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Apple to Add HD Audio Playback to iOS 8 and Release New In-Ear Headphones and Lightning Cable





According to the latest rumors from various sources, Apple is planning to improve the quality of music playback in iOS 8. Apart from that, the guys from Cupertino may release new versions of both In-Ear Headphones and Lightning connector.


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Written by Nick Tarasenko

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014. 23:15

Microsoft Reports 27 Million Office for iPad Downloads



As you probably know, Microsoft released Office for iPad in March. Just a week after the release, Office suite apps, namely, Word, PowerPoint and Excel, became the most popular apps on the App Store. 12 million people downloaded them in the first seven days after launch.


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Tuesday, May 13th, 2014. 23:04

iPad Sales Won't Grow in the Near Future - Analyst



According to what Morgan Stanley’s analyst Katy Huberty says, Apple's iPad sales won't grow this quarter. The reasons for such poor results are the absence of new products and the price, which is, compared to Android tablets, pretty high.


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Monday, May 12th, 2014. 19:19

iPhone 6 to Feature NFC Chip - Rumor



Apple's iPhone 6 will be equipped with an NFC chip. This is what people familiar with the matter say. Apart from that, Apple has reportedly signed a deal with China UnionPay, which means that the Passbook app may soon start supporting this banking service.


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Monday, May 12th, 2014. 15:34

Samsung Becomes Top iPad Display Supplier



This may sound strange, but according to the latest report from usually reliable market research firm DisplaySearch, Samsung managed to become Apple's main iPad display panel supplier in the first quarter of 2014. The South Korean company produced as many as 5.2 million 9.7-inch Retina displays, which were used in the iPad Air and the fourth generation iPad.


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Written by Nick Tarasenko

Monday, May 12th, 2014. 15:25

Top 10 Stories of the Week



It's Sunday today, which means I should tell you about the most interesting posts of past seven days. Let's begin.

As you probably know, Apple is expected to release its next-gen iPhone later this year. Ahead of the purported launch, more and more mockups and alleged schematics appear on the Internet. They look pretty much the same, however, each one has a unique or worth mentioning feature. That's why I try to describe each mockup thoroughly.


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Written by Nick Tarasenko

Sunday, May 11th, 2014. 19:36

'Latest' iPhone 6 Design and Schematics [Images]



A bunch of new images showing iPhone 6 'latest' schematics have recently appeared on the Internet. Whether these images are legitimate or not is still a question since they were spotted on a Chinese WeiFeng network. The people who published the renderings on the Net claim they got the images directly from Apple suppliers.


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Written by Nick Tarasenko

Sunday, May 11th, 2014. 19:16

New iPhone 6 Mockup Compared to iPod touch [Images]



A number of new photos showing fifth generation iPod touch compared to iPhone 6 physical mockup have recently appeared on the Italian website called Macitynet. Both devices looks pretty much the same, however, the iPhone mockup is noticeably larger.

By and large, the design of the mockup resembles the design of the iPod touch and earlier iPhone models. However, it has some differences, which can be seen on the images below.


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Written by Nick Tarasenko

Saturday, May 10th, 2014. 15:16

Dr. Dre and Jimmy lovine to Become Apple Executives?



As you already know, Apple is expected to acquire Beats Electronics soon. A new rumor concerning the deal appeared on the Internet earlier today. According to this rumor, both Beats executives Dr. Dre and Jimmy lovine will get senior positions at Apple.


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Saturday, May 10th, 2014. 15:02

iPhone Tops South Korean Customer Satisfaction Rankings



A research firm called Marketing Insight has recently conducted a customer satisfaction survey among the South Korean smartphone users.


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Saturday, May 10th, 2014. 14:54

4.7-inch iPhone to Come in August, 5.5-inch - in September



According to the latest report from Economic Daily News, Apple may release its long-anticipated iPhone 6 with 4.7-inch display in August, not in September as it was reported earlier. Moreover, the 5.5-inch handset will come in September. The company from Cupertino is expected to ship as many as 80 million iPhone 6 units this year.


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Written by Nick Tarasenko

Friday, May 9th, 2014. 16:39

Apple Acquires Beats Electronics - Rumor



Apple may soon acquire Beats Electronics, the headphone manufacturer and the company behind one of the most popular streaming music services. The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg and The New York Times have confirmed that Apple is currently in talks with Beats Electronics. If the two companies come to an agreement, the acquisition will be announced next week.


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Friday, May 9th, 2014. 16:26

Apple Hires Former Nokia Senior Camera Engineer



Apple has reportedly hired Ari Partinen, a senior camera engineer at Nokia. According to what he has recently posted on his Twitter, he will start working for the company from Cupertino as soon as in June.


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Friday, May 9th, 2014. 16:18

Apple Releases Ninth OS X Mavericks 10.9.3 Beta to Developers



Apple has released the ninth OS X Mavericks 10.9.3 beta to developers for testing. As usual, the new version has been seeded just one week after the eighth beta (build number build 13D55). Apart from the operating system itself, Apple has released Safari 7.0.4.


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Thursday, May 8th, 2014. 20:16

TSMC Shipped First Batch of Fingerprint Sensors for Upcoming Gadgets



According to the latest rumors, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has already provided the first batch of fingerprint sensors for Apple's would-be iPhone 6, iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3. This may indicate that the mass production of all of the abovementioned gadgets will start soon.


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Written by Nick Tarasenko

Thursday, May 8th, 2014. 20:08