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Apple TV Will Be Released In Seven New European Countries On October 4th





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After Apple offered movie content on iTunes Stores in many new European countries this week, it became interesting whether Apple is going to make Apple TV available in those countries.


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Written by maxim

Friday, September 30th, 2011. 23:17

Apple Thunderbolt Display Teardown Reveals Plethora of Hardware Inside



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Apple's new Thunderbolt display was torn down by iFixit.  Surprisingly, but this time it was very easy to disassemble the new display. iFixit found inside plethora of hardware to support normal work of display and docking station functions, which the display performs. iFixit told that both sides of the logic board were packed with different chips so that it was hard to believe that there was no computer inside the display.

The new display includes:

  • Pericom PI7C9X440SL PCIe-to-USB 2.0 host controller
  • L129NB11 EFL, which looks to be the Thunderbolt port controller
  • Analog Devices ADAV4601 audio processor
  • NXP LPC2144 USB 2.0 microcontroller
  • Delta LFE9249 10/100/1000 Base-T LAN filter
  • SMSC USB2517-JZX USB 2.0 hub controller
  • Maxim MAX9736B Mono/Stereo high-power Class D amplifier
  • LSI L-FW643E-2 open host controller interface
  • Broadcom BCM57761 Gigabit ethernet controller
  • Supertex HV9982 3-channel switch-mode LED driver IC


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Friday, September 30th, 2011. 14:42

Apple Reportedly Still Uninterested in OLED Technology for iOS Devices and Potential Televisions



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The most long-standing rumors regarding Apple's future products are rumors about television sets. The Australian site Smarthouse reported last month that Apple was in discussions with LG about producing a panel for a 55-inch TV based on OLED technology.

The Korea Times now reports that these rumors are groundless.

“It’s true that Apple has keen interest in TV, allowing users to stream music, videos and TV shows via iTunes, though that needs some iPhone and iPad integration, however, Apple is still pessimistic about using OLED displays,” said one source.

“Because Apple is worried over higher costs and technology-related issues linking to large-sized OLED displays, it is groundless that Apple has asked LG Display to supply its OLED screens for its upcoming televisions,” added the source.

Sources also added that Apple is likely to stick with more proven LCD technologies for any such television products.

“Apple has no interest in using OLED screens on its popular devices. The upcoming iPad 3 will also adopt picture quality-enhanced LCD screens, while the next iPhone will follow suit. Three or four more years will be needed to see OLED-embedded digital devices from Apple,” said a top-level executive from one of Apple’s suppliers.




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011. 14:06

Production of the iPad 3 Retina Display Is Still a Problem



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Recently Digitimes reported that the production of the next-gen iPad’s high resolution display remains to be a problem. As a result, Chimei Innolux Corporation didn’t get certification to become an LCD provider for Apple’s next-gen tablet.

“CMI has cut into the supply chain of iPad 2, which uses IPS panels, but the new Apple tablet is more demanding in terms of resolution, the sources said. The iPad 3 will feature a 9.7-inch panel with resolution of 2,048x1,536 compared to the iPad 2's 1,024x768”.


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Apple goes to court in Netherlands to ban Samsung’s Galaxy devices from all of the EU



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Apple has today asked a Dutch court to ban all Galaxy series devices, including Samsung's  Galaxy S II, which has seen some success in Europe.

Apple’s complaint, seen by Webwereld, a Dutch IDG publication, seeks an injunction for the entire Galaxy series. This includes smartphones — the Galaxy Ace, Galaxy S and Galaxy SII — and tablets: the Galaxy Tab 7 and Galaxy Tab 10.1. Other Galaxy devices, like the Gio, Nexus, 551, Europa, Apollo and Mini are also involved, albeit only in a footnote in which Apple states, “It is expected that these devices are also covered by one or more of the patent rights invoked.”

The trial will take place in The Hague, Netherlands September 15th. If the judge grants any injunctions, they would take effect no sooner than October 13.




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Friday, August 19th, 2011. 23:27

Apple Plans To Invest $1 Billion In Sharp Plant



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As Reuters reports, Apple may invest $1 billion in Sharp’s Kameyama plant to secure shipment of sufficient amount of iPhone and iPad's displays. David Rubenstein, analyst from MF Global FXA Securities said:


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Written by maxim

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011. 15:52

Google Has Acquired Motorola Mobility for $12.5 Billion



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Today co-founder and CEO of Google Larry Page officially said that their company has acquired one of the largest smartphone manufacturer – Motorola, specifically Motorola Mobility. The company was sold for $12.5 billion, which is 63% more than the closing price of the company on Friday, August 12. This deal has yet to be approved by several official authorities in USA and European Union, as well as Motorola Mobility’s shareholders. All transition processes is expected to finish in the end of 2011 or beginning of 2012.


