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Apple Stops Signing iOS 9, Releases New iOS 10 Beta





Apple has stopped signing iOS 9.3.5, which means it is no longer possible to downgrade or restore your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to this version of firmware. Along with that, the company did the same thing to iOS 10.0.1.


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Thursday, October 20th, 2016. 12:16

32GB iPhone 7 is Much Slower Than 256GB iPhone 7 [Video]



If you’re planning to buy a new iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus and thinking whether you need the extra amount of storage, opt for the high-end model with 256GB if possible. As it turns out, the 32GB iPhone models are noticeable slower in terms of write speed, so those who often transfer large files among the devices they own, will surely feel discomfort.

Below you can take a look at the speed test video comparing the 32GB and 256GB iPhone 7. The results are remarkably different.


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Wednesday, October 19th, 2016. 12:21

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Apple to Unveil New MacBook Pro in October - Mac Otakara



According to the latest report shared by a Japanese blog Mac Otakara, Apple may unveil the updated MacBook Pro by the end of this month. Moreover, the company will reportedly start shipping new laptops to retailers at around the same time. The report is based on rumors from Chinese supply chain sources, so I suggest to take it with a few grains of salt.


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Tuesday, October 18th, 2016. 21:16

Apple Releases iOS 10.1 Beta 4 to Developers and Public Testers



Apple has released iOS 10.1 beta 4 to developers and those users who have a valid public beta tester account. Both software versions contain some improvements and bug fixes and have build numbers 14B72 and 14B72b respectively.

iOS 10.1 brings new Portrait camera mode to the iPhone 7 Plus and has a number of under-the-hood enhancements. The public release date of the new firmware version remains unknown at the moment.

If you have a developer or a public tester account and a compatible iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, you can download and install the update right now. Don’t forget to back up your device in case something goes wrong during the update.




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Tuesday, October 18th, 2016. 21:02

Apple to Sell More iPhones Thanks to Galaxy Note 7 Failure



According to the latest report from usually-reliable KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple and Huawei will benefit from Samsung’s problems with the Galaxy Note 7. Kuo and other experts agree that a large number of Samsung customers will switch to either iPhone or Huawei devices due to the fact that these devices have new dual cameras. This feature may be the strongest selling point.


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Tuesday, October 18th, 2016. 0:07

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Apple Releases iOS 10.0.3 With Fixes for Cellular Connectivity Issues



Update: iOS 10.0.3 is available only for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus

Apple has released iOS 10.0.3 with a fix for cellular connectivity issues reported by a number of users from all over the globe. If you own a compatible iPhone running a previous version of iOS 10 and face problems connecting to the cellular network, especially after turning off the Airplane mode, you should definitely give this update a try.


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Monday, October 17th, 2016. 23:47

Apple Watch to Identify Owner Using His Heart Rate



Future Apple Watch may use a person’s heart rate to identify the owner. According to the latest patent filed by Apple, the company is working on a technology capable of using a new method of securing data and identifying different users.


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Thursday, October 13th, 2016. 19:45

Mac Shipments Continue to Decline - Gartner



According to the latest report from Gartner, Mac shipments declined 13.4% in the last quarter. Apple managed to sell only 4.9 million Mac units that accounted for the market share of 7.2%. As to the global computer market, it is experiencing problems as well. PC shipments in Q3 2016 reached 68.9 million, which is a decline of 5.7% year-over-year.


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Wednesday, October 12th, 2016. 15:07

iOS 10 Adoption Reaches 66.7% - Analysts



According to the latest report from a research firm Fiksu, iOS 10 adoption rate has reached impressive 66.7% less than a month after public release. Strong initial demand for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus as well as the compatibility of the operating system with older devices like the iPhone 5 are among the factors that contributed to such fast adoption. As to the main reasons for people to upgrade, they include new design and many new features.


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Monday, October 10th, 2016. 20:11

Top 10 Stories of the Week



It is Sunday today, which means that it’s time I told you about the most interesting posts of the last couple of days.


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Sunday, October 9th, 2016. 14:08

iPhone 6 Plus Catches Fire, Apple Investigates Issue



As it turns out, it’s not only the Galaxy Note 7 units that explode or catch fire. According to the latest report from KFSN, the iPhone 6 Plus exploded in the middle of the night causing minor damage to the furniture and other possessions of Yvette Estrada from California.


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Sunday, October 9th, 2016. 13:44

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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