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Apple Will Discontinue iPhone 3GS And Introduce 8GB iPhone 4S





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According to a report from The Telegraph, Apple will likely discontinue the iPhone 3GS once it introduces the new iPhone at next week’s media event. The report also said that Apple will likely introduce an 8 GB iPhone 4S with a middle price point as it did with the iPhone 4 last year.

“The new update will mean that the 8GB version of the iPhone 4 will be the entry-level iPhone, probably given away free on £20 per month contracts, as the 3GS is currently”.

The Telegraph also notes that iPhone 5 will come in three different capacities, probably the same 64 GB/32 GB/16 GB line seen with the iPhone 4S.

Moving the iPhone 4 into the position that is currently occupied by the iPhone 3GS would allow more carriers to offer a free iPhone, because the iPhone 4 is sold in both CDMA and GSM versions while the iPhone 3GS is only offered in GSM version.

The iPhone 3GS would probably be most missed by customers who want to buy contract-free smartphones. Currently Apple sells contract-free, unlocked iPhone 3GS for $375 in the U.S. and at higher prices in other countries such as $455 in China. If the company elected to continue selling the device along with its three other iPhone models, it would have to cut the price even further.




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Video Shows Completely Redesigned Headphones for iPhone 5



Vietnamese website Tinhte.vn posted the video, showing what is allegedly a totally redesigned pair of Apple in-ear headphones. The  site also notes that the product will likely be introduced either alongside the sixth-generation iPhone. The site claims that the new headphones are manufactured in Vietnam in a Foxconn plant as cable labeling reads "Designed by Apple in California. Assembled in Vietnam." The in-ear unit is somewhat a departure from current earphone models from Apple, featuring a truncated teardrop shape that is supposedly more comfortable than the gratis set supplied with the iPhone.

A translation of the video is provided below:


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Monday, September 3rd, 2012. 19:44

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

Another Report that the Next iPhone 5 is Already in Production in China



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This time Digitimes confirms a previous report claiming that Apple has started production of the next generation iPhone 5 in China. The Taiwanese industry sources told Digitimes that Pegatron had begun production of a new version of the Apple iPhone at its factory in Shanghai.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Monday, July 23rd, 2012. 23:20

Chinese resellers already taking $1100 pre-orders for iPhone 5



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The next-generation iPhone 5 is not released yet, but the demand is already high. The handset is expected to be one of the line’s biggest updates since it was introduced, 5 years ago.

According to a new report some Chinese resellers are taking advantage of the hype, by taking pre-orders for the phone.

Reuters reports:

“Apple Inc’s (AAPL.O) next-generation iPhone has not even been released yet, but opportunistic sellers on China’s largest e-commerce platform, Taobao, are already accepting pre-orders, complete with mock-up pictures and purported technical specifications.”


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Thursday, July 12th, 2012. 16:53

Apple Places 55th on Fortune Top 500



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Apple has placed 55th on Fortune's Global 500 Top Companies, an annual list of the world's biggest corporations. Apple moved up the list from 111th place last year. Samsung placed 20th. Top 3 are Royal Dutch Shell, Exxon Mobil and Walmart.

Here is the full list:


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Tuesday, July 10th, 2012. 20:38

New iPad 3 arrives to China this Friday, July 20th



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Apple today announced the new iPad will arrive in China on Friday, July 20th.

The new iPad features a stunning new Retina display, Apple's new A5X chip with quad-core graphics and a 5 megapixel iSight camera with advanced optics for capturing amazing photos and 1080p HD video. The new iPad still delivers the same all-day 10 hour battery life while remaining amazingly thin and light.


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Tuesday, July 10th, 2012. 19:50

In September Apple Will Start Production Of 7.85-inch iPad In Brazil



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Rumors about the 7.85-inch "iPad Mini" continue to surface. Now Japanese blog Macotakara claims that iPad Mini will be manufactured in Brazil and production will ramp up in September.


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Saturday, July 7th, 2012. 14:37

iPhone 5 will put Samsung's Galaxy S III to shame, says Foxconn CEO



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Chief Executive Officer Terry Gou of Foxconn told its stockholders during the annual meeting on Monday to disregard Samsung's recently-released Galaxy S III smartphone and wait for the upcoming iPhone 5 instead, mentioning a number of strategies that will allow the company to "beat" Samsung within the next three to five years.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Thursday, June 21st, 2012. 13:02

WWDC 2012 live blog



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Thanks again! You guys are the best.

11:54:17 AM PDT


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Production ramp of Apple's next-gen MacBooks creating labor shortages in China



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DigiTimes reports that demand for Apple's redesigned line of 2012 MacBooks is so strong that Apple’s component suppliers are facing a labor shortage as they racing to produce enough parts to supply the Mac maker's production lines.

"Component manufacturing plants in eastern China have been suffering from labor shortages for a long time, and although May and June are the IT industry's traditional slow season when shortage issues are usually not as significant, the strong orders from Apple's new MacBook are leaving many upstream makers unable to satisfy demand."


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Monday, May 28th, 2012. 23:06

Inside Foxconn's iPhone Plant [Video]



Check out this video that takes a look inside Foxconn's iPhone plant in Zhengzhou, China.

Interesting, each production line in the Zhengzhou plant is 148-meters long, consists of 80 workers, and produces 10,000 iPhones every day.

Take a look:


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Sunday, May 27th, 2012. 18:53

Sharp Will Share Technology With Foxconn For New iPhone Plant



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Today Reuters reported, citing Japanese business newspaper Nikkey, that Sharp will provide its technology to Foxconn’s parent company Hon Hai for a new plant in Chengdu, China that will produce displays for Apple’s devices. The move follows the agreement between Sharp and Foxconn in March that saw Hon Hai investing 844$ million in new Sharp’s shares for 11% stake of the company. Reuters said:


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Thursday, May 24th, 2012. 21:44

Rare Earths Are Another Reason Apple Has To Manufacture Its Products In China



ipadMotherboard published a post (via iFixit) providing yet another reason why Apple manufactures its devices in China — rare earths. While noting that China’s lack of environmental regulations and cheap labor contribute to Apple’s choice, the report explained why use of rare earth elements may make it hard to shift manufacturing in other countries:


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Friday, April 20th, 2012. 12:55

Apple may soon begin selling iPad 2 units built in Brazil



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According to a tipster who spoke with MacRumors, Apple may start selling the Brazilian-built iPad 2 soon, because the locally assembled 16-gigabyte iPad 2, which sells for $399 in the U.S., has received the proper certification to go on sale in Brazil.

The Brazil-built iPad 2 units are expected to be available alongside regular units built in China, also by Foxconn. Apple's new third-generation Retina display iPad has apparently not yet received approval for sale, whether assembled in Brazil or China.


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