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Apple to Start Production of Updated MacBook Models in Q1 or Q2 2016





According to the latest report from reliable reporters, Apple will start the production of updated 12-inch and 13.3-inch MacBook models either at the end of the first, or in the second calendar quarter of 2016. As to the 15-inch MacBook lineup, it will go into production in the third quarter of this year, sources claim. Unfortunately, the tech specs of the upcoming laptops remain unknown. All we know is that the devices should be equipped with new Skylake processors and possibly Thunderbolt 3 with USB-C.


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Saturday, January 30th, 2016. 11:28

Apple Has Already Started Production of 4-inch iPhone



According to a new report from Nikkei, the long-awaited 4-inch iPhone called the iPhone 5SE (or the iPhone 6c) is already being produced by Apple suppliers. The same report suggests that the handset will be targeted at emerging markets. Whether this means that the phone will be cheaper than other iPhones is still unknown, especially since Apple is not very good in releasing affordable phones.


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Friday, January 29th, 2016. 16:14

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Apple Became Top Smartphone Vendor in the USA and China in 2015



According to the latest report from a research firm Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, in 2015, Apple became the top smartphone vendor in the United States of America and China. New devices, namely, the 4.7-inch iPhone 6s and the 5.5-inch iPhone 6s Plus, allowed to beat the rivals and become the leader of such important markets. Strong demand for both handsets generated record-breaking revenue as well.


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Thursday, January 28th, 2016. 11:22

Microsoft's Keyboard for iOS Will Support One-Handed Typing Mode



An image showing what appears to be Microsoft’s Word Flow keyboard for iOS has been recently shared by The Verge reporters. The image lets us take a look at the iOS device with the new keyboard running in the one-handed typing mode.


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Tuesday, January 26th, 2016. 12:59

4-inch iPhone to Get A9 Processor and M9 Coprocessor - Rumor



According to the latest report from trusted sources, the widely-rumored 4-inch iPhone 5SE, which is expected to be released in March, may be equipped with Apple’s A9 processor and the M9 motion coprocessor. There are several prototypes of the handset with A8 and A9 chips on board, but it is very likely that the latter one will be added to the final version of the device.


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Tuesday, January 26th, 2016. 11:10

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Apple to Release New 4-inch iPhone and iPad Air 3 in First Half of 2016



According to the latest report from usually-reliable KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, in the first half of 2016, Apple will release the long-awaited 4-inch iPhone and the iPad Air 3. The expert doesn’t believe these products will become very popular and because of this fact has changed the shipment estimates for these devices. Now the expert thinks Apple will sell between 10-12 million iPhone 5SE units. Previously it was believed that the company may ship 18-20 million units of the updated 4-inch smartphone in 2016.


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Monday, January 25th, 2016. 19:36

New 4-inch iPhone to Be Called iPhone 5SE, Not iPhone 6c - Rumor



According to the latest report from MyDrivers, the long-awaited 4-inch iPhone will be called the iPhone 5SE and in terms of design will resemble the iPhone 5S, a device, which was released in 2013. The report contradicts other reports from reliable sources claiming the smaller iPhone will look like the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s. Nevertheless, since Apple hasn’t unveiled the phone yet, we should pay attention to every single rumor about the upcoming device.


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Saturday, January 23rd, 2016. 14:45

Apple Releases OS X El Capitan 10.11.3 to Users Worldwide



Aside from making iOS 9.2.1 available for download all over the world, Apple has recently publicly released OS X El Capitan 10.11.3. The latest update contains a number of stability and security enhancements as well as some bug fixes aimed at making the operating system more stable and efficient. Just like iOS 9.2.1, OS X 10.11.3 is recommended for all users of compatible Mac computers.


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Wednesday, January 20th, 2016. 17:12

Apple Releases iOS 9.2.1 with Minor Fixes to Users Worldwide



Apple has recently released iOS 9.2.1 to users worldwide. The release comes after several weeks of testing performed by registered developers. The latest update contains a number of minor bug fixes and security enhancements, so it is recommended for all users to download and install iOS 9.2.1 on their compatible iPhones, iPads and iPod touch units.


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Wednesday, January 20th, 2016. 15:54

Fake 13-inch Skylake Retina MacBook Pro Benchmark Results Surface Online



Two interesting benchmark results were spotted on Geekbench 3 on January 14th. These results demonstrate the performance level of the upcoming 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro with a new Skylake processor inside. However, it is not entirely clear whether we indeed deal with the results of the yet unannounced MacBook Pro or an unknown device known as Hackintosh. In case you don’t know, Hackintosh is a non-Apple computer with OS X on board.


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Tuesday, January 19th, 2016. 16:06

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Apple’s Battery Suppliers Use Cobalt Mined by Children - Report



According to the latest report issued by Amnesty International, Apple and a number of other tech giants including Sony, Samsung and Microsoft are using cobalt mined by child labor in their devices. Apart from that, electric car manufacturers Daimler and Volkswagen are working with the same suppliers utilizing child labor.


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Tuesday, January 19th, 2016. 12:29

iOS 9.1 Supports New Wireless Communication Technology - Li-Fi



According to the latest report from AppleInsider reporters, iOS 9 code proves that Apple is working on adding the support of Li-Fi to its mobile operating system. In case you don’t know, Li-Fi is a relatively new wireless communication technology that allows to transmit data using light-emitting diodes on speed much higher than that of Wi-Fi. In fact, Li-Fi speed can reach up to 224 Gbps.

The change in iOS code that reflects the support of Li-Fi has been spotted in iOS 9.1 and later, so looks like future generations of iPhones and iPads will be capable of using Li-Fi for transferring data on high speeds. Below you will find a screenshot proving that iOS 9.1 supports the new wireless communication technology.


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Monday, January 18th, 2016. 23:19

Apple Employees in Cork, Ireland Evacuated because of Bomb Threat



According to the latest reports shared by local news websites, more than 4,000 Apple employees working at company’s facilities in Cork, Ireland have been evacuated earlier today following a bomb threat. Fortunately, the police hasn’t found anything dangerous, so after waiting for approximately 2 hours outside the facilities in Lavitts Quay, Hollyhill and Model Farm Road, the employees have successfully got back to work.


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Monday, January 18th, 2016. 19:45

Microsoft to Release Word Flow Keyboard for iOS?



According to an email sent to the selected members of Windows Insider program, Microsoft is planning a rollout of its Word Flow keyboard designed specifically for the Windows Phone platform on Apple’s iOS. Since Apple’s mobile operating system now supports the usage of third-party keyboards, the release of the aforementioned one looks quite obvious and possible.


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Saturday, January 16th, 2016. 20:50

Samsung to Invest Up to $7.5 Billion in Development of OLED Panels for Future iPhones



According to the latest report from people familiar with the matter, Samsung is planning to invest up to $7.47 billion in manufacturing facilities and equipment required to supply Apple with flexible OLED panels for future iPhones. The deal with the Cupertino-based tech giant is nearly signed, so looks like soon Samsung will become Apple’s main component supplier.


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Written by Andrey

Friday, January 15th, 2016. 19:52