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iFixit Tears Apart iPad Air to See What's New Inside





iFixit team has recently torn apart Apple’s new iPad Air to see what’s new inside. They’ve found out that the entire tablet construction resembles such of the iPad mini; moreover, there’re some internal parts shared with the iPhone 5s.


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Written by Andrey

Saturday, November 2nd, 2013. 19:56

Apple Asks Samsung to Produce Retina Panels for iPad mini



According to recent rumors, the company from Cupertino has asked Samsung to help in manufacture of Retina displays for the new iPad mini that is expected to be launched soon. Apple’s current partners - Sharp and LG Display - can’t cope with production volumes; this results in supply constraints.


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Written by Andrey

Friday, November 1st, 2013. 20:23

LG to Supply OLED Displays for iWatch



LG - not Samsung - will supply Apple with OLED displays for iWatch, The Korea Herald reports. Whether we can trust this source is still a question; nevertheless, this newspaper claims that the two companies are about to sign a deal soon.


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Written by Andrey

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013. 21:08

Apple's iPhone 5s and 5c to Become Available in 35 Countries on October 25th



After quick September’s stockouts, Apple’s iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c will become available in Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore, the U.K. and the U.S.A. And this is expected to happen… today.


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Apple to Release 55-Inch and 65-Inch Televisions in 2014?



According to Masahiko Ishino of Advanced Research Japan Co, Apple will release 55-inch and 65-inch 4K televisions in the fourth quarter of 2014. Both models are expected to have a frameless design.


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Written by Andrey

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013. 22:42

iPhone and iPad Hold 14% of Samsung's Home Market



Samsung devices are extremely popular in South Korea. Well, this is much due to the fact that one of the world’s biggest smartphone and tablet manufacturer is actually based in this country. Nevertheless, according to the latest research conducted by mobile industry analyst firm Flurry, Apple’s iPhone and iPad still hold about 14% of the market here.


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Written by Andrey

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013. 19:07

iPhone 5s and 5c are Expected to be Launched in 50 New Countries by November 1st



Apple will expand international availability of its iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c. By November 1st, the handsets will be shipped to 51 new locales worldwide. The list of countries that are expected to receive Apple smartphones on October 25th looks as follows:


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iPhone Holds About 40% Share of the American Smartphone Market



According to comScore MobiLens and Mobile Matrix, the iPhone now holds a 40% share of the American smartphone market, which means that users still prefer this device to the others.


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Written by Andrey

Sunday, September 8th, 2013. 17:55

Apple's Testing New App Store Ranking Algorithms



A research firm Fiksu claims that Apple is now working on new ranking algorithms for both iTunes and App Store, which will include user ratings. So far, the number of downloads of an app per certain period of time has been the main criterion to call it popular. But things seem to have changed.


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Written by Andrey

Sunday, August 25th, 2013. 0:23

Download iOS 7 Beta 6 [Links]



Developers can download iOS 7 Beta 6 here. Everybody else can download using the links below.

You can update to iOS 7 without a registered iPhone UDID. Tutorial is here.

Download links for iOS 7 Beta 6:


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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

Will iPad mini lack Retina displays?



It is rumored that Apple is testing a new iPad Mini with an A6 processor but without a Retina display. It is proved by a hidden file that lists all supported iOS 7 devices.

According to this information, Apple will be launching three new iPad mini models: iPad “2,8,” iPad “2,9,” and iPad “2,10.” The devices ill be called J75, J76, and J77 respectively. One of the three models will support only WiFi connection, while two others will be cellular-compatible. (just like the current iPad minis). The internal nomenclature for these iPads follows the current iPad minis, which are iPad “2,5,” iPad “2,6,” and iPad “2,7.”

The new iPad minis will boast a s5l8950x processor. It has the same A6 chip as current iPhone 5. It is a shame that the coming iPads minis will lack "@2x" hooks to higher resolution images. Thus it may be assumed that they will not have a Retina display.


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Written by Lizzen

Thursday, August 1st, 2013. 1:30

New languages will be supported by iOS keyboard



According to the recent Apple job posting, iOS keyboard is likely to start supporting some new languages and script soon.

Nowadays iOS supports 50 languages and different script systems across the iOS keyboard system. Due to the reason mentioned above, this number can increase. Cupertino company is ready to employ even more engineers to "work closely with international teams and native speakers to accommodate all the world’s script systems."

Among language unsupported by iOS Keyboard are Farsi (Persian), Maltese, and Afrikaans. They are likely to be added soon.


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Written by Lizzen

Thursday, August 1st, 2013. 0:47

Download iOS 7 Beta 4 [Links]



Developers can download the beta from here. Everybody else can download using the links below.

You can update to iOS 7 without a registered iPhone UDID. Tutorial is here.

Download links for iOS 7 Beta 4:


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Apple's position on Mobile Phone Market in 2Q 2013



According to the research firm IDC, Apple's iPhone growth has decreased. The research company estimated the worldwide mobile phone sales for the second quarter of 2013. Apple showed its second lowest result over the last four years.  The figure is only of 20% year-over-year growth as compared with 52.3% growth for the entire market.  However, Apple is still the market challenger, holing the second place after Samsung. Other competitors , such a LG, Lenovo, and ZTE did not manage to reach even the 6% mark during the quarter.

Apple posted its second-lowest year-over-year iPhone growth rate in almost four years as some buyers presumably held off on iPhone purchases in advance of an expected next-generation device launch this fall. Nonetheless, the 31.2 million iPhones Apple shipped last quarter was impressive as its flagship iPhone 5 model, which has been in the market for three quarters, was faced with additional global competition in the form of Samsung's Galaxy S4 and HTC's critically-acclaimed One models. Apple's growth is likely to accelerate globally assuming it launches a lower-cost iPhone and continues to penetrate prepaid markets in the quarters to come.


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Written by Lizzen

Monday, July 29th, 2013. 2:16