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iPhone 7 Plus Won’t Feature Smart Connector?





According to the latest report from a Japanese website Macotakara, Apple has changed its initial plans and won’t equip the iPhone 7 Plus (or Pro) with a Smart Connector. A funny thing about this rumor is that about a month ago, this same site, Macotakara, claimed all the rumors about the Smart Connector included in the 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus were real and legitimate. It is up to you to decide whether to believe the latest report or not, but don’t say you haven’t been warned.


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Saturday, May 7th, 2016. 19:52

TSMC Completes Design of A11 Chip for iPhone 7s - Rumor



According to the latest report from reliable insiders, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has already completed the design of the 10-nanometer A11 chip that is expected to be used in the iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus. As noted by DigiTimes, first samples for testing may be ready in the first quarter and the mass production of new processors may start in the second quarter of 2017. First devices with new chips on board will be released in the second half of 2017, sources add.


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Saturday, May 7th, 2016. 19:26

Another Former Google Car Expert Hired by Apple



Apple has hired a former Google engineer who was previously engaged in the development of electric car charging systems. According to the latest rumors, Kurt Adelberger, who left Google in 2015 and joined Apple shortly after, is now listed as one of the inventors of the "Mediator device for smart electric vehicle charging", a technology described in Google’s recent patent application. It is currently unclear whether Apple had known about Adelberger’s background before it offered him a job last year. Anyway, his experience will likely be used during the development of the widely-rumored Apple’s car codenamed “Project Titan”.


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Friday, May 6th, 2016. 13:30

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Apple to Introduce Redesigned Apple Music Service at WWDC - Rumor



Apple may be planning to introduce some major changes to Apple Music at the annual Worldwide Developers Conference in June, Bloomberg analysts report. The company may completely revamp the design of its streaming music service to make it more user-friendly and add some new features and improvements to its online radio and the way users download and stream their music. The rumors about the overhaul have been shared by insiders familiar with the matter who ask not to be identified.


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Wednesday, May 4th, 2016. 22:49

iPhone 7 to Feature Separate Headphone Jack… Or Not?



A new image showing something what appears to be a headphone jack module for the upcoming iPhone 7 has recently appeared on the Chinese social network Weibo. This piece of news contradicts the rumors suggesting that Apple was planning to get rid of the traditional 3.5mm headphone jack in the next-generation iPhone.


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Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016. 20:58

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iPhone 7 to Have Larger Battery - Rumor



According to the latest report from an unknown user of the Chinese social network Weibo, the next generation iPhone called the iPhone 7 may feature a slightly better battery than the iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus. As noted by the user, the 4.7-inch iPhone 7 will get a 1735 mAh battery and the 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus or iPhone 7 Pro will be equipped with 2810 mAh battery. In case you don't know, the current iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus have 1715 mAh and 2750 mAh respectively. It is currently unknown how the better battery will affect the thickness of the devices, but rumors suggest that new handsets may become thinner than their predecessors.


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Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016. 0:34

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Top 10 Stories of the Week



It is Sunday today, which means it’s high time I told you about the most interesting posts of the past seven days. Most of the articles this week deal with Apple’s financial results in the second quarter of this year, next-generation iPhone as well as with the Apple Watch and the current iPhone 6s.


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Sunday, May 1st, 2016. 21:09

FBI Paid Less Than $1 Million to Unlock San Bernardino iPhone



According to the latest report from Reuters, the FBI paid less than $1 million to get access to the iPhone used by the San Bernardino terrorist. Earlier this month, rumors appeared on the Internet suggesting that the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation had to pay $1.3 million to obtain the exploit capable of penetrating into the locked iPhone 5c with iOS 9 on board. These same rumors suggest that the phone was unlocked by a firm called Cellebrite.


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Friday, April 29th, 2016. 18:31

Schematics for iPhone 7 Pro Appear Online - Rumor



According to the latest report from Macotakara, the schematics for the 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Pro have been recently published in the latest issue of the local magazine called Mac Fan. As noted by the reporters, the upcoming handset will have the dimensions of 158.22 x 77.94 x 7.3mm and a dual rear camera. Apart from that, the device will lack the traditional 3.5mm headphone jack.


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Thursday, April 28th, 2016. 23:23

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Apple Announces Financial Results in Q2 2016



Apple has announced its financial results in the second quarter of fiscal 2016. According to the data shared by the company officials, revenue generated in the course of last couple of months is equal to $50.6 billion and net profit accounts for $10.5 billion. This quarter’s earnings demonstrate the first decline in revenue in 13 years. Just for you to compare, one year ago, the figures were noticeably higher, $58 billion and $13.6 billion respectively.


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Thursday, April 28th, 2016. 0:25

Apple Watch 2 to Support Cellular Connectivity - Rumor



According to the latest report from The Wall Street Journal, the next-generation Apple Watch may get the support of cellular network and a faster processor. These improvements should make the wearable device more independent and allow people to use the smartwatch without their phone close at hand.


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Tuesday, April 26th, 2016. 18:40

iPhone 7 to Become Waterproof and Dustproof and Get Touch Sensitive Home Button



According to the latest rumors shared by reliable supply chain sources, the next-generation iPhone may become waterproof and dustproof and get a touch sensitive Home button instead of the physical one. The rumors come from Digitimes, a Taiwanese news website that has a rather mixed track record. Anyway, it goes in line with earlier reports suggesting Apple was planning to equip the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus with a new Home button to make the device thinner and lighter.


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Monday, April 25th, 2016. 18:10

Apple to Release Redesigned iPhone 8 in 2018 - Analyst



According to the latest report from usually-reliable Barclays analyst Mark Moskowitz, the 2017 iPhone will be called not the iPhone 7s, but the iPhone 8. The reason for changing the branding is a major redesign and addition of the new advanced features like wireless charging, OLED display and 3D Touch Home button instead of the physical one. Apple is also expected to make the device thinner and lighter than the current model.


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Sunday, April 24th, 2016. 12:55

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New 12-inch MacBooks Are 15% to 18% Faster Than Predecessors



Earlier this week, Apple released updated 12-inch MacBook models. According to the latest Geekbench results shared by reliable insiders, the laptop with a 1.2GHz processor is about 15% to 18% faster than its predecessor. In the single-core test the laptop managed to earn 2,894 points and in the multi-core test the result was equal to 5,845 points. Apart from that, the new MacBook has a 41.4-watt-hour battery that helps it to work up to 9 hours on a single charge.


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Thursday, April 21st, 2016. 0:30

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Apple Releases New 12-inch MacBooks, Makes 8GB of RAM Standard for 13-inch Air



Apple has today released new 12-inch MacBook models with updated Skylake Intel Core M processors, Intel HD Graphics 515, faster SSD storage and RAM and additional hour of battery life. Externally, the laptops look just like the 2015 models, however, according to Apple, they are 25% faster. Apart from that, there’s now a rose gold 12-inch MacBook that matches the iPhone lineup.


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Tuesday, April 19th, 2016. 18:27