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Three new iPhones in 2017, each one in three colors?

Apple will release three new models in September. Another day, another news about the upcoming iPhones. The notable investor famous with his predictions about Apple for many years, Ming Chi Kuo, has released yet another note with details about the iPhones. The two models, successors to the current 7 and 7 Plus, are widely believed to be called iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus, while the name of the third new iPhone remains a mystery. It won’t be surprising if’s called iPhone 8, but iPhone X as a name (X for 10th Anniversary) could also be on the table. But let’s[…]

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Fourth public beta of iOS 11 now available to download

Apple releases iOS 11 Beta IV to the general public. iOS public beta testers can now download and install the latest preview release of iOS 11 – Beta 4. It’s available as an OTA update for eligible device, provided that the users have already signed up for the beta program at beta.apple.com. This beta 4 of iOS 11 comes to life two weeks after Beta 3, and at the same time Apple rolls out Bet a 5 to developers. So, what’s included in this preview release? Apart of the usual bug fixes and performance improvements, there are some changes here[…]

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How to disable Read Receipts in the default iOS messaging app

Disable & Enable read messages reports in iMessages. iOS’s default messaging app, iMessages, occasionally prompts you to enable a feature called ‘Send Read Receipts’. Once enabled, the app will notify your contacts when you’ve read their messages. The feature was added to iOS for iPhone, iPad and iPod with iOS 5, and it could be easily disabled and once again enabled from the app settings. You may have a valid reason to hate the read statuses, for example, like wanting to hide your online status from friends. Although it’s an optional feature, you can occasionally enable it from the pop-up[…]

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iPhone SE (2018 Edition) is real?

Apple to release an upgraded iPhone SE in early 2018. A month ago, we reported a wild rumor about Apple planning a second-generation of its 4-inch iPhone SE. According to a new report from Focus Taiwan, Wistron, the company selected to produce the next-generation small iPhone, will expand its production base in India. Wistron will start manufacturing the 4-inch iPhone SE 2018 Edition in late 2018, but the phone itself will not launch before the end of this year. As far as the possible specs of iPhone SE 2, the device will remain a 4-inch model, although its specs will be[…]

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The next iPhone to include facial recognition working when the device is flat on a table

New evidence of Apple ditching TouchID in favor of facial recognition. Apple is working on an advanced facial recognition system for its 10th anniversary iPhone in 2017. The device, that may be called iPhone 8 or iPhone X, will include special accessibility options allowing the user to unlock the device when it’s lying on the table. The current facial / iris recognition systems all require you to hold the device in front of your face/eyes in order to unlock it. New evidence found in the HomePod firmware confirm that Apple is indeed replacing TouchID with facial recognition for iPhone 8.[…]

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iPad shipments grow 15%, while the worldwide market keeps falling

Apple sold 15% more tablets in 2017 Q2 compared with 2016 Apple’s iPad line was long overdue a hardware refresh, and the company actually did it earlier this year. This impacted Apple’s sales in a very positive way. The company sold 15% more tablets for the second quarter of 2017 compared to 2016, according to a new report at StrategyAnalytics. Boosted by the new low-cost 9.7 inch model announced in March, and two Pro tablets, Apple increased its market share in the tablet market from 21.2% in 2016, to 26.1% in Q2 2017. At the same time, many of the[…]

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Many changes in iOS 11 rolling out with the fourth beta

Apple released iOS 11 beta 4 to developers. Apple is rolling out the fourth preview version of iOS 11 to interested developers for testing, and this update comes two weeks after beta 3. iOS 11 beta 4 can be yours from the Developer Center or as an OTA update on some of the supported devices. This beta is expected to reach everyone outside of the developer circle in the coming days. iOS 11 picks some major changes with its fourth beta. There are new icons for apps like Notes, Reminders and Contacts. Additionally, the Notification center now allows you to[…]

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iOS 10.3.3 brings security fixes and improvements

Apple released a new minor iOS version to the general public. Following the release of six beta builds of iOS 10.3.3, Apple finally rolled out the official update to everyone outside of the public testing program. iOS 10.3.3 comes to the market two months after 10.3.2, brining some under the hood performance improvements and security fixes. Among the fixed things in the release is a major vulnerability, connected with Wi-Fi chips included in many devices. Apple is not sharing with us more details about iOS 10.3.3, but it’s always good to install the latest version of the mobile OS and[…]

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Rumor: updated version of the iPhone SE arriving in August

Possible hardware refresh of the 5-inch SE model. The market of small but premium smartphones still exists and can’t be neglected. Apple, the company that ultimately also followed the trends and started releasing bigger than 4-inch models, now has a 4.7 and a 5.5 inch model in its line-up, but also a refreshed version of the iPhone 5s. The model named iPhone SE was announced in 2016, offering a powerful processor and camera in a compact size. The question is whether or not the 4-inch iPhone SE will have a successor. According to a recent report, Apple will announce an[…]

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First official beta of iOS 11 hits the public testers

Download and install the first test version of iOS 11. The waiting is over, folks! A month after Apple announced the next major iOS update, iOS 11, the company is ready to offer the software actualization to all early adopters – the public testing group. Available for developers from June 5, iOS 11 has now been rolled out to interested beta testers who can sign up for the testing program and receive iOS 11 as an over-the-air update. Here is the link to register as a beta tester.  With iOS 11, Apple further improves the experience with iPhones and iPads,[…]

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