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Foxconn to Build Manufacturing Facility in the USA





Apple’s main supplier - Foxconn - is currently thinking on building a new manufacturing facility in the United States. The new plant, according to the latest rumors, will be built in Pennsylvania very soon.


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Written by Nick Tarasenko

Saturday, November 23rd, 2013. 1:53

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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 Nick Tarasenko

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013. 22:13

Apple to Use iBeacon in Retail Stores to Assist with Sales



The company from Cupertino will start using iBeacon technology in the Apple Retail Stores across the USA to assist with sales and various services. For those who don’t know, iBeacon is a kind of indoor positioning system based on Bluetooth. It consists of transmitters that are capable of detecting nearby iOS 7 devices and notifying of their presence.


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Written by Nick Tarasenko

Monday, November 18th, 2013. 2:30

Apple Continues to Cut Production of Plastic iPhone 5c



According to the latest report published on a Chinese site C Technology (via MacRumors), Apple continues to cut the production of the plastic iPhone 5c. As you probably know, the new colorful gadget turned out to be a failure for the company from Cupertino - its sales are poor not only in the USA, but also all over the world. Interesting fact: while Apple is experiencing iPhone 5s supply constraints, iPhone 5c can be purchased and picked up from almost any store worldwide at any time.


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Written by Nick Tarasenko

Saturday, November 16th, 2013. 22:01

iPad mini With Retina Display Now Available for Personal Pickup in Several Apple Retail Stores



iPad mini with Retina display is now available for Personal Pickup in several stores across the USA, iDownLoadBlog reports. However, these are only Wi-Fi models that can be picked up from the store the same day you make an order.


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Written by Nick Tarasenko

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013. 18:36

Apple Showed Interest in Acquiring BlackBerry Patents, But Got Refusal



Apple, along with Microsoft, Lenovo, Cisco and Google, showed interest in acquiring parts of BlackBerry Ltd, Reuters report. You see, the company holds a wide number of patents that are worth about $1 to $3 billion. These patents will surely be helpful for competitive smartphone manufacturers and Apple in particular.


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Written by Nick Tarasenko

Saturday, November 9th, 2013. 21:48

Most People Upgrade to iPad Air from iPad 2 - Survey



According to the poll conducted by analyst Brian White of Cantor Fitzgerald, 73% out of 106 early iPad Air buyers he interviewed at Apple Stores in New York City, were upgrading from older tablet models. Only 27% were new to Apple’s iPad.


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Monday, November 4th, 2013. 23:11

iPad Air is Now Available via Online Apple Store in the USA



iPad Air is now available for all those who live in the USA. What’s interesting is that all the models can be picked up directly from the store, at least for now. Looks like the first batch of the devices won’t be sold out immediately, like in Hong-Kong yesterday, but its Apple, anything can happen.


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Friday, November 1st, 2013. 20:03

USA Today Claims that iOS 7 is Apple's "Most Troubled" Operating System



USA Today claimed on Thursday that iOS 7 is the "most troubled" if to compare it with older versions of the Apple’s mobile operating system. However, the journalists were unable to provide at least one expert's conclusion or independent testing result, so looks like such an article was aimed only to draw some attention from the newspaper readers, that’s all.


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Sunday, October 20th, 2013. 18:51

iPhone 5s and 5c are Expected to be Launched in 50 New Countries by November 1st



Apple will expand international availability of its iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c. By November 1st, the handsets will be shipped to 51 new locales worldwide. The list of countries that are expected to receive Apple smartphones on October 25th looks as follows:


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Microsoft Launches a $200 iPhone Trade-in Program



Microsoft has launched another trade-in program. This time the software company offers a $200 gift card for all those, who will bring their “gently used” iPhone 4s or iPhone 5 to one of the Microsoft’s retail stores in the USA, Puerto Rico and Canada.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Sunday, September 29th, 2013. 15:39

Virgin Mobile will Start Selling iPhone 5s and 5c on October, 1



Virgin Mobile will soon carry the new Apple’s flagship - iPhone 5s - as well as the mid-priced plastic iPhone 5c. According to the carrier’s recent announcement on Twitter, both devices will be available starting from October 1st.


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Saturday, September 28th, 2013. 17:15

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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Wednesday, September 18th, 2013. 23:31

iOS 7 released: What's New?



Apple has officially released its iOS 7 to public - one can download it via the iTunes right now.

If to speak about the improvements and new features, well, there’re lots of them. But let me tell you what I like most.


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Wednesday, September 18th, 2013. 23:14

Asphalt 8: Airborne is Free for This Weekend



Rejoice all those, who like playing games on the iPhone or iPad! One of the best racing games ever created - Asphalt 8: Airborne - is available for free this weekend! Don’t waste your time and visit the App Store right now.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Saturday, September 14th, 2013. 18:09