In recent news, it is said that the Apple Watch is using “most” of iOS 8.2, with a new subsystem called “Carousel” in place of the Springboard home-screen found on iPhones and iPads, developer Steve Troughton-Smith said on Thursday. Troughton-Smith also suggests that the Watch’s S1 processor appears to be equivalent to the Apple A5.
Sales of the 4-inch iPhone 5S remain steady and strong, which got analyst Ming-Chi Kuo thinking that Apple likely won’t debut a new handset in that size this year, leaving an upgraded model with Apple Pay support on hold until 2016. Read more
New Photos of an alleged leaked iPad Air Plus case compared to the iPad Air 2 have been posted by Nowhereelse. The new images follow case leaks last week from Sonny Dickson. Read more
Some new material has surfaced about the unreleased cases obtained by Sonny Dickson, which confirm early rumors that Apple’s larger iPad Pro may come with dual speakers and two ports.
These are significant changes compared to its predecessors, the iPad Air 2 and the iPad mini 3, both of which come with a single Lightning port and mono speaker on the bottom of the case. Read more
Taiwan’s Economic Daily News reported Thursday that Apple will adopt 7000 Series aluminum for the next iPhone, a custom alloy the company developed for the Apple Watch Sport. Read more
A new report states that Apple is now testing two different designs for incorporating Force Touch pressure sensing into the screen of the next iPhone, this is according to a supply chain report which was published on Thursday by DigiTimes.
New rumors have surfaced from French website Nowhereelse.fr about a chassis that is supposedly made for the “iPad mini 4″.
In recent news, Apple is reported to have quietly acquired Ottocat, a little-known startup with some interesting search tech. The deal went down a few years ago—sometime in 2013—but its impact is still going today. Many sources say that the company’s tech is behind the App Store’s fairly new ‘Explore’ section. Read more
A new report surfaced from Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who claims Apple might name the next line of their iPhone the “iPhone 7″, instead of the “iPhone 6s” which many thought would be right. Read more
A new report from Bloomberg notes that Samsung has been chosen by Apple to make chips for the next iPhone, moving the business away from Taiwan Semiconductor. Read more