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Apple has just stopped signing iOS 9.3.2 and iOS 9.3.3. This means that it is no longer possible to downgrade or restore compatible iPhones, iPads, and iPod touch units to these versions of firmware. If you use a jailbroken device and plan to keep it in this condition, make sure you don't upgrade to iOS 9.3.4 accidentally as you will lose the jailbreak and the possibility to go back to the previous version.
According to the latest report from iFixit, which is based on data from multiple third-party repair shops and posts on Apple Support Communities and other online resources, there is a major problem affecting many, if not all, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus units. With time, users start seeing a gray bar at the top of the screen and face problems with touch input. But that is not the only bad news.
According to the latest report from reliable sources, Apple may be planning three iPhone models for 2017. One of these models, as noted by Nikkei Asian Review, will feature a curved OLED display, most likely to compete with Samsung Galaxy lineup.
As it turns out, Apple’s iPhone 6s, which was introduced in 2015, is more efficient than the Galaxy Note 7 released a couple of weeks ago. Below you can take a look at the real-world speed test featuring both devices. It proves that the handset manufactured by the Cupertino-based company is faster than its rival.
Just for you to compare, the iPhone 6s is equipped with a dual-core 64-bit A9 processor and 2GB of RAM. Its competitor, the Galaxy Note 7, has got a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 quad-core 64-bit CPU and 4GB of RAM on board.
What do you think about the new Galaxy Note 7? What device would you choose, the iPhone 6s or the Galaxy Note 7? Leave your comments below.
Apple on Monday released a new version of macOS Sierra to developers and the members of the public testing program. The seventh build contains a number of security, stability and performance improvements as well as some bug fixes.
According to the latest report from Bloomberg, Apple is planning to unveil the next-generation iPhone at a media event on September 7th. The sources add that it is very unlikely that Apple will introduce the updated MacBook Pro at the same event.
According to the latest rumors from reliable insiders, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and Apple are already working on a brand new 10-nanometer A11 chip for the iPhone model planned for 2017. Earlier this year, rumors surfaced on the Internet suggesting that TSMC has become an exclusive supplier of the A10 and A11 chip for the iPhone 7 and a 2017 model of the device. Previously, Samsung has been working alongside the Taiwanese tech giant.
According to the latest report from Nikkei, Apple has decided not to release a larger single lens iPhone 7 months before the release of the handset. The reporters claim that due to the pressure from competitors and poor sales over the last couple of quarters, Apple will release only one 5.5-inch model instead of two planned earlier, and that this model will feature the rumored dual camera. The information comes from an anonymous insider, so I don’t know if it can be called legitimate.
According to the latest rumor, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will both feature a new Home button. The sources claim that it will be integrated into the display. So far, all iPhones have been equipped with physical buttons, but looks like Apple’s desire to reduce thickness, weight and the design of the smartphone will result in a switch to the new button. The report shared by Bloomberg reporters is based on data from reliable supply chain sources, so it is worth taking into account. The Home button will also provide haptic feedback similar to the one the trackpad on the latest MacBook provides.
According to the latest report from a reliable KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple will launch the second-generation Apple Watch later this year. The updated device will be powered by a new processor manufactured by TSMC, GPS, better battery, barometer and improved water resistance. The expert does not think Apple will include the LTE support in the 2016 device. As to the size and thickness of the smartwatch, they will likely be similar or the same as those of the existing model.
First video showing a working iPhone 7 prototype has been recently shared on the Chinese social network Weibo. As can be seen below, the phone is a gold model with a working rear camera and a number of diagnostic applications used to test the functionality of the upcoming handset. The device from the video has a redesigned back panel with larger protruding camera and redesigned antenna bands. Moreover, there is no headphone jack. Finally, one can spot two stereo speakers for better audio playback.
Apple has just released iOS 9.3.4 to users worldwide. The release comes only a couple of weeks after the release of the last update, iOS 9.3.3. According to the company, the latest version of the mobile operating system contains some security fixes. In other words, iOS 9.3.4 kills Pangu jailbreak, so if you plan to have your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch jailbroken, stay away from the update.
Apple has just released an update for the Apple Music app on Android devices. The update brings numerous fixes and under-the-hood improvements. Most importantly, Apple Music on Android is no longer a beta, which means Apple has finally finalized the design and features of the streaming music service and on the rival platform.
Apple has released new betas of iOS 10 and macOS Sierra to public testers. If you have signed up for the Apple Beta Software Program, you can download the latest pre-release software on your compatible iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or Mac.
Apple has just released a new iPad Pro commercial entitled "What's a Computer?" The aim of the short ad is to highlight the most prominent features of the 9.7-inch iPad Pro, including the compatibility with popular office applications, apps for work and entertainment, the support of Apple Pencil for drawing, Picture in Picture and more. The commercial is available below and on Apple’s official YouTube channel, so you can take a look right now.
You think you know what a computer is, but then you see this one. Meet iPad Pro.
What do you think about the latest iPad Pro commercial? Leave your comments below this short post.