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Qualcomm Backs Away From Negative Comments on Apple A7





Qualcomm spokesman has backed away from the statements made by one of the company executives concerning the Apple A7 chip capabilities. In case you missed that piece of news, Anand Chandrasekher, Qualcomm CMO has recently claimed that the new Apple’s processor is a "marketing gimmick".

According to AppleInsider:

The comments made by Anand Chandrasekher, Qualcomm CMO, about 64-bit computing were inaccurate. The mobile hardware and software ecosystem is already moving in the direction of 64-bit; and, the evolution to 64-bit brings desktop class capabilities and user experiences to mobile, as well as enabling mobile processors and software to run new classes of computing devices.

Looks like Qualcomm executives should think twice before they blame someone for something, otherwise, they can as well be blamed - for incompetence.




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Wednesday, October 9th, 2013. 19:23

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New Apple iPhone 5c Ad: "Designed Together"



Apple has uploaded a new video about iPhone 5C. It is called "Designed Together". Let's watch:

In the new iPhone 5c, color is more than just something you see. The hardware and software are designed together so you feel color throughout the entire experience.




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Wednesday, September 18th, 2013. 23:54

'Last Compatible' Versions of Apps Available for Older Devices on the App Store



Those who use older Apple’s devices - like the iPhone 3G or iPhone 3GS - have finally got the opportunity to download last compatible versions of apps supported by their firmware directly from the App Store. This is all due to the latest iOS App Store change.


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Written by Andrey

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013. 19:38

Apple's Testing iOS 7.0.1, iOS 7.0.2 and iOS 7.1?



According to 9to5Mac, Apple has already begun testing iOS 7.0.1, iOS 7.0.2 and iOS 7.1. Monitoring the web-activity in Cupertino and surrounding areas, experts have recently spotted several devices running these unreleased operating systems.


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Tuesday, September 17th, 2013. 0:35

iPhone 5С is officially unveiled in five colors



Today Apple has introduced the iPhone 5c which can be truly called the most colorful iPhone ever. The smartphone features a new design. It is available in five bright colors -  blue, green, pink, yellow and white.

iPhone 5c boasts all the features so respected and loved by Apple customers. The magnificent 4-inch Retina display, the long-awaited rapid processor A6 chip, as well as the 8 megapixel iSight camera are only a small part of brilliant hardware of the new iPhone. It also has more LTE bands than any other smartphone in the world, a new FaceTime HD camera, and iOS 7, which is expected to be the best iOS Cupertino company has ever had to present to its customers.

“iPhone 5c is everything iPhone 5 was and more, in an all-new design packed with great features,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “iPhone 5c is designed with a beautiful polycarbonate enclosure that looks and feels so solid in your hand.”

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The iPhone 5S - First Look



Apple has just unveiled it’s new flagship device - iPhone 5S. As expected, it features a brand-new A7 processor, which is said to be five times faster than the previous one, an improved camera and a widely rumored fingerprint sensor that is, by the way, called Touch ID.


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Tuesday, September 10th, 2013. 23:21

Apple TV Software Update?



I’ve previously written that aside from the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C releases, on September 10th Apple may show us a completely new Apple TV, stuffed with new amazing features and whatever else. Well, today I must admit I was wrong. According to the latest AllThingsD report, there would be a software update for the existing TV box on Tuesday, but definitely not the new product presentation.


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Sunday, September 8th, 2013. 18:25

iPhone 5 Running iOS 6.1.4 Jailbroken



If you use a jailbroken iPhone 5, then this article will be interesting for you. Yesterday, a hacker with a nickname winocm announced that he had successfully jailbroken iOS 6.1.4 on his iPhone 5. And this is crucial since this is the first time this firmware version was hacked.


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New iPhone is rumored to have arrived to the U.S.



MacRumors reports that iPhone has already arrived  to the U.S. in preparation for its presentation during an event September 10th.

As is not unheard of for the company, Apple is already beginning to stockpile units in the United States for quick distribution to carrier partners, other third-party retail partners, and its own channels. With the new iPhone hardware expected to be introduced at next Tuesday's media event, Apple's past history would suggest that the new models would launch in the U.S. and other first wave countries about a week and a half later, with Friday, September 20 being the most likely date.


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Written by Lizzen

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013. 1:24

Creative WP-350: bluetooth headset



Wireless technologies become more and more popular nowadays. Creative WP-350 allow not only to play music via BlueTooth without cables and wires, but also give users the opportunity to control their gadgets.

Our lab received Creative WP-350 several weeks ago. We were able to test it in various environments, configurations, as well as with different players, smartphones, and even tablets.

The box has the headset, small travel pouch, mini-USB cable for charging, and user manual.


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iPhone 5S fingerprint scanner and iOS 7 for iPad. Rumors



9to5Mac has published some information concerning the rumored fingerprint scanner for the iPhone 5S and iOS 7 delay for iPad.

Firstly, the site claims that no fingerprint scanner will be inserted into the iPhone 5S because Apple was only testing it externally over a cable system. Moreover, the website states that the home button will not be specially designed to accommodate the fingerprint scanner.


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Written by Lizzen

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013. 0:25

Analyst predictions on iPhone 5C



KGI Securities’ Ming-Chi Kuo, a popular analyst who made a number of accurate Apple forecasts, has published a few predictions concerning  Apple’s upcoming low-cost iPhone 5C.

According to recent information, the iPhone 5C will coast around $400 - $500. In August it will get more than 700 million subscribers through China Mobile. It will eat into iPhone 5S and iPhone 5 share of the market, taking 25 and 35%  correspondingly.


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Tuesday, August 20th, 2013. 2:24

Apple's Recruiting Engineers in Taiwan



According to the latest news, Apple’s looking for hardware engineers in Taipei, Taiwan. This week the company has posted several job postings on its official website. What is the reason for such a strong demand for new people? Here’s what Digitimes thinks:


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Written by Andrey

Sunday, August 18th, 2013. 18:53

The new Apple TV to launch in November?



According to venture capitalist and former TechCrunch reporter MG Siegler, Apple is likely to be planning a television product for launch in November. He made the following comments on John Gruber's podcast, "Mule Radio".

Not to go into rumor central here but the latest things like I've heard are some sort of television product — not necessarily a television screen but something — could be coming as soon as this November. And I think there's some surprises there about what it could actually be and I don't for sure what it could actually be but there's been whispers about, so I'm not going to write anything about it, but there's whispers out there that the interaction with it could be the interesting thing. People have talked about voice, but I think that's out the window and there might be some new way to interact with whatever this thing is.

 
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Written by Lizzen

Saturday, August 17th, 2013. 2:14

iPhone 5S to Feature a Golden Back Shell and 128GB of Memory?



KGI Securities expert Ming-Chi Kuo claims that the new iPhone 5S will be available in gold and have 128GB of memory on board. Combined with the latest product parts leaks, his words seem to make sense:

We also forecast the new model will add a new look, a golden casing, and a new option for larger 128GB storage, to offer greater differentiation from iPhone 5.


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Written by Andrey

Friday, August 16th, 2013. 23:52