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Apple Offering 24-hour Shipping for Any Carrier-Locked iPhone 5s





Apple is now offering 24-hour shipping for any carrier-locked iPhone 5s version you choose, AppleInsider reports. However, those who plan to purchase an unlocked handset, will have to wait a bit - a few days, probably. One-day shipping is currently available only for customers in the United States, but with time, I believe, such an option will be added to Apple Online Stores all over the world.


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Written by Andrey

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013. 20:37

iPhone 5s is Available in U.S. Retail Stores - Gene Munster



Gene Munster of Piper Jaffray has issued a new report, claiming that Apple’s iPhone 5s is currently available in all of the retail stores across the USA. The analyst’s figures are based on data from 60 locations in different cities. According to what Munster writes, all models, either carrier-locked or unlocked and SIM-free, can be purchased right now.


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Written by Andrey

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013. 2:38

All Existing iPads Boot Speed Test - Video



iClarified reporters have recently come up with an idea of comparing the boot speed of all the existing iPads, namely, iPad 1, iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4, iPad Air, iPad mini (1st generation) and iPad mini (2nd generation). The result of their creative tablet testing is available at the video below.


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Written by Andrey

Sunday, December 8th, 2013. 20:25

Apple Starts Using iBeacon Technology at 254 Retail Stores across America



Apple starts using its iBeacon technology at all 254 retail stores across the United States. In case you don’t know what iBeacon is, I’ll try to explain. This is the system based on Bluetooth that can send various messages to your iPhone or iPad. In our particular case, these are mostly detailed product descriptions and information about special discounts available at the store.


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Written by Andrey

Saturday, December 7th, 2013. 0:28

Company from Cupertino Was Granted Another Patent



The company from Cupertino was granted a patent No. 8,600,120 for "Personal computing device control using face detection and recognition" on Tuesday. In other words, it’s a technology that allows your iPhone or iPad to recognize you among other people. Such a system can possibly take mobile security to the next level.


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Written by Andrey

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013. 2:16

iPhone 5s In Stock Again - Piper Jaffray



Apple suppliers have finally produced enough iPhone 5s units to catch up with the demand, latest survey claims. Well, almost - currently about 90% of the flagship models are available for purchase at the company’s retail stores. And it’s a very substantial increase, I must admit. iPhone 5s supply grew from 31% on November 11th to what we have now.


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Written by Andrey

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013. 21:34

Apple Announces Unlocked iPhone 5s Availability in 1-2 Weeks



Apple on Friday started offering unlocked, SIM-free iPhone 5s units with shipping estimates of 1-2 weeks. For you to compare - those who decide to purchase the device on contract have to wait for about 3-5 weeks. As to the prices, they’re just the same for both SIM-free and locked smartphones. The iPhone 5s with 16GB of memory on board is available for $649; for the model with 32GB and 64GB of memory one will have to pay extra $100 or $200 respectively.


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Written by Andrey

Sunday, November 24th, 2013. 2:11

White House Plans to Ban Phone Unlocking While Claiming to Support It



According to secret documents leaked by WikiLeaks not long ago, the White House has been in talks with other countries to make phone unlocking illegal by international law. And it is rather strange since in public the US government supports those who struggle for the legalization of unlocking.


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Written by Andrey

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013. 22:13

New FCC Chairman Plans to Make Phone Unlocking Legal Before December Holiday Season



Tom Wheeler, the new FCC Chairman, has recently asked CTIA (The Wireless Association) to make phone unlocking legal as soon as possible - before the December holidays. In the letter he has sent to CTIA he says that if this request is not fulfilled in time, FCC will regulate the unlocking process itself.


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Written by Andrey

Monday, November 18th, 2013. 2:50

Apple Files Patent for "Touch-Sensitive Depressible Button"



U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published another Apple’s patent application on Tuesday. This time it’s a some kind of touch sensitive button that is capable of detecting multiple levels of pressure. The U.S. Patent No. 8,581,870 is entitled "Touch-sensitive button with two levels".

Here’s what AppleInsider writes:


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Written by Andrey

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013. 23:08

Apple's iPhone 5s will Become Available in Two or Three Weeks



Good news for those who hasn’t yet purchased the iPhone 5s - Apple's online store now displays shipping times of two to three weeks. With more than 9 million iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c units sold during the launch weekend, the company from Cupertino had to push the shipping dates to “October”. And now, at last, 16GB, 32GB and 64GB models are said to become available within only two weeks.


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Written by Andrey

Sunday, October 13th, 2013. 16:53

A Lock Screen Bug Found in iOS 7.0.2



iOS 7.0.2 was released to resolve a lock screen bug and it coped with its task. However, a new problem has been discovered that needs to be patched.


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Written by Andrey

Saturday, September 28th, 2013. 16:52

White House Petition Asking FCC to Require Carriers to Unlock All Mobile Devices



The U.S. government has recently filed a petition with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). According to The Washington Post, this documents suggests that all the American wireless carriers should unlock all the devices they sell.


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Written by Andrey

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013. 23:31

Pre-order period opens for 24 carat gold iPhone 5S



Goldgenie opens pre-orders of the new version of iPhone 5S, made of 24 carat gold.

There are five different styles available for purchase: Swarovski Style Bezel Top and Bottom Logo Elite, Swarovski Style Bezel and Logo Elite, Swarovski Style Bezel Elite, Elite, and Edition.

This is a new image of iPhone 5S, recently presented by Apple. It boasts Swarovski crystals on its sides, top, bottoms and logo embellished in either 24 CT. Gold, Rose Gold or Platinum. The iPhone 5S is SIM free and factory unlocked, so it is compatible with any network around the world.


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Written by Lizzen

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013. 1:03

Giant Boulder of Death - Simple, but Addictive Game



There’s one new game on the App Store that has drawn my attention recently. It’s a kind of game you can play wherever you are - at home, during the lunch break at school or at the university and so on. It is called Giant Boulder of Death and it is very addictive.


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