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Apple suppliers have finally produced enough iPhone 5s units to catch up with the demand, latest survey claims. Well, almost - currently about 90% of the flagship models are available for purchase at the company’s retail stores. And it’s a very substantial increase, I must admit. iPhone 5s supply grew from 31% on November 11th to what we have now.
Shipping estimates for iPhone 5s - even for the gold one - have been changed. According to what can be found on the Online Apple Store, the new device will become available in “3-5 business days”. Looks like the company from Cupertino does its best to catch up with demand on iPhone 5s.
Good news for all those who haven’t yet purchased an iPhone. AT&T has made both models, either it is a plastic iPhone 5c or high-end iPhone 5s - ridiculously cheap. Well, you will have to sign a two-year contract with the carrier to get one of the Apple’s new devices for a discounted price, but if that doesn't bother you, why not?
Apple’s newly-released iPad mini with incredible Retina display shows fewer colors than its market rivals. Moreover, difference in picture quality on iPad mini and its “older brother” iPad Air is noticeable without special equipment. And the results of independent tests once again prove the fact that colors on iPad mini look somehow darker and not as vivid as on rival tablets. Who’d ever have thought, huh?
Tom Wheeler, the new FCC Chairman, has recently asked CTIA (The Wireless Association) to make phone unlocking legal as soon as possible - before the December holidays. In the letter he has sent to CTIA he says that if this request is not fulfilled in time, FCC will regulate the unlocking process itself.
The company from Cupertino will start using iBeacon technology in the Apple Retail Stores across the USA to assist with sales and various services. For those who don’t know, iBeacon is a kind of indoor positioning system based on Bluetooth. It consists of transmitters that are capable of detecting nearby iOS 7 devices and notifying of their presence.
According to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Apple has recently filed a patent for "Network access using short-range connectability". The company from Cupertino suggests a new technology that makes it possible to connect two devices using low-power communications, such as Bluetooth, for instance.
According to Asian sources, Apple’s second-gen iPad mini has a faulty screen. LCD panels manufactured by Sharp have some burn-in issues and this is probably one of the main reasons for a delayed launch date.
Apple will build a special sapphire manufacturing facility in Mesa, Arizona in order to produce components for its iPhones, iPads and possibly Macs and MacBooks. Such information was shared by Arizona Governor Jan Brewer on Monday.
Apple’s new iPad Air is about 13% or $42 cheaper to build than the last-year iPad - the 16GB Wi-Fi-only model cost is $274. Although some components, namely, the 9.7-inch Retina display, are a bit more expensive than earlier, in general the device now costs less.
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office awarded Apple with a patent for a "System and method of determining location of wireless communication devices/persons for controlling/adjusting operation of devices based on the location". That means guys from Cupertino may soon start working on a kind of home automation technology that will help to control various devices using a person’s location.
Apple is expected to roll out the update for OS X Mavericks soon. This update will include some bug fixes for the Mail, iBooks, Safari, and the Remote Desktop Client apps. All of these minor updates are being tested by Apple’s employees.
LG - not Samsung - will supply Apple with OLED displays for iWatch,