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Foxconn Now Wants To Start Building iPads In Brazil In July





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Last month, we reported that Foxconn plans to invest $12 billion to start producing and assembling mobile devices in Brazil throughout the next five years, including Apple’s iPad — currently assembled by Foxconn in its Asian facilities. Whilst the original reports claimed Foxconn was planning to start building iPads in Brazil this November, Reuters reports today the company has moved the estimated date to July.  Reuters also reports Foxconn will initially import components from Asia to assemble devices in Brazil, shifting the manufacturing chain to local production in the next few years.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Saturday, May 7th, 2011. 13:58

Apple Negotiating Deal With Nuance for Speech Recognition in iOS 5



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Apple is rumored to be negotiating with Nuance Communications, the speech recognition company behind the Dragon NaturallySpeaking engine that powers a number of popular applications for Mac OS X, iOS, and other platforms.

Apple has been negotiating a deal with Nuance in recent months, we've heard from multiple sources. What does that mean? Well, it could mean an acquisition, but that is looking fairly unlikely at this point, we hear. More likely, it means a partnership that will be vital to both companies and could shape the future of iOS.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Saturday, May 7th, 2011. 12:08

Untethered jailbreak for iOS 4.3.3 released: RedSn0w 0.9.6 rc16 and PwnageTool 4.3.3.1



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DevTeam released the untethered jailbreak for the latest iOS 4.3.3 - utilities RedSn0w 0.9.6 rc16 and PwnageTool 4.3.3.1.

The 4.3.3 untether works on all Apple devices that support 4.3.2 except for the iPad2:

  • iPhone 3GS
  • iPhone 4 (GSM)
  • iPod Touch 3G
  • iPod Touch 4G
  • iPad 1
  • AppleTV 2G (PwnageTool only for now)

Redsnow is easy to use, it is available for Windows and Mac OS. As usual for unlockers - do not update to 4.3.3, use PwnageTool (MAC) and Sn0wBreeze (Windows) to preserve the baseband.

You can download RedSn0w 0.9.6 rc16 here.

You can download PwnageTool 4.3.3.1 here.

Ultrasn0w was also updated to support old baseband on new iOS 4.3.3. Ultrasn0w 1.2.3 (for unlockers with old baseband) is available in Cydia.

UPDATE: Please, consider reading our Jailbreak & Unlock FAQ, especially if you have questions or troubles.

UPDATE: New tutorials for iOS 4.3.3 are ready:

RedSn0w 0.9.6 rc16 (Windows)

RedSn0w 0.9.6 rc16 (Mac OS)

PwnageTool 4.3.3.1 (Mac OS)

Sn0wBreeze 2.7.3 (Windows)




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Apple to Move from Intel to ARM Processors in Future Laptops



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SemiAccurate reports that Apple will implement to ARM processors, instead Intel ones currently used, in its new laptops in the not too distant future.

The short story is that Apple is moving the laptop line, and presumably desktops too, to ARM based chips as soon as possible.

The site seems to believe that the transition will take place after ARM has moved to full 64-bit cores which won't likely be until at least mid-2013. Apple has made a heavy investment in the ARM architecture which presently powers their iOS line of products.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Friday, May 6th, 2011. 15:41

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 Reportedly Hires Audio Pioneer Tomlinson Holman



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As noted by GigaOM, Apple has hired audio pioneer Tomlinson Holman to head up the company's audio projects.

Apple has reportedly hired Tomlinson Holman as its new audio chief, according to a tweet by Leo Laporte Wednesday morning. Laporte said he had it "on good authority" that Holman "is joining Apple to run audio." Holman is the brain behind Lucasfilm's THX sound, and the world's first 10.2 surround sound system. Apple had yet to respond to a request for confirmation as of this writing.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Thursday, May 5th, 2011. 16:29

iOS 5 to Finally Deliver Over-The-Air Updates



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According to 9to5Mac, Apple wants to provide convenience to their iPhone users and is negotiating with Verizon about delivering over-the-air iOS updates starting with iOS 5.

