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    Watching T-Mobile's John Legere on video with company announcements is always a treat, not really because of the deals, but because of how he just loves to bash every competitor before delivering the news. That said, the last few deals offered by the T-Mobile haven't been bad at all. Mobile without borders is one of them, giving users the ability to roam freely across North America, but it seems that this was just part of the plan. T-Mobile has just announced a few deals that are exclusive for iPhone users, and these make a lot of sense given the current popularity of the device. To ...

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    Speculation over Apple working on an iPhone mini has been around for quite a while. Some predict that Apple will revamp its "c" iPhone as the iPhone 6c, and bring the specs of the current iPhone 6 to a budget minded crowd, all under a smaller iPhone 5s-like chassis. Other conflicting rumors claim that it Cupertino ditched this project a long time ago, though no reasons were provided. If this were a match where 2 out of 3 wins, then don't bet on the product ever happening. Analysts are now telling investors not to bet on the smaller iPhone happening this year, and site credible supply chain ...

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    The latest numbers are in from IDC, looking at the smartphone market for the second quarter of 2015. According to the latest preliminary release from IDC, a total of 337.2 million smartphones were shipped worldwide in Q2 of 2015, which represents an 11.6% increase from the 302.1 million units in the second quarter of 2014. As you'd expect, Samsung and Apple continue to dominate the smartphone market, but IDC notes that Samsung is the only one in the top five that recorded a shipment volume decline year over year. The report notes that, while the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge "arrived with ...

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    Strategy Analytics has revealed some figures, cited by DigiTimes, concerning smartphone AP revenues. An AP (application processor) is basically the SoC (system-on-a-chip), also known informally as "the processor" which supports applications running in a mobile operating system environment. 20 percent increase over the previous year is what Strategy Analytics' findigs revealed for smartphone AP revenues in the first quarter of 2015. These revenues represent US$5.3 billion, and the top five spots (related to revenue) are where you find Qualcomm, Apple, MediaTek, Samsung LSI and Spreadtrum ...

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    iOS 8.4, the version which enabled Apple Music on all devices, has sadly removed the option for Home Sharing music content. Users we no longer able to stream music (video still worked) from their library to iOS devices. Apple has also updated its Support page to reflect that Home Sharing for music is not supported on iOS 8.4, but later, we've learned from Eddy Cue that Apple "is working to have Home Sharing in iOS 9". The fourth beta of iOS 9 landed not long ago -- go check out our Public Beta hands-on, if you haven't already -- and, aside from tweaks and refinements, Home Sharing for ...

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    Apple had its Q3 2015 earnings call yesterday and apparently the numbers are looking really good for the Cupertino-based company. Record sales are being driven by the iPhone and the Apple Watch, according to the information from the earnings call and the official press release. However, aside from "record third quarter sales of iPhone", we didn't get any specific numbers, in terms of units sold or shipped. Putting that to the side, it looks like the success of the iPhone is mostly due to its reception on both developed and emerging markets, as well as an all-time-high in terms of ...

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    Smartphones are becoming more and more capable, but, sadly, the same can not be said about battery technology. While devices are faster, have larger screens and resolution, thinner cases, battery life is a major issue. While there are several solutions for countering that, they all require an accessory that, most of the times, has to be also charged. What you choose to extend your battery life is up to you. With this self charging smartphone case, your phone will be able to charge itself. Up on Kickstarted, Nikola Labs' case (for the iPhone 6 and Galaxy S6) will be able to capture ...

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    Here's a quick one for Apple users: iOS 8.4.1 beta is now available to download from the Apple iOS Developer Resource Center (link below). Apple released iOS 8.4 on June 30, in order to enable access to Apple Music, and now, two weeks later, the iOS 8.4.1 beta is available for developers to test drive. There's no word on what's included, and there's no changelog (nor feedback) for the time being, but it's safe to assume that the release contains bugfixes and improvements. Follow the source link below if you are a Developer (owner of a Developer account) and you want to take it for a ...

