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Counterfeit iPhone factory shut down by Chinese authorities

Reuters reports that a Chinese factory responsible for $19 million of counterfeit iPhones was raided and closed by local authorities. The May 14 raid resulted in seizure of 1,400 handsets and “large quantities of accessories.” The factory, led by a husband and wife, posed as a tech repair shop in Beijing. Authorities also arrested 7 other factory…

Samsung and TSMC working on higher efficiency mobile processors

Business Korea reports that Samsung and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) are racing to perfect a 10-nanometer process for ARM processors. The first to get things right is expected to win a contract with Apple to manufacture future processors. TSMC skipped any 14-nanometer efforts, for which Samsung came out ahead. This time around,…

Apple publishes new “If it’s not an iPhone” ads

According to Apple, “If it’s not an iPhone… It’s not an iPhone.” As the first two advertisements in what seems to be a new ad campaign, Apple has chosen to focus on what sets iPhones apart from the competition. The first advertisement focuses on the benefits of Apple’s hardware/software integration, in plain very plain language. Apple explains that…

iOS 8.4 sees rapid adoption following Apple Music release

According to analytics company mixpanel, over 41% of iOS users are running the latest public build, iOS 8.4, as of July 8. This comes on the 9th day of iOS 8.4′s availability. iOS 8.3 is still in a strong second place at over 32% of users, but its number have declined significantly since its ~71% rating on June 29, right before the release of iOS…

Rumor: iPhone could have flexible OLED display by 2018

A report out of South Korea shares that Korean display makers LG and Samsung are ramping up OLED display production in an effort to “persuade” Apple to adopt the technology in future iPhones. According to BusinessKorea’s source, Apple really wants to make the transition to OLED displays for future products. The “persuasion” comes into play when…