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Top 10 Stories of the Week





The week has nearly come to an end, so it’s just the time to talk about the most interesting posts of the past seven days.

This week’s top stories deal with iPhone 6 and Apple vs Samsung trial. As you probably know, some sources claim that the next-gen iPhone with 4.7-inch screen will be released in the second half of 2014 and the device with 5.5-inch display will be delayed. Whether it is truth or not we shall see soon.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Sunday, April 6th, 2014. 14:44

iPhone 5s's Touch ID vs Samsung Galaxy S5's Fingerprint Scanner - Video



A new video showing iPhone 5s’s Touch ID compared to Samsung Galaxy S5’s fingerprint sensor has been recently published by iCrackUriDevice on YouTube. The short clip shows how to setup fingerprint sensors on both devices. Apart from that, it makes it clear which system is more intuitive and easy-to-use. The video is available below, take a look.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Saturday, April 5th, 2014. 15:40

Apple Remains U.S. Top Smartphone Manufacturer



The company from Cupertino remains U.S. top smartphone manufacturer with Samsung and LG coming in the second and the third place respectively. Moreover, Apple’s market share continues to grow, comScore reports. However, Google’s Android is still the top smartphone platform as nearly 52% of devices on market have Android on board.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Saturday, April 5th, 2014. 15:14

Apple to Acquire Japan's Renesas SP Drivers Soon - Rumor



The company from Cupertino may soon acquire Renesas SP Drivers, a unit of Japan's Renesas Electronics that manufactures chips for smartphone displays. Such chips are designed specifically for small or mid-size screens; they’re capable of detecting a display's performance, energy efficiency and a number of other parameters. Renesas SP is currently one of the Apple’s suppliers.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014. 18:31

Evad3rs Release New Version of Their Jailbreak Utility - Evasi0n7 1.0.8



The evad3rs on Friday released an updated evasi0n7 jailbreak utility. It is still impossible to jailbreak iPhone 5, 5c and 5s running iOS 7.1, however, evasi0n7 1.0.8 brings support for iOS 7.0 build 11A466.


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Alleged Schematics for 4.7-inch and 5.7-inch iPhone 6 Appear on the Internet



An image showing the purported schematics for Apple’s long-anticipated iPhone 6 has recently appeared on the Internet. Whether the photo is legitimate or not is still a question as the company from Cupertino hasn’t yet confirmed that it is working on a next-gen smartphone.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Friday, March 28th, 2014. 23:11

iH8Sn0w Confirms Untethered Jailbreak on iPhone 4s Running iOS 7.1



I’ve got some good news for those iPhone 4s users, who plan to jailbreak their iPhones running iOS 7.1. It is possible to hack the older models of Apple’s smartphones. However, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you should upgrade to the latest version of iOS right now. And here’s why.


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Ugly iPhone 6 Concept Based on iPod Nano - Images



A new iPhone 6 concept has recently appeared on the Internet. The device resembles the existing iPod nano and looks surprisingly ugly. Why surprisingly? You see, the concept was created by well-known designers, so it should have been beautiful.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014. 20:03

Apple Reaches 500 Million in iPhone Sales - Analysts



According to Forbes, Apple has sold about 500 million iPhones. It took the company from Cupertino nearly 7 years to accomplish this task. The figure includes all models and all versions of the smartphone released after 2007.


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Wednesday, March 26th, 2014. 18:57

Pegatron and Foxconn to Start Production of Next-Gen iPhones and iPad Airs in Q2 or Q3



According to the latest rumors, the production of the next-gen iPhone and iPad Air will start in the second or in the third quarter of 2014. Pegatron will be responsible for assembly of both iPhones and iPads, while Foxconn will concentrate primarily on Apple’s smartphone. This is what several Chinese sources report (via iDownloadBlog).


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Written by NickTarasenko

Monday, March 24th, 2014. 20:42

iPhone 5c Outsold Every Blackberry, Windows Phone and Android Flagship in Q4



Although Apple admitted that iPhone 5c sales are lower than expected, this device is still way more popular than any Blackberry, Windows Phone or Android flagship. Yep, this mid-tier smartphone managed to outsell even Galaxy S4 in the winter quarter.


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Sunday, March 23rd, 2014. 16:01

iPhone users grew 1 million due to China Mobile



According to Wall Street Journal, the number of iPhone users has increased one million last month thanks to the launch of the smartphones on China Mobile network in mid-January. The mobile operator has declared that the annual sales of the company are falling for the first time over the last ten years due to tough competition.


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Written by Lizzen

Friday, March 21st, 2014. 16:06

iPhone Sales May Be Stronger than Expected this Quarter - Analyst



According to a normally reliable analyst Katy Huberty of Morgan Stanley, iPhone sales can be stronger than expected this quarter and there’re several possible reasons for that. Let’s take a brief look at these reasons.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014. 19:25

Apple's New 8GB iPhone 5c Will Be Available Only in the U.K., France, Germany, Australia and China



As you know, Apple on Tuesday released a cheaper 8GB iPhone 5c model. However, it is currently available only in several countries, namely, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Australia and China. Surprisingly, the company from Cupertino didn’t launch the handset in the United States. And it won’t do that at all, at least now, iDownloadBlog reporters write.


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Wednesday, March 19th, 2014. 18:16

Many Existing and New Users May Upgrade to iPhone 6 - Analyst



A large number of existing iPhone users may upgrade to iPhone 6 because of its larger display, claims analyst Brian Marshall of ISI Group. Apart from that, Apple’s next-generation handset may lure new users - those people who previously used Android devices.

The analyst believes that the company from Cupertino will release two iPhone 6 models, one with 4.7-inch display and one with 5.5-inch display. Apple is expected to unveil both smartphones in the second half of 2014.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014. 1:10