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iPhone Sales - Q3





Fortune has estimated the quantity of iPhones sold by Apple in the Q3 2013. According to the experts, this number varies from 23 to 32 million devices with the median of about 27 million. For more detail - see the chart below and read the rest of this post.


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Sunday, July 14th, 2013. 1:33

iPhone May Be Used as a Console for 2014 Electric Scooters



iPhone integration with cars, bikes etc. is quite a usual thing today. However, if to consider the latest rumors, Smart is going to make your smartphone one of the major elements of the vehicle - its console.


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Saturday, July 13th, 2013. 16:24

Beeline is not renewing contract with Apple



Hi-Tech Mail reports that Beeline will not be renewing its contract with Apple.  Beeline is the last of Russian carriers who make such a decision. Beeline is planning to offer Samsung devices instead of iPhones.

Last month Apple established an online store for Russia; it was high time Cupertino Company did it. Now that three major Russian carriers are not working with Apple any more, its remaining contract with Svyasnoy will not be a good sell.




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Saturday, July 13th, 2013. 15:30

Apple components contain illegally produced tin



Apple’s representatives of environmental task group are visiting Indonesia to find out whether tin is really supplied from illegal mines.

Bangka Island, located in Indonesia, is the world center of tin production. Recently, rumors appeared of illegal and unregulated mines operating in the region. That is why Apple initiated a fact-finding visit to carry out a study of local mines so that the situation was under control.

Apple works with nearly 250 suppliers who use tin in producing components. It remains to be seen whether the tin is illegal or not. Meanwhile, Samsung  admitted using illegally mined tin in its products.

 

 




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Friday, July 12th, 2013. 23:56

Verizon is likely to owe Apple $14 Billion



A recent marketing research discovered that Verizon may end up owing Apple 14 billion dollars for selling less iPhones than it committed to do in 2013.

According to Craig Moffett, a telecommunications analyst, in 2010 Verizon signed an agreement with Apple to sell iPhones worth 23.5 billion dollars during 2013 alone.  However, the figures of 2012 show that Verizon failed to fulfill the commitment by two times. This will undoubtedly influence the dividends, as the 12-1 billion means 4-5 dollars of each share.


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Friday, July 12th, 2013. 23:38

iPad trade-in by BestBuy



This Friday and Saturday Best Buy is launching a trade-in program for iPads. You can get a 200$ or more gift card for bringing in your iPad 2 or 3. The gift cards can be used in offline or online stores.

Best Buy has already had experience with trade-in programs. It launched one for iPhones, and it was an instant success. However, Best Buy has not commented whether they will offer trade-ins in the future or not.

 

 




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Written by Lizzen

Friday, July 12th, 2013. 19:54

Foxconn's Hiring Workers for the iPhone 6



According to China Business News, Foxconn’s currently hiring new workers for, presumably, a next generation iPhone. As the source claim, the recruitment firm, which works with Foxconn, has recently began a campaign aimed to find people capable of assembling the new Apple device.


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Wednesday, July 10th, 2013. 18:53

Apple's New Patent for a Car Touchscreen Dashboard



Apple was reportedly awarded a patent for a "Programmable tactile touch screen displays and man-machine interfaces for improved vehicle instrumentation and telematics". It was granted on Tuesday by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and its number is 8,482,535.


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Wednesday, July 10th, 2013. 15:32

HP Printers help Apple boost sales



 

Before 2012, one could get a 100$ discount on HP Printer when buying a Mac. The promotion stopped when printers became less popular and customers switched to digital access of documents through portable devices.

Now Apple is revitalizing the HP Printers promotion program and offers instant discount on 5 Printer models. The discount varies from 10$ to 70$.

Apart from this sales booster, Apple gives such incentives 50$ or 100$ gift card to be used in  iTunes Store/App Store for educational customers when buying an iPhone/iPad or a new Mac.




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Tuesday, July 9th, 2013. 0:44

iPhone reaches Android sales in May



According to recent market research, carried out by Kantar Worldpanel, Android remains the leader in smartphone market with 52% share. Apple is market challenger with 41,9 %, which is 3,5% higher than over the same period last year.

iOS success is put down to the agreement of T-Mobile to work with iPhone 5. The carrier picked up its best-selling smartphone only in the middle of April, but since then the sales have increased considerably. Currently 31% of carrier’s models are iPhones.


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Tuesday, July 9th, 2013. 0:23

Incredible Discounts on the App Store to Mark Its 5th Birthday



Nobody can now blame Apple for being greedy or reserved company as today it has made a bunch of most popular iOS games available for free. According to The Verge, whose reporters were the first to notice the incredible discounts earlier this Monday, making such apps as Infinity Blade II, Superbrothers: Sword and Sworcery EP, Where's My Water?, Badland and Tiny Wings as well as Traktor DJ, Day One, Over and Barefoot World Atlas free, Apple marks the fifth anniversary from the time the App Store was launched.


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Monday, July 8th, 2013. 14:48

PayPal Here for iPad Got the Update



The PayPal Here app for iPad has just got the update. From now on, one can sort products and split them into categories, create lists of particular items and do a lot of other things.

Here’s the application description from the AppStore:

Accept credit cards anywhere you do business with the PayPal Here app and free credit card reader. Turn your iPad into an easy-to-use point of sale solution for payment processing.


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Sunday, July 7th, 2013. 14:05

Colin McRae Rally Is Now Available on iOS



This weekend could have been long and tedious for me, however, a few days ago an event has happened that prevented me from getting bored. Those who love iOS games can share my happiness – Colin McRae Rally is now available on AppStore for only $1.99. The rally game, which once was extremely popular on PC and PlayStation, has now moved to iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Is it worth purchasing? Let’s find out. But before that, here’s the official teaser.


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Sunday, July 7th, 2013. 1:13

High-Quality Video and Some Photos of the New iPhone



Each new day brings some news on what would the new lower-cost iPhone look like. And today it’s Techdy’s turn to astonish us with a high-quality video of something very similar to the plastic iPhone. In fact, the authors of all that stuff claim that the phone shown on the shot is created after they got their hands on legitimate front and back panels of the Apple’s new creation. However, the device you’ll see on a video below is just another iPhone copy running Andriod Jelly Bean. It would be available soon, so if you like you may try to make a pre-order.


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Saturday, July 6th, 2013. 19:18

Offline voice dictation for iOS



Apple is following Android’s experience of installing offline voice dictation programs. Nowadays, California-based company is carrying out tests of this version for iOS.

Before Apple’s voice-to-text function required Internet connection. It made the process slow and out-of-date. The system uploaded a recording to a converter and then downloaded the text version to the device.

Future iOS versions will allow users to convert voice into text offline. So the process will be much quicker. However, it means that users will dispose of less storage place.




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Written by Lizzen

Saturday, July 6th, 2013. 18:58