Ming-Chi Kuo

The Man Who Reveals All of Apple’s Secrets

By on June 19, 2015 at 10:45 AM.

The Man Who Reveals All of Apple’s Secrets

You can bet good money that the iPhone 6s will feature a 12 megapixel camera, 2GB of RAM, a speedy A9 processor, a Force Touch display, a more durable aluminum build, a better performing Touch ID sensor, and will be available in Rose Gold.

While Apple rumors are a dime a dozen, the information above is all but a sure thing because it comes from none other than Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities, an analyst with an almost unparalleled knack for revealing Apple’s hardware plans often months in advance. Kuo’s talent in this regard is astounding, not only because he’s been at it for years, but also because he’s been able to successfully telegraph Apple’s plans even in the face of Tim Cook’s pledge to doube down on product secrecy.

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You Can Blame Your Smartphone for Those ‘Searing’ Headaches

By on June 18, 2015 at 10:30 PM.

You Can Blame Your Smartphone for Those ‘Searing’ Headaches

Last November, I half-jokingly said that the iPhone might be killing you softly while talking about two medical studies that detailed smartphone-related conditions. In particular, one of them said that most smartphone users might be hurting their necks by looking down at the device, especially when reading and texting. As it turns out, such heavy smartphone use does have unwanted effects on your body, including “searing headaches,” new report claims. More →

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BlackBerry Android Phone Leaked Specs

Leak: Could these be the specs for BlackBerry’s first Android phone?

By on June 18, 2015 at 5:45 PM.

Leak: Could these be the specs for BlackBerry’s first Android phone?

We learned recently that BlackBerry is planning to release its first-ever Android phone this fall and N4BB may have just found the device’s leaked specifications. Specifically, N4BB has posted a list of specs for a device that’s now codenamed “Venice” that will be a touchscreen-equipped slider device similar to the old BlackBerry Torch. This is significant because it seems the Android phone BlackBerry is working on will also have a slide-out QWERTY keyboard as well. More →

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Nokia is Planning to Help Launch a Brand New Smartphone Line

By on June 18, 2015 at 4:09 PM.

Nokia is Planning to Help Launch a Brand New Smartphone Line

BGR readers have known this for quite a while thanks to chatter from our sources, but Nokia’s CEO finally confirmed it: Nokia is plotting a smartphone comeback. Chief executive Rajeev Suri confirmed to German magazine Manager Magazin that the company is still working out the details, but it has plenty of time to figure things out. Per the terms of its deal with Microsoft, Nokia can’t use its name on cell phones until late 2016. More →

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Net Neutrality Racks Up Another Win as Sprint Stops Throttling Subscribers

By on June 18, 2015 at 8:30 AM.

Net Neutrality Racks Up Another Win as Sprint Stops Throttling Subscribers

Who knew when a former top cable industry lobbyist took the helm at the Federal Communications Commission that it would lead to this much positive change for consumers? The FCC’s much-lauded new net neutrality rules took effect this past Friday, and we’re already seeing the effects they’re having on the Internet. The new rules aim to prevent ISPs from implementing anti-consumer schemes like paid traffic prioritization, data blocking and bandwidth throttling, and there is already a major shift taking place in the industry.

On Wednesday, the FCC levied a massive $100 million fine against AT&T for throttling users’ unlimited wireless data. Now, news that Sprint has shelved its data-throttling policy marks yet another win for wireless customers in the United States. More →

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Revealed: The Smartphones that Deliver the Very Best Battery Life

By on June 17, 2015 at 10:15 PM.

Revealed: The Smartphones that Deliver the Very Best Battery Life

Every smartphone user wants a device that offers terrific battery life, but which ones actually deliver? PhoneArena has taken a comprehensive look at battery performance rankings from several key benchmarks and has used them to create what might be the definitive list of flagship smartphones with the best battery lives. More →

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600 Million Samsung Galaxy Devices At Risk After Huge Security Flaw Discovered

By on June 17, 2015 at 5:16 PM.

600 Million Samsung Galaxy Devices At Risk After Huge Security Flaw Discovered

Earlier today, while speaking at the Blackhat Mobile Security Summit in London, security researcher Ryan Welton of NowSecure disclosed a software vulnerability in Samsung phones that could potentially put upwards of 600 million devices at risk.

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5 Fantastic Smartphones You Can Get for $300 or Less

By on June 17, 2015 at 2:38 PM.

5 Fantastic Smartphones You Can Get for $300 or Less

The iPhone 6 and the Galaxy S6 typically dominate the discussion about the world’s best smartphones but you don’t have to pay top dollar to get a quality device. Popular YouTube gadget reviewer Marques Brownlee has gone through his stash of low-cost smartphones and has picked out five gems that deliver good performance and amazing value for $300 or less. More →

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Insider Says iPhone 6s Design Won’t Be Exactly Like iPhone 6 – Here Are the 3 Main Changes

By on June 17, 2015 at 1:04 PM.

Insider Says iPhone 6s Design Won’t Be Exactly Like iPhone 6 – Here Are the 3 Main Changes

Apple is widely expected to launch two new iPhone 6s versions this fall that’ll be very similar to their predecessors when it comes to overall design. However, a well-connected insider who has been accurate with early details about previous iPhone releases says the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus won’t be exact replicas of previous models, and we should expect several key changes. More →

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Huawei Nexus Phablet Release Date

Next-Gen Nexus Phone Details Seemingly Confirmed by Huawei Employee

By on June 17, 2015 at 8:30 AM.

Next-Gen Nexus Phone Details Seemingly Confirmed by Huawei Employee

A Huawei employee in the U.K. familiar with the company’s plans has seemingly confirmed that Huawei is indeed working with Google on one of the two next-generation Nexus handsets expected to be released later this year alongside Android M. More →

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Samsung Galaxy A8 Leaked Photos

Samsung Made a Phone That’s Much Thinner Than the iPhone 6 – Here are the Leaked Pics

By on June 16, 2015 at 7:00 PM.

Samsung Made a Phone That’s Much Thinner Than the iPhone 6 – Here are the Leaked Pics

How much thinner can smartphones get? The iPhone 6 is 6.9 millimeters and the Galaxy S6 is 6.8 millimeters, but it looks like Samsung is taking things to a whole new level with a new device called the Galaxy A8. Nowhereelse.fr has posted some leaked pictures of the Galaxy A8 that show an extremely thin device that leaked specifications claim is just 5.9 millimeters thin, or a full millimeter thinner than the iPhone 6. More →

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More Details Leak on Google’s Next LG-Made Nexus Phone

By on June 16, 2015 at 4:40 PM.

More Details Leak on Google’s Next LG-Made Nexus Phone

Many reports have so far claimed that Google is working on two different Nexus handsets that’ll be launched later this year, including a Huawei phablet and an LG smartphone.  And now a new story out Asia claims that LG’s version of the new Nexus will have at least one surprise under the hood. More →

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