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Apple television with 'iRing' accessory to launch this year





After meeting with Apple's suppliers in China, one analyst believes that Apple will release a TV with a new accessory that allows a user to control a TV using finger gestures.

 


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Thursday, April 4th, 2013. 20:49

Apple has been hit with $530,000 lawsuit in China



M.I.C Gadget reports that a new lawsuit at Apple were filed by the Shanghai Animation Film Studio. Apple allegedly permitted the sale of films without the consent of the Studio. Given that Apple does not directly sell the audio or video content through the iTunes Store in China, it seems that the problem is with movies provided through third-party applications in the App Store.

 


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Saturday, March 30th, 2013. 22:23

Apple Is Facing Patent Infringement Lawsuit Over Siri In China



 iOS version of Xiaoi (center and right) and Android version of Xiaoi (left)

As Shanghai Daily reports, Apple is facing a suit in China from a local company claiming that Siri infringes on its patent rights. The court in Shanghai will hold a pre-hearing today where Apple and the plaintiff, Shanghai Zhi Zhen, should exchange evidence. The report notes:


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Written by maxim

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013. 21:27

Appeal filed by Apple in Mexico was rejected



An appeal filed by Apple over its use of the "iPhone" trademark in Mexico, was rejected, according to The Wall Street Journal. It continues for some time, but did not appear to affect Apple’s ability to sell the iPhone and related services in the country.

 


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Saturday, March 16th, 2013. 18:56

iPhone 5S Will Include NFC Functionality And Fingerprint Sensor



China Times reports that Taiwanese chip company Chipbond has been chosen to supply a number of iPhone 5S’ components, including chips to support near field communication (NFC) functionality, fingerprint sensors and touch display drivers. According to the report, Apple will use the fingerprint sensor capabilities to improve the security of NFC-based features such as mobile payments.


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Monday, March 11th, 2013. 22:37

Analyst Says Cheaper iPhone and iPhone 5S Will Launch in August/September



Taiwan's Commercial Times points to a research note issed by an analyst Kirk Yang from Barclays claiming that Apple is planning to launch a lower-cost iPhone and an iPhone 5S in the August/September timeframe.


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Friday, March 1st, 2013. 22:20

Analyst Expects Unsubsidized iPhone Mini Will Cost From $250 to $300



Today analyst Brian White from Topeka Capital issued a note to clients (via Forbes) providing his expectations for much-rumored cheaper iPhone. According to White, Apple can release the low-cost iPhone as early as June and the device will be called “iPhone Air” or “iPhone mini”. He also expects that the contract-free model will cost from $250 to $300, which would allow the device to compete with high-end smartphones priced below $320 from China-based Xiaomi. He also noted:


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Tuesday, February 12th, 2013. 0:37

Sources from China provided information on the launch of the iPhone and the iPhone 6 5S in 2013



Brightwire provided a translated report from Chinese media which claims that Apple is preparing the launch of the iPhone 5S and 5-inch iPhone 6 this year:

"- A source told Chinese mobile phone information site Laoyaoba.com that it has seen the iPhone 5S and iPhone 6 at Apple's suppliers. Both models may be released in 2013, according to the website's microblog on Thursday evening.


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Saturday, February 9th, 2013. 10:54

Company Owning ‘IPHONE’ Trademark In Brazil Wiling To Sell It To Apple



Brazilian electronics manufacturer IGB Electronica SA that owns the 'IPHONE' trademark in Brazil said it is willing to negotiate selling its rights to the trademark to Apple following the release of a line of Android phones under the name 'IPHONE' in that country.  Bloomberg reports:


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Wednesday, February 6th, 2013. 2:02

Apple confirmed to open R&D center in Shanghai.



BrightWire summarizes the report of Chinese financial news site yicai.com, noting the official announcement on the opening of the new facility by Apple in Shanghai this summer.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Monday, January 28th, 2013. 23:52

The iMac supply issues can be resolved, according to component manufacturers



Recent production issues of the iMac, which appeared in 2012, almost resolved. According to a report from the China Times, as well as information from BrightWire, difficulties with supply constraints can be facilitated.


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Monday, January 28th, 2013. 23:52

The new iPad 5 release is set for October. Work on producing iPhones and cheap versions of iPhone continues



Jeremy Horwitz from iLounge provided a new report that details the fifth generation iPad, as well as the future model of the iPhone. Horwitz said the cover designed for fifth generation iPad will have many features that are present in the design of the iPad mini.


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Saturday, January 26th, 2013. 10:16

In China Apple Sees The Highest Growth, Revenue Is Up 67%



During today’s 1Q 2013 earnings call, Peter Oppenheimer said that Apple focused on creating a new operating segment for Greater China, which includes Hong Kong, Taiwan and Mainland China. He said:

"We have established a new operating segment for China, given the contribution of that region to our business".


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Thursday, January 24th, 2013. 16:57

Apple Rumored To Release 4.8-Inch iPhone Math In June



According to China Times’ report translated by BrightWire, Apple is preparing to launch the iPhone 5S along with a larger phone called "iPhone Math".

The iPhone Math is highly unusual name that does not conform to Apple's traditional naming scheme, so it is unclear if it is a code name of the device or a potential mistranslation.


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Monday, January 21st, 2013. 15:51

Apple Plans To Open R&D Center In Beijing?



Apple's retail store in Beijing

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:


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Wednesday, January 16th, 2013. 1:23