iOS 12 update

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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WWDC 2018

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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Dots Blob – addictive puzzle game for iOS

Dots Blob is one of those addictive mobile games that will definitely help you chill out. Thanks to its simple but elegant design, Dots Blob can be a blissful escape after a busy day, promoting entertainment and fun while still offering many challenges during the game. It’s a free puzzle game for both iOS and Android in which you have to connect dots with the same color using your finger in a minimum number of moves. Press and hold on the screen, then move your finger vertically, horizontally or diagonally to create a line. Each line includes at least three[…]

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Apple’s A12 processor is already in the production phase

TSMC begins manufacturing the 7-nanometer processors. According to Bloomber and their sources, Apple’s chip producer TSMC has begun manufacturing the 7nm processor that will be used in iPhone’s next line up. The company has already announced that the A12 chip will offer major performance and energy improvements over the A11 processor used in iPhone X, 8 and 8 Plus. The high-volume production has begun, following the initial test batches in April. A12 will be built into the new iPhone models expected in September. There will be some significant benefits of using A12 over A11. The new processor will offer 40%[…]

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iphone x plus

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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iOS update fixes the unresponsive screen after a replacement

Apple releases iOS 11.3.1 to the general public. Earlier this month, we informed you about the bug experienced by users who decided to replace their iPhone 8’s screen in a third-party service provider. The bug was that the touchscreen became fully unresponsive, which was because Apple intentionally or not, disabled the touch screen functionality if the display had been replaced by a third-party company. Now, the iOS 11.3.1 update fixes this issue for iPhone 8 owners. The company is rolling out the update for everyone, so make sure you’ve headed to the Settings to scan for updates. New features and[…]

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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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HomePod speaker

HomePod smart speaker has only 4 percent of the market

Apple‘s smart speaker is not selling as much as expected. Apple’s newly released HomePod speaker costs $349 which is a bit higher than competing products like Google Home and Amazon Echo. There isn’t much of a momentum for Apple in this market, as the company has not managed to capitalize on HomePod. The product has now around 4% of the whole market, even though in the first 10 weeks alone HomePod had a 10% market share. The company has reportedly lowered the orders with suppliers. Bloomberg is reporting that Apple has not managed to maintain momentum: During the HomePod’s first[…]

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MacBook 12

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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