With patent lawsuits flying back and forth between Apple and Samsung, it was probably only a matter of time until Cupertino reduced its reliance on components from the Korean manufacturer — and that day seems to have arrived with the iPhone 6.
Early iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus shoppers are eagerly awaiting the arrival of their preorders this Friday, but a new report sheds light on how Apple's manufacturing partners are struggling to keep up with the sheer number of devices being sold.
Apple product owners should start expecting to see a lot more Beats Music in the months ahead, now that Cupertino has officially taken the reins of the streaming music service. One such integration has already appeared within an app update for one of Apple's forthcoming partners, and we've got that story — as well as a pair of updates from the iPhone maker's assembly line — in today's Morning Report.
If you love Facebook, you now have extra incentive to stay within those gated walls: On Tuesday, the social network announced the launch of Save on Facebook, a new option that delivers a built-in "read later" style service for saving links, places, and even movie, TV, or music pages for quick, easy access from mobile or web. Save on Facebook is rolling out to iOS, Android, and web "over the next few days," so keep an eye out for it as you're perusing this edition of the Mac|Life Morning Report!
You've seen the leaks, you've read the rumors, but enough is enough: When is the next-generation iPhone actually going to start rolling off the assembly lines? We don't have those answers, but it appears manufacturing is indeed kicking off this month.
Summer is halfway over now, which means we're getting closer to finding out what the iPhone 6 will really look like — but one thing's for sure, it's going to have Touch ID, which will be tweaked slightly from the current version.
Good news for phablet lovers hoping a bigger iPhone will magically drop into their Christmas stocking this year: Sources are now claiming the larger smartphone will launch alongside a 4.7-inch model this fall.
Now here's one of those reports that won't exactly come as a surprise: It's late June and Apple suppliers in mainland China are said to be recruiting new hires to assemble Cupertino's latest smartphone.
Would you believe us if we told you there's a new model of iPad Air on the way? With iOS 8 set to debut this fall, new hardware isn't exactly a surprise, but now we have a few details on what to expect.
Everything we had heard about a bigger, 5.5-inch model of the rumored iPhone 6 pointed to a release in early 2015, months after the smaller 4.7-inch version is expected to launch. But the extra wait may now be avoided, thanks to Apple finding a solution to a pesky battery problem.