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iOS 11 officially announced with many new features and improvements

Powerful new features coming to iPhone and iPad. Apple announced during its developer conference the new version of iOS – version 11. Apple claims that this is the biggest software release ever for iPad and iPhones, and there is some truth in these words. IOS 11 delivers many new features, especially to iPads, such as improved multitasking and the ability to snap apps to display them. Apple Pencil has been deeply integrated into iOS11 with support for inline drawing and instant Notes accessible from the Lock Screen. Apple finally created a ‘Files app’ for iOS, allowing users to access their[…]

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Dedicated AI processor to enable advanced features in Apple’s products

Cupertino is working on Apple Neutral Engine. A report at Bloomberg, citing an unnamed person who seems to be close to Apple, mentions about a secret chip under development called ‘Apple Neutral Engine’. This dedicated processor will not replace the current ARM chips and graphic adapters we have, but it will complement them and enable some advanced AI features like speech and facing recognition, all this without impacting the battery life of the devices. The report claims that Cupertino will use the new AI chip to add artificial intelligence features to future devices including iPhones. Among the possible use of[…]

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Fingerprint reader underneath the display confirmed for iPhone 8

Apple to integrate Touch ID into the screen. Unnamed sources close to Apple have revealed to the Economic Daily News that Apple has successfully integrated the Touch ID recognition sensors into the display for iPhone 8. The OLED display panel and the radical new design for the upcoming anniversary iPhone in 2017 have caused troubles for the engineering team at Cupertino. As the next iPhone won’t have a Home Button and the display will take almost the entire front, Apple had to come up with a new solution for Touch ID fingerprint recognition. It seems that Apple has finally solved[…]

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Molds of upcoming iPhones reveal their possible sizes

iPhone 8 to have a similar size to the 7S, but a bigger screen. A few photos of alleged iPhone molds have appeared online, revealing the relative size of the upcoming models in 2017. According to the shots, Apple is going to release three new models later this year. Two of the models will feature LCD display panes, and they will be named ‘S’, following the Apple’s trend to introduce modest hardware improvements to the main line after the first year – in this case iPhone 7. But the far more interesting model in 2017 will be the device described[…]

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92% of the iPhone users will buy again an iPhone

Highest retention rate among the iPhone users. According to a new survey among 1000 iPhone users in the United States, Apple’s loyalty rate is up from 86% in 2016 to the impressive 93 percent in April 2017. Morgan Stanley measures the retention rate among the iphone users, and the report concludes that Apple’s upcoming iPhone 8 may possibly register impressive sales, as the majority of the current users will switch to the new model. From the report we also learn that Apple’s biggest competitor is Samsung with a retention rate of 77%, followed by LG (59%), Motorola (56%) and Nokia[…]

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Apple Pay expands its services to Italy

Apple Pay officially launches in Italy. After starting in markets outside of the US in 2016, the Apple Pay service reached several European markets like Russia, Spain, France and others. Now Apple is bringing the payment service to Italy. According to the official website for the service in Italian language, Apple Pay accepts Italian debit and credit cards which can be added to the Wallet app and then used in stores and online. Currently, there are only a limited number of cards accepted in Italy – Visa & Master Card from UniCredit, Carrefour and Boon. More will be added in[…]

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WWDC17 conference in June may reveal the new iPad Pro

Apple to announce a 10.5-inch iPad Pro on June 5? Apple may be finally announcing a new iPad model this year, at the upcoming June conference for developers WWDC17. According to a report by M.Kuo, who is known for many accurate Apple-related predictions in the past, Cupertino may unveil the long-awaited iPad Pro on June 5 during the keynote event. iPad Pro 2017 is expected to offer a 10.5-inch screen, but thanks to slimmer bezels the tablet will have a similar body size to the current 9.7-inch iPad. Will offering an improved tablet in terms of design and hardware features[…]

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Why Apple may delay the launch of the iPhone 8?

Production difficulties reportedly delay the market debut of the next iPhone. 2017 should be an important year for Cupertino. The company announced and launched the original iPhone ten years ago, and Apple is planning a special edition of the smartphone in 2017 to celebrate its 10th anniversary. The device has not been formally named, but it should be called iPhone 8 or iPhone X. It is expected to bring major hardware and software improvements, such as curved-glass design and new kind of Touch ID sensors. But the new design could be blamed for the possible delay of iPhone 8. According[…]

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Fresh rumors suggest Apple may abandon Touch ID

Apple facing issues with its plan to put the TouchID under the screen. The upcoming 10th anniversary iPhone, codenamed iPhone Edition or iPhone X, was expected to offer a bezel-less body and fingerprint sensors underneath the edge-to-edge OLED screen. Apple was planning to ditch the traditional home button, and the fingerprint reader had to go away with it. But Apple should offer an alternative solution and find a new home for Touch ID. Previous rumors have suggested that the sensors will be placed under the screen, allowing users to authenticate with Apple Pay or just unlock their phones by touching[…]

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iPhone 8 may be called ‘iPhone Edition’ and launched alongside iPhone 7s and 7s Plus

Apple’s stock price rising ahead of new line-up for 2017. The high-end smartphone Apple is planning to announce in September this year was expected to be called iPhone 8, X or Anniversary. Now, we learn from a Japanese source that Apple may use the name ‘iPhone Edition‘ for the 10th anniversary iPhone. This phone will be more premium than the iPhone7s and 7s plus – the refreshed versions of the current models. 7S and 7S Plus will bring modest design changes and hardware improvements, while the ‘iPhone Edition’ will offer a brand new, all-glass design, OLED screen, and other hardware[…]

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