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Apple may launch next-gen iPhone, 'iPad mini' at two separate media events





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Jim Dalrymple, the well-known Apple journalist, reported in his blog on Thursday that Apple may be preparing to debut a next-gen iPhone and 'iPad mini' at two separate media events. Apple is widely expected to debut the sixth-generation iPhone at a special event on September 12, at which time pre-orders are said to begin. Further rumors point to a U.S. rollout starting September 21. Almost nothing is known of the iPad mini. Different report suggests that the smaller iPad will debut at either the same iPhone event or at a later date.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Friday, August 24th, 2012. 22:58

Alleged Apple 'iPad mini' cases show rear camera, mystery hole



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The protective third-party cases allegedly designed to fit Apple's rumored "iPad mini" were discovered and highlighted on Friday by Giz-China.com. The cases show a space on the back for a rear-facing camera at the top left of the device that suggests that like all other portable iOS devices, including the iPhone and iPod touch, the smaller iPad will feature a rear-facing camera.


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Friday, August 24th, 2012. 20:36

Mountain Lion OS X 10.8.1 Increases Battery Life In Some Degree



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This month Arstechnica reported that many users had faced a considerable drop in battery life after installing OS X 10.8 version.

“Ars writer Chris Foresman, after extended testing, discovered that the battery life of his Retina MacBook Pro review unit dropped 38% from its previous 8-hours”.


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Friday, August 24th, 2012. 19:53

Facebook Released Much Faster App For iPhone



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AllThingsD reports that Facebook has released a rewritten iOS app that is considerably faster than the previous version. With increasing number of users accessing Facebook via mobile, the company considers that it is essential to have a fast mobile app.


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Friday, August 24th, 2012. 2:05

New Photos Show iPhone 5 Logic Board



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MacRumors reports that photos of what could be the 'iPhone 5' logic board with its shielding removed have been posted online by Sina.com.

Unfortunately, the quality of the photos make it difficult to glean any information from them; however, the source claims that board uses the A5X chip found in the iPad 3.


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Thursday, August 23rd, 2012. 16:48

Video Compares Black and White iPhone 5 Glass Panels to iPhone 4S



SmartPhoneMedic has posted a video comparing leaked black and white 'iPhone 5' glass panels to the iPhone 4S.

As you can see, the iPhone 5 front glass panel is slightly taller than the current iPhone 4/4S. However, it still remains the same width. Compared to the Samsung Galaxy S III, the iPhone 5 will have a smaller display area in both width and height. We're not sure why Apple decided to only make it taller and not wider, but I'm sure Mr. Cook will explain it at the upcoming Apple Event. The other major component is the 8-pin dock connector. It does look like Apple has moved away from their traditional 30-pin dock connector to a new, and much smaller, 8-pin dock connector. It is still unknown if they will provide some type of adapter for those out there with 30-pin dock connector accessories. It will be very interesting to see how Apple handles this issue.

   

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Thursday, August 23rd, 2012. 16:33

LG Started Mass Production Of Displays Based On The In-Cell Technology



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According to Reuters, South Korean company LG Display has announced that they started mass production of new thinner displays that are widely expected to be for use in the next-generation iPhone.


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Thursday, August 23rd, 2012. 12:39

Photo of USB Cable With Apple’s Smaller Dock Connector Surfaced



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iLounge points to a photo of what is claimed to be the  cable with Apple’s new dock connector.

The cable includes a scannable code and some text on its USB connector part, but the final version of the cable will almost certainly not include these features.


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Thursday, August 23rd, 2012. 1:14

A stolen Steve Jobs' iPad ended up in the hands of the local clown



Recently it was revealed that last month, Steve Jobs's house was robbed. The thief broke into the house, which was in disrepair and stole property valued $ 60.000, including several iMacs and iPads, Tiffany jewelry and wallet of Steve Jobs in dollar in it. The San Jose Mercury News reports that one of the stolen iPad fell into the hands of "Kenny the Clown", a local clown that performs shows for children and tourists in the Bay Area. Kenny got the iPad from a friend Kariem McFarlin, the thief who confessed to his crimes.


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Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012. 14:38

Valve Launched Counter-Strike: Global Offensive on the Mac



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The latest version of Valve’s flagship game Counter-Strike – one of the best-selling gaming titles for PC – has become available for the Mac platform via Steam. Global Offensive, the fourth title in the Counter-Strike series, has seen over 27 million units sold during its lifetime. This is the second time (the first was Portal 2) Valve has released a flagship title simultaneously on the PC and the Mac.


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Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012. 12:47

Apple To Ramp Up Production Of 7.85-inch iPad Mini In September



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DigiTimes reports that Apple will begin volume production of rumored 7.85-inch iPad in September. Apple’s goal is said to release the new iPad before the holiday season of this year.

“Supply volume of Apple's 7.85-inch iPad is estimated to reach four million units per month starting in September in order to prepare for demand from year-end holidays, according to sources from the upstream supply chain”.


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Tuesday, August 21st, 2012. 12:34

Apple’s Retail Stores Have Seen 300 Million Visitors Thus Far In 2012



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The Loop today shared some new data on the performance of Apple’s retail chain.

Following the two openings of Canadian retail stores this weekend in Coquitlam, British Columbia and Halifax, Nova Scotia, Apple currently owns 375 stores worldwide, and the company notes that its retail stores have seen about 300 million visitors thus far this year. This means that each store have seen roughly 3500 customers per day. The Loop reports:


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Tuesday, August 21st, 2012. 1:22

Apple And Samsung’s CEOs Today Will Discuss Patent Dispute



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According to Bloomberg’s report, today Samsung CEO Kwon Oh Hyun and Apple CEO Tim Cook will have a phone conversation ahead of jury deliberations scheduled to begin this week. Bloomberg reports that lawyers of two companies will report to Judge Lucy Koh on the outcome of today’s phone discussion. The report notes:


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Monday, August 20th, 2012. 20:29

Apple Wants To Make Set-Top Box For Live TV Content



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Following the report from yesterday on a possible Apple cable set-top box, The Wall Street Journal today shared more details on Apple’s plans.

According to the report, Apple wants to make the device that would allow viewers to watch any TV show at any moment through a cloud-based DVR service that would store shows online. This service would allow viewers to stream a show within minutes after it started airing live.

“Another significant feature of the Apple set-top device is likely to be its user interface, which could resemble the navigation icons on Apple's iPad. While the design may change, the interface is expected to be easier for people to use than existing cable on-screen menus, widely viewed as clunky.

Apple's device also may create space on the TV screen for social media features, such as sharing TV shows through services like Twitter Inc., the people said”.

Also Apple wants that users can transfer content from the device on iPhones, iPads and other Apple products.

The WSJ says that Apple has been in negotiations with cable providers like Time Warner Cable and Comcast, and with companies that control TV content. The report notes that terms of existing agreements between content and cable companies might not allow them to seal a deal for using Apple’s devices without permission of content owners.

Earlier this month CEO of CBS Les Moonves said that his company is willing to offer its content on a future Apple TV set depending "what we get paid" and "what the terms are".

   

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Friday, August 17th, 2012. 13:12

Apple Has Filed Plans For 500,000 Square-Foot Data Center In Oregon



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In February Apple announced its plans to construct a new data center on a lot of 160 acres in Prinviille, Oregon, and in April it was reported that Apple agreed to invest $250 million in the facilities.

Now The Associated Press reports that Apple has submitted its plans for the project to the city of Prinville.


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Friday, August 17th, 2012. 0:27

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