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AppleInsider reports that Apple’s long-trusted manufacturing partner Foxconn looks likely to be responsible for the majority of the production for the forthcoming iPhone 6s and 12.9-inch iPad Pro, according to highly credible analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.
The KGI Securities analyst said in a memo to Taiwan’s China Post today that Apple will be keeping the current 4.7- and 5.5-inch iPhone sizes, with the 4.7-inch phone making up 66% of units. Kuo also re-stated that the new phones will come with Force Touch technology.
The reason behind Apple preferring Foxconn over any of its other partners is, according to Kuo, because it has a better iPhone yield rate than any of its rivals.
Kuo also said that the next iPhone could be announced in August, which is also something that has been rumoured...
BGR writes today of a worrying new security flaw that has been discovered by a blogger that appears to enable thieves to use Apple Pay on a stolen Apple Watch without having to enter the original owner’s PIN code.
The apparent vulnerability appears to be the result of the way in which the Apple Watch uses sensors to detect when the owner is wearing it, and thus eliminates the need to input the security code when the Watch is being worn, and also lets the user make payments with Apple Pay without having to input a PIN.
When a Watch is removed from the wrist the sensors detect this and PIN security is enabled, and this is where the possible security flaw occurs, as there is a delay of around a second when the Watch is taken off the wrist before PIN security is re-enabled. Also, the...
When it comes to estimates regarding the sales performance of Apple's products, you never know whom to trust. And it's even more challenging when we're talking about a brand new category, such as the wearable one.
Yesterday, we reported that KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo was claiming that the Apple Watch demand may be slowing down. But today, another trustful analyst, Katy Huberty from investment bank Morgan Stanley, says U.S. consumer interest for the Apple Watch is actually increasing.
Citing the AlphaWise U.S. Wearables survey, the analyst believes Apple will manage to sell as much as 36 million units in the first year of its availability. Thus, Huberty has raised its previous estimates by 20 percent, from 30 million units to 36 million units for the device's first year of...
According to a fresh report coming from 9to5Mac, it seems thatApple Stores have began stocking standalone Apple Watch bands for purchase. For now, this has been confirmed in the United States and the United Kingdom, but users from other launch countries inform that they too can order Apple Watch bands online through the Apple Store. Here's what well-connected Mark Gurman says:
"This strap inventory will primarily be for customers who would like to swap the band that comes pre-bundled with their Apple Watch after their purchase. Secondary to this, these early band shipments for stores will be available as replacements for worn-out bands from the various store Apple Watch try-on stations"
Gurman also informs that the remaining Apple Watch inventory will be available to be sold to...
KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has recently issued a note to investors, claiming that the Apple Watch demand may be slowing down. Thus, this could result in revised shipment forecasts - down by 20% to 30% to 5-6 million units in the third quarter.
The analyst expects total Apple Watch shipments to fall within the 15 million range for the 2015 fiscal year, which is lower than the consensus of 20-30 million units. The analyst also pointed out that 80% of orders are for larger 42mm models:
"We have learned that 42mm Apple Watch accounts for 60-70% of production. However, the shipping times of 38mm models are generally earlier than those of 42mm. We believe this is because demand for 38mm watches is significantly below that of 42mm ones. We estimate that 42mm models account for...
TomTom, the popular Dutch company that produces navigation and mapping products and which also makes GPS sport watches, fleet management systems, and location-based products; has announced that Apple will continue sourcing data from the company as the one data provider for its Maps app on iOS devices and Mac.
Financial terms of the renewed agreement were not disclosed and we also don't know for how long the new contract will run. TomTom has licensed digital maps to Apple since 2012, when it managed to beat Google to supply the built-in mapping apps in Apple products. The Reuters publication mentions that TomTom shares jumped 7 percent to an almost six-year high following the announcement.
TomTom is an important data provider of the street-level detail for Apple Maps in North America...
Apple Starts Offering Refurbished iPad Air 2 Models Through its U.S. Online Store for the First TimeApple has started offering for the first time refurbished iPad Air 2 models through its U.S. online store. The discounts range from $80 for the 16-gigabyte Wi-Fi version to as much as $140 for the top-end cellular model. Here’s a rundown of all the iPad Air 2 versions and their prices:
16GB Wi-Fi — $419 ($80 off)
64GB Wi-Fi — $509 ($90 off)
128GB Wi-Fi — $589 ($110 off)
16GB Wi-Fi + Cellular — $519 ($110 off)
64GB Wi-Fi + Cellular — $609 ($120 off)
128GB Wi-Fi + Cellular — $689 ($140 off)
Of course, if you're looking for a used model, chances are that you'll find much better prices on Amazon, eBay or Craigslist. However, you shouldn't neglect the fact that these refurbished units are being sold by Apple directly. All of them are tested, come with a a new battery and outer shell and...
Are you one of the few who decided not to pre-order the Apple Watch, in the hopes that you could see it in an Apple Store first? Well, next month you may be in luck. Apple's CEO, Tim Cook, recently revealed that the Apple Watch is likely to come to Apple Stores sometime in June of this year.
Here's a quote with the details,
According to comments made by Tim Cook during a recent visit to China, the Apple CEO explained that the Apple Watch will be available for in-store purchase and pickup beginning sometime in June.
Of course, since there are plenty of folks out there who still have not received their pre-ordered Apple Watch, we can see how this news could be a bit frustrating. What do you think?
We have some sad news to share for folks who were holding out hope for an Apple HDTV product. Apparently, Apple already shelved any plans to bring an Apple-branded HDTV product to market, and they did so more than a year ago. The Wall Street Journal recently shared this terrible revelation in a new piece which reveals the reasons why Apple chose to ditch the Apple TV Display idea. It turns out that they had very good, logical reasons for doing so.
First, let's talk about what Apple was planning. According to the intel revealed in the report,
In the mid-2000s, it created a prototype display that was transparent, like a pane of glass, when turned off but used lasers to display an image when turned on, according to a person familiar with the matter. That technology never made it past...
The Apple Watch is an amazing device, and early reviews are pretty positive towards Apple's first wearable product. However, since we're talking about the first smartwatch for Apple, naturally, there are several downsides, some related to the software, others to the hardware. But a fresh report coming from 9to5Mac informs that a future update is going to fix a lot of the current problems.
There are many 'missing features' which should be present in the Apple Watch, and it seems that a major software update is going to fix this. The upcoming update will improve the Apple Watch security (new Find my Watch feature), connectivity with other Apple devices, health and fitness features, Wi-Fi capabilities, and integration with third-party applications.
Furthemore, it seems that the Apple TV...
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