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Apple to Open New Apple Store in Beijing, China This Week





Apple has just announced that it will open a new Apple Store in China’s capital Beijing later this week. This won’t be a large flagship store, but rather a small outlet located in the shopping center in Chaoyang, which is one of Beijing’s largest districts. This new Apple Retail Store could boast of Genius Bar and a special workshop area for those interested in improving their knowledge of Apple products and software.


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Monday, November 23rd, 2015. 19:33

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Sidefari App Letting You Use Two Safari Windows Side by Side Released on App Store



A new application has been recently released on the App Store that allows to use the Split Screen mode introduced in iOS 9 to view two separate Safari pages side by side. The app is called Sidefari and it is compatible with the iPad Air 2, iPad mini 4 and the 12.9-inch iPad Pro. If you’re keen on browsing through the Internet and if you need to have lots of webpages open at the same time, you should definitely try Sidefari.


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Monday, November 23rd, 2015. 19:08

Top 10 Stories of the Week



It is Sunday today, so I think it is time for me to tell you about the most interesting articles we have published on our website during the past couple of days. Most of the posts deal with Apple’s 12.9-inch iPad Pro and the stylus designed to work this device called the Apple Pencil. There are also some articles that tell us about the next-generation iPhone 7 and its specs, as well as about the widely-rumored 4-inch iPhone, which may be released in the second quarter of 2016.


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Sunday, November 22nd, 2015. 15:21

Apple Supplier LG Display to Build New Plant



According to the latest report from people familiar with the matter, one of Apple’s main suppliers, LG Display, is currently building a new manufacturing facility capable of producing OLED displays for the Apple Watch and other devices. This new plant will allow to increase the number of components manufactured each quarter and as a result, will help Apple and other LG Display partners avoid delays in production and shipment of new smartwatches to customers. DigiTimes reporters, who cite Korea’s Digital Times, claim that the facility will cost the company about  $4 billion.


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Sunday, November 22nd, 2015. 15:01

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4-inch iPhone to Be Released Next Year, iPhone 7 to Get 3GB of RAM and Be Waterproof



According to the latest report from TrendForce, Apple will indeed release a 4-inch iPhone in the second quarter of 2016. Apart from that, the most recent report indicates that the next-generation iPhone dubbed iPhone 7 will be waterproof and get 3GB of RAM.


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Saturday, November 21st, 2015. 17:16

iFixit Team Performs Teardown of Apple Pencil [Images]



The iFixit team has recently performed a teardown of one interesting iPad Pro accessory. This accessory is the Apple Pencil, which is sold for $99 separately from the 12.9-inch tablet and is currently available for purchase in a number of countries of the world.


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Friday, November 20th, 2015. 20:39

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Apple Looking for Second Apple Watch Supplier, Plans to Sell 4 Million Smartwatch Units This Quarter



According to the latest report from usually-reliable DigiTimes reporters, Apple is looking for a second supplier of the Apple Watch. Currently, Quanta Computer is a sole manufacturer of the wearable device, but the Cupertino-based company is reportedly in talks with Inventec, Wistron and Foxconn Electronics to share orders for the smartwatch between one of these suppliers.


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Friday, November 20th, 2015. 20:36

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More Than 100 Million iPhones Are in Use in USA, Most Are iPhone 6 or Later



According to the latest report from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP), there’re more than 100 million iPhone units in use in the United States. 58 million are iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus units and 4 million are iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus units. With reference to the data published by experts, we can make a conclusion that 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch smartphones are of greatest popularity among the customers in the USA. Another interesting thing is that the demand for devices, which were released in 2014, namely, the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, is still very strong. Smaller devices like the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c, are gradually losing their share of the US market because of relatively old hardware and their form-factor.


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Friday, November 20th, 2015. 20:33

Apple’s Global Smartphone Market Share Grows, Android Remains Top Platform



According to the latest figures from Gartner analysts, Apple’s market share on global smartphone market grew 0.6% year-over-year to as many as 13.1% in the third quarter of 2015 ending in September. Still, even such results didn’t help Apple to beat Google’s Android, which is now the most popular smartphone platform.


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Thursday, November 19th, 2015. 16:55

Ming-Chi Kuo Talks About iPad Pro Sales and A9X Chip Manufacturer in New Report



A well-known reputable KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has recently released a new report with predictions about the iPad Pro sales in the upcoming holiday quarter. According to the expert, in the fourth quarter of 2015, Apple may sell between 2.4 million and 2.6 million iPad Pro units. As to the sales results in the Q1 2016, they may become a bit more modest. Kuo expects Apple to ship about 2.1 million - 2.3 million iPad Pro units to customers worldwide in the first quarter coming after the holiday period.


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Thursday, November 19th, 2015. 16:53

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Apple Pencil Torture Test Appears on YouTube [Video]



As it was already mentioned on our website, the iPad Pro went on sale on November 11th. Together with this device, Apple released one smart accessory targeted at designers, photographers and all those who plan to use the 12.9-inch tablet for work. This accessory is called the Apple Pencil and this is a stylus capable of functioning on the 3D Touch display of the large tablet.

The Apple Pencil is equipped with a Lightning connector for charging and this is probably the weakest component of the device that can be easily broken by neglectful users while being on charge. At least you might think so.


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Thursday, November 19th, 2015. 16:48

Apple Has Second-Gen iPhone 5s Ready for Production?



Rumors about the release of a 4-inch iPhone early next year are becoming more and more informative. According to the latest report from Macotakara reporters, Apple already has a second-generation iPhone 5s ready for production. Reliable sources close to Apple’s supply chain claim this device is equipped with an A8 processor. Other specs include Wi‑Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.1, better FaceTime camera and possibly something else.


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Wednesday, November 18th, 2015. 16:33

iOS 9 Adoption Rate Reaches 67% - App Store Data



According to the latest data shared by Apple, the adoption rate of iOS 9 has recently reached 67%. The data is based on the App Store usage and reflects the number of active iPhone, iPad and iPod touch owners accessing the store to download applications and use Apple services. The adoption rate has grown only 1% since November 2nd, however, that’s not strange since Apple hasn’t released any firmware updates that usually boost the adoption speed.


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Wednesday, November 18th, 2015. 15:49

Some iPad Pro Users Claim Tablet Becomes Unresponsive After Being Charged



A number of users on the Apple Support Communities forum have reported various issues with the recently-released iPad Pro. In particular, they claim that the tablet becomes unresponsive after being charged for a long period of time. Hard restart usually helps to resolve the problem, however, such glitches are not what you expect from a brand new device that went on sale only last week.


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Tuesday, November 17th, 2015. 18:18

Apple Takes 94% of Global Smartphone Market Profits



Back in summer, we reported that despite having a relatively small market share on global smartphone market, Apple managed to get 92% of the profits. Today, a new report from a research firm called Canaccord Genuity appeared on the Internet suggesting that thanks to strong iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus sales as well as due to the release of the updated handsets in September, Apple is now taking 94% of the entire smartphone industry profits.


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Tuesday, November 17th, 2015. 18:16