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Pegatron revenue upsurges thanks to iPhone production





According to Reuters, Apple supplier Pegatron is likely to enjoy a 50 percent increase in Q3 revenue.  The supplier reaches the figure despite the stable decline of its PC business continuing. The sector responsible for the revenue upsuge is the iPhone. The following announcement was made by Pegatron after the company did not live up o analyst's expectations concerning revenue in Q2.

“We expect revenue in the non-computing segment to grow by 40 to 50 percent in Q3 due to new consumer products. Q4 will also be higher,” said company CEO and President Jason Cheng in an investor conference.

Pegatron is most likely to be responsible for production of the low-budget iPhone 5C – the plastic iPhone. Moreover, Digitimes rumored that it may turn to be the second iPhone 5S supplier, although Foxconn is responsible for the major production. Both handsets are expected to be announced by Apple on 10th September.


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Written by Lizzen

Monday, August 12th, 2013. 20:02

Delays in supply chain to slow iPhone 5S release



According to Digitimes, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is delaying with components supply. Therefore, the launch of the iPhone 5S may be put off and Apple might ship “only 3-4 million units in the third quarter of 2013 compared to 10 million units as originally planned”. It should be noted that a similar report, only lacking exact figures and specifics, was published on July 15th. Besides it is not the first time  Apple CEO Tim Cook admits that the plans of Cupertino company may be put off due to delays in supply-chains.

Mass production of the fingerprint sensors was originally scheduled to begin in May at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and then to be packaged at Xintec, a TSMC subsidiary, the sources indicated. However, the production of the sensors has been delayed due to issues related to integration between iOS 7 and fingerprint chips, as well as a low yield rate at packaging firm Xintec, the sources revealed.

An engineering team composed of engineers from Apple and TSMC has been dispatched to Xintec recently to help ramp up the yield rate for the packaging of fingerprint sensors, revealed the sources, adding that the supply chain will be able to start volume production of fingerprint chips at the end of August.


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Written by Lizzen

Monday, August 12th, 2013. 16:19

iPhone 5 explosion nearly cost a woman her eyesight



According to ZDNet, an explosion of iPhone 5 caused an injury.  A Chinese woman nearly lost her eyesight when the explosed smartphone sent debris into her eye.

According to a report published by Da Lian Evening News on Friday, the injured woman whose family name is Li arrived at her workplace and was on the phone with her friend when she felt the screen growing very warm against her cheek. At that time, she had been on the phone for 40 minutes. When she looked at the device to check it, Li then discovered the touchscreen was not responding when she tried to end the call. After a few more tries, the screen exploded. Li said she felt some debris shooting into her eyes. "I could not open my eyes," she recalled. Her colleagues rushed her to the hospital where the doctor found her eyeball red and inflamed, and identified a scratch mark which suggested an object had scratched it.

According to the information, Li had previously dropped her iPhone on the top right corner leaving a small notch. In this very corner the explosion  happened.

Da Lian Evening News was informed by Apple customer service that this incident will be investigated to find out whether it covers with warranty or not.




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Monday, August 12th, 2013. 15:40

Roku App for iOS Got the Update



Roku is a streaming player that allows you to watch photos and videos taken using your iPhone, listen to music etc. on your TV. All you need is a Roku multimedia console, an iOS device and a Roku app installed on your smartphone or tablet. This application is available on the App Store and it has been updated recently with the ability to stream your favorite videos to the large TV screen.


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eleMount for your iPhone, iPad



EleMount is an all aluminum mount for the iPhone, iPad, and other mobile devices.

With the help of this CNC machined mount you can put  your favorite device wherever you want. Last but not the least, the design of the pedestal is elegant and modern. The elePads inserted into the base of the mount sticks to any flat surface, which the other holds your device of any size or generation, even if it is in a protective case. The eleMount base has a 1/4" 20 thread hidden there. You can connect it to tripods for improved smartphone photography and videography.
“With eleMount, I aimed to raise the bar for mobile device mounts, leaving bulky plastic design behind and using only the most premium materials and production processes to create the most beautiful, versatile and easy-to-use mount available today,” said Jose Sanchez, designer of eleMount. “Using precise CNC machinery to manufacture eleMount wasn’t cheap, but the resulting design and finish were well worth it. eleMount is in a category of its own and deserves to hold up our most prized gear.”


