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Huawei Releases Smartphone Incredibly Similar to Apple's iPhone 6 Plus





At a media event in Beijing, Huawei today announced its new smartphone called Honor 6 Plus. Keeping in mind the fact that the previous handset released by this Asian manufacturer was called Honor 6, we can assume that the company has a very talented team and creative team responsible for branding and naming the new products.


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Written by Andrey

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014. 0:20

Top 10 Stories of the Week



It is Sunday today, that is why I would like to tell you about the most interesting posts of the past seven days. Are you ready to read my short roundup? If the answer is positive, let’s not waste time and begin.


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Samsung to Become Apple's Main Components Supplier



According to the latest reports from supply chain insiders, Apple has recently decided to make Samsung one of its major hardware suppliers. I'm now talking not only about the chips for next generations of iPhones and iPads. As noted by BusinessKorea, the guys from Cupertino plan to use Samsung as a primary components manufacturer for the long-anticipated Apple Watch as well. This indicates that Apple will soon once again become extremely dependent on its market rival from South Korea.


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Written by Andrey

Thursday, November 27th, 2014. 20:31

Apple Looks for Virtual Reality Software Specialist



As you probably know, Apple is one of those companies that show interest in the development of virtual reality technologies. Over the past few years, the guys from Cupertino have filed a number of patents related to all kinds of virtual reality gear. Apple is an inventor of the 3-D viewing headset similar to the Oculus Rift, moreover, it possesses other technical documentation required for creation of virtual reality devices. But why haven't we seen any gadget from Apple so far? Let's find out.


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Written by Andrey

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014. 20:06

iOS 8.1.1 Successfully Jailbroken [Video]



Good news for all the users of jailbroken iOS-devices, who don't want to lose their jailbreak after upgrading to iOS 8.1.1. iH8Sn0w and XanderKitteh have recently successfully jailbroken iOS 8.1.1 and posted the video of the process to YouTube. In a short video you may see an iPad running Cydia with untethered jailbreak.


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Top 10 Stories of the Week



It is Sunday today, which means I should tell you about the most interesting stories of the past seven days. Let’s take a look at them right now.


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Written by Andrey

Sunday, November 16th, 2014. 22:43

Apple Watch Chipmakers to Begin Mass Production of Hardware for Smartwatch Soon



According to the latest report from Digitimes, Apple's chip suppliers have recently begun gearing up for the production of chips for the long-anticipated Apple Watch that is expected to be released next year. The guys from Cupertino have already placed orders for 30 - 40 million chip units, which indicates that the initial batch of wearable devices will be quite large.


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Thursday, November 13th, 2014. 23:48

Apple Currently Working on Glasses-Free 3D Display for Next-Generation iPhone?



Reporters from a Taiwanese news website called Economic Daily News have recently reported that Apple might be currently working on a glasses-free 3D display for the next-generation iPhone.


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Thursday, November 6th, 2014. 22:11

128GB iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Owners Continue Reporting Crashing and Boot Loop Issues



According to the latest reports from people familiar with the matter, a relatively wide number of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus owners have encountered an issue that causes constant crashes and restarts of their devices. After such crashes, the smartphones get stuck in a boot loop and  it takes much time to bring them back to normal functioning. What is interesting about this particular glich is that it affects primarily the iPhones with 128GB of storage on board and those that have their storage full or nearly full.


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Wednesday, November 5th, 2014. 21:13

Top 10 Stories of the Week



It is Sunday today and that means that it is high time I told you about the most interesting posts of the past seven days. So, let’s start.


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Net Cost of iPad Air 2 Components Is $275 - IHS Experts



A research firm called IHC has recently torn down Apple's new iPad Air 2 to find out how much money the guys from Cupertino spend on the hardware for their flagship tablet. As usual, the net cost of components is much lower than the actual price of the device, however, we should not forget that this cost does not include the price of assembly, transportation costs etc. Anyway, the experts claim that Apple spends about $275 on the 16GB version of the iPad Air 2, which is one dollar more than the net price of the last-year iPad Air. Keep in mind that this is the basic model; all the other are more expensive to assemble.


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Written by Andrey

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014. 0:33

iPhone 6 Plus Users Report Constant System Crashes



According to the latest reports from a wide number of iPhone 6 Plus users that can be found on Apple's Support Communities forum, the recently-released handset is quite glitchy. People claim that quite often the 5.5-inch smartphone crashes or reboots unexpectedly. As to the reason of such system crashes, it remains unknown. Many things point to the bug in the program code of iOS 8, however, it is unclear why only the larger iPhones are affected by this bug. Some experts believe something is wrong with the hardware. In any case, the guys from Cupertino are already aware of the problem and currently working on an effective solution.


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Written by Andrey

Sunday, October 26th, 2014. 13:17

iPad Air 2 Teardown by iFixit [Video]



iFixit team has recently performed a teardown of the new full-size iPad Air 2. This teardown showed that Apple’s next-generation tablet indeed boasts of a faster processor, 2GB of RAM and a number of other improvements. However, according to what the experts say, the new device has become less repairable; that is why the iPad Air 2 Repairability Score is only 2 out of 10.


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Written by Andrey

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014. 12:59

First iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Benchmark Results



Following the release and record-breaking first weekend sales, AnandTech experts took both iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus for testing and benchmarked them. Moreover, the newly-released handsets were compared to the iPhone 5s and a number of rival handsets including the HTC One (E8), Motorola Moto X, Samsung Galaxy S5, Google Nexus 5 and some others. If you one of those people, who like Apple and its products, you will be pleased with the results of the benchmarks.


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Written by Andrey

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014. 0:03

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus to Become Available in Many Countries Soon



Following the announcement of 4 million iPhone 6 units sold in the first 24 hours, Apple has just announced that both iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will become available in 22 more countries beginning Friday, September 26th. These countries include the Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates. In case you don't know, this Friday, on September 19th, both 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch handsets will become available in such countries as the USA, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore and the UK.


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