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iOS 10 Adoption Reaches 48.16% - Mixpanel





According to the latest report from a research firm Mixpanel, the iOS 10 adoption rate has reached 48.16%. Even though the latest firmware version has overtaken iOS 9 as the operating system installed on most active devices, 47.79% of users still utilize the previous version on their devices.


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Thursday, September 29th, 2016. 13:22

iPhone 7 Camera Beats Its Rivals - DxO



According to the latest report shared by image quality specialists from DxO, the camera embedded in the iPhone 7 is better than the one the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus have. The iPhone 7 scored 86 points, whereas the 6s and 6s Plus managed to get 82 and 84 points respectively.


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Wednesday, September 28th, 2016. 15:08

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Apple Releases Second macOS Sierra 10.12.1 Beta to Developers



Apple has released the second beta of macOS Sierra 10.12.1 to developers for testing. The update contains numerous bug fixes along with security, stability, and performance enhancements for all compatible Mac computers. The build number of today’s update is 16B2333a.

The macOS Sierra 10.12.1 update improves the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac.

If you have a compatible Mac and a developer account, you can download and install the latest beta right now. You can get additional information about the update on Apple’s website for developers.

It is currently unknown what new features Apple has added to macOS Sierra 10.12.1. The release date remains unknown as well. Stay tuned for more updates on the issue.




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Wednesday, September 28th, 2016. 12:03

Apple to Announce Financial Results in Q4 on October 27th



According to the latest post on Apple’s investor news webpage, the company will officially announce its financial results in the fourth fiscal quarter of 2016 on October 27th. The conference call and the earnings report will, among other things, help us understand whether the start of iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus sales in the USA and other countries was successful and whether the demand for these devices is strong.


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Tuesday, September 27th, 2016. 10:03

Apple Plans to Improve Apple Watch Health Tracking Features



According to the latest report from people familiar with the matter, Apple is currently working on expanding the health and fitness-tracking functionality of watchOS on the Apple Watch. In particular, the company is developing a new sleep and heart rate monitoring apps for the wearable device. Apart from that, Apple wants to substantially improve the functionality of HealthKit and the Health app. The company reportedly plans to make the HealthKit platform a “tool that improves diagnoses”; this includes engaging professional doctors and sharing the patients’ data with them.


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Monday, September 26th, 2016. 17:02

Top 10 Stories of the Week



It is Sunday today, which means it is high time I told you about the most popular posts of the last couple of days.

Most of the articles this week are connected with the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, new versions of iOS 10 and macOS Sierra as well as jailbreak and security flaws of the latest firmware version.


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Sunday, September 25th, 2016. 11:46

Apple Releases iOS 10.0.2 with Several Bug Fixes



Apple has released iOS 10.0.2 with a number of bug fixes to users worldwide. In particular, the update resolves an issue with headphone audio controls not working, Photos app quitting when enabling iCloud Photo Library, and some app extensions not turning on. iOS 10.0.2 is recommended for all users of compatible iPhones, iPads, and iPod touch units.


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Saturday, September 24th, 2016. 9:36

Apple Starts Testing First Amazon Echo Competitor Prototypes - Bloomberg



According to the latest report from Bloomberg, Apple has begun testing first prototypes of the rumored Amazon Echo and Google Home competitor. The mysterious device reportedly features an advanced microphone and speaker system for Siri. It can be used to control different smart home appliances and, on top of that, help with things like looking for information on the Internet, listening to music, making purchases etc. Unlike all modern gadgets, the device will utilize voice commands to interact with users and perform its tasks. Moreover, there may be some other sensors, like those used for facial recognition and movement detection.


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Friday, September 23rd, 2016. 17:59

Apple Releases Public Betas of macOS 10.12.1 and iOS 10.1



Apple has released first betas of macOS Sierra 10.12.1 and iOS 10.1 to public testers. Both software versions contain several bug fixes and minor improvements aimed at making macOS and iOS more stable and efficient. The latter one also features a new Portrait camera mode for the iPhone 7 Plus. Apple has seeded new public betas one day after the release of the developer builds.

If you have a compatible device and an account of the public software tester, you can download, install, and test macOS Sierra 10.12.1 and iOS 10.1 right now. However, if you expect to see new features or any other major changes, there’s no need to do this. Apple hasn’t yet included anything particularly interesting to the updates.

Stay tuned for more news on macOS Sierra and iOS 10.




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Friday, September 23rd, 2016. 12:01

iPhone 7/7 Plus Users Complain About Poor Sound Quality While on Call



Some users are complaining about poor sound quality during phone calls on the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Most of those who complain own the 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus, however, there are some iPhone 7 users with the same problem. It is currently unknown if the problem is connected with the hardware of software. Apple hasn’t yet commented on the issue.

Hopefully, Apple will hear the users and investigate the issue. Since iOS 10.1 is already being tested by the developers and public testers, chances are, that the company will include a fix for this problem in the next update. If it is not the hardware that is faulty. In this case, the things won’t be so simple.

Apple unveiled the iPhone 7 at a media event on September 7th. Currently, the handset is available in the USA and a number of other countries.




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Thursday, September 22nd, 2016. 23:55

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iPhone 7 Component Cost is $220.80 - IHS



According to the latest report shared by IHS, it costs Apple $220.80 to produce an iPhone 7 with 32GB of storage on board. The most expensive components are the 4.7-inch LCD display and the A10 Fusion processor. One of the cheapest parts is the battery. The total cost of the handset includes direct material costs of $215.80 and conversion costs (for example, for assembly, testing etc.) of $5.


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Thursday, September 22nd, 2016. 13:49

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Apple Releases macOS Sierra to Users Worldwide



Apple has released macOS Sierra to users worldwide. The update contains a wide number of new features like Siri, Auto Unlock, Universal Clipboard, Apple Pay, improvements to Safari, Notes, and many other sections of the operating system. According to Apple, if you have a 2009 Mac computer or newer, you can upgrade to macOS right now.


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Wednesday, September 21st, 2016. 18:20

iOS 10 Adoption Rate Reaches 34% - Mixpanel



According to data shared by a research firm Mixpanel, iOS 10 is now installed on 34% of all compatible devices. Keep in mind that Apple released the new firmware version less than a week ago. 14.45% of users upgraded to iOS 10 in the first 24 hours after the release of the operating system.


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Tuesday, September 20th, 2016. 16:39

iPhone 7 Beats Galaxy Note 7 in Real-Life Speed Test [Video]



Apple’s iPhone 7 is faster than the Galaxy Note 7 in real life. The results of the recent speed test performed by PhoneBuff prove that the newly-released phone is much better at opening apps, editing videos, and keeping open games and applications active in the background.

PhoneBuff performed a test consisting of a set of typical everyday tasks. The final result of the iPhone 7 is 1 minute 40 seconds, whereas that of the Galaxy Note 7 is equal to 3 minutes 14 seconds. This difference becomes even more surprising if we take a look at the specs of both devices. Apple’s iPhone 7 features an A10 Fusion chip and 2GB of RAM, while the Galaxy Note 7 has an Exynos 8890 CPU and 4GB of RAM.

Currently, the iPhone 7 is available for purchase on several markets, while the sales of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 have been paused due to the problem with the exploding battery of the device.

 




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Monday, September 19th, 2016. 20:31

Watch These Early iPhone 7 Durability Test Videos



Both iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are now available for purchase, so YouTube is becoming full videos comparing the durability of the new model with the durability of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s released in 2014 and 2015 respectively. Below you can watch several drop, bend, and water resistance tests shot by different users.


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Sunday, September 18th, 2016. 19:41

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