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4.7-inch iPhone Air concept [video]





A new concept of the new 4.7-inch iPhone Air was released by Sam Beckett. Let's have a look at the designer's idea of the coming iPhone.

The phone is only 8% larger than the existing iPhone 5S, this increase is to accommodate the larger screen. Some extra space could be potentially utilised by reducing the width of the side bezels and by also slimming down the top and bottom of the phone frame too. The depth of the iPhone Air is 7mm, coming in 0.6mm smaller than it's predecessor. This modest reduction in the device depth and larger increase in the width and height could help create a bigger space for the battery and other components.


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Written by Lizzen

Monday, March 10th, 2014. 23:50

Apple's Rival to Release SDK for Wearable Devices in 2 Weeks



Although Apple hasn’t yet even announced its long-anticipated iWatch, such companies as Samsung and Google have already come up with their own wearable devices. Even more: in February Samsung showed the second-gen smartwatch called Gear 2.


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Written by Andrey

Monday, March 10th, 2014. 15:02

Apple is the leading on the USA smartphone market.



comScore MobiLens and Mobile Metrix has analized the data concerning the situation on the smartphone market in the USA for January 2014. It turns out that Apple is on the rise, constantly increasing it share, while Android is falling behind. Blackberry lost the third place to Windows Phone.


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Apple is the world's most admired company



Apple is again number one in Fortune's list of the World's Most Admired Companies in 2014. Apple has been rated best for the seventh time now.


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Written by Lizzen

Friday, February 28th, 2014. 2:44

Apple's Rival - Google - to Release Smartwatch in 2014



Looks like not only Apple and Samsung are currently working on their smartwatches. Another tech giant - Google - is expected to release its own wearable gadget as soon as this year.


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Written by Andrey

Monday, February 24th, 2014. 22:44

Apple Might Acquire Basis Science - Rumor



A company behind Basis Health Tracker Watch called Basis Science is currently on sale, TechCrunch reports. The company officials have spoken to a number of tech giants, namely, Apple, Google and probably even Microsoft and Samsung about a possible sale, however, it is still unclear if any of the companies agreed.


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Written by Andrey

Monday, February 17th, 2014. 20:31

iOS Devices Dominate in Enterprise Market - Analysts



According to the latest Good Technology report, Apple’s iOS devices dominate in the enterprise market. And this is not strange, I believe, since Google’s Android is rumored to be less secure and reliable.


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Written by Andrey

Sunday, February 16th, 2014. 14:54

Screen versus bezel comparison for smartphones



@somospostpc has published an interesting comparison list of the percentage of screen versus bezel for smartphones.


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iOS and Android Dominate on World Smartphone Market



According to the latest estimates, iOS and Android accounted for as many as 95.7% of all smartphone shipments in Q4 2013. And this is a substantial increase, I believe, because in 2012 the two platforms had 91.2% share. 17.6% of shipments went to iOS and 78.1% - to Android.


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Written by Andrey

Thursday, February 13th, 2014. 20:52

iPhone 6 will boast a new LED backlight



LEDInside reports that the iPhone 6 will be slimmer, lighter and boast a new LED backlight specs.

According to sources from Apple supply chain, the iPhone 6 is likely to be released in June 2014, and will have larger monitor size of 4.7”. Industry insiders also projected the iPhone 6 will have a much lighter frame, which will lead to upgrades in LED backlight specs. In the previous generation, the iPhone used 0.6t side-view type LED, in contrast the new iPhone will probably be adopting 0.4t side-view type LED.


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Written by Lizzen

Thursday, February 13th, 2014. 2:37

Apple requests Sony to supply more camera components



Nikei reports that Sony is likely to increase the supply of camera components for the coming iPhone.

The Japanese firm already supplies nearly all of the CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor) sensors for the current iPhone models' rear-mounted main cameras. Apple is likely looking to switch to Sony sensors for the secondary camera on the screen side, used for taking self-portraits.


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Written by Lizzen

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014. 1:52

Apple's iPhones to Be Manufactured by Google Robots?



Apple’s iPhones may be soon manufactured by Google robots. According to what The Wall Street Journal writes, the search giant is currently working with Foxconn on automating assembly lines at its factories. Foxconn chairman “expressed excitement over new automation technologies”, so looks like both companies will soon become close business partners.


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Written by Andrey

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014. 22:46

Senate Asks Apple and Other Tech Giants to Find Solutions to Distracted Driving Problem



The United States Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation on Thursday asked Apple, Google, Samsung, AT&T and Sprint to collaborate and come up with a technical solution to the problem of distracted driving.


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Written by Andrey

Friday, February 7th, 2014. 22:16

iOS and Mac OS X Won't Merge into One Operating System



Despite the rumors claiming iOS and Mac OS X will merge in near future, Apple executives say they won’t. Even more, Phil Schiller, Craig Federighi and Bud Tribble have recently assured the reporters that OS X 10.10 will prove that the company from Cupertino is planning to develop both systems, without giving preference to one or another.


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Written by Andrey

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014. 20:43

Phil Schiller Tweets Links to Security Report Criticizing Google's Android



Apple executive Phil Schiller has recently tweeted a link to a Cisco research report showing that a huge part of mobile malware - about 79% - is developed specifically for Android devices. This means that this operating system is less secure and stable than all the other.


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Written by Andrey

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014. 20:39