Shazam app

Apple may buy music discovery service Shazam

Shazam could boost Apple’s music streaming service. The music recognition service Shazam is integrated into Siri from iOS 8, identifying a song, TV show, film or ad in a few seconds. Shazam’s relationships with Apple are strong, also thanks to integration with Apple Music, allowing subscribers to play a song discovered by Shazam directly in Apple Music. Shazam is also a popular app with over 1 billion downloads across the different platforms. TechCrunch is reporting from their sources that Apple is acquiring Shazam, and the deal will be announced next week. According to the publication, the deal would be worth[…]

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Report: Apple planning a low-cost iPhone with LCD and metal back

The device to be released in 2018 with a 6.1-inch display. We’ve previously reported about three new iPhones expected in 2018 – two with OLED screens and a design similar to the iPhoneX, and one with LCD and cheaper price. Nikkei now additionally informs about the so-called low-cost iPhone in 2018. According to sources familiar with Apple’s plans, this ‘cheap’ iPhone will have a 6.1-inch or 6.2-inch LCD panel, while both OLED versions will measure in at 5.8 and 6.2 inches. This budget iPhone with LCD will feature a metal back, just like the iPhone 7 line announced in 2016.[…]

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iPad 2018

Cheaper 9.7-inch iPad reportedly planned for 2018

The new tablet could be priced at $259. Apple’s current low end tablet is the 9.7-inch iPad announced in March for $329, but the company may be planning something even more aggressive for 2018. According to DigiTimes, the company from California will be releasing a cheaper version of the 9.7-inch iPad – costing around $259. There is no timeframe of the launch, but the sub-$300 iPad could happen in the second half of the year, said unnamed sources. Apple will apparently attempt to attract all those price-sensitive buyers and even businesses with the cheaper iPad. It’s not clear whether it[…]

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Faster LTE speeds for the 2018 iPhone lineup

New antenna design will boost the transmission speeds in 2018. Another week, another set of iPhone news about the near future coming from Ming-Chi Kuo. In the latest research note, Kuo said to investors that Apple’s iPhone models for 2018 would offer faster LTE speeds thanks to upgraded antenna modules. iPhone 2018 will include new liquid crystal polymer (LCP) modules for LTE manufactured by both Intel and Qualcomm. Kuo writes that the iPhones will be equipped with the same modules found in the iPhoneX, but with improvements and support for the 4×4 MIMO standards. The current antenna modules found in[…]

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iPhone SE (2018 Edition) with an all-screen design

New renders reveal how the next iPhone SE may look like. We reported in August several iPhone rumors, like the one that Apple might be planning a second-generation of the 4-inch iPhone SE. The small iPhone may be called the iPhone SE 2018 Edition, and it’s likely to remain a 4-inch device with upgraded specs. But what if Apple decides to create a brand new design for the iPhone SE? If it has a similar design to the iPhone X, the phone may be close to a 5-inch device, while remaining with a similar size to the old 4-inch iPhone SE.[…]

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Face ID accuracy may have been reduced for iPhone X [Updated]

Apple reportedly lowered the requirements for Face ID components. [Update]: Apple denies the news about Face ID. Read the article below: Apple denies rumors about making Face ID less accurate [Original article]: We have posted several articles this month covering Apple’s production difficulties with iPhone X ahead of the device launch on November 3. It appears that Apple doesn’t have enough quantities of key components for Face ID – the 3D authentication system that scans your face. According to a report that has just gone viral, Apple may have quietly lowered the requirements of the face recognition components, which in[…]

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Apple Pencil could be coming to iPhone in 2019

Stylus support for iPhone in 2019? Apple has just released its lineup for 2017, but we already see reports covering the company’s hardware plans for the near future. After the news about a foldable iPhone, and new OLED models in 2018, we can now hear from sources in Korea that Apple is exploring the possibility of bringing its digital pen to the iPhone by 2019. Apple Pencil, a digital stylus introduced for iPad Pro in 2015, could be coming to iPhone, as Apple engineers reportedly started working on an iPhone supporting digital pen input. The Korea Herald informs that the[…]

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Foldable iPhone may arrive in 2019

Apple working with LG on foldable OLED panels. The first foldable mobile devices may be coming to the market soon, as companies like Samsung, ZTE, Microsoft and others are reportedly exploring the new tech, and their first devices may debut in 2018. According to a report by The Investors, Apple is also working on a future foldable iPhone, along with LG who will supply the OLED panels for the 2019 model. In previous news we learn that Apple might launch a device with a flexible display after 2018 when LG will be ready with the mass-production. Sources familiar with the[…]

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A month delay for iPhone X market debut?

iPhone 10th Anniversary Edition may ship a month after the other new models. Apple is unveiling three new iPhones on September 12 – the OLED iPhone X, and hardware refreshes of the iPhone 7 line. Earlier reports said that Apple would start taking pre-orders for all models on September 15, while the first units would be shipped on September 22. But a growing number of new reports suggest that the company may ship the flagship OLED iPhone X / Edition up to a month later than previously expected. TechCrunch and The Wall Street Journal have both written about Apple delaying[…]

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iPhone may offer a 6.4-inch OLED display in 2018

Apple is already working on the successor to iPhone X. Only eleven days remain until the company is expected to announce the iPhone X – the first iPhone with an OLED display and without home button. Usually, the rumors about Apple’s devices start flowing months before we can see them in real, but sometimes they can start more than a year before the launch. This seems to be the case with the top-end model planned for Fall 2018 that you can call ‘iPhone 8’ for now. According to a publication at ETNews based on industry sources. Apple is already working[…]

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