Apple is reportedly planning to start the production of the new iPhone 8 earlier than expected, breaking all the standard norms as it plans to start the supply chain as early as June. The company expects record breaking sales with a rise of about 300 percent in the iPhone builds. Apple’s next-gen flagship handset is slated to come in an all-glass design with a stainless steel frame as well as an all-new OLED display. Read More
Apple is reportedly planning to develop a new connector type, the Ultra Accessory Connector, for accessories for the iPhone, iPad and other devices through its official Made-for-iPhone (MFi) licensing programme. All of Apple’s current products use two different kinds of connector types: Lightning, which is found on iPhones, and USB-C, which is used on the new MacBook Pro to attach accessories and charge the laptop. The new connector can be used by accessory makers for headphone cables. Read More
After 5 years of ruling the brand market and establishing its reign, Google has taken over the company’s position and is now the world’s most valuable brand. Google ranks top with a $109.5 billion monetary value, a 24 percent increase compared to last year. Apple, meanwhile, declined to $107.1 billion compared to $145.9 billion last year. Read More
Apple updated the MacBook Pro in 2016 but it did not go too well with the users since a major and more powerful update was expected. The MacBook Pro got a power boost and a new Rose Gold colour option, whereas the MacBook Air simply got a new 8GB onboard memory standard, and that was for the 13in model only. But this year looks promising since Apple has planned to launch a fresh version of the MacBook Pro featuring a new Apple-designed chip designed for low-power consumption. Read More
Apples leaves behind Samsung in the race for becoming the top smartphone manufacturer in the world. It has surpassed Samsung’s position for the first time in last 5 years and overthrown the company out of the race after reporting its record breaking quarterly sales. Apple today announced financial results for its fiscal 2017 first quarter ended December 31, 2016. The Company posted all-time record quarterly revenue of $78.4 billion and all-time record quarterly earnings per diluted share of $3.36. Read More
Apple recently has launched a beta version of its new software update of the Watch OS 3.2 and has introduced new developer-related features for the watch on currently shipping devices. The update includes a major user feature called the ‘Theatre Mode’ which lets you mute the volume of the Apple Watch and avoid waking the screen on wrist raise.
Also Apple watchOS 3.2 update also includes SiriKit where users can ask Siri on their Apple Watch to book a ride, send a message, make a payment, or make other requests that an app can handle. Read More
Apple is reportedly working on its own vaporizer that uses high temperatures to ‘cause the substance to sublimate or vaporize’ and could be used for both solid and liquid chemicals, hinting the use of the unit for marijuana. The patent application doesn’t mention whether it’s a standalone product intended for recreational use. Read More
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