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BlackBerry CEO: 'Apple now lacks innovation'





In an interview in The Australian Financial Review (via AllThingsD), Thorsten Haynes, Blackberry CEO characterizes the iOS user interface as outdated, arguing that the popularity of the iPhone may be reduced due to the lack of innovation.

 


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013. 21:59

Sony announces PlayStation 4 and new PlayStation app for iOS



At an event, which was held in New York City, Sony announced the PlayStation 4, new next-generation video game console. The new console will allow gamers to try out new games before buying, share video games with friends, as well as to watch friends play in a spectator mode.
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Tim Cook congratulates Apple employees with the record for the first quarter



Yesterday were the reports about record profits of the first fiscal quarter of 2013, which had not met the expectations of analysts. Apple CEO Tim Cook e-mailed to employees (via 9to5Mac) congratulations, noting their performance and announced the planned meeting only for employees.


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Friday, January 25th, 2013. 0:48

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 Is Investing $3M To Open Its First Retail Location In Indonesia



NZWeek reports (via TNW) that Apple is planning to offer direct online sales in Indonesia and to open up its first brick-and-mortar store in the capital city, Jakarta. Today the Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) in Indonesia announced that it has approved the application filed by Apple to open up a online shop in the country. Also the report claimed that Apple is going to invest 2-3 million U.S. dollars to open its first retail location in Jakarta.


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Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013. 18:20

Apple cut iPhone 5 component orders due to reduced demand




The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple has cut a part of the orders for iPhone 5 this quarter due to weaker than expected demand.

"Apple's orders for iPhone 5 screens for the January-March quarter, for example, have dropped to roughly half of what the company had previously planned to order, two of the people said.

The Cupertino, Calif., company has also cut orders for components other than screens, according to one of the people.

Apple notified the suppliers of the order cut last month, the people said."


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Monday, January 14th, 2013. 22:06

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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Friday, January 4th, 2013. 19:06

The Highest Paying Jobs at Apple



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Business Insider has compiled a ranking of some of the highest paying jobs at Apple. Take a look:

22. Mac Genius: $38,937
21. Lead Mac genius: $48,353
20. Assistant Apple Store manager: $49,176
19. Software engineering intern: $61,152
18. Account executive: $75,324
17. Financial analyst: $81,253
16. Software quality assurance engineer: $87,651
15. Business analyst: $87,768
14. Systems engineer: $94,119
13. Project manager: $94,652
12. Mechanical engineer: $99,900
11. Senior systems engineer: $101,794
10. Software engineer: $103,883
9. Firmware engineer: $103,985
8. Test engineer: $104,926
7. Hardware engineer: $105,316
6. Database administrator: $105,382
5. Product design engineer: $116,019
4. Product manager: $118,556
3. Senior hardware engineer: $124,893
2. Senior software engineer: $126,325
1. Art director: $133,664


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Thursday, January 3rd, 2013. 16:28

2013 iPhone and iOS 7 Already Appearing in Developer's Logs



TheNextWeb reports that some iOS developers have already spotted references to the next-generation iPhone and iOS 7.

One developer showed us that Apple has been testing hardware relating to a new ‘iPhone6,1′ identifier, powered by a device running iOS 7, which is expected to be released by Apple in the middle part of this year.


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Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013. 14:34

Google Is Developing Smartphone To Compete With Samsung And Apple



According to a report from The Wall Street Journal, Google is developing its own phone via its recently acquired Motorola Mobility unit. The smartphone, which the company plans to release next year, will compete more strongly with Samsung’s Galaxy line and iPhone, than Motorola’s current line of smartphones.


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Saturday, December 22nd, 2012. 13:23

Passbook Has Proved To Be Very Popular Among Retailers And Developers



Passbook was one of the main features added to iOS 6, enabling companies to deliver loyalty cards, gift cards, coupons, tickets and other items to a centralized digital wallet for the iPad touch and iPhone.

Although the feature is handy addition that utilizes time and location-based awareness to help you use Passbook passes when needed, it is not a true digital wallet based on hardware technologies such as field communications (NFC).


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Thursday, December 20th, 2012. 21:48

The update of Apple TV with Bluetooth keyboard support is expected



Last year, it was revealed that Apple has been working on a proposal for a Bluetooth keyboard that compartible with the 2nd generation Apple TV.

"The ability to pair a Bluetooth keyboard with the Apple TV would obviously make for significantly easier text entry, simplifying such tasks as initial setup with iTunes Store accounts and Wi-Fi network passwords as well as day-to-day content searching."


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Monday, December 10th, 2012. 21:07

Google And Apple Teamed Up On $500 Million Offer For Kodak Patents



According to Bloomberg report, Google and Apple have teamed up to place a bid of over $500 million to buy the imaging patent portfolio of bankrupt Eastman Kodak. The report said:


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Saturday, December 8th, 2012. 10:48

Adults and children prefer iPad to other devices



According to a research conducted by Nielsen in the United States, over the course of the next 6 months, consumers between the age of 6 to 12 years are interested in buying iOS products form Apple. New Nintendo Wii U took the second place on popularity, but rated behind the iPad. However, iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad Mini entered the top 5 most popular products for this age group.


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Wednesday, November 21st, 2012. 21:55

Microsoft CEO Hinted At Possibility Of Building Their Own Phone



Yesterday Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer gave interview to LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman in Santa Clara. TechCrunch pointed to audio clip from an interview where Ballmer talked about the role of Windows 8 in the smartphone market dominated by Android and iOS. In 2007, Ballmer laughed at the iPhone’s high price, but it appears that Microsoft CEO still thinks Apple’s smartphones are priced too high. Balmer said in the interview:


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Written by maxim

Thursday, November 15th, 2012. 20:45