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What’s Inside of Apple’s Lightning to 3.5mm Jack Adapter?





The iFixit team has recently posted a teardown of Apple’s cheapest product ever. This is the new Lightning to 3.5mm jack adapter that comes with the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. The teardown and X-Ray images of the adapter reveal that it contains a number of components including a chip with both DAC and ADC responsible for audio quality as well as an amplifier. Unfortunately, the manufacturer of the chip remains unknown, all we have is the model part number.


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Friday, October 7th, 2016. 21:21

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Apple Seeds iOS 10.1 Beta 2 to Public Testers



Apple has released the second beta of iOS 10.1 to public testers. The release comes one day after the release of the same build to developers.

The update contains a number of bug fixes and stability improvements. In particular, Apple has fixed an issue causing the Notes app quit unexpectedly. The company also recommends the users who face the problem go to Settings - iCloud, disable and then enable the Notes once again. This should help.

iOS 10.1 brought the long-awaited ‘Portrait’ mode to the Camera app on the iPhone 7 Plus. It also contains some fixes for multitasking that make the open apps stay active in the background.

If you have a tester account and a compatible device, you can download iOS 10.1 Beta 2 right now.




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Thursday, October 6th, 2016. 20:03

Apple Watch Sales to Decline in 2016 - Analyst



According to the latest report from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple will sell fewer Apple Watch units this year compared to 2015. In particular, the expert has reviewed his previous predictions and claimed the smartwatch sales will fall 15-25% in the upcoming quarters. These numbers include the sales of both Apple Watch Series 2 and Series 1. Total shipments in 2016 will reportedly account for 8.5-9.0 million units, down from 10.4 million in 2015.


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Tuesday, October 4th, 2016. 17:28

macOS Sierra Becomes Automatic Download



According to the latest report from reliable insiders, Apple has made macOS Sierra an automatic download. What this means is that the new operating system will be downloaded in the background if you have enabled automatic update downloads on your compatible Mac computer.


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Tuesday, October 4th, 2016. 16:28

Several New iPads Coming This Fall - Makotakara



According to the latest report from Makotakara, Apple is planning to release updated 7.9-inch, 10.1-inch, and 12.9-inch iPad models. As for the first two devices, they are expected to replace the current iPad mini and the 9.7-inch iPad Pro respectively. The smaller model will also get the ‘Pro’ naming.


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Monday, October 3rd, 2016. 22:43

macOS Sierra Now Supports ARM Processors?



According to the latest report shared by Techtastic, Apple has added the support for ARM processors to macOS Sierra 10.12. The operating system supports new ARM HURRICANE chip family, which indicates that the company may have plans to release a new lower-end laptop with an ARM processor. One of the possible candidates is the next-generation 12-inch MacBook. However, it is too early to talk about the development and release of the new product.


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Monday, October 3rd, 2016. 13:20

Sharp to Supply Apple with OLED Displays for Future iPhones



According to the latest report from Bloomberg, Apple wants Sharp to supply OLED displays for future iPhones. Earlier this week, Sharp announced that it will invest $556 million in the development of new OLED manufacturing facilities. If the company produces enough components for the launch of new iPhone, Apple will surely agree to partner with it as it seeks to diversify its supply chain. This is not the first investment in the new OLED technology, nor the last one.


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Sunday, October 2nd, 2016. 11:29

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‘iPhone 8’ to Get Curved OLED Display, Metal Frame, and Glass Body



According to the latest report shared by usually reliable KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the next-generation iPhone will get a brand new glass body, metal casing, and a curved OLED display.


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Saturday, October 1st, 2016. 14:18

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