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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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Apple to Get 0.15% of Each Apple Pay Purchase



Alongside the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and the Apple Watch release on Tuesday, the guys from Cupertino announced their long-anticipated payments service called Apple Pay. As I've already told you, the system is based on the Near Field Communication (NFC) technology and uses Touch ID for making each payment as secure as possible. Several new details about Apple Pay surfaced on the Internet on Friday and I feel that I should share them with you.


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Written by Andrey

Sunday, September 14th, 2014. 1:38

Apple's Suppliers Are Ramping up Production of Components for iPad Air 2



According to the latest report from DigiTimes, Apple's suppliers are currently ramping up the production of components for the next-generation 9.7-inch iPad Air that is expected to be officially unveiled this fall alongside the Retina iPad mini. The new tablet will boast of faster A8 processor, improved Touch ID fingerprint sensor and some other hardware and software enhancements. Reliable insiders also believe that the tablet will become thinner. At the same time, the size and the display resolution of the device will reportedly remain unchanged.


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Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014. 18:34

iPhone 6 with 4.7-inch Display Assembled from Leaked Parts [Video]



A new video that shows us a device very similar to the fully assembled iPhone 6 has recently surfaced on the Internet. This is not the first video depicting the upcoming 4.7-inch handset, however, it allows us to take a closer look at the smartphone that is expected to be officially unveiled on September 9th.


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Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014. 12:01

Microsoft Releases New Siri vs. Cortana Ad [Video]



Microsoft released a new ad today, which shows us Apple's Siri compared to Cortana. The short clip is entitled Siri vs. Cortana – Mirror Mirror and features the iPhone 5s and the HTC One M8 for Windows 8. The ad mocks Apple and its products again, but this is what the guys from Redmond usually do in their ads. The commercial is available below, so you may take a look if you want.


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Written by Andrey

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014. 0:18

Apple to Sell iWatch for About $400 - Rumor



According to the latest report from Re/code, the guys from Cupertino are currently planning to set a price tag for the upcoming iWatch at about $400. It should be noted, however, that there will be iWatch models with lower and higher prices. The cost of the long-anticipated wearable device will reportedly depend on the size of its display and hardware differences.


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Written by Andrey

Sunday, August 31st, 2014. 21:56

NXP to Produce NFC Chips for Apple's iPhone 6



Although you may be tired of the posts connected with the upcoming iPhone 6 and its support of the Near Field Communication technology (NFC), I feel that I have to share a new rumor with you. This rumor suggests that the next-generation handset will indeed get a chip that supports the new NFC standard that is yet to be launched. Moreover, people familiar with the matter believe that a Dutch firm called NXP will become the manufacturer of the chip.


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Saturday, August 30th, 2014. 1:12

New Details About A8 Chip Appear Online



Several new rumors have recently appeared online, which deal with the new A8 chip that is expected to be added to the iPhone 6. According to these rumors, the processor will remain dual-core, however, it will feature a speed of 2.0 GHz or even more. Making a processor for the new flagship dual-core and not quad-core is rather a strange step. Nevertheless, we all know that even such a weak at the first glance SoC copes with the required tasks better than the chips with multiple cores found inside of the rivals' smartphones.


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Saturday, August 30th, 2014. 1:07

Images Showing Genuine iPhone 6 Surface Online?



A bunch of images showing something what appears to be a genuine iPhone 6 smuggled out of Foxconn appeared on the Internet earlier today. The device shown below looks pretty much the same as the iPhone 5s, however, it can boast of several noticeable improvements that include a larger screen and a new back panel. The design of the handset goes in line with all the previous rumors and reports. Still, there is no way to check the legitimacy of the photos, so I suggest you to take them with a few pinches of salt.


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Friday, August 15th, 2014. 20:00

Beats Music CEO Ian Rogers to Become Head of iTunes Radio?



According to the latest reports from the Wall Street Journal, Beats Music CEO Ian Rogers will become the head of iTunes Radio. This indicates that the guys from Cupertino are seriously planning to develop both music streaming services without giving preference to one. That is why the experts say that we won’t see the brands merging in the near future.


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Written by Andrey

Sunday, August 3rd, 2014. 14:53

Russian Government Asks Apple to Hand Over iOS and OS X Source Code



Russian government has recently asked Apple to give local intelligence agencies the source code of its iOS and Mac OS X. According to what the authorities say, such a step is required to make sure that the company software is not used for government surveillance. Russian Communications Minister Nikolai Nikiforov was the person who met with Peter Engrob Nielsen, Apple's general manager in Russia last week and asked about the handover of the source code.


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Written by Andrey

Friday, August 1st, 2014. 1:09

Mass-Production of 4.7-inch iPhone 6 Started, iPad Assembly to Start in September



According to what several Asian sources write, the production of Apple’s 4.7-inch iPhone 6 has already begun. They also claim that the 5.5-inch model assembly hasn’t started yet, which indicates that the larger smartphone won’t be released in September.


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iPhone 6 to Be Released in Mid-September?



According to what people familiar with the matter write, Apple's 4.7-inch iPhone 6 will be unveiled in the middle of September. The mass-production of the device has already begun, so I think that the guys from Cupertino will be able to catch up with the demand on the smartphone.


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Written by Andrey

Thursday, July 24th, 2014. 23:03

iPhone 6 Front Panel VS Arrow [Video]



A new video showing something what appears to be a 4.7-inch iPhone 6 sapphire front panel has been recently posted to YouTube by Unbox Therapy. In the short clip, which is available below, you may see Joe Rogan shooting the front panel with an arrow.


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Sunday, July 20th, 2014. 18:10

iPhone 6 to Feature 13MP Camera Manufactured by Sony?



Apple’s iPhone 6 will feature a 13-megapixel camera manufactured by Sony. This sensor will be capable of shooting high-quality images and recording 1080p videos, sources familiar with the matter claim.


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Written by Andrey

Friday, July 18th, 2014. 0:06