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Written by maxim

Monday, August 15th, 2011. 20:33

Apple Turns To Samsung For Manufacturing iPad 2 Display Panel



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According to DigiTimes report, Apple has turned to suppliers other than LG Display (specifically Chimei Innolux and Samsung) because of some issues with 9.7-inch panel produced by LGD for the iPad 2. Apparently LG Display has failed to meet Apple’s July orders for around 1 million units and also it hasn’t fulfilled requirements in impact tests, during which backlight units of iPads 2 failed. Reportedly Apple has suspended its orders for new displays with LG, which until now has been the largest manufacturer of display panels for iPad 2.


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Written by maxim

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011. 21:38

Apple Became Absolute Leader In Profits From Mobile Phone Sales In Q2



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According to Asymco's Horace Dedie report, Apple is a king of the hill in smartphone sales and is on LG heels for the third place in cell phone sales worldwide.

Samsung that revealed its profits for the second quarter is the second-largest smartphone manufacture globally in terms of units, however the company refuses to reveal its sales data explaining that by fierce competition with Apple.


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Written by maxim

Monday, August 1st, 2011. 11:40

BBC iPlayer Launched In 11 European Countries, Soon In US



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As Guardian reports, BBC iPlayer will be released in eleven European countries, and later this year it will become available in the United States, Canada and Australia. The global iPlayer service is available via iPad app in Austria, France, Germany, Belgium, Ireland, Portugal, Luxemburg, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Spain.


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Apple Began Testing iPad 3 Displays With 2048-by-1536 Pixels From Samsung And LG?



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Yesterday The Korea Times published new report claiming that a next-generation iPad will boast a display with screen resolution higher than full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels):


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Written by maxim

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011. 12:06

Chinese manufacturers reportedly using Apple-rejected displays for iPad clones



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Asian sources claim that touch panels for the iPad 2 that do not meet Apple quality requirements are used for production of iPad clones. In second quarter of this year 12-15 million of 9.7-inch IPS panels were manufactured by LG Display and Samsung Electronics, but Apple produces only 7-9 million iPad 2s. So it seems that the rest of panels that don't pass Apple's quality standards was sold to China-based white-box vendors.

Today Apple controls approximately 60 percent of the world's touch panel capacity and actively obtaining components that are in short supply. Now Apple has booked up much of the available production capacity, so other manufactures experience problems with release of their own tablets. For example, Amazon that could face difficulty with display orders for its LCD tablet.




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Monday, July 4th, 2011. 16:42

Apple’s iPhone 3GS going to compete with Android in India



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On May 27 the iPhone 4 was officially put on the market of India with the price starting at 34,500 Indian rupees (around $760) for version of 16 GB with a two-year service agreement. But the price for iPhone as high as $760 (which the government is not satisfied with) makes the iconic item out of reach for the 41.6 percent of the India’s population that lives below the poverty line of $1.25 a day.


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Android and iOS Continue To Dominate In US Smartphone Market



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comScore has released the results of its April survey (comScore surveyed over 30,000 mobile phone subscribers.) of mobile phone usage in the United States. Surpassing Research in Motion, Apple took the solid second place among smartphone platforms and now iOS holds 26.0% of market. Google’s Android leads the pack with 36.4% of the market, an increase of 5.2 percentage points over the three month period. Research in Motion's BlackBerry operating system has slipped to 25.7%. When looking at mobile phone manufacturers overall, Apple is now the fourth largest vendor with a share of 8.3% of the US market. Samsung remains number one with 24.5% of the market, followed by LG and Motorola.




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Saturday, June 4th, 2011. 22:44

Apple develops location-aware iPhone alert system



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This week AppleInsider discovered another Apple's patent application entitled "Dynamic Alerts for Calendar Events", which was recently made public by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. It describes a system that could dynamically alert its users on different occasions based on users' current location.

The system would reportedly use its user's calendar events and GPS in order to determine how much time it will be required for the person to travel to the scheduled event and alert him about that.

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Written by SimplyMax

Friday, June 3rd, 2011. 16:42