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Samsung to Become Apple A9 Chip Supplier, Not TSMC





According to the latest rumor published by Re/code reporters, Samsung will become Apple’s sole chip supplier. Looks like the guys from Cupertino have finally made up their mind. The decision to choose the Korean manufacturer, not Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), is cased by the fact that Samsung uses a more advanced manufacturing technology and can produce more chips at a given time.


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Thursday, February 5th, 2015. 23:18

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iOS 8.2 to Be Released in March, Ahead of Apple Watch Release



According to what reliable sources write, iOS 8.2, which can boast of the support of the long-awaited Apple Watch, will be officially released to users worldwide ahead of the release of the smartwatch. In case you don’t know, earlier it was reported that the next version of Apple’s mobile operating system will become available alongside the release of the wearable device.


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Thursday, February 5th, 2015. 0:13

iOS 8 Adoption Rate Reaches 72% - Apple



According to the latest figures published on Apple's App Store support page for developers, iOS 8 adoption rate has reached 72% over the last few months. The number of iPhones, iPads and compatible iPods with iOS 8 on board has grown 3% since January, 20th. The reasons for such growth are the public release of iOS 8.1.3 and strong demand for the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus.


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Wednesday, February 4th, 2015. 23:16

Strange Apple Vehicle Spotted in California



A strange car with a complicated system of cameras on the roof has been recently spotted in Concord, CA. How is this car connected with Apple? Well, reporters and analysts claim the vehicle is either a mapping car similar to those Google uses to improve its maps and develop the Street View feature, or a self-driving car from the future. Below you may take a look at the image showing a black Dodge Caravan with massive cameras used for unknown purpose.


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Wednesday, February 4th, 2015. 22:42

Apple to Equip Its Retail Stores with Safes to Store Gold Apple Watch Units



Apple has recently begun equipping its retail stores with safes to store gold Apple Watch models, reliable insiders write. The reason for such a step is quite obvious: gold smartwaches are pretty expensive, moreover, because of the material they’re made of, they can be considered as jewelleries. According to the most recent rumors, the gold Apple Watch may get the price of about $4.999-9.999. The difference between the luxurious “Edition” device and the entry-level aluminum model is truly enormous as the latter one will reportedly cost $349.


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Monday, February 2nd, 2015. 22:26

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Apple Asks Selected Developers to Finish Apple Watch Apps By Mid-February



Although the long-anticipated Apple Watch is expected to hit the store shelves no sooner than in April, Apple has already asked several developers to finish their apps by mid-February. For example, one of the biggest Apple Pay partners has been recently notified that he should finish its Apple Watch-compatible application by February, 12th.


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Saturday, January 31st, 2015. 19:10

Apple Watch to Hit Store Shelves in April - Tim Cook



Earlier this year, a rumor appeared on the Internet, which suggested that the guys from Cupertino are planning to release the long-anticipated Apple Watch in March. Well, as it turns out, the launch date has been altered. According to what Tim Cook has recently said, the smartwatch may hit the store shelves as soon as in April as the development of the wearable gadget hasn’t yet been finished.


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Wednesday, January 28th, 2015. 22:30

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Apple Sold More iPhones in China Than in America in Fiscal Q1 2015?



As you probably know, Apple is expected to announce its financial results in the first fiscal quarter of 2015 on Tuesday, January 27th. Today, a new report has been released by the Financial Times reporters, which suggests that the guys from Cupertino may have sold more iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus units in China than in the USA in the last quarter. This happened for the first time in the history of the company. Still, it should be noted that the report is based on the analysts' estimates and rumors, that is why I suggest that you should take it with a few pinches of salt.


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Monday, January 26th, 2015. 21:33

Samsung to Produce 75% of A9 Chips for New iPhones and iPads



About a month ago, a rumor appeared on the Internet, which suggested that Samsung will become Apple's primary A9 chip supplier. Although this rumor contradicted with previous reports from reliable insiders, who believed both Samsung and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) would supply the company from Cupertino with chips for next-generation iPhones and iPads, it looked quite plausible.

Yesterday, a new report from a South Korean newspaper called Maeil Business was spotted on the Net. According to this report, Samsung will get 75% of orders for the production of the A9 chip. The same report also notes that the processor for the new iPhone and probably iPad Air and iPad mini may be manufactured at the factory in Austin, Texas.


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Monday, January 26th, 2015. 21:25

Nexus 6 Lacks Fingerprint Recognition Because of Apple?



According to what former Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside told in the recent interview, Apple's acquisition of the firm called AuthenTec, which took place in 2012, prevented Google from adding a fingerprint sensor to its Nexus 6. This handset was initially intended to feature an advanced fingerprint sensor on a back panel, right in the place where the Motorola logo now sits. Moreover, first prototypes of the device featured a sensor capable of recognizing owner's fingerprints. However, since Apple purchased AuthenTec and the rights for all its technologies, Google decided to opt out from the sensor.


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Monday, January 26th, 2015. 21:16

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Apple Watch to Hit Stores in March, 12-inch MacBook Air Early in 2015



Several new rumors, which deal with Apple's long-anticipated smartwatch and the 12-inch MacBook Air have recently appeared on the Internet. According to the latest report released by a well-known and usually reliable KGI Securities analyst Ming Chi Kuo, the Apple Watch will indeed hit the store shelves in March. Moreover, he is sure Apple will ship 2.8 million Apple Watch units in the first quarter of the availability of the smartwatch. Apart from that, the expert believes that the launch of the larger MacBook Air will also take place early this year - in the first quarter.


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Monday, January 26th, 2015. 1:38

Apple Wants Apple Watch to Work 19 Hours in Active/Passive Mode



As you probably know, the guys from Cupertino are expected to release their long-anticipated Apple Watch as soon as in March. While we know that the smartwatch will be equipped with Apple S1 processor, a number of sensors capable of tracking user’s physical activity and a bunch of other useful features, we have no idea of the battery capacity of the wearable device.


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Saturday, January 24th, 2015. 0:52

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Apple Gets Patent for Eye-Tracking Technology



Earlier today, Apple was granted a patent for an eye-tracking technology, which can help users control the whole interface of a computer, laptop or smartphone. This technology will reportedly be used in the next generations of Apple's iPhones, iPads, Macs and even Apple TVs. The technology described in the document is unique as it allows users not to lose control of a cursor while working with a device. That is the key point of Apple's most recent patent.


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Wednesday, January 21st, 2015. 0:09

Apple to Announce Record-Breaking iPhone and Mac Sales in Holiday Quarter - Analysts



According to what the analysts predict, Apple's iPhone and Mac sales in the holiday quarter have set a new record in the history of the company. As noted by Katy Huberty of Morgan Stanley, over the holiday period, the guys from Cupertino have sold nearly 69 million iPhone units and about 5.8 million Mac units.

In case you don't remember, in the Q1 2014, Apple managed to sell as many as 51 million iPhones. If to speak about Mac sales, they are expected to beat the current record of 5.5 million Apple's computers sold in Q4 2014.


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Tuesday, January 20th, 2015. 23:01

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Top 10 Stories of the Week



It is Sunday today, which means I have to tell you about the most interesting posts of the past seven days. In order not to waste your time, I'll start right now.


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Monday, January 19th, 2015. 1:10