News tagged ‘Time’
Apple to Let Users Unlock Their Macs with OS X 10.12 with iPhone’s Touch ID
Apple is reportedly working on a feature that will allow to unlock Macs using the Touch ID fingerprint sensor on the iPhone. Sources claim that such a useful feature will be added to the next major OS X update, OS X 10.12 “Fuji” that is expected to be unveiled at the Worldwide Developers Conference in June. As it was reported yesterday, this same update will also bright Apple’s virtual assistant, Siri, to Mac computers.
Intel to Become Main iPhone 7 LTE Chip Supplier
According to the latest report from reliable insiders, Intel will become the main LTE chip supplier for the iPhone 7. The company will use Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and King Yuan Electronics (KYEC) as contractors and deliver the final product to Apple. As noted by DigiTimes reporters, Intel will produce about 50% of all LTE chips for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.
Top 10 Stories of the Week
It is Sunday today, which means it’s high time I told you about the most interesting posts of the last couple of days.
Since the release of the next-generation iPhone is becoming closer, more and more rumors about the device appear online. Below you can find the information about the design peculiarities and possible tech specs of the upcoming iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Apart from that, there’re some posts that deal with iPhone sales, Apple’s market capitalization and Apple Music.
Apple Loses Another Stakeholder Because of Poor Sales
One of key investors has recently sold his stake in Apple. According to the latest report first shared by Business Insider UK, billionaire David Tepper has decided to end his relationship with Apple because of weak iPhone sales and unclear situation with the Cupertino-based tech giant and the Chinese market. As noted by the analysts, Tepper’s share was valued at about $133 million.
Google Becomes World’s Most Valuable Company
Alphabet, Google’s parent company, has recently surpassed Apple and became the most expensive company in the world. Alphabet’s market capitalization is now equal to about $498.56 billion while the one of Apple is about $496.69 billion. Apple’s position has become much worse over the last couple of weeks because of the first decline in iPhone sales in the history. Even more, weak iPhone, iPad and Mac sales still continue to influence Apple’s market capitalization.
Apple to Terminate iTunes Music Downloads in 2-4 Years… Or Not?
According to the report that appeared online on Wednesday, Apple plans to terminate iTunes music downloads within the next 2-4 years. The reason for termination of digital music downloads most likely connected with weak music sales over the last couple of year and growing popularity of streaming music services like Apple Music in many countries. In fact, music industry experts claim that by 2020, the revenue from Apple Music may be 10 times larger than the revenue from iTunes music downloads.
Foxconn to Build Factory in India Soon - Report
According to the latest report from the Economic Times, Foxconn is planning to build a new $10 billion factory in India. The manufacturing facility will be located in the Maharashtra state and specialize in production of Apple devices. Foxconn is reportedly looking for 1,200 acres of land to build the factory. Sources also claim that the tech giant representatives have nearly reached agreement with local authorities, so the start of construction may take place pretty soon.
Apple Releases New iPhone 6s Commercial [Video]
Apple has just released a new iPhone 6s commercial entitled "Thank You Speech". The new ad stars Neil Patrick Harris and highlights such iPhone feature as always-on Siri. As usual, the commercial is available below and on Apple’s official YouTube channel, so if you have time, I recommend you to take a look at the humorous clip.
In the ad, Harris asks Apple’s virtual assistant to open his note called “Thank you speech” while standing in front of a mirror with a brush.
Today’s ad is not the first one and definitely not the last one from those promoting always-on hands-free Siri. The first suchlike commercial called "Hey Siri" was released in December.
Top 10 Stories of the Week
It is Sunday today, so looks like it’s high time I told you about the most interesting posts of the last seven days. Let’s not waste time and take a look at the articles worth your attention.
TSMC Completes Design of A11 Chip for iPhone 7s - Rumor
According to the latest report from reliable insiders, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has already completed the design of the 10-nanometer A11 chip that is expected to be used in the iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus. As noted by DigiTimes, first samples for testing may be ready in the first quarter and the mass production of new processors may start in the second quarter of 2017. First devices with new chips on board will be released in the second half of 2017, sources add.
2015 MacBook vs. 2016 MacBook: Real World Usage Test
As it was already mentioned on our website, back in April Apple released an updated 12-inch MacBook with improved processor, SSD, battery and a new Rose Gold color option. Nearly a month after the release, AppleInsider reporters have decided to test the 2015 and 2016 models side by side and find out whether the new laptop is worth upgrading to for 2015 MacBook owners. The results of the test were rather surprising.
iPhone Named 'Most Influential Gadget of All Time'
Apple’s iPhone has been recently named the 'Most Influential Gadget of All Time'. The handset topped the rating of the 50 most influential gadgets. According to what TIME reporters write, such title represents the value of the device and its contribution to the way modern portable devices like smartphones and tablets look and function. Aside from the iPhone, such Apple products like the iBook, iPad, iPod and the Macintosh were included in the ranking. These devices were spotted on 38th, 25th, 9th and 3rd places respectively.
Apple to Introduce Redesigned Apple Music Service at WWDC - Rumor
Apple may be planning to introduce some major changes to Apple Music at the annual Worldwide Developers Conference in June, Bloomberg analysts report. The company may completely revamp the design of its streaming music service to make it more user-friendly and add some new features and improvements to its online radio and the way users download and stream their music. The rumors about the overhaul have been shared by insiders familiar with the matter who ask not to be identified.
Apple Lost Exclusive Rights for iPhone Trademark in China
Apple has lost its exclusive rights for the iPhone trademark in China. While the Cupertino-based tech giant is still the only electronic products manufacturer that can use the name “iPhone” for its smartphones, a local company called Xintong Tiandi Technology (XTT) has been officially granted the rights to utilize the word “iPhone” for various leather goods.
Apple Watch to Take 40% of High-End Smartwatch Market Share by 2020
According to the latest report from Business Insider, by 2020, the Apple Watch may occupy about 40% of the luxury smartwatch market. In other words, in four years, nearly the half of wearable devices sold across the globe and costing more than $350 may be Apple Watch units. The information comes from a reliable source, so I think we can rely on the figures we have just seen.