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Foxconn Manager Has Stolen 5,700 iPhones and Sold Them for $1.5M
A Foxconn manager allegedly working in the testing unit of the factory has been accused of stealing 5,700 iPhone units and selling them for about $1.56 million. He instructed his employees working along with him at the factory in Shenzhen to steal several thousands on iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s units. The devices were illegally sold during 2013-2014. The manager’s name is reportedly Tsai.
Apple Releases iOS 10.2 Beta 5 to Developers
Apple has released iOS 10.2 beta 5 to developers for testing purposes. The latest update has a build number 14C89 and features a number of bug fixes and improvements, mostly for the new TV app that should replace the Videos app. Apple has also added some new wallpapers to the latest version of firmware. It appears there are no new features in this update.
Apple Finally Starts Blocking iCloud Spam
Apple has finally begun doing something to prevent iCloud users from getting spam iCloud Calendar invites. According to the latest statement made by the company spokesperson, Apple is aware of the issue and has already started taking steps to identify and block the accounts of spammers.
Demand for 3 iPhone 8 Models to Be Extremely Strong
According to the latest report shared by reliable KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, there will be three iPhone 8 models featuring glass casing and supporting wireless charging. Only one will get an OLED display, but anyway, the demand for all devices may set a new record.
New 10.9-inch iPad to Become Thicker, Lose Home Button
According to the latest report from a Japanese website Macotakara, the next-generation iPad may become thicker and get a 10.9-inch bezel-less display while keeping the same footprint as the current 9.7-inch iPad Pro. Apart from that, Apple is expected to ditch the Home button from the device. The report is based on the anonymous Taiwanese source.
Apple Seeds iOS 10.2 Beta 4 to Developers
Apple has released the fourth beta of iOS 10.2 to developers for testing. The update contains a number of bug fixes for the new TV app as well as stability, security, and performance enhancements. The build number of the latest pre-release firmware version is 14C82.
New macOS Sierra 10.12.2 Beta Is Out for Developers
Along with the fourth beta of iOS 10.2, Apple has made a new macOS Sierra 10.12.2 beta available for developers. The build number is 16C53a and the update contains minor bug fixes and stability improvements. There are also new emojis that were first spotted in iOS 10.2.
Apple Testing More Than 10 iPhone Prototypes – WSJ
According to the latest report from the the Wall Street Journal, Apple may release an iPhone with a curved OLED screen next year. The company has asked its suppliers to submit prototypes of their displays for testing. The screens have higher resolution than those used by Samsung.
Apple Working on 3D Camera for New iPhone
Apple is planning to equip the next-generation iPhone with a 3D camera. According to the latest report from people familiar with the matter, the company has teamed with LG Innotek to develop a new sensor. By the way, this is the same company that supplies Apple with dual cameras for the iPhone 7 Plus.
Apple to Release 10.5-inch iPad in 2017 - Rumor
According to the latest report from DigiTimes, Apple will release a new 10.5-inch iPad next year. The production of the device is set to start in December.
iOS 10.1.1 Has Two Serious Bugs
Two new serious bugs have been recently found in iOS 10.1.1. According to the growing number of complaints on the Apple Support Communities forum, many iPhones with the latest version of the firmware on board jump from 30% to 1% charge in a few seconds and then turn themselves off. After the handsets are plugged in, they turn on and show 30% charge again.
iPhone 8 to Get Glass Black Panel and Support Wireless Charging
According to the latest report shared by a reliable KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the next-generation iPhone will feature a glass back panel to support wireless charging. The expert believes that all 2017 iPhones will get glass back panels and that Pegatron will supply Apple with wireless chargers for these new handsets. Another reason for Apple to completely change the look of the iPhone 8 is Jonathan Ive’s desire to create a phone that looks like a sheet of glass.
iPhone 7 Stock Availability Is Still Constrained – Analyst
According to the latest report from a reliable Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster, the stock availability of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus still leaves much to be desired. Apple is still trying to catch up with the demand. This suggests that not all users will get their phones in time during the holiday season.
Siri to Come to Messages App – Patent
Apple is reportedly planning to integrate Siri to the messages app to help people check and schedule events on their calendars and make payments using the virtual assistant.
Apple to Introduce Dual-lens Optical Image Stabilization System Next Year
According to the latest report from Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple is planning to bring the optical image stabilization system to both lenses of the dual camera on the iPhone 8 Plus or whatever the device is called. Currently, only the wide-angle lens of the iPhone 7 Plus has optical stabilization. As noted by the analyst, the company will redesign the camera to integrate a new OIS system.