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iPhone 6s Plus Tops List of Best Performance Smartphones in 2015





According to the Performance Ranking Report shared by Antutu, Apple’s iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus are the most efficient smartphones of 2015. These handsets easily beat all the rivals including Huawei Mate 8, Meizu Pro 5, Samsung Galaxy Note 5, Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus and a number of other flagship devices. Both Apple-branded handsets scored more than 130000 points in the Antutu Benchmark 6.0. Just for you to compare, the closest rival, which is Huawei Mate 8, scored only 92746 points.


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Thursday, January 14th, 2016. 15:17

Apple Denies Rumor About Development of App for iPhone to Android Switchers



Earlier this week, a rumor appeared on the Internet suggesting that Apple was developing a special tool for Android switchers. The tool was supposed to be used to transfer contacts, messages, music, videos etc. from a compatible iPhone to an Android phone. The rumor was shared by The Telegraph and became quite popular among the reporters writing tech news.

In reality, Apple doesn’t plan to develop any tools for people switching from iPhones to Android devices. Apple spokesperson denied the rumor and claimed the company is focused only on those who switch from Google’s Android to iOS. This is the usual practice for large smartphone manufacturers.


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Tuesday, January 12th, 2016. 11:33

9 Years Ago, First-Gen iPhone Was Introduced [Video]



Nine years ago, Apple CEO Steve Jobs introduced a thing that changed the entire world. This thing was the iPhone. The big event took place on January 9th, 2007 at Macworld.

The original iPhone could feature a 3.5-inch touchscreen, 4GB, 8GB or 16GB of storage on board and a 2-megapixel camera and was a revolutionary device. Over 6 million iPhones of this generation were sold during the years of manufacture.

Since that time, many things have changed, but Apple’s iPhone still remains one of the most popular smartphones ever manufactured. Its design and functionality make this device the choice of millions of customers from all over the world.

Below you can take a look at the media event dedicated to the first-generation iPhone. Hope you’ll have a good time watching it!




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Sunday, January 10th, 2016. 22:00

Apple Files Patent For ‘Mobile Camera System’ for Optical Zoom



Apple has recently filed a patent for “Mobile Camera System,” a technology that may in future allow iPhone owners utilize optical zoom with the help of multiple cameras on the device. This sounds like a good idea as many people take hundreds of images using their smartphones on a regular basis, that’s why they need a decent camera capable of capturing things that are quite far away.


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Friday, January 8th, 2016. 17:04

Take a Look at This New iPhone 6c Concept [Images]



As it was already reported, Apple may be currently working on a new smaller 4-inch iPhone called presumably the iPhone 6c. The handset is expected to be unveiled in the first half of the year and get a number of useful features.

As rumors heat up the interest, designers start to create concepts showing possible designs of the device. One of such concepts shared by Ferry Passchier reveals an aluminum handset based on the look of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s, but with colorful back panels.


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Monday, January 4th, 2016. 11:22

Apple Increases iPhone and iPad Prices in Germany



Apple has slightly increased the prices of several iPhone and iPad models in Germany to comply with the changes to copyright laws that took effect on January 1st. The smartphones sold through Apple’s official online store in this country now cost 5 euros more compared with the prices for December 31st, 2015 and the tablets cost 8 euros more.


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Sunday, January 3rd, 2016. 21:06

iPhone 7 Plus to Feature 256GB Storage Option and 3,100 mAh Battery



According to the latest report from Chinese insiders, the iPhone 7 Plus may get a 256GB storage option as well as larger 3,100 mAh battery. These two things will reportedly differentiate the larger 5.5-inch handset from the smaller 4.7-inch model, the iPhone 7. The report comes from a website called MyDrivers, which can’t be called a very reliable source of information because of inconsistent rumors it shared in the past, however, the specs mentioned in this report are plausible and even long-awaited.


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Sunday, January 3rd, 2016. 20:49

iPhone 6c to Get A9 Processor, 2GB of RAM, Better Battery and More - Rumors



According to the latest report from MyDrivers, the long-awaited iPhone 6c that is expected to be released in the first half of 2016 may be equipped with Apple’s A9 processor and 2GB of RAM. Apart from that, the handset will reportedly feature a larger 1642 mAh battery, Touch ID fingerprint sensor and a slightly curved display with the resolution of 1136x640 pixels. In terms of design, the 4-inch device will resemble the iPhone 5s released in 2013.


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Wednesday, December 30th, 2015. 21:55

iPhone 6s and 6s Plus Shipments Are Lower than Expected



iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus shipments in the fourth quarter of 2015 are lower that it was originally expected. As noted by DigiTimes reporters, the shipments are 5-10% lower, which indicates that despite strong demand for both handsets during the holiday season, the number of people buying iPhones has decreased this year.


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Wednesday, December 30th, 2015. 21:08

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iPhone 7 to Become Waterproof and Feature New Body?



A report from DigiTimes citing reliable Asian sources indicates that the iPhone 7 may become the first waterproof iPhone since the launch of the original iPhone in 2007. The device may also be manufactured out of “new compound materials” to hide the antenna cutouts on the back panel. A Taiwanese firm called Catcher Technology will likely remain the main chassis supplier for the upcoming handset, the sources add. The company will produce about 30-35% of iPhone 7 chassis.


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Wednesday, December 30th, 2015. 20:59

Apple’s iPhone Dominates Holiday Sales in 2015 - Charts



According to the latest report from a research firm called Flurry Analytics, Apple continued to dominate the holiday sales in 2015. 49.1% of new handsets purchased and activated during the holiday period turned out to be iPhones.


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Tuesday, December 29th, 2015. 17:51

Buying A Second Hand iPhone: Tips and Tricks



A lot of people prefer buying pre-owned iPhones. On the one hand, such devices are much cheaper than new, although offer the exact same functionality. On the other hand, however, a previously used iPhone may be physically damaged as well as locked by carrier and/or iCloud, so it is always good to know what to check before purchasing a second hand iPhone. Below you will find some useful tips.


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Monday, December 28th, 2015. 21:37

Apple Seeks Additional $179 Million in Supplemental Damages from Samsung



Three weeks ago, Apple received $548,176,477 from Samsung as a compensation for patent infringements. Last week, the Cupertino-based tech giant requested another $179 million in supplemental damages and $1,192,490 in interest payments, so looks like Samsung has a new problem to solve.


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Monday, December 28th, 2015. 21:04

Apple Working on Better iPhone and iPad Displays at Secret Taiwan Plant



According to the latest report from Bloomberg reporters, Apple may be currently working on new thinner and brighter displays for the next generations for its smartphones and tablets at a secret Taiwan-based factory. The reporters claim the company has opened a special laboratory in Longtan with at least 50 employees focusing their attention on making the iPhone and iPad display thinner and more energy-efficient. To achieve this goal, the engineers are experimenting with organic light-emitting diodes.


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Tuesday, December 15th, 2015. 16:38

iPhone Sales to Drop Next Year - Morgan Stanley Analyst



According to the latest report from Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty, the iPhone sales may drop next year for the first time ever. The number of iPhones sold in fiscal 2016 may fall by about 6% and make only 218 million units. The calendar 2016 may demonstrate the 2.9% fall and 247 million iPhone units sold to customers.


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Monday, December 14th, 2015. 20:47

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