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Top 10 Stories of the Week
It is Sunday today, which means it is high time I told you about the most interesting posts of the past seven days. Let’s not waste time and take a look at the articles worth your attention right now.
Here’s How iPhone 7 Concept Looks Like [Video]
As you already know, Apple is expected to release new handsets, namely, the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus later this year. These devices will reportedly feature 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch displays, 12-megapixel cameras, new A9 processors, 2GB of RAM and a number of other useful features.
Although we haven’t yet seen Apple's smartphones, which should be unveiled this year, two designers have recently released a new video showing the iPhone 7 concept. This concept can boast of a new A10 processor, wireless charging capabilities and a refreshed look. You can take a look at the next-gen iPhone model below.
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Apple’s Smartphone Market Share Continues to Grow - IDC
According to the latest report from, a research firm IDC, Apple’s smartphone market share continues to increase. In the second quarter of 2015, the share reached 14.1%. If to compare this result with the year-ago quarter, we’ll notice a 3.1% growth. The number of smartphone units sold to customers worldwide increased from 35.2 million in Q2 2014 to 47.5 million in the second quarter of this year. That’s definitely a good result, I must admit.
Here’s How iPhone 6s Front Panel Looks Like [Images]
Several interesting images have recently appeared on the Internet. These images show something similar to the front panel for the upcoming iPhone 6s. The images have been shared by the usually-reliable French website Nowhereelse.fr, so I guess we can believe what we see.
Apple to Expand Minimum Amount of iPhone 6s Storage to 32GB - Rumor
According to the latest report from M.I.C. Gadget, the guys from Cupertino are currently planning to expand the minimum storage of the next-generation iPhone. Instead of using 16GB, Apple is said to equip the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus with 32GB of memory. This will make the handsets a bit more expensive, however, the increase in memory will allow users to download and store more files directly in their smartphones. It should be noted, however, that the rumor about new minimum storage option comes from insiders who have reportedly seen the packaging of the would-be devices. Well, that’s not the most reliable source of information, so I guess we should take the aforementioned report with a few pinches of salt.
Saurik Releases Cydia Impactor Tweak Capable of ‘Unjailbreaking’ Your iOS Device
A well-known hacker saurik has recently released a new tweak called Cydia Impactor. This tweak allows you to 'unjailbreak' your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch without connecting it to computer and performing a full system restore, which deletes user data and erases all the settings. According to the developer of the tweak, the tiny tool gives an opportunity to restore system files and data removed or damaged during the process of jailbreak. Cydia Impactor will be helpful for those people, who don’t like syncing their iOS device with computer or those who plan to quickly 'unjailbreak' the smartphone or tablet before selling or giving it away.
Top 10 Stories of the Week
Hi there! It is Sunday today, which means it’s high time for me to tell you about the most interesting posts of the past seven days. If you have time and wish, you can take a look at them below.
Leaked Images Show iPhone 6s Plus Rear Shell with Minor Changes
Several new images showing something what appears to be a rear shell for the upcoming iPhone 6s Plus have recently appeared on the Internet. Future Supplier blog reporters claim the part is nearly identical in size and shape to the rear shell of the iPhone 6 Plus. Probably the only really noticeable difference is the location of the holes for screws that hold the loud speaker module. Apart from that, “the 6S Plus’ rear housing is stronger”. Looks like the guys from Cupertino did their best to make the smartphone strong enough not to bend in your pocket. Well, that’s what we all expected, right?
Apple Takes 92% of Profits with 20% Smartphone Market Share
According to the latest report from Canaccord Genuity, Apple takes 92% of the entire smartphone market profits with only 20% share of smartphone sales. As noted by the analysts, back in 2007, when the guys from Cupertino introduced the iPhone, two-thirds of the smartphone market profits were taken by Nokia. In 2012, the profits of Apple and Samsung were nearly equal, however, since that time, the situation has changed and now we see that Apple is far more successful that its South Korean rival.
Hackers Release Taig 2.42 Beta with Several Improvements
Just one day after releasing Taig 2.41 beta with a fix for the bug causing the jailbreaking process to get stuck at 60%, the Chinese hackers have seeded Taig 2.42 beta with Cydia 1.1.23 and a fix for the bug that made the jailbreak get stuck at 30% or 40%.
Apple Releases Two New iPhone 6 Commercials [Video]
The guys from Cupertino have recently released two iPhone 6 commercials. They are called 'Loved' and 'Hardware & Software'. As can be easily guessed from the names of the ads, they tell us about people using iPhones and the reasons for them to love these devices as well as about the perfect combination of hardware and software of the iPhone. The main idea of both clips sounds like “If it’s not an iPhone, it’s not an iPhone”. What a surprise for us!
Both commercials are available below this post and on Apple’s official YouTube channel. Below these short videos you will find the descriptions posted by the guys from Cupertino.
99% of people who have an iPhone… Love their iPhone.
New Schematics Show that Next-Gen iPhone Will Be Slightly Thicker
According to the latest images showing leaked schematics for the next-generation iPhone, the handset will get the same design as its predecessor. However, the device may become a bit thicker due to new hardware components, Chinese insiders claim. The schematics that are available below have been first spotted on the Japanese version of
Pegatron to Hire 40.000 Workers to Assemble Next-Gen iPhone
According to the latest report from people familiar with the matter, Apple supplier Pegatron has recently begun hiring workers for the assembly of the next-generation iPhone. As noted by DigiTimes reporters, the supplier plans to hire as many as 40.000 employees. They will be engaged in the production of the upcoming iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, which are expected to be released this September. The work on the smartphones has already begun as several iPhone parts including the logic board with a number of updated chips and the casing of the would-be handset have appeared on the Internet not long ago.
Cydia 1.1.20 Released with Updates and Bug Fixes
The developer behind Cydia, saurik, has recently released an update for his application. This update contains a number of bug fixes that make Cydia more stable and efficient. That is why if you have a jailbroken iPhone or iPad, you can update Cydia to the version 1.1.20 right now. It is recommended to update if you have any problems with Cydia or if it causes problems to your device.
Apple Remains Top U.S. Smartphone Manufacturer
According to the latest data shared by a research firm called comScore, Apple remains the top smartphone manufacturer in the United States of America. Apple’s market share is currently equal to 43.5%. Samsung is ranked second with the market share of 28.7% and LG is the third with 8.2%.