Apple on Friday added 9 new locations to their Flyover feature in Maps courtesy of MacRumors. These landmarks were added to France, Sweden, New Zealand, and a few in the United States. Flyover allows users to simply pinch to zoom in and pan around high resolution views of more than a hundred different places and landmarks. And with this new additions to Maps, users can now view a total of 101 supported locations.
There are some new rumors that are surfacing up about Apple, and how they are working on a new 4-inch iPhone model for next year, according to many sources. Courtesy of G4Games which says that the Cupertino firm is aiming to release the smaller form factor device in the second half of 2015. Read more
Apple earlier had announced to developers on Wednesday evening (December 3rd) that their iTunes Connect service on December 22nd through December 29th, will simply be unavailable as part of the holidays.
New reports from Kantar data shows some pretty interesting things about the iPhone 6 Plus. The recent report from source shows that the iPhone 6 Plus managed to take a 41% share of all US phablet sales for the August to October quarter, despite only being on sale for a little over one of those months and significant supply constraints. Read more
New reports say that Apple on Tuesday was awarded a patent, which covers a futuristic iPhone protection system that can recognize when a phone is dropped, once dropped, this technology can calculate an estimated point of impact and simply shift the device’s center of gravity to avoid striking or falling on a sensitive component. Read more
Apple has been adding support for many additional banks in the past weeks, ever since premiering and launching Apple Pay in October with a list of initial partners. After adding support for several new banks last month, Apple recently updated their list of supported banks and different card types with the partnership of UW Credit Union, L&N Federal Credit Union, and new card types for other banks.
More news surfaced up about Apple and their search to hire app engineers to build virtual reality experiences. With new details coming from different sources reports that “new job listings” gave them more insight into Apple’s interest in “building VR gaming experiences and ‘cinematic user interfaces” for future Apple products. Read more
Some sources late last month show some pretty interesting things, and revealed that creditors of bankrupt sapphire supplier GT Advanced Technologies won a court order to get a look at sensitive Apple documents. Now GT’s creditors are requesting a deposition of Apple executive Jeff Williams. Read more
The Department of Justice in the United States is reportedly pursuing a legal strategy to compel cellphone makers to help assist investigations by simply removing device encryption on Apple’s iPhones and other mobile devices, according to Ars Technica. Read more
There has been some new reports stating that Chinese phone maker ‘Digione‘, has been claiming Apple’s iPhone 6 infringes on a patent for their own smartphone under the 100+ brand, and plans to take Apple to court if things aren’t simply straightened out. The company wanted to communicate further with Apple to prevent “potential legal risks for the sake of further understanding and communication.” Which was written in a letter and sent to Apple in September.