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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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Written by Svetlana Osipova

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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Written by Svetlana Osipova

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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Written by Svetlana Osipova

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

Microsoft Plans To Launch Gaming-Focused 7-inch 'Xbox Surface' Tablet



Today The Verge reported that Microsoft is planning to launch its 7-inch tablet called "Xbox Surface". Rather than being a smaller variant of its just-released 10-inch Surface, the forthcoming tablet will be focused on gaming and will run a scaled down Windows.


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Wednesday, November 7th, 2012. 0:34

Phil Schiller Defends Pricing On iPad Mini



With the iPad mini’s pricing starting at $329, some people were disappointed that Apple was unable or unwilling to release the tablet at approximately $249. With rival 7-inch tablets selling at about $199, some observers believe that Apple left too big pricing gap for potential tablet buyers.


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Wednesday, October 24th, 2012. 21:43

There will be 24 different 'iPad Mini' models



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AppleInsider and 9to5Mac independently posted a list of 24 different model numbers said to be for Apple's "iPad mini" scheduled for introduction at a media event next Tuesday.

According to the list, the iPad Mini will be available in four basic device variants P101, P103, P105, and P107
that presumably correspond to different hardware models (Wifi, 3G, LTE, etc). Each of those four variants is available in three different flavors designated "GOOD", "BETTER", and "BEST" - these ones refer to three different capacities (anything between 8 and 64 Gb). The A/B designations would continue to refer to two color options.


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Tuesday, October 16th, 2012. 20:33

iPhone 5 Bill of Materials Estimated at $167.50



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UBM TechInsights has released an early Bill of Materials estimate for the new iPhone 5. This does not include the cost of hardware design, software, production, etc. But still quite interesting:


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Saturday, September 15th, 2012. 16:05

Apple's New Dock Connector Even Smaller Than Originally Thought



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In February, iMore reported that Apple would introduce a smaller dock connector for its iOS devices. Now these rumors are confirmed by various sources and the evidence revealed recently shows a much smaller opening in the casing of what is claimed to be the next-generation iPhone.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012. 23:26

iPad's Share of Tablet Market Hits 68% in 2Q 2012



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Apple announced that 17 million iPads were sold during the second calendar quarter of 2012. A research firm Strategy Analytics claims that Apple captured 68.3% of the global tablet market comparing with 62% in the year-ago quarter. That is the company's highest share in nearly two years.

Apple shipped a robust 17.0 million iPads worldwide and maintained its strong market leadership with 68 percent share during the second quarter of 2012. Apple continued to shrug off the much-hyped threat from Android and the iPad’s global tablet share is at its highest level since Q3 2010. [...]


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Thursday, July 26th, 2012. 22:59

Apple Preparing “All-New” iPod Nano And iPod Touch With 4-Inch Display And A5 Chip



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Analyst Mink-Chi Kuo from KGI Securities today reported that Apple is planning to release “all-new” iPod nano and iPod touch in September. The upgraded iPod touch is said to have the new touch display based on in-cell technology that has been rumored by multiple sources for the next iPhone 5.


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Tuesday, July 24th, 2012. 13:16

Apple Is Placing All Eligible Products Back on EPEAT Registry



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Last week we reported that Apple asked EPEAT to withdraw its products from its registry, and said that it would no longer register its devices in EPEAT for evaluation. EPEAT assesses the environmental impact of electronic devices and its rating is used by many governmental organizations and corporations as a yardstick for purchases of electronics.


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Written by maxim

Saturday, July 14th, 2012. 2:38