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iPhone SE Is Popular Among Former Android Users





According to the latest report from Slice Intelligence, the smaller 4-inch iPhone SE lures more Android switchers than the flagship iPhone 6s released in 2015. The figures shared by the analysts are based on the reports about SE pre-orders, so I guess we can trust what we see.

As noted by the experts, about 35% of early iPhone SE adopters purchased an iPhone online in the course of past two years. Nearly 16% of new owners of the 4-inch device are former Android users. If to compare these figures with those of the iPhone 6s, we’ll see that former Android owners made only 10% here.

Apple hasn’t yet announced the exact number of iPhone SE units pre-ordered in the first-wave launch countries. However, the company is expected to do this at a special conference call dedicated to the financial results in the second quarter of fiscal 2016 on April 25th.




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Wednesday, March 30th, 2016. 17:21

iPhone SE Pre-Orders Hit 3.4 Million in China



According to the latest report from CNBC, Apple’s new 4-inch iPhone SE has good chances to become an incredibly popular device. Only in China the company has received more than 3.4 million pre-orders over the last couple of days. Gold handsets have been chosen by more than 1.3 million users and the pre-orders for the rose gold iPhone SE have made up another 1.2 million units. It should be noted, however, that today’s numbers are not official. Apple may announce the exact number of pre-ordered devices in a week or so, but now we have only the reports and estimates from third-party sources.


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Monday, March 28th, 2016. 18:09

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New 9.7-inch iPad Pro: Specs Overview & First Photos



Apple has just announced the new iteration of the 9.7-inch tablet - the iPad Pro. The company has made the new product a part of the iPad Pro lineup in an attempt to refresh its product line and evoke the interest of customers.


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Monday, March 21st, 2016. 21:03

New iPhone SE: Specs Overview & First Photos



Just as we all expected, Apple has today unveiled the 4-inch iPhone SE. The handset is the first 4-inch smartphone released by Apple since 2013 and in terms of design it’s quite similar to the iPhone 5s. When it comes to the hardware specs, however, it’s absolutely different from its predecessor.


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First iPhone With OLED Display to Be Released in 2017?



According to Nikkei, Apple has changed the date of launch of the first iPhone with an OLED screen. Earlier it was reported that the new display will be released in 2018, but now the company seems to be planning to install it on the 2017 device. One of the reasons for this is poor smartphone sales in the last couple of months.


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Friday, March 4th, 2016. 1:14

iPhone SE to Get 12-Megapixel Camera, Price of About $500 - Ming-Chi Kuo



As noted by usually-reliable KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the long-awaited 4-inch iPhone SE will get a 12-megapixel camera. The expert also claims the phone will be equipped with an efficient A9 processor, NFC for Apple Pay and resemble the iPhone 5s introduced back in 2013 in terms of design.


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Saturday, February 27th, 2016. 22:23

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Apple Sold 4.1 Million Apple Watch Units in Q4 2015, 11.6 Million in 2015 Overall



According to the latest report shared by IDC, the Apple Watch sales in the holiday quarter of 2015 accounted for impressive 4.1 million units or 15% market share. Such result allowed Apple to occupy the second spot in the ranking of top wearable device manufacturers. The first place was taken by Fitbit and the third one went to Xiaomi.


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Wednesday, February 24th, 2016. 13:42

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Apple Once Again Ranked World's Most Admired Company



Apple has been once again ranked World's Most Admired Company, surpassing its closest rivals, Alphabet and Amazon. As to the other members of the top-10 list, they include Berkshire Hathaway, Walt Disney, Starbucks, Southwest Airlines, FedEx, Nike and General Electric.


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Sunday, February 21st, 2016. 1:40

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Apple Stops Selling iPhone 4s and iPhone 5c in India



Apple has just stopped selling the iPhone 4s and iPhone 5c in India in an attempt to increase the average selling prices of the iPhone 5s and other devices and in such a way make the business in this rather poor country more profitable.


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Wednesday, February 17th, 2016. 17:06

Samsung Leaks Galaxy S7 Video Ahead of Official Launch at MWC



Apple’s main rival, Samsung, has accidentally leaked the video highlighting the unreleased Galaxy S7 smartphone and a couple of its features including wireless charging, undefined level of water resistance as well as its deep integration with the Gear S2 smartwatch. The short clip entitled “Samsung Galaxy: Get Ready for #TheNextGalaxy” has been posted to Samsung’s Indonesian launch site.


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Tuesday, February 16th, 2016. 13:22

Top 10 Stories of the Week



It is Sunday today, which means I should tell you about the most interesting posts of the past seven days. Most of the articles this week deal with rumors about Apple’s upcoming devices and services as well as with vulnerabilities found in iOS 9 and OS X. There are also some posts about the releases of new betas of iOS 9.3 and OS X El Capitan 10.11.4 for developers.


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Sunday, February 14th, 2016. 22:28

iPhone 5SE and iPad Air 3 to Go on Sale on March 18th



According to the latest report from people familiar with the matter, Apple will start selling the iPhone 5SE as well as the new iPad Air 3 on Friday, March 18th, three days after the dedicated media event. Sources indicate that there will be no pre-orders for the devices, the company will reportedly have them all in stock for the launch. Customers will get an opportunity to purchase new gadgets either online or from physical stores.


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Sunday, February 14th, 2016. 0:08

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Apple to Unveil iPad Air 3 Alongside iPhone 5SE and Updated Apple Watch in March



Reliable sources have once again confirmed that the iPad Air 3 will be officially unveiled at the media event in March. Alongside the new 9.7-inch tablet, Apple is expected to unveil the smaller 4-inch iPhone 5SE as well as the updated bands for the Apple Watch. Today’s rumor corroborates previous reports from trusted insiders, so I guess we can believe it.


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Thursday, January 28th, 2016. 13:30

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iPhone 7 Plus to Feature Dual-Lens Camera System?



As noted by usually-reliable KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus may feature a dual-lens camera developed most likely by LinX, a small firm from Israel purchased by Apple last year. The 4.7-inch model, however, won’t get an improved camera system, the analyst believes. I must admit, this is quite a risky step that may impact the sales of the smaller model.


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Thursday, January 28th, 2016. 12:51

Apple Announces Financial Results in Q1 2016



Apple on Tuesday announced the financial results in the first fiscal quarter of 2016. The tech giant posted quarterly revenue of $75.9 billion and net profit of $18.4 billion. In the year-ago quarter, Apple posted quarterly revenue of $74.6 billion and net profit of $18 billion, so looks like we have a new record here. The reason for such good results is quite obvious: first fiscal quarter corresponds to the fourth calendar quarter better known as the winter holiday quarter. Traditionally, Apple sells more products during these couple of months.


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Wednesday, January 27th, 2016. 17:50