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Top 10 Stories of the Week





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

Most of the articles this week deal with the OLED iPhone 8, its alleged specs, and leaked schematics and components that reveal the design of the handset. There are also several posts about new betas of iOS 10.3.2 and macOS Sierra 10.12.5 and the upcoming Amazon Echo competitor developed by Apple.


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Sunday, April 30th, 2017. 14:21

Apple Seeds iOS 10.3.2 Beta 5 to Developers and Public Testers



Apple has released iOS 10.3.2 Beta 5 to developers and public testers. The release took place several days after the release of the fourth beta. Such an early seed of the new build is strange and might mean that the release of the final version of iOS 10.3.2 is just around the corner.


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Friday, April 28th, 2017. 11:29

Apple Begins Testing Self-Driving Vehicles [Images]



Apple has begun testing its autonomous vehicles on the roads of Silicon Valley. According to the latest images shared by Bloomberg, Apple is using the while Lexus RX450h SUV with a number of sensors and cameras to test an autonomous driving system developed by the company engineers. The sensors the company has used in its cars have reportedly been purchased from the suppliers, not developed internally or custom-made.


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Friday, April 28th, 2017. 11:12

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Apple Is Finalizing Design of Amazon Echo Competitor



According to the latest data shared by a well-known insider Sonny Dickson, Apple is finalizing the design of the design of its Amazon Echo competitor. The device will support Siri and AirPlay, moreover, it will have some Beats technologies integrated into it. Finally, it will work on an iOS version developed specifically for this device, Dickson added. The name or release date of the mysterious gadget remain unknown.


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Thursday, April 27th, 2017. 18:34

Check Out New iPhone Edition Concept [Video]



Later this year, Apple is expected to introduce the new iPhone 8 with an edge-to-edge OLED display, wireless charging capabilities, and a revamped design without the Home button. Recent leaks are rather controversial, so it’s difficult to understand how the next-generation iPhone might look like. Still, the concept below may help you to do this.


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Thursday, April 27th, 2017. 16:00

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Suppliers Face Difficulties with Production of Components for iPhone 8



According to the latest report from Nikkei, the long-awaited iPhone 8 will be delayed due to difficulties in the production of several key components. In particular, Samsung has troubles producing OLED panels, while other suppliers face issues with wireless charging modules and printed circuit boards.


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Wednesday, April 26th, 2017. 17:14

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Pangu Team Shows Off iOS 10.3.1 Jailbreak on iPhone 7



The Pangu team has demonstrated the jailbreak of iOS 10.3.1. This happened during the Janus Mobile Security & Threat Intelligence Platform Release Event that took place in China. According to the images shared on Weibo, the developers managed to hack the iPhone 7 running iOS 10.3.1 and launch Cydia on the device.


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Wednesday, April 26th, 2017. 13:19

Speed Test: iPhone 8 vs. Galaxy S8+ [Video]



Which flagship is faster, the newly-released Galaxy S8+ or the 2016 iPhone 7 Plus? If you want to get answer to this question, you should probably take a look at the video posted by Phonebuff. The YouTubers put both devices to the test to find out what device is faster in real life.

Below you can compare the app opening time of both devices and make some conclusions. You might guess that the newer smartphone features better hardware, so it tops the iPhone. Well, this is not the case with the S8+.


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Monday, April 24th, 2017. 20:59

Apple Seeds iOS 10.3.2 Beta 4 and macOS Sierra 10.12.5 Beta 4 to Developers



Apple has released iOS 10.3.2 Beta 4 and macOS Sierra 10.12.5 Beta 4 to developers for testing. The updates contain bug fixes and security improvements. No details about new features have surfaced so far.

The fourth beta of iOS 10.3.2 has a build number 14F5086a and features enhancements for Siri and third-party VPN services compatibility. There are no other noticeable changes.

macOS Sierra 10.12.5 Beta 4 is a minor update with a build number 16F67a. According to Apple, the update improves the stability, compatibility, and security of macOS and compatible computers.

If you have a developer account, you can download and test the latest software right now. Back up your devices before installing  iOS 10.3.2 Beta 4 and macOS Sierra 10.12.5 Beta 4.




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Monday, April 24th, 2017. 20:42

Suppliers Face Difficulties with iPhone 8 Production – Analyst



According to the latest report from usually reliable KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the iPhone 8 production may be delayed until October–November due to difficulties with some components. Still, if new features like the OLED display or new 3D-sensing system function properly, the demand for the handset will be strong in the first quarter of 2018 just like in the launch September quarter.


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Monday, April 24th, 2017. 20:27

Top 10 Stories of the Week



It is Sunday today, which means it’s high time I told you about the most interesting posts of the last couple of days. Let’s take a look at the stories worth your attention right now.


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Sunday, April 23rd, 2017. 19:50

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Apple Is Getting Ready for Autonomous Vehicle Testing [Images]



New details about Apple’s secret autonomous car program have surfaced online.

According to the documents shared by Business Insider, the system Apple is working on is called “Apple Automated System”. The company is using three Lexus RX450h SUVs equipped with Logitech steering wheel and pedals to control the car by wire. The test drivers pass several tests and trainings before getting into the car as they need to be ready to take control over the autonomous vehicle at any time.


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Saturday, April 22nd, 2017. 23:33

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Apple Starts Selling Refurbished 13-inch MacBook Pro Units with Touch Bar



Apple has started selling refurbished 13-inch MacBook Pro units with Touch Bar. The refurbished models are $270–300 cheaper than the new ones, so if you want to save some money, you should definitely take a look at the available configurations.


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Friday, April 21st, 2017. 20:01

iPhone ASP to $753 in 2018 – Analyst



According to the latest report from Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty, the average selling price of the iPhone will rise dramatically in 2018. During the last holiday quarter, iPhone ASP was $695, while in 2018 it may rise to $753 due to new features and design of the OLED iPhone 8. Another possible reason is the fact that customers are now choosing ‘Plus’ models more often than smaller handsets. Larger iPhones are more expensive, and this influences the average selling price.


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Friday, April 21st, 2017. 17:54

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Galaxy Note 8 to Feature Dual Camera – Analyst



According to the research note shared by usually-reliable KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo and obtained by 9to5Google, the Galaxy Note 8 may get a dual camera similar to the one the iPhone 7 Plus has. The expert believes that the camera will become “the most important upgrade” of the device. Kuo also revealed that the handset will get a 6.4-inch QHD+ OLED display along with Exynos 8895 or Snapdragon MSM8998 processor, depending on the country.


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Thursday, April 20th, 2017. 19:41