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Top 10 Stories of the Week





It is Sunday today, let's take a look at the most popular posts of the last couple of days.

Most of the articles this week deal with the iPhone, its future version called the iPhone 8 or iPhone Edition, and new builds of iOS and macOS. There are also some posts that deal with the iPhone rival called the Galaxy S8 and some other interesting stories.


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Written by Andrey

Sunday, March 12th, 2017. 14:28

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Galaxy S8 Will Be Less Popular than Galaxy S7 – Analyst



According to the latest report from reliable KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the demand for the upcoming Galaxy S8 won't be as strong as the demand for the Galaxy S7 one year ago. As for the reasons for weak demand, they include lack of selling points and customers' anticipation for the iPhone 8.


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Sunday, March 12th, 2017. 14:15

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Galaxy S8 to Get Both Iris Scanner and Facial Recognition System



According to the latest report from the Korea Economic Daily, Samsung will add the support for facial recognition to the Galaxy S8. The main reasons for adding this feature are speed and readability of the iris scanner that may not be comfortable for all users. Apple's upcoming flagship, the iPhone 8, may also get both authentication systems as well as Apple is planning to either stop using the fingerprint scanner or place it under glass after removing the Home button.


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Written by Andrey

Sunday, March 12th, 2017. 14:09

Microsoft to Release Windows 10 Creators Update on April 11



Microsoft will start the rollout of the long-awaited Windows 10 Creators Update on April 11. MSPowerUser reporters believe the company will officially announce the major update and release a final build for testers by the end of March. After that, PC users will begin receiving this version. Still, as of now, there is no indication of Microsoft plans to start seeding Creators Update in April.


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Written by Andrey

Saturday, March 11th, 2017. 11:33

iPhone 8 Won’t Get Curved Screen – Analyst



According to the latest report from IHS Markit analyst Wayne Lam, the next-generation premium iPhone will not get a curved OLED display. Instead, the expert believes Apple will adopt a flat panel similar to the 2.5D glass the company is currently using in the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. The report is based on analysis of supply chain, so it’s actually quite trustworthy.


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Written by Andrey

Saturday, March 11th, 2017. 11:06

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Check Out New iPhone 8 Renders



Benjamin Geskin has created a set of beautiful renders that depict how the next-generation iPhone might look like. The device shown below has an edge-to-edge display with thin bezels at the top and bottom, dual camera, and clean design. There’s no Home button, but there’s enough space for the function area that may replace it. A good thing about the images shared by Geskin is that they are based on recent rumors about the new iPhone called presumably the iPhone 8 or the iPhone Edition.


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Written by Andrey

Friday, March 10th, 2017. 20:26

Louis Vuitton Released $5,500 iPhone 7 Case



Louis Vuitton designers created an iPhone case that costs $5,500. The accessory is designed for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. There’s also a cheaper version with a bit different design and made of different materials. It costs $1,180 and that’s still more than the most expensive version of the iPhone 7 Plus. All cases are called Eye-Trunk.


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Written by Andrey

Friday, March 10th, 2017. 11:52

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Apple Starts Selling Refurbished 2016 MacBook Pro Units



Apple has started selling refurbished 13-inch MacBook Pro units without Touch Bar through its official website. The prices are noticeably lower if compared with the prices of new devices. Every customer gets 1-year warranty and a fully working manufacturer refurbished laptop.


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Thursday, March 9th, 2017. 13:03

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Apple Releases Safari Technology Preview 25 with Improvements



Apple has released a new version of Safari Technology Preview. The latest build contains some new features and improvements that make the browser more stable and efficient when opening and rendering web pages.


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Thursday, March 9th, 2017. 12:39

Apple Releases iOS 10.3 Beta 5 to Testers



Apple on Wednesday released the fifth beta of iOS 10.3 to developers and the members of the Apple Beta Software Program. The update comes a little bit more than a week after the release of the previous version and contains a number of security, stability, and performance improvements.


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Thursday, March 9th, 2017. 12:11

Apple Seeds Fifth Beta of macOS Sierra 10.12.4, No iOS 10.3 Beta 5



Apple on Tuesday seeded the fifth beta of macOS Sierra 10.12.4 to developers and the members of Apple Beta Software Program. The latest update is a minor one, but if you use an earlier beta on your Mac, it is recommended that you install this version. It contains stability improvements and bug fixes.


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Wednesday, March 8th, 2017. 11:50

New iPhone to Be Called iPhone Edition – Rumors



According to the latest report from a Japanese website MacOtakara, the next-generation iPhone with an OLED screen and other major improvements may be called the iPhone Edition. The release of the model may take place much later than the release of the iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus that will be only slightly updated. The reporters believe the phone to be a premium model and a perfect choice for the Apple Watch Edition.


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Written by Andrey

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017. 11:14

Check Out This iOS 11 Concept [Video]



Apple is expected to unveil iOS 11 at its WWDC conference this June. The list of new features and improvements of the operating system remains unknown, but Jacek Zieba has created a beautiful concept showing how the next-generation iPhone operating system may look like. You can check out the video below or on YouTube.


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Written by Andrey

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017. 19:43

Reporters Spot First Reference to macOS 10.13



First public reference pointing to the macOS 10.13 that is expected to be released this fall has been spotted by Pike's Universum. The reference seems to be a CatalogURL for developer seeds. It proves that Apple is already working on the new version of the operating system for Mac computers.


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Written by Andrey

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017. 19:18

All iPhones to Feature OLED Screens in 2019



According to the latest report from Korean supply chain insiders, Apple is planning to equip all iPhones with OLED displays by 2019.

In 2017, only one model, the iPhone 8, will get a new screen. In 2018, the company plans to use new technology on half of the phones. Finally, in 2019 Apple wants to switch from LCD displays to OLED panels completely.


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Written by Andrey

Monday, March 6th, 2017. 18:28