News tagged ‘Mac’
Apple Became Top Wearables Vendor – Analyst
According to the latest report shared by Strategy Analytics, Apple has overtaken Fitbit and become the largest wearables vendor in the world. During the last calendar quarter, the company shipped 3.5 million Apple Watch units and took 15.9% of global market. In the first quarter of 2016, Apple’s market share was 12.1% and the shipments accounted for 2.2 million units.
Inventec to Produce Apple’s Amazon Echo Competitor – Rumor
According to the latest report from the Chinese newspaper Economic Daily News (via
Apple to Announce iPhone 8 at WWDC – Analyst
According to the latest prediction made by a JPMorgan analyst, Apple may change its usual schedule and unveil the long-awaited iPhone 8 at the Worldwide Developers Conference in June. It is the first time we hear about the new data of the announcement of the new model.
Apple Announced Financial Results in Q2 2017
Apple has announced the financial results in the second fiscal quarter of 2017. The quarterly revenue is equal to $52.9 billion, which is less than $50.6 billion in the year-ago quarter. International sales made up 65% of revenue.
98% of AirPods Users Like their Headphones
According to the latest survey conducted by Experian and Creative Strategies survey, 98% of AirPods users are satisfied with their headphones. Most of these people would also recommend the wireless headphones to a friend or relative. 942 AirPods owners took part in the survey.
Siri Helps to Save Lives of 3 Fishermen
Siri on an iPhone 7 has once again helped to save several lives. Three fishermen who traveled four miles from the coast of Key Biscayne last Sunday nearly drowned after their boat started taking on water. Luckily, one of them had a waterproof iPhone 7 and managed to call emergency services using Siri.
Apple Seeds macOS Sierra 10.12.5 Beta 5 to Developers
Apple has released the fifth beta of macOS Sierra 10.12.5 to developers. The update contains a number of security, stability, and compatibility improvements. No new features or design changes have been spotted so far.
Top 10 Stories of the Week
It is Sunday today, so let’s take a look at the most popular posts of the last couple of days.
Most of the articles this week deal with the OLED iPhone 8, its alleged specs, and leaked schematics and components that reveal the design of the handset. There are also several posts about new betas of iOS 10.3.2 and macOS Sierra 10.12.5 and the upcoming Amazon Echo competitor developed by Apple.
New Details About Apple’s Amazon Echo Competitor Appear Online
A well-known insider Sonny Dickson has shared some more details about the upcoming Amazon Echo competitor created by Apple. According to Dickson, the new device will have a concave top part with controls and resemble the Mac Pro in terms of design. There will be a large speaker as well. Most importantly, Apple may announce the gadget at the Worldwide Developer Conference in June alongside new versions of iOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS.
New iPhone 8 Schematic Leaks Online [Image]
New schematic showing something similar to the iPhone 8 rear panel has leaked online. The image is interesting as it shows the dual camera placed vertically as well as what appears to be a wireless charging component. It’s difficult to say if the component depicted below is legitimate or not as it was shared by an unknown sources on the Chinese social network Weibo. After that, it was reposted by KK Leaks, OnLeaks, and Benjamin Geskin.
Apple to Release Two New iPhones in 2017, Not Three – Rumor
According to a sketchy rumor from the Chinese website Micgadget.com, Apple will release two iPhone models this year, not three. Sources close to Foxconn claimed that the firm had received orders only for two high-end iPhone versions.
Apple Seeds iOS 10.3.2 Beta 4 and macOS Sierra 10.12.5 Beta 4 to Developers
Apple has released iOS 10.3.2 Beta 4 and macOS Sierra 10.12.5 Beta 4 to developers for testing. The updates contain bug fixes and security improvements. No details about new features have surfaced so far.
The fourth beta of iOS 10.3.2 has a build number 14F5086a and features enhancements for Siri and third-party VPN services compatibility. There are no other noticeable changes.
macOS Sierra 10.12.5 Beta 4 is a minor update with a build number 16F67a. According to Apple, the update improves the stability, compatibility, and security of macOS and compatible computers.
If you have a developer account, you can download and test the latest software right now. Back up your devices before installing iOS 10.3.2 Beta 4 and macOS Sierra 10.12.5 Beta 4.
Top 10 Stories of the Week
It is Sunday today, which means it’s high time I told you about the most interesting posts of the last couple of days. Let’s take a look at the stories worth your attention right now.
Apple Starts Selling Refurbished 13-inch MacBook Pro Units with Touch Bar
Apple has started selling refurbished 13-inch MacBook Pro units with Touch Bar. The refurbished models are $270–300 cheaper than the new ones, so if you want to save some money, you should definitely take a look at the available configurations.
iPhone ASP to $753 in 2018 – Analyst
According to the latest report from Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty, the average selling price of the iPhone will rise dramatically in 2018. During the last holiday quarter, iPhone ASP was $695, while in 2018 it may rise to $753 due to new features and design of the OLED iPhone 8. Another possible reason is the fact that customers are now choosing ‘Plus’ models more often than smaller handsets. Larger iPhones are more expensive, and this influences the average selling price.