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Apple’s main supplier - Foxconn (or Hon Hai) - is said to be planning to build a manufacturing facility in the United States. The would-be factory will produce LCD-panels for Apple’s gadgets, Chairman Terry Gou claims.
According to the latest rumors, one of the Russia’s largest carriers, MegaFon, has signed a three-year contract with Apple. What that means is that MegaFon will soon start selling iPhones in its retail stores all over the country making the handsets available for as many as 143 million people.
It is Sunday today and I think that you know what that means, huh? It’s time for our traditional top 10 stories of the week. A number of interesting things happened during the past seven days, I must say. But everything in its turn.
New rumors that deal with Apple’s long-anticipated iWatch surfaced on the Internet. This time the South Korean sources claim that LG will produce displays for the wearable gadget. Contrary to the information that appeared earlier, the company from Cupertino is working on one iWatch model, not on two.
According to Fortune’s recent report, Apple sold as many as 55.3 million iPhone units during the Q4 of 2013. It should be noted, however, that these are only the estimates made by a group of professional and amateur financial experts, not the actual results.
As usual, the predictions made by professionals and young analysts differ.
Ahead of the official iPhone 5s launch on China Mobile this Friday, Foxconn has reportedly shipped nearly 1.5 million smartphone units to the world’s largest carrier a couple of days ago. These devices are expected to satisfy the preorder demand for Apple’s most recent iPhone.
Many people don’t like iOS 7 and this has been proven by thousands or even millions of users who complain and ask Apple to bring back the old school design. Quite obvious, nobody will do that, so the only way to make your iOS 7 device look more like the iOS 6 gadget is to jailbreak it and use various Cydia tweaks to adjust the look of the operating system.
For the first time since iTunes Store launch in 2003, digital music sales have decreased in 2013. Industry analysts say that the reason for such drop in sales is closely connected with streaming music services - Pandora, iTunes Radio and the others. People prefer listening to their favourite tracks and albums online rather than purchasing and downloading them to their devices.
It’s Sunday now, the week nearly came to an end, so I guess it’s time to take a brief look at the most popular stories of the past seven days.
There were many events, but I don’t think it would be very smart of me to retell all of them in this short post. Instead of doing this, I’ve picked 10 most popular stories in case you haven’t yet read them and put these bits together for you to take a look. Enjoy!
Apple CEO Tim Cook and a number of company executives will visit Turkey in February to have a talk with Turkish president concerning the $4 billion iPad deal. Apart from that, Cook is planning to visit Turkish Apple retail store, that is set to be opened in January.
Chinese market is one of the most profitable in the entire world. This is probably one of the main reasons why Apple decided to sign a partnership deal with China Mobile - guys from Cupertino don’t want to lose such powerful source of income. However, according to some analysts (via
A Chinese company reportedly paid evad3rs $1 million to install its third-party mobile application - Taig store. This app replaced Cydia on devices with default language set to Chinese. As to the hackers, they confirmed that they had received a kind of compensation from Taig. Take a look at the open letter posted on evad3rs' official
Apple and China Mobile finally signed a partnership contract. Both companies confirmed the deal on Sunday and that means that iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c will be soon available on Chinese carrier’s network. Moreover, there’s even the exact date for this to happen - January 17th. Preorders for Apple’s new gadgets will start on December 25th.
According to KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple may market as many as 15 to 20 million iPhone units in China in 2014 if signs a deal with China Mobile. Moreover, in 2015 the company from Cupertino may increase the number of devices sold to 20 or even 30 million units. However, the success depends on Apple’s iPhone 5c merchandising strategy, Kuo says.
Apple put the entire chipmaking industry in panic mode this September, when the company released a 64-bit mobile processor, claims an unnamed Qualcomm insider. According to what he actually said (via