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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Advanced 3D features expected in iPhone 8

New evidence hints at 3D sensing in next iPhone. Sources close to Apple’s supply chain have revealed that the next high-end iPhone, the rumored iPhone 8 or iPhone X, is likely to offer some advanced 3D sensing technology that would allow users run AR apps on their phones. The report is based on the camera component supplier – Largan Precision. They have confirmed that Apple ordered lenses with 3D sensing modules, possibly for the late 2017 model – the top-end iPhone 8. The phone would be using VCSEL lasers to unleash augmented reality (AR) experiences with new type of AR[…]

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iOS 11’s photo and camera improvements detailed in video

Apple to bring major new features to the Camera app. Even though Apple announced the next update of iOS this month, the operating system is still in an early beta stage. However, the company rolled out an early preview to developers who can start playing with the new features and enhance their apps. Fortunately, there are some videos revealing more of the upcoming new features iOS 11. One of the areas with significant improvements is the Camera (and the photo app). Thanks to a video from MacRumors, we can have a look at the most interesting camera & photo enhancements[…]

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iPhone 8 production reportedly began, new renders leaked

The production of components for the three new iPhones has begun. It’s certain that Apple will release three new models in Fall 2017. Two of the iPhones will include LCD display panels, measuring at 4.7 and 5.5 inches across the diagonals, while the top-end iPhone will have OLED and a 5.8-inch display. This information has been confirmed by various sources, so we can consider the 2017 lineup as almost official. But some new reports reveal more interesting details about iPhone 2017. For example, a report at DigiTimes talks about 4.7 and 5.5-inch devices with improved glass chassis and aluminum frames,[…]

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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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Public beta 2 of iOS 10.3.3 available to download

Apple released the new beta to developers and regular users. The company yesterday rolled out its new, second public and developer beta of iOS 10.3.3. Two weeks after beta 1 hit the users, the second beta is waiting to be downloaded on eligible iPhone or iPads. iOS 10.3.3 Beta 2 brings only minor performance improvements and no visible changes. However, it’s another step towards the official 10.3.3 version expected later this summer. Apple has already started working on iOS 11, but the current version will receive one or two official updates before the upgrade to 11.0 at the end of[…]

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