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Apple halts online sales in Russia due to currency fluctuations

Apple halts online sales in Russia due to currency fluctuations

16 December, 2014 | comments (29)

According to a report in Bloomberg, Apple has halted online sales in Russia. Extreme fluctuations of the local currency are the reason for the drastic measure. The nose dive of the Russian ruble, coupled with the massive interest rate...

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Samsung is making Apple A9 chipsets on 14nm process

Samsung is making Apple A9 chipsets on 14nm process

13 December, 2014 | comments (108)

After a fierce court battle between Apple and Samsung, the iPhone manufacturer looked for other parts suppliers and TSMC got the Apple A8 manufacturing gig. The legal action is over (for now) and the two companies have made up, so now Korean media...

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Apple Online Store now supports PayPal in the US and UK

Apple Online Store now supports PayPal in the US and UK

12 December, 2014 | comments (6)

As of today the Apple Online Store in the USA and the United Kingdom has a new payment option - PayPal. In addition to payment with credit or debit cards, you can now complete your purchase with a PayPal transaction. There is more good news - in...

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Apple Watch production issues resolved

Apple Watch production issues resolved

11 December, 2014 | comments (30)

A couple of interesting rumors about the future of Apple device releases have surfaced today. The information provided mostly by supply chain sources and summarized by Taiwan’s United Daily News concerns the production schedules of the Apple Watch...

Tags: Apple, iOS


Apple and IBM launch the first wave of business apps of iOS

Apple and IBM launch the first wave of business apps of iOS

10 December, 2014 | comments (26)

Apple and IBM launched the first wave of MobileFirst business apps for iOS. The duo of tech giants entered into a global enterprise mobility partnership back in July. The first wave of solutions is available for banks, retail and insurance...

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Apple Pay bank support grows as iOS 8 adoption reaches 63%

Apple Pay bank support grows as iOS 8 adoption reaches 63%

10 December, 2014 | comments (20)

Apple Pay, the company's latest advancement in wireless, one touch transactions is quickly gaining popularity, mostly thanks to Apple's devoted push towards gaining substantial third-party support in the US. The last week saw three new banking...

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Apple releases iOS 8.1.2, addresses ringtone issues

Apple releases iOS 8.1.2, addresses ringtone issues

09 December, 2014 | comments (60)

Just a few weeks (and less than a month) after it pushed out iOS 8.1.1, Apple is back today with yet another new iteration of its mobile OS. iOS 8.1.2 comes with its share of unnamed bug fixes, and it also addresses what surely has been a pretty...

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Strategy Analytics: Apple ruled the LTE device market in Q3 2014

Strategy Analytics: Apple ruled the LTE device market in Q3 2014

05 December, 2014 | comments (26)

With the end of September Apple marked another quarter with top results in terms of LTE device revenue. The report issued today by Strategic Analytics also puts Samsung and LG very close by the California tech giant, but more surprisingly two...

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Apple iPhone 6 Plus holds 41% of all phablet sales in US

Apple iPhone 6 Plus holds 41% of all phablet sales in US

04 December, 2014 | comments (57)

The phablet form factor has been gaining traction quickly. Last year it represented a mere 2% of all running handset and now it has managed to increase that share five-fold. In 2014 phablet sales represent a respectable 10% of all smartphone...

Tags: IOS, Apple


Apple to launch new 4

Apple to launch new 4" iPhone next year

04 December, 2014 | comments (59)

It's been months – months! – without an "iPhone mini" rumors, but here they are again. This time the info comes from Taiwan and allegedly quotes parts suppliers for Apple, who claim that next year the company will unveil a new 4" iPhone. The...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Rumors


Apple is on its way to a record quarter thanks to iPhone 6

Apple is on its way to a record quarter thanks to iPhone 6

03 December, 2014 | comments (103)

According to research data gathered by Kantar Worldpanel ComTech through the month of October, Apple is on its way to a record quarterly performance. Unsurprisingly, sales of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are the main reason for the impending...

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Downgrading to iOS 8.1 no longer possible

Downgrading to iOS 8.1 no longer possible

02 December, 2014 | comments (19)

Nearly a couple of weeks after releasing iOS 8.1.1, which brought along several bug fixes as well as increased stability and performance improvements for the iPad 2 and iPhone 4S, Apple has stopped signing iOS 8.1. This means that you’ll no longer...

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Alleged iPad Air Plus details make the rounds

Alleged iPad Air Plus details make the rounds

29 November, 2014 | comments (13)

According to the Japanese publication Mac Fan, Apple will release a 12.2” iPad Air Plus in the spring of next year. The report is featured in the magazine’s January 2015 issue and includes alleged details about the upcoming slate, including a...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Rumors


Owners of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus use their iPads less

Owners of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus use their iPads less

26 November, 2014 | comments (48)

Users of Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus spend significantly less time with their iPads than owners of older iPhone models. The data that confirms the new state of affairs comes courtesy of the developers behind Pocket. The latter is a popular...

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Apple to discontinue production of iPhone 5C next year

Apple to discontinue production of iPhone 5C next year

26 November, 2014 | comments (55)

A report posted by Taiwan's Industrial and Commercial Times states that the iPhone 5c production will likely stop in the middle next year. The company did not cite any specific reason for the withdraw of the model, but dwindling interest seems...

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2014 could be the first year in which iPad sales decline

2014 could be the first year in which iPad sales decline

25 November, 2014 | comments (53)

2014 is on track to become the first year in which iPad sales decline when compared to the previous year. Despite the fact that Android tablets have gained a lot of traction recently, always eating away at Apple's market share in the tablet space,...

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Apple looking to  ship over 71.5 million iPhones in Q4

Apple looking to ship over 71.5 million iPhones in Q4

24 November, 2014 | comments (17)

Apple will ship more than 71.5 million iPhones in the fourth quarter of 2014, according to a latest report from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Kuo, who has a decent track record on Apple-related industry predictions, says that...


Apple commemorates World AIDS Day with (PRODUCT)RED

Apple commemorates World AIDS Day with (PRODUCT)RED

24 November, 2014 | comments (23)

Apple is commemorating the World AIDS Day in a big way. The company has partnered with (PRODUCT)RED to give part of the earnings for the next two weeks to the Global Fund to fight AIDS. If you open the App Store today, you'll notice it has...

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Apple Watch features in Time magazine's top inventions of 2014

Apple Watch features in Time magazine's top inventions of 2014

23 November, 2014 | comments (165)

Time Magazine has released its list of the 25 Best Inventions of 2014, with Apple Watch, Blackphone, Surface Pro 3, and Selfie stick making it to the list. Apple Watch "wholly reimagines the computer for the wrist, using a novel interface...

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WSJ: why Apple's iPhone sapphire plans fell through

WSJ: why Apple's iPhone sapphire plans fell through

20 November, 2014 | comments (33)

Did you know that Apple uses one fourth of the world's supply of sapphire, just to protect the cameras and fingerprint readers of its iPhones? This statistic gives you some insight in how monumental the task of covering the new large screens would...

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