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The new iMac does 450 Mb/s WiFi





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HardMac reports that  that the latest iMac family released this week support up to 450 Mbit/sec Wi-Fi. Apple first brought the 450Mbps WiFi features in the 2011 MacBook Pro family, but they haven’t been actively advertising it. Apple changed their Airport card and also installed 3 antennas (instead of 2 before), something indispensable to be able simultaneously to use 3 channels of 150 Mbits/s. Each antenna is capable of a data rate of 150 Mbit/sec. Combined, the three antennas achieve the 450 Mbit/sec speeds using the multiple-input/multiple-output (MIMO) wireless standard.

As noted by AppleInsider, the newest iMacs and MacBook Pros must be running a developer build of Lion to take advantage of the 450 Mbit/sec speeds. And MacRumors notes that in order to actually take advantage of the 450 Mbit/sec speed, you'll need to have a compatible wireless router, such as the latest AirPort Extreme or TimeCapsule.




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Saturday, May 7th, 2011. 19:57

Apple Continues to Close on Nokia for Title of World's Top Smartphone Vendor



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Apple continues to hold second place among the world's top smartphone manufacturers with 18.7% market behind Nokia, with unit sales up 114% year-over-year. Although market-leader Nokia's smartphone share declines, Apple’s share is rising by three percentage from the year-ago quarter.

Apple reached a new record shipment volume in a single quarter, and inched closer to market leader Nokia with fewer than six million units separating the two companies. The company posted market-beating year-over-year growth and recorded triple-digit growth in two key markets: the United States, with the release of its CDMA-enabled iPhone, and Greater China. Additionally, the company enlisted South Korean Telecom and Saudi Telecom as carrier providers of the iPhone.




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Saturday, May 7th, 2011. 14:54

iOS 5 to Finally Deliver Over-The-Air Updates



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According to 9to5Mac, Apple wants to provide convenience to their iPhone users and is negotiating with Verizon about delivering over-the-air iOS updates starting with iOS 5.

Multiple sources say the new feature will debut in iOS 5, meaning iOS 5 will not come over-the-air but following point updates to it will. Just like tethering in iOS 3, Apple has the technology but cannot just unleash it everywhere. Apple and Verizon Wireless are said to have been in talks over these wireless software updates since early this year. Sources could not comment on whether or not Apple is negotiating similar deals with AT&T or international iPhone carriers.


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Thursday, May 5th, 2011. 14:40

AT&T Representative Said Apple Won't Release New iPhone This Summer



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Today MacRumors reported that Apple won't release the next-gen iPhone this summer. Here is what they've heard from anonymous AT&T customer care representatives:

"Apple has informed us that they do not plan to release the iPhone in the June to July timeframe, though there will be a newer version in the future. Unfortunately, we have not been given a release time for the new phone. We will release this information on our website when it is available to us."


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Wednesday, May 4th, 2011. 20:44

Numbers on Apple Store visitors reveals retail revenues will grow



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Yesterday, on May 3 Needham & Co analyst Charlie Wolf sent a note to his clients, where he reveals that Apple retail stores made only 12.9% of worldwide revenues for the company in March. Due to the increased number of distribution points, such as big-box retailers and international carrier stores the revenue has declined since the second quarter of 2008, when the revenue share from retail stores was 21.6%.

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Wednesday, May 4th, 2011. 17:52

Apple Renovates Heritage Building in Australia For Another Store



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This week Australian site MacTalk reported that Apple will build a new retail store in Brisbane, Australia. An application filed with the Brisbane City Council reveals the company is going to renovate the MacArthur Chambers building, which was built back in 1930s and used by U.S. general Douglas MacArthur during World War II as South West Pacific Area HQ of the allied forces.

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Sunday, May 1st, 2011. 1:18

Jobs Gave an Interview to Clarify iPhone Location Tracking Issue



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Ina Fried of The Wall Street Journal yesterday published a telephone interview with Apple's executives Steve Jobs, Phil Schiller and Scott Forstall. CEO of the company again explained Apple's further policy related to recently found algorithm of collecting anonymous data about iPhones' locations.

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"Mystique" of White iPhone 4 Could Add 1-1.5 Million Sales



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Brian White, an analyst at Ticonderoga, believes the delay in the white iPhone’s release and its “mystique and scarcity value” could drive sales to 1-1.5 million units per quarter. White said:

The purchase of consumer electronic devices is not always a completely rational decision, and people buy Apple products for many different reasons, including status, aesthetics, functionality, quality and the ‘cool factor.’ In our view, this delay has created a certain mystique and scarcity value around the white iPhone 4 that we believe could drive incremental iPhone 4 purchases in the range of 1 million to 1.5 million units per quarter until the iPhone 5 potentially comes to market in September.




