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New Leaked Photos of iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C





Some new lower cost iPhone and iPhone 5S mockups leaked online. This time it’s a Vietnamese website Tinhte that is the author of the photos. This site, by the way, is famous for the pre-release Apple gadgets reviews, so I guess we can trust it.


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Sunday, August 11th, 2013. 0:44

Apple iPhone 5 and Nokia Lumia 1020: Camera Comparison



A few days ago, Nokia released a video, where claimed that the Lumia 925’s camera is a lot better than the iPhone 5’s photo sensor. What we have here today is the comparison gallery of photos taken using the Nokia Lumia 1020 and, of course, the iPhone 5. Let’s take a look.

iPhone 5

*iPhone 5 is on the left, Lumia 1020 - on the right


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Saturday, August 10th, 2013. 23:10

Apple's Lower Cost iPhone Would Have the Same 8MP Camera as iPhone 5



Looks like the Apple’s lower cost iPhone would be an iPhone 5 plastic copy. Apart from the other similar hardware solutions, it is said to get an 8-megapixel rear camera. MacRumors (with reference to a Chinese website IT168) claim that the picture below shows nothing else but a rear iPhone 5C photo sensor.


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Friday, August 2nd, 2013. 15:55

iOS vs Android Sales: Facts, Figures and Most Popular Retailers



iOS market share has grown over the past year. According to the latest Kantar research, by the end of the June quarter, Apple had 42.5% of the U.S. mobile device market, while Google with its Android - 51.5%.


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Tuesday, July 30th, 2013. 14:04

FindIt App Updated with Gmail, Google Drive and Dropbox Support



If you often have to search for something on your smartphone, then FindIt is the app you need. It lets you look for people, emails and various files stored either on your device, or on Gmail, Google Drive and Dropbox accounts.


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Apple's position on Mobile Phone Market in 2Q 2013



According to the research firm IDC, Apple's iPhone growth has decreased. The research company estimated the worldwide mobile phone sales for the second quarter of 2013. Apple showed its second lowest result over the last four years.  The figure is only of 20% year-over-year growth as compared with 52.3% growth for the entire market.  However, Apple is still the market challenger, holing the second place after Samsung. Other competitors , such a LG, Lenovo, and ZTE did not manage to reach even the 6% mark during the quarter.

Apple posted its second-lowest year-over-year iPhone growth rate in almost four years as some buyers presumably held off on iPhone purchases in advance of an expected next-generation device launch this fall. Nonetheless, the 31.2 million iPhones Apple shipped last quarter was impressive as its flagship iPhone 5 model, which has been in the market for three quarters, was faced with additional global competition in the form of Samsung's Galaxy S4 and HTC's critically-acclaimed One models. Apple's growth is likely to accelerate globally assuming it launches a lower-cost iPhone and continues to penetrate prepaid markets in the quarters to come.


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Monday, July 29th, 2013. 2:16

Welcome iPhone 5C?



According to a photo posted on WeiPhone forum, the next Apple phone will be called 'iPhone 5C'. The picture, found by Macotakara,  shows a container full of packaging material to be used for Apple's new smartphone.

Nowever, the photo cannot be claimed 100% authentic, it may just be a picture of production knockoffs. Still, according to its size, the packaging will be a little bigger than the one for previous Apple devices.

It has already been predicted by iLounge that the coming Apple's low-cost smartphone will be called iPhone 5C. It is also believed, that the device will be made of plastic only, unlike its ancestors,  iPhone 5, fifth-generation iPod touch and iPod classic. The new model will feature a 4” screen, a back similar to fifth-gen iPod touch, and a shape similar to iPod classic.

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Sunday, July 28th, 2013. 19:53

NESUnlocker - A New Tweak to Unlock Your iOS Device



There’s a new way to unlock your iPhone or iPad screen and it is called NESUnlocker. If you’re old enough to be a Ninetendo console fan, this old-school tweak for the smartphone or tablet is the thing you’ve always dreamed about.


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Sunday, July 28th, 2013. 13:37

Cut the Rope for iOS Updated



Do you often play games on your smartphone or tablet? I do from time to time. And one of my favorite - Cut the Rope - has been updated on Friday. That’s great. Now it can boast of improved physics, new levels and an amazing new character. Here’s the official description from the App Store:


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Another Alleged Lower Cost iPhone Photo



Another photo of the alleged lower cost iPhone appeared on Friday on the Chinese microblogging site Weibo. This time it seems to be a fully assembled device with all the required legal notices on the rear shell.


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Written by Andrey

Saturday, July 27th, 2013. 15:09

Apple Wins a 'Brand of the Year' Award



Harris Interactive, a marketing research firm, gave Apple the title of “Brand of the Year” in three categories - Computers, Tablets and Smartphones, VentureBeat reports.


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Friday, July 26th, 2013. 14:14

Will Barak Obama veto iPhone and iPad import ban?



Last June ITC issued an order to ban Apple from importing its older products. The ITC discovered that Apple infringed on a Samsung patent related to cellular technology in AT&T models of the 3GS and 4 as well as with the iPad 1 and 2 3G models.
The ban will go in effect on August 5th. Although there is still hope that President Obama vetoes the ban. Considering that he did not do that over the last decade, the ban is unlikely to be cancelled.
It was the Verizon Lawyer Randal Milch who asked President Obama to veto the ITC ban.


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Written by Lizzen

Friday, July 26th, 2013. 1:39

Apple's Patent for Another Invention



According to the US Patent and Trademark Office, Apple has filed another patent. Or, to be more precise, it has already got the patent for its would-be invention. This time it’s a new technology that is said to make you phone battery life much longer.


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Thursday, July 25th, 2013. 18:05

Apple is EA's biggest retail partner



According to EA quarterly report, Apple has become the company's biggest retail partner.  EA gained more money through Apple than any other single partner. It's revenue from smartphones and tablets reached  $90  million , although it was not specified how much of that was exclusive to iOS.

The Simpsons: Tapped Out had the highest quarterly profit and the last three quarters were more prosperous than any other previous quarters. Other games like Real Racing 3 also gained quite a lot of money as well. The racing game boasts 45 million downloads and averages 2 million daily users.


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Written by Lizzen

Thursday, July 25th, 2013. 0:30

AT&T is bringing 4G to new markets



It was announced today that since now 7 markets will be boasting 4G LTE thanks to AT&T new program. The American carrier has already covered 336 with this new technology.  Four of the newly launching  markets were announced before as coming by the "end of the summer."
This is the list of the 7 lucky markets
●Vallejo-Vacaville, CA (420,757)
●New London County, CT (274,170)
●Merced, CA (262,305) (July 24, 2013) [Pre-announced]
●Sussex County, DE (200,330)
●Columbia, MO (168,535) [Pre-announced]
●Troy, AL (18,033) [Pre-announced]
●Greenville, AL (7,228) [Pre-announced]

52 new markets were coved by the carrier in June and 44 new markets in July and there are about 400 markets all over the world yet to establish 4G LTE.
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Written by Lizzen

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013. 23:34