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Monday, August 12th, 2013. 1:40

New Leaked Photos of iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C



Some new lower cost iPhone and iPhone 5S mockups leaked online. This time it’s a Vietnamese website Tinhte that is the author of the photos. This site, by the way, is famous for the pre-release Apple gadgets reviews, so I guess we can trust it.


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Sunday, August 11th, 2013. 0:44

Apple's Developer Center is Fully Functional Again



Apple’s developer center is finally fully functional after being down for about three weeks. According to the latest announcement, all the services are back online, so the users can start working this very moment.


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Saturday, August 10th, 2013. 19:04

Google Play Books for iOS Updated with New Features



Google Play Books for iOS was updated yesterday to a version 1.6.0. Now one can highlight the text and take notes from the scanned files as well as rent books and read them in a sepia mode.


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Friday, August 9th, 2013. 19:46

Google Maps for iOS and Android and a New 'Relevant Ads' Feature



Google Maps app for iOS and Android are now showing 'relevant ads'. Starting this day, each time you search for a particular place e.g. cafe or restaurant on top of the list you’ll the businesses that pay Google to be promoted.


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Friday, August 9th, 2013. 19:31

Another iPad vs Microsoft Surface Ad



Another Microsoft ad comparing iPad with a Surface RT tablet was released yesterday on the company’s official YouTube channel.

This time we can see a Windows RT tablet and an iPad 4. Microsoft ad-makers claim that their device is surely better than the Apple gadget. Well, as usual, they show how the multitasking works, how to connect a USB flash drive to the Windows RT tablet and how the prices for both devices differ. Boring...


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Thursday, August 8th, 2013. 19:15

iOS 7 Beta 5: New Features and Improvements



Apple has released iOS 7 Beta 5 for the developers. As usual, this version has some interface changes as well as minor bug fixes and operating system tweaks. Let’s take a look at them.


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Wednesday, August 7th, 2013. 20:20

52% of developers are using iOS 7-only app updates



Last month it was found out that very few users are ready to pay for iOS 7 app updates on apps they already owned.  Most of them would prefer to stay on iOS 6, rather than to update to iOS 7 and pay again for the apps.

Let's have at what developers think.

Craig Hockenberry, developer at Iconfactory (Twitterrific):

Like many of my fellow developers, I am in the middle of an update of an app for iOS 7. As you’d expect, it’s a lot more work than previous versions of iOS. But results are stunning: both David Lanham and I have commented that our shipping version was “feeling old and clunky.”

While cranking along on the update, a couple of thoughts occurred to me: how many other developers were doing the same thing and were they going to commit fully to iOS 7? The depth and breadth of the changes in iOS 7 makes it difficult to support older versions of the OS.


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Written by Lizzen

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013. 18:19

New Lumia Ad Mocks iPhone 5 Camera



This day can be called the day of ads since such tech giants as Apple (see the article below) and Nokia released new ads. And if the company from Cupertino simply advertises its FaceTime app, the guys from Finland mock the iPhone 5 camera and compare it to the Nokia Lumia 925’s photo sensor.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013. 23:44

Take a Look at Apple's New "FaceTime Every Day" Ad



Apple has just released another ad from the popular series launched a bit earlier this year. This time it’s called "FaceTime Every Day" and as you might have guessed it shows the advantages of using the FaceTime app.


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Tuesday, August 6th, 2013. 15:23

Apple May Shift iMac Production from Quanta to Pegatron



According to the latest rumors, Apple is going to change its main iMac supplier. Digitimes reports, that the company from Cupertino is currently thinking about shifting its iMac and probably MacBook Air and MacBook Pro production from Quanta to Pegatron. So far the latter one has been working mostly on iPhones and iPads.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013. 12:53