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iPhone 5 Javascript Benchmarks More Than Two Times As Fast As iPhone 4S





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AnandTech published the first SunSpider benchmark for the iPhone 5. This benchmark measures performance of Javascript in web browsers.

Lower is better, so the iPhone 5 with the score of 914.7ms outstripped all other devices measured in the test. Moreover, it is the fastest SunSpider test for a smartphone they have ever recorded. The new iPhone is more than twice as fast as the iPhone 4S that scored 2250ms and significantly faster than the Galaxy S III that scored 1442.9-1824.9ms.


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Wednesday, September 19th, 2012. 13:19

Live iPhone 5 launch coverage




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iPhone 5 preorders to start on September 14th



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Rumors say that pre-orders for the next generation iPhone 5 are reportedly set to begin the morning of Friday, September 14th, according to MacRumors:

MacRumors is now hearing that pre-orders may not begin tomorrow following the media event and that they may instead start on Friday morning in a scenario similar to last year's debut. We're hearing that certain portions of Apple's online sales support team are significantly increasing their staffing levels beginning at 6:00 AM Eastern on Friday, with a major surge for the initial shift beginning at that time and a sustained level of high staffing for at least the remainder of the day.

Last year, the iPhone 4S was set to begin pre-orders at 12:01 AM Pacific Time the Friday following the Apple's media event.

So users are given an extra couple of days to get the money together.




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Tuesday, September 11th, 2012. 23:43

Upcoming OS X Mountain Lion version may solve laptop battery life woes



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The unscientific test carried out by The Mac Observer claims to show significant boost in MacBook battery life using a new developer build 12C35 of OS X Mountain Lion, with the latest beta showing an 85-minute increase from the current 10.8.1.

Using OS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard as a baseline, the compiled test data showed a significant hit to battery performance with the introductions of 10.7 Lion and 10.8 Mountain Lion. Upon release, Lion lost over 40 minutes of battery life and took three revisions to regain Snow Leopard power efficiency. In contrast, Mountain Lion saw a huge 105 minute loss in battery performance when it was released in July, with the latest 10.8.1 version moving the OS only 30 minutes closer to baseline.


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Tuesday, September 11th, 2012. 21:17

'iPad mini' will be challengingly thin thanks to 'GF2' technology



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Apple’s iPad mini will reportedly so thin and light that production of the device will be a challenge to a company. Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo with KGI Securities claims that the smaller iPad will feature industry leading "GF Ditto," otherwise known as GF2, touchscreen technology. He said that Apple will be the first company in the world to commercialize and mass produce GF Ditto technology.


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Wednesday, September 5th, 2012. 0:38

Apple stock soars to all-time closing high after favorable verdict



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In the first day of trading since a favorable ruling in the company's high-stakes patent dispute against Samsung on Friday,  shares of Apple stock reached all-time closing highs on Monday. Apple’s shares broke the former record of $668.87 to reach $675.68, up $12.86.


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Tuesday, August 28th, 2012. 23:57

Apple Hits New Highs as Tim Cook Celebrates One Year as CEO



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On August 24 one year ago Steve Jobs stepped down from the Apple’s CEO post which he held for more a decade and Tim Cook took over the company’s management. After the announcement, Apple's stock dropped more than 5% in after hours to $351.

But now Apple is the most valuable publicly-traded company in the world. Its current share price is $668, gaining more than 75% year-over-year. With Cook in charge, Apple released the iPhone 4S, the new iPad, the Retina MacBook Pro, Mountain Lion and previewed the next version of iOS.


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Saturday, August 25th, 2012. 14:44

Apple And Samsung’s CEOs Today Will Discuss Patent Dispute



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According to Bloomberg’s report, today Samsung CEO Kwon Oh Hyun and Apple CEO Tim Cook will have a phone conversation ahead of jury deliberations scheduled to begin this week. Bloomberg reports that lawyers of two companies will report to Judge Lucy Koh on the outcome of today’s phone discussion. The report notes:


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Monday, August 20th, 2012. 20:29

Apple Wants To Make Set-Top Box For Live TV Content



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Following the report from yesterday on a possible Apple cable set-top box, The Wall Street Journal today shared more details on Apple’s plans.

According to the report, Apple wants to make the device that would allow viewers to watch any TV show at any moment through a cloud-based DVR service that would store shows online. This service would allow viewers to stream a show within minutes after it started airing live.

“Another significant feature of the Apple set-top device is likely to be its user interface, which could resemble the navigation icons on Apple's iPad. While the design may change, the interface is expected to be easier for people to use than existing cable on-screen menus, widely viewed as clunky.

Apple's device also may create space on the TV screen for social media features, such as sharing TV shows through services like Twitter Inc., the people said”.

Also Apple wants that users can transfer content from the device on iPhones, iPads and other Apple products.

The WSJ says that Apple has been in negotiations with cable providers like Time Warner Cable and Comcast, and with companies that control TV content. The report notes that terms of existing agreements between content and cable companies might not allow them to seal a deal for using Apple’s devices without permission of content owners.

Earlier this month CEO of CBS Les Moonves said that his company is willing to offer its content on a future Apple TV set depending "what we get paid" and "what the terms are".




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Friday, August 17th, 2012. 13:12

OS X Mountain Lion may be degrading battery life



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Ars Technica carried out a number of tests showing that Apple's new operating system OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion is draining batteries significantly faster than the previous OS X Lion. The test unit lost some 38 percent of runtime after having installed Mountain Lion. The test was conducted a number of times, each using the same applications under what was described as a "daily workload." Being used actively were Safari, Chrome, Twitter, iChat, TextEdit, Photoshop, Mail and Outlook.


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Battery For iPhone 5 Has Only Slightly Higher Capacity



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9to5Mac posted photos of the new battery for the next iPhone showing only a slight increase in capacity from 1430mAh/3.7V/5.3Whr in the iPhone 4S to 1440mAh/3.8V/5.45Whr in the iPhone 5. No dimensions are given to compare the size of the new battery with the current iPhone battery.


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Friday, August 10th, 2012. 12:03

iPad Outsold Samsung Tablets 7-to-1 In The Second Quarter



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According to the estimates released by IDC, tablet shipments reached 25 million units in the second quarter and Apple’s iPad accounted for 68% of that volume. IDC noted that despite high 117.6% year-over-year growth in shipments Samsung still saw its tablets significantly outnumbered by the iPad. Research director at IDC Tom Mainelli said:


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Friday, August 3rd, 2012. 1:46

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

Smaller iPad Costing "Significantly Less" Than $499 Coming This Fall, According to NYT



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The New York Times sources confirmed previous rumors about launch of the iPad mini that would cost "significantly less than the latest $499 iPad" when it debuts later this year.

According to analysts and executives in the technology industry, the smaller iPad is part of an Apple strategy to garner and retain a larger marketshare by introducing a variety of tablet sizes. The publication notes the Cupertino-based company used a similar model with the iPod line which now ranges from the iPod shuffle to the iPod classic.


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Monday, July 16th, 2012. 23:54

iPhone 5 Production Underway for an Expected Fall Launch



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Mac blog MacOtakara reported on Saturday that their sources from Chinese claimed Apple had started production of the next-generation iPhone. The rumored smartphone will reportedly feature design changes, including the addition of glass to the unit's "uni-body" backplate. Unlike the iPhone 4 and 4S which boast a "glass sandwich" design with tough Gorilla Glass front and back coverings, the upcoming handset will reportedly have a backplate only "partially covered" by the tough material. Other significant change is the 4-inch Retina display with 16:9 aspect ratio.


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Monday, July 16th, 2012. 20:11