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Though Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company is the main supplier of the advanced 20-nanometer A8 chips used in the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, Samsung reportedly continues to produce about 40% of high-end processors. As revealed by IHS, the manufacturing cost of the new SoC is $20, which is $3 more than the manufacturing cost of the A7 processor.
Apple on Monday announced that the sales of its 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus in the opening weekend topped ten million units. That is a new record for the guys from Cupertino. Apple managed to break the last year’s record of nine million iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c units sold during the first three days. What an impressive result!
Immediately after the start of sales of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in several countries, first drop and crash tests began to appear on the Internet. The bad news is that both handsets are not doing well in these ultimate durability tests. While they somehow manage to remain intact when dropped on the side and back, they have no chances when dropped on the face. The smaller iPhone seems to demonstrate slightly better results, but in general, both handsets can’t be called the strongest devices on the market. Take a look at the video and you will understand what I mean.
It is Sunday today, so it's time for me to tell you about the most interesting posts of the past seven days. Let's take a look at them.
On Wednesday, September 17th Apple is expected to release iOS 8. This means that there only several hours left for those who need to restore their jailbroken iPhones to iOS 7.1.2 without losing jailbreak. After iOS 8 is released, the guys from Cupertino will no longer be signing iOS 7.1.2. In this case, if a user tries to restore the device using iTunes, he will be forced to update to iOS 8.
According to the laest reports from people familiar wiith the matter, Apple may be currently planning to launch a new 27-inch iMac with 5K Retina display as soon as this fall. Such a rumor has been shared by WitsView researchers, who cite Apple supply chain insiders. Whether we can believe today's piece of news is still a question without an answer.
Фpple has created 18 new wallpapers for iOS 8 and the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. You can download all of them right now. There are five versions of each wallpaper:
- iPhone 5s,5c,5 - 640x1136
- iPhone 5s,5c,5 - 744x1392 (Parallax)
- iPhone 4, 4S - 640x960
- iPhone 4, 4S - 640x1192 (Parallax)
- iPhone 2G, 3G, 3GS - 320x480
Apple on Tuesday unveiled its long-anticipated wearable device called Apple Watch. There are many specs of the device on Internet, however, nobody knows for sure what battery capacity the smartwatch has.
According to the latest report from DigiTimes, Apple is currently planning to ship as many as 80 million iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus units by the end of this year. This is a very ambitious task, I must admit. To accomplish it, the guys from Cupertino have reportedly asked their Asian suppliers and other manufacturing partners to ramp up the production of components for new handsets.
Immediately after the release of the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus, the guys from Cupertino have redesigned its official website adding new look and making all the pages open faster on any device. Both desktop and mobile versions of the website got the new look, you can take a look yourself.
Just several hours after the iPhone 6 and Apple Watch presentation, the guys from Cupertino have posted the full video of the media event to their official website. I think that later it will become available on YouTube, but now you can watch it only at the
In case you missed the whole thing, Apple on Tuesday announced two new handsets called iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Apart from that, the company executives finally showed us the Apple Watch and the widely-rumored payments system called Apple Pay.
If you don’t have time to watch the full video, you can take a look at our highlights of the media event, which are available below.
As noted in the latest report from The New York Times, Apple's long-anticipated iWatch will boast of flexible screen and wireless charging. The display of the wearable device will get a sapphire cover. Moreover, the same report suggests that the upcoming iPhone 6 will offer its users a one-hand mode. The reporters cite supply chain insiders, or, how they call them, "people knowledgeable about the product".
You have probably seen Microsoft's ads comparing Apple's iPhone and Siri to the devices working on Windows Phone 8 platform with a virtual assistant called Cortana. A new interesting piece of news appeared on the Internet today, which deals with Cortana. As it turns out, the actress Jen Taylor, who is the voice of Microsoft's virtual assistant, is actually using an iPhone.
According to what people familiar with the matter write, Apple's long-anticipated iWatch won't be released until 2015 as it is currently in the engineering verification testing (EVT) stage. Before entering the mass-production stage, it has to go through the production verification testing (PVT) and this requires time.
It is Sunday today and that means I have to tell you about the most popular posts of the past seven days. There're many interesting articles, so let's not waste time and take a look at them.