp and GIS. This touchscreen will have a new glass-film-film or GFF structure instead of the glass-film used in the iPad Air and iPad mini. This will let the display work with a new stylus that is expected to be shipped with the larger-screen Apple tablet.
New Rumors About Apple TV Remote Surface Online
Earlier this year, a rumor appeared on the Internet suggesting Apple was planning to release a new Apple TV with an A8 chip and a completely redesigned remote control. Last Friday, Matthew Panzarino of TechCrunch confirmed the rumor and claimed the new remote will feature motion sensors, physical buttons and a microphone for Apple’s virtual assistant Siri. Apple will also let developers create apps and games for the upcoming set-top-box.
Apple Confirms Date of Media Event Devoted to New iPhone
Just as we expected, the media event devoted to Apple’s new iPhone and possibly iPad mini will take place on Wednesday, September 9th at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, California. This time it’s not a rumor; the guys from Cupertino have begun sending invitations to reporters. The tagline of this year’s media event is "Hey Siri, give us a hint".
Here’s How Partially Working iPhone 6s Looks Like [Video]
As you know, Apple will soon release a new iPhone. Over the last couple of weeks, a wide number of parts have leaked online, including the front and back panels and the logic board with the updated NFC and LTE chips of the would-be handset. Using these leaked parts as well as some parts from the iPhone 6, MacRumors reporters have managed to create a partially working iPhone unit and showed this device in the short video. This clip is available below, you may take a look and let me know what you think about it.
Sharp and Foxconn to Create Joint Venture to Produce Displays for Apple Gadgets
According to the latest report from people familiar with the matter, Apple partners Sharp and Foxconn are currently in talks to create a new joint venture to produce displays for new Apple gadgets. Sharp is expected to produce displays for the widely-rumored 12.9-inch iPad Pro and Foxconn will reportedly be responsible for the assembly of LCDs and touch modules and other components. By the way, the company will ramp up the production of iPad Pro in the near future and end up with 4 or 5 million iPad units shipped by the end of this year.
Top 10 Stories of the Week
It is Sunday today, which means it is high time I told you about the most interesting posts of the past seven days. Let’s take a look at these posts right now.
Most of the articles this week deal with Apple’s next-gen iPhone and rumors about its hardware components and the release date. There’re also some posts that tell us about the 12.9-inch iPad Pro and about a new security vulnerability found in OS X Yosemite 10.10.5.
Samsung Working on iPad Pro Rival - Rumor
According to the latest report shared by people familiar with the matter, Samsung is currently working on a massive 18.4-inch tablet. This device is expected to become the main and probably the only rival of the iPad Pro, which is expected to be released later this year. The South Korean tech giant is also working on a 12-inch tablet with an Intel Core M processor inside, 4GB of RAM and a stylus. The device will be running Windows 10.
Apple Stops Signing iOS 8.4, Downgrades Are Impossible Now
Apple has just stopped signing iOS 8.4. This means it is currently impossible to downgrade to this version of Apple’s mobile operating system.
If you have a jailbroken iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, make sure you don’t upgrade to iOS 8.4.1 accidentally. Although it seems that this version is jailbreakable, currently there are no tools capable of hacking devices with IOS 8.4.1 on board. If you try jailbreaking your device and then something goes wrong, you will have to restore to iOS 8.4.1, not iOS 8.4.
iPad Pro Mass Production to Start in September or October - Ming-Chi Kuo
According to the latest report from usually-reliable KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the mass production of the long-awaited 12.9-inch iPad Pro will start in September or October. Looks like in September the guys from Cupertino will show us only the new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus as well as the iPad mini 4. Just like new iPhones, Apple’s iPad Pro will support the Force Touch technology currently used in the Apple Watch and several MacBooks from the 2015 lineup.
48% of Apple Music Subscribers Don’t Use This Service - Analysts
According to the latest data from a research firm MusicWatch, 48% of those who signed up for the Apple Music free trial aren’t currently using the service. The long-awaited Beats-based music service lets people with iOS 8.4 or later on their compatible iPhones, iPads and iPod touches get access to thousands of songs for free for three months. Despite this fact, only a half of subscribers listen to free music right now.
iPad Pro with 2,732×2,048 Display Spotted in Analytics
Looks like Apple is indeed working on a larger iPad called presumably the iPad Pro. According to a report shared by a mobile analytics firm called AppSee, the guys from Cupertino are currently testing a device with the display resolution of 2,732×2,048 pixels and a model identifier iPad6,8. The firm has also spotted two new iPhones, namely, the iPhone8,1 and iPhone8,2. This goes in line with previous rumors indicating that the iPhone 6s Plus and iPhone 6s are being tested at the moment.
Leaked Images Reveal New A9 Chip Design
Several new images showing diagrams of the iPhone 6s logic board have recently appeared on the Internet. According to these diagrams, the logic board of the upcoming iPhone will feature a new SiP (System-in-Package) design. This design will combine several chips in one larger chip. In particular, the power management and the baseband chips will be embedded into the A9 CPU.