The new update by Apple i.e. the 10.2.1 has been rolled out to all the compatible iOS devices, providing major bug fixes and crucial security updates. It weighs 72MB in size and includes 11 focused fixes around WebKit, the browser engine behind Safari, the App Store, and lots of iOS apps. There have been no significant user changes elsewhere. It is recommended to install this update as soon as possible to avoid malware and other such issues.
Apple has filed suit against the world’s biggest chip maker and supplier company, Qualcomm, and suing it for over $ 1 billion, for “charging royalties for technologies they have nothing to do with”. The suit follows the U.S. Federal Trade Commission’s lawsuit against Qualcomm earlier this week over unfair patent licensing practices.
The company said in its suit that Qualcomm should be paid royalties based on the value of its particular contribution, not for contributions from other patent holders. Currently, Qualcomm’s royalties are based off the selling price of a phone, rather than what portion Qualcomm’s technology enabled.
The Apple team is all set to meet the Indian Government officials next week to discuss and plan the setting up of the proposed production unit in Bangalore. They are flying down from the US to present the company’s case and to seek tax and revenue benefits from the government. Officials from various departments such as industry, revenue and information technology are expected to be present in the meeting that is to be held in New Delhi.
Apple is bound and determined to begin the assembly operations and hence full manufacture is set to begin by the end of next year. Read More
It was on January 9, 2007, that the late Apple founder and chief executive Steve Jobs went on stage at the company’s Macworld event to reveal a single device that was an amalgamation of an iPod, a phone and an internet communicator, which turned out to be the best selling phone that year and ever since, Apple managed to sell one billion iPhones around the world eventually became one of the wealthiest companies. Read More
The disappointing performance of the iPhone 7 sales and the near death of the iPad are the reason behind the pay cut of the top executives associated with Apple, including company CEO Tim Cook who faced a reduction in his incentive based salary by almost $1.5 million. For the first time after 2009, Apple missed its revenue and profit goals in 2016 and the weak performance took a toll on its top executives’ pay.
Apple always intends to do something revolutionary with each of its product and eventually sets a trend. With 2017 marking the company’s 10th Anniversary, our expectations are high with the upcoming releases. There are steady rumours of Apple removing home button in iPhone 8. The phone will feature an edge-to-edge display that’ll make the iPhone look like a single piece of glass. This will bring about a major change in the way we use the iPhone. It is assumed to be launched around late autumn this year.
Apple has removed the New York Times app from its store in China after a government request. Both the English and the Chinese versions of the app has been removed since the government considered it a violation of the country’s security terms and law regulations. It is assumed to be a part of the Chinese authority’s wider attempt to prevent readers in China from accessing independent news coverage by the New York Times of that country.
Apps from other international publications like the Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times are still available in the iTunes Store.
2016 was not a very influential year for Apple. The iPhone 7 was not as astounding as expected, hence the sales didn’t do well and if rumors are to be believed, future production cuts by 10% are to be observed. The iPhone 7 Plus is still popular, but a shortage of sensors for its camera has prompted Apple to scale back because it can’t meet demand. Also, Apple’s premium notebook lineup failed to earn recommendation from Consumer Reports, the reason being the poor battery fitted in the new Apple MacBook Pro devices of 2016. The models with the Touch Bar in the Apple MacBook Pros seemed to have a battery that is lower in capacity, when compared to the batteries in the Apple MacBook Pros of 2015.
The yearly sales didn’t inspire a lot of confidence in the company going forwards. Regardless of that, since a new year begins, we continue to expect a lot more from Apple since after all, there are a ton of potential new products the company is set to release.
Rumors of Apple’s car initiative began back in early 2015 when a report claimed that Apple had been speculating the effort for quite some time. Steve Jobs himself admitted to considering building a car in 2008, but put the plans on hold to focus on development of the iPhone. Over the course of a few months, however, it’s been more clear that Apple is indeed working on a car of some sorts.
In the wake of reports that Apple has shifted its focus towards developing self-driving automotive software, Apple the technical director of Porsche’s race car program earlier this year, hiring a project manager who helped engineer the sports car company’s victorious return to the Le Mans endurance race. Alexander Hitzinger is the latest auto specialist to be recruited by Apple as it explores building its own car.
Apple plans the debut of iMessage for Android, at WWDC 2016 this rumor is in air for a while now. iMessage is set to get its first-ever App for Android, “Apple will announce that iMessage encrypted text messaging is coming to Android users at WWDC next Monday at WWDC 2016,” reports MacDailyNews. Apple is planning to build out its software services giving extending support to devices not running iOS and OS X, the source said. Apple has also launched Apple music App for android users. Read More