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Global PC market and Apple Mac sales increase

The worldwide PC shipments jumped for the first time in six years. Q2 2018 appeared to be an interesting quarter for the worldwide PC market and Apple as one of the players in this market. According to Gartner’s preliminary calculations about the sales, the overall computer shipments increased for the first time in six years. There were 62,095 million shipments in the quarter, compared with 61,254 million in Q2 2017, which is a 1.4 percent increase year-over-year. During Q2 2018, Apple shipped 4,395 million Macs, which is a 3 percent increase over the previous year. The worldwide PC market stopped[…]

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Apple’s product roadmap for 2018 & 2019

Incoming Apple devices revealed. Well-known market analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who correctly predicted many Apple products in the past, is now sharing another interesting report about the upcoming devices from Cupertino. According to the report, obtained by MacRumors, Apple will release three iPhone models this year. The second-generation of iPhone X will offer some modest improvements and similar visual appearance, while a much bigger 6.5-inch device will possibly attract new audience with its huge screen estate. Along with the iPhone X2 and X2 Plus, Apple is planning to release a 6.1-inch model with LCD panel and lower price – around $700.[…]

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iOS 12: cool new features coming to iPhone

Here’s what’s new in the iOS 12 update in 2018. Apple’s officially unveiled its major iOS update planned for Autumn 2018. iOS 12 will be coming to a wide range of devices, including iPhone 5S that is almost 5-year old, promising faster app boot and improved performance even on old hardware. Like previously expected, Apple will focus on performance in this update, but there will be many new features here and there. In this article you can read about the best new things coming to iPhone and iPad in 2018. Notification groups Finally, iOS 12 can group the notifications in[…]

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iOS 12 update coming to the 5-year old iPhone 5S

Apple announced the next iOS update coming fall 2018 Apple unveiled at the WWDC18 conference this week the next major iOS update – iOS 12. The update will focus on improvements and performance, although there will be many small new features and changes here and there. The company says that iOS 12 will make the older devices faster – they will start apps 40% faster than before. The keyboard will pop-up 50% faster, while the camera may start 70% faster, which is indeed amazing. The good news is that you don’t have to buy a new iPhone to experience iOS[…]

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What to expect from Apple’s WWDC 2018

Apple’s developer conference starts on Monday, 4 June. The company’s big annual conference for developers is the usual place for many big announcements regarding software and hardware, and 2018 won’t make an exception. Taking place in San Jose between 4th and 8th of June, WWCD 2018 will be much more focused on software this year, in line with the rumors that Apple will try to dramatically improve the stability and the performance of iOS and MacOS. But there may be a few hardware announcements as well, according to people familiar with the matter. Here is the quick recap of what[…]

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iPhone X Plus will have similar dimensions to the iPhone 8 Plus

The 6.5-inch OLED model will have similar size to the 5.5-inch iPhone 8 Plus. Apple is working on three new iPhones for late 2018. We already reported that the possible iPhone X Plus will be an enlarged version of the current X model, and as being such, it would have very slim top and bottom bezels and the notch. Consequently, the X Plus may have a significantly bigger screen compared to the iPhone 8 line. Now, a Japanese source familiar with the design has confirmed that the iPhone X Plus will be similar in size to the 5.5-inch iPhone 8[…]

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iPhone X accounts for 1/3 of the industry’s profit in Q42017

iPhone X responsible for 35% of the smartphone profit globally. According to a report just released by Counterpoint Research, Apple’s flagship phone generated 35 percent of the profits in the worldwide industry in Q4 2017. The graph below reveals that iPhone X generated five times more profit than all Android manufacturers altogether. iPhone 8 was responsible for 19.1% of the profits, iPhone 8 Plus for 15.2%, while iPhone 7 still generated 6.2%, the report reveals. As a comparison, the Galaxy Note 8 – the top ranked non-Apple product, accounted for just 3.9% of the worldwide profits in the quarter. Apple[…]

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Gold iPhone X is real: Official certification photos

Apple may release iPhone X in gold later this year. Apple’s iPhone X launched last year in two colors – silver and space gray, contrary to the rumors that there would be also a gold version. But now, leaked photos from the U.S. FCC agency that approves all smartphones for use in the country, have revealed the Gold iPhone X. The pictures were taken back in Sept.2017, which make us wonder why Apple did not release this color version. There could be a problem in manufacturing the frame for this variant, according to rumors. However, the company may have resolved[…]

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Apple’s Mac shipments grew in Q1 year-by-year

A 1.5 percent increase in the Mac shipments in the first quarter of 2018. The Worldwide PC industry declined slightly by 1.4 percent in Q1 compared with the same quarter in 2017, but Apple managed to sell more MacBook and iMac models. Apple shipped 4,26 million units in Q1 2018, compared with 4,2 million in 2017. MacBook and iMac models account for 6.9% of the overall sales, which means that Apple is the fourth largest manufacturer. The leading companies have also slightly boosted its sales, mainly at the expense of Asus. HP and Lenovo continue its fierce battle for number[…]

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iPhone 2019 to have three back camera lenses and 5x zoom

Apple may be working on a three-lens camera for iPhone 2019. This year, we don’t expect any major changes coming to the iPhone line, if not counting the possible ‘Plus’ version of the iPhone X. But for 2019, Apple may be preparing something interesting for mobile photo enthusiasts to compete with Huawei and their triple-lens camera on the P20 Pro. For many buyers, the camera capabilities is the most important area to consider when choosing a new flagship phone. Samsung, Google and Apple have been leading this game for a while, but a new star has just risen from China.[…]

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