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    Update: HSBC confirmed that Apple Pay will be supported later in July. Barclays confirms it will support Apple Pay in the future. Apple Pay is now officially available in the UK; we've heard reports last week indicating that it might happen, granted, with some rumored limitations, and, nonetheless, it is now official. Apple Pay is the Cupertino-based company's take on contactless payment. Users of the iPhone and Apple Watch in the UK are now able to make purchases in more than 250,000 shops, as well as pay for their tube, bus and railway ride. Apple Pay has been available in the US since ...

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    Here's one fact a lot of people don't know: Apple doesn't make its own display panels for its iPhone. It outsources them to not one, but a variety of different display panel manufacturers. In the first quarter of 2015, LG Display took the number two spot for Apple display providers. No, you didn't read that wrong: LG manufacturers iPhone panels. LG actually has a quite good Display division, responsible for the display breakthroughs we saw with the G2, G3, and then G4. A year earlier, it took the number three spot, but it has moved up for the first quarter. It was responsible for 34.5 ...

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    Google Maps for iOS is one of the the go-to solutions (together with Here Maps and other third party offerings) for many iPhone owners that are not satisfied with Apple Maps. If you are a Google Maps for iOS user, you should check your iTunes app (or the link below) for an update to your application, as it brings a couple of new things to the table. Redesigned transit directions are now available in the latest version of the app (4.8.0) which also enables real-time information regarding arrival at your destination, where available. Additionally, you now have new options for sharing a place ...

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    Have an iPhone? Updated to iOS 8.4? Congratulations, you just lost Home Sharing for music! You are basically not able to stream music (video still works) from your library to your iOS devices in your house. The change happened once the 8.4 update was introduced, the version of iOS which enabled Apple Music. It wasn't by mistake, or an oversight, as the official Apple Support page has now been updated to reflect that Home Sharing for music is not supported on iOS 8.4. According to Apple's Senior Vice President of Internet Software and Services, Eddy Cue, the company is working on iOS 9 ...

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    Even though the success of Apple Pay is still a debatable topic, Apple can't just quit when it barely got started. The company has expanded the bank and retail availability options in the US substantially over the last couple of months, and its expansion to international markets should also be code for growth. Today we learn that the service is already gearing up for a launch in the UK, but not all with be at its best on launch date. Trusted sources claim that Apple has already informed certain employees about the launch of Apple Pay in the UK on July 14. The source claims that Apple Store ...

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    It seems like Apple's vow of secrecy to keep its products hidden before launch date gets sloppier by the minute. It does make sense though, as Cupertino needs to keep building anticipation for its next-generation iPhone one way or another. So far most of the recent rumors paint the Apple will repeat its iPhone design strategy as with previous models, and today we get additional confirmation on that. New leaks that come from a reliable source in the Chinese supply chain claim that reveal the iPhone 6s schematic. If these documents are true, then the recent rumors of a thicker iPhone 6s and ...

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    Apple's obsession with thin and light has been a topic of much debate over the last couple of years. If it wasn't for that time when Apple launched the third-generation iPad, it's hard to remember any other case when a newer product is thicker than its predecessor. Added thickness might be a need in some cases though, and it seems the iPhone 6s will be next on that list. Case makers are already sharing information on the next-generation iPhone, and it seems that some added thickness is part of the deal. We've seen that both new iPhones will look identical to the current models, but the ...

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    Touch. Tap. Push. Prod. Swab. Stab. The button takes a lot of nonsense from its users. And also Benny Benassi and The Biz, but if I hear "push me and then just touch me" one more time, I might need a barbiturate. Anyways, people usually don't give these things much credit for doing what they do and what engineers have made them do. It didn't need to be a button Take the iPhone 5S with its home button. It implemented a fingerprint sensor on top of it and Apple thus created Touch ID. Touch ID was made to take the taps and swipes and repetition away from accessing secure features: unlocking ...

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    We've heard a lot about Samsung Galaxy S6 sales; some reports claimed that things are looking good, others insinuated that the situation could be better. You never know who to trust when it comes down to bits like these, and today's report doesn't manage to shed more light either (granted, the report is based on "industry watchers'" findings and insights, so there's, as usual, room for speculation). Said sources claim that Samsung Galaxy S6 sales are falling short of expectations for Q2 of the year; the situation is reportedly not brighter when it comes to Samsung's domestic competitor, ...

