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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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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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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 Stops Selling iPhone 4s and iPhone 5c in India



Apple has just stopped selling the iPhone 4s and iPhone 5c in India in an attempt to increase the average selling prices of the iPhone 5s and other devices and in such a way make the business in this rather poor country more profitable.


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Wednesday, February 17th, 2016. 17:06

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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Samsung Leaks Galaxy S7 Video Ahead of Official Launch at MWC



Apple’s main rival, Samsung, has accidentally leaked the video highlighting the unreleased Galaxy S7 smartphone and a couple of its features including wireless charging, undefined level of water resistance as well as its deep integration with the Gear S2 smartwatch. The short clip entitled “Samsung Galaxy: Get Ready for #TheNextGalaxy” has been posted to Samsung’s Indonesian launch site.


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Tuesday, February 16th, 2016. 13:22

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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Changing Date to January 1st, 1970 Bricks iOS Devices [Video]



According to a number of reports from users from different countries, setting the date to January 1st, 1970 can permanently brick your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch running iOS 9 or higher. The bug in the mobile operating system makes it possible to turn the device with Apple’s A7, A8, A8X, A9, and A9X processor into a completely useless thing.

Below you can take a look at the video showing the bug.


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Friday, February 12th, 2016. 16:19

Using Safari to Access Facebook Increases iPhone 6s Plus Battery Life by 15%



According to the latest report shared by Samuel Gibbs of The Guardian, accessing Facebook from the Safari browser instead of the dedicated application can increase the battery life of the 5.5-inch iPhone 6s Plus by up to 15%. Such conclusion is based on the research and testing of the Facebook app performed by the reporter.


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Monday, February 8th, 2016. 18:48

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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 seven days. Most of the articles this week deal with Apple’s upcoming media event scheduled for March 15th as well as with the 4-inch iPhone 5SE, iPad Air 3 and the updated Apple Watch that are expected to be unveiled at this event. There are also several posts connected with the iPhone 7 and its tech specs as well as with the untethered jailbreak of iOS 9.2.1 and iOS 9.3 Beta.


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Sunday, February 7th, 2016. 18:45

30% of Users Still Have 4-inch iPhones - Report



According to the latest report based on the data from a research firm Mixpanel, about 32% of current iPhone users still have handsets with 4-inch screens. This means that three 4-inch iPhone model, namely, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s are still very popular devices.


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Friday, February 5th, 2016. 20:08

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Apple to Release Apple Watch ‘S’ in March - Analyst



According to the latest report from Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster, in March Apple may release an ‘S’ version of the Apple Watch that would feature a better processor and battery. In terms of design, the wearable device will remain similar to the current model, the expert believes.


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Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016. 19:56

Apple Launches 'Shot on iPhone' Campaign for iPhone 6s



According to the latest report from Time, Apple is launching a new iPhone 6s campaign called 'Shot on iPhone'. The campaign is nearly identical to the one that was launched last year for the iPhone 6.


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Monday, February 1st, 2016. 14:31

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