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According to the latest post on Apple’s investor news webpage, the company will officially announce its financial results in the fourth fiscal quarter of 2016 on October 27th. The conference call and the earnings report will, among other things, help us understand whether the start of iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus sales in the USA and other countries was successful and whether the demand for these devices is strong.
The 4.7-inch iPhone 7 and 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus went on sale in a number of new countries on Friday. Even though the prices for the handsets are higher than those in the USA, the demand for new handsets is incredibly strong.
Some users are complaining about poor sound quality during phone calls on the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Most of those who complain own the 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus, however, there are some iPhone 7 users with the same problem. It is currently unknown if the problem is connected with the hardware of software. Apple hasn’t yet commented on the issue.
Hopefully, Apple will hear the users and investigate the issue. Since iOS 10.1 is already being tested by the developers and public testers, chances are, that the company will include a fix for this problem in the next update. If it is not the hardware that is faulty. In this case, the things won’t be so simple.
Apple unveiled the iPhone 7 at a media event on September 7th. Currently, the handset is available in the USA and a number of other countries.
According to the latest report shared by IHS, it costs Apple $220.80 to produce an iPhone 7 with 32GB of storage on board. The most expensive components are the 4.7-inch LCD display and the A10 Fusion processor. One of the cheapest parts is the battery. The total cost of the handset includes direct material costs of $215.80 and conversion costs (for example, for assembly, testing etc.) of $5.
As promised, Apple on Tuesday released iOS 10 to users worldwide. The latest major update contains a number of noticeable design changes, new features, and security enhancements for compatible iPhones and iPads.
Below you can take a look at the main fields of improvements found in iOS 10.
Apple has officially acknowledged that its new iPhone 7 in glossy black finish scratches easily. As a solution, the company offers users to buy a special case for the handset.
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.
According to the latest rumor shared by a well-known insider Evan Blass who has been correct in the past, the release of the rumored iPhone 7 and its larger sibling called the iPhone 7 Plus or Pro will take place during the week of September 12th. It is currently unclear whether Blass refers to the date of Apple’s media event devoted to new handsets or the date of their availability for customers in the USA and other countries of launch. Anyway, the information goes in line with previous rumors and reports from reliable insiders.
As a part of WWDC keynote, Apple has announced new versions of watchOS and tvOS. Both represent a major step forward in terms of usability and features and give Apple developers more opportunities to create apps and optimize them for these platforms.
Several days after the release of iOS 9.3.2 to users worldwide, Apple has pulled the update because of numerous reports claiming it bricks some 9.7-inch iPad Pro models. The company remains silent, but those iPad Pro users who haven’t yet updated their devices don’t see iOS 9.3.2 in the Software Update section. This indicates that the update has been indeed pulled and that Apple engineers are currently working on a fix for the problem.
Apple has been granted a patent for several advanced Smart Covers for the iPad that enhance the functionality of the tablet and allow user to perform a number of actions that make the usage of the device even easier. The Smart Covers described in the patent can serve as additional screens for displaying notifications and widgets that’s why they can become a new way of interaction between a user and the iPad.
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.
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.
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.
Apple has recently updated the Apple Music app for Android users. The updated version now lets users play music videos on their non-Apple handsets and supports family membership plans of the streaming music service. The ability to watch videos on Apple Music was a feature requested by thousands of users, so it’s nice Apple has finally added it.