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According to the results of the latest satisfaction survey conducted among the American customers, Apple has beaten Samsung as a brand with more happy customers. However, the gap between the market rivals is really small - only 1%. 81% of customers are satisfied with their iPhones and 80% of those who own Samsung smartphones also say their devices are pretty good. The aforementioned figures are based on the survey conducted among 12,710 US customers, so it’s rather difficult not to take them into account.
According to the latest report from Nikkei, Apple will soon switch to a new iPhone update cycle.The reporters claim the tech giant will release major iPhone updates once in three years instead of making them available for customers once in two years. Because of this change, the device released in 2016 will be a minor update with some design tweaks and hardware enhancements. As to the truly updated handset, it will come in 2017.
According to the latest report from Business Insider, developers are starting to lose interest in the Apple Watch. The report is based on data from a mobile database provider Realm. Tim Anglade, the Vice president of the company, says the number of apps created for the Apple Watch platform has fallen recently and that it continues to fall. In fact, out of every 1000 new applications developed for various Apple devices, only one is currently built for watchOS.
It is Sunday today, so I guess it's time to talk about the most popular posts of the last couple of days. Let's not waste time and start discussing interesting stories right now.
Most of the articles this week deal with the next-generation iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, iOS jailbreak and the latest versions of iOS 9, OS X El Capitan and tvOS.
According to the latest report from people familiar with the matter, Apple is working on a new artificial intelligence system that will be a lot better than those developed by the rivals. In fact, the insiders claim Apple’s system will ‘wipe the floor’ with all competitors. The system may be based on the technologies developed by a firm called VocalIQ that was purchased by Apple previously.
A well-known hacker Luca Todesco who has successfully jailbroken iOS 9.2, iOS 9.2.1, iOS 9.3, and the yet to be released publicly iOS 9.3.3 beta, has recently showed the untethered browser jailbreak of iOS 9.3.2. To hack an Apple-branded device, the developer used Apple’s native browser Safari, which, as it turns out, is quite vulnerable to such threats.
The video below depicts the sixth-generation iPod touch running iOS 9.3.2 and the process of browser-based jailbreak. Unfortunately, it is very unlikely that Todesco will release a public tool for jailbreak. According to the hacker, he’s mostly interested in research, not actual hacking of iPhones, iPads and iPod touch units running the latest firmware versions.
Apple’s iPhone 6s and Samsung’s Galaxy S7 have been recently compared in an ultimate drop test video. The people behind this video have used professional tools to test the durability of both flagship devices and found out that the 4.7-inch iPhone 6s is actually more durable that the device manufactured by the South Korean vendor. The reason for this is quite obvious: iPhone’s back panel is made of aluminum, which is stronger than the glass panel of the Galaxy S7, apart from that, the device features a better glass that makes it possible for it to survive several front drops in a row.
Warren Buffett’s recent investment in Apple has helped the company stock to rise 9% and go back above the $100 mark for the first time over the last couple of weeks. According to the latest reports, Buffett’s conglomerate holding company Berkshire Hathaway has invested $1 billion in Apple and in such a way helped the tech giant to improve its position on the market.
According to the latest report from South China Morning Post, Apple’s key supplier Foxconn has replaced more than a half of its workers with modern robots over the course of last couple of years. As noted by the reporters, since the launch of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, the factory has reduced the number of employees from about 110,000 to nearly 50,000.
According to the latest report from The Information, Apple is working on a new device based on Siri’s functionality that will become the rival of the Amazon Echo and Google Home. In case you don’t know, these are personal assistant devices for home developed to control Smart Home accessories and complete other voice commands.
A well-known hacker and developer Luca Todesco has recently jailbroken the latest version of iOS, iOS 9.3.3. Below you can take a look at the image showing Todesco’s iPod touch running Cydia 1.1.26. This image has been shared on Twitter by the hacker himself.
In case you don’t know, Luca Todesco is a person who demonstrated the untethered jailbreak of iOS 9.2, iOS 9.2.1, and iOS 9.3 beta in the past. Unfortunately, there’re currently no publicly available tools for jailbreak.
At the annual Worldwide Developers Conference in June, Apple is expected to announce the next version of the firmware for iPhones, iPads and iPod touch units, iOS 10. It is currently unknown if the exploits used to hack previous iOS builds work with this version.
Stay tuned for more news about iOS jailbreak.
Apple has just released several new betas. In particular, now the developers can download and test the very first pre-release version of iOS 9.3.3, OS X 10.11.6 El Capitan and tvOS 9.2.2.
According to the images shared by two independent sources earlier today, the next-generation iPhone will get a protruding rear camera, possibly with repositioned flash, and four speakers. Moreover, the device is likely to lack the headphone jack and the rumored Smart Connector.
The first set of images was shared by usually-reliable French reporters from Nowhereelse, so I guess what we see is a legitimate part from actual Apple suppliers. The only strange thing is that we don’t see the traditional antenna bands present in all iPhone models.
According to the latest report from Taiwan's Economic Daily, Apple has asked its suppliers to produce a larger amount of iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus units than it was originally expected for 2016. In particular, the reporters believe Apple wants to have 72 to 78 million iPhone units manufactured by the end of this year. This figure is larger than the number of devices predicted by the analysts.
According to the latest report from the analyst Chris Chang, Apple may be thinking about changing the manufacturer of dual lens cameras for the widely-rumored 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus. Earlier rumors suggested that Sony was the main manufacturer of photo sensors, however, because of major production problems the company may lose its rights to LG Innotek. The latter one is reportedly ready to produce enough camera modules to catch up with the estimated demand for the updated iPhone. It would be easier to talk about Apple intentions if the company revealed its plans, but unfortunately the tech giant remains silent.