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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

Death at Pegatron is Not Related to Working Conditions - Apple



A 15-year-old Pegatron worker, who falsified documents to get the job, was found dead in October. The company from Cupertino began the investigation and found out that this incident hadn’t been connected with his work at the factory, Reuters reports.


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Friday, December 13th, 2013. 1:11

China Mobile to Start Accepting Pre-Orders for Apple’s iPhone 5s and 5c on Thursday



According to the latest rumors, world’s largest carrier - China Mobile - will start accepting pre-orders for Apple’s iPhone 5s and 5c as soon as this Thursday. As to the date of the official launch, it is set for late December. At least this is what AppleInsider reports.


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Tuesday, December 10th, 2013. 2:28

China Mobile Denies Signing Deal with Apple - Negotiations in Progress



A few days ago The Wall Street Journal published a report claiming that Apple and China Mobile signed the partnership agreement. Well, looks like these companies actually failed to finish the negotiations and the information, provided by an unknown source, is just fake. What that means is that we don’t know for sure if the iPhone will debut on China Mobile network by the end of this year or not.


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Sunday, December 8th, 2013. 0:01

Apple Finally Signed Deal with China Mobile



Apple has finally signed a deal with the world’s largest carrier - China Mobile. What that means is that very soon, probably on December, 18th, all the iPhone fans from China will be able to purchase their beloved device on contract.


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Friday, December 6th, 2013. 2:11