Happy Birthday iMac! Apple released the first iMac was on August 15 back in 1998. The iMac, which sold for $1,299 at launch featured a 233 - 700MHz PowerPC 750 G3 processor, 4GB of storage, a 15-inch CRT, a CD-ROM drive, and an ATI graphics card.
During the introduction, Jobs said "This is iMac. The whole thing is translucent. You can see into it. It's so cool"
The latest speculation about the upcoming flagship iPhone for the fall adds a couple of twists: support for the Apple Pencil stylus and a 512GB storage option. That's what TrendForce's prognosticators predict in a press release issued by the analyst firm. These new offerings could certainly be to compete with Samsung's recently released Galaxy Note 9 that offers stylus support, a 512GB configuration, plus a 6.5-inch OLED screen (the iPhone may have a 6.4-inch AMOLED).
According to just-revealed analysis from TrendForce (and spotted by MacRumors), the market intelligence firm predicts that the 6.1-inch iPhone (which could be called the iPhone 9) will start at $699 or $749.
Apple's AirPower charging mat is expected to Cost $149 and could be released this September. The AirPower will be able to charge multiple devices at once, including the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, Apple Watch Series 3 models, and AirPods placed in the new wireless charging case. The pricing details were shared by a Chinese website named Chongdiantou.
Apple today seeded the seventh beta of an upcoming iOS 12 update to developers for testing purposes, one week after seeding the sixth beta and more than two months after introducing the new software at the Worldwide Developers Conference. If you have any problems or comments with the newest beta, be sure to post in this thread!
Update: Apple has also removed the update from the Apple Developer Center.
Today, Apple has removed Group FaceTime from the latest iOS 12 and macOS Mojave betas. The new beta software was released this morning. This feature will certainly be released down the road, however an official date has yet to be announced.
Group Facetime is one of the key features of iOS 12 and macOS Mojave, Group FaceTime is designed to allow up to 32 people to chat together at one time via FaceTime audio or FaceTime video.
If you’re looking to buy an iPhone that can hold its value, look no further than Apple’s iPhone X. In a recent study, liquidation company B-Stock examined which iPhone does the best job of holding its value. The iPhone X came out on top by retaining 85% of its original value in a secondary market. Companies that buy the iPhone X in bulk to resell the handset are acquiring it for 75% of its retail price, B-Stock discovered, according to 9to5Mac, which obtained a copy of the study.
Apple AAPL is making a lot of changes with its upcoming new iPhones. One of the most exciting is how the company will slash prices to give iPhone fans a budget model with iPhone X-styling (details). But it will come with one unfixable design problem… In a tweet, the prolific, mysterious, cat-loving and consistently reliable tipster Ice Universe has confirmed the so-called ‘budget iPhone X’ or ‘iPhone 9’ will not and cannot look like the more expensive second-generation iPhone X (details) and new iPhone X Plus (details) it will launch beside, due to budget constraints.
Apple has today announced that it is in the process of completely rebuilding Apple Maps, writes TechCrunch. The new version has been built using first-party data obtained from iPhones and also from Apple’s own special fleet of cars that have been kitted out with sensors and cameras.
The new maps are set to launch first in San Francisco, then in the Bay Area, via the next iOS 12 Beta, coming to the whole of Northern California by fall.
The updated maps, which will eventually roll out all over the world, will respond more quickly to changes in roads and construction, and will also be more visually detailed, depending on the location, with more detailed ground cover, foliage, pools, pedestrian walkways, and so on.
Four years of work have already gone into the new...
Bloomberg reports that it looks as though LG Display has finally been successful in its bid to become Apple’s second supplier of OLED displays for the iPhone X, joining Samsung, which was, until this point, Apple’s sole supplier of OLED displays for iPhone X
Bloomberg says that there were two main reasons behind Apple wanting to add another OLED supplier to its roster. Firstly, it wants to lessen iPhone production costs, and secondly, it does not want to be solely dependent on Samsung for its supplies.
According to Bloomberg’s source, LG Display will initially supply Apple with between 2 million to 4 million units, as its ability to produce at high volume is still developing.
Although the initial OLED production run for LG is small in relation to iPhone X sales, it should be enough...