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Top 10 Stories of the Week





It is Sunday today, so I assume you’re ready for our top-10 articles roundup. Most of the posts this week deal with the rumors about the hardware components for the next-generation iPhone as well as with the release of iOS 9.2 that contains a number of fixes for Apple Music, Mail and Safari and OS X 10.11.2 El Capitan with minor stability improvements to users worldwide. There’re also some other interesting articles, you can take a look below.


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Written by Andrey

Sunday, December 13th, 2015. 21:00

Apple Working on Its Own GPU - Rumor



According to the latest report shared by Fudzilla.com, Apple is currently working on a new GPU for its portable devices. The development of the new hardware component has begun several years ago, sources claim, so it may be at its final stage at the moment.


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Friday, December 11th, 2015. 19:24

Apple to Start Production of Faster Next-Gen Apple TV in January - Rumor



According to the latest report from DigiTimes reporters, Apple is currently working on the next-generation Apple TV, which is expected to become much faster than its predecessor released in November. The trial production of the device will start later this month and the mass production may begin in January, reporters claim.


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Saturday, December 5th, 2015. 14:17

Apple Currently Testing Five iPhone 7 Prototypes - Rumors



According to the latest rumors from Chinese insiders, Apple is currently testing five different iPhone 7 prototypes. All of these prototypes have different hardware characteristics and design and it is currently unknown which one will become the next-generation iPhone. The report about several prototypes comes from GforGames, which is a rather reliable source of information.


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Tuesday, December 1st, 2015. 12:17

Apple May Introduce New 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Air at WWDC



Apple is reportedly working on a two updated MacBook Air models. According to what reliable supply chain sources claim, there will be two laptops with 13-inch and 15-inch screens. In terms of design, both laptops should remain similar to the existing models and get a thin all-aluminum body. There are no details about the 11-inch MacBook Air model, so looks like the company is planning to stop manufacturing this device and focus its attention on the 12-inch MacBook, first introduced earlier this year.


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Monday, November 30th, 2015. 19:51

4-inch iPhone to Be Released Next Year, iPhone 7 to Get 3GB of RAM and Be Waterproof



According to the latest report from TrendForce, Apple will indeed release a 4-inch iPhone in the second quarter of 2016. Apart from that, the most recent report indicates that the next-generation iPhone dubbed iPhone 7 will be waterproof and get 3GB of RAM.


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Saturday, November 21st, 2015. 17:16

More Than 100 Million iPhones Are in Use in USA, Most Are iPhone 6 or Later



According to the latest report from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP), there’re more than 100 million iPhone units in use in the United States. 58 million are iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus units and 4 million are iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus units. With reference to the data published by experts, we can make a conclusion that 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch smartphones are of greatest popularity among the customers in the USA. Another interesting thing is that the demand for devices, which were released in 2014, namely, the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, is still very strong. Smaller devices like the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c, are gradually losing their share of the US market because of relatively old hardware and their form-factor.


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Friday, November 20th, 2015. 20:33

iOS 9 Adoption Rate Reaches 67% - App Store Data



According to the latest data shared by Apple, the adoption rate of iOS 9 has recently reached 67%. The data is based on the App Store usage and reflects the number of active iPhone, iPad and iPod touch owners accessing the store to download applications and use Apple services. The adoption rate has grown only 1% since November 2nd, however, that’s not strange since Apple hasn’t released any firmware updates that usually boost the adoption speed.


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Wednesday, November 18th, 2015. 15:49

Quanta Computer Already Working on Apple Watch 2?



According to the latest report from people familiar with the matter, Apple supplier called Quanta Computer is currently working on the next-generation Apple Watch, which is expected to be launched in 2016. This company assembles the first generation of Apple’s wearable device, so the rumor about the development of the new smartwatch looks quite plausible.


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Saturday, November 14th, 2015. 22:14

Google to Design Chips for Smartphones to Compete with Apple on Equal Terms?



It looks like Google has decided to follow in Apple’s footsteps and start designing its own chips for future smartphones and tablets. Such a step requires serious research work and money, however, it can make Android devices much more competitive.


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Saturday, November 7th, 2015. 19:15

Developer Finds Hidden ‘Indoor GPS’ App on App Store



Looks like Apple has a bunch of hidden applications on the App Store. One of such apps has been recently discovered by a software developer named Steve Stroughton-Smith. It is called Indoor Survey and as it can be easily guessed from its name, it serves for indoor positioning. People familiar with the matter claim that it can be used to mark certain locations inside of various buildings, for example, stores, restaurants etc.


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Monday, November 2nd, 2015. 19:59

New HTC One A9 Looks Pretty Similar to iPhone 6s [Images]



One of Apple’s numerous market rivals, HTC, has just announced its new flagship device called the HTC One A9. The most interesting thing about this device, especially for Apple fans and iPhone users, is the way it looks. As can be seen below, the smartphone is incredibly similar to the iPhone 6s.


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Wednesday, October 21st, 2015. 18:11

iPhone 6s and 6s Plus Owners Report Various Issues with Their Phones



Customers have recently begun receiving their pre-ordered iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus units. Although these devices are brand new and are supposed to work perfectly well, a number of users have faced various problems with Touch ID, 3D Touch, power and speakers.


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Wednesday, September 30th, 2015. 19:54

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iOS 8.4.1 vs iOS 9: Which is Faster on Your iPhone?



Now that Apple released iOS 9 to users worldwide, many people are curious about how fast is this version of Apple’s mobile operating system. It’s no secret that system performance depends on the hardware, so if you’re using an iPhone 4s with iOS 9, it will be slightly slower than the iPhone 6 with iOS 9 on board.

9to5Mac reporters have recently shot and shared a good video showing how the system performance of iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6 with iOS 8.4.1 is different from system performance of the same devices with iOS 9 installed. The reporters compared the boot time, application load speed, and used a benchmark to check the overall performance. In almost all cases, iOS 9 turned out to be slightly slower than iOS 8.4.1. The browsing and Wi-Fi performance are better, though.


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Written by Andrey

Friday, September 18th, 2015. 18:44

Apple Releases iTunes 12.3 Supporting iOS 9 and OS X 10.11 El Capitan



Alongside iOS 9 release to public on Wednesday, September 16th, Apple also started seeding iTunes 12.3 with support of OS X 10.11 El Capitan and the most-relent build of iOS. The update is available for all users with compatible hardware. It should be installed as soon as possible as it contains a wide number of bug fixes and stability improvements for Apple Music and Apple ID security.


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Written by Andrey

Thursday, September 17th, 2015. 13:09