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Google to Launch Smartphone with New Branding this Year





According to the latest report from The Telegraph, Google may be planning to launch its own smartphone by the end of this year. As noted by the reporters, the Google branding may allow the company to compete with Apple, Samsung and other vendors on equal terms. Currently, Google has a lineup of Nexus devices, however, aside from Google’s branding, these devices also have the name of the actual manufacturer on their bodies.


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Monday, June 27th, 2016. 16:34

Apple Pulls 2012 non-Retina MacBook Pros from Store Showcases



Apple has begun pulling the 2012 13-inch non-Retina MacBook Pro models from the shelves of Apple Stores in the United States. While the laptops are still available for purchase, they are no longer showcased to customers. They can’t take a closer look at the older devices and test them with their own hands. This may mean that Apple is preparing the ground for the rumored 13-inch MacBook Pro model with an OLED touch panel instead of function keys.


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Tuesday, June 21st, 2016. 17:32

Leaked iPhone 7 Front Panel Reveals Touch-Sensitive Home Button



Two new images showing the front panel of the iPhone 7 have recently appeared on the Internet. What is interesting about these images is that they depict a touch-sensitive Home button instead of the physical one that was present in Apple handsets since the very first model. The photos also reveal narrower bezels of the front panel.


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Thursday, June 16th, 2016. 13:44

Apple Watch 2 to Come Alongside iPhone 7 - Suppliers



According to the latest report from Digitimes reporters who cite supply chain sources, the next-generation Apple Watch will be launched in the fall alongside the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. As to the shipments of components for the new smartwatch, they should begin in the third quarter of 2016.


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Wednesday, June 15th, 2016. 14:55

Intel to Become Second LTE Chip Supplier for New iPhone



According to the latest report from people familiar with the matter, Intel will supply Apple with LTE modems for some iPhone models. Qualcomm will remain the main manufacturer of chips for iPhones sold on Verizon and in China, but Intel’s modems will be added to the handsets on the AT&T network and on some other markets outside the United States.


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Saturday, June 11th, 2016. 19:04

Check Out These New iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus Concepts [Images]



A well-know designer Martin Hajek has recently created two new concepts. These concepts show us how the future iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus may look like and are based on the rumors that surfaced on the Internet in 2015 and earlier this year. Apart from the handsets, the renderings below reveal possible designs of cases for the upcoming devices.


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Thursday, June 9th, 2016. 17:37

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What to Expect from WWDC 2016: Rumors Roundup



As it was already mentioned on our website, Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference will kick off on June 13th and last till June 17th. Apple hasn’t yet revealed the major topics of the upcoming events, however, there are many rumors on the Internet that let us take a closer look at possible agenda.


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Monday, June 6th, 2016. 15:52

Leaked MacBook Pro Casing Proves Rumors About New Device



Last month, first rumors about the next-generation MacBook Pro appeared on the Internet. These rumors suggested that the laptop will get numerous hardware improvements and a new design similar to the design of the 12-inch MacBook. There also will be a new OLED panel instead of function keys row, insiders claim. Looks like they are telling the truth.


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Wednesday, June 1st, 2016. 18:08

Apple to Release Major iPhone Update Once in 3 Years?



According to the latest report from Nikkei, Apple will soon switch to a new iPhone update cycle.The reporters claim the tech giant will release major iPhone updates once in three years instead of making them available for customers once in two years. Because of this change, the device released in 2016 will be a minor update with some design tweaks and hardware enhancements. As to the truly updated handset, it will come in 2017.


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Tuesday, May 31st, 2016. 15:34

Next-Generation iPhone Base Model to Feature 32GB of ROM?



According to a statement made by Kevin Wang, Director and analyst at iSuppli, Apple may finally increase the minimum storage option on the iPhone to 32GB. What this means is that the entry-level iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus may become first devices with not 16GB, but 32GB of flash storage on board. Since both handsets are expected to get improved cameras capable of recording 4K video, the increase of base storage is essential.


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Tuesday, May 31st, 2016. 11:14

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Apple to Release Redesigned iPhone 8 in 2018 - Analyst



According to the latest report from usually-reliable Barclays analyst Mark Moskowitz, the 2017 iPhone will be called not the iPhone 7s, but the iPhone 8. The reason for changing the branding is a major redesign and addition of the new advanced features like wireless charging, OLED display and 3D Touch Home button instead of the physical one. Apple is also expected to make the device thinner and lighter than the current model.


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Sunday, April 24th, 2016. 12:55

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iPhone SE Takes Market Share of Local Manufacturers in China



As noted by reliable supply chain sources, the demand for Apple’s new 4-inch handset called the iPhone SE is incredibly strong in China. In fact, the device is so popular among the customers that it is taking the market share from Asian vendors, namely, Huawei, Xiaomi, Vivo and Oppo. The reason for such strong demand is most likely connected with the price of the SE. You see, the iPhone SE is the cheapest smartphone Apple has ever created.


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Thursday, April 21st, 2016. 21:06

Apple Has Secret Car Testing Facility in Berlin?



According to the latest report published by a German newspaper called Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Apple has a secret car lab in Berlin. About 15-20 experienced employees from German automotive industry are reportedly working at this facility to help the company create an innovative and advanced vehicle, the reporters claim. The report suggests that Apple’s car will be electric, but lack the support of self-driving capabilities.


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Monday, April 18th, 2016. 15:51

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HP Unveils ‘Thinnest Notebook in the World’, Apple Has Got New Rival



HP has just unveiled something the company calls “the thinnest notebook in the world”. The laptop is called the Spectre and it’s only 10.4mm thick. Its rival, the 12-inch MacBook introduced in 2015 is 13.1mm thick.

In terms of hardware, these devices are different too. The new HP notebook is equipped with Intel Core i5 or i7 CPU, which is better than the Intel Core M processor included in the ultra-thin MacBook. In general, the device has a premium look and feel and costs $1,170. The pre-orders go live April 25th.

Below you can take a look at the video showing the new HP Spectre.


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Friday, April 8th, 2016. 16:50

Opening Web Links Can Crash or Freeze Apps on Devices with iOS 9.3



In addition to the recently discovered iOS 9.3 bug bricking older iPhones and iPads immediately after the update, a new flaw in the operating system was reported by a number of users on Saturday. As can be seen on the Apple Support Communities forum, many people talk about app crashes and freezes after clicking on Web links. The bug affects Apple’s native applications, namely, Mail, Messages and Safari, as well as third-party software like Google Chrome.


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Monday, March 28th, 2016. 12:36