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Three People Die Because of Explosion at Foxconn Plant





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According to Chinese newspaper Commercial Times an explosion at Foxconn manufacturing plant in Chengdu, China, which happened on May, 20, has already took 3 lives and 9 people remain in hospital because of various injuries. Totally there were 15 people injured in the incident.

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iPhone 4S Coming with HSPA+, Minor Design Changes



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Jefferies analyst Peter Misek claiming that the next-generation iPhone will be called “iPhone 4S” and it will come with a dual-core A5 processor, and better cameras. Misek also seems to believe the iPhone 4S will indeed feature minor “cosmetic changes” and support for HSPA+ networks.

Because the 4G chips weren’t ready, Apple is going with the minor update to the iPhone 4. Misek also revealed the next version of the phone will work with Sprint, T-Mobile, and China Mobile.

Misek believes the iPhone 5 — which was rumored to have NFC, a bigger screen, 4G connectivity, or a thinner form factor, among other things — will look like an iPhone 4, only faster on the inside.




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Component Supply Chain To Face Shortages In Coming Months After Japan Crisis



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DigiTimes predicts that there will likely be component shortages in the next two months as a result of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami from earlier this year. In fact, many key players from Asus, HTC, Motorola and Apple have been aggressively acting to secure various components such as PCBs and glass touch panels.


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Foxconn Workers to Sign ‘Anti-Suicide Pledge’



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Harsh working conditions at the Foxconn factory in Shenzhen, China, have long been the center of attention. A recent investigation at the Foxconn factory revealed that employee overtime was excessively above the legal limit of 36 hours per month. One employee payslip showed 98 hours of overtime in just one month. Workers are banned from talking to their colleagues and must stand for the duration of their 12 hour shifts.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Saturday, May 7th, 2011. 23:22

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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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Saturday, May 7th, 2011. 14:54

Three Foxconn Employees Arrested for Leaking iPad 2 Design



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Before the release of the iPad 2 various Chinese and Taiwanese sources provided us with several “leaked” case designs that gave us indication of what the device would look like. These cases were all based on the same design principles such as tapered edges, thinner body and flat back, clearly suggesting manufacturers had access to the same design documents that were quickly spreading across the tech industry.

Several online shopping retailers in China were able to sell iPad 2′s protective case products before the iPad 2 was even launched, leading Foxconn to suspect that there might have been some employees leaking the design of iPad 2 which it reported to the local police.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Friday, April 29th, 2011. 11:29

Apple Invests Record $11B In Purchases, Has Highest Margins in Asia



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This week Morgan Stanley analyst Kate Huberty released "10-Q Tidbits", conclusions based on Apple's 10-Q form filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Kate found that Apple is going to spend $11 billion on components and other purchases in the March quarter, which is a record $3,1 billion (39%) increase in comparison to the end of 2010.

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Written by SimplyMax

Monday, April 25th, 2011. 18:10

Apple partners with Chimei, negotiates with Everlight Electronics



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Today Bloomberg reported Chimei Innolux Corp. will become a third supplier of displays and touch panel sensors for Apple's iPad 2. Current makers Wintek Corp. and TPK Holding Corp. will remain "key suppliers" of touchscreens, though they cannot satisfy the demand for a new device without another manufacturer.

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Written by SimplyMax

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011. 20:20

Apple Wants To Pay More To Have Continuous Touch Panel Supply



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Digitimes claims that Apple is willing to pay more in order to have a constant flow of touch panel supply after Japanese earthquakes and tsunami that had bad impact on Japanese manufacturers of iPad 2 components. Apple may reconsider the amount of money for pre-production deals with companies in China and Taiwan. Recently appeared some report saying that Apple may be affected by the Japanese disaster and experiencing problems with tablet shipments from Asia manufactures. Apple is clearly looking ahead. Now company is taking 60% of the current touch panel market, and a deal to pay manufacturers more to ensure availability sound very reasonable.




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Thursday, March 24th, 2011. 17:26

iPhone 5 Design Images with Larger Edge-to-Edge Screen



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iDealsChina reports that managed to get engineering diagrams of the new iPhone 5, showing a larger display and a thinner bezel.

We just got what appears to be mold engineering drawings for iPhone 5. These would be used by case designers to create plastic, TPU, aluminum, silicone and leather cases. A while back we hear rumors that iPhone 5 would have a curved back but these images show iPhone 5 with the same form factor as iPhone 4 but with an edge to edge screen.


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iPad 2 photos from Chinese site



Here is a iPad 2 photo gallery. These photos were published Chinese site. We don't know if it's a real iPad 2. Let's take a look:


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Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011. 20:11

iPhone 5 Part Shows Larger Screen, Thinner Bezel



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Chinese reseller of Apple parts iDealsChina posted a shot depicting a front bezel of what is claimed to be an "iPhone 5" part. The front panel shows a bigger display that reduces the size of the bezels, especially at the sides. iDealsChina writes:

China’s 1st iPhone 5 photo has surfaced! From this photo it seems that the screen size will be larger than iPhone 4. There has been a lot of speculation about a larger screen and maybe this will be one of the upgrades we will see when iPhone 5 is released this summer.




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Sunday, February 27th, 2011. 22:32

Cydia Has Been Blocked in the UK, Ireland, and China



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Developer Steve Troughton-Smith has tweeted that customers of Three in Ireland and the UK and China Unicom in China woke up today and found that that Cydia on their devices was blocked by the carrier. So, now the jailbroken devices don’t have access to certain content from Cydia when on the Three and China Unicom networks. Though, only main page is unavailable. Moreover, Cydia is blocked over 3G networks that means that the popular store still available via Wi-Fi.




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Monday, February 14th, 2011. 16:49

iPad 2 display leaked



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iFIxYouri.com managed to acquire the new iPad 2 LCD display from iPhone repair shop in China. The display is a 9.7-inch display from LG with a 1024 x 768 resolution, the same resolution as the current iPad and is definitely higher quality in terms of its build. The display is also lighter and over a millimeter thinner than the current iPad's display with a smaller surrounding frame, suggesting Apple is looking to shave as much weight off the next iPad as they can for this update.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011. 11:41

Apple's most visited retail stores are in China



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As we reported earlier, Apple earned $3.85 billion due to its retail business in the first quarter of 2011. But it is interesting that the highest revenue was brought by four retail stores situated in China. That was revealed by Peter Oppenheimer, who is an Apple Chief Financial Officer, on Tuesday's conference call.

"Our four stores in China were, on average, our highest traffic and our highest revenue stores in the world".


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Written by SimplyMax

Thursday, January 20th, 2011. 11:10