According to an article from Chinese site Tencent (via BrightWire), last week during his visit to China Tim Cook discussed company's plans to create a research and development center in Beijing. The report said:
Apple today announced that celluar version of the iPad miniWi-Fi and fouth-generation iPad will appear in China this Friday. The iPad mini and the new iPad are now available in more than 100 countries.
On Friday, we reported that Apple had used its anti-malware system in OS X in order to disable Java 7 browser plug-in over a security vulnerability that was widely exploited in the wild.
Apple's anti-malware tool is able to enforce minimum version numbers for such plug-ins as Flash and Java, and the company simply updated its blacklist to require that computers be running higher version of Java 7 than was publicly available.
Today Brian White, analyst from Topeka Capital Markets, released a new report based on information obtained from sources at CES currently held in Las Vegas. According to his note, Apple is preparing to release the next-generation versions of the iPad mini and full-sized iPad this March. He said:
Apple's 27-inch iMac continues to be in short supply, as Apple sets deadline for delivery of new online orders 3-4 weeks. 21.5-inch models have been delivering within 7-10 days. Even before the launch of the new iMac, it was expected that the device will be in short supply in the 2013, in connection with questions on assembly of new displays. The process involves laminating the screen directly on device's glass.
According to The Next Web, Schiller admitted that Apple is not developing a cheaper iPhone to take a greater share of the market. Reportedly, he said that iPhone 5 is the best iPhone and Apple is not concerned with the unit share of the smartphone market. Schiller said in the interview:
Yesterday Apple announced on its Developer Portal that appscreenshots will be locked in iTunes Connect after the app has been approved.
“Beginning January 9, app screenshots will be locked in iTunes Connect once your app has been approved. New screenshots may be uploaded when you submit a binary for an update to an existing app or a new app”.
Walmart and Straight Talk Wireless are now offering iPhone 5 with $ 45 rate plan with unlimited calls and data without contract. It was reported earlier from That's It Guys. Straight Talk is a subsidiary company of TracFone, and buyers of the iPhone will use network of the AT&T. There is no evidence that the phones will support LTE network.
Before the official announcement of earnings for the fourth quarter of 2012 to be held this month, AT&T reported that it has sold more than 10 million smartphones during the quarter, including "best-ever" sales of iPhone and Android devices.
According to a report from DigiTimes, Apple is going to launch a low-cost iPhone in the second half of 2013, targeting China and other emerging markets with a larger display and new design. The report said: