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Jony Ive Officially Becomes Apple’s Chief Design Officer





Jony Ive has finally become Apple’s Chief Design Officer. His profile on Apple’s official website has been updated recently to reflect his new post. Apart from Ive, two other company executives have been promoted. These are Alan Dye who is now Apple’s Vice President of User Interface Design and Richard Howarth, the chief of Industrial Design department. As you might have guessed, Dye will be responsible for the software and its look and Howarth will focus on the hardware.


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Thursday, July 2nd, 2015. 15:45

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Here’s How Galaxy S6 Edge Plus May Look Like



As you probably know, the guys from Cupertino are expected to release two next-generation iPhones later this year. People familiar with the matter claim these handsets will be called the iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6s Plus. This smartphones will reportedly get new processors, 2GB of RAM, the support of Force Touch technology and a bunch of other hardware improvements. If to speak about the software, the devices will use iOS 9 and boast of a new Music app supporting Apple’s upcoming streaming music service.


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Saturday, June 20th, 2015. 18:42

Apple Watch 2 to Get FaceTime Camera and Several Other New Features?



According to the latest report from people familiar with the matter, the next-generation Apple Watch will boast of a number of new features aimed at making it a more independent device. Some of the new features may be added to the watchOS 2.0, which is expected to be officially released in the near future.


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Friday, June 19th, 2015. 17:49

Apple Expects Strong Demand for Next-Gen iPhone



According to the latest report from Pacific Crest analyst Andy Hargreaves, the guys from Cupertino expect strong demand for the next-generation iPhone. The experts, however, don’t think that Apple will manage to sell more iPhones than last year. You see, the devices that come after a major redesign and a noticeable hardware enhancement are usually less popular among Apple customers and Android switchers. Still, Apple may invent something unusual to lure customers.


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Thursday, June 18th, 2015. 14:01

iOS 9 to Support Force Touch and Feature Other Interesting Features



Several new rumors related to the upcoming iOS 9 and its features have recently appeared on the Internet. According to these rumors, the guys from Cupertino are currently planning to add the support of Force Touch technology to the next iteration of their mobile operating system. In case you don’t know, the aforementioned technology was first introduced in the Apple Watch and the 13-inch MacBook Pro released last month.


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Wednesday, May 27th, 2015. 22:36

Apple Working on 'Find My Watch' Feature, Watch OS Update



Last week, I told you that the Apple Watch is a potential target for thieves as it has no Activation Lock or Find My iPhone feature. According to the latest report from 9to5Mac reporters, who cite reliable sources, the guys from Cupertino are currently working on an update for Watch OS that will include a feature called Find My Watch. This update will also make the operating system more stable and improve its connectivity and health-tracking capabilities as well as the compatibility with third-party apps. Moreover, this update can possibly make the smartwatch a primary input device for the upcoming Apple TV.


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Estimated Cost of Apple Watch Components Is About $83 - Analysts



According to the latest report from IHS iSuppli, the estimated cost of the Apple Watch components is equal to $81.20 and $83.70. The smaller 38mm version is obviously cheaper than the 42mm model, however, this difference is almost inconspicuous. Especially if to take into account the retail prices of the wearable device, which start at $350 for the entry-level model and end with about $17.000 for the high-end Edition version made of 18-karat gold.

Below you may take a look at the chart showing the estimated cost of the Apple Watch components.


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Friday, May 1st, 2015. 16:42

Apple to Add New Features to Force Touch in Future?



According to a new patent application published earlier today, Apple’s Force Touch technology may be improved in future to allow users’ fingers to “feel” different textures, for example, wood or metal. Looks like the guys from Cupertino plan to add a special hardware component capable of simulating the surface of a certain material using different vibrations and temperatures. Frankly speaking, currently I don’t understand the purpose of creating such a technology, however, Apple will surely find a good application for it.


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Thursday, April 23rd, 2015. 23:03

12-inch Retina MacBook Teardown by iFixit [Images]



The iFixit team has recently performed a teardown of the brand new 12-inch Retina MacBook. As it turns out, although the laptop is full of modern hardware, it is incredibly difficult to disassemble it. Consequently, when your MacBook stops working properly, you will have to give out a lot of money to repair it. This is probably the biggest drawback of the thinnest laptop ever manufactured by the guys from Cupertino.


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Wednesday, April 15th, 2015. 16:00

2015 MacBook Pro Users Complain About UI Lags on OS X Yosemite



A small number of 2015 MacBook Pro users have recently begun complaining about minor user interface lags and freezes on OS X Yosemite. While the number of these users is small, it continues to grow steadily and that is a problem.


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Tuesday, April 7th, 2015. 22:55

Some iPhone 7 Units to Feature LTE Chips Manufactured by Intel



According to what people familiar with the matter say, some of the iPhones released in 2016 and sold in the developing countries of Asia and Latin America will be equipped with new LTE chips manufactured by Intel, not Qualcomm. Apple’s engineers have reportedly been working together with Intel’s specialists to create the LTE chip, which will be officially released in the second half of this year.


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Friday, March 13th, 2015. 0:18

Quick Look at Apple Watch, its Interface and Design [Video]



As you know, a couple of hours ago, at the “Spring Forward” media event, Apple announced its Apple Watch. Although the wearable device is not available for purchase yet, after the presentation, the reporters had an exclusive possibility to take a close look at the smartwatch and test its performance. Below you may take a look at the short hands on video showing the 42mm Apple Watch Sport tested by Jon Rettinger of TechnoBuffalo.


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Tuesday, March 10th, 2015. 13:22

iPhone 6 vs Galaxy S6 Edge: Which One Has Better Fingerprint Sensor?



Following the video showing the iPhone 6 compared to the recently-released Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge in terms of speed and responsiveness, a new clip appeared on the Internet earlier today showing the work of fingerprint scanners on both handsets. Just like the previous video, this one was shot by PhoneArena reporters at Mobile World Congress. You may take a look at it below.


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Sunday, March 8th, 2015. 18:45

Apple Adds Vehicles to List of Its Corporate Interests in Switzerland



According to what reliable insiders write, Apple has recently added a new sphere of market to its corporate description. This time only in Switzerland, but I don’t think it will take much time to add the same lines to the description in the USA and other countries in the world. The number of activities added includes those fully or partially related to automotive industry. This little change in the corporate description has been first spotted by Swiss reporters from ApfelBlog.ch.


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Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015. 13:10

Samsung Announces Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge



Samsung has just announced its two new flagships, namely, Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. This happened at the annual conference called Mobile World Congress. Both devices are thinner and lighter than their predecessors, moreover, they feature new metal and glass bodies, better cameras and serious hardware improvements. And yes, in terms of design, they look very similar to the iPhone 6.


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Written by Andrey

Monday, March 2nd, 2015. 13:49