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One of Apple’s largest component suppliers, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), has recently reported the record-breaking net profit generated by the orders for processors for Apple’s iPhones. In fact, the manufacturer managed to beat all the estimates the analysts made for the last year and earned $9.15 billion, which is 16.2% more than in 2014.
Looks like Apple has finally added a really useful feature to its mobile operating system. After the release of iOS 9, many users have begun complaining about the uncontrolled usage of cellular data because of Wi-Fi Assist. iOS 9.3, which is currently a beta, features one tiny tweak that makes it easy to understand exactly how much cellular data the device has used over a certain period of time. Now it is possible to monitor the Wi-Fi Assist activity and be aware of the cellular data usage to prevent additional charges from carrier.
Below you can take a look at the screenshot showing the newly-added feature.
According to the latest data shared by Apple, the iOS 9 adoption rate has recently reached 75%. What this means is that the number of active iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users has grown 5% since November. Things like iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus sales, the introduction of the 12.9-inch iPad Pro and the release of iOS 9.2 contribute to the growth of the iOS 9 adoption greatly. The data on iOS 9 adoption is based on the App Store usage and is a reliable source of information.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has recently called Apple’s electric car project an "open secret". The reason for making such statement about the Cupertino-based tech giant is connected with the number of specialists the company has hired over the last couple of months. In 2015, Apple offered job to hundreds or even thousands engineers, including former Tesla workers, so it’s rather difficult to disagree with Elon Musk.
Apple has been recently accused of “deceptive trade practices and false advertising’ for not warning people that iOS 9 may noticeably slow down their iPhone 4s units. Plaintiff Chaim Lerman believes that since the update, the phone has become much slower and prevented him and other users from normal everyday usage.
According to the latest data from Apple shared by Boston Globe, iPhone and iPad owners are now using the built-in Apple Maps app three times more often than its closest competitor, which is Google Maps. Each week the mapping service gets 5 billion map-related requests from all over the world.
Thousands of people around the globe are waiting for the release of the next-generation iPhone or iPhones. According to a number of reliable sources, next January we may see a 4-inch iPhone 6c featuring a 4-inch display, Apple’s A9 processor, Touch ID fingerprint sensor, NFC and a colorful metal body. Apart from that, later in 2016, the Cupertino-based tech giant will unveil the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhones, which will get the support of 3D Touch display as well as a number of other new features.
Heating up the anticipation and demand for the new handset, designers create iPhone concepts. One of such concepts designed by Sonitdac is available below. It features a unique parachute system that may help iPhone owners avoid damage caused by accidental drops of the device.
According to the latest data shared by Apple, iOS 9 adoption rate has recently reached 70%. What this means is that 70% of active iPhones, iPads and iPod touch units are now running iOS 9 or a higher version of Apple’s mobile operating system. As usual, the data is based on the App Store usage, so it can be called a reliable source of information.
Following the teardown of the Apple Pencil, the iFixit team has just recently performed a teardown of the Smart Keyboard for the long-awaited 12.9-inch iPad Pro. The experts have found out that thanks to using special materials and fabric, the accessory is extremely durable as well as water and stain-resistant. The drawback is that the keyboard can’t be disassembled and repaired without being damaged and made totally unusable. According to iFixit experts, the repairability score is 0 out 10, where 10 is the easiest to repair.
According to the latest report from Dow Jones and the Wall Street Journal, Apple plans to launch Apple Pay in China as soon as in February of 2016. The Cupertino-based tech giant has reportedly signed deals with four major banks in China and now focuses its attention on the software side of the Apple Pay launch.
Apple Looking for Second Apple Watch Supplier, Plans to Sell 4 Million Smartwatch Units This Quarter
According to the latest report from usually-reliable DigiTimes reporters, Apple is looking for a second supplier of the Apple Watch. Currently, Quanta Computer is a sole manufacturer of the wearable device, but the Cupertino-based company is reportedly in talks with Inventec, Wistron and Foxconn Electronics to share orders for the smartwatch between one of these suppliers.
According to the latest report from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP), there’re more than 100 million iPhone units in use in the United States. 58 million are iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus units and 4 million are iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus units. With reference to the data published by experts, we can make a conclusion that 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch smartphones are of greatest popularity among the customers in the USA. Another interesting thing is that the demand for devices, which were released in 2014, namely, the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, is still very strong. Smaller devices like the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c, are gradually losing their share of the US market because of relatively old hardware and their form-factor.
According to the latest data shared by Apple, the adoption rate of iOS 9 has recently reached 67%. The data is based on the App Store usage and reflects the number of active iPhone, iPad and iPod touch owners accessing the store to download applications and use Apple services. The adoption rate has grown only 1% since November 2nd, however, that’s not strange since Apple hasn’t released any firmware updates that usually boost the adoption speed.
Apple has just launched its streaming music service called Apple Music on Android. Just as it was announced earlier this year, the service costs $9.99/month and offers users unlimited access to thousands of songs of various genres. Family membership requires Mac or iOS device, however, that’s not strange for the service created by Google’s market rival.
In the most-recent interview to The Independent reporters, Apple CEO Tim Cook has revealed that he travels with the new iPad Pro and iPhone and that he feels he doesn’t need the laptop or computer any more. The reason for a switch to the tablet is probably connected with new Smart Keyboard compatible with this device. Cook has also pointed out that the Apple Pencil is not the stylus in its usual meaning, but a pencil that can be used for drawing, writing and performing a number of other things.