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Apple Reportedly Boosts iPhone 5s Battery Capacity by 10% and iPhone 5c by 5%





As it was stated at the media event on Tuesday, Apple had increased the battery capacity of the new iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c. Due to such improvements, both devices can boast of about 10 hours of talk time on 3G and 10 hours of internet browsing using LTE. As to the standby time, it is now increased to 250 hours. Compared to the iPhone 5 capabilities (8 and 225 hours respectively), the iPhone 5s’ and 5c’s results show that the engineers from Cupertino did a good job.


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Written by Andrey

Sunday, September 15th, 2013. 19:32

Apple Offers More Details on the iPhone 5s Touch ID Fingerprint Scanner



According to the Wall Street Journal, Apple has provided us with some more details on a new fingerprint scanner embedded to the iPhone 5S. As it was stated on the media event last Tuesday, your fingerprints won’t be stored by the company from Cupertino or shared with third parties. What Apple says is that the data will be encrypted and secured inside of the iPhone’s new A7 processor.


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Thursday, September 12th, 2013. 23:19

Apple gets license that allows iPhone launch in China



According to WSJ, Apple has obtained the final license essential for the launch of iPhone on China Mobile's network standard.

According to the website of China's Telecom Equipment Certification Center Wednesday, Apple was given a "network access license" for a handset resembling the iPhone that runs on the mobile standards used by China Mobile for third and fourth generation cellular services. Other licenses were given to Apple for handsets running the technology used by both China Unicom and China Telecom.

The approval means that Apple is most likely to introduce the iPhone on China Mobile, the world's largest cellular carrier with 700 million subscribers.


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Thursday, September 12th, 2013. 1:49

iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C might support LTE in Russia



 

iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C will probably support LTE in Russia. According to Wikipedia new Apple smartphones are ready for Russian LTE network. Here is the list of frequencies used by cellular companies:


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Wednesday, September 11th, 2013. 17:03

What iPhone 5S Home button might look like



A few days ago the photo of iPhone 5S packaging was published. The new device is expected to feature a new Home button - with a ring around it. According to rumors, this part is indeed the long-awaited fingerprint sensor.

A 3D artist Martin Hajek has rendered what the coming iPhone might look like if the image of Home button is correct. Martin's high-resolution picture features a LED illumination ring surrounding the Home button. However, no official statements have been made on this component, so we can only guess about its real appearance.

We will remind you again that Apple is expected to unveil the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C on September 10. The iPhone 5S device is likely to boast dual-led flash for better low light pictures, fingerprint sensor, improved processor, new champagne/graphite color options, and more.

Have a look at the renders of iPhone 5S Home button


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Tuesday, September 10th, 2013. 2:08

Apple's iPhone 5C Expected to Have Greatest U.S. Benefit for T-Mobile



Apple’s new lower cost iPhone 5C is expected to have the greatest domestic benefit for T-Mobile. You see, this carrier has always been considered as the one for budget-oriented subscribers - combine this with the cheap plastic iPhone and you'll get profit.


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Tuesday, September 10th, 2013. 0:25

Short Video Claims to Show a Light Blue Working iPhone 5C



Another short video that allegedly shows a working iPhone 5C was uploaded to a Chinese website CTech. Like the previous one, it shows a device that looks very similar to what we know as the lower cost iPhone.


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Monday, September 9th, 2013. 23:24

Apple TV Software Update?



I’ve previously written that aside from the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C releases, on September 10th Apple may show us a completely new Apple TV, stuffed with new amazing features and whatever else. Well, today I must admit I was wrong. According to the latest AllThingsD report, there would be a software update for the existing TV box on Tuesday, but definitely not the new product presentation.


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Sunday, September 8th, 2013. 18:25

iPad 5's Digitizer and Rear Casing Compared with an iPad 4



A new video was uploaded to YouTube on Tuesday that compares the touch screen digitizer and rear casing of a would-be iPad 5 with the current iPad 4. The parts shown in the video look just like those from the leaked photos published before and prove that the next generation iPad will get the design, which is nearly identical to the one iPad mini has.


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Wednesday, September 4th, 2013. 23:48

New iPhone is rumored to have arrived to the U.S.



MacRumors reports that iPhone has already arrived  to the U.S. in preparation for its presentation during an event September 10th.

As is not unheard of for the company, Apple is already beginning to stockpile units in the United States for quick distribution to carrier partners, other third-party retail partners, and its own channels. With the new iPhone hardware expected to be introduced at next Tuesday's media event, Apple's past history would suggest that the new models would launch in the U.S. and other first wave countries about a week and a half later, with Friday, September 20 being the most likely date.


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Wednesday, September 4th, 2013. 1:24

Verizon to block employee vacations on September 18th-22nd



According to 9to5Mac, Verizon prohibiting employees to go on vacation between September 18th-22nd. This is exactly the period between rumored iPhone 5S release to be held on September 20th.

As Apple’s September 10th iPhone unveiling approaches, we’ve heard that Verizon Wireless is blocking its retail employees from requesting vacations between Wednesday, September 18th and Sunday, September 22nd. Based on Apple historically shipping new versions of the iPhone about a week and half following the unveiling, it would make sense for the new iPhones to arrive for customers on Friday, September 20th.

Moreover, Verizon is rumored to have little stocks of the 32GB and 64GB iPhone 5 models. So we may assume that the carrier is expecting the launch of new generation of devices. Walmart has also decreased the price of the iPhone 5 to $98 with Verizon contract.

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Saturday, August 31st, 2013. 1:42

Nokia to Launch a Windows RT Tablet That is Better than the iPad?



Nokia will show us its new Windows RT tablet very soon. The device will be thinner and lighter than the current iPad, apart from that, it will look similar to the Nokia’s Lumia smartphones. On top of that, it may get a bunch of new useful features, The Verge reports.


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Thursday, August 29th, 2013. 2:06

iMac discounts before Haswell processor update



Great discounts are now offered by retailers on custom iMac configurations. The level of stocks is expected to fall in reparation for the Intel Haswell processor.

For instance, B&H on Wednesday evening slashed the price of 15 different custom iMac configurations by as much as $150, several of which had not previously been discounted from Apple's suggested retail price. Many of those same configurations were previously available from other resellers, but have not been restocked alongside other Macs for several weeks, according to historical data from the Apple Price Guide.

It is also stated that big shopping malls such as Best Buy, Amazon, and MacMall are offering a  $100-$150 discount on standard retail configurations.


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Sunday, August 25th, 2013. 3:14

iPhone 5S and 5C to launch in China on November 28



First Financial Daily reports that the launch of iPhone 5S and 5C in China will take place on November 28. It is two months after the initial launch that will happen on Friday, September 20.

The launch is that delayed  due to verification procedures required by China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. Apple faced the same problem with launch of the iPhone 5.


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Saturday, August 24th, 2013. 17:53

Pandora Radio App is Updated with Sleep Timer



Pandora Radio app for iOS was updated on Thursday. Now it has a sleep timer with 15, 30, or 60 minute options that allow you to listen to your favorite songs while you’re falling asleep. Apart from that, there’re some stability improvements and bug fixes in the version 4.5.


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Saturday, August 24th, 2013. 2:11