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Apple in close battle for smartphone supremacy in China

Apple in close battle for smartphone supremacy in China

The latest numbers from Counterpoint Technology Market Research reveal that Apple is in a close three-horse race with Samsung and Coolpad for smartphone market share in China. Coolpad led the Chinese market with an 18% share of LTE smartphones in China during the second quarter, trailed by Samsung at 17% and Apple at 16%. 

TSMC advancing production of Apple A9 chip based on 16nm process

TSMC advancing production of Apple A9 chip based on 16nm process

While there are still a few weeks remaining until Apple unveils the highly-anticipated iPhone 6 with a rumored dual-core Apple A8 chip, a new report claims that Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company is advancing volume production of chips based on a 16nm process, including the Apple A9 processor, to the first quarter of 2015. 

Apple starts iPhone 5 battery replacement program

Apple starts iPhone 5 battery replacement program

Apple has just kicked off a new program that some owners of the iPhone 5 may take value in, specifically if their battery life isn’t as great as they think it should be.

Apple extends Volume Purchase Program to 16 new regions

Apple extends Volume Purchase Program to 16 new regions

In February of this year, Apple announced the expansion of their Volume Purchase Program (VPP), and included areas like the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy and other regions. In July, they announced that other countries would be added soon. And now that time has arrived.

Refurbished 2014 MacBook Air show up in Apple’s Online Store

Refurbished 2014 MacBook Air show up in Apple’s Online Store

In April, 2014, Apple released a brand new lineup of MacBook Air models into the world, loaded with slightly upgraded internals, including faster Haswell processors, and a price drop across the board. Now, if you were looking for a refurbished model, Apple has options.

GT Advanced allegedly producing between 1.3 and 2.2 million sapphire glass displays for 5.5-inch iPhone 6

GT Advanced allegedly producing between 1.3 and 2.2 million sapphire glass displays for 5.5-inch iPhone 6

The sapphire glass “conspiracy” won’t go away, apparently. Despite plenty of reports on both sides of the fence, it’s still unknown whether or not the next iPhone, or iPhones, are going to get the more durable display this time around. A new report suggests, yet again, that maybe only the larger variant of the two new iPhone 6 models will get the extra support.

Samsung reportedly returns to Apple’s list of RAM suppliers in time for iPhone 6 launch

Samsung reportedly returns to Apple’s list of RAM suppliers in time for iPhone 6 launch

The legal battles between Apple and Samsung have been extensive, and there’s no end in sight, but apparently it’s starting to even out behind the scenes when it comes to parts supply.

Apple removes Secret app from the Brazilian App Store to comply with court ruling

Apple removes Secret app from the Brazilian App Store to comply with court ruling

Yesterday, Apple was ordered by a judge in Brazil to not only pull the anonymous social networking app Secret from the App Store, but also to remotely kill the app from user’s devices that already have it installed.

9to5Mac now reports that Apple has complied with the ruling by removing the Secret app from the App Store. 

Tim Cook visits VA Palo Alto hospital which has adopted iPads to help with treatment

Tim Cook visits VA Palo Alto hospital which has adopted iPads to help with treatment

The iPad has been adopted by many different markets, including educational and healthcare. Recently, Apple’s CEO Tim Cook stopped by a local Veterans Affairs hospital which has adopted iPads to help with treatment.

Several iCloud services are down [Updated]

Several iCloud services are down [Updated]

Many of Apple’s iCloud services are currently being reported as down, with Apple confirming on their official services status page, that many users may not be able to access specific features.