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According to the latest report from reliable insiders, Apple may officially unveil the next-generation Apple Watch at a separate media event in March, roughly a year after the debut of the original Apple Watch. The company plans to start shipping the new wearable device by April.
The latest report from MacRumors suggests that Apple has gifted its retail employees with a set of urBeats earphones from the Beats by Dr. Dre lineup for the holidays. The retail price of the aforementioned headphones is $99.95. Apple has sent the black and red urBeats headphones to all employees in the world with a packaging saying "Thank You 2015." Giving out presents to its employees, the company shows that without the team of sales specialists, it would be impossible to continue the successful pace on the worldwide market.
It is Sunday today, which means it’s high time I told you about the most interesting posts of the past seven days. Most of the articles this week deal with Apple’s long-awaited 4-inch iPhone that is expected to become something like a copy of the iPhone 5s. There are also some articles that deal with the Apple TV, iPad Pro and the Apple Watch.
According to the latest data shared by Apple, iOS 9 adoption rate has recently reached 70%. What this means is that 70% of active iPhones, iPads and iPod touch units are now running iOS 9 or a higher version of Apple’s mobile operating system. As usual, the data is based on the App Store usage, so it can be called a reliable source of information.
According to the latest report from a market research firm IDC, the 12.9-inch iPad Pro may stop the decline in the iPad sales. Even though the researchers admit that the global tablet market will continue to decline, Apple may actually improve the position of the iPad on this market and even sell more tablets than in 2014. The reason for this is quite simple: the iPad Pro is a large tablet that can be used with a detachable keyboard. It is a good replacement of the laptop for photographers, designers, artists and all those who need an effective tool for work. iPad market share growth, however, will not be long-term, analysts add. In 2017, Apple will once again see a decline.
According to the latest report from Daniel Ives of FBR & Co., Apple may sell as many as 6 million Apple Watch units in the holiday quarter of 2015. The prediction is based on the retail Apple store sales during the Black Friday holiday.
Following the teardown of the Apple Pencil, the iFixit team has just recently performed a teardown of the Smart Keyboard for the long-awaited 12.9-inch iPad Pro. The experts have found out that thanks to using special materials and fabric, the accessory is extremely durable as well as water and stain-resistant. The drawback is that the keyboard can’t be disassembled and repaired without being damaged and made totally unusable. According to iFixit experts, the repairability score is 0 out 10, where 10 is the easiest to repair.
It is Sunday today, so I think it is time for me to tell you about the most interesting articles we have published on our website during the past couple of days. Most of the posts deal with Apple’s 12.9-inch iPad Pro and the stylus designed to work this device called the Apple Pencil. There are also some articles that tell us about the next-generation iPhone 7 and its specs, as well as about the widely-rumored 4-inch iPhone, which may be released in the second quarter of 2016.
Apple Looking for Second Apple Watch Supplier, Plans to Sell 4 Million Smartwatch Units This Quarter
According to the latest report from usually-reliable DigiTimes reporters, Apple is looking for a second supplier of the Apple Watch. Currently, Quanta Computer is a sole manufacturer of the wearable device, but the Cupertino-based company is reportedly in talks with Inventec, Wistron and Foxconn Electronics to share orders for the smartwatch between one of these suppliers.
According to the latest report from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP), there’re more than 100 million iPhone units in use in the United States. 58 million are iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus units and 4 million are iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus units. With reference to the data published by experts, we can make a conclusion that 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch smartphones are of greatest popularity among the customers in the USA. Another interesting thing is that the demand for devices, which were released in 2014, namely, the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, is still very strong. Smaller devices like the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c, are gradually losing their share of the US market because of relatively old hardware and their form-factor.
According to the latest figures from Gartner analysts, Apple’s market share on global smartphone market grew 0.6% year-over-year to as many as 13.1% in the third quarter of 2015 ending in September. Still, even such results didn’t help Apple to beat Google’s Android, which is now the most popular smartphone platform.
A well-known reputable KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has recently released a new report with predictions about the iPad Pro sales in the upcoming holiday quarter. According to the expert, in the fourth quarter of 2015, Apple may sell between 2.4 million and 2.6 million iPad Pro units. As to the sales results in the Q1 2016, they may become a bit more modest. Kuo expects Apple to ship about 2.1 million - 2.3 million iPad Pro units to customers worldwide in the first quarter coming after the holiday period.
As it was already mentioned on our website, the iPad Pro went on sale on November 11th. Together with this device, Apple released one smart accessory targeted at designers, photographers and all those who plan to use the 12.9-inch tablet for work. This accessory is called the Apple Pencil and this is a stylus capable of functioning on the 3D Touch display of the large tablet.
The Apple Pencil is equipped with a Lightning connector for charging and this is probably the weakest component of the device that can be easily broken by neglectful users while being on charge. At least you might think so.
According to the latest data shared by Apple, the adoption rate of iOS 9 has recently reached 67%. The data is based on the App Store usage and reflects the number of active iPhone, iPad and iPod touch owners accessing the store to download applications and use Apple services. The adoption rate has grown only 1% since November 2nd, however, that’s not strange since Apple hasn’t released any firmware updates that usually boost the adoption speed.
A number of users on the Apple Support Communities forum have reported various issues with the recently-released iPad Pro. In particular, they claim that the tablet becomes unresponsive after being charged for a long period of time. Hard restart usually helps to resolve the problem, however, such glitches are not what you expect from a brand new device that went on sale only last week.