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Alleged Images Show iPhone 7 Plus Dual Camera and 256GB Memory Chip





Several new images showing what appears to be a dual lens camera module and the 256GB flash storage for the upcoming iPhone 7 Plus have been recently spotted on the Chinese social network Weibo. It is currently unknown whether the leaked photos are legitimate, but if so, they may prove the rumors about a completely new iPhone featuring an improved photo sensor and larger flash storage to store images and videos shot on the new camera.


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Sunday, May 22nd, 2016. 22:27

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Apple Pulls iOS 9.3.2 Update, Working on Fix for Bricked iPad Pro Units



Several days after the release of iOS 9.3.2 to users worldwide, Apple has pulled the update because of numerous reports claiming it bricks some 9.7-inch iPad Pro models. The company remains silent, but those iPad Pro users who haven’t yet updated their devices don’t see iOS 9.3.2 in the Software Update section. This indicates that the update has been indeed pulled and that Apple engineers are currently working on a fix for the problem.


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Saturday, May 21st, 2016. 16:10

Apple to Release One iPhone with Glass Body in 2017 - Supplier



According to the latest report from reliable insiders, in 2017, Apple will release at only one iPhone model with a glass body similar to the one iPhone 4S had. The report cites a statement made by Catcher Technology CEO Allen Horng, so I think we can believe it. In case you don't know, Catcher Technology is a company that supplies Apple with iPhone casings.


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Friday, May 20th, 2016. 18:38

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Apple’s Global Smartphone Market Share Falls in Q1 - Gartner



According to the latest data shared by a research firm Gartner, Apple’s global smartphone market share fell to 14.8% in the first quarter of 2016. The number of iPhones shipped to customers accounted for 51.6 million and the number of smartphones sold globally by all vendors in the first quarter grew from 336 to 349 million units. Last year, Apple’s share in the same quarter was equal to 17.9%, so the decline is easily noticeable. Despite the overall growth of the smartphone market, the demand for iPhones becomes weaker.


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Friday, May 20th, 2016. 18:06

Apple to Let Users Unlock Their Macs with OS X 10.12 with iPhone’s Touch ID



Apple is reportedly working on a feature that will allow to unlock Macs using the Touch ID fingerprint sensor on the iPhone. Sources claim that such a useful feature will be added to the next major OS X update, OS X 10.12 “Fuji” that is expected to be unveiled at the Worldwide Developers Conference in June. As it was reported yesterday, this same update will also bright Apple’s virtual assistant, Siri, to Mac computers.


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Friday, May 20th, 2016. 10:24

Apple Patents Method of Embedding Touch ID into Display



Apple has been granted a patent describing a method of embedding the Touch ID fingerprint sensor right into the display of the mobile device. This patent proves the rumors suggesting that the Cupertino-based tech giant is planning a major redesign of the iPhone lineup aimed at ditching the headphone jack and the Home button to reduce the thickness of the device. Together with the rumored OLED display and new iOS version, the aforementioned changes can result in a completely new user experience.


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Thursday, May 19th, 2016. 13:23

Here's How Siri Icon for OS X May Look Like



As it was already mentioned on our website, Apple may be planning to integrate its virtual assistant, Siri, into OS X. So far, there have been almost no facts proving this intention, however, thanks to the images shared by reliable insiders yesterday, now we know how the icon of the Siri app for Mac may look like. As you can see below, the icon is pretty similar in color and shape to the way Siri looks and feels on iOS devices.


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Thursday, May 19th, 2016. 13:03

Intel to Become Main iPhone 7 LTE Chip Supplier



According to the latest report from reliable insiders, Intel will become the main LTE chip supplier for the iPhone 7. The company will use Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and King Yuan Electronics (KYEC) as contractors and deliver the final product to Apple. As noted by DigiTimes reporters, Intel will produce about 50% of all LTE chips for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.


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Wednesday, May 18th, 2016. 20:35

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Apple Suppliers Start Hiring New Workers for iPhone 7 Assembly



According to the latest report from supply chain sources, Apple suppliers have recently begun hiring workers for the assembly of the new iPhone that features a ‘more complex' design compared to the predecessor. Usually, mass hires begin later, but looks like the complexity and design peculiarities of the upcoming model will require additional knowledge and skills from workers. This can result in longer learning and training period.


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Wednesday, May 18th, 2016. 20:14

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Only Larger iPhone Will Get OLED Display - Rumor



As it was already mentioned on our website, either next year or in 2018, Apple may stop using IPS LCD displays in iPhones and switch to more advanced OLED screens instead. According to the latest report from reliable insiders, only the larger 5.5-inch iPhone model will get the widely-rumored OLED display, at least at the very beginning. The report comes from UBI Research that’s why it can be called trustworthy.


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Monday, May 16th, 2016. 16:44

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 last couple of days.

Since the release of the next-generation iPhone is becoming closer, more and more rumors about the device appear online. Below you can find the information about the design peculiarities and possible tech specs of the upcoming iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Apart from that, there’re some posts that deal with iPhone sales, Apple’s market capitalization and Apple Music.


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Monday, May 16th, 2016. 0:16

Apple Loses Another Stakeholder Because of Poor Sales



One of key investors has recently sold his stake in Apple. According to the latest report first shared by Business Insider UK, billionaire David Tepper has decided to end his relationship with Apple because of weak iPhone sales and unclear situation with the Cupertino-based tech giant and the Chinese market. As noted by the analysts, Tepper’s share was valued at about $133 million.


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Saturday, May 14th, 2016. 22:49

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Take A Look at New Video Showing iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus Mockups



If you’re interested in how the iPhone 7 might look like, you will surely like the latest video shared by uSwitch and OnLeaks. This short clip is based on the most recent leaks of CAD drawings and offers a 360 degree look at the mockups of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Both handsets are expected to be unveiled in September and feature some noticeable design changes.

The video proves earlier rumors that suggest Apple will ditch the headphone jack and redesign the antenna bands of the iPhone. Apart from that, we can see the rumored dual camera on the larger model. Finally, the iPhone 7 Plus has a Smart Connector.


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Friday, May 13th, 2016. 17:13

Apple to Terminate iTunes Music Downloads in 2-4 Years… Or Not?



According to the report that appeared online on Wednesday, Apple plans to terminate iTunes music downloads within the next 2-4 years. The reason for termination of digital music downloads most likely connected with weak music sales over the last couple of year and growing popularity of streaming music services like Apple Music in many countries. In fact, music industry experts claim that by 2020, the revenue from Apple Music may be 10 times larger than the revenue from iTunes music downloads.


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Thursday, May 12th, 2016. 18:41

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Apple Granted Patent for Enhanced iPad Smart Covers



Apple has been granted a patent for several advanced Smart Covers for the iPad that enhance the functionality of the tablet and allow user to perform a number of actions that make the usage of the device even easier. The Smart Covers described in the patent can serve as additional screens for displaying notifications and widgets that’s why they can become a new way of interaction between a user and the iPad.


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Written by Andrey

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016. 23:47