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GTAT to Supply Sapphire Material for More Than 30 Million iPhones Yearly





The company from Cupertino has recently signed a deal with GT Advanced Technologies - an American sapphire material manufacturer that is expected to supply Apple with components for iPhone and iPad. Some sources even claim that sapphire will be used in production of the long-expected iWatch, however, these rumors are still unconfirmed.


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Sunday, November 10th, 2013. 20:39

iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c Attract Fewer Early Upgraders - Survey



iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c, as predicted, attract fewer early upgraders in comparison with the last-year iPhone 5 and previous models. What that means is that people owning an iPhone 5 are unlikely to change it for 5s or 5c. And that makes sense, I guess.


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Sunday, November 10th, 2013. 20:30

Apple Released Update for OS X Mavericks Mail App



Just after the OS X Mavericks launch, users began to complain about bugs connected with Mail app. At last, Apple released an update that is capable of resolving all of the issues.


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Saturday, November 9th, 2013. 21:57

Apple Showed Interest in Acquiring BlackBerry Patents, But Got Refusal



Apple, along with Microsoft, Lenovo, Cisco and Google, showed interest in acquiring parts of BlackBerry Ltd, Reuters report. You see, the company holds a wide number of patents that are worth about $1 to $3 billion. These patents will surely be helpful for competitive smartphone manufacturers and Apple in particular.


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Saturday, November 9th, 2013. 21:48

Apple Fixes MacBook Pro's Keyboard and Trackpad Bugs



Apple on Thursday released an update for late-2013 13-inch MacBook Pros addressing the issue with laptop’s keyboard and trackpad freezes.


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Saturday, November 9th, 2013. 3:34

Retina iPad mini Launch Delayed Because of Faulty LCD's



According to Asian sources, Apple’s second-gen iPad mini has a faulty screen. LCD panels manufactured by Sharp have some burn-in issues and this is probably one of the main reasons for a delayed launch date.


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Saturday, November 9th, 2013. 3:23

Apple Stores Around the World to Close Earlier Next Weekend



A large number of Apple’s Retail Stores around the world will be closed a few hours earlier next weekend - on November 17th and November 18th.


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Thursday, November 7th, 2013. 21:31

Apple to Certify Two New iPhone and iPad Suppliers Soon



The company from Cupertino will certify two new Asian factories to help in manufacture of the iPhone 5c and iPad mini soon. The reason for such a decision is growing demand for the devices. Current Apple’s suppliers - Foxconn and Pegatron - can’t cope with the production load.


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Wednesday, November 6th, 2013. 22:51

Apple Releases iTunes 11.1.3 with Equalizer and Performance Improvements



Apple released iTunes 11.1.3 on Tuesday. The new version features a number of improvements connected with equalizer and the application performance. Well, take a look at everything yourself:


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Wednesday, November 6th, 2013. 22:43

Apple Publishes Report on Government Information Requests



Apple on Wednesday published a Report on Government Information Requests. This document shows the statistic on law enforcement requests the company from Cupertino has received over the period from January to the end of June.


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Wednesday, November 6th, 2013. 22:34

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Foxconn Testing a New Large-Screen iPad - Rumor



According to Chinese sources, Foxconn is now testing a brand new iPad with an enormous screen. Whether this information is legitimate or not is still unclear, however, insiders claim that such a device may be actually unveiled next year. Well, if to speak about me, I don’t think Apple will release the larger iPad soon. But who knows, anything may happen.


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Wednesday, November 6th, 2013. 22:21

iPad Activations on AT&T Increased More than 200% Compared with Last Year’s iPad Launch



AT&T has released an official statement, which shows that during the opening weekend the number of iPad Air activations increased more than 200% compared with 2012 iPad launch.


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Tuesday, November 5th, 2013. 23:55

Apple to Open Manufacturing Facility in Mesa, Arizona



Apple will build a special sapphire manufacturing facility in Mesa, Arizona in order to produce components for its iPhones, iPads and possibly Macs and MacBooks. Such information was shared by Arizona Governor Jan Brewer on Monday.


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Tuesday, November 5th, 2013. 23:48

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iPad Air is Cheaper to Build than iPad 3



Apple’s new iPad Air is about 13% or $42 cheaper to build than the last-year iPad - the 16GB Wi-Fi-only model cost is $274. Although some components, namely, the 9.7-inch Retina display, are a bit more expensive than earlier, in general the device now costs less.


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Tuesday, November 5th, 2013. 23:36

Apple's Awarded with Patent for User Tracking System



U.S. Patent and Trademark Office awarded Apple with a patent for a "System and method of determining location of wireless communication devices/persons for controlling/adjusting operation of devices based on the location". That means guys from Cupertino may soon start working on a kind of home automation technology that will help to control various devices using a person’s location.


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Tuesday, November 5th, 2013. 23:26