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Apple Accused of Violating Taiwanese Trade Laws





The company from Cupertino is accused of violating article 18 of the country’s Fair Trade Act. According to the latest rumors, Apple told local carriers what price they should set for iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c. Taiwan’s Fair Trade Commission says Apple should pay a $670.000 fine for “interfering with mobile service providers and handset distributors’ pricing.”


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Friday, December 27th, 2013. 2:03

New Cydia Design for iOS 7 [Photos, Video]



Cydia has received a major redesign and improved compatibility for iOS 7.

The update comes via a new Cydia Installer package available today from the Changes tab in Cydia.

Saurik explains the release:


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Evad3rs Receive $1 Million from Chinese Company



A Chinese company reportedly paid evad3rs $1 million to install its third-party mobile application - Taig store. This app replaced Cydia on devices with default language set to Chinese. As to the hackers, they confirmed that they had received a kind of compensation from Taig. Take a look at the open letter posted on evad3rs' official website:


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Kurfürstendamm Apple Store in Berlin Robbed Monday



A gang of thieves smashed the car through Kurfürstendamm Apple Store in Berlin, Germany Monday morning. All they were able to steal, however, was a couple of iPhones, iPads and MacBooks.

This is not the first crime committed by the gang. Earlier this month the same guys broke into another store and made off with €100,000 worth of modern electronics.


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Tuesday, December 24th, 2013. 0:55

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Untethered jailbreak for iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, and iPod Touch 4G with iOS 6.1.3 - 6.1.5



H8sn0w has announced the release of an untether package for the old devices running iOS 6.1.3 - 6.1.5. This includes iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, and iPod Touch 4G.

With the unexpected release of the evasi0n7 jailbreak, we are finally able to release the 3GS/A4 6.1.3 + 6.1.5 untether Cydia package.


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Apple Offering 24-hour Shipping for Any Carrier-Locked iPhone 5s



Apple is now offering 24-hour shipping for any carrier-locked iPhone 5s version you choose, AppleInsider reports. However, those who plan to purchase an unlocked handset, will have to wait a bit - a few days, probably. One-day shipping is currently available only for customers in the United States, but with time, I believe, such an option will be added to Apple Online Stores all over the world.


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Wednesday, December 11th, 2013. 20:37

iPhone 5s is Available in U.S. Retail Stores - Gene Munster



Gene Munster of Piper Jaffray has issued a new report, claiming that Apple’s iPhone 5s is currently available in all of the retail stores across the USA. The analyst’s figures are based on data from 60 locations in different cities. According to what Munster writes, all models, either carrier-locked or unlocked and SIM-free, can be purchased right now.


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Tuesday, December 10th, 2013. 2:38

All Existing iPads Boot Speed Test - Video



iClarified reporters have recently come up with an idea of comparing the boot speed of all the existing iPads, namely, iPad 1, iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4, iPad Air, iPad mini (1st generation) and iPad mini (2nd generation). The result of their creative tablet testing is available at the video below.


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Sunday, December 8th, 2013. 20:25

Apple Starts Using iBeacon Technology at 254 Retail Stores across America



Apple starts using its iBeacon technology at all 254 retail stores across the United States. In case you don’t know what iBeacon is, I’ll try to explain. This is the system based on Bluetooth that can send various messages to your iPhone or iPad. In our particular case, these are mostly detailed product descriptions and information about special discounts available at the store.


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Saturday, December 7th, 2013. 0:28

Apple Starts Offering 0% Financing for Purchases Above €400



Good news for all those who live in Europe and think about getting an iPhone or iPad for a discounted price - from now on and up till January 10th one can buy any Apple’s device via company’s online store and save a few bucks for the holidays. How is it possible? Well, Apple has just started offering 0% financing for purchases above €400.


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Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013. 2:10

Steve Jobs Was Against Idea of Creating White Gadgets



Leander Kahney, the author of the book called 'Jony Ive: The Genius Behind Apple's Greatest Products', claims that Steve Jobs at first was against the idea of creating white gadgets. Nevertheless, Apple executives thought white products will be a success, so in 2001 the company from Cupertino started producing some of the devices in white.


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Monday, December 2nd, 2013. 2:20

Apple Announces Unlocked iPhone 5s Availability in 1-2 Weeks



Apple on Friday started offering unlocked, SIM-free iPhone 5s units with shipping estimates of 1-2 weeks. For you to compare - those who decide to purchase the device on contract have to wait for about 3-5 weeks. As to the prices, they’re just the same for both SIM-free and locked smartphones. The iPhone 5s with 16GB of memory on board is available for $649; for the model with 32GB and 64GB of memory one will have to pay extra $100 or $200 respectively.


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Sunday, November 24th, 2013. 2:11

Apple to Launch 12.9-inch iPad in Early 2014 - Rumor



There’re some new rumors that deal with the so-called ‘iPad Maxi’. Apple’s purported 12.9-inch tablet will be released in the first quarter of 2014, Korean sources claim. Moreover, the device is already being built by the local supplier. Isn’t it incredible?


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Wednesday, November 20th, 2013. 0:12

Apple Continues to Cut Production of Plastic iPhone 5c



According to the latest report published on a Chinese site C Technology (via MacRumors), Apple continues to cut the production of the plastic iPhone 5c. As you probably know, the new colorful gadget turned out to be a failure for the company from Cupertino - its sales are poor not only in the USA, but also all over the world. Interesting fact: while Apple is experiencing iPhone 5s supply constraints, iPhone 5c can be purchased and picked up from almost any store worldwide at any time.


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Saturday, November 16th, 2013. 22:01

iPad mini With Retina Display Now Available for Personal Pickup in Several Apple Retail Stores



iPad mini with Retina display is now available for Personal Pickup in several stores across the USA, iDownLoadBlog reports. However, these are only Wi-Fi models that can be picked up from the store the same day you make an order.


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Wednesday, November 13th, 2013. 18:36