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Gold iPhone 5S Shown Next to Black and White iPhone 5





Some new photos showing the widely rumored gold iPhone 5S next to the black and white iPhone 5 leaked online. This time it’s a side-by-side comparison with the current smartphone version.


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Written by Andrey

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013. 19:31

iPhone 5C to make Apple the market leader in China



According to Katy Huberty, analyst from Morgan Stanley, Apple may become market leader on Chinese smartphone market thanks to iPhone 5C launch.

The report of the analyst is based on recent AlphaWise survey among 2,000 Chinese mobile phone owners.

Have a look at the findings:

Consumers' interest rate in iPhone will remain high is Cupertino company continues its high-end strategy

● 23% of potential smartphone buyers are ready to purchase the iPhone. The figure has risen from 19% in January 2013.
● Apple gets a higher brand-loyalty rate than any other smartphone producer.


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Written by Lizzen

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013. 16:44

Coming iPhones will be shipped in early September



According to WSJ, Apple has asked Hon Hai to ship both iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S in early September.

The shipping plans suggest that two new iPhone models could be launched as soon as next month, pointing to a strategy shift as Apple attempts to regain its momentum in the smartphone market. The company hasn't previously announced different iPhone models around the same time. Apple's suppliers in Asia started mass-producing components in June for both a standard iPhone featuring a metal casing and a lower-cost version, people who work at those companies said.


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Written by Lizzen

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013. 23:03

A study finds differences between iPhone and Samsung buyers



According to recent research performed by the Consumer Intelligence Research Partners, iPhone buyers are younger, wealthier, and more educated than Samsung buyers.

It is also stated in the report that in the year 2013 20% of iPhone customers switched from Android, while the figure of those who forsook iPhone for Samsung is only 7%.

The key figures of the report:

● 42% of Apple's U.S. customers between July 2012 and June 2013 were upgrading from another iPhone
● 43% of Samsung's customers had previously owned an Android phone, but not necessarily one made by Samsung
● 37% of Samsung buyers were upgrading from so-called feature phones, the figure for Apple is only 26%
● Among brand-switchers, Samsung took from Apple 11%, while Apple gained three times as many(33%)
● Among these switchers, Samsung drew customers from HTC, Motorola (GOOG), and Nokia (NOK), while Apple took mostly from Blackberry (BBRY)

Have a look at the charts to find out some new figures.


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Written by Lizzen

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013. 22:36

3-in-1 iPhone lens kit for $25 only



Folks looking to increase their iPhone photography skills might want to take a look at this lens kit deal going on over at Stack Social is offering a new lens kit for those who want to improve the iPhone photography. The 3-in-1 iPhone lens package can be purchased at a good discount.

The kit includes three types of lenses: fisheye, wide-angle, and macro. The best ting is that the price is three times lower. So you have a great possibility to buy the kit for $25 instead of $70 or $80.


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Written by Lizzen

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013. 17:40

Apple's Sure to Release a Gold iPhone 5S



TechCrunch has recently confirmed that the gold iPhone 5S is not just a rumor, but a real device, which will be released this fall. This means that on September 10th we may see not only the traditional black and white Apple smartphones, but also a new one with gold, or as they say, “champagne” rear shell.


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Written by Andrey

Monday, August 19th, 2013. 16:40

iPhone 5S to Feature a Golden Back Shell and 128GB of Memory?



KGI Securities expert Ming-Chi Kuo claims that the new iPhone 5S will be available in gold and have 128GB of memory on board. Combined with the latest product parts leaks, his words seem to make sense:

We also forecast the new model will add a new look, a golden casing, and a new option for larger 128GB storage, to offer greater differentiation from iPhone 5.


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Written by Andrey

Friday, August 16th, 2013. 23:52

Best Buy Offers a $200 Gift Card for Your Old iPhone 4S



Best Buy has launched another trade in program. This time the America’s biggest consumer electronics retailer offers a $200 gift card for all those who trade in their working iPhone 4S and a $100 card for those who decide to get rid of their iPhone 4.


