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Samsung Makes Fun of Galaxy S6 Concepts [Images]





Every year, ahead of launches of new products from Apple, Samsung and other tech giants, dozens, hundreds and even thousands of renderings, mockups and concepts appear on the Internet, which allegedly show how this or that device may look like. While Apple or any other company simply ignores all this stuff, its South Korean rival takes most ridiculous, absurd and weird images and uses them to promote its next-generation flagship.


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Thursday, February 26th, 2015. 12:59

Tim Cook Reveals New Details about Apple Watch



According to what Tim Cook told local Apple employees during his latest visit to Berlin, Germany, the long-anticipated Apple Watch will be water resistant. Looks like the guys from Cupertino modified the original smartwatch model. You see, back in September, it was reported that it was impossible to take shower with the device on one’s wrist without damaging it.


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Thursday, February 26th, 2015. 10:37

Google to Announce Apple Pay Competitor in May?



According to the latest report from the Wall Street Journal, Google is currently planning to revamp its Google Wallet service in order to compete with the recently-released NFC-based payments system called Apple Pay. The new Wallet will be officially announced this May, at the annual Google I/O developer conference, reporters claim. While this rumor hasn’t yet been confirmed, such a step is quite possible as the only way to compete with Apple’s payments service is to make Google’s own service better.


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Sunday, February 22nd, 2015. 19:57

Apple Announces 2011-2013 MacBook Pro Repair Program



After hundreds of users’ complaints and months of silence, Apple has finally announced a repair program for those MacBook Pro models, which suffer from graphics issues. The list of models eligible for the repair includes 15-inch and 17-inch MacBook Pros released in 2011, 15-inch MacBook Pro released in 2012 and 15-inch MacBook Pro released early in 2013. Moreover, Apple says it will contact those users, who had to pay to fix the aforementioned problem earlier in order to issue a refund.


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Friday, February 20th, 2015. 20:08

Strange Apple Vehicle Spotted on Video



I’ve already told you about mysterious Apple vans with strange camera systems on the roof. Moreover, we’ve already seen images from different parts of the USA showing these vehicles on  the roads. Thanks to attentive and pretty active Internet users, we can now take a look at a short video showing a closer look at the white Apple van. As usual, the video and its description are available below.


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Wednesday, February 18th, 2015. 22:18

Jony Ive and Angela Ahrendts Working on Apple Stores Redesign?



According to the latest rumors shared by reliable insiders, Apple’s chief product designer Jony Ive and retail executive Angela Ahrendts are currently working on a major redesign of Apple's retail stores in the USA and other countries. Such a step is aimed at making retail locations more natural and comfortable for customers. These changes will focus customers’ attention on new products, for example, on the Apple Watch, which is expected to be released in April. As usual, there’s no official confirmation of the rumors from Apple.


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Tuesday, February 17th, 2015. 0:38

Apple Pay to Support Federal-Payment Cards - U.S.Government



According to the information that was made public ahead of the White House Summit on Cybersecurity at Stanford University, the U.S. government may soon make Apple Pay available for the owners of federal-payment cards. The big event may take place in September. These cards include Social Security cards as well as those issued to veterans getting financial support from the state. The official U.S. government acknowledgement will become a massive step forward for Apple, which can help the company lure lots of new customers not only from the USA, but also from other countries. Moreover, this acknowledgement proves that the NFC-based payments system ensures a high level of security for customers, banks and other partners of the company.


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Saturday, February 14th, 2015. 22:01

Apple Begins Training Retail Employees Ahead of Apple Watch Launch



According to the latest report from people familiar with the matter, Apple has begun training its retail employees in the USA and the U.K. ahead of the launch of the long-awaited Apple Watch. The stores staff has reportedly begun getting acquainted with the new wearable device, its specs and features. Retail employees should be aware of every particular detail of the smartwatch in order to be able to sell it and help those customers who encounter problems connected with the gadget.


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Saturday, February 7th, 2015. 19:10

iOS Market Share Is Higher Than Android Market Share in America



For the first time since 2012, iOS market share in the USA has beaten the market share of Google’s Android, Kantar Worldpanel ComTech reporters write. Moreover, they also claim that the share of Apple’s mobile operating system has grown in Europe and China as well. The reason for such an impressive result is the immense popularity of the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus among the users.


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Thursday, February 5th, 2015. 21:34

Western Union Now Supports Apple Pay



According to the latest report released by Western Union, the service has recently begun supporting Apple Pay. This means that from now on, the customers from all over the USA can transfer money or pay bills with the help of Western Union directly from their iPhone.


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Tuesday, January 27th, 2015. 19:52

Apple Sold More iPhones in China Than in America in Fiscal Q1 2015?



As you probably know, Apple is expected to announce its financial results in the first fiscal quarter of 2015 on Tuesday, January 27th. Today, a new report has been released by the Financial Times reporters, which suggests that the guys from Cupertino may have sold more iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus units in China than in the USA in the last quarter. This happened for the first time in the history of the company. Still, it should be noted that the report is based on the analysts' estimates and rumors, that is why I suggest that you should take it with a few pinches of salt.


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Monday, January 26th, 2015. 21:33

Apple Got 50% of U.S. Smartphone Sales in Q4 2014 - Analysts



According to the latest report released by a research firm Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP), Apple managed to get 50% of the smartphone sales in the USA in the calendar quarter ending in December. In other words, half of the handsets sold on the territory of the United States over the last few months are Apple's iPhones.


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Saturday, January 24th, 2015. 22:25

Apple Pay Now Works with 15 New Banks - Apple



Back in October, the guys from Cupertino launched their NFC-based mobile payments service called Apple Pay in the USA. Currently the system is incredibly popular among the American customers. It can boast of the support of the largest banks and financial institutions, retailers, supermarkets and cafes. Moreover, according to Apple's page devoted to the partners working with Apple Pay, the company has earlier this week added 15 new banks to the list of those that support the advanced payments method.


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Wednesday, January 21st, 2015. 19:11

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Apple Won't Stop Production of iPod shuffle, Recent Shortages Are Caused by Suppliers



A number of Apple Stores across the USA have encountered with iPod shuffle shortages this week. This has caused rumors suggesting that Apple will no longer produce the smallest and the cheapest portable music player in its lineup. As it turned out, this rumors don’t make sense. The guys from Cupertino have no plans to stop the manufacture of the iPod shuffle. This week’s shortage is a result of supplier changes, which have temporarily stopped the production process.


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Saturday, January 10th, 2015. 21:55

Apple to Launch Apple Pay in Canada in March?



Several weeks after the rumor about Apple’s plans to launch Apple Pay in the UK in the first half of 2015, a new one appeared on the Net, which suggests that the guys from Cupertino are currently thinking about the launch of the NFC-based payments service in Canada in the near future. In fact, reliable sources believe that the debut of the new service will take place in March.


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Friday, January 9th, 2015. 20:11