There's a new Apple event on the way, or so a new report claims, and this time we won't be seeing the fanfare of surprise U2 performances and massive reveals that characterized last month's event. Apple instead has something a little more low-key in mind, and reportedly the company will content itself with the launch of the new iPads, iMacs, and OS X Yosemite.
We've heard a lot about the new iPhones and the upcoming iWatch over the last couple of weeks, but today it's time for the iMac to shine. Specifically, Apple reportedly plans to release a 27-inch Retina iMac with a resolution of 5120 x 2880, and it's possible that we'll see it as early as a media event next month.
iOS 8 has had an impressive first week, but it hasn't been without bugs. Reports this morning revealed an impressive adoption rate for the new mobile operating system (even though it lags behind IOS 7's), but so many of those first-week users are finding numerous flaws in the platform. Much as with the release of iOS 7, however, Apple is wasting little time setting out to repair them. In fact, an update aimed at most of the issues is allegedly already in the works.
Leaks from the iPhone supply line over in China have become so common in recent years that covering them is now routine, but at last Apple supplier Foxconn is taking steps to crack down on some of them. One of the alleged culprits behind the leaks of the shell of the iPhone 6 is now in custody for selling the shells on the black market.
So, what about the Apple's Watch's battery life? That was one of the big controversies about the device leading up to its announcement, and if the rumors are to be believed, one of the chief reasons why Apple was reluctant to announce it. And now that the world officially knows about the device, it's still one of its chief concerns. According to a new report, however, Apple may be able to fix it (a bit) in time for the release next year.
If the word coming in from multiple sources is correct, Apple will announce both the 4.7- and 5.5-inch iPhones tomorrow, countering speculation that the Cupertino company would wait a few months to announce the larger version. We also reportedly have names for the units now, which seemingly marks the end of the last bit of secrecy associated with the project.
We still don't have much of an idea as to what the "iWatch" actually looks like (and in this day in age, such secrecy is welcome), but the New York Times today added a bit of information on the design we'll likely see on September 9. Most of report echoes old rumors, but the report is noteworthy for claiming that the device will have as flexible sapphire display.
We've heard endless stories about leaked parts for the iPhone 6 over the last couple of weeks, but the Feld & Volk team in Russia apparently took these leaks to the next logical step and built their own iPhone 6 with them. Something about the audaciousness of the project seems more exciting than finding a iPhone 4 in a Redwood City bar.
So what does Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple, think of the "wearables" category of technology, which the so-called "iWatch" will join when it's presumably announced on September 9? "I feel that wearables are a hard sell," he says. "Woz" explained his beliefs further in a recent interview shortly after word leaked that we would probably be seeing the long-awaited smartwatch next month after all.
China's GeekBar has been on a roll lately, as almost every day brings a new set of schematics and parts that supposedly come from one of the two rumored iPhone 6 models. The repair firm sometimes doesn't properly identify the parts, but the leaks themselves appear to be legit. One part in particular was the iPhone's long-rumored near-field communications (NFC) chip, and now there's evidence that there might be some truth to the claim.