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iPad Mini finally put in the grave?

Apple to ditch the 7.9-inch iPad from its lineup. Announced in late 2012, the first generation of iPad Mini attracted many uses with its small size and screen compared with the other products on the tablet market, including the original iPad with a 9.7-inch display. Back then, the 4-inch phones were something standard, so a portable device with a screen size of 7.9 inches was considered to be rather big. But we are not living in 2012 anymore and the consumer preferences have shifted towards much bigger mobile devices. Today, a phone with good specs have a screen bigger than[…]

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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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Google could be releasing its Assistant to iOS

Google to release the digital assistant in the App Store. Google Assistant is a key feature of Android version 7.0 Nougat. The new virtual voice assistant app by Google is a major improvement over the previous Google Now, as it gives far more useful, conversational-like answers. The Assistant is superior to the current Siri service, that’s why is not surprising if Google wants to attract more users and targets the second most popular mobile OS. According to several sources familiar with Google, the software giant is working on an iOS version of the Assistant and we may see the standalone[…]

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iOS 10.3.2 brings performance improvements to the general public

Apple seeded iOS 10.3.2 to everyone. The new version of iOS is finally available for everyone with supported iPhones or iPads. Apple yesterday rolled out version number 10.3.2 to the general public, more than a month after the major 10.3 release. iOS 10.3.2 brings many bug and security fixes, which should be improving the overall performance of the devices. The update is rolling out as an OTA update, but it can also be installed manually via iTunes on a PC or Mac. There are no visible changes in this release, as it was primarily focused on under the hood fixes[…]

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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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Bigger and Sharper iPhone 8 Screen Could Be Huge for Gamers

It feels like they just finished rolling out the iPhone 7, and the rumor mill is already moving full steam for the iPhone 8. The latest model made waves when it did away with the headphone jack, thrusting users headlong into the 21st century, but the 8 is expected to make even bigger changes. These advances are going to have a massive impact on the market and will be felt across a number of industries. Chief among these will be how consumers use their phones as entertainment devices. It’s expected that the iPhone 8 will provide a larger visible screen[…]

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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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New drawings of iPhone 8 show an all-glass front with tiny bezels

Unofficial renders show how the iPhone 8 may look like. A new unofficial render claims to show us the final dimensions of the upcoming iPhone in September. According to the drawings, iPhone 8 is almost identical to the current iPhone 7, measuring at 137.54mm x 67.54mm. For comparison, iPhone 7 is 138.3 mm tall and 67.1 mm wide. However, there is no physical home button in the drawings, which is in line with multiple rumors suggesting that Apple has finally ditched the button in favor of a more sophisticated fingerprint recognition. But another report claims that Apple is facing issues[…]

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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 7 red edition will try to boost Apple’s sales in Q2 2017

Apple announced red variants of iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. Apple yesterday announced a special edition iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus in red. The phones will be launching is select markets in March 2017, in 128GB and 256GB of storage, priced exactly the same as the original versions announced in September – $749/849 for iPhone 7 and $869/$969 for the 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus. The special edition iPhone has been created to give customers another option, but also to help fight AIDS as Apple will donate a portion of the income from these models to organization believing in AIDS-free[…]

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