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iPhone 5 Parts Confirm New Camera Flash Position





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Yesterday we posted some portion of information about a case design for the “iPhone 5G” that seemed to suggest the next-generation device would relocate the rear-facing camera flash to opposite side of the lens, 9to5mac points to leaked iPhone 5 parts posted by well-sourced website Apple.Pro  which indeed show a rear camera lens with no Flash attached. The alleged parts, posted alongside old iPhone 4 camera components, show a redesigned internal front-facing lens, as well as a different rear-facing module lacking the flash part found on the iPhone 4. While it’s impossible to tell any improvements on the cameras from these photos alone, Apple.pro does seem to confirm today’s “crystal case” for the iPhone 5 with a relocated camera flash on the back panel.




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Monday, May 16th, 2011. 16:43

“iPhone 5G” Case Suggests Thinner Bezel, New Camera Flash Placement



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Alibaba.com started selling a new case for co-called “iPhone 5G” that suggests a new camera flash placement for the next generation iPhone, as well as a thinner bezel with an horizontal edge-to-edge display design. The case has a slot for the camera flash on the opposite side of the lens, which is rumored to receive an upgrade for the iPhone Apple will likely unveil in September. As far as theories about the larger display go, in April rumors claimed  that Apple was working on a completely redesigned iPhone, a larger display, a new Home button, and worldphone capabilities.

Several rumors in the past months suggested Apple could release a redesigned iPhone 5 with a larger screen, NFC compatibility and a tweaked Home button design, but recently multiple sources and analysts close to “people familiar with Apple’s plans” seem to believe the next-generation iPhone will launch in September with a design similar to the iPhone 4, and upgrades to the CPU, RAM, and rear-facing camera lens.




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Sunday, May 15th, 2011. 21:53

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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Samsung Announces 2560 x 1600 Display for Tablets



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During SID Display Week 2011 International Symposium between May 17-19, Samsung will officially unveil and demonstrate the first 10.1-inch display with 2560 x 1600 pixel resolution specifically meant for tablets. The industry-first display will offer a “ultra-high resolution” using standard LCD technology. According to Samsung’s press release, the display also relies on the PenTile technology, which allows for 40% less power consumption and two-thirds number of subpixels.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Saturday, May 14th, 2011. 23:51

The Incredible Vintage Gadgets That Inspired Apple’s Most Magical Products



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Bill Buxton, Microsoft Research scientist, has been collecting gadgets that influenced today’s technology. A large number of them seem to have directly inspired many of Apple’s most iconic products and innovations. For example, the Dieter Rahms-design transistor radio, which inspired the first four generations of the venerable iPod, upon the success of which Apple built almost all of its modern fortunes.


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Apple Seeking New Vendor for Improved iPhone Ambient Light Sensor



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A new report from DigiTimes claims that Apple is in discussions with two Taiwan-based integrated circuit design firms, Integrated Memory Logic (iML) and Capella Microsystems, for sourcing of components for the company's iOS devices. Capella is said to have already delivered new ambient light sensors to Apple for testing and verification. The ambient light sensor is used in mobile devices, in conjunction with software, to determine the automatic screen brightness and optimal settings depending on external light conditions. Apple intends to implement these sensors in the next-generation iPhone, set to be announced in September.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Friday, May 6th, 2011. 14:38

Apple Unveiled Its New iMacs



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Yesterday, on May 3 Apple has unveiled its new iMac desktops, which are up to 70% faster that its previous generation. Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing was traditionally excited to present new devices:

"Our customers love the iMac’s aluminum enclosure, gorgeous display and all-in-one design. With next generation quad-core processors, powerful new graphics, Thunderbolt technology and a FaceTime HD camera, we've made the world’s best desktop even better."

Anyway, let's briefly look at the specs of new iMacs:

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Wednesday, May 4th, 2011. 21:49

Apple Released 3rd Build of Mac OS X Lion Preview 2 - What's New



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This Friday Apple has released a second update for Preview 2 of Mac OS X 10.7 Lion. A 1.22GB download is recommended for all users running Mac OS X 10 Lion Developer Preview 2 and is available via Software Update. The version of the latest build is reportedly 11A444d.

