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Apple Lowered Transaction Fees to Launch Apple Pay in China





As it was already reported, Apple launched Apple Pay in China last week. In accordance with the latest report from people familiar with the matter, to make the mobile payment system work in this Asian country, Apple had to halve the usual transaction fee. Currently, the fee is equal to  0.07% in China, while in the United States and other regions it accounts for approximately 0.15%.


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Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016. 15:17

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Apple Seeds Fourth Beta of iOS 9.3, OS X 10.11.4, watchOS 2.2 and tvOS 9.2 to Developers



Apple has today seeded the fourth beta of iOS 9.3, OS X El Capitan 10.11.4, watchOS 2.2 and tvOS 9.2 to registered developers for testing. Each version contains minor enhancements and bug fixes aimed at making it more stable and efficient.


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Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016. 1:24

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 past seven days. Most of the articles this week deal with the upcoming 4-inch iPhone 5se that is expected to be announced at a media event on March 15th and the full-size iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus that will be launched in the fall. There’re also some posts related to the bugs found in iOS, the launch of Apple Pay in China and several other topics.


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Sunday, February 21st, 2016. 15:19

Find My iPhone Feature Helps Police Find Kidnapped Teenager



According to the latest report from NBC News, Apple’s Find My iPhone feature helped Pennsylvania State Police to find a kidnapped teenager earlier this month. The 18-year-old victim had been taken 150 miles away from her home by her ex-boyfriend, but the mother managed to use the Find My iPhone feature to determine the location of her daughter’s phone and reported everything to the police.


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Saturday, February 20th, 2016. 18:10

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iPhone 5se and iPad Air 3 to Feature Apple’s Latest Processors



According to the latest report from Bloomberg, the 4-inch iPhone 5se and the iPad Air 3 that are expected to be unveiled on March 15th will be equipped with Apple’s latest processors. The iPhone 5se will reportedly get the same processor as its predecessor, the iPhone 6s, while the updated tablet will feature the A9X chip.


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Saturday, February 20th, 2016. 17:55

Apple Releases Two New iPhone 6s Commercials [Video]



Apple has recently released two new iPhone 6s commercials called 'Live Photos' and 'Less Time'. As can be guessed from the names, the ads highlight two major features that make the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus different from their predecessors.

The first commercial shows us how the Live Photos feature makes the process of taking and using photos different.


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Thursday, February 18th, 2016. 12:39

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Apple to Launch Apple Pay in China on February 18th



According to the latest report from Reuters reporters, Apple will launch Apple Pay in China on February, 18th. The report is based on social media posts shared by Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), so looks like the information is trustworthy.


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Wednesday, February 17th, 2016. 16:44

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Wistron to Help Foxconn Produce iPhone 5SE, Pegatron To Assist As iPhone 7 Supplier



As it was already reported, Foxconn is currently responsible for assembling the 4-inch iPhone 5SE units. According to the latest report from people familiar with the matter, Apple has recently made another firm, Wistron, an additional supplier of the widely-rumored smaller handset to avoid supply shortages and other risks.


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Tuesday, February 16th, 2016. 17:12

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Check Out This New iPhone 7 Concept [Video]



As the release of the widely-rumored iPhone 7 becomes more imminent, more rumors and concepts showing possible design of the handset appear on the Internet. Today I would like to show you the concept created by Arthur Reis that demonstrates a thin and sleek iPhone lacking traditional 3.5mm headphone jack with barely noticeable antenna bands across the back panel, wireless charging capabilities, Force Touch, and other features we expect from the device that is expected to be released this fall.

Check out the video showing the handset and its main features.


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Monday, February 15th, 2016. 20:55

Recent Earthquake Will Impact Chip Production - TSMC



According to the latest report from people familiar with the matter, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) admits that the 6.4-magnitude earthquake that hit Taiwan and killed 116 people earlier this month may impact the production capacity and cause problems in the assembly of processors in 2016. Previously, the company was planning to restore about 95% of production capacity within 2 or 3 days, but looks like the earthquake had caused much more damage to manufacturing facilities than it was believed.


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Monday, February 15th, 2016. 20:02

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Top 10 Stories of the Week



It is Sunday today, which means I should tell you about the most interesting posts of the past seven days. Most of the articles this week deal with rumors about Apple’s upcoming devices and services as well as with vulnerabilities found in iOS 9 and OS X. There are also some posts about the releases of new betas of iOS 9.3 and OS X El Capitan 10.11.4 for developers.


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Sunday, February 14th, 2016. 22:28

iPhone 5SE and iPad Air 3 to Go on Sale on March 18th



According to the latest report from people familiar with the matter, Apple will start selling the iPhone 5SE as well as the new iPad Air 3 on Friday, March 18th, three days after the dedicated media event. Sources indicate that there will be no pre-orders for the devices, the company will reportedly have them all in stock for the launch. Customers will get an opportunity to purchase new gadgets either online or from physical stores.


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Sunday, February 14th, 2016. 0:08

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'Motor Noises' Come from Apple’s Secret Car Testing Facility



A man from Sunnyvale, who lives near Apple’s top-secret car-testing facility has recently complained about the 'motor noises' coming from the Apple-owned buildings late at night. This looks like a good proof of the existence of the Apple-branded car prototype that is reportedly codenamed ‘Titan’.


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Friday, February 12th, 2016. 18:22

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Apple Dominates the U.S. Smartphone Market, Samsung's Catching Up



According to the latest report shared by a research firm Parks Associates, Apple’s iPhone still dominates the U.S. smartphone market, however, Samsung is catching up.


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Thursday, February 11th, 2016. 17:36

TSMC to Become Sole A10 Processor Manufacturer



According to the latest report from ETNews, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has become a sole manufacturer of the processor for the upcoming iPhone 7 that is expected to be released this fall. The company will reportedly be using the 10-nanometer manufacturing process and this has become the main reason for Apple to choose the Taiwanese manufacturer, not Samsung.


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Thursday, February 11th, 2016. 13:27