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iPhone 7 to Have Larger Battery - Rumor





According to the latest report from an unknown user of the Chinese social network Weibo, the next generation iPhone called the iPhone 7 may feature a slightly better battery than the iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus. As noted by the user, the 4.7-inch iPhone 7 will get a 1735 mAh battery and the 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus or iPhone 7 Pro will be equipped with 2810 mAh battery. In case you don't know, the current iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus have 1715 mAh and 2750 mAh respectively. It is currently unknown how the better battery will affect the thickness of the devices, but rumors suggest that new handsets may become thinner than their predecessors.


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Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016. 0:34

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FBI Paid Less Than $1 Million to Unlock San Bernardino iPhone



According to the latest report from Reuters, the FBI paid less than $1 million to get access to the iPhone used by the San Bernardino terrorist. Earlier this month, rumors appeared on the Internet suggesting that the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation had to pay $1.3 million to obtain the exploit capable of penetrating into the locked iPhone 5c with iOS 9 on board. These same rumors suggest that the phone was unlocked by a firm called Cellebrite.


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Friday, April 29th, 2016. 18:31

Apple Releases Updated Safari Technology Preview, iOS 9.3.2 and OS X 10.11.5 Betas



Apple has recently released the updated version of its new Safari Technology Preview browser, the third public beta of iOS 9.3.2 and the third developer beta of OS X 10.11.5 El Capitan. The aforementioned software is already available for download, so if you need it for testing purposes, go ahead and get it right now.


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Friday, April 29th, 2016. 0:00

Schematics for iPhone 7 Pro Appear Online - Rumor



According to the latest report from Macotakara, the schematics for the 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Pro have been recently published in the latest issue of the local magazine called Mac Fan. As noted by the reporters, the upcoming handset will have the dimensions of 158.22 x 77.94 x 7.3mm and a dual rear camera. Apart from that, the device will lack the traditional 3.5mm headphone jack.


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Thursday, April 28th, 2016. 23:23

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Apple Watch 2 to Support Cellular Connectivity - Rumor



According to the latest report from The Wall Street Journal, the next-generation Apple Watch may get the support of cellular network and a faster processor. These improvements should make the wearable device more independent and allow people to use the smartwatch without their phone close at hand.


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Tuesday, April 26th, 2016. 18:40

iPhone 7 to Become Waterproof and Dustproof and Get Touch Sensitive Home Button



According to the latest rumors shared by reliable supply chain sources, the next-generation iPhone may become waterproof and dustproof and get a touch sensitive Home button instead of the physical one. The rumors come from Digitimes, a Taiwanese news website that has a rather mixed track record. Anyway, it goes in line with earlier reports suggesting Apple was planning to equip the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus with a new Home button to make the device thinner and lighter.


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Monday, April 25th, 2016. 18:10

iPhone Sales in 2016 May Be Lower Than in 2014 - Analyst



According to the latest report published by reliable KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple’s iPhone shipments in 2016 may be lower than those of 2014. The expert believes that due to the lack of ‘attractive’ updates in the iPhone 7, the company may ship around 190-205 million iPhone units this year. Under the “worst case scenario,” Apple may become the only top-five rating vendor to see a decline in smartphone shipments. Depending on the actual sales results, the decline may account for 11.6% or 18.1% year-over-year.


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Monday, April 25th, 2016. 14:09

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Apple to Release Redesigned iPhone 8 in 2018 - Analyst



According to the latest report from usually-reliable Barclays analyst Mark Moskowitz, the 2017 iPhone will be called not the iPhone 7s, but the iPhone 8. The reason for changing the branding is a major redesign and addition of the new advanced features like wireless charging, OLED display and 3D Touch Home button instead of the physical one. Apple is also expected to make the device thinner and lighter than the current model.


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Sunday, April 24th, 2016. 12:55

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iOS 9 Adoption Rate Hits 84% - Apple



According to the latest data shared by Apple, the iOS 9 adoption rate has just reached 84%. This means that 84% of all compatible devices that have regular access to the App Store are now running the most-recent version of the mobile operating system.


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Saturday, April 23rd, 2016. 0:21

Apple’s US Market Share Grows from 28% to 40% in a Year - CIRP



According to the latest report from a research firm Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP), Apple’s market share in the United States grew from 28% in March 2015 to 40% in March 2016. What this means is that customers still prefer Apple products and continue buying them. In comparison, Samsung’s share rose from 36% to 37% over the last twelve months.

It should be noted, however, that the aforementioned report is based on the survey conducted by CIRP among only 500 people, so its results should be taken with a few pinches of salt.

Anyway, the numbers shown in the chart below demonstrate a general trend - while the shares of Apple’s rivals decline slowly, the Cupertino-based tech giant continues to improve its position on the market.

 




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Thursday, April 21st, 2016. 21:28

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Apple Seeds OS X 10.11.5 El Capitan Beta 2 to Developers



Aside from seeding the second beta of iOS 9.3.2 to developers for testing, Apple has released OS X 10.11.5 El Capitan Beta 2. The most-recent update is available through Apple’s dev portal or via Software Update mechanism of the Mac App Store and contains minor stability and performance improvements.


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Thursday, April 21st, 2016. 1:20

Apple Seeds iOS 9.3.2 Beta 2 to Developers



Apple has released the second beta of iOS 9.3.2 to developers. The latest update contains a number of bug fixes, stability improvements and security enhancement and should be installed only by those who need the software for testing purposes. It is not recommended to install the latest build on your main device as it can cause compatibility issues, crashes and freezes.


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Thursday, April 21st, 2016. 1:17

New 12-inch MacBooks Are 15% to 18% Faster Than Predecessors



Earlier this week, Apple released updated 12-inch MacBook models. According to the latest Geekbench results shared by reliable insiders, the laptop with a 1.2GHz processor is about 15% to 18% faster than its predecessor. In the single-core test the laptop managed to earn 2,894 points and in the multi-core test the result was equal to 5,845 points. Apart from that, the new MacBook has a 41.4-watt-hour battery that helps it to work up to 9 hours on a single charge.


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Thursday, April 21st, 2016. 0:30

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Apple Hires Former Aston Martin and Tesla Chief Engineer



Apple has reportedly hired Chris Porritt, former Aston Martin Chief Engineer and Tesla Vice President of Vehicle Engineering. According to the latest reports from reliable tech news websites, the expert will focus on “special projects” that most likely include the development of the long-awaited and widely-rumored Apple car codenamed “Titan”. Porritt can possibly substitute Steve Zadesky who left Apple earlier this year and who was believed to be a lead of the car project.


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Tuesday, April 19th, 2016. 21:01

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Apple Has Secret Car Testing Facility in Berlin?



According to the latest report published by a German newspaper called Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Apple has a secret car lab in Berlin. About 15-20 experienced employees from German automotive industry are reportedly working at this facility to help the company create an innovative and advanced vehicle, the reporters claim. The report suggests that Apple’s car will be electric, but lack the support of self-driving capabilities.


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Monday, April 18th, 2016. 15:51

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