Nearly 4 million iPad Mini 2 units ordered by Apple this month
Nov27

Nearly 4 million iPad Mini 2 units ordered by Apple this month

The new iPad Mini 2 – which comes with a 7.9 inch Retina display, unlike the first-generation iPad Mini – is available to purchase since November 12. Apple has reportedly ordered “nearly 4 million” iPad Mini 2s “for shipments in November” – according to DigiTimes, which quotes Taiwan-based supply chain makers. Initial availability of the second-generation iPad Mini was limited because suppliers (including Sharp and LG) weren’t able to...

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Apple’s plans for Touch ID: trackpad for 5”+ iPhones, all display as fingerprint scanner & more in a patent app
Nov25

Apple’s plans for Touch ID: trackpad for 5”+ iPhones, all display as fingerprint scanner & more in a patent app

When iPhone 5S launched, the new word entered the discussion pretty soon. Many early users and reviewers agreed that the new Apple smartphone was “futureproof”. They were talking about the new 64-bit A7 CPU powering iPhone 5S, and M7 coprocessor that continuously tracks motion data. Value of both of those chips is pretty limited today, but they will enable a whole class of new apps and user experiences in the future. But A7 and M7 are...

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Alleged Apple iPad Mini 3 prototype with Touch ID pictured
Nov25

Alleged Apple iPad Mini 3 prototype with Touch ID pictured

Touch ID, Apple’s own fingerprint identity sensor, introduced for the first time on the iPhone 5S, might be also used on the next-generation iPad Mini (possibly called iPad Mini 3). Sure enough, the iPad Mini 2 has just been released, so a new generation is unlikely to be announced anytime soon. But that doesn’t mean Apple isn’t already developing it. Nowhereelse.fr has received an image which supposedly shows an iPad Mini 3 prototype...

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Apple is testing iPhone 6 with 4.9″ display. 5C successor will get bigger screen too
Nov21

Apple is testing iPhone 6 with 4.9″ display. 5C successor will get bigger screen too

The rumors about the big screen iPhones Apple is planning to release next year, have been flying around even before iPhone 5S/C was officially announced. And they came not only from Apple or technology blogs, but were confirmed by old school news publications like WSJ and Bloomberg. Now Chinese site C Technology, which has been pretty good at this, claims to have received an insider tip that Apple is testing iPhone prototype with 4.9”...

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Apple starts smartphone trade-in program for iPhone 5C&4S in India. Try&buy offer may come soon too
Nov20

Apple starts smartphone trade-in program for iPhone 5C&4S in India. Try&buy offer may come soon too

On Monday we told you about smartphone trade-in program Apple planned to start in India to boost iPhone 5C sales. Well, according to the Times of India, the program started today. If you want to get a discount of Rs 13000 ($208) or more on your iPhone 5C or iPhone 4S purchase, you should bring one of the smartphones  eligible for trade-in. These are: iPhone 4 BlackBerry Z10, Q10 Nokia Lumia 925 HTC One, One Mini, Desire 500, Desire...

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Report: Apple iPhone 5S, Samsung Galaxy S4 and iPhone 5 were the world’s three top-selling smartphones in September
Nov20

Report: Apple iPhone 5S, Samsung Galaxy S4 and iPhone 5 were the world’s three top-selling smartphones in September

According to data revealed last month, Apple’s iPhone 5S was the best-selling smartphone in the US during September, dethroning Samsung’s Galaxy S4 (which had held the top position for several months before that). Now, Hong Kong-based market research company Counterpoint has issued a report – including “all regional or minor hardware variations” sold throughout September – which shows that the iPhone 5S bested the Galaxy S4 when it...

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To boost iPhone 5C and 4S sales in India Apple may soon start an old smartphone trade-in program
Nov18

To boost iPhone 5C and 4S sales in India Apple may soon start an old smartphone trade-in program

Apple is taking another shot at boosting iPhone market share in India with a new smartphone trade-in program. They’ve been trying to improve their Indian fortunes by offering no interest loans on new iPhone purchases since early 2013. And it helped some, with the first batch of iPhone 5S selling out in days after launch. However, the sales of the cheaper iPhone 5C hasn’t fared too well in India, just like everywhere else. The problem...

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Apple cuts more iPhone 5C orders as its price drops another 20% on Taobao, and 5S vaults to 78% of China sales
Nov15

Apple cuts more iPhone 5C orders as its price drops another 20% on Taobao, and 5S vaults to 78% of China sales

I am not sure what did Apple expect from iPhone 5C, but it is certainly performing worse than expected. A month ago we told you about the production cuts and declining grey market prices for the younger iPhone model in China. And things are not improving with time. C Technology, who was the first to report iPhone 5C production cuts, says Apple still continues to reduce orders for its contract manufacturers and suppliers. Protek...

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Could your iPhone send GPS data even when it’s off? Yep. Apple started toying with the idea last year
Nov13

Could your iPhone send GPS data even when it’s off? Yep. Apple started toying with the idea last year

Can your iPhone transmit your location data even if it is switched off? This not an idle question. Washington Post recently claimed that NSA has been collecting location data from powered down phones for almost a decade now. And when British watchdog Privacy International checked with the cellphone makers if such thing is possible, Nokia and Samsung kind of denied it, many others, including Apple, didn’t reply, and Ericsson said that...

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Apple will launch 1.7” iWatch for men and 1.3” iWatch for women next year
Nov13

Apple will launch 1.7” iWatch for men and 1.3” iWatch for women next year

Several weeks ago we’ve heard that Apple is experimenting with several iWatch display sizes. Now it seems that this may be more than experiment. Apple may have already decided to launch two wearable devices next year – 1.7” iWatch for men and 1.3” iWatch for women. These news come from Display Search analyst David Hsieh, who has a pretty good track record in predicting upcoming Apple products. See, for example, his predictions...

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