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Glossy white iPhone 7 and 7 Plus on the horizon

Apple may refresh the color of iPhone 7 line in 2017. iPhone 7 / 7 Plus in glossy ‘Jet Black’ has been a success since the release of the new models in September, so Apple may be considering to introduce yet another unusual color in 2017. Sources close to the Japanese blog Mac Otakara has revealed that a version of the iPhone 7 in glossy white could be released in a few months, to stimulate the demand in the first half of the year. Given the highly unlikely hardware refresh of the iPhone SE in the first half of 2017,[…]

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Apple not planning a hardware refresh of the iPhone SE in Spring 2017

Apple to focus on the iPhone 7 in 2017. The company boosted the iPhone sales in Spring 2016 after the announcement of the 4-inch iPhone SE – a device with similar appearance to the iPhone 5S, but with a more powerful processor and other upgraded specs. This phone, targeting users who prefer a small, but capable phone in their pocket, was an instant hit, influencing the sales figures since March 2016. But the SE iPhone is getting old – many customers who want it have already bought it. That’s why some specialists predicted that Apple might unveil an upgraded iPhone[…]

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Apple still takes the lion’ share of smartphone profits

12.1% of the shipments account for 103.6% of industry operating profits. While Android is an absolute dominant in the smartphone market, reaching a record high of 87.5% in Q3’2016, Apple still take’s the lion’s share of industry profits, according to a new study by Business Daily. Apple iPhone accounts for 103.6 percent of industry’s operating profit, jumping from 94% a year ago. So, despite the fact that Apple sells fewer devices than a year ago (a decline from 14.5 to 12.1 percent), Cupertino is one of the few companies which are not in the red. For comparison, big vendors like[…]

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iOS market share slides to 12.1% in the third quarter of 2016

Android grows to the record 87.5% at the expense of Windows Mobile. The latest report from Strategy Analytics about the smartphone shipments reveals that iOS captured a 12.1% of the market in the third quarter, which is the lowest level since 2014. At the same time, boosted by the sales of Chinese vendors like Oppo and Huawei, Android registered a new record with a share of 87.5%. Android’s market share increase has also been boosted by large numbers of users migrating from Windows and BlackBerry. The third and the fourth mobile operating systems combined claimed just 0.3% of the market[…]

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Microsoft’ Slack competitor launches soon for iOS

Screenshots of the upcoming Microsoft Teams apps leaked. The Office productivity suite by Microsoft called Teams may soon arrive at the App Store, according to new leaks. Screenshots of the app for iPhone and iPad has leaked onto the Internet, suggesting that the release of Microsoft Team is near. Microsoft’s Teams will be a direct competitor to Slack. The app will allow you to communicate with co-workers and members of your team, sharing messages, files and ideas. Microsoft Teams will not just rival Slack with similar features, but it will also offer new functionalities in attempts to win the hearts[…]

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Wireless charging may finally come to the iPhone in 2017

Apple reportedly testing wireless charging modules for the next iPhone. Next year’s 10th anniversary iPhone may be the first to include wireless charging. Sources familiar with Apple’s plans have revealed to Nikkei that Apple is currently testing different wireless charging modules produced by Foxconn. However, there is no guarantee that the wireless charging technology will be implemented in the 2017 iPhone, because Apple wants to boost the yield rates to the required level. The implementation may have been further complicated by Apple’s ambition to radically change the iPhone 8 design by offering a unique all-glass body with metal trims. Nikkei[…]

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iOS 10.1.1 brings Health data fixes only a week after version 10.1

Apple also seeded the first developer preview of iOS 10.2. Apple is rolling out new iOS builds to both regular users and developers. A week after Apple released the official iOS 10.1 update to all supported devices around the world, the company is ready with the first bug fixing update – iOS 10.1.1. This version fixes a bug found in the Health data – some users were not able to see access it. There are no other fixes and improvements in this release which can be downloaded over-the-air. In the meantime, Apple seeded the first developer beta of iOS 10.2.[…]

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Next-generation iPhone in 2017 to have a curved OLED display from Sharp

A massive order from Apple expected in late 2017. Tai Jeng-Wu, the new CEO of Sharp, expects that Apple will finally switch from LCD to OLED panels in 2017. His company has been one of the biggest display suppliers for Apple for years, alongside Samsung. Sharp is now ramping up the OLED production in Japan in order to be prepared for the demand. Both display manufacturers expect massive orders from Apple and other companies, as many phone makers are switching to OLED. Sharp has recently announced that more than half a billion dollars will be invested in the OLED production[…]

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Why upgrading to the new MacBook Pro is a bad idea

Apple’s new MacBook has many drawbacks. The new MacBook Pro comes with noticeable improvements in terms of hardware compared with the old generation of Macs, but it also has a higher price and some drawbacks you should carefully consider before going for an upgrade. Here is why upgrading to the new MacBook Pro is not such a good idea: Pro without ports Well, it actually has four ports, but they are all Thunderbolt 3. If you want to use accessories, connect your iPhone, charge a phone, insert an SD card, connect a monitor using HDMI or VGI, and in many[…]

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MacBook Pro 2016 to ship after 5 weeks

Apple’s new MacBook to be shipped within 4 to 5 weeks Apple’s new MacBook line includes a refreshed MacBook Pro without a Touch Bar, and two models (13 and 15 inch) with the new OLED touch-sensitive bar at the top of the physical keyboard, displacing the familiar function keys. Apple will start shipping the standard non-Touch bar model on October 31, according to the official website. At the same time, if you want the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, you need to wait between 4 and 5 weeks for a delivery. A day after the announcement, Apple has pushed[…]

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