News tagged ‘rumors’
According to a sketchy report from Asian insiders, Apple supplier Quanta will start the trial production of the Apple Watch 2 at the end of January. The start of trial production in January may mean that the announcement and the release of the wearable device will take place early in spring. Alongside Quanta, such companies as Foxconn, Wistron and Inventec may obtain rights to manufacture the second-generation Apple Watch.
Looks like Apple has finally added a really useful feature to its mobile operating system. After the release of iOS 9, many users have begun complaining about the uncontrolled usage of cellular data because of Wi-Fi Assist. iOS 9.3, which is currently a beta, features one tiny tweak that makes it easy to understand exactly how much cellular data the device has used over a certain period of time. Now it is possible to monitor the Wi-Fi Assist activity and be aware of the cellular data usage to prevent additional charges from carrier.
Below you can take a look at the screenshot showing the newly-added feature.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has recently called Apple’s electric car project an "open secret". The reason for making such statement about the Cupertino-based tech giant is connected with the number of specialists the company has hired over the last couple of months. In 2015, Apple offered job to hundreds or even thousands engineers, including former Tesla workers, so it’s rather difficult to disagree with Elon Musk.
A well-known investment firm Piper Jaffray has recently lowered the expectations for iPhone shipments in the current quarter. In particular, the firm analyst Gene Munster believes that instead of an earlier figure of 62.5 million iPhone units, Apple will sell 55 million iPhones this quarter. Moreover, the estimates for the next quarter are also a bit different. Apple is expected to sell 45 million iPhone units by June, not 48.5 million it was expected to sell previously.
According to the latest report from Financial Times, Apple Music now has more than 10 million active subscribers. This number includes users of all popular platforms, including iOS, Mac, PC, Android and Apple TV. Such result allowed Apple’s streaming music service to become the second largest in the world. The leader of the market is Spotify with 75 million active users and more than 20 million paying subscribers.
It is Sunday today, which means it’s high time I told you about the most interesting posts of the last seven days. Let’s not waste our time and take a look at the articles worth your attention right now.
Back in December, Apple registered three new domain names. All of these names are most likely related with the long-awaited and widely-rumored electric vehicle, which is reportedly being developed by the Cupertino-based tech giant. The domain names include apple.car, apple.cars and apple.auto and although they are not active at the moment, they may go online in the near future.
A new report from Fast Company that goes in line with previous rumors and reports from other reliable sources suggests that the iPhone 7 will feature a thinner non-metallic waterproof body. Moreover, the device will also lack the usual headphone jack to save space and reduce thickness and support wireless charging.
According to the latest figures shared by reporters, during the fiscal 2015, Apple CEO Tim Cook earned nearly $10.3 million. The salary accounted for $2 million, non-equity incentive compensation for $8 million and other types of income made additional $280,000. In 2014, Apple CEO managed to earn $9.2 million, which is approximately $1 million less than in 2015. Just like his company, Cook demonstrated a good financial result.
According to the leaked images first spotted on a Taiwanese website called Apple.club.tw, a backlight assembly for the upcoming iPhone 7 has a relocated 3G Touch chip and flex cables that make it different from the part used in the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. Keeping in mind that the iPhone 6c will not support the 3D Touch feature and referring to the size of the components, we can assume that they are indeed designed for the iPhone 7. Apple.club.tw has a good track record, so the photos are most likely genuine and trustworthy.
According to multiple reports from reliable supply chain sources, the iPhone 7 won’t feature the 3.5mm headphone jack used in all previous generations of iPhones. Instead, Apple will utilize a multi-purpose Lightning connector.
As it was already reported, Apple may be currently working on a new smaller 4-inch iPhone called presumably the iPhone 6c. The handset is expected to be unveiled in the first half of the year and get a number of useful features.
As rumors heat up the interest, designers start to create concepts showing possible designs of the device. One of such concepts shared by Ferry Passchier reveals an aluminum handset based on the look of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s, but with colorful back panels.
It is Sunday today, which means it’s time to take a look at the most interesting posts of the week. Most of the articles deal either with the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus and their sales during the holiday quarter, or with rumors about the upcoming devices such as the 4-inch iPhone 6c, 4.7-inch iPhone 7 and 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus.
According to the latest report from Chinese insiders, the iPhone 7 Plus may get a 256GB storage option as well as larger 3,100 mAh battery. These two things will reportedly differentiate the larger 5.5-inch handset from the smaller 4.7-inch model, the iPhone 7. The report comes from a website called MyDrivers, which can’t be called a very reliable source of information because of inconsistent rumors it shared in the past, however, the specs mentioned in this report are plausible and even long-awaited.
It's already 2016, so I guess it's high time we talked about the products Apple may launch this year.
For me personally, two main devices are the Apple Watch 2 and the 4-inch iPhone 6c. The specs for the smartwatch remain unknown, but there’re some rumors about the specs for the smaller iPhone. The device may get Apple’s A9 processor, 2GB or RAM, better battery and a number of other minor enhancements.