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Apple Lost Smartphone Market Share in China to Local Brands





According to the latest report from Canalys, Apple’s share in the Chinese smartphone market dropped in 2016. Currently, the company occupies the fifth spot behind Huawei, Oppo, Vivo, and Xiaomi.


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Sunday, February 19th, 2017. 15:05

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Luca Todesco Will Release iPhone 7 Jailbreak



A well-known Italian developer Luca Todesco has confirmed that he is planning to release a jailbreak tool compatible with the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus sometime in the future. However, this is not a priority for him, and he is busy with other tasks right now, so we shouldn't expect the yalu update soon.


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Saturday, February 4th, 2017. 21:07

Apple Removes iCloud Activation Lock Status Page



Apple has quietly removed the iCloud Activation Lock status page from its website. This means that it is now impossible to check whether the iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch you’re supposed to buy second-hand is locked before you actually get it. It is unclear why the company has decided to shut down such a useful page.


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Sunday, January 29th, 2017. 0:58

iFixit Team Celebrates 10 years of iPhone Teardowns



The iFixit team has decided to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the iPhone introduction in a rather special way. The company has taken all iPhone teardowns it performed over the last 10 years and posted them on their website in a single article.


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Thursday, January 12th, 2017. 18:28

Apple Campus 2 on Christmas Day [Video]



Two new aerial videos showing the progress on Apple’s Campus 2 have been shared on YouTube on Christmas day. Both short clips show how much work has been done on the construction site over the last couple of weeks.


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Monday, December 26th, 2016. 21:22

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Apple to Investigate Inconsistent MacBook Pro Battery Life Reported by Consumer Reports



Earlier this week, independent testers from Consumer Reports tested the new MacBook Pro and found out that the laptop is very unpredictable in terms of battery life. According to the controversial results, the MacBook Pro battery life varies from 4.5 to nearly 19,5 hours. This has become the reason for not including the notebook to the Consumer Reports’ list of recommended devices for the first time in a couple of years. The results seem to be strange, so Apple’s SVP Phil Schiller claimed the company is investigating the issue.


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Saturday, December 24th, 2016. 23:40

Apple Releases New Apple Watch Ad [Video]



Apple has released a new Apple Watch commercial called “Go Swim”. The ad is a part of the series that launched earlier in December focusing on making gifts. The ad is available below as well as on Apple’s official YouTube channel, so you can take a look right now.


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Friday, December 23rd, 2016. 11:58

MacBook Pro Users Switch to Surface Devices – Microsoft



According to the latest report found on Windows Blog, a record number of MacBook users have switched to Microsoft Surface devices over the last couple of months. The company believes that the main reasons for this are the “innovation of Surface” and people’s disappointment of the new 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro units.


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Monday, December 12th, 2016. 20:42

Apple Testing More Than 10 iPhone Prototypes – WSJ



According to the latest report from the the Wall Street Journal, Apple may release an iPhone with a curved OLED screen next year. The company has asked its suppliers to submit prototypes of their displays for testing. The screens have higher resolution than those used by Samsung.


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Monday, November 28th, 2016. 18:28

Apple Releases New iPhone 7 Commercial [Video]



Apple has released a new iPhone 7 commercial highlighting stereo speakers and water resistance of the new smartphone. You can take a look at the short clip either below or on Apple’s official YouTube channel.


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Thursday, November 3rd, 2016. 13:25

Samsung Halts Production of Galaxy Note 7 for Safety Reasons



Samsung has temporarily stopped the production of the infamous Galaxy Note 7. Such a difficult decision comes after numerous reports about exploding smartphones from the new batch that was deemed safe.


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Monday, October 10th, 2016. 19:26

Apple Lays Off Dozens of Employees Working on Self Driving Car



According to the latest report from the New York Times, Apple has recently laid off dozens of its employees working on the rumored car project. The company has made Bob Mansfield responsible for the development of the self-driving electric vehicle and shut down a part of the project, that is why a number of employees now have to look for a better workplace.


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Sunday, September 11th, 2016. 22:55

Apple Announces Annual Apple Music Festival in London



Apple has recently announced that its annual Apple Music Festival will take place in London in September. The tenth festival will start on September 18th and end on September 30th. As always, free tickets to the event will be distributed among those UK residents who decide to attend the event. Apple will also offer a live streaming of the Apple Music Festival to its users all over the globe.


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Wednesday, August 24th, 2016. 14:44

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There Will Be Only One 5.5-inch iPhone Model This Year [Rumor]



According to the latest report from Nikkei, Apple has decided not to release a larger single lens iPhone 7 months before the release of the handset. The reporters claim that due to the pressure from competitors and poor sales over the last couple of quarters, Apple will release only one 5.5-inch model instead of two planned earlier, and that this model will feature the rumored dual camera. The information comes from an anonymous insider, so I don’t know if it can be called legitimate.


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Wednesday, August 10th, 2016. 18:01

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Apple to Release MacBook Air with USB-C This Year



Even though first rumors about possible MacBook Air refresh in 2016 appeared on the Internet in June, there haven’t been any updates on the issue since that time. Today, however, a new report has been shared by usually-reliable Taiwanese website DigiTimes suggesting that Apple is still planning to update the MacBook Air lineup and will add a USB Type-C port to the machine. The new standard is becoming more and more popular, so releasing a new MacBook means adding the support for this standard as well.


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Written by Andrey

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016. 20:51