Multiple sources say the new feature will debut in iOS 5, meaning iOS 5 will not come over-the-air but following point updates to it will. Just like tethering in iOS 3, Apple has the technology but cannot just unleash it everywhere. Apple and Verizon Wireless are said to have been in talks over these wireless software updates since early this year. Sources could not comment on whether or not Apple is negotiating similar deals with AT&T or international iPhone carriers.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Thursday, May 5th, 2011. 14:40

Next iPad to Offer 3D Display



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Many sources claim that Apple plans to incorporate 3D technology into the next-generation iPad.

The fact that the iPad 3 is 3D is a dead cert, one Hollywood insider close to the big movie studios told RCR, adding that the screen would be the real magic. She went on to say that the big film studios were currently running around like blue arsed flies trying to gear up to release plenty of 3D content in time for Apple’s next launch.


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Untethered jailbreak for iOS 4.3.3 will be available soon



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Several hackers confirmed that recently released iOS 4.3.3 is still vulnerable, Apple did not fix the I0n1c jailbreak. Utilities will be released as soon as I0n1c compiles new jailbreak binaries for iOS 4.3.3.

Untethered jailbreak will be available for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPad 1, iPod Touch 3G, iPod Touch 4G.




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Apple released firmware iOS 4.3.3



Today Apple released new iOS 4.3.3. It fixed the recently found tracking issue. New iOS 4.3.3 reduces the size of the tracking cache, doesn’t back it up to iTunes and turns it off when you tell it to turn off. Here are the direct download links:


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Apple Changes Its App Policy, Focuses On The Quality, Not Quantity



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Recently Apple has made changes to its app policy and focused on making the iOS App Store the most attractive rather than simply the biggest.

Lately the company has banned the idea of "incentivized app installs", which was used by certain game developers to prompt players to install other apps if they want to continue playing. Because of the incentives some apps become artificially popular and don’t reflect the actual situation in top games chart, for instance.

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Apple May Introduce New iMacs on May, 3



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According to AppleInsider, Apple may introduce next-generation iMacs with the newest Intel processors as soon as on Tuesday, May 3.

People familiar with the matter told the devices will sport the first-gen Intel Core i processors, new high-speed Thunderbolt port and second-generation Core i chips.

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Written by SimplyMax

Sunday, May 1st, 2011. 1:48

Three reasons Apple might ship the iPhone 5 in the fall



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We still don’t know whether Apple realizes or not the iPhone 5 until September or early fall.  But we’ve tried to sum up all possible reasons why Apple might officially launch the iPhone 5 this fall. First of all, Apple announced Verizon iPhone only in February and the white iPhone’ has stared selling today. An October shipping date of new iPhone would give Verizon and the white iPhones time to enjoy their purchases without temptation from the next model of Apple’s smartphone. The second reason is that Apple typically updates the iPod line in late summer/early fall. This encourages back-to-school sales and jump-starts the all-important Holiday shopping season. By bringing the iPhone into line with its iPod refresh cycle, Apple could better position new iPhone sales so that giving an iPhone for Christmas doesn't feel like you're committing to last year's technology. And the last reason is firmware update. The iPhone 5 and iOS 5 may be presented simultaneously showing us more revolutionary than evolutionary changes.




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Apple Is Already Testing iOS 5.0



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A third party iOS developer FutureTap has posted a tweet where he reveals he got a crash log from a device running iOS 5.0 and then published a screenshot (above). The image indicated Apple is testing its new version of iOS using third party apps.

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Written by SimplyMax

Thursday, April 28th, 2011. 13:27

Apple Officially Responds On Location Tracking Issue



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After a week of discussions around the discovery that the iPhone has an inbuilt algorithm of keeping track of users' locations in unencrypted file, Apple finally shed light on the subject.

Before we repost the company's official statement, here is a short summary. Apple says it's not tracking the location of iPhone users. It maintains a database of celltowers and Wi-Fi hotspots that allows to calculate your location when requested much more quickly than it can be made with the help of GPS only. The location data is being sent to Apple in anonymous form, and users' iPhones download only the necessary part of the database.

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