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Apple Working on Its Own GPU - Rumor





According to the latest report shared by Fudzilla.com, Apple is currently working on a new GPU for its portable devices. The development of the new hardware component has begun several years ago, sources claim, so it may be at its final stage at the moment.


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Friday, December 11th, 2015. 19:24

iFixit Team Posts Teardown of New iPhone Smart Battery Case



The iFixit team has just performed a teardown of the recently-launched Apple-branded iPhone smart battery case. The new accessory is compatible with the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s and is currently available in select countries for $99.


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Friday, December 11th, 2015. 19:21

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Apple Launches iPhone 6s Smart Battery Case



Apple has just quietly launched new smart accessory for the iPhone 6s. This accessory is a thin battery case that may substantially increase the battery life of the handset. While iPhones have been supporting the use of third-party external battery cases since the launch of the iPhone 4 or even earlier, it is the first time the company released its own suchlike product.


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Tuesday, December 8th, 2015. 17:18

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Apple Gifts Its Retail Employees With $99.95 UrBeats Earphones



The latest report from MacRumors suggests that Apple has gifted its retail employees with a set of urBeats earphones from the Beats by Dr. Dre lineup for the holidays. The retail price of the aforementioned headphones is $99.95. Apple has sent the black and red urBeats headphones to all employees in the world with a packaging saying "Thank You 2015." Giving out presents to its employees, the company shows that without the team of sales specialists, it would be impossible to continue the successful pace on the worldwide market.


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Tuesday, December 8th, 2015. 12:49

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Japan Display Plans to Supply Apple with OLED Panels in 2018 - Rumor



According to the latest report from Nikkan, Japan Display (JDI) is currently in talks with Apple to supply the US tech giant with OLED panels for the iPhone in 2018. The aforementioned company is Apple’s long-time LED panels supplier, so it is very likely that Apple may opt for the same manufacturer for new displays.


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Monday, December 7th, 2015. 19:50

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 long-awaited 4-inch iPhone that is expected to become something like a copy of the iPhone 5s. There are also some articles that deal with the Apple TV, iPad Pro and the Apple Watch.


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Sunday, December 6th, 2015. 22:24

20% of US Customers Prefer 4-inch Smartphones - Survey



According to the latest report from a research firm Piper Jaffray, 20% of customers in the United States of America prefer a 4-inch smartphone form factor. What this means is that Apple may indeed release a second-generation iPhone 5s with a new A9 processor, NFC, Touch ID fingerprint sensor and a number of other new features.


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Sunday, December 6th, 2015. 20:15

Apple to Start Production of Faster Next-Gen Apple TV in January - Rumor



According to the latest report from DigiTimes reporters, Apple is currently working on the next-generation Apple TV, which is expected to become much faster than its predecessor released in November. The trial production of the device will start later this month and the mass production may begin in January, reporters claim.


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Saturday, December 5th, 2015. 14:17

Ming-Chi Kuo Confirms Rumors About Early-2016 Launch of New 4-inch iPhone



KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has recently confirmed earlier reports from other reliable insiders and claimed Apple is planning to release a 4-inch iPhone similar to the iPhone 5s in terms of design in early 2016. Unlike other sources, however, Kuo believes the new handset will be equipped with an efficient A9 processor manufactured by Samsung and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), not the A8X chip. Other details about the upcoming gadget include NFC, metal body with at least two or three color options, same camera as in the iPhone 5s and a price tag of $400-500.


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Friday, December 4th, 2015. 17:31

Apple to Release iPhone 6c with 'Colorful Metal Body' in February - Rumor



According to the latest report shared by Chinese insiders close to Foxconn, Apple may soon unveil the smaller iPhone with colorful metal body. In particular, the sources believe the company may announce the smartphone dubbed as the iPhone 6c in January and start selling it in February. This new device will get the support of Touch ID fingerprint sensor, but lack the support of 3D Touch technology used in the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus released this fall. As to the price of this mysterious device, it is expected to be around $500-600.


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Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015. 15:18

Apple Currently Testing Five iPhone 7 Prototypes - Rumors



According to the latest rumors from Chinese insiders, Apple is currently testing five different iPhone 7 prototypes. All of these prototypes have different hardware characteristics and design and it is currently unknown which one will become the next-generation iPhone. The report about several prototypes comes from GforGames, which is a rather reliable source of information.


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Tuesday, December 1st, 2015. 12:17

Top 10 Stories of the Week



It is Sunday today, which means it is time to tell you about the most interesting posts of the past seven days. Most of the articles are connected with the rumors about the next-generation iPhone and tell us about possible specs for the device. There are also several posts about Apple’s rival platforms as well as apps and tweaks worth your attention.


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Sunday, November 29th, 2015. 17:28

iPhone 7 Won’t Feature 3.5mm Headphone Jack - Rumor



According to the latest report from people familiar with the matter, Apple may replace the 3.5mm headphone jack on the next-generation iPhone with a multi-purpose Lightning connector. Apart from that, the new phone called presumably the iPhone 7 may come with redesigned EarPods supporting the new output method. Such rumors have been shared by a Japanese website Mac Otakara. The website has a good track record when it comes to Apple gadgets, so it is a pretty reliable source of information.


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Saturday, November 28th, 2015. 17:35

Apple to Switch to OLED iPhone Displays in 2018 - Report



Apple is reportedly planning to start using OLED displays in iPhones in 2018. Such rumor has been shared by a Japanese website Nikkei. As noted by the reporters, the company has already begun notifying its suppliers about the switch to a new technology so that they can adjust their production lines or find new partners. Apple has been using LCD screens in its smartphones since the release of the very first iPhone in 2007.


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Thursday, November 26th, 2015. 12:53

More Than 100 Million iPhones Are in Use in USA, Most Are iPhone 6 or Later



According to the latest report from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP), there’re more than 100 million iPhone units in use in the United States. 58 million are iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus units and 4 million are iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus units. With reference to the data published by experts, we can make a conclusion that 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch smartphones are of greatest popularity among the customers in the USA. Another interesting thing is that the demand for devices, which were released in 2014, namely, the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, is still very strong. Smaller devices like the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c, are gradually losing their share of the US market because of relatively old hardware and their form-factor.


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Friday, November 20th, 2015. 20:33