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Written by Andrey

Friday, August 16th, 2013. 0:12

App Store's Still Number One in Revenue, Google Play's the Second



Apple’s App Store revenue still remains higher than the Google Play’s revenue. Although the Google’s store has had a substantial increase in growth over the past six months, the company from Cupertino still makes more money on selling apps.


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Wednesday, August 14th, 2013. 20:51

Leaked Phtos of iPhone 5C's Volume Rockers



Sonny Dickson, an Australian writer, has posted some photos of what can possibly be the new lower cost plastic iPhone’s volume rockers on his website. The buttons differ in color -  there’re green, yellow, red and blue ones to match the iPhone 5C's back shell, which is also said to be painted these colors.


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Written by Andrey

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013. 18:01

iPhone 5 explosion nearly cost a woman her eyesight



According to ZDNet, an explosion of iPhone 5 caused an injury.  A Chinese woman nearly lost her eyesight when the explosed smartphone sent debris into her eye.

According to a report published by Da Lian Evening News on Friday, the injured woman whose family name is Li arrived at her workplace and was on the phone with her friend when she felt the screen growing very warm against her cheek. At that time, she had been on the phone for 40 minutes. When she looked at the device to check it, Li then discovered the touchscreen was not responding when she tried to end the call. After a few more tries, the screen exploded. Li said she felt some debris shooting into her eyes. "I could not open my eyes," she recalled. Her colleagues rushed her to the hospital where the doctor found her eyeball red and inflamed, and identified a scratch mark which suggested an object had scratched it.

According to the information, Li had previously dropped her iPhone on the top right corner leaving a small notch. In this very corner the explosion  happened.

Da Lian Evening News was informed by Apple customer service that this incident will be investigated to find out whether it covers with warranty or not.




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Written by Lizzen

Monday, August 12th, 2013. 15:40

Roku App for iOS Got the Update



Roku is a streaming player that allows you to watch photos and videos taken using your iPhone, listen to music etc. on your TV. All you need is a Roku multimedia console, an iOS device and a Roku app installed on your smartphone or tablet. This application is available on the App Store and it has been updated recently with the ability to stream your favorite videos to the large TV screen.


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eleMount for your iPhone, iPad



EleMount is an all aluminum mount for the iPhone, iPad, and other mobile devices.

With the help of this CNC machined mount you can put  your favorite device wherever you want. Last but not the least, the design of the pedestal is elegant and modern. The elePads inserted into the base of the mount sticks to any flat surface, which the other holds your device of any size or generation, even if it is in a protective case. The eleMount base has a 1/4" 20 thread hidden there. You can connect it to tripods for improved smartphone photography and videography.
“With eleMount, I aimed to raise the bar for mobile device mounts, leaving bulky plastic design behind and using only the most premium materials and production processes to create the most beautiful, versatile and easy-to-use mount available today,” said Jose Sanchez, designer of eleMount. “Using precise CNC machinery to manufacture eleMount wasn’t cheap, but the resulting design and finish were well worth it. eleMount is in a category of its own and deserves to hold up our most prized gear.”


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Written by Lizzen

Monday, August 12th, 2013. 1:40

ITC bans older Samsung devices



The International Trade Commission ruled that some older Samsung devices will receive an import ban for infringing on Apple patents.

The import band can be eliminated within 60 days by President's veto, so President Obama has possibility to veto the ban as he did with Apple's one. Among Samsung devices that infringe the patent of  scrolling behavior and headphone jacks, there are many launched in 2010/2011, such as the Galaxy S 4G, Fascinate, Captivate, Galaxy Tab, and Galaxy Tab 10.1.


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Written by Lizzen

Sunday, August 11th, 2013. 18:53

Apple Will Show Us Its Next iPhone on September 10th



Apple will show us its new iPhone on September 10th, AllThingsD reports. As to the iPad and iPad mini release dates, they’re still under the question. Anyway, here’s what the source says about the smartphone:


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Written by Andrey

Sunday, August 11th, 2013. 16:26