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Court Denies Samsung Request To See iPhone 5 and iPad 3





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Let us remind you some facts about the legal battle between Apple and Samsung.  Samsung filed the countersuit in response to the Apple’s suit, where demanded Apple hand over the iPhone 5 and iPad 3 or their newest prototypes to investigate them and to avoid misunderstanding in future. Though, Judge denied Samsung’s request, having explained that “Apple’s request for expedited discovery was far more justified and far less prejudicial”. Apple required early access to all Samsung’s new devices.

The judge made a lot of effort in her 11-page order to explain that Samsung is entitled to “parity” but its motion was overreaching in this case. Instead, it may be necessary for the court to evaluate such a motion against the background of the iPhone 5 (as far as any Samsung phones are concerned) and the iPad 3 (as far as any Samsung tablet computers are concerned), whenever Apple is in a position to present those products.

   

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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011. 9:51

New iPhone is coming this September



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Bloomberg says Apple is planning to release a new faster iPhone this September.

The device will include the A5 processor, the more powerful chip that Apple added to the iPad 2 earlier this year, along with an 8-megapixel camera, up from the 5-megapixel model in the iPhone 4, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the details aren’t public. Apple is also testing a new version of the iPad that has a higher resolution screen, similar to the one now used in the iPhone 4, one of the people said.

Earlier today, another rumor source BGR reported that the new iPhone would be released even earlier, in late August. They have also mentioned that new iPhone 4S or iPhone 5 would feature a radical new design.

   

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Apple is Readying To Launch iOS-powered TV Display This Fall



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As DailyTech reports, Apple is preparing to release a television set this fall. According to information, a former Apple manager told about the project, speaking “you’ll go into an Apple retail store and be able to walk out with a TV. It’s perfect.” As rumors say, the TV display will be powered by Apple’s best-selling iOS (at present runs on the iPhone, iPad, Apple TV and iPod touch). Also the report reads that large screens will not be developed in-house by Apple, but with the help of an OEM, like Samsung, to set production in motion.


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Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011. 18:55

Apple Reduces iPhone 4 Order In Anticipation Of Next-Generation iPhone



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Apple has reduced the iPhone 4 order in expectation of fifth-gen device, confirming the rumors that suggest a new iPhone will release prior to the end of this year.

In spite of a usual peak season for such companies as Apple, in the third quarter Taiwan’s suppliers of printed circuit board have reduced quotes on average by 10% for their order placed by the Apple company, according to industry sources’ leaks to DigiTimes.


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Nokia releases Meego-based N9, looks like previous Apple iPod Nano



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Today Nokia introduced its MeegoOS-powered N9 phone. Well, we all know that Nokia has dropped Meego project and don't plan to support it, but the company decided to release this N9 anyway.

It looks good and quite familiar. There is some similarity with previous generation Apple iPod Nano.

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Here are couple N9 video reviews from Engadget:


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Tuesday, June 21st, 2011. 18:52

MacBook Airs will make up half of Apple’s labtops in 2011



laptopCNET writes on a comment made by analyst Doug Freedman at Gleacher & Company, who says that it is estimated that 48% of all Apple’s laptops will be of MacBook Air family:

“How big is this opportunity? In the 4-year lifespan of [Apple's] iconic MacBook Air, units sold as a percentage of its total notebook supply was 8 percent in 2008, 9 percent in 2009, and 17 percent in 2010 to an estimated 48 percent in 2011,” he stated.

Advanced Intel Sandy Bridge processors designed for ultraportable laptops (chips can “turbo” or overlock to much higher speeds) were priced today:

Core i7-2637M: 1.7 GHz (turbos to 2.8GHz), 2 cores, 17 watts, 4MB cache, priced at $289

Core i7-2677M: 1.8 GHz (turbos to 2.9GHz), 2 cores 17 watts, 4MB cache, priced at $317

Core i5-2557M: 1.7 GHz (turbos to 2.7GHz), 2 cores 17 watts, 3MB cache, priced at $250

Possibly more important that these chips are based on Intel’s newish fab process that will make power efficiency much higher. But the drawback is that they will utilize Intel’s slower chipset that doesn’t make use of Nvidia’s 3xx series graphics.

New MacBook Airs are expected within a month.

   

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Tuesday, June 21st, 2011. 17:02

Legal hardware unlock for iPhone 4 released



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Gevey has released a new hardware unlock for iPhone 4 called Gevey Ultra SIM.

The main difference compared to the old Gevey unlock method is that you don't have to dial 112. dialing 112/911 and hanging up is illegal in most countries, now this problem is gone.

Gevey Ultra works with

  • iOS 4.0, 4.1, 4.2.1, 4.3, 4.3.1, 4.3.2, 4.3.3
  • Basebands 01.59, 02.10, 03.10.01, 04.10, 04.10.01

Some sources claim that Gevey Ultra works even with the latest iOS 5 beta 1.

If you have 01.59 baseband you can still use free software ultrasn0w unlock. For everything else - just buy Gevey Ultra for $35 here.

The installation is simple, but requires jailbreak. Good luck iOS 4.3.3 is jailbreakable. See our jailbreak instructions here (Mac OS) and here (Windows).

