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TSMC Starts Chip Production for the iPhone 8 – Digitimes





According to the latest report from Digitimes, the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has started the production of 10-nanometer chips for the upcoming iPhone 8. Initially, there were some issues with the production these components, but they were successfully resolved, the reporters claim citing anonymous sources.


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Thursday, May 11th, 2017. 18:12

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iPhone 7 Was the Best Selling smartphone in Q1 2017



According to the latest report from Strategy Analytics, the iPhone 7 was the best selling smartphone in the first quarter of 2017 and the iPhone 7 Plus was the second one.

Apple shipped 21.5 million units of the 4.7-inch model and 17.4 million units of the 5.5-inch device. This allowed Apple to take 11% of market. The third best selling smartphone was OPPO R9s, which is being heavily promoted in Asia and India. The fourth and the fifth places in the Strategy Analytics are occupied by Samsung’s Galaxy J3 and galaxy J5.


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Thursday, May 11th, 2017. 12:59

iPhone 8 Production to Be Delayed – Analyst



According to the latest report from usually reliable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple has faced serious troubles with the production and shipments of components for the upcoming iPhone 8. In fact, the analyst claims there is a “rising probability of worst-case scenario for iPhone shipments”. What this means is that the iPhone 8 may be delayed.


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Wednesday, May 10th, 2017. 11:06

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iPhone 8 to Have Touch ID on Back Panel After All – Analysts



According to a rather controversial report from a Hong-Kong research firm CLSA, the Touch ID fingerprint scanner on the rumored OLED iPhone 8 will be located on the back panel. The report is based on the information from Apple suppliers, but it contradicts persistent rumors about Apple’s plans to integrate Touch ID beneath the screen glass cover.


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Monday, May 8th, 2017. 20:33

iPhone 8 Won’t be Delayed – Report



According to the latest report from a Chinese newspaper Economic Daily News, the production of the iPhone 8 will start in time for September announcement. The sales of the new handset will reportedly start in October.


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Monday, May 8th, 2017. 15:18

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iPhone 8 to Get Better Earpiece – Analysts



According to the latest report from JPMorgan, the iPhone 8 will feature an improved earpiece that will make the sound quality better and enhance the waterproofing of the device. The analysts believe the next-generation iPhone will come with AirPods instead of EarPords, however, this is quite unlikely considering the price and availability problems of the new wireless headphones.


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Sunday, May 7th, 2017. 21:37

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New Mac Malware Has Been Discovered



According to the latest report from Malwarebytes, a well-known Windows backdoor malware called "Snake" has been ported to the Mac. The malware pretends to be an Adobe Flash Player installer. In fact, the program installs Adobe Flash Player, but apart from that, it installs additional components that steal passwords, unencrypted files, and login information.


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Saturday, May 6th, 2017. 11:45

Apple Became Top Wearables Vendor – Analyst



According to the latest report shared by Strategy Analytics, Apple has overtaken Fitbit and become the largest wearables vendor in the world. During the last calendar quarter, the company shipped 3.5 million Apple Watch units and took 15.9% of global market. In the first quarter of 2016, Apple’s market share was 12.1% and the shipments accounted for 2.2 million units.


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Friday, May 5th, 2017. 11:39

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Inventec to Produce Apple’s Amazon Echo Competitor – Rumor



According to the latest report from the Chinese newspaper Economic Daily News (via Digitimes), Inventec has become the supplier of the rumored Amazon Echo competitor developed by Apple.


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Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017. 20:24

Apple to Announce iPhone 8 at WWDC – Analyst



According to the latest prediction made by a JPMorgan analyst, Apple may change its usual schedule and unveil the long-awaited iPhone 8 at the Worldwide Developers Conference in June. It is the first time we hear about the new data of the announcement of the new model.


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Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017. 19:56

98% of AirPods Users Like their Headphones



According to the latest survey conducted by Experian and Creative Strategies survey, 98% of AirPods users are satisfied with their headphones. Most of these people would also recommend the wireless headphones to a friend or relative. 942 AirPods owners took part in the survey.


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Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017. 18:55

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Check Out New iPhone 7 Plus Commercial [Video]



Apple has released a new ‘Shot on iPhone’ commercial. The short ad is called 'The City', it shows two people enjoying time together and taking photos using the Portrait mode on the iPhone 7 Plus. You can take a look at the commercial either below or on Apple’s official YouTube channel.


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Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017. 0:16

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Apple Seeds macOS Sierra 10.12.5 Beta 5 to Developers



Apple has released the fifth beta of macOS Sierra 10.12.5 to developers. The update contains a number of security, stability, and compatibility improvements. No new features or design changes have been spotted so far.


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Monday, May 1st, 2017. 23:44

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