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China Mobile to Start Accepting Pre-Orders for Apple’s iPhone 5s and 5c on Thursday





According to the latest rumors, world’s largest carrier - China Mobile - will start accepting pre-orders for Apple’s iPhone 5s and 5c as soon as this Thursday. As to the date of the official launch, it is set for late December. At least this is what AppleInsider reports.


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Written by Nick Tarasenko

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013. 2:28

Apple’s Smartphones Occupy Nearly Half of US Market



According to the latest research conducted by analytics firm comScore, Apple’s smartphones occupy nearly a half of the US market. Samsung, the main rival of the company from Cupertino, is currently on the second place. Its share continues to grow, well, just like the Apple’s one.


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Saturday, December 7th, 2013. 0:44

Apple Finally Signed Deal with China Mobile



Apple has finally signed a deal with the world’s largest carrier - China Mobile. What that means is that very soon, probably on December, 18th, all the iPhone fans from China will be able to purchase their beloved device on contract.


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Friday, December 6th, 2013. 2:11

President Barack Obama is Not Allowed to Use Apple’s iPhone?



Do you know that President Barack Obama is not allowed to use Apple’s iPhone? According to what he has recently told journalists, the reason for this is that the gadget is not safe enough. The only device that fits the safety requirements of the Secret Service is an unknown handset manufactured by BlackBerry in 2007, AppleInsider reports.


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Friday, December 6th, 2013. 1:53

HondaLink Apps and Display Audio Interface to Boost iOS Car Integration



Honda has recently updated its HondaLink apps for iOS, namely Connect App, Navigation App, Aha App and Launcher App. The reason for such update is the new Honda Civic launch. This car, by the way, is one of the first ever that features deep integration with Apple’s iPhone 5, 5s, and 5c. Apart from that, it can boast of a brand new Display Audio interface, which resembles that of modern smartphones.


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Wednesday, December 4th, 2013. 21:11

Kindle Fire HDX Ad Mocking iPad Air and Jony Ive



It’s something like a new trend: companies that create tablets, smartphones and other mobile devices release ads, where their gadgets are compared with Apple’s iPads, iPhones etc. Well, that’s not a crime, but what is the reason for mocking iPad Air and Jony Ive?

As you might have guessed, somebody has filmed another short clip to make fun of Apple. But this time it’s not Microsoft, it’s Amazon.


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Written by Nick Tarasenko

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013. 2:21

50% of People Buying iPhone 5c’s are Those Who Previously Owned Android Device



About 50% of people buying iPhone 5c’s are those who previously owned an Android device, Kantar Worldpanel ComTech reports. Apart from that, the research group has published some other facts and figures connected with plastic iPhone sales. Take a look at them below.


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Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013. 2:01

76% of All Devices Sold in Japan in October Were iPhones



Apple’s iPhone has always been extremely popular in Japan. But nobody expected that iPhone 5s and 5c could make more than 75% of sales in this country. Well, if to believe the latest data, as many as 76% of all the devices sold in Japan in October were iPhones.


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Saturday, November 30th, 2013. 23:51

Another Touch ID Patent Granted to Apple



Another patent that deals with Touch ID was granted to the company from Cupertino. It explains how gestures could be identified by the fingerprint sensor and used for navigation through various apps and menus.


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Tuesday, November 26th, 2013. 23:47

Apple Looking for Reuse (Trade-In) Worldwide Program Manager



According to the latest job listings posted on Apple’s official website, the company from Cupertino is currently looking for a Reuse (Trade-In) Worldwide Program Manager. This person will be responsible for managing “all current world wide programs, developing and implementing programs in emerging markets”.


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Sunday, November 24th, 2013. 20:29

Apple Announces Unlocked iPhone 5s Availability in 1-2 Weeks



Apple on Friday started offering unlocked, SIM-free iPhone 5s units with shipping estimates of 1-2 weeks. For you to compare - those who decide to purchase the device on contract have to wait for about 3-5 weeks. As to the prices, they’re just the same for both SIM-free and locked smartphones. The iPhone 5s with 16GB of memory on board is available for $649; for the model with 32GB and 64GB of memory one will have to pay extra $100 or $200 respectively.


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Written by Nick Tarasenko

Sunday, November 24th, 2013. 2:11

White House Plans to Ban Phone Unlocking While Claiming to Support It



According to secret documents leaked by WikiLeaks not long ago, the White House has been in talks with other countries to make phone unlocking illegal by international law. And it is rather strange since in public the US government supports those who struggle for the legalization of unlocking.


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Wednesday, November 20th, 2013. 22:13

Apple Allowing Trade-Ins for Water Damaged iPhones



The company from Cupertino has recently changed its Reuse and Recycling Program policies. From now on, customers can trade in their water damaged iPhones and a number of other devices.


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Tuesday, November 19th, 2013. 13:30

Japan Is One of Apple’s Hottest Markets



Japan has recently become one of the Apple’s hottest markets. The number of iPhones, iPads and other devices sold here grows rapidly from year to year.


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Tuesday, November 12th, 2013. 22:54

More and More People Choose iPhones Instead of Android Devices



More people have changed their Android smartphone for iPhone this year than in 2012, Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) reports. For more details - take a look at the chart below and read this article up to the end.


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Written by Nick Tarasenko

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013. 0:04