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Best Buy Offers a $200 Gift Card for Your Old iPhone 4S





Best Buy has launched another trade in program. This time the America’s biggest consumer electronics retailer offers a $200 gift card for all those who trade in their working iPhone 4S and a $100 card for those who decide to get rid of their iPhone 4.


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Friday, August 16th, 2013. 0:12

'Jobs' Director Joshua Michael Stern Talks about the Film



The ‘Jobs’ movie release is just around the corner and since the big event is said to take place this very week, lots of new details about the movie itself, about the actors, about the plot and whatever else leak online. Some of these details - if not most - are simply rumors and nothing more, so if you want to be aware of what we’ll actually see on August 16th - watch the video below. This is the interview with a ‘Jobs’ director Joshua Michael Stern and he talks about the making of the film.


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Thursday, August 15th, 2013. 2:11

Pegatron revenue upsurges thanks to iPhone production



According to Reuters, Apple supplier Pegatron is likely to enjoy a 50 percent increase in Q3 revenue.  The supplier reaches the figure despite the stable decline of its PC business continuing. The sector responsible for the revenue upsuge is the iPhone. The following announcement was made by Pegatron after the company did not live up o analyst's expectations concerning revenue in Q2.

“We expect revenue in the non-computing segment to grow by 40 to 50 percent in Q3 due to new consumer products. Q4 will also be higher,” said company CEO and President Jason Cheng in an investor conference.

Pegatron is most likely to be responsible for production of the low-budget iPhone 5C – the plastic iPhone. Moreover, Digitimes rumored that it may turn to be the second iPhone 5S supplier, although Foxconn is responsible for the major production. Both handsets are expected to be announced by Apple on 10th September.


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Monday, August 12th, 2013. 20:02

Norwegian Government Blocks Apple from Capturing a 3D Map of Oslo



Norwegian government blocks Apple from capturing its capital - Oslo - in 3D for the iOS and Mac Maps apps, reports 9to5mac with reference to Aftenposten, a Norwegian newspaper. The reason for such a decision is that the Norway’s National Security Authority doesn’t want Apple to mark the confidential buildings and areas situated in the capital on its Maps application.


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Monday, August 12th, 2013. 18:07

eleMount for your iPhone, iPad



EleMount is an all aluminum mount for the iPhone, iPad, and other mobile devices.

With the help of this CNC machined mount you can put  your favorite device wherever you want. Last but not the least, the design of the pedestal is elegant and modern. The elePads inserted into the base of the mount sticks to any flat surface, which the other holds your device of any size or generation, even if it is in a protective case. The eleMount base has a 1/4" 20 thread hidden there. You can connect it to tripods for improved smartphone photography and videography.
“With eleMount, I aimed to raise the bar for mobile device mounts, leaving bulky plastic design behind and using only the most premium materials and production processes to create the most beautiful, versatile and easy-to-use mount available today,” said Jose Sanchez, designer of eleMount. “Using precise CNC machinery to manufacture eleMount wasn’t cheap, but the resulting design and finish were well worth it. eleMount is in a category of its own and deserves to hold up our most prized gear.”


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Monday, August 12th, 2013. 1:40

The Images of a would-be iPad Featuring a 13-inch Display



The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple has asked its suppliers to provide the company with a 13-inch iPad screen. Soon after such rumors, CiccareseDesign has made some renderings to show how this new tablet may look like. You may look at these images below.


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Monday, August 12th, 2013. 1:19

Steve Jobs сonsidered leaving Apple pro market



Ken Segall, author of Insanely Simple and the creative director of the Think Different ad campaign says that Steve Jobs considered killing Apple's professional line of products.

According to Segall, Apple is not supporting professional users. Mac Pro hasn't been updated in years as well as Aperture, the 17-inch MacBook Pro has been discontinued and the update Final Cut Pro did not leave up to user's expectations. Thus t seems that Apple will farewell the pro market one day.

I hope you’re sitting down for this, but Steve Jobs did in fact once consider that very option. This was back in the days when iMac had established itself as a global bestseller. During one of the agency’s regular meetings with Steve, he shared that he was considering killing the pro products. His rationale was as you might expect: consumer products have an unlimited upside, while pro products are aimed at a niche market that eats up major resources.


 


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Sunday, August 11th, 2013. 4:24

New iPad 5 Front Panel Photos



A new listing at Macfixit Australia shows us a black iPad 5 front panel. It is believed to be a genuine Apple detail as it is marked by the number 821-1892-02 - and this is the format the company from Cupertino uses for its components. Look at the photos below to see what I’m talking about.


