News tagged ‘Mac’
New iPad is Thicker and Heavier Than iPad Air 2
As noted by 9to5Mac reporters, the new 9.7-inch iPad announced earlier this week, is heavier and thicker than the iPad Air 2. On top of that, the tablet lacks the anti-reflective coating its predecessor had.
Apple Reacts to Hackers’ Threat, Says There Were No Breaches
Yesterday, a group of hackers demanded that Apple should pay them $75,000. They claimed they had access to more than 600 million icloud.com, me.com, and mac.com accounts and promised to delete these accounts unless the company pays them until April 7. Today, Apple commented on the issue, saying there were no Apple ID or iCloud breaches. Apple also suggested that the hackers may have obtained the account details leaked by third-party services.
iPhone 6s Named Most Popular Smartphone of 2016
According to the latest report from a research firm IHS Markit, the iPhone 6s was the most popular smartphone in 2016. In terms of global shipments, the handset outpaced the iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, and the iPhone 6s Plus. What’s even more interesting, the 2015 flagship was way more popular than the Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge, Galaxy J3, and other Samsung devices. Additional details can be seen below.
Apple Releases (PRODUCT)RED iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, Updates iPhone SE
Along with the new 9.7-inch iPad with the A9 processor, brighter Retina display, and lower price tag, Apple has today announced the (PRODUCT)RED iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. The company has also doubled the storage capacity of the 4-inch iPhone SE. As of today, the device has 32GB and 128GB of storage on top of 16GB and 64GB of storage it had previously. One can purchase the updated smartphone for $399.
Apple Seeds Eighth Beta of macOS Sierra 10.12.4 to Developers and Public Testers
Apple has seeded the eighth beta of macOS Sierra 10.12.4 to developers and the members of Apple Beta Software Program. The update brings bug fixes, security, and stability enhancements for compatible Mac computers.
Top 10 Stories of the Week
It is Sunday today, so let’s take a look at the most interesting posts of the last couple of days.
Most of the articles this week deal with the new iPad models that are expected to be unveiled either next week or in April. There are also several posts that deal with iOS 10.3, the $1899 iPhone 7 Plus Retro Edition as well as with the untethered jailbreak of iOS 10.3 that may become public within next few weeks.
Check Out This Vintage iPhone 7 Plus Retro Edition for $1899
A firm called ColorWare has created a new custom iPhone 7 Plus model called the
Apple to Quietly Announce 9.7-inch iPad Pro 2 Next Week
Next week Apple will unveil the 9.7-inch iPad Pro 2. As noted by a Japanese blog Macotakara, the device will be announced via press release rather than a separate media event. The reporters cite local analysts who have a mixed track record, that is why you should take today’s rumor with a few pinches of salt.
Morgan Stanley Predicts 20% iPhone Unit Sales Growth in Fiscal 2018
According to the latest report from Morgan Stanley’s analyst Kate Huberty, iPhone unit sales will rise at least by 20% in fiscal 2018. The reason for this is a brand new model with improved specs as well as customers’ anticipation for this model.
Check Out New iPhone 8 Concept with AR Features
A designer named Gabor Balogh has created a new iPhone concept showing the device without the Home button featuring Siri with some augmented reality features. You can check out the concept below.
German Auctioneer to Sell Apple-1 Computer for over $320,000
A German auctioneer Team Breker will soon make the very first product created by Apple, the Apple-1 computer, available for purchase. The auction will take place in Cologne, Germany on May 20th. The computer is in fully working condition and comes will all documents and manuals, so the initial price is $320,000. The device belonged to a computer engineer from Berkeley, California.
Apple Seeds New Builds of iOS 10.3 and macOS Sierra 10.12.4 to Testers
Apple has released the sixth beta of iOS 10.3 to developers and the members of the public beta testing program. The release took place on Monday, less than a week after the release of the fifth beta. According to the release notes, this is a minor update that improves the stability and performance of iOS. Apple also seeded new builds of macOS Sierra 10.12.4 to testers.
Apple to Unveil New iPads Next Week – Rumors
According to the latest report shared by MacRumors, Apple may unveil several new products between March 20 and March 24. The reporters cite anonymous supply chain insiders. Notably, another report from 9to5Mac suggests that there are four previously unseen iPad models running iOS 10.3 beta and iOS 11 in the testing, so looks like the new products will be iPads.
Top 10 Stories of the Week
It is Sunday today, 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 iPhone, its future version called the iPhone 8 or iPhone Edition, and new builds of iOS and macOS. There are also some posts that deal with the iPhone rival called the Galaxy S8 and some other interesting stories.
Galaxy S8 to Get Both Iris Scanner and Facial Recognition System
According to the latest report from the Korea Economic Daily, Samsung will add the support for facial recognition to the Galaxy S8. The main reasons for adding this feature are speed and readability of the iris scanner that may not be comfortable for all users. Apple's upcoming flagship, the iPhone 8, may also get both authentication systems as well as Apple is planning to either stop using the fingerprint scanner or place it under glass after removing the Home button.