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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

iPhone 5 Pre-Orders Starting on September 30, October 7 Launch



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9to5mac reports that Apple might launch the next-generation iPhone on October 7, with pre-orders likely starting on September 30, a week before the launch.

Apple currently plans to begin pre-orders for their next-generation smartphone in the final days of September. The company has still not finalized the pre-order start date, but is debating between Thursday, September 29th and Friday, September 30th. The 30th seems more likely at this point according to one of our sources.

If pre-orders scheduled for September 30, so Apple would need to unveil the new iPhone in September. Many believes that Apple will announce new device at the traditional Fall media event: whereas the company has usually preferred September to hold a music event to announce new iPods and new versions of iTunes.

If Apple doesn’t release a new iPhone this summer, the company is expected to unveil the device as its usual event in the Fall, with iCloud, OS X 10.7.2 and iOS 5 also believed to drop by then.




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Friday, August 19th, 2011. 22:20

Release of Authorized Steve Jobs Biography Bumped Up to November 21st



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The first authorized biography of Apple CEO Steve Jobs, a book with the simple  title  "Steve Jobs", reportedly set to be released on November 21, 2011.

Based on more than forty interviews with Jobs conducted over two years as well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues this book chronicles the rollercoaster life and searingly intense personality of a creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing.

As the publisher claims, Jobs has cooperated with the book and has not asked for any control over the final product. The book will probably yield the most open look at Jobs' personal and professional life.




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011. 23:26

Apple May Soon Launch New iTunes Replay Service



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Recently AppAdvice announced that Apple is going to launch a new service called iTunes Replay:

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Written by SimplyMax

Friday, August 5th, 2011. 19:38

Homeless Musician May Get Off The Streets Using iTunes



Homeless musician Dred Scott plays for street walkers at outdoor near 16th Street Mall in Denver.

One local producer met him, recorded his singing and music, and released an album via iTunes to help the musician leave the streets.


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Tuesday, July 19th, 2011. 11:53

Apple Became The US Fastest-Growing Retailer



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Basing on estimations from retail sales expert David Berman, USA Today reports that Apple is taking “a massive bite” of retail sales in the USA. Ever-growing sales of iOS devices and Mac computers that continue to outrun sales of other computer makers along with company’s margins cannot pass unnoticed. The publication reads:


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Apple’s New Patent Decribes A New, Interactive Way of Reading



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Patently Apple reported about Apple’s new patent application from last week which describes some innovations in using new gestures in children’s books in iBooks.


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Saturday, July 16th, 2011. 17:18

App Store For iOS Devices Surpassed 15 Billion Downloads



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Yesterday Apple reported that number of downloads in App Store for iOS devices has exceeded 15 billion, which result in bringing in more than $2.5 billion to developers and selling more than 200 million iOS devices.

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Amazon’s iPad-optimized Player And Storage Upgrades Will Compete With Apple’s iCloud



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This year Amazon released its Cloud Player and Cloud Drive services that allow users to store music and other media data on Amazon’s servers and access them from different devices connected to the Internet. After Apple announced iCloud last month, some showed an interest in Amazon tweaking its products to keep with iCloud.


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iCloud Is A Further Evidence Of Releasing Apple Television Late 2012



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The recently unveiled iCloud service, which will help to share content between different devices, is seen by a leading analyst as even better evidence that Apple is readying to release a high-definition TV set in late 2012.

On Thursday Gene Munster with Piper Jaffray repeated his long-time stance that Apple is developing its own full-blown television set, instead of just set-top box like the Apple TV.


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Saturday, June 25th, 2011. 22:23

iOS 5 for iPad video walkthrough: Notification Center, iMessages, Music, Safari, Twitter, and more



9to5mac created an eleven minute walkthrough video of iOS 5 on the iPad. The video covers Messages with the iMessage service, Notification Center, new Music application, updated Safari, tweaked Mail, Twitter integration, updated Calendar, Settings, Reminders, the new keyboard, and more. Take a look:




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Saturday, June 11th, 2011. 1:10

iTunes 10.3 released, adds iCloud beta support



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Apple released iTunes 10.3 that has iCoud beta support for devices with iOS 4.3.3 (US and Canada for now).

What's new in iTunes 10.3

Introducing iTunes in the Cloud beta. The music you purchase in iTunes appears automatically on all your devices. You can also download your past iTunes purchases. Where you want, when you want.

Automatic Downloads. Purchase music from any device or computer and automatically download a copy to your Mac and iOS devices.

Download Previous Purchases. Download your past music purchases again at no additional cost. Your purchases are available in the iTunes Store on your Mac or in the iTunes app on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Previous purchases may be unavailable if they are no longer on the iTunes Store.


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Official Apple press release: iCloud



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Yesterday Apple introduced new service called iCloud. US users can try it today using iOS 4.3.3 and iTunes 10.3. To understand what is iCloud, what is it for and how can be used, we recommend to read official Apple text about iCloud.


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iOS 5 Won't Require PC or Mac to Run



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Yesterday Apple has told about new PC-free feature that will allow iOS 5 users to activate their iPads, iPods touch or iPhones with no computer required.

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WWDC 2011 liveblog: iOS 5, OS X Lion, iCloud and more!



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WWDC 2011 liveblog: iOS 5, OS X Lion, iCloud and more! (stevejobswwdc2011liveblogkeynote1117)


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Monday, June 6th, 2011. 20:25