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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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Samsung Galaxy S7 to Feature Pressure-Sensitive Display and Other New Features



According to the latest report from The Wall Street Journal, both Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge will feature a pressure-sensitive display similar to the one iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus have. Moreover, new flagship devices may be equipped with new USB-C posts supporting fast charging as well as better cameras optimized for low-light photography. On top of that, the South Korean tech giant is reportedly planning to add a retina scanner to the next generation of its premium smartphones. In terms of design, both handsets are expected to resemble the Galaxy S6.


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Monday, December 14th, 2015. 20:29

Apple Reduces Price of iPhone 5s by Nearly Half in India



In an attempt to lure more customers and make Apple products more popular, Apple has just reduced the iPhone 5s price in India by nearly a half. Previously, the iPhone 5s price was equal to 44,500 Rupees (about $665) and currently customers can get it for 24,999 Rupees (about $370), which is a good discount.


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Monday, December 14th, 2015. 20:13

Apple Working on Its Own GPU - Rumor



According to the latest report shared by Fudzilla.com, Apple is currently working on a new GPU for its portable devices. The development of the new hardware component has begun several years ago, sources claim, so it may be at its final stage at the moment.


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Friday, December 11th, 2015. 19:24

Top 10 Stories of the Week



It is Sunday today, which means it’s high time I told you about the most interesting posts of the past seven days. Most of the articles this week deal with Apple’s long-awaited 4-inch iPhone that is expected to become something like a copy of the iPhone 5s. There are also some articles that deal with the Apple TV, iPad Pro and the Apple Watch.


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Sunday, December 6th, 2015. 22:24

20% of US Customers Prefer 4-inch Smartphones - Survey



According to the latest report from a research firm Piper Jaffray, 20% of customers in the United States of America prefer a 4-inch smartphone form factor. What this means is that Apple may indeed release a second-generation iPhone 5s with a new A9 processor, NFC, Touch ID fingerprint sensor and a number of other new features.


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Sunday, December 6th, 2015. 20:15

More Buyers Opt for Larger iPhones, More Android Users Switch to iPhones - CIRP



According to a research firm Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP), 37% of iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus buyers have purchased the 5.5-inch model. If to compare the results of this year with those of 2014, we may see that the number of users choosing the iPhone with a larger display has grown substantially over the past 12 months. Last year, 25% of customers decided to purchase the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus, so the increase is equal to 12%.

If to speak about the number of users who switched from rival platforms, Google’s Android in particular, it has changed as well. The share of former Android users accounted for 26% and this is a new record. Last year, it was equal to 12% and in 2013 it made 23% of iPhone 5s purchasers.


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Thursday, December 3rd, 2015. 17:06

Apple to Release iPhone 6c with 'Colorful Metal Body' in February - Rumor



According to the latest report shared by Chinese insiders close to Foxconn, Apple may soon unveil the smaller iPhone with colorful metal body. In particular, the sources believe the company may announce the smartphone dubbed as the iPhone 6c in January and start selling it in February. This new device will get the support of Touch ID fingerprint sensor, but lack the support of 3D Touch technology used in the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus released this fall. As to the price of this mysterious device, it is expected to be around $500-600.


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Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015. 15:18

Apple Releases Two New iPhone 6s Ads [Video]



Apple has recently released two new iPhone 6s commercials called “Ridiculously Powerful” and “Hey Siri”. Both short ads are part of Apple’s "The only thing that's changed is everything" campaign. They focus our attention on the latest smartphone manufactured by Apple and reveal its key features that may be used for performing a wide range of tasks. The commercials are available on Apple’s official YouTube channel as well as on our website. Enjoy!


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Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015. 14:58