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Apple launches iPhone and iPad trade-in programs in Australia

Apple launches iPhone and iPad trade-in programs in Australia

Trading in older Apple-branded products, to knock off the full price of a new gadget you’ve been wanting, is certainly quite the lucrative market. Apple has just allowed another region to start trading in their old equipment to get new gadgets.

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Apple’s A8 chip could be 2 GHz or more, remain dual-core

Apple’s A8 chip could be 2 GHz or more, remain dual-core

For those wondering how fast Apple’s next-generation Apple A8 chip could be, G for Games has shared potential new details. According to the report, the Chinese media has been going rampant over a rumor that the Apple A8 system-on-a-chip could remain dual-core with a clock speed of 2 GHz or more. 

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iPhone’s ‘Frequent Locations’ feature called a ‘national security concern’ in China

iPhone’s ‘Frequent Locations’ feature called a ‘national security concern’ in China

The state-run China Central Television on Friday called the iPhone’s “Frequent Locations” feature a “national security concern” during its noon broadcast, claiming that the location-tracking function could allow for those with access to the data to gain knowledge of China’s “state secrets” and other sensitive information. 

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Xiaomi smartphone users in China are more engaged than iPhone users

Xiaomi smartphone users in China are more engaged than iPhone users

While it is widely perceived that Apple is a worldwide leader in software and customer engagement, sometimes referred to as the “Apple Magic,” the latest numbers from mobile metrics firm Flurry reveal that Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has been stealing some of its thunder. Read ahead to see just how well the “Apple of China” is doing.

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Your next iPhone will not be made entirely by a robot

Your next iPhone will not be made entirely by a robot

Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn recently went on a hiring spree, recruiting a record-breaking 100,000 employees from mainland China to assist with production of the iPhone 6. Then, a few days ago, it was reported that the iPhone maker was adding 10,000 robots to its assembly line to help automate the process. But if you think robots are going to be replacing humans, that does not appear to be the case. 

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Students film Earth from space thanks to an iPhone attached to a balloon

Students film Earth from space thanks to an iPhone attached to a balloon

The iPhone arguably has one of the best cameras in a smartphone, so any time someone can put it to good use sounds like a great idea. Even if that includes filming the Earth from a balloon.

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Apple cuts iPhone trade-in price to $225

Apple cuts iPhone trade-in price to $225

Last year, Apple launched its iPhone “Reuse and Recycling” program, which allows customers to trade-in their old iPhones in exchange for store credit that can be used to upgrade to a new iPhone.

Apple has just made it even more unattractive for customers to trade-in their iPhone with them.

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Apple’s iPhone trade-in program launches in Italy, to launch in Australia soon

Apple’s iPhone trade-in program launches in Italy, to launch in Australia soon

Apple launched its “Reuse and Recycle” program last August that allows customers to trade-in their old iPhone in exchange for a gift card that could be used towards the purchase of a new iPhone.

Apple launched the iPhone trade-in program initially in the U.S, and has expanded the program to UK, Canada, France and Germany.

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Survey shows demand for a larger-screen iPhone 6 strong in months leading up to launch

Survey shows demand for a larger-screen iPhone 6 strong in months leading up to launch

A new survey conducted by RBC Capital Markets shows that demand for Apple’s larger-screen iPhone 6 is as strong as ever. The survey, which covered 4,000 people intending to purchase a new phone in the next 3 months, shows that nearly 50% intend on purchasing an iPhone. But even more interesting is that around 25% of would be willing to pay $100 more for a larger screen.

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Google’s Skybox can predict the next iPhone launch using satellite imagery

Google’s Skybox can predict the next iPhone launch using satellite imagery

Skybox Imaging, an intelligence company that focuses on bringing the power of satellite imagery to other businesses, was recently acquired by Google. But a new profiling of the company done by The Wall Street Journal reveals some very interesting information that will no doubt change how we look at things related to privacy and mapping.

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