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iPhone 5S and 5C to launch in China on November 28





First Financial Daily reports that the launch of iPhone 5S and 5C in China will take place on November 28. It is two months after the initial launch that will happen on Friday, September 20.

The launch is that delayed  due to verification procedures required by China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. Apple faced the same problem with launch of the iPhone 5.


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Saturday, August 24th, 2013. 17:53

Apple Redesigns Its Education Website



Apple has redesigned its 'Apple and Education' website and added resources, stories, planning ideas and other useful menus for people to use, The Loop reports. Apart from that, one can find four sections on the updated education page, namely, iPad in Education, Mac in Education, Special Education and Real Stories.


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Saturday, August 24th, 2013. 0:16

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About Tim Cook leadership style



Reuters has recently posted a profile on Apple CEO Tim Cook. His leadership style is described as methodical, no-nonsense, but very different from that of Steve Jobs.

The report says that Tim Cook is not organizing the bi-monthly iPhone software meeting so popular with Steve Jobs. The ex-CEO used the meetings to discuss each plan feature in iOS. "That's not Tim's style at all," said one person familiar with those meetings. "He delegates."


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Friday, August 23rd, 2013. 2:55

iPhone 5C in different colors [video]



Have a look at the video featuring the unboxing of part components for the rumored low-cost iPhone 5C.

Sonny Dickson, who has already presented several leaks, claims that the colors shown in the video will be the only ones available for iPhone 5C.

Dickson denies any report concerning black iPhone 5C shell.


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Friday, August 23rd, 2013. 2:08

Gold iPhone 5S Shown Next to Black and White iPhone 5



Some new photos showing the widely rumored gold iPhone 5S next to the black and white iPhone 5 leaked online. This time it’s a side-by-side comparison with the current smartphone version.


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Thursday, August 22nd, 2013. 19:31

New iPhones will be available in Japan and Greece on September 20th



According to recent reports, the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C are sure to arrive in Greece and Japan on September 20th.

Nikkei was the first to write about it, "It is expected for the new iPhone Apple is developing, be on Friday the 20th September release date in Japan. Formal presentation is scheduled to be held in San Francisco on the 10th as previously reported. You can guess from the pattern of the past and their own interviews with domestic mobile phone company, likely to be the release of the next weekend high in Japan."


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Thursday, August 22nd, 2013. 17:20

iPhone 5C to make Apple the market leader in China



According to Katy Huberty, analyst from Morgan Stanley, Apple may become market leader on Chinese smartphone market thanks to iPhone 5C launch.

The report of the analyst is based on recent AlphaWise survey among 2,000 Chinese mobile phone owners.

Have a look at the findings:

Consumers' interest rate in iPhone will remain high is Cupertino company continues its high-end strategy

● 23% of potential smartphone buyers are ready to purchase the iPhone. The figure has risen from 19% in January 2013.
● Apple gets a higher brand-loyalty rate than any other smartphone producer.


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Wednesday, August 21st, 2013. 16:44

iPhone 5S fingerprint scanner and iOS 7 for iPad. Rumors



9to5Mac has published some information concerning the rumored fingerprint scanner for the iPhone 5S and iOS 7 delay for iPad.

Firstly, the site claims that no fingerprint scanner will be inserted into the iPhone 5S because Apple was only testing it externally over a cable system. Moreover, the website states that the home button will not be specially designed to accommodate the fingerprint scanner.


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Wednesday, August 21st, 2013. 0:25

A study finds differences between iPhone and Samsung buyers



According to recent research performed by the Consumer Intelligence Research Partners, iPhone buyers are younger, wealthier, and more educated than Samsung buyers.

It is also stated in the report that in the year 2013 20% of iPhone customers switched from Android, while the figure of those who forsook iPhone for Samsung is only 7%.

The key figures of the report:

● 42% of Apple's U.S. customers between July 2012 and June 2013 were upgrading from another iPhone
● 43% of Samsung's customers had previously owned an Android phone, but not necessarily one made by Samsung
● 37% of Samsung buyers were upgrading from so-called feature phones, the figure for Apple is only 26%
● Among brand-switchers, Samsung took from Apple 11%, while Apple gained three times as many(33%)
● Among these switchers, Samsung drew customers from HTC, Motorola (GOOG), and Nokia (NOK), while Apple took mostly from Blackberry (BBRY)

Have a look at the charts to find out some new figures.


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Tuesday, August 20th, 2013. 22:36

Analyst predictions on iPhone 5C



KGI Securities’ Ming-Chi Kuo, a popular analyst who made a number of accurate Apple forecasts, has published a few predictions concerning  Apple’s upcoming low-cost iPhone 5C.

According to recent information, the iPhone 5C will coast around $400 - $500. In August it will get more than 700 million subscribers through China Mobile. It will eat into iPhone 5S and iPhone 5 share of the market, taking 25 and 35%  correspondingly.


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Tuesday, August 20th, 2013. 2:24

'Jobs' Movie Makes Only $6.7 Million in Opening Weekend



Joshua Michael Stern’s "Jobs" movie made $6.7 million this weekend, which is less than the $8-9 millions its official distributor - Open Road Films - expected to earn, AppleInsider reports. Apart from that, the film shown in 2,381 movie theaters across the USA this weekend, is subjected to mostly poor reviews and gets low ratings.


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Monday, August 19th, 2013. 16:56

Apple's Sure to Release a Gold iPhone 5S



TechCrunch has recently confirmed that the gold iPhone 5S is not just a rumor, but a real device, which will be released this fall. This means that on September 10th we may see not only the traditional black and white Apple smartphones, but also a new one with gold, or as they say, “champagne” rear shell.


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Monday, August 19th, 2013. 16:40

Apple Hires Nike+ FuelBand Consultant Jay Blahnik



Apple has reportedly hired Jay Blahnik, a popoular fitness expert and consultant, was employed by Apple to take part of the iWatch project.

Blahnik is famous for his work on Nike+ Running launch. He also took part in developing the Nike Training Club app and in-gym program. What's more, he was a key expert and consultant for Nike+ FuelBand and Nike+ Kinect Training.

On 14 August Blahnik confirmed his new post on Twitter. Unfortunately, later the tweet was removed as well as all contact information and details about Blahnik's career in Apple.


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Monday, August 19th, 2013. 3:25

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Apple to launch graphics card replacement program for iMacs



According to information provided by 9to5Mac, Apple is starting a replacement program for the graphics card used in some mid-2011 iMacs.

Apple has determined that some AMD Radeon HD 6970M video cards used in 27-inch iMac computers with 3.1GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 or 3.4GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processors may fail, causing the computer’s display to appear distorted, white or blue with vertical lines, or to turn black. iMac computers with affected video cards were sold between May 2011 and October 2012.

In order to get the graphic card replaced the serial number of your iMac should finish with one of the following groups (for example, xxxxxxxxDHJQ):
● DHJQ, DHJW, DL8Q, DNGH, DNJ9, or DMW8
● DPM1, DPM2, DPNV, DNY0, DRVP, DY6F, F610

The video below describes the graphics issue. If you own one of the Macs models mentioned above, the AMD graphics card will be replaced for free for three years from the computer's purchase date. If the card is already replaced at your expense, you may get  refund.




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Monday, August 19th, 2013. 1:00

Talks between China Mobile and Apple Seem to be Over Soon



Negotiations between China Mobile and Apple seem to be successful, Reuters reports. Both sides are interested in reaching an agreement, so the talks, which began in 2011, may be soon over.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Sunday, August 18th, 2013. 19:09