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Apple to Launch iPhone Trade-in Program in China Soon





According to what people familiar with the matter claim, the guys from Cupertino may soon launch the iPhone trade-in program in China. Starting March 31st, the customers in this Asian country will get an opportunity to change their older iPhone in working condition for a gift card with a discount, which can be used when purchasing the newer smartphone. What is interesting about the trade-in program in China, the old devices will be traded to Foxconn, repaired and sold on the secondary market.


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Thursday, March 26th, 2015. 18:44

Apple Granted Patent for Docking Station with Flexible Connector



Apple has been recently granted a patent for a brand new docking station for smartphones and tablets with a flexible connector inside, which makes the whole mechanism more durable and easy to use. The patent is entitled “Dock connector with compliance mechanism” and its number is 8.986.029. Below you may take a look at the rendering of the new docking station, which was included in the document filed by the guys in Cupertino last year.


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Wednesday, March 25th, 2015. 19:30

Apple to Launch Trade-in Program for Android and BlackBerry Users



According to the latest rumors, Apple is currently planning a new campaign to lure Android switchers. The guys from Cupertino will soon launch a new trade-in program that will allow Android and BlackBerry users to change their old devices for a gift card, which will let them get a discount when purchasing an iPhone. The trade-in value of old handsets will be determined by Apple Store employees. Everything is simple here: the better your smartphone works and feels, the more you get.


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Tuesday, March 17th, 2015. 16:11

Some iPhone 7 Units to Feature LTE Chips Manufactured by Intel



According to what people familiar with the matter say, some of the iPhones released in 2016 and sold in the developing countries of Asia and Latin America will be equipped with new LTE chips manufactured by Intel, not Qualcomm. Apple’s engineers have reportedly been working together with Intel’s specialists to create the LTE chip, which will be officially released in the second half of this year.


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Friday, March 13th, 2015. 0:18

Next-Gen iPhones to Feature Force Touch and New Pink Color Option



Following the official announcement of the Apple Watch, 12-inch Retina MacBook, the updated 13-inch MacBook Pro as well as the 11-inch and 13-inch MacBook Air models, several new rumors that deal with the next-generation iPhone appeared online. According to these rumors, the smartphone will be available in two sizes, just like the current iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. The screen resolution will remain nearly the same. Apart from that, the smartphone may get the support of the  Force Touch technology and a new pink body, The Wall Street Journal reporters write.


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Wednesday, March 11th, 2015. 14:38

Apple Watch to Boast of 2GB of Memory for Music and 75MB for Photos



According to what people familiar with the matter write, the recently-released Apple Watch can indeed boast of 8GB of internal storage. However, only 2GB will be available to store music and 75MB - to store photos on the wearable device. The multimedia content can be synced using the companion app for the iPhone. After user sends the songs and images he wants to his Apple Watch, he will get an opportunity to access them even when the connection with the smartphone is lost.


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Wednesday, March 11th, 2015. 14:31

Japan Display to Build New $1.4 Billion Factory



Earlier this year, I told you about the talks between Apple and Japan Display concerning the possibility of investing money in the construction of a new factory capable of production of displays for next generations of iPhones and other smartphones. Looks like these talks were successful as Japan Display on Friday confirmed its plans to build the new factory. The sum of money required for the construction is reportedly equal to $1.4 billion, which goes in line with several previous rumors and reports. The only thing missing is the confirmation of Apple’s plans to invest money in this project. However, secrecy is a typical feature of the tech giant from Cupertino.


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Saturday, March 7th, 2015. 22:47

Galaxy S6 Edge vs iPhone 6 - Speed Comparison



As you probably know, last week, Apple’s main rival announced two new smartphones, namely, Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. Below you may take a look at one of the first videos showing the S6 Edge compared to Apple’s iPhone 6, which was released last year.


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Saturday, March 7th, 2015. 22:03

Next-Generation iPhones to Feature 2GB of RAM and Apple SIM



According to the latest reports from people familiar with the matter, Apple’s next-gen iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus may both get Apple SIM and 2GB of RAM. Both features come from the iPad Air 2, which was released last year. Apple SIM will allow users to select, which carrier they want to use on their own and 2GB of RAM will surely make the device more efficient. However, these changes may influence the battery life of the smartphone, which means Apple has either to improve the battery capacity, or make other components and the operating system consume less energy.


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Thursday, March 5th, 2015. 20:18

Apple Became World's Largest Smartphone Maker in Q4 2014 - Gartner



According to the latest report from a research firm Gartner, in the fourth quarter of 2014 ending December, Apple managed to sell more smartphones than its main rival, Samsung. This allowed the company from Cupertino to become the largest smartphone maker in the world. As to the numbers, Apple sold as many as 74.8 million iPhone units and the South Korean manufacturer - 73 million smartphones. Apple got the market share of 20.4%, while the share of Samsung was equal to 19.9%.


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Wednesday, March 4th, 2015. 13:00

Samsung Announces Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge



Samsung has just announced its two new flagships, namely, Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. This happened at the annual conference called Mobile World Congress. Both devices are thinner and lighter than their predecessors, moreover, they feature new metal and glass bodies, better cameras and serious hardware improvements. And yes, in terms of design, they look very similar to the iPhone 6.


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Monday, March 2nd, 2015. 13:49

Top 10 Stories of the Week



It is Sunday today, which means I have to tell you about the most interesting posts of the last seven days. If you’re not tired of reading Apple-related news, let’s take a look at the articles worth your attention right now.


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Sunday, March 1st, 2015. 19:51

iPhone 5c Explodes in Man's Pocket, Apple to Conduct Investigation



Right on a Valentine’s Day, an iPhone exploded in the pocket of a man from Long Island causing second and third degree burns of the man’s skin and ruining all his plans for the holiday. Because of such an accident, a man was taken to a burn unit of the local hospital and spent as many as ten days there.


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Sunday, March 1st, 2015. 19:38

Apple's Next-Gen iPhones to Get Force Touch - Rumors



According to the latest rumors shared by reliable insiders, Apple’s next-generation iPhone may get the support of new technology, which was first introduced in the Apple Watch and which is called Force Touch. However, contrary to the recent reports, the handset won’t boast of dual camera system.


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Sunday, March 1st, 2015. 19:32

Samsung to Produce DRAM Memory Chips for Apple and LG



According to the latest reports from Asian sources, Samsung has recently signed a deal with Apple and LG to supply these vendors with DRAM memory chips. These advanced chips will be used in the production of the next-generation iPhone called presumably the iPhone 6s as well as in the LG G4, sources claim. The worth of the deal remains unknown, however, we may assume that it is close to billions of dollars.


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Thursday, February 26th, 2015. 1:18