iPad 4 replaces iPad 2 as Apple’s cheap 10″ tablet, 8 GB iPhone 5C launched
Mar18

iPad 4 replaces iPad 2 as Apple’s cheap 10″ tablet, 8 GB iPhone 5C launched

Apple has launched an 8 GB version of the iPhone 5C in Europe, China, and Australia – and perhaps even more places, but, interestingly, not the US. At least not yet. This is now obviously the cheapest iPhone of the models launched last year, though it’s anything but cheap. If you’re in the UK, for example, and want to get an 8 GB iPhone 5C unlocked you’ll need to pay £429 for the privilege. That’s £40...

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Apple may have canceled 12.9″ iPad Pro. Next Nexus tablet could have 8.9″ screen
Mar14

Apple may have canceled 12.9″ iPad Pro. Next Nexus tablet could have 8.9″ screen

A 12-inch iPad has been rumored for a very long time. Longer, in fact, than a 12-inch Samsung tablet – which, by the way, got official this January at CES in two iterations, the Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2 and the Galaxy Note Pro 12.2. Apple, however, has stayed mum on going bigger with its iPad line. And if you were craving that oft-leaked 12.9-inch iPad Pro, you could be rather unlucky. That’s because the company may have...

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Apple’s next iPhones will look like both the iPhone 5C and the 7th-gen iPod Nano, iOS 8 details leak
Mar11

Apple’s next iPhones will look like both the iPhone 5C and the 7th-gen iPod Nano, iOS 8 details leak

This year, Apple has long been rumored to launch two new iPhones, both of them larger than any handset the company has released before. This would make a lot of sense, seeing as how the Android world has moved towards 5-inch smartphones being the new norm at the high-end space, while Apple’s current iPhones only have 4-inch screens. That said, Apple has resisted dramatic changes for its mobile devices many times before, so...

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Apple wants to sell 90 million iPhone 6 units. 3 million iPhone 5C handsets are now in inventory
Mar06

Apple wants to sell 90 million iPhone 6 units. 3 million iPhone 5C handsets are now in inventory

Apple has high hopes for its next iPhone, it seems. The company is reported to have ordered no less than 90 million iPhone 6 units from its manufacturing partner Foxconn. This comes from an analyst at Citigroup Global Markets, who was quoted by the Chinese-language Commercial Times in Taiwan. This info was then picked up by DigiTimes, the Taiwan-based source for rumors and speculation originating in the “upstream supply...

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TSMC starts making A8 processors for Apple’s next iPhone
Mar05

TSMC starts making A8 processors for Apple’s next iPhone

According to sources in Taiwan, TSMC has already started producing A8 processors for use in Apple’s next-generation mobile devices, presumably the iPhone 6 as well as possible new iPads to be unveiled later this year. Despite the fact that production for the new chipsets has started so early, Apple isn’t expected to make its new wares official before the third quarter of the year (which starts in July and ends in...

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Apple may start 4.7” iPhone 6 mass production in May, lauch in June. 5.7” iPhone scheduled for later
Jan20

Apple may start 4.7” iPhone 6 mass production in May, lauch in June. 5.7” iPhone scheduled for later

Apple may launch 4.7” iPhone 6 this summer, with bigger 5.7” version coming later this fall. According to Chinese analyst Sun Chyang Xu, who was pretty spot on about Google X phone developments last year, Apple may start the trial production of 4.7” iPhone 6 as early as next month. Then, if things go as planned, it will begin a full scale mass production in May. Which is about right for iPhone 6 announcement during Apple WWDC...

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Apple plans to re-launch iPhone 4 8GB for $244 in India, to gain market share
Jan14

Apple plans to re-launch iPhone 4 8GB for $244 in India, to gain market share

Apple is still struggling to gain any significant foothold in India with iPhone. No carrier subsidies and low average income means that their smartphones are affordable only to a very small subset of Indian customers. Late last year Apple had some interesting moves to tackle iPhone affordability problem in the country. One of the most successful – old smartphone trade-in program, that gives you $200+ discount from iPhone 5C sticker...

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Apple is working on Optical Image Stabilization and improved Autofocus for iPhone camera
Jan10

Apple is working on Optical Image Stabilization and improved Autofocus for iPhone camera

Apple never cared much about megapixel count in iPhone cameras. They started with 2 megapixels in the original iPhone, when Nokia was already shipping smartphones with 5 megapixel modules. It took Apple 3 years to get to by then standard 5 megapixels in iPhone 4. And its latest iPhones are still stuck with 8 megapixel sensors, when every other flagship smartphone comes with 13 megapixels or more. Despite that, every iPhone review...

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China Mobile’s iPhone 5S subsidy rates leak as WSJ confirms Apple’s new carrier partner deal
Dec05

China Mobile’s iPhone 5S subsidy rates leak as WSJ confirms Apple’s new carrier partner deal

The rumors that Apple – China Mobile deal for iPhone 5S and 5C has been in place for months, were true.  The companies have only been waiting for China Mobile to receive 4G license from Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), to launch iPhone 5S with TD-LTE support as a flagship device for next generation services and brand. Yesterday MIIT issued the TD-LTE licenses for all 3 Chinese mobile operators. Few hours later...

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Apple is testing 2K and 4K displays for 12.9″ iPad Pro/Maxi
Dec03

Apple is testing 2K and 4K displays for 12.9″ iPad Pro/Maxi

A 12-inch iPad has been the focus of many rumors of late, as you may have noticed. Now this doesn’t necessarily make it 100% likely that something like that will ever be released, but we’re pretty sure that Apple is at least testing something this big. And speaking of testing, the Cupertino company seems not to have made up its mind about the tablet’s resolution, with a new report claiming that both 2K panels as well...

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