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Larger iPhones with Sapphire Screens Will Be Released in September





According to South China Morning Post recent report, the company from Cupertino will indeed release two iPhone 6 models in 2014. One will feature a 4.7-inch and the other - 5.5-inch sapphire display. These screens will get a pixel density of 441 ppi and this is a noticeable improvement, I must admit, since the current iPhone 5s boasts “only” 326 pixels per inch. Both handsets are expected to be unveiled no sooner than in September.


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Wednesday, February 12th, 2014. 18:58

Apple Releases iOS 7.1 Beta 5 to Developers



Apple on Tuesday released iOS 7.1 beta 5 to registered developers for testing. The release comes just two weeks after the fourth beta, which contained a couple of minor improvements and tweaks.


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Wednesday, February 5th, 2014. 14:09

Apple Loses Revenue in Europe and America, Asian Sales Grow Rapidly



According to Fortune's Philip Elmer-DeWitt, the company from Cupertino loses its revenue from two biggest markets - European and American. But that’s OK since the revenue Apple gets from China, Japan and Asia Pacific begins to grow rapidly. Take a look at the chart below.


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Friday, January 31st, 2014. 18:18

Foxconn to Build Manufacturing Facility in the United States



Apple’s main supplier - Foxconn (or Hon Hai) - is said to be planning to build a manufacturing facility in the United States. The would-be factory will produce LCD-panels for Apple’s gadgets, Chairman Terry Gou claims.


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Tuesday, January 28th, 2014. 1:40

Foxconn Assembled 100 iPhone 6 Units with Sapphire-Covered Displays



According to a new report from Taiwan, Foxconn has assembled at least 100 iPhone 6 units with sapphire-covered displays. These are the prototypes produced for testing purposes.


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Saturday, January 25th, 2014. 1:42

Top 10 Stories of the Week



Looks like it’s Sunday again and that means I have to make a short review of the most interesting events of these days for people who don’t have enough time to read each post we publish during the week.


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Tim Cook Says 'Great Things' are Coming When Asked about iPhone 6



Apple CEO Tim Cook on Friday visited one of the China Mobile stores for the launch of iPhone 5s on this carrier. Apart from announcing the iPhone availability on contract with China Mobile, Cook autographed a couple of smartphones for lucky customers.


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Saturday, January 18th, 2014. 17:52

Tim Cook is “Incredibly Optimistic” about Deal with China Mobile



Tim Cook is “incredibly optimistic” about the deal with China Mobile. This is what he said on a small meeting ahead of iPhone 5s launch on the world’s largest carrier network. Well, the fact that Apple’s iPhone will officially debut on the world’s most profitable market on Friday would make any Apple employee happy and optimistic, I guess.


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Wednesday, January 15th, 2014. 17:41

Foxconn Ships 1.5M iPhone 5s Units to China Mobile ahead of Friday Launch



Ahead of the official iPhone 5s launch on China Mobile this Friday, Foxconn has reportedly shipped nearly 1.5 million smartphone units to the world’s largest carrier a couple of days ago. These devices are expected to satisfy the preorder demand for Apple’s most recent iPhone.


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Tuesday, January 14th, 2014. 23:07

iPhone 6 to Feature 8MP Camera and Image Stabilization System



According to the latest report from The China Post, Apple’s iPhone 6 will be equipped with an 8 megapixel camera very similar to the one used now in iPhone 4S, iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s. But don’t get upset or disappointed - it will feature an intuitive image stabilization system.


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Friday, January 10th, 2014. 23:59

New iPhones with 4.7-inch and 5.7-inch Displays to Come in 2014



According to the latest rumors from anonymous Asian sources, the company from Cupertino is seriously planning to launch two new iPhones this year. These devices are supposed to be equipped with larger displays. Does this mean that Apple will create an iPhone designed to be operated with two hands, not with one, as usual? Who knows.


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Sunday, January 5th, 2014. 19:52

Smartphone Sales Growth Slowing in China in Q4



Chinese market is one of the most profitable in the entire world. This is probably one of the main reasons why Apple decided to sign a partnership deal with China Mobile - guys from Cupertino don’t want to lose such powerful source of income. However, according to some analysts (via AppleInsider), the smartphone sales growth is slowing in China these days.


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Wednesday, December 25th, 2013. 21:05

Apple and China Mobile Finally Signed Partnership Contract



Apple and China Mobile finally signed a partnership contract. Both companies confirmed the deal on Sunday and that means that iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c will be soon available on Chinese carrier’s network. Moreover, there’s even the exact date for this to happen - January 17th. Preorders for Apple’s new gadgets will start on December 25th.


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Tuesday, December 24th, 2013. 0:44

Ming-Chi Kuo Talks About Apple-China Mobile Agreement



According to KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple may market as many as 15 to 20 million iPhone units in China in 2014 if signs a deal with China Mobile. Moreover, in 2015 the company from Cupertino may increase the number of devices sold to 20 or even 30 million units. However, the success depends on Apple’s iPhone 5c merchandising strategy, Kuo says.


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Sunday, December 22nd, 2013. 1:40

China Mobile Deal Can Boost iPhone Sales by 12 Million Units in 2014



According to the latest rumors, the deal between the company from Cupertino and China Mobile can possibly boost iPhone sales by at least 12 million units in 2014. Moreover, there’s potential for even higher sales rates.


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Wednesday, December 18th, 2013. 1:42