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Apple's iPhone 5C Expected to Have Greatest U.S. Benefit for T-Mobile





Apple’s new lower cost iPhone 5C is expected to have the greatest domestic benefit for T-Mobile. You see, this carrier has always been considered as the one for budget-oriented subscribers - combine this with the cheap plastic iPhone and you'll get profit.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013. 0:25

Amazon Releases Kindle App Update



AMZN Mobile LLC has released a ‘pre-iOS 7’ update for Kindle app recently. It fixes some compatibility issues that can prevent you from upgrading to the Apple’s seventh mobile operating system, so if you enjoy reading books and plan to continue doing this - you should install the version 3.9.2 on your iPhone or iPad.

The list of improvements is not actually a list at all - here’s what you can find in the ‘What’s New’ section on the App Store:

This is a fix for a Kindle issue with the upcoming iOS 7. OS upgrade that may cause customers to have to re-register and re-download books from Amazon. Please download and install - this is a required update before upgrading to iOS 7.

Kindle app for iOS is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad and requires iOS 5.0 or later.

One can download the app for free from the App Store right now.




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Written by NickTarasenko

Monday, September 9th, 2013. 23:36

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 NickTarasenko

Sunday, September 8th, 2013. 17:55

China Mobile Will Carry the Lower Cost iPhone 5C?



The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple will ship its lower cost iPhone 5C to China Mobile. And this seems to be possible since Apple’s CEO Tim Cook visited China in July to have a talk with the carrier’s executives about the partnership.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Saturday, September 7th, 2013. 17:49

Ming-Chi Kuo's Predictions Concerning the Next Generation iPad Launch



According to the KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple is planning to launch the iPad 5 and iPad mini in the last quarter of 2013. Apart from that, Kuo thinks we should expect the arrival of something like a ‘lower cost iPad mini’ in 2014.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Thursday, September 5th, 2013. 23:42

Spotify App is Updated With a New Way to Browse Music and Other Features



Spotify app for iOS was updated with a bunch of new features, namely, a new way to browse music, new languages (Thai, Turkish, Brazilian Portuguese, Malay and Greek) and bug fixes. As usual, you may either listen to music for free or upgrade to Spotify Premium and get unlimited access to the Spotify library. The premium account also gives you the opportunity to sync your favorite playlists to your iPhone - to have all the music you like close at hand.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Thursday, September 5th, 2013. 0:25

iOS Share of Mobile Web Usage Has Fallen 11%



The latest report from NetApplications shows that Apple’s mobile web share has fallen 11% in the last 12 months. The main reason for such fall is probably the mass production of cheap Android smartphones and tablets that become more and more popular in Europe and Asia. Looks like things aren’t so good for the company from Cupertino.

According to survey results released Sunday, iOS' share of Web usage hit an all-time low of 54.9% in August, down 11 percentage points (16.7%) from the 65.9% it held in August 2012. Android, meanwhile, surged to 28.1% from 21% last year, up 7.1 points (34.3%).

Anyway, there’re still some chances for Apple to get out of serious troubles. Yes, I’m now talking about the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C releases as well as about the two new iPads, which are expected to be unveiled this fall.




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Written by NickTarasenko

Monday, September 2nd, 2013. 0:19

Flickr App for iOS Got the Update



Flickr app for iOS was updated with a bunch of new filters and a number of other features a few days ago.


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Sunday, September 1st, 2013. 18:10

Sony will make a Smart Shot Lens to match Gold iPhone 5S



Sony is about to launch Smart Shot lens attachments in a white and gold color. The device will match perfectly the rumored gold iPhone 5S.

SonyAlphaRumors has published new photos and information about the accessory.


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AppleCare Employee Vacations Blocked



Apple has blocked AppleCare employee vacations between September 15th and September 28th due to the launch of iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C and iOS 7 release, AppleInsider reports. The news came after the information that the biggest U.S. carriers - T-Mobile and Verizon - have cancelled the vacations for their retail staff.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Saturday, August 31st, 2013. 23:25

Verizon to block employee vacations on September 18th-22nd



According to 9to5Mac, Verizon prohibiting employees to go on vacation between September 18th-22nd. This is exactly the period between rumored iPhone 5S release to be held on September 20th.

As Apple’s September 10th iPhone unveiling approaches, we’ve heard that Verizon Wireless is blocking its retail employees from requesting vacations between Wednesday, September 18th and Sunday, September 22nd. Based on Apple historically shipping new versions of the iPhone about a week and half following the unveiling, it would make sense for the new iPhones to arrive for customers on Friday, September 20th.

Moreover, Verizon is rumored to have little stocks of the 32GB and 64GB iPhone 5 models. So we may assume that the carrier is expecting the launch of new generation of devices. Walmart has also decreased the price of the iPhone 5 to $98 with Verizon contract.

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Written by Lizzen

Saturday, August 31st, 2013. 1:42

T-Mobile's Blocking Employee Vacations for September 20th



According to TmoNews, T-Mobile is blacking out three days - Friday, September, 20th, Saturday, September, 21st and Sunday, September, 22nd - as dates, when its retail workers can’t take vacations. Quite obviously, the reason for such a decision is the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C launch that is expected to take place on September, 10th.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Thursday, August 29th, 2013. 23:15

Apple will visit Russia to talk about iPhone



TechCrunch reports that Apple executives are visiting Russia to talk about Phone sales.

Although Apple has yet to confirm what iPhone handsets it will launch next, the meetings are a sign of how Apple may be preparing to launch new, possibly cheaper devices, to revisit a market that has seen demand for its products, but also one where it has faced challenges working with carriers, the presence of a crazily-priced grey market and, according to eager distributors, short supply issues that do not meet demand.

Apple will be sending its top executives to have a meeting with retailers in Russia. No details of the topics to be discussed are known.


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Written by Lizzen

Thursday, August 29th, 2013. 0:38

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Japan’s Largest Wireless Carrier is in Talks to Sell iPhone



According to the latest rumors, Japan’s largest wireless carrier called NTT DoCoMo is currently in talks with Apple to sell its iPhone starting this year. Bloomberg reports that when the rumors about possible agreement between the company from Cupertino and DoCoMo appeared, shares of the latter one began to rise. The two main rivals of the Japanese mobile operator, namely, KDDI and Softbank, both carry the iPhone, so it’s high time NTT DoCoMo ended talks with Apple successfully.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Monday, August 26th, 2013. 18:15

Apple Acquires Another Small Company - Embark



Jessica Lessin, a former Wall Street Journal reporter, claims that the company from Cupertino has recently acquired another firm, which can possibly help to improve Apple’s Maps application. This time its Embark - a small outfit that works on apps for navigating mass transit.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Saturday, August 24th, 2013. 23:39