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Thursday, April 28th, 2011. 16:53

Another iPad 2 user: President Barack Obama



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As far as we know, President Obama is the most tech-savvy president the United States has ever had.  He’s been pictured using Mac during the campaign and now we have had evidence that US President also has the Apple’s iPad 2.  Barak Obama was pictured carrying his iPad 2 with the Smart Cover opened that defeats its purpose and may lead to national security repercussions if someone photographed the contents of his home screen. It is quite difficult to figure out whether he has a gray polyurethane Smart Cover or a beige leather one. Nevertheless, the fact that US President is an owner of the iPad 2, is proven.


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Tuesday, April 26th, 2011. 10:10

iPhone Stores Your Location Even If You Disabled It



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A test conducted by The Wall Street Journal reveals that Apple’s iPhone collects and stores location information even if its location services are turned off.

It was also found that the device collects location data using Wi-Fi access points and cellphone towers (triangulation method). However, this information is not being transmitted to Apple.

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Monday, April 25th, 2011. 16:12

White iPhone 4 Sold By Vodafone UK



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One of Engadget’s reader claims to have purchased a long-awaited white iPhone 4 through Vodafone in the UK. That deal seems to be true because the Vodafone UK's inventory systems were showing the white iPhone 4 as shipping in. The carrier has reportedly been gearing up to receive shipments of the device, but it now appears that the units may in fact be arriving and have slipped out for sale in a few instances.

Engadget reports: “Now, we've secured a few images of a 16GB model from a separate source that has seemingly made its way into the hands of one lucky customer over in Britain.”

Interestingly, the iPhone appears to show a modified proximity sensor, utilizing an open slot over the earpiece instead of the previously-seen fine grating. Remind  you that the most most recent rumors claim that the white iPhone 4 will be launched next Wednesday, April 27th.




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Sunday, April 24th, 2011. 18:02

Is Apple “The Least Green?”



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Apple’s huge data center in North Carolina has attracted attention of Greenpeace. Microsoft, Amazon, Facebook, and Apple have gone under the scrutiny of Greenpeace in a recent report which evaluates the companies’ transparency in energy usage, the decisions that go into choosing a location and how those facilities are powered, and willingness to correct and pursue green technologies.

Apple’s decision to locate its iDataCenter in North Carolina, which has an electrical grid among the dirtiest in the country (61% coal, 31% nuclear), indicates a lack of a corporate commitment to clean energy supply for its cloud operations. The fact that the alternative location for Apple’s iDataCenter was Virginia46, where electricity is also comes from very dirty sources, is an indication that, in add it onto tax incentives, access to inexpensive energy, regardless of its source, is a key driver in Apple’s site selection.


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Friday, April 22nd, 2011. 14:22

Permanent iPhone Unlock That Lasts “Forever”



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CutYourSim, company that specialized in SIM cutters and adapters for the iPhone, offers a new service to provide permanent iPhone unlock. The company claims their method will carry on forever through any iOS or baseband update, so users don’t have to worry about updating to the latest version of iOS. Previously every iOS release and baseband update forced iPhone users to stay on an older iOS version until a new unlocking tool is released. CutYourSim also claims that it won’t influence warranty “because this is an official iPhone unlock.” The company seems to find way to add IMEI numbers of iPhones with permanent unlock to Apple’s database. So Apple will obviously find а way to block the service. It may involve accessing the IMEI database from a carrier’s online backend because the service doesn’t support the Verizon iPhone.  Moreover such “forever” unlock will cost you $169.




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UltraSn0w 1.2.1 released: supports iPhone iOS 4.3.1



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The iPhone Dev-Team released an update to UltraSn0w that makes it compatible with iOS 4.3.1 for basebands previously unlocked. You can use ultrasn0w if you need carrier unlock and you have compatible baseband, preserved with pwnagetool, sn0wbreeze or tinyumbrella.

Ultrasn0w 1.2.1 supports only the following basebands:

  • iPhone 4: 01.59.00
  • iPhone 3G/3GS: 04.26.08, 05.11.07, 05.12.01, 05.13.04, 06.15.00.

You can install ultrasn0w via Cydia.

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Jailbreaking iPhones Made This Student $50,000



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It seems that jailbreaking of iOS devices become a really profitable business, at least for Kevin Lee, a George Mason University senior, who managed to earn $50,000 a year by jailbreaking and unlocking iPhones. At first, it was a hobby for him that eventually grew into a real business with 30-40 clients per week asking for jailbreak, Cydia installations, graphical customizations and “unlocks” to use the iPhone on wireless carriers otherwise unsupported by Apple.  To achieve success, Kevin posted posting a “Get Your iPhone Jailbroken Today” ad on the popular online community. That helped him to get hundreds of requests. But his business goes against Apple’s rules and as far as we know, at that moment his ad was already removed from the site.




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Friday, April 8th, 2011. 13:13