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Intel And Apple Discussed Deal For Production Of iPad And iPhone Chips





According to Reuters, Intel is likely to move into contract manufacturing business, which suggests that Apple could become its future customer with chips for the iPad and iPhone, thus reducing its reliance on Samsung as a supplier. Reportedly, last year Intel and Apple executives discussed the issue, but no agreement has been concluded.


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Thursday, March 7th, 2013. 21:27

Apple is to develop 2TB solid state drives for next Mac Pro model



According to an unconfirmed report from the Bright Side of News, Apple is developing a two terabyte solid state drive for incorporation into the next Mac Pro.

 


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Tuesday, March 5th, 2013. 20:04

Samsung Outpaced Apple In Connected Device Market



Market intelligence firm IDC published a report on what it describes as the Smart Connected Device Market. The graphic created by the company shows the market share decrease for both laptops (from 29% in 2010 to 17% in 2012) and desktop PCs (from 23% to 12%), while smartphones grew from 45% to 60% and tablets from 3% to 11%. Overall, the PCs’ market share fall from about 50% to 30% in just two years.


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Friday, February 22nd, 2013. 21:52

Redesigned MacBook Air Planned For 3Q 2013 Release



Taiwanese website Economic Times reports (via Macotakara) that Apple is preparing for a release of its next-generation MacBook Air in the third quarter of 2013.


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Tuesday, February 19th, 2013. 22:17

EA launches Origin client for Mac



Digital distribution platform Origin for Mac from EA was launched today; this was first noted by AppleInsider. The Origin for the Mac was originally announced in August, 2011 and began to undergo alpha testing in late January.


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Saturday, February 9th, 2013. 19:59

iPhone Users Spend The Most For Monthly Carrier Bills



AllThingsD reports on a new research from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners showing that iPhone users on average spend the most for monthly carrier bills. The research company polled smartphone users in the period from October to December 2012 and found that 59% of iOS users spend more than $100 per month.


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Wednesday, January 30th, 2013. 21:13

How Apple Prevented Verizon From Adding Siri To Droid handsets



According to a report from The Huffington Post, Verizon tried to bring Siri’s technology to Droid phones long before Apple bought the voice assistant app.

The carrier signed a contract with the startup company in 2009 to include its functionality to Droid smartphones, and it even filmed commercials showing Siri as an Android add-on. But the deal with Big Red fell apart when Apple purchased what has become one of the iPhone’s most popular features, which subsequently stopped competitors from adding the service to their devices. The report said:


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Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013. 23:22

Intel To Launch Set Top Box And Cable TV Service At CES 2013



TechCrunch reports that Intel is going to launch its own set-top box and virtual cable TV service in the immediate future. To avoid licensing issues, Intel has decided to launch the TV service on a city-by-city basis rather than rolling it out nationwide. The report notes:


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Monday, December 31st, 2012. 15:13

Apple To Update MacBook Air And MacBook Pro In June 2013



DigiTimes reports that Apple has informed Taiwan-based suppliers that MacBook Air and MacBook Pro lines will see updates in June 2013. DigiTimes' sources also said that Apple will not make any major external design changes to MacBook Airs, but will use a "new processor platform" in the line.


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Friday, December 28th, 2012. 17:34

Intel And Apple Are Working On Smart Watch with Bluetooth Support



Pebble e-paper watch (right) and Sony SmartWatch (left)

According to Chinese site TGBus (via Techcrunch), Intel and Apple are working together on a smart watch featuring Bluetooth technology. The report notes that the watch will have a 1.5-inch OLED display produced by RiTdisplay and will be released in the first half of 2013.


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Thursday, December 27th, 2012. 23:09

List Of Intel’s 'Haswell' Desktop Processors Leaked



VR-Zone reports (via Engadget) about what is purported to be a list of Intel’s first "Haswell" desktop processors. The fourteen new chips are expected to launch in the spring of the next year and will build new architecture based on 22 nm process that is used in the Ivy Bridge processors.


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Thursday, December 13th, 2012. 1:46

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

Intel Working On Cutting Power Consumption In Future Ivy Bridge Chips



According to CNET, Intel is actively working on reducing the power consumption of Ivy Bridge processors, which would allow using them in mainstream tablets and decreasing battery needs on small laptops such as the MacBook Air. The report said:


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Monday, December 3rd, 2012. 22:05

iFixit Performed A Teardown Of The New 21,5-inch iMac



iFixit has already completed its teardown of the new 21,5-inch iMac that officially launched on Friday. The company described the teardown as an “exercise in disappointment,” saying that the new thinner design brings new hurdles for reparaibility. Notably, the iMac’s  LCD and glass are now glued to the frame, while accessing the CPU, hard drive and RAM now requires removing the logic board. iFixit said:


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Sunday, December 2nd, 2012. 1:26

Arbitration court can resolve Apple-Motorola patent dispute.



The arbitral court was considering Apple and Google issues which were about the infringement of patents. Bloomberg reported on Friday that details of preliminary discussions were revealed during the court filing. The two companies exchanged proposals in which they proposed a mandatory arbitration trial to reach a licensing agreement.


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Tuesday, November 20th, 2012. 11:53