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Asian Smartphone Manufacturer Accuses Apple of Patent Infringement





According to the latest reports from reliable sources, Chinese low-cost smartphone vendor called Digione accused Apple of violating its patent. The Asian manufacturer claims the design of Apple’s latest iPhone 6 was copied from firm’s 5.5-inch handset with 8-core MediaTek CPU, Android OS on board and a price tag of 799 yuan. The iPhone 6, by the way, has a price tag of 5288 yuan.


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Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014. 21:57

Untethered Jailbreak of iOS 8.1.1 and iOS 8.2 Beta Released



An untethered jailbreak of iOS 8.1.1 and iOS 8.2 beta firmwares has just been released by TaiG. It also works for iOS 8.0 and iOS 8.1.

MuscleNerd confirmed the jailbreak over Twitter; however, he warns that you should probably wait a couple days before attempting.

Looks like TaiG just released a jailbreak for 8.1.1 (and 8.0,8.1,8.2beta). Best to wait a few days just in case

TaiG was part of the controversial iOS 7 jailbreak from the Evad3rs. The jaibreak included the TaiG 'app store' for cracked apps by default in China. Following an outcry from the community the evad3rs responded by updating their jailbreak tool to remove TaiG.


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Foxconn Gearing Up to Start Production of Sapphire Displays



According to the latest report from China Economic Weekly, Foxconn, one of Apple's largest suppliers, is currently gearing up to start the production of sapphire for next generations of company's mobile devices. Asian tech giant has reportedly got the final approval for building a large sapphire display manufacturing facility in Zhengzhou, China. The plant will be situated close to the facility, where the iPhone 6 units are currently assembled.


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Thursday, November 27th, 2014. 20:41

Chinese Users Can Now Use UnionPay Cards to Pay for Apps on the App Store



Apple's customers in China can now use their local UnionPay credit or debit cards to pay for apps in the App Store. While UnionPay is one of the largest banking cards provider in China, the guys from Cupertino managed to add the support of its cards only now.


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Monday, November 17th, 2014. 22:52

Chinese Apple Users Encounter New Type of Malware



Security researchers from Palo Alto Networks have recently discovered a new type of malware. This malware is called WireLurker and it infects both iOS devices and Mac OS X computers. Over the past six months, a wide number of users mainly from China have encountered with this piece of malware. The researchers claim that WireLurker is a complete new threat and it can possibly open the new era in the creation of malware attacking both Apple's desktop and mobile platforms.


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Top 10 Stories of the Week



The week has come to an end, so looks like I have to tell you about the most interesting posts of the last seven days. Let’s not waste time and talk about these articles right now.


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Apple to Launch Apple Pay in China Soon - Rumors



As you probably know, the guys from Cupertino have recently launched their own mobile payments service called Apple Pay. Although the system is currently available only in the USA, in the near future it is expected to debut in a wide number of other countries.


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Saturday, October 25th, 2014. 2:02

Foxconn Plans to Build Display Factory in China?



According to the latest reports from the Wall Street Journal reporters, Foxconn is currently thinking about building a display factory in northern China. This factory is expected to produce high-end screens for smartphones. If the authorities of Zhengzhou give a permission to open such a facility, Foxconn will get an opportunity to manufacture screens for Apple’s next-generation iPhones.


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Friday, October 24th, 2014. 1:21

Apple to Announce Fiscal Q4 Financial Results on October 20th



According to the recently-updated Investor relations page, Apple will officially announce its financial results in the fourth fiscal quarter (which is the third calendar quarter) of 2014 on October 20th. This means that soon we'll find out how many iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus units the guys from Cupertino have sold over the last weeks and how much money they have earned. As usual, you will get an opportunity to take a look at the financial report immediately after the conference call end.


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Thursday, October 2nd, 2014. 1:51

Apple to Launch iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in China Soon?



According to the latest reports from people familiar with the matter, Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have nearly reached the final regulatory approval of the Chinese authorities, which means that the handsets may soon go on sale in China. The purported launch date is October 10th.


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Sunday, September 28th, 2014. 19:39

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Units Are on Their Way From China



According to the reports from several different sources, Apple has begun shipping the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus units to customers. People who ordered one of the new handsets claim that the shipping estimates point to the arrival of the long-anticipated gadgets on September 19th. As you probably know, this is the date, when the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch smartphones are expected to hit the store shelves.


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Tuesday, September 16th, 2014. 23:31

Video Showing Fully Functional And Working iPhone 6 Appears Online



A new video showing fully-assembled and even working iPhone 6 appeared on the Internet on Sunday. The video comes from a reliable source, which is a French blog called Nowhereelse.fr, so I'm almost sure we may believe what we see.


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Apple Begins Shipping New iPhone 6 Units Ahead of September Launch



As noted in the latest report from TechCrunch journalists, Apple has recently begun shipping its new iPhones from the manufacturing facilities to the retail and wholesale partners. The amount of handsets is so great that these shipments even cause delays for other manufacturers of smartphones and tablets.


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Saturday, September 6th, 2014. 23:30

Another Apple Supplier Accused of Violation of Workers' Rights



According to the latest reports from people familiar with the matter, one of Apple suppliers has been recently accused of violating the rights of its workers. The name of this supplier is Catcher and its factory is situated in Suqian, China. In case you don't know, Catcher is responsible for the production of casings for iPads and MacBooks.


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Friday, September 5th, 2014. 20:42

Apple Launched iPhone 5 Battery Replacement Program



Apple will soon launch an iPhone 5 battery replacement program. The guys from Cupertino have reportedly found out that some of the handsets manufactured and sold between September 2012 and January 2013 may encounter problems that affect the battery life.


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Saturday, August 23rd, 2014. 23:49