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Next-Gen iPhone to Feature 5MP Front Camera, Rear Camera Won’t Have Sapphire Cover





According to the latest report from KGI analysts, the next-generation iPhone 6s will feature a 5-megapixel front camera. Moreover, the same insiders claim that the back 12-megapixel photo sensor will not have a sapphire cover lens. Quite surprisingly, sapphire failed the drop tests, that is why Apple has decided to opt for something else.


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Friday, September 4th, 2015. 18:51

iPhone 6c Will Resemble iPhone 5c - Rumor



According to a report from GizmoChina, the design of the widely-rumored iPhone 6c will be identical to the design of the iPhone 5c. This means the handset will get the same plastic body with colorful back shells. Does this mean that the device will be a copy of the iPhone 6 in terms of hardware? Well, we don’t know this for sure, but if to keep in mind that the 5c was a copy of the previous-generation Apple smartphone, such a suggestion really makes sense.


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Friday, August 28th, 2015. 16:29

Video Shows Leaked iPhone 6s Display Assembly



As you already know, Apple is expected to release a new iPhone on September 9th. Even though the mass-production of the next-generation handset is delayed 1-2 weeks, a new video has recently appeared on the Internet showing the leaked iPhone 6s front panel with LCD assembly compared to the same part from the iPhone 6. The video has been posted to MacManiack’s official YouTube channel and is available below.


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Monday, August 10th, 2015. 18:00

iPhone Market Share Grows in Europe, but Falls in the USA - Kantar



According to the latest report from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, in the second quarter of 2015, iPhone’s market share grew noticeably in such countries as Britain, Germany, France, Italy and Spain. The share on Apple’s native U.S. market saw a decrease. It should be noted, however, that this happens every year before the release of the new iPhone model.


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Wednesday, August 5th, 2015. 19:57

Tastes of Chinese Customers Influence Apple’s Choice of Colors for New Devices



Apple CEO Tim Cook has recently confirmed that the main reason for the company to manufacture gold iPhones, MacBooks and Apple Watches is a strong demand for such devices in China. As you probably know, Chinese market is one of the most promising for Apple as the number of customers there grows rapidly each month. According to the latest report published by Bloomberg reporters, users from China generated 29% of Apple revenue in the quarter, which ended in March.


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Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015. 17:53

Top 10 Stories of the Week



It is Sunday today, which means it is high time I told you about the most popular posts of the past seven days. In order not to waste our time, let’s take a look at the interesting articles right now.


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Foxconn to Open Several New Factories in India by 2020?



According to the latest report from Reuters reporters, Apple’s main partner, Foxconn, is currently planning to build a new factory in India, which will be responsible for assembling iPhones. The reason for such a decision is the increasing wage inflation in China. In the near future, Foxconn will start searching for a suitable location for the new factory, reporters claim. By 2020, Foxconn plans to build as many as 10-12 new manufacturing facilities and data centers in India. And that is quite an ambitious task that requires a lot of resources, I must admit.


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Friday, June 12th, 2015. 16:47

Keen Team from China to Release iOS 9 Jailbreak This Fall



According to the latest report from Forbes reporters, Keen Team from China is currently planning to work on a jailbreak for iOS 9. As to the date of its release, it remains unknown, however, people familiar with the matter say it may take place this fall. The aforementioned team hasn’t released any jailbreaking tools yet, however, hackers hope to cooperate with Pangu and debut with an untethered jailbreak for iOS 9 in the near future.


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Next-Generation iPhone to Feature 12-Megapixel Camera - Rumor



According to what IHS Technology Research Director for China Kevin King has recently shared on Weibo, Apple’s next-generation iPhone will feature a 12-megapixel camera with smaller pixels. This rumor goes in line with the most-recent report from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who also stated that the guys from Cupertino may equip their new gadget with a brand new photo sensor.


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Saturday, May 16th, 2015. 16:43

Apple Watch Constrained at Launch Because of Faulty Taptic Engines



According to the latest report from The Wall Street Journal, the supply of the Apple Watch was heavily constrained at launch because of faulty taptic engine units. The part manufactured by a Chinese firm called AAC Technologies Holdings Inc. turned out to be defective. What is interesting is that taptic engines created by a Japanese supplier Nidec Corp were working just fine. It should be noted, however, that this information came from reliable insiders, not directly from Apple. The guys from Cupertino refused to comment on the issue. I can only imagine what could have happened if all the parts had been defective...


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Friday, May 1st, 2015. 0:14

Apple Pay Now Supports About 30 New Financial Institutions in the USA



According to the latest reports from reliable sources, Apple has recently added the support of about 30 new banks and financial institutions from the USA to its Apple Pay system. Currently, the total number of Apple Pay partners in this country exceeds 200 banks and credit unions. The growing number of large and small retailers, cafes, restaurants and financial institutions supporting the NFC-based mobile payments service indicates that Apple has created a truly convenient way to pay for goods and services.


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Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015. 0:13

Suppliers in Brazil and Vietnam Now Produce Cables for Apple



As you probably know, Apple suppliers responsible for manufacture of all kinds of cables, chargers and things like that used to be located only in China. According to the updated support page created to help customers recognize Apple’s certified products among the extensive amount of counterfeit ones, the production of authorized accessories for iPhones, iPads and Macs has been recently moved to Vietnam and Brazil. This means that currently Apple has partners in at least three countries, namely, China, Vietnam and Brazil.


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Saturday, April 18th, 2015. 19:32

Apple to Launch Apple Pay in Canada in November?



According to the latest report shared by The Wall Street Journal, Apple is planning to launch Apple Pay in Canada as soon as in November. The reporters claim the guys from Cupertino are currently in talks with six major Canadian banks about the possible launch of the NFC-based payments system in the near future.


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Saturday, April 18th, 2015. 17:49

Apple Releases iOS 8.3 to Users Wordwide



Apart from releasing OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 to users worldwide, the guys from Cupertino have recently released iOS 8.3. The latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system can boast of a number of stability and security improvements as well as some new features. In case you don’t remember, the very first iOS 8.3 beta was seeded to developers in February.


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Saturday, April 11th, 2015. 0:14

12-inch MacBook and Apple Watch Pre-Orders Go Live



Just like it was expected, Apple on Friday made its long-anticipated Apple Watch and the 12-inch MacBook available for pre-orders in a number of countries including the USA, the UK, Canada, Australia, France, Germany, Hong Kong, China and Japan. Both devices are currently not available for the walk-in customers, moreover, Apple has reportedly sold out all the Apple Watch models it had in stock within less than six hours. Shipping estimates for the wearable device have slipped to about 4-6 weeks and those for the new laptop - to several days or weeks, depending on the configuration.


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Friday, April 10th, 2015. 22:47