So what's new?

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Samsung Doesn’t Give Up, Counter-Sues Apple In The United States



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Bloomberg reports that Samsung now countersues Apple in the Unites Stated. Samsung already sued Apple in Europe and Asia for patent infringement in technologies like power conservation and 3G data transmission, in response to Apple’s lawsuit accusing Samsung of coping iPad and iPhone design with its Galaxy series devices.

In the U.S. complaint, Samsung accuses Apple of violating patents that “relate to fundamental innovations that increase mobile device reliability, efficiency, and quality, and improve user interface in mobile handsets and other products.”


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Friday, April 29th, 2011. 15:54

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

Next MacBook Pro to Get New Case Design



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There are some rumors claiming that the next revision of Apple's MacBook Pro line will utilize a brand new case for the first time in several years. Macrumors.com pointed out a February iLounge piece that asserted that 2011 will see the “all new design” described as “a big milestone” for the MacBook Pro family. iLounge reported that this new design was under development at the time at Quanta Computers, a contract manufacturer. There no specifics on what the next MacBook Pro might look like, though many have previously speculated that Apple will take cues from the MacBook Air line that offers an iMac-inspired design with a black-bezel and aluminum unibody casing.




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011. 13:17

Prototype next-gen Mac Pro detailed: redesigned, rackable, stackable



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Current Mac Pros’ design deputed in the form of the Power Mac G5 in mid-2003, almost eight years ago. Since then, the Mac Pro has received processor, RAM and storage updates, but the exterior design is basically the same. So, it’s not surprisingly that Apple is now toying with the re-designed version of the Mac Pro. A Mac Pro prototype is now in testing that features a narrower (just about 5 inches wide) and shorter (about 19 inches) design. One of the reasons that Apple might be making this particular Mac Pro prototype smaller is because it is able to fit on to a standard server rack. This makes sense in that a rack-mountable Mac Pro could easily replace the gaping hole in the product line left by the discontinued Xserve. The rumor says that the new Mac Pro features stacked drives with two drives per sled for a higher storage density than is currently available. The sleds can be configured either with SSDs or conventional hard drives. New Mac Pros would also have a Thunderbolt port and perhaps even BluRay options for the Final Cut Professionals.




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Saturday, April 23rd, 2011. 20:07

Samsung Files Patent Lawsuits Against Apple in Korea, Japan, Germany



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In response to Apple’s lawsuit, which accused the Korean electronics giant, Samsung, of copying the look of the iPhone and iPad, Samsung has filed a suit against Apple over patents related to cellphone transmission technologies.

According to a company spokesperson, Samsung's suits relate to patents for transmission optimization and reduction of power usage during data transmission, 3G technology for reducing date-transmission errors and a method of tethering a mobile phone to a PC to enable the PC to utilize the phone's wireless data connection.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Friday, April 22nd, 2011. 11:53

Apple Is Going To Celebrate Its Retail Anniversary in Late May



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This week Apple retail employees were asked to refuse from taking vacation days in late May, which allows to suggest that Apple is going somehow celebrate the 10th anniversary of its first retail stores.

Retail employees got e-mails where it is said that they may not request days off between May 20 and May 22. The first Apple retail store was opened exactly on May 19, 2001. It is situated in McLean, Virginia's Tyson's Corner Mall at the Galleria in Glendale, California. Due to its store number designation 001 it has even achieved cult status.

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Android Enthusiasts Accused Apple in Copying Samsung



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The image you can see above was created by Android fans, who believe it was Apple that actually had stolen Samsung's ideas from the beginning. After the release it immediately went virally on message boards. However, actually Samsung showed its F700 phone for the first time only in February 2007 at the 3GSM World Congress, which was held a month later than iPhone debuted. And that was only a demonstration; the device didn't go on sale then.

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