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Apple Plans To Open R&D Center In Beijing?





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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

The cellular version of the iPad Mini and fourth generation iPad will appear in China on Friday



Apple today announced that celluar version of the iPad mini  Wi-Fi and fouth-generation iPad will appear in China this Friday. The iPad mini and the new iPad are now available in more than 100 countries.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013. 22:04

Apple Will Launch Low-Cost iPhone For Emerging Markets This Year?



According to a report from DigiTimes, Apple is going to launch a low-cost iPhone in the second half of 2013, targeting China and other emerging markets with a larger display and new design. The report said:


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Tuesday, January 8th, 2013. 21:10

Apple Rumored to Be Testing New 'Touch on Display' Technology for Next iPhone



Chinese sources claim that Apple is testing a new display technology, dubbed "touch-on," for use in its next iPhone model to address issues with the current "in-cell" display found in the iPhone 5.

Apple has reportedly contracted with Chimei Innolux, Taiwan's largest LCD maker, for the next-generation panels, according to The China Times (via AppAdvice). Apple's interest has reportedly been prompted by alleged "interference problems" with the recently released iPhone 5.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Friday, January 4th, 2013. 19:06

Next-Generation iPhone to Launch in More Colors



Analyst Brian White of Topeka Capital Markets said in a note to investors Wednesday that his checks within the industry have indicated the so-called "iPhone 5S" will come in a variety of colors beyond the current black and white. He expects that the next iPhone will be available in a total of eight colors: the pink, yellow, blue, green, purple, silver and slate shades currently found on the iPod nano, and a (Product)Red model with proceeds benefiting AIDS research.


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Thursday, January 3rd, 2013. 23:41

In China Number Of 3G Subscribers Grew 88% Year Over Year



This week analyst Brian White from Topeka Capital provided a closer look at the latest statistics on mobile subscribers in China, noting that total number of 3G subscribers in this country reached 222 million last month, up 88% year over year. He also noted that 3G subscriber growth in China Mobile has been slowed because the company does not offer iPhones.


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Wednesday, December 26th, 2012. 22:55

Apple is moving towards the development of the next-generation iPad mini



Manufacturers of components for the second-generation iPad mini are preparing to introduce on the market sooner than expected. It is evidenced by one analyst, although the exact dates are uncertain, since Apple is planning to complete the global deployment of the first-generation model.According to research of Doug Freedman analyst from RBC Capital Markets, chip manufacturers are already preparing for the development of the second generation iPad mini, reports Brooke Crothers from CNET.


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Thursday, December 20th, 2012. 16:10

IGB Electronica SA Launches Android Phone Under "IPHONE" Name In Brazil



Brazilian electronics manufacturer IGB Electronica SA announced a new line of Android-based smartphones under the IPHONE trademark, which was applied for in Brazil back in 2000. Reuters notes:


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Wednesday, December 19th, 2012. 1:30

On Saturday, Apple will offer new retail stores in China, Australia, New Jersey stores have been renovated



Next Saturday it will be the big day for Apple retail stores. The company plans to open four new stores around the world. In addition, aheard of the holiday season, two New Jersey stores were renovated.

A total of four new Apple stores will be opened on Christmas Eve, according to toifoAppleStore.com: MixC shop in Chengdu, China, will be opened at 8 a.m.; the Fountain Gate store in Australia will open its doors at noon; Causeway Bay store in Hong Kong will be opened at 9 am; and Emporia in Sweden - at 10 a.m.


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Tuesday, December 11th, 2012. 20:31

Along with Apple, Foxconn Plans U.S. Expansion



As Apple CEO Tim Cook has said that Apple is going to bring some part of Mac production to the U.S. in 2013, Bloomberg reports that Foxconn, Apple’s manufacturing partner, is also seeking to expand its production in the country. A Foxconn spokesman Louis Woo said:


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Thursday, December 6th, 2012. 21:48

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Siri will soon speak and understand Arabic, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Norwegian, and Swedish



Apple is hiring new team members to help make Siri available in Arabic, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Norwegian and Swedish, according to a company job posting.

Apple’s official list of currently supported languages and availability by country for Siri is below:


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Wednesday, November 21st, 2012. 14:10

Apple requires manufacturers of accessories observe the Lightning corporate ethics.



At the annual ”MFi” conference, which was held in the Chinese city of Shenzhen, Apple notified manufacturers of accessories that they have to comply with the corporate ethics selling officially licensed products. According to TUAW, the certified devices such as "made for iPhone, iPad and iPod, will only be able from companies that adhere to corporate standards." The full document is available on the Apple website.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Monday, November 12th, 2012. 16:28

iPhone 5 To Arrive In China In Early December



According to The Wall Street Journal, China Telecom will begin offering the new Apple’s iPhone late this month or early December, thus increasing the potential for a blockbuster fourth quarter for Apple. WSJ said:


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Friday, November 9th, 2012. 21:49

Apple removes prostitution services from Siri results in China



In response to the criticism of China that Siri could find local escort services available in the country, Apple has removed them from the search results.

But on Wednesday the escort services could be still found in the United States through Siri. Nevertheless, this feature seems to have been removed in China, according to the Times of India. In response to the messages from the users, Apple's customer service representative explained that the company had blocked information related to the escort services.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Friday, November 2nd, 2012. 21:10

Foxconn Workers Reportedly Strike over iPhone 5 Quality Control Demands



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Thousands of Foxconn workers responsible for assembly of the iPhone 5 have gone on strike today, objecting to strict quality control standards that were raised by Apple and Foxconn to address issues related to scratching and other blemishes on the iPhone 5 casing. The new standards turned out to be extremely difficult for workers to produce phones satisfying those requirements.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Saturday, October 6th, 2012. 14:50