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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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Friday, September 18th, 2015. 18:44

iFixit Performs Teardown of iPad mini 4, Confirms 2GB of RAM



The iFixit team has recently performed a teardown of the iPad mini 4, which was officially announced at a media event last week. This teardown confirms that the updated 7.9-inch tablet is equipped with 2GB of RAM and 1.5 GHz Apple A8 processor. Apart from that, the experts have found out that the device comes with a smaller battery.


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Friday, September 18th, 2015. 15:59

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Microsoft CEO Calls Apple’s iPhone an ‘iPhone Pro'



Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has recently called Apple’s iPhone with a number of Microsoft apps on board an 'iPhone Pro'. During a meeting called the Salesforce Dreamforce conference, Satya Nadella demonstrated such apps as Skype, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Sway, Outlook and claimed the latter one was the best mail application currently available for users of all platforms. Microsoft CEO explained that he’s not the owner of the phone and that it is used just for demo purposes.

Take a look at the video below:


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Friday, September 18th, 2015. 15:25

Apple Releases iOS 9 with New Features to Users Worldwide



Just as we expected, Apple on Wednesday released iOS 9 to public worldwide. If you have a compatible iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, the update should be available in the Settings app under General - Software Update or once you connect your device to iTunes. It should be noted, however, that Apple servers are currently overloaded, so if you don’t see any available updates, you should wait for a while.


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Thursday, September 17th, 2015. 10:52

Benchmarks Reveal 1.5GHz Apple A8 Processor and 2GB of RAM Inside of iPad mini 4



Last Wednesday, Apple officially announced new iPad mini 4. The device is already available for purchase in the United States and a number of other countries. Although during the media event Apple did not point out the specs of the tablet, the benchmarks that appeared on the Internet yesterday prove that the fourth-generation iPad mini can boast of 1.5GHz Apple A8 processor and 2GB of RAM. The report revealing such specs was shared by ArsTechnica reporters.


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Wednesday, September 16th, 2015. 13:44

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iOS 8 Adoption Rate Reaches 87% Ahead of iOS 9 Launch



As was announced at the last week’s media event devoted to new iPhones and iPads, the long-awaited iOS 9 will become available for public on September 16th. Several hours before the release of iOS 9, iOS 8 adoption rate has reached 87%. The data comes directly from Apple, it was gathered on September 14th with the help of special App Store mechanism. We can believe what we see.


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Wednesday, September 16th, 2015. 12:46

TSMC to Produce A10 Chips for iPhone 7 Alone - Rumor



According to the latest report from reliable insiders, Apple has recently assigned Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) as the main supplier of the A10 chip, which is expected to be used in the iPhone 7 that will come in 2016. The rumor comes from a rather reliable Asian newspaper China Times, so it’s rather trustworthy. As noted by the same sources, the next-generation iPhone processor will be built using a 16-nanometer technology and InFO architecture. The production of the chip will reportedly start next year in March.


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Tuesday, September 15th, 2015. 12:57

iPhone 6s Plus Supplies Constrained Because of Faulty Backlight Modules



According to the latest report citing Apple’s supply chain sources, the iPhone 6s Plus is currently constrained because of faulty backlight modules. As noted by usually-reliable KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Japanese supplier Minebea has faced some manufacturing difficulties resulting in limited supply of the new handset. To resolve the problem, Apple is reportedly transferring orders to another supplier called Radiant, that is expected to see a 70-80% increase in orders in September. It appears that Radiant is more experienced in the production of backlight modules for large-screen devices.


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Tuesday, September 15th, 2015. 12:05

iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus Have 2GB of RAM - Hamza Sood



A well-known iOS developer Hamza Sood has recently discovered that the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus both have 2GB of RAM. This seems to be truth as the references pointing to the increase in RAM have been found in Apple’s development tool called Xcode. The rumors about larger amount of RAM inside the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus have been circulating on the Internet for a couple of months and looks like now they are finally officially confirmed. Hamza Sood is quite a reliable insider, so we can believe what he has revealed.


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Monday, September 14th, 2015. 16:10

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Top 10 Stories of the Week



It is Sunday today, which means it's time for us to discuss the most interesting posts of the last seven days. Well, keeping in mind that Apple unveiled the long-awaited 4.7-inch iPhone 6s, 5.5-inch iPhone 6s Plus as well as the 7.9-inch iPad mini and 12.9-inch iPad Pro on Wednesday, it is no secret that most of the articles this week deal with these particular devices and their tech specs.


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Sunday, September 13th, 2015. 22:51

Hands On With New iPad Pro [Video]



At the most-recent media event devoted to new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, Apple also unveiled a completely new device called the iPad Pro. We've already told you about the specs of the 12.9-inch tablet and showed you a bunch of photos depicting the device. Today it is time to demonstrate some exclusive hands on videos with the larger-screen tablet. We've gathered the most interesting of them and created a separate dedicated post.


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Sunday, September 13th, 2015. 22:22

Hacker Demonstrates Untethered Jailbreak of iOS 9 [Video]



Even though Apple has patched a number of vulnerabilities used for untethered jailbreak of iOS 8.4, looks like there's still a lot of work to be done about the security of iOS 9 that is expected to be released to public next week. As shown in the video that has been posted by a well-known hacker nicknamed iH8sn0w, iOS 9 is jailbreakable. The developer and author of such tools as sn0wbreeze and iFaith has perfectly demonstrated his jailbreak, which means we may soon see a new tool for hacking iOS 9. The video proving the aforementioned rumor is available below.


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Sunday, September 13th, 2015. 22:03

Adobe: iPad Pro has 4GB RAM



Interesting news regarding iPad Pro internals: an Adobe press release has seemingly revealed that it has 4GB RAM – a doubling of the 2GB in the iPad Air 2.

iPad Pro is great for creative workflows with a high res 12.9″ touch screen display at 2732 x 2048 pixels, A9X chip, and 4GB RAM …


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Thursday, September 10th, 2015. 14:54

Apple Releases iOS 9 GM and First iOS 9.1 Beta to Developers



Apart from seeding OS X 10.11 El Capitan GM to developers for testing, Apple has also released iOS 9 GM and the first iOS 9.1 beta.


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Thursday, September 10th, 2015. 14:13

OS X 10.11 El Capitan Will Be Released on September 30th, GM Version for Developers is Already Out



At the media event devoted to new iPhones and iPads that took place on Wednesday, Apple announced that the long-awaited OS X 10.11 El Capitan will be released to users worldwide on September 30th. Apart from that, the company seeded the OS X 10.11 El Capitan GM to developers for testing, which is an additional indication of the imminent public release of the desktop operating system.


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Written by Andrey

Thursday, September 10th, 2015. 12:15