Apple noted on Tuesday that on their developer portal that 63% of iOS devices are now running iOS 8. This data which is measured by the App Store on December 8th, 2014, shows that the change rate has risen by 3 percentage points since November 24th, which was the last time Apple shared that data.
Apple on Tuesday released iOS 8.1.2. This Update brings with it a handful of bug fixes and other improvements. Apple’s release notes saying that the update addresses an issue where ringtones purchased through the iTunes Store may have disappeared from users’ devices.
With existing Apple research and development centers in Israel, Taiwan and Shanghai, the company is now looking to build another facility in Japan, which Reuters reported on Tuesday. The “cutting-edge” R&D center was confirmed by Japan’s Prime Minister Abe Shinzo, which a company spokesman later confirmed, saying that the plan calls for several dozen jobs to be created as a result.
Apple is continuing their search and expedition for digital audio expertise, especially intuitive members, like their recent addition of digital signal processing (DSP) expert Dana Massie to their team as an SoC Audio Architect. Massie has over 30 years of extensive experience working with DSP hardware and software architecture, adding on to that; with high-profile companies such as Audience and Waves, as well as Apple and NeXT.
Many sources say that Apple has been planning to launch a mini version of the iPhone 6 in 2015. Going by different sources and market news the iPhone maker plans to launch a special 4-inch iPhone 6 Mini to replace the iPhone 5C.
A file management app from Panic named Transmit, landed on iOS with the launch of iOS 8, adding different types of useful capabilities that brought out more iOS features. This includes the ‘Extensibility’ options that lets any app upload many different files to a server using Transmit, and a “Send” feature that allows files to be shared to multiple services like Dropbox and iCloud Drive.
The Amzer Silicone Skin Jelly Case is made out of 100% premium silicone and is a great, lightweight option for protecting your iPhone 6. The durable silicone absorbs any shock your iPhone 6 may receive from any accidental incidents, keeping it safe. The smooth silicone gives you a sure and lasting grip on your iPhone 6 and minimizes slides on flat surfaces.
Some news and reports had surfaced up about a former Apple Global Supply Manager. Sources say Paul Devine was sentenced in a federal court earlier this week nearly 3 years after being convicted of wire fraud, conspiracy and money laundering in having relation to selling Apple iPhone, and component secrets to Apple’s suppliers.
Foxconn has deployed some factory assembly machines recently to help assemble iPhones and other Apple devices for more convenience, but so far the program may not be as successful as they may have first anticipated. According to the Chinese economic website Jiemian and G4Games, the first-generation Foxconn robots are not that accurate and precise to meet Apple’s demands and standards.
The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus spiked in sales for Apple globally, according to a new report. For the three months ending in October, Apple’s share of smartphone sales in Europe rose by 5.7 percentage points from a year ago to 20.7 percent thanks to the new iPhones, which market researcher Kantar Worldpanel ComTech reported.