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Apple set to replace Qualcomm’s 5G chips in 2023

iPhones with in-house 5G chip coming in two years  Apple is constantly trying to cut its reliance on third-party chip developers, hoping to design important iPhone and computer parts in-house. Cupertino already has its own mobile and Mac processors, while 5H baseband chips are coming in 2023, according to a new report.   Long-time Apple analyst Ming Chi Kuo believes that Apple is going to ditch Qualcomm’s silicon and introduce its own 5G chips to power the iPhones in 2023. The analyst says that Qualcomm will be[…]

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MacBook Air is getting new colors soon

Apple working on new MacBooks  A new report claims that Apple is launching new color versions of the MacBook Air to match the colors of the 24-inch iMac. The company announced the M1 iMac with new colors in April, while the latest refresh of the Air line happened in 2020. Along with the new color options, the Mac Book Air will get a new design and smaller bezels. All these novelties will arrive only to the non-geek oriented, non Pro lines of products.   This leads to the conclusion that Apple is not planning to release new colors for its Pro line sometime[…]

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Video reveals the design of the iPhone 13 Pro Max

Dummy unit of the upcoming model  We reported weeks ago about the possible design changes of the new iPhone 2021 line. While it’s almost certain that there won’t be dramatic differences between iPhone 12 and iPhone 13, Apple is indeed tweaking some things. Now, a new video by Unbox Therapy compares the old and the new Pro Max model, so we can better see what’s new.   Although it’s a dummy unit and not a real iPhone, it is created based on sources from the supply[…]

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iPhones responsible for 15% of the global smartphone sales in Q1 2021

Apple sold 52.4 million iPhones in the first quarter of 2021  Canalys has just published its report about the global smartphone sales for the first quarter of 2021. According to the report, Samsung is still leading the market with a 22% share, followed by Apple with 15% and Xioami with 14%.   Most of the vendors saw a substantial increase, most notable Xiaomi and Oppo with sales jumping 62 and 60 percent, respectively. At the same time, Apple managed to increase its sales by 41 percent. Apple sold 52.4 million[…]

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Record-breaking revenue for Apple, profit up 210%

iPhone sales increased 65%  AAPL has just reported its earnings for fiscal Q2 2021, and the numbers are quite impressive – beating quite widely the consensus estimates. Apple reported a revenue of 89.6 billion dollars for the quarter, in comparison with $58 billion a year ago. The profit was $23.6 billion, compared with $11.25 billion last year, which means a profit increase of 210 percent.   The company explains that many product categories such as Mac and Services hit new heights, while the gross margin grew[…]

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Here’s why iMessage won’t come to Android

Apple was discussing to launch iMessage on Android  Apple was internally investigating to develop an Android version of its messaging app back in 2013, but the idea was dismissed. Here is why.   New evidence from the EpicGames-Apple case was found by the Verge. According to the publication, Apple’s SVP of Internet Software & Services, Eddy Cue, wanted a full compatibility between iOS and Android in terms of messaging. He wrote to Craig Federighi:   “We really need to bring iMessage to Android. I have had a couple[…]

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Apple launches premium podcasts in May 2021 with iOS 14.5

Apple will offer subscription-based audio content  Podcasts have become a popular way for reaching target audience through mobile platforms and apps such as Spotify and Apple Podcasts. While many applications are offering paid content, Apple currently has only a free option. Now we understand that in May this year, Apple is launching a redesigned podcast app, as part of the iOS 14.5 update.   So, Apple will also offer paid podcasts, but with a twist. Here is the deal. While Spotify, for example, allows you to[…]

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iOS 14.6 Beta 1 available for developers with new features

You can now easily exit the beta program  Coming to developers as an OTA update, iOS 14.6 offers some new software features for testing in beta phase 1. A new note in Settings -> General -> Software update will inform you when a new release is available for download.   Apple is also making easier for you to switch between beta and official releases via the developer profile. Prior iOS 14.6, you would need to remove your beta profile and exit the beta program to get[…]

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iOS 15 to improve the multitasking performance on iPad

Apple is adding special features to iOS 15 for iPad tablets  Hidden from public eyes in Cupertino, Apple is currently working on polishing the user experience, but also on overhauling the operating system in some areas, and making it more suitable for multitasking on iPad. According to Bloomberg, iOS 15 will finally pick-up some new ‘Pro’ features to catch up with the hardware. The gap is especially wide when talking about the iPad Pro line – so heavily promoted with its productivity.   iPad Pro with[…]

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Purple iPhone 12 lineup goes on sale this month

Apple announced new color variants of iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Mini  In addition to the new products announced at the Spring Loaded event yesterday, Apple presented a new color for the iPhone 12 line. Purple versions of the non-Pro iPhone 12 will be available for pre-orders on April 23, with first units shipping a week later. Carriers and retailers should be opening sales too in the coming weeks.   The company also presented some new accessories, suitable for the purple iPhone 12 line – new MagSafe and silicone cases.   As expected, there is[…]

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