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Looks like the long-awaited Steve Jobs movie with Michael Fassbender starring as Apple co-founder and former CEO is not as interesting and popular as it was expected to be. According to the latest data from people familiar with the matter, Universal has decided to pull the Jobs biopic from thousands of movie theaters across the USA due to weak popularity and small amount of money earned in the first weeks after the debut on wide screens.
According to the latest report from a research firm called comScore, Apple remained the top smartphone manufacturer in the United States of America in the third calendar quarter of this year. Even though Apple’s share fell from 44.1% in June to 43.6% in September, this result allowed the Cupertino-based company to continue being a leader of the market. Samsung also saw a decrease in the number of users, however, the South Korean tech giant managed to get the second place in the rating. The only company, which demonstrated growth in the number of users was LG. It came in the third spot.
Apple has just revealed the numbers that deal with iOS 9 adoption rate. According to the data based on the App Store usage, iOS 9 is now installed on 66% of active devices that access the App Store on a regular basis. In case you don’t know, two weeks ago, the adoption rate was equal to 61%. The reason for the 5% gain in just two weeks is most likely connected with the release of iOS 9.1, which contained a number of stability, security and performance improvements, bug fixes and new emojis.
The Pangu team has recently released an update for the jailbreaking utility capable of hacking compatible iPhones, iPads and iPod touches running iOS 9-iOS 9.0.2. Those who have already jailbroken their devices, do not need to do this once again. What they should do, however, is updating "Pangu 9.0.x Untether" and "Patcyh" in Cydia.
Just like it was announced by Tim Cook last week, Apple has just started accepting the pre-orders for the fourth-generation Apple TV. The new set-top box features an efficient A8 processor, 2GB of RAM and 32GB of 64GB of internal storage. Apart from that, the device now supports a brand new Siri Remote, universal search option and a separate App Store with applications from third-party developers.
As it was already mentioned earlier this month, Apple will officially announce its financial results in the fourth quarter of this year at a special event scheduled for Tuesday, October, 27th. Apple has recently confirmed time and date of the event, so looks like we will soon find out how much money Apple has earned in the last couple of months.
With the release of iOS 9, a wide number of users have begun complaining about the battery drain issue while using the Facebook app. Finally, Facebook representatives have started explaining the reason for the problem and improving the functionality of the application to make it less energy-consuming.
Apple has just announced the current iOS 9 adoption rate. According to the data based on the App Store usage, the most-recent version of Apple’s operating system for iPhones and iPads is installed on 61% of active devices. That’s a very good result, especially if to keep in mind that iOS 9 was released to public last month. The actual adoption rate may be slightly different as not all iOS devices access the App Store on a regular basis.
Apple has recently launched a new Quality Program aimed at addressing issues with MacBook and Retina MacBook Pro anti-reflective coating. Back in March, a number of users began reporting about the coating on their MacBooks coming off because of different factors, for example, the pressure of keyboard on the display when the laptop is closed or due to the usage of unauthorized cleaning solutions. Currently, there are more than 6,000 customers facing the aforementioned problem.
As it was reported earlier this month, the Apple News app introduced with the release of iOS 9 is currently available only in the USA. Moreover, because of governmental demands, Apple is blocking access to the application in a number of regions, for example, in China.
Even though the Apple News app is currently not available in most countries, there’s a way to start using it right now. All you need to have is a compatible jailbroken iPhone, iPad or iPod touch running iOS 9 or higher.
Apple is blocking access to the News app in China. This issue has already been spotted by a number of iPhone and iPad users in this country and a software developer named Larry Salibra. The decision to disable the long-awaited News app introduced in September as a part of iOS 9 in the aforementioned Asian country is probably caused by the strict censorship rules. In case you don’t know, China is a very reserved country with lots of popular media resources blocked or unavailable for users.
As it was reported earlier this month, iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus are equipped with A9 chips manufactured by either Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), or Samsung. After some benchmarks and research, several reliable sources claimed there’s a noticeable difference in performance and battery life between the handsets with different processors inside. To make things clear, Apple released a statement explaining how different processors may impact the battery life of new handsets. As it turns out, the battery life of Apple’s iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus may vary within 2-3% range. The company also claimed that the benchmarks don’t represent the real-world results as they put a heavy burden on the processor during a long period of time, which quite unrealistic.
Apple has released iOS 9.0.2 to users worldwide. The update comes one week after the release iOS 9.0.1 and contains a number of minor enhancements and bug fixes aimed at making the operating system more stable, efficient and secure.
Following Austria, Denmark and Ireland, where the long-awaited Apple Watch should go on sale today, Apple has announced that the wearable device will become available for customers in Belgium, Finland, Norway and Poland as soon as on October 9th. Apple has just updated its regional websites to let users know about the upcoming big event.
Apple’s patents covering the ‘slide to unlock' feature are invalid in Germany. The Federal Court of Appeals in Karlsruhe has recently ruled that the aforementioned feature is similar to the feature introduced in the phone released by a Swedish company Neonode back in 2006 and thus can’t be covered with a separate patent. According to the latest report from Reuters reporters, this decision reaffirms the same ruling made by the Federal Patent Court in 2013.