Apple continues to do their hard work behind-the-scenes on their upcoming iOS 8.1.3 update, and on Thursday, retail employees that have been testing the software received a second iOS 8.1.3 beta. The newest build is ’12B466′, which is six builds newer than the previous seed they received on Wednesday, January 7th.
In a recent report which notes that shares of Apple stock took an unexpected slide on Thursday. This ‘slide’ also dragged the larger market down as a whole with it, after a high-profile Japanese bank downgraded their rating on the iPhone maker to “Neutral.”
Apple is gearing up for a big retail expansion in China, opening five new stores in the region in roughly five weeks time. The first of the five stores was in Zhengzhou, capital of central China’s Henan Province, which was on January 10th. While West Lake Apple Store in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, near Shanghai, is said to open on January 24th.
On January 15th, 2015, the US Patent & Trademark Office had published a patent application from Apple, which reveals a possible next-generation dual-functional iDevice Home Button. In the first patent concept illustration mode (shown above), the Home Button retains its original purpose and functionality. While in the second mode, the Home Button transforms into a joystick. Read more
InvenSense has been hit with an allegation that is said to be misleading investors, they say the new toll would take deep discounts to Apple, and would impact on the sensor-maker’s financial performance. Read more
Microsoft recently announced a new version of Skype for the iPhone and iPad. This new update will arrive on Wednesday the 14th. Version 5.9 will simply introduce a few new fixes, as well as some new features. Read more
A new and recent analyst report shows some pretty interesting stuff, and revealed that nearly 1-in-5 iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus owners are planning to purchase the Apple Watch, especially when it launches later this year. This report comes from marketing research firm Credit Suisse, courtesy of ZDNet. Read more
A recent report done by Canaccord Genuity had shown some pretty interesting facts about Apple and their iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus handset sells, which continue to dominate all four major U.S. carriers with counterpart Samsung and their Galaxy Note 4, which is right behind while putting on a good show. Read more
Apple has plans to announce a $200 billion program to buy back shares and simply raise their dividend. This means that the company will heavily upgrade their current buyback program which was announced three years ago, analyst Kulbinder Garcha of Credit Suisse told CNBC. Read more
Apple suppliers Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) and Foxconn’s Hon Hai Precision saw significant record monthly revenues in December, this is all thanks to the huge fourth-quarter Apple’s iPhone saw, regulatory filings with the Taiwan Stock Exchange revealed on Monday.