Take a look at the Gevey Ultra video demo:


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New MacBook Airs To Feature Black Case Option



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In recent weeks more and more reports have appeared, claiming that Apple is putting final touches to the new MacBook Airs that are expected to be released late June or July. MacRumors has a guess that  the high-end models may come with a black option for the aluminium case.

Over the past week, we’ve received several anonymous tips claiming that at least some models of the next-generation MacBook Air will be be available with a black finish, different from the aluminum case used on the current MacBook Air and most of Apple’s other Macs. The most specific of the claims suggests that a black anodized aluminum case would be available on a top-end MacBook Air model, in much the same way as Apple once offered a high-end black MacBook on top of the standard white offerings.

As for the black colour, Apple already offered black versions of the MacBook a few years. MacRumors also reports that their source close to Apple sent them e-mail, where he said that the  black MacBooks were indeed produced, but didn’t get Steve Jobs’ approval in the end.


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Tuesday, June 21st, 2011. 16:50

More Details on Mac Mini, Mac Pro, and Time Capsule



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MICGadget reports that they received new information about Mac mini, Mac Pro and Time Capsule. Mac mini is expected to receive Thunderbolt and Sandy Bridge processors and end up using Intel’s graphics that will be replaced by NVIDIA GPU.  The new Mac Pro will reportedly come in a "rack-mountable" design to replace the discontinued Xserve. As for the new Mac Pro, MICGadget reports that it will have a "unique CPU" developed for the Mac and not seen in the PC.

Sandy Bridge and Thunderbolt are coming to the new Mac Pro, and at the same time, an unique CPU will be developed for Mac. This unique CPU is not seen in PC.

The Time Capsule and AirPort Extreme will receive new design with improved heat dissipation. The new Time Capsule will have a lower TDP and low power consumption hard drive. As for the new AirPort Extrime, it will have improved signal strength with six antennas built in.

   

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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011. 10:45

TiVo Is Working On Another iOS App



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It has been known for some time that TiVo is developing new companion applications for devices based on iOS and that they already finished free iPad application for the Premiere box. The issue of CEPro magazine in June sheds more light on the company's plans by citing Bard Williams, head of channel and retail marketing for TiVo:

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Monday, June 20th, 2011. 23:31

Now Adobe’s Flash Builder and Flex framework supports iPhone and iPad



This morning Adobe announced a large number of software updates to the Flex Framework and Flash Builder that will make it possible for developers to create projects for BlackBerry PlayBook, iPhone and iPad, besides Android support that was implemented in April.

Now version 4.5 of Flex and Flash are added to Creative Suite 5.5 Web Premium and Master Collection, but also they can be bought separately (Flash Builder Standard for 249$, Premium for 669$). In a blog post Adobe’s Puneed Goel gave praises to the release:

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Mac mini and Mac Pro Refresh In August



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CNET reports that Apple is going to launched revamped Mac Pro and Mac mini in late July or early August. Details, as usual, are unclear, though, according to the previous 9to5Mac reports, the devices may get a smaller, rackmountable design that can hold multiple solid-state-drives

My sources tell me ALL NEW Next-Gen Mac Pros and Mac Minis will launch either end of July first week of August.

The Mac mini models that are now short on supply, will reportedly receive the Thunderbolt technology and Sandy Bridge processor, the same as implemented in  the MacBook Pro and iMac families launched earlier this year. Both devices will have preinstalled Lion software.

August more likely, Sandy Bridge and Thunderbolt on both. NO details for specs or configurations given. DO NOT BUY! WAIT for the new Macs!

   

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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Monday, June 20th, 2011. 16:32

iCloud to Auto-Resolve Sync Conflicts



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John Gruber at Daring Fireball claims that Apple’s iCloud service will be able to solve conflicts with data automatically by determining the correct option. Now MobileMe forces users to solve conflicts themselves. On The Talk Show with Dan Benjamin he’s shared his opinion on how iCloud will deal with sync conflicts:

In iCloud, I believe you will never be presented with [a sync conflict] dialog, no matter how much has changed in one of the instances while it was "offline". The server-side iCloud, when there seemingly is a conflict, will make a decision and it will decide which one is the best (in Apple's terms the "truth"). That is what Steve Jobs means when he says "The Truth is in the Cloud." iTunes will decide which one is right and that's it. iCloud will push that right one to any device that has this account that has a different version.


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Monday, June 20th, 2011. 15:25

iOS 5 untethered jailbreak for iPhone 3GS with old bootrom



Hacker iH8Sn0w released Sn0wBeeze 2.8 beta 2 with ability to perform untethered jailbreak of the old bootrom iPhone 3GS on iOS 5.0b1. For other devices the jailbreak is still tethered.

Sn0wBreeze is a Windows application that creates a custom ipsw with jailbreak. It also preserves your baseband if you need unlock, but UltraSn0w has not yet been updated to work with iOS 5.

You can download Sn0wBeeze 2.8 beta 2 here.

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Rumor: Apple is not afraid of Project Spartan



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According to a new report, Apple knows and is ready to lend "minor support" to Facebook’s web application platform "Project Spartan" based on HTML5, even after Facebook has attempted to understate rumors about this project.


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