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Experts recommend not to wait for the second-generation iPhone SE

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The experimental line of the iPhone SE, presented in March last year, may not receive continuation, predicts the authoritative analyst from China, Pan Jutan. In his opinion, Apple's immediate plans do not include the development of a hardware update for the most affordable smartphone. Instead, all the attention and resources of the company will be focused on the development of flagship models with an increased screen diagonal.

The analyst's forecast is partly based on the desire of manufacturers to increase the diagonal of displays while reducing the dimensions of the smartphones themselves. The development of appropriate technologies will actually allow the engineers of the Cupertino company to fit the 4.7-inch screen of the iPhone 7 into a chassis whose dimensions will be slightly different from that of the iPhone SE. Thus, Apple will be able to immediately satisfy two conflicting consumer camps.

Another aspect that influenced Apple's decision to postpone the development of the sequel to the iPhone SE is the steady demand for the first-generation model. Despite its two-year presence on the market, the device is still selling well, holding the title of one of the best-selling smartphones. And the high popularity of the iPhone SE allows Apple to pursue a tough pricing policy, reducing its retail price to a minimum.

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Siri is still a danger to the customers of Sberbank and Tinkoff Bank

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Siri can still be dangerous for the customers of Sberbank and Tinkoff Bank, Vedomosti learned. Even after more than six months from the discovery of the vulnerability, Apple does not seek to eliminate it, allowing the voice assistant to transfer money from the screen of the blocked iPhone via SMS banking.

In order for the vulnerability to "work", you need to ask Siri to send a message to number 900 (the number of the Sberbank service department). After that, you need to specify the recipient and the amount of the transfer, confirming the transaction with a code from SMS, which you can access by using the command "Show the latest messages."

It's important to understand that only iPhone owners with a connected mobile bank will be able to use the bug in the system. Fortunately, to transfer money in a similar way to the iPad because of the missing communication module will not work. When you try to deceive Siri, she will require you to enter a password to unlock the device.

The problem of Siri's excessive powers was revealed last fall. Then the official representatives of Sberbank applied to Apple with a request for its correction. The bank's management recommended to its clients to prohibit the work of Siri on the locked screen or completely disable the mobile banking service.

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A selection of the best wallpapers for the iPhone and iPad

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iPhone and iPad owners are creative people who like to decorate their gadgets not only with stylish accessories, but also beautiful wallpaper. We know about this, so we gladly facilitate the process of searching for variants for designing the main screen of your device and regularly publish a selection of the most beautiful and interesting wallpapers.

We hope that from our today's collection you will find than decorate the screen of your gadget. Each wallpaper is offered in five screen resolutions, so no one will leave without a present!

Riot of colors

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The Balloon

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Broken glass

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Wires

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The Starry Night

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The drapery

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Umbrellas

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Tiles

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Firewood

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We hope that you have found something to your liking and thanks to us were able to decorate the screen of your gadget. We will be grateful if in the comments you will express your wishes on what themes you would like to see in the following material.

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Replies ModMac: battery replacement iPhone 5s and a problem with Apple Pay

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Specialists of the ModMac service center continue to answer questions from our readers about the repair of Apple hardware.

A question from the reader with the nickname giena0307:

Good afternoon! Tell me please! Installed a new battery on the iPhone 5s. After it was discharged, I started to charge the phone, but it did not turn on for a long time. The maximum was highlighted by an "apple", or simply there was a black screen with illumination, and now the phone ceased to give signs of life. What could be the case?

The specialists of the ModMac service center answer:

Hello, Most likely, the problem is in a poor-quality battery or in the absence of a clamping plate on the line, in connection with which it is not firmly attached. It is necessary to check whether the cable is firmly pressed and if there is a plate, if not, then install a new one, this service costs 500 rubles. If the problem is in the battery, it is necessary to replace it with a new one, the replacement cost is 1590 rubles.

A question from the reader with the nickname tanaefff:

Hello, The problem with Apple Pay on the iPhone 6s. It consists that cards are quietly "hammered" in Apple Pay, but terminals in any do not "see" iPhone. By own stupidity he bought it from his hands and did not check the work of Apple Pay, just did not think about it. Then there were suspicions that the body was being changed, so I sin on the fact that the NFC module could be damaged. What can be the problem and is the NFC module being replaced? Or is it easier to sell or sell the iPhone on Trade-in? Thanks in advance for the answer!

The specialists of the ModMac service center answer:

Welcome! Problems with NFC do appear after replacing the case with non-original one. To resolve the problem, you need to contact the service center and take a detailed look at the status of the machine. The cost of repairs on average ranges from 500 to 3500 rubles, it all depends on the nature of the damage.

If you have any questions to the experts, feel free to ask them in the comments. We will try to answer everything, but keep in mind that sometimes it takes time – there are a lot of questions.

Do not forget that for all readers AppleInsider.ru there is a 10% discount for all types of repairs in the service center ModMac.ru.

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Apple does not like that over its new campus fly drones

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During the construction of the new Apple campus in the form of a "spaceship", enthusiasts often launched drones with video cameras to show the others how the construction process is progressing. And although now it is almost completed, the operators have the first problems.

A video on DroneOneMedia, which shows the construction of a new Apple campus in the final stage. But in addition, the video is accompanied by text comments of the author, who tells that it was much more difficult to shoot video with the Apple campus.

According to him, during the recording of the last clip, an Apple security officer approached him. He explained that he performs one main task – he ensures that no one starts the aircraft near the campus of the company. Under the threat of a police call, the pilots had to land a drone – it was allowed to do it, instead of knocking down the device right in the air.

It is noteworthy that the territory above the Apple campus is not registered as a place where flights on drones are prohibited. On what basis the security officer acted, it's unclear, but the blogger decided not to contact the police (perhaps in vain). The explanation for this is only one thing: within the walls of the new campus Apple is already "seething" secret work, and the company does not want anyone to know about it, looking in the window with the help of a drone.

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Release HomePod intrigues consumers more than Apple Watch

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The upcoming release of "smart" HomePod column intrigues consumers more than Apple Watch in due time, CNBC reports with reference to the report of analyst Raymond James. According to the expert, this can be an indirect proof of the high sales of a home gadget in the future, as well as the weak prospects of "smart" watches.

The report notes that by the present moment 14% of consumers have declared an unconditional desire to purchase HomePod. Another 5% fluctuate, stressing that they will prefer to wait for the start of sales. At the same time, the buyer's interest rate for Apple Watch watches immediately after their presentation was only 6%.

Apple has made the right move, focusing the public attention on the musical capabilities of HomePod, and not on its "intelligence," the expert believes. Thus, the manufacturer can expand the audience of potential consumers, interested in the old fans of the brand, remembering the success of the original iPod.

This is confirmed by a recent survey of public opinion, which showed that much more important for consumers is not the talkability of the column, but the quality of its sound. At the moment, HomePod, perhaps, is the only "smart" solution with a claim to the title of a truly musical device.

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Apple is working on a circular interface for iOS and macOS

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In Cupertino do not exclude the possibility of an early redesign of branded operating systems. This is confirmed by the materials of the patent documentation found on the official website of the US Patent and Trademark Office. In subsequent versions of iOS and macOS, Apple plans to abandon the usual principles of interaction, replacing the context menu of applications with a circular control interface.

It follows from the description of the invention that access to the menu of the vast majority of applications, regardless of the operating system, is not very convenient, since it is often presented as a separate interface. For this reason, many users, because they do not want to spend time changing software configurations or fear of getting confused, have to interact with basic settings, which reduces the efficiency of work.

The circular menu at the expense of its visibility should correct this problem. With its help, owners of electronic devices can more quickly access the configuration of the application, changing them at their own discretion without having to interrupt the workflow. This, in turn, will reduce the number of commands sent and in the long run will lead to an increase in the autonomous work of the gadget used.

A similar management method is already being used by some manufacturers in practice. For example, Samsung uses a circular menu in the smartphone interface of the Galaxy Note line, which appears on the screen after the Pen S Pen is extracted. The drop-down element is a complex quick access menu that allows you to run applications for drawing, writing or editing photos without delay.

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A selection of the best wallpapers for the iPhone and iPad

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iPhone and iPad owners are creative people who like to decorate their gadgets not only with stylish accessories, but also beautiful wallpaper. We know about this, so we are pleased to facilitate the process of searching for options for designing the main screen of your device and regularly publish a selection of the most beautiful and interesting wallpapers.

From now on, we will not subdivide our collections into any thematic categories, but choose photos and illustrations only by one criterion: to be beautiful! Each wallpaper is offered in five screen resolutions, so no one will leave without a present!

In the courtyard

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The Record

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Field

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Angle

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The Speleologist

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Forest

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Overnight in the city

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The Red Sky

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The quarry

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Apple gave impetus to technology to collect user data

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The technology, called "Differential Confidentiality," is not so new. However, large technology companies began to apply it quite recently. The impetus, as in many other cases, was the company Apple, which began its application in iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS. Today, many big players have taken an example from Apple. Let's talk about this a little more.

Differential confidentiality allows you to collect user data and analyze it, hiding the direct relationship of information to a specific user. In other words, Apple gets a lot of information about users of the iPhone and iPad, but does not know anything specific about each of us. This is how technology works to preserve the privacy of our lives.

Apple uses the collected data to train its artificial intelligence. In addition, the company collects data about the health of users and their activity in the browser. The company announced this in the framework of WWDC in June.

And today, according to the Wall Street Journal, the same technology is used by Microsoft, Uber and Google. Uber uses information to improve the services provided. Microsoft is experimenting with projects to provide information to researchers and government agencies.

Now technology companies can not hide the fact that user data helps them. In turn, users can not worry about the safety of their personal data.

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What will happen to the movies in the iTunes Store?

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Despite the fact that recently Apple pays much attention to its direction "Services", it almost does not help the iTunes Store – specifically, the section responsible for buying and renting movies. And it's not about "piracy" or the quality of new films: it's just that Apple began to force out competitors.

According to The Wall Street Journal, now the share of iTunes Store among the services for buying and renting movies varies from 20 to 35 percent, while a few years ago Apple service "held" more than half of the market. According to journalists, in many respects this was due to the growing positions of competitive services – Amazon and Comcast.

In response, representatives of Apple said that they "never chased the statistics of the market", but explained the decline in the high degree of distribution of similar subscription services (Netflix, HBO) in the App Store. In other words, it is often easier for users to launch the corresponding application on Apple TV than buying or renting a movie in the iTunes Store.

It's likely that iTunes Store will soon be able to regain market share. According to rumors, Apple plans to launch through the service rental of films that are still shown in theaters – usually films appear in the iTunes Store a few weeks after.

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