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Apple has recently released the first public beta of OS X Yosemite 10.10. The pre-release version of the operating system for Macs is available for the first million of users who have registered as a beta-tester on Apple’s official website.
Apple has recently announced its financial results of the third quarter of fiscal 2014, which ended on June 28th. According to the figures shared by the guys from Cupertino, the company’s revenue over the last months is $37.4 billion. As to the net profit, it is $7.7 billion. These results prove that the third quarter of 2014 has become more successful than the year-ago quarter. Well, I don’t think this is something that surprises you.
According to what Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty writes, in the first year after launch, Apple may sell up to 60 million iWatch units. The long-anticipated smartwatch is expected to lure new customers to the company and improve its market share greatly.
It is Sunday again, so looks like it's high time I told you about the most interesting stories of the past seven days.
As you may have noticed, most of the posts deal with Apple's long-anticipated iPhone 6 and the iWatch. According to the latest rumors, the first gadget will be equipped with a dual-core 2GHz processor. The mass-production of the handset will start later this month. If to speak about Apple's smartwatch, we shall see it no sooner than in the fourth quarter of 2014. The mass-production will reportedly begin in November.
According to Taiwan's Business Weekly, Apple has placed a huge amount of orders for the iPhone 6. In fact, the number of handsets the guys from Cupertino are planning to sell in the first weeks after the release is nearly 68 million.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company is currently planning to start the production of Touch ID fingerprint sensors for the upcoming iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3, China Times reports.
According to the latest rumors, Synaptics has purchased Renesas Electronics division called Renesas SP Drivers. The firm produces display chips for various smartphones including Apple's iPhone.
Apple's iPhone sales in this quarter may beat the Wall Street estimates. This is what Katy Huberty of Morgan Stanley predicts. If to believe the data shared by the analyst, the guys from Cupertino may sell as many as 39 million iPhone units in the second calendar quarter of 2014.
According to the latest rumors, Apple has acquired a company behind Spotsetter app. In case you don't know, it's an application that offers you where to go and what to do. It searches for places nearby using the location data. Looks like the guys from Cupertino plan to make their services even more personalized and intuitive.
Another rumor, which deals with Apple's iWatch, appeared on the Internet today. According to the latest report from Nikkei, the guys from Cupertino will show us their new wearable device in October. Moreover, the same source claims that the iWatch will be equipped with a curved OLED display. Together with your iPhone, it will monitor your health.
Apple managed to occupy the fifth spot in the annual Fortune 500 rating. In 2013, the company from Cupertino was on the 6th place, so looks like the gross revenue of about $170 billion helped to move to a higher spot this year.
The company from Cupertino will officially announce Beats Electronics acquisition this week, The New York Post reports. The sum of acquisition is slightly lower than we expected.
As it was mentioned last week, Apple planned to purchase Beats for about $3.2 billion. As it turns out, the sum for some reason has been reduced to $3 billion.
According to what the analysts from Nomura Securities write, by the end of 2014, Apple will sell as many as 46 million iPhone 6 units. The experts claim that the 4.7-inch handset will be called iPhone 6 Air and the 5.5-inch model - iPhone 6 Pro. The smartphones will become more expensive.
According to the people familiar with the matter, the deal between Apple and Beats Electronics will be signed in a couple of days. However, the sources claim that for some unknown reason the talks between two industry giants have been close to falling apart.
Apple is no longer world's most valuable brand. According to the annual study of global brands conducted by Millward Brown, the company from Cupertino is currently on the second place. The first spot is occupied by Apple's main rival - Google.