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Rumor: Apple to improve brightness on Apple Watch 2, looking into pink color, new features for next-gen iPhone

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Date: Thursday, July 2nd, 2015, 08:25
Category: Apple Watch, Hardware, iPhone, Rumor, Wearables

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It’s hard to say if a pink next-gen iPhone is your dream phone.

I mean, that’s really up to you.

But it’s among the latest set of rumors that just came from the supply side, so that’s saying something.

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Some users report music library mangling after iTunes 12.2 update

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Date: Thursday, July 2nd, 2015, 08:26
Category: iTunes, News, Software

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This is why they invented bug fixes.

Following the release of iTunes 12.2, a number of users have expressed concerns that the update has somewhat mangled their iTunes music libraries after enabling iCloud Music Library.

As reported by several outlets, users end up with a library full for scrambled titles, albums, and artists.

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Rumor: Next-gen iPhone to use Qualcomm MDM9635M LTE chip, will boast potential download speeds up to 300 Mbps

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Date: Wednesday, July 1st, 2015, 09:37
Category: Hardware, iPhone, Rumor

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It came from the rumor mill and it’s pretty interesting.

An anonymous source leaked that Apple will be using a new LTE chip manufactured by Qualcomm in the next-gen iPhone. The MDM9635M chip, also known as the ‘9X35′ Gobi modem platform, promises significant performance improvements over the “9X25″ chip found inside of the current iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, capable of delivering up to twice the theoretical LTE download speeds.

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Actor Aaron Paul finds, posts interesting Siri easter egg

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Date: Wednesday, July 1st, 2015, 07:15
Category: Fun, Humor, iOS, News, Siri

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See, this is why Aaron Paul is nifty.

Paul, the actor best known for his role as “Breaking Bad” character Jesse Pinkman, posted an interesting challenge yesterday via Twitter: ask Siri to divide zero by zero and witness the result.

It only takes a few seconds, but you’ll probably like the result, which is both geeky and funny.

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Apple releases iTunes 12.2 update

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Date: Wednesday, July 1st, 2015, 07:11
Category: Apple Music, iTunes, News, Software

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The mighty iTunes received an update yesterday.

And it possesses a new icon to be somewhat confused by.

Late Tuesday, Apple released iTunes 12.2. The new version of the software, a 232.8 megabyte download, adds support for the Apple Music streaming service, complete with Beats 1 and Apple Radio as well.

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Apple releases OS X 10.10.4 update

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Date: Tuesday, June 30th, 2015, 14:44
Category: News, Software, Yosemite

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You’ve been waiting for this for a while.

On Tuesday, Apple released OS X 10.10.4, the newest version of its current operating system.

The update, a 1.09 gigabyte download, offers the following fixes and changes:

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Apple to announce third quarter earnings on Tuesday, July 21st

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Date: Tuesday, June 30th, 2015, 08:20
Category: Finance, News

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Come Tuesday, July 21st, you shall learn exactly how much money Apple has made this quarter.

I mean, that’s the point of quarterly statements.

Apple announced that it will announce its quarterly earnings for the third fiscal quarter (second calendar quarter) of 2015 on Tuesday, July 21. The quarterly earnings statement will be released around 1:30 PM Pacific/4:30 PM Eastern while a conference call to discuss the earnings report will take place at 2:00 PM Pacific/5:00 PM Eastern.

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Apple releases iOS 8.4 update, launches Apple Music streaming service

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Date: Tuesday, June 30th, 2015, 08:43
Category: Apple Music, iOS, iTunes, News, Software

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iOS 8.4 is here.

And so are the hefty changes to the Music app that have been noted over the past few weeks.

Early Tuesday, Apple released iOS 8.4. The new version of the mobile operating system includes an overhauled Music app with access to Beats Music, Beats 1 and the new Apple Music streaming service.

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Rumor: Apple begins manufacturing of next-gen iPhone, will include Force Touch systems in all models

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Date: Monday, June 29th, 2015, 09:23
Category: Hardware, iPhone, Rumor

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Whatever the next-gen iPhone is packing for features, they’re apparently building it right now.

This is the rumor, as Apple has started early production of its next-generation iPhone models that will retain 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch form factors and integrate Force Touch technology.

A Bloomberg article has sources close to Apple suppliers stating that they’re in the midst of an early manufacturing run of the company’s next iPhone models, which will bring pressure-sensitive Force Touch technology to the device.

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DisplayMate runs full comparison between glass, sapphire Apple Watch displays

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Date: Monday, June 29th, 2015, 09:27
Category: Apple Watch, Hardware, News, Wearables

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Dr. Raymond Soneira went bananas yet again, this time pulling out all the stops and testing the Apple Watch glass and sapphire displays.

The testing seeks to answer the question as to whether there’s a visual difference between a watch that uses sapphire versus glass? If the two were held up side by side, the one with a glass crystal would be about 20 percent brighter than the one with sapphire (due to fundamental principles of optics that reduce its light transmission), so it appears somewhat darker and duller, particularly because the light has to pass through the crystal twice.

As such, what are the tradeoffs to using a sapphire display, especially when it’s important to minimize screen reflections and sapphire has almost double (191%) the reflectance of glass.

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