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Samsung to Supply Apple with 40M AMOLED Displays in 2017





According to the latest report from usually-reliable DigiTimes reporters, Samsung will supply Apple with 40 million AMOLED panels for the rumored all-new iPhone that is expected to be released in 2017. In 2018, the figure may rise to 80 million units and in 2019 to 120 million units. Currently, Samsung Display is the main supplier of AMOLED displays for the Galaxy lineup. The orders from Apple and other vendors worldwide will allow the company to remain the main AMOLED display manufacturer in the world.


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Thursday, June 30th, 2016. 1:29

New MacBook Pro to Feature Touch ID Fingerprint Sensor?



According to the latest report from reliable insiders, the next-generation MacBook Pro that may be announced later this summer and that is expected to feature a new OLED panel instead of function keys could also get a power button with Touch ID fingerprint sensor. The new button then may be used for securing Apple Pay transactions on the web, purchasing content on the App Store, and unlocking the laptop.


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Tuesday, June 28th, 2016. 14:45

Apple Watch 2 to Get Separate GPS Chip and Become Waterproof - Rumor



Alongside the iPhone 7, Apple may also unveil the Apple Watch 2. According to the latest rumors, this device will be equipped with a separate GPS chip for better tracking of user’s activity and possibly some security enhancements. Apart from that, the new Watch may get an improved Workout app capable of tracking swimming activity. This gives us a hint about possible water resistance of the wearable device.


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Tuesday, June 28th, 2016. 14:43

iPhone 7 to Feature New Home Button, Space Black Color Option



The widely-rumored iPhone 7 may get a brand new Home button, reliable insiders believe. According to the latest report from 9to5Mac reporters, Apple may replace the standard button with the one supporting Force Touch and providing haptic feedback. In addition to this, there will be no deep blue iPhone finish. It appears that this color was confused with a much darker gray option called presumably ‘Space Black’ that will debut this fall to match a similar Apple Watch colorway.


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Tuesday, June 28th, 2016. 14:40

Google to Launch Smartphone with New Branding this Year



According to the latest report from The Telegraph, Google may be planning to launch its own smartphone by the end of this year. As noted by the reporters, the Google branding may allow the company to compete with Apple, Samsung and other vendors on equal terms. Currently, Google has a lineup of Nexus devices, however, aside from Google’s branding, these devices also have the name of the actual manufacturer on their bodies.


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Monday, June 27th, 2016. 16:34

Apple Releases Safari 10 Beta for OS X 10.11 and OS X 10.10



Apple has just released the first beta of Safari 10 for OS X Yosemite and OS X El Capitan. The pre-release version of Apple’s browser for desktops is compatible with the latest OS X El Capitan 10.11.6 beta and OS X Yosemite 10.10.5, so if you have a compatible Mac, you can download the latest software and test it on your own machine right now.


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Saturday, June 25th, 2016. 0:32

Apple Releases New iOS 9.3.3 and OS X 10.11.6 Betas



Apple has released the third beta of iOS 9.3.3 and OS X El Capitan 10.11.6 to registered developers and public testers. Both pre-release versions include bug fixes, security and stability improvements and lack new features. iOS 9.3.3 Beta 3 has a build number 13G29 and OS X 10.11.6 Beta 3 features an index 15G19a.


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Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016. 19:36

Apple Won’t Completely Change iPhone Design in 2016 - WSJ



According to the latest report from the WSJ, Apple won’t completely change the design of the iPhone in 2016. The reporters believe that the company will improve water resistance and make the handset thinner and lighter. Moreover, it is very unlikely that the next-generation iPhone will get a headphone jack. As to the size, both iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will resemble the 4.7-inch iPhone 6s and 5.5-inch iPhone 6s Plus. The report cites KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo who earlier this year said that the new iPhone may become 1mm thinner and made other predictions concerning the device.


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Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016. 11:35

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Apple Will Ship iPhone 7 with Standard Headphones and Lightning Adapter



According to the latest report from Macotakara, Apple plans to ship the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus with standard 3.5mm headphones and a Lightning adapter. Recent rumors suggest that the company will ditch the headphone jack to reduce thickness and weight of the devices and make the headphones compatible with the Lighting port of the handsets.


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Tuesday, June 21st, 2016. 18:17

Apple Pulls 2012 non-Retina MacBook Pros from Store Showcases



Apple has begun pulling the 2012 13-inch non-Retina MacBook Pro models from the shelves of Apple Stores in the United States. While the laptops are still available for purchase, they are no longer showcased to customers. They can’t take a closer look at the older devices and test them with their own hands. This may mean that Apple is preparing the ground for the rumored 13-inch MacBook Pro model with an OLED touch panel instead of function keys.


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Tuesday, June 21st, 2016. 17:32

Developer Enables Dark Mode for Settings App in iOS 10



Additional proofs of Apple’s plans to bring a new system-wide Dark Mode to iPhones, iPads and iPod touch units have been recently found in the first beta of iOS 10. A developer named Andrew Wiik managed to turn on the rumored mode for the Settings app on his iPhone running the latest firmware version.

Below you can take a look at the screenshots showing how the Dark Mode on iOS may look like.


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Monday, June 20th, 2016. 21:15

Check Out Apple’s New Wireless Keyboard Concept Featuring OLED Panel [Video]



If you like rumors like I do, you might have heard that Apple is reportedly planning to add a new touch-sensitive OLED panel instead of functions key on the new MacBook Pro. Many things point to this, for example, leaked photos of the alleged casing for the laptop or references found in the latest version of Apple’s desktop operating system called macOS Sierra. But what if Apple decides to integrate similar OLED panels into its wireless keyboards? Below you can take a look at the concept showing how everything may look like.


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Saturday, June 18th, 2016. 16:54

iOS 10 Has Been Successfully Jailbroken



A well-known hacker nicknamed iH8sn0w has successfully jailbroken iOS 10 beta that was released to developers last Monday. This means that Apple hasn’t patched all exploits that could be used to hack the devices running the latest version of company’s mobile operating system. Below you can take a look at the video showing a jailbroken iPhone 5 running iOS 10.


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Apple Executive Explains Why iMessage Won’t Come to Android



One of Apple executives has recently explained why the company hasn’t brought iMessage to Android. In a comment to tech journalist Walt Mossberg, this person revealed that there are two reasons for not expanding the messaging service to rival platforms.


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Friday, June 17th, 2016. 11:08

Check Out These 75 New iOS 10 Features [Video]



Earlier this week, Apple unveiled iOS 10, the next version of the mobile operating system that is compatible with the iPhone 5, iPad 4, iPad mini 2 or newer as well as with the 6th generation iPod touch. Even though the update is currently available only as a beta, 9to5Mac’s Jeff Benjamin has just created a nice video showing all new features and improvements found in iOS 10. It is rather long, however, it’s quite informative, too, so if you want to get a closer and detailed look at what’s new in the firmware, make sure you watch the clip below.


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Thursday, June 16th, 2016. 18:04