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iPhone 8 to Get New Fingerprint Scanner, Production to Start in September





According to the latest report from Digitimes, Apple will replace the Touch ID fingerprint scanner in the iPhone 8 with a new system developed internally. The fingerprint scanner embedded in the display of the OLED iPhone will be based on technologies developed by firms Apple has acquired over the last couple of years, namely, Authentec and Privaris. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company will produce new fingerprint scanners using the 65-nanometer process. The report cites reliable insiders.


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Saturday, March 4th, 2017. 13:27

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1,000 Apple Engineers Working on AR in Israel



According to the latest report from Business Insider, Apple has a team of about 1,000 engineers working on augmented reality and related technologies. The team is reportedly located in Israel. First systems created by these people may be added to the iPhone 8, sources claim. The report is based on research conducted by UBS.


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Friday, March 3rd, 2017. 12:48

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iPhone 8 Won’t Get USB-C – Ming-Chi Kuo



According to the latest report from reliable KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple won’t switch to ditch the Lightning connector in favor of USB-C. Instead, the company will improve the port so that all new iPhone models support fast charging.


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Thursday, March 2nd, 2017. 20:29

Apple Releases New iPad Pro Ad [Video]



Apple has released a new iPad Pro commercial called “No More Printing”. Like always, it is available below this short post or on Apple’s official YouTube channel, so you can take a look at it right now.


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Wednesday, March 1st, 2017. 21:52

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iPhone 8 to Get USB-C Port – WSJ



According to the latest report from the Wall Street Journal, Apple may ditch the Lightning connector and start using USB-C in the iPhone 8. This is the first time we hear this rumor. The reporters, however, seem to be citing reliable sources.


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Tuesday, February 28th, 2017. 20:03

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Apple Releases New iOS 10.3 and macOS Sierra 10.12.4 Betas



Apple has released new betas of iOS 10.3 and macOS Sierra 10.12.4 to developers and the members of Apple Beta Software Program. The updates contain a number of bug fixes and under-the-hood changes aimed at making the software more stable and secure.


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Tuesday, February 28th, 2017. 12:01

Watch Galaxy S8 Teaser and Some of Samsung’s Latest Ads [Video]



Yesterday, at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Apple’s main rival, Samsung, announced the Unpacked media event scheduled for March 29th, where the company will unveil the long-awaited Galaxy S8. The South Korean manufacturer also shared several ads to reassure customers that all phones pass numerous security checks and tests before they are released. This is a step aimed at making people believe that the Galaxy Note 7 disaster won’t happen with new models.

As for the Galaxy S8, it will get a Snapdragon 835 processor, 4GB of RAM, an iris scanner, and a number of other new features.

You can take a look at the ads below.


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Monday, February 27th, 2017. 19:58

Top 10 Stories of the Week



It is Sunday today, so let’s take a look at the most interesting posts of the last couple of days.

Most of the articles this week deal with Apple’s upcoming iPhone as well as the March media event, where the company may unveil the new lineup of iPads. There are also several posts about the latest iOS and macOS Sierra versions and rumors about Apple’s rivals.


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Sunday, February 26th, 2017. 12:07

New 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch iPads Won’t Be Released Until May-June



According to the latest report from DigiTimes, the new 10.5-inch iPad and the next-gen 12.9-inch iPad Pro won’t ship until May-June. The tablets should be unveiled at a media event next month, but it’s very unlikely that Apple will manage to catch up with the demand and ship all new devices at the same time. The report is based on data shared by Taiwanese supply chain insiders.


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Friday, February 24th, 2017. 20:44

iPhone 7 Plus Catches Fire, Apple Promises to Investigate Issue



According to the latest report shared by Mashable, an iPhone 7 Plus that belonged to Brianna Olivas smoked and melted one day after being diagnosed as fully working at the Apple Store. Nobody was injured, but the phone melted and became totally useless. The video showing the melting iPhone was shared by Brianna on Twitter. The short video went viral and now has more than 1 million views.


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Friday, February 24th, 2017. 12:58

Five Teams Work on Wireless Charging for New iPhone



Apple hasn’t decided which wireless charging technology to use the next-generation iPhone. According to the latest report from Reuters, the company has at least five groups of engineers working on wireless charging solutions.


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Thursday, February 23rd, 2017. 21:50

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Apple Names Campus 2 'Apple Park', Promises to Open It in April



Apple has named its new campus "Apple Park". According to the latest press release shared by the company, the employees will start moving to the new headquarters after official opening in April. The process of organizing the work of 12,000 employees in a new place will take about six months. Some additional building will be ready only later this year.


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Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017. 18:49

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Samsung to Start Selling Refurbished Galaxy Note 7 in India and Vietnam



According to the latest report from The Investor, Samsung is planning to start selling refurbished Galaxy Note 7 units. It is cheaper for the manufacturer to order new batteries and reassemble several million smartphones than to destroy all recalled and never-sold devices. Sources claim that refurbished Note 7 units will be sold in India and Vietnam.


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Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017. 16:55

Take a Look at These New iPhone Ads [Video]



Apple has posted six new iPhone 7 ads on its official YouTube channel. Four commercials belong to the “One Night” campaign, while the other two showcase the Portrait mode of the iPhone 7 Plus. You can check out the new videos below. Don’t forget to tell us what you think!

To start off, let’s take a look at the simple clips showing the beauty of Shanghai, New York, Johannesburg, and Tokyo. All photos have been taken by independent photographers and then carefully reviewed and merged into four videos by Apple.


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Tuesday, February 21st, 2017. 19:57

iPhone 8 to Get 2K Display, 3GB of RAM, and 256GB of Storage



According to the latest report from TrendForce, the next-generation iPhone will get a 5.8-inch 2K display and 3GB of RAM. The report also corroborates earlier rumors suggesting Apple will get rid of the Home button and add two storage options, namely, 64GB and 256GB.


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Tuesday, February 21st, 2017. 19:25

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