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Two iPhones with Curved Screens to Be Released in 2014





According to the latest rumors, Apple is now working on brand new iPhones with curved glass screen covers, large displays and sensors that are capable of determining how much pressure is applied to touch screen. Sources claim we shall see another two iPhone versions is 2014, however, this information is unconfirmed.


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Monday, November 11th, 2013. 23:07

iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c Attract Fewer Early Upgraders - Survey



iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c, as predicted, attract fewer early upgraders in comparison with the last-year iPhone 5 and previous models. What that means is that people owning an iPhone 5 are unlikely to change it for 5s or 5c. And that makes sense, I guess.


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Sunday, November 10th, 2013. 20:30

Apple Showed Interest in Acquiring BlackBerry Patents, But Got Refusal



Apple, along with Microsoft, Lenovo, Cisco and Google, showed interest in acquiring parts of BlackBerry Ltd, Reuters report. You see, the company holds a wide number of patents that are worth about $1 to $3 billion. These patents will surely be helpful for competitive smartphone manufacturers and Apple in particular.


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Saturday, November 9th, 2013. 21:48

Apple Admits Some iPhone 5s Units have Faulty Batteries



Apple has confirmed that some of the iPhone 5s owners may be experiencing problems with their new smartphones. The issues deal with battery performance of the device. Because of the manufacturing error, Apple’s new flagship may suffer from reduced battery life.


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Wednesday, October 30th, 2013. 20:07

Live Blog: presenting new iPad and iPad Mini



That's all.

"These amazing products are great examples of the type of innovation that only Apple can deliver."


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Apple Launches First Gold iPhone 5s TV Ad



Apple has released its first TV ad for the new flagship iPhone 5s. This is pretty much the same video that was first shown at the launch of the high-end smartphone is September. It is a bit changed and shortened though.

Similar to the flow of the "plastic perfected" TV ad Apple launched last month for iPhone 5c, the new 5s spot depicts a phone materializing out of a liquid material.

The clip is 30 seconds long and is accompanied with a song called "Ohh La La” by Goldfrapp - an English glam rock band.

You may take a look at the new gold iPhone 5s ad below. What do you think about it? Leave your comments below the article.




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Monday, October 21st, 2013. 18:40

Sharp to Start Production of IGZO LCD Panels for Smartphones Soon



Sharp will start production of IGZO displays for smartphones at its Kameyama Plant Number 2 by the end of this year. This means that the next generation iPhone as well as the iPad and iPad mini may get a new and a lot better screen - especially since Sharp says it will continue working on IGZO technology in order to use it in production of displays for tablets, notebooks and other portable devices.

Here’s what DigiTimes reports:

Using 8G glass substrates, Sharp will be the first company in the world to achieve commercial production of high-definition LCD panels for smartphones, the company said. The highly efficient production levels achievable with 8G glass substrates will be made possible by an optimized production process as well as by IGZO technology's ability to enable smaller thin-film transistors and increased light transmittance.




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Saturday, October 19th, 2013. 17:55

Apple's Cutting iPhone 5c Production - Rumor



According to Reuters and The Wall Street Journal, Apple has asked its two main suppliers - Pegatron and Hon Hai - to cut the production of the iPhone 5c in the fourth quarter. Moreover, there’s some information connected with the Apple’s new flagship that can be found in one of the reports.


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Wednesday, October 16th, 2013. 20:21

iPhone and iPad Hold 14% of Samsung's Home Market



Samsung devices are extremely popular in South Korea. Well, this is much due to the fact that one of the world’s biggest smartphone and tablet manufacturer is actually based in this country. Nevertheless, according to the latest research conducted by mobile industry analyst firm Flurry, Apple’s iPhone and iPad still hold about 14% of the market here.


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Tuesday, October 15th, 2013. 19:07

Survey Reveals that the iPhone 5s Takes Nearly 64% of Apple's Smartphone Sales



You probably know that the new Apple’s flagship - iPhone 5s - is currently outselling its plastic counterpart - iPhone 5c. According to a poll, conducted by Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) in September, the 5s has taken nearly 70% of Apple's overall smartphone sales.


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Monday, October 14th, 2013. 19:21

New iPhone Trade-In Program has been Launched at U.K. Retail Stores



Back in late August, Apple began an iPhone trade-in program in the U.S. retail stores. Now it has become available for the customers across the U.K. If you’re interested in details, read this article to the end.


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Monday, October 14th, 2013. 19:14

Best Buy will Soon Announce Another Trade-In Offer for Those Who Want to Buy an iPhone



Best Buy is sure to announce another trade-in program for iPhone 5s and 5c customers on Friday, October 11th, TechnoBuffalo reports. If the information obtained by the site reporters is true, the offer will be launched October 13th.


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Thursday, October 10th, 2013. 19:44

iPhone 5s and 5c are Expected to be Launched in 50 New Countries by November 1st



Apple will expand international availability of its iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c. By November 1st, the handsets will be shipped to 51 new locales worldwide. The list of countries that are expected to receive Apple smartphones on October 25th looks as follows:


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iPhone 5s May Increase Apple's Gross Margins up to 40% in the Coming Quarters



iPhone 5s is a very successful device in both U.S. and international markets. In fact, it is so much popular among the customers that can possibly help the company from Cupertino boost the gross margins to incredible 40%. Well, this is at least what Maynard Um of Wells Fargo Securities predicts (via AppleInsider).


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Wednesday, October 9th, 2013. 1:05

The New iPhone 5s is the Top Selling Device in the U.S. Market



According to the latest Canaccord report, Apple’s iPhone 5s is the top smartphone sold at all U.S. carriers. The plastic iPhone 5c comes in the second or third place, depending on a particular carrier.


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Tuesday, October 8th, 2013. 18:27