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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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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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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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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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Friday, July 18th, 2014. 0:06

5.5-inch iPhone 6 Won't Be Released Until Late 2014 or Early 2015 - Analyst



According to the latest reports from Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities, Apple’s 5.5-inch iPhone 6 may be delayed until late 2014 or even early 2015. The reasons for such a delay are probably connected with manufacturing difficulties. These difficulties include the production of the smartphone front and rear panels.


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Monday, July 14th, 2014. 23:05

Mass-Production of iWatch to Start in November



According to a new report from a well-known and usually reliable KGI Securities analyst Ming Chi Kuo, Apple’s long-anticipated iWatch won’t enter mass-production until November. Previously, it was believed that the manufacture of the smartwatch would start in September.

Looks like the development of the iWatch turned out to be more difficult than the guys from Cupertino expected. There are several reasons for that, namely, a new curved AMOLED screen, a sapphire cover etc.


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Friday, July 11th, 2014. 22:32

Top 10 Stories of the Week



The week has nearly come to an end, that is why I've decided to tell you about the most interesting posts of the past seven days.


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Alleged Volume and Power Button Flex Cables for iPhone 6 [Images]



Photos showing the alleged volume and power button flex cables for the upcoming iPhone 6 have recently appeared on the Internet. What is interesting about these flex cables is that they are separated. This indicates that the guys from Cupertino may indeed relocate the volume button, as it was rumored earlier. In case you don’t know, some Asian insiders claim that the power button will be placed to the right hand side of the smartphone.


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Thursday, July 3rd, 2014. 0:18

Apple's New iPhone 5s Ad - 'Parenthood' [Video]



The guys from Cupertino have recently released a new iPhone 5s ad. This ad is a part of Apple’s “Powerful” series and it is called “Parenthood”. As you might have guessed from the name, this short video shows us how the smartphone could be used by parents to teach their children something new, to communicate and to connect with them through the apps.

Apart from the rest, the “Parenthood” ad is the first ad, in which we may see the first hardware and software solutions related to Apple’s “smart home” platform as well as the upcoming HomeKit and HealthKit apps. The ad is available below, take a look.


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Monday, June 30th, 2014. 19:29

Healthbook, HealthKit and iResearch Are Now Apple's Trademarks



Apple has reportedly filed trademarks for several apps and features from the upcoming iOS 8, namely, Healthbook, HealthKit, iResearch and some other. Apart from the filings related directly to Healthbook, there're some that deal with other iOS features. One of those is the Apple CarPlay trademark, which was filed in February.


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Saturday, May 31st, 2014. 18:46

Apple Needs Beats Electronics for Apple TV-Set?



According to what Steve Jobs' biographer Walter Isaacson writes, Apple's Beats Electronics acquisition could be not about hardware or software. He thinks that the true reason for the acquisition is content. The content for Apples long-anticipated TV-set.


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Tuesday, May 20th, 2014. 23:45