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Friday, August 9th, 2013. 14:10

Twelve South Announces HiRise Stand for iPhone, iPad Mini



Twelve South has launched a new HiRise stand for the iPhone and iPad mini. The design of the stand enable it to be compatible with the Apple Lightning Cable and most cases available on the market.

Using one of three different adjustable clips and your Apple Lightning Cable (not included), HiRise positions the Lightning connector at a raised height to connect and charge your iPhone 5 or iPad mini. This allows HiRise to work with most cases, including cases with recessed connections no other dock can fit, like the OtterBox Defender, Speck CandyShell and, of course, the BookBook for iPhone. The rear support also adjusts forward and back to accommodate the different thicknesses of various cases and shells.


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Thursday, August 8th, 2013. 1:10

Apple May Shift iMac Production from Quanta to Pegatron



According to the latest rumors, Apple is going to change its main iMac supplier. Digitimes reports, that the company from Cupertino is currently thinking about shifting its iMac and probably MacBook Air and MacBook Pro production from Quanta to Pegatron. So far the latter one has been working mostly on iPhones and iPads.


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Tuesday, August 6th, 2013. 12:53

Bob Mansfield will be developing new products for Apple



It was reported earlier this week that Apple executive Bob Mansfield has given up his management duties at Apple. He is rumored to have focused on 'special projects', concerning development of new products for Cupertino company. So his responsibilities will be taken over by other executives.

Dan Riccio will be responsible for Apple's antenna design team. Moreover, he will still lead the department of  Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod engineering. Dan Riccio was promoted to lead Apple's hardware engineering teams when Bob Mansfield first retired last year.

Jeff Williams will acquire the job of managing Apple's special projects engineering teams. He is the Senior Vice President for Operations and has bee working with Tim Cook for years now.  Though it is Mansfield who will focus on Apple's newest and most innovative designs. Thus he will not be distracted with management issues any longer.


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Monday, August 5th, 2013. 17:20

Apple is searching for a head of Retail department



Apple stll has not found the head of Retail department, although the sales of Cupertino company are dropping for the first time in a 4-year period.

Apple's search for a replacement, handled by recruiters Egon Zehnder International, has gone slowly, people familiar with the matter said, and the company has yet to settle on a finalist after interviewing several external candidates. Among those interviewed but rejected as a poor fit were wireless and telecommunications-industry executives, one such person said. A CEO of a privately held retailer in France spurned Apple's overtures, believing it would be hard to change Apple's culture as an outsider, another person said.

Now Apple has tuned from searching inside the company to outside, as no current candidate is suitable for the post. After the firing of previous Retail sales John Browett,  CEO Tim Cook is handling the retail responsibilities. It was Browett's idea to focus Apple's retail stores on sales and cost cutting rather than on customer service. As a result, the employees were upset as well  as the customers, whose satisfaction is declining gradually. The idea seemed unreasonable and John Browett left the post after 6 months.

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Sunday, August 4th, 2013. 19:17

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Apple Revises iTunes Policy to Allow Educational Accounts for Children Under 13



You know that the company from Cupertino previously restricted iTunes accounts to children aged 13 or older. However, things have changed and Apple has revised its policy.


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Sunday, August 4th, 2013. 16:25

iPad 5 with Thinner Bezel and a Translucent Logo?



A video, showing something very similar to the iPad 5 with translucent logo and thinner bezel, has been posted on YouTube by a Japanese website Mac Otakara. There’re no internal details - only the front and back covers assembled together.


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Sunday, August 4th, 2013. 14:51

Front and Back Panels of iPhone Lite Leaked Online in a Video



There’s a new video posted by Mac Otakara that shows the front and back panels of the rumored lower cost iPhone 5C. This is by the way the first video ever where we can see the front panel of the would-be device.

Let’s get to the video. In the short clip the two leaked details are compared with the iPhone 5. Well, nothing unusual here. As to the back shell, it looks just the same as the panels leaked before, however, the legal notices that were spotted earlier this week are missing.

Anyway, the video also shows us the front panel. It seems that the lower cost iPhone would get the same bunch of sensors and a front facing camera - just like his “older brother” iPhone 5.

Well, that’s all I can say. Enjoy the video below!




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Sunday, August 4th, 2013. 13:52