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Apple now requires iOS developers to use 64-bit code

Apple now requires iOS developers to use 64-bit code

21 October, 2014 | comments (28)

Ever since Apple unveiled the iPhone 5s, it has been keen to brag about the 64-bit support of the Apple A7 chip. Starting February, it will require developers to develop their apps to work on the 64-bit architecture as well as the 32-bit...

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Apple's iPad event starts soon: what to expect

Apple's iPad event starts soon: what to expect

16 October, 2014 | comments (19)

October 16 is here and Apple's event is hours away. The two new iPads are the hotly anticipated announcements but we're also likely to see new iMacs, the chances of new MacBooks are lower according to the rumor mill. The event will be held in...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Misc, Rumors


iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 get confirmed by Apple

iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 get confirmed by Apple

15 October, 2014 | comments (29)

Just as Google was busy announcing its new Nexus family, Apple managed to confirm the names of the two new tablets that it will introduce at its special event tomorrow. They will be the iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3, the latter being the successor...

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iPhone 6 and 6 Plus $100 off sale from Boost Mobile

iPhone 6 and 6 Plus $100 off sale from Boost Mobile

12 October, 2014 | comments (54)

Last year, Boost Mobile was the first prepaid US carrier to offer $100 off the latest Apple iPhone 5s and 5c models. This year they're doing it again with Apple's newest flagships, the Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Starting October 17, the...

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CompareMyMobile: iPhone 5 most often traded to get a new iPhone

CompareMyMobile: iPhone 5 most often traded to get a new iPhone

30 September, 2014 | comments (35)

CompareMyMobile is a site where users can trade in their old devices to help fund the purchase of a new one. Now that the new iPhones are out, they find themselves on the wishlists of most people - 51.5% of those who traded in a phone, to be...

Tags: Apple


BlackBerry launches the Passport in India

BlackBerry launches the Passport in India

29 September, 2014 | comments (57)

BlackBerry has launched its newest smartphone, the BlackBerry Passport, in India. The phone is priced at a steep 49,990 INR ($813), about the same as most flagship Android phones and even more than the current iPhone 5s pricing in India. The...


iPhone 6 sales in China tipped to begin on October 10

iPhone 6 sales in China tipped to begin on October 10

28 September, 2014 | comments (41)

According to a new report, Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus might go on sale in China on October 10. The devices’ launch in the vital consumer market is yet be officially confirmed. The October 10 sales launch was allegedly revealed in an...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Rumors


Apple iPhone 6 has a more secure TouchID than iPhone 5s

Apple iPhone 6 has a more secure TouchID than iPhone 5s

24 September, 2014 | comments (56)

Tech security blog Lookout's Marc Rogers has hacked the Apple iPhone 6's TouchID fingerprint scanner using a stolen print (his own), cyanocrylate (super glue) and fingerprint tape and has an interesting tale of the event. The same Marc Rogers...

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Apple Watch to have 512MB RAM, 4GB storage

Apple Watch to have 512MB RAM, 4GB storage

23 September, 2014 | comments (23)

A report out of investment research firm Cowen and Company has attempted to ascertain a more detailed look at the specifications of Apple's Watch with an examination of the device's supply chain. At this stage of production, it has been revealed the...

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Counterclockwise: iPhone and iOS, Asus Glaxy 7

Counterclockwise: iPhone and iOS, Asus Glaxy 7

21 September, 2014 | comments (8)

Counterclockwise gives us an opportunity to look back at the past and reminisce about how different it was back then. Or as it turns out, that things tend to repeat year after year – Apple's iPhone and iOS release plan certainly follows a set...

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Apple details out-of-warranty repair costs for the iPhone 6 family

Apple details out-of-warranty repair costs for the iPhone 6 family

19 September, 2014 | comments (55)

Apple quietly detailed out-of-warranty repair costs for the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus. The charges are separated into three categories – screen damage, battery and power, and other repairs. Replacing the display of an iPhone 6 will set...

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China Mobile could delay iPhone 6 launch until 2015

China Mobile could delay iPhone 6 launch until 2015

16 September, 2014 | comments (46)

The newly announced iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus may have received more than 4 million pre-orders in 24 hours, but the two devices are facing a delayed launch in China. At this point it's really unclear when the iPhone 6 will arrive in the world's...

Tags: Apple


Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus pre-orders exceed 4 million in 24h

Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus pre-orders exceed 4 million in 24h

15 September, 2014 | comments (211)

Apple unleashed the pre-order campaign for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus on September 12 and now the company boasts four million orders have been made in the first 24 hours. The demand is more than Apple anticipated and as a result, while...

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Counterclockwise: iPhones, Lumia 920, Android KitKat

Counterclockwise: iPhones, Lumia 920, Android KitKat

14 September, 2014 | comments (13)

Welcome to Counterclockwise, our weekly trip down memory lane. It's good to look back at years past to put new events into context. This year was, of course, defined by the iPhone event and so were the two years before that. Actually, the second...

Tags: Misc


iPhone 6 A8 GPU benchmark suggests it's behind the curve

iPhone 6 A8 GPU benchmark suggests it's behind the curve

12 September, 2014 | comments (284)

The first Apple iPhone 6 benchmark results have popped up and they're from the GPU testing Basemark X suite. The iPhone 6 scores 21,204 points, which is just marginally better than the score of its predecessor. The iPhone 5s manages a score of...

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Apple seeds iOS 8 Gold Master to developers ahead of Sept 17

Apple seeds iOS 8 Gold Master to developers ahead of Sept 17

10 September, 2014 | comments (14)

Apple had a big day yesterday - it unveiled two new iPhones - iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. It also detailed the long rumored Apple Watch. And just as expected, Apple also announced the availability of the upcoming iOS 8 - September 17. The iOS 8...

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Apple iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Watch coverage roundup

Apple iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Watch coverage roundup

09 September, 2014 | comments (237)

Apple's event is over and matched the number of iPhones from last year – the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus finally brought the long-awaited screen boost, but that's certainly not all there's to them. There was another device on stage too - the Apple...

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Apple officially announces the iPhone 6 Plus with a 5.5

Apple officially announces the iPhone 6 Plus with a 5.5" display

09 September, 2014 | comments (586)

The Apple iPhone 6 Plus is now official. It's built around a 5.5" IPS LCD display with an Retina HD resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels or, in other words 1080p). The pixel density is 400 ppi and iOS 8 has been tweaked to take full advantage of the...

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Apple slashes old iPhone prices, iPhone 5c is now free, 5s - $99

Apple slashes old iPhone prices, iPhone 5c is now free, 5s - $99

09 September, 2014 | comments (18)

As customary after announcing a new flagship Apple has lowered the prices of the old generation iPhones. The extent of the cut is familiar as well - $100 off the price. The base 8GB flavor of the iPhone 5c now costs $0 on contract, while the 16GB...

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iPhone 6 Plus to be the name of the 5.5-inch model

iPhone 6 Plus to be the name of the 5.5-inch model

08 September, 2014 | comments (76)

Tomorrow, as you may know, is the big day - Apple will hold an event during which it's widely expected to unveil two new iPhones. There will be a 4.7-inch model, and a bigger 5.5-inch phablet. These two have been rumored and leaked a lot over the...

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