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    By now, you might've seen the IHS and Slice Intelligence figures. If not, here's a quick summary: the standard 38mm Apple Watch Sport Band costs $2.05 for Apple to make and it is selling them for $49 each. The disclaimer here is that marketing, shipping and other associated costs aren't included here. That said, Apple prices nearly all, if not all of its products for profit because otherwise, it wouldn't be in business. This is beyond smartphones, here. We've seen the Cupertino tech trendsetters make money hand over fist in many ways. Many. The company threatened to start using foot over ...

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    There's really two types of Apple iPhone 6 (and 6 Plus) owners in the world: those who hate the plastic stripes on the back, and those who learned to live with them. The plastic inserts on the back, while arguably unaesthetic, allow the iPhone antenna to get reception. Should the back of the device be all aluminum, reception would be a problem (if not impossible), and this is something Apple had to deal with in case of the iPhone 5, and iPhone 5s as well. According to a United States Patent and Trademark Office filing (source link below), Apple might have invented a material that would ...

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    The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are not only the best selling iPhones in history, but for a brief period also the best selling phones in most markets across the globe. Apple was clearly not prepared for this, spending almost four months in being able to catch up with its sales demand. Apple's ability to produce enough devices was so bad that Tim Cook admitted to it, and it seems Cupertino doesn't want history to repeat itself. Trusted sources claim that Apple is making some significant orders of the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus to its suppliers. Specific numbers weren't provided, but given ...

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    Most new device launches go the same way: usually the press gets review units before they’re widely available, and we get to use them for a few days -or a week if we’re lucky- as we work on our review. Then press day arrives. The embargo on media coverage lifts, and everyone posts their reviews and videos at the same time. It’s a huge frenzy, commenters go nuts, and it’s a giant explosion of frantic opinion-sharing activity. For about … a day. And then it all goes away. Sure, there’s followup coverage as people find bugs and hidden features, but after that initial blast, not ...

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    Buying any flagship smartphone these days is an expensive proposition, no matter what brand you're acquiring. iPhones are specially notorious for being expensive pieces of hardware, and especially if you desire more than the entry-level 16GB of storage options. Carrier subsidies have always been the best option for US consumers to gain access to new iPhones, but it seems that's about to change. Trusted sources claim that Apple has just informed its employees that it will be dropping AT&T carrier subsidies this month of June, but the reasons for the change weren't announced. Consumers ...

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    Apple Pay has done its fair share of damage when it comes to making mobile payments a thing. Cupertino hasn't necessarily succeeded, but statistics have proven that it has had better luck than Google, in addition to other competitors. We've heard rumors that the service will make it to China and Canada soon, but we also hear of new changes to come. Reports claim that Apple will launch Apple Pay 2.0 at WWDC 2015, even though specifics of what we're getting weren't mentioned. Apple has shown some interest in acquiring certain mobile payment startups, but nothing has been made public yet. ...

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    Even though Cupertino will want you to believe that its mobile operating system is the most secure and reliable in the world, we know there's no such thing. We've expressed how disappointing things have become for iOS since the launch of iOS 7, and as much as iOS 9 might come to save the day, that doesn't mean you won't have to wait another couple of months to get it. Today we get word on a new iOS bug, that's actually older than many think. Users are complaining of their iPhones randomly rebooting themselves, or in some cases, of having the SMS app crash every time they try to launch it. ...

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    Apple isn't about to end its announcements roll – over the past 24 hours, the company has come out with an updated 27-inch Retina iMac, as well as some changes to its 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro lineup. And while this latest announcement, a new Apple Lightning dock, doesn't quite come with the hype those other two items bring, we're sure certain iPhone 6 and 6 Plus users will be quite pleased to learn of its existence. This particular dock works with both the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, and should be relatively case-friendly, too. That's right – both the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhones can fit ...

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