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Apple Began To Ship Components For Its TV Set 'In Small Quantities'





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Last month analyst from Piper Jaffray Gene Munster said that Apple was investigating offerings of components for its rumored television set, contacting suppliers to find out what production capabilities they can provide.

According to Business Insider, a new report from analyst from Jeffries & Co. PeterMisek claims that "small quantities" of different components is shipped to Apple’s suppliers of television display panels. Misek expects that Apple will start commercial production of its TV set in May or June, with the release coming in the fourth quarter of 2012.


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Tuesday, March 13th, 2012. 22:57

Intel Working to Boost Thunderbolt Speeds with Move to PCI-Express 3.0



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In a new report IDG News claims that Intel is currently working on shifting its Thunderbolt standard to the PCI-Express 3.0 protocol. Such move means that the company could double data transfer speeds comparing with the existing implementations based on PCIe 2.0 protocol.

Intel in the future will support the PCI-Express 3.0 protocol to shuttle data faster between host devices and peripherals, an Intel spokesman said in an email. Computers with Thunderbolt interconnect currently communicate with external devices using the older PCI-Express 2.0 technology.

The company will incorporate PCI-Express 3.0 in Thunderbolt, but could not provide a time frame for when it will be accomplished.


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Saturday, March 10th, 2012. 0:59

Apple next-generation iPad liveblog



11:23AM - That’s it!


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Rumors: Apple Is Interested In Taking Virgin’s Prime Location In Paris



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French newspaper Le Figaro reports (via Business Insider) that Virgin is going to vacate its retail outlet on Champs-Élysées in Paris and Apple is one of the main candidates said to be interesting in occupying the spot. The Virgin store covers nearly 75,000 square feet, with about 50,000 square feet dedicated to the sales floor.


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Saturday, March 3rd, 2012. 0:27

New Intel’s Xeon E5 Chips Arrive Next Week



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According to The Inquirer report, Intel’s Sandy Bridge chips known as Xeon E5 are set to launch next week. The report notes that server chips are in the distribution network for several weeks now.


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Friday, March 2nd, 2012. 16:02

Apple Plans To Release 8 GB iPad 2 Alongside 16 GB And 32 GB iPad 3



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DigiTimes reports that Apple is going to release a new 8 GB iPad 2 alongside the iPad 3 next week, presumably seeking to cut costs to make the model as affordable as possible while differentiating the model from the iPad 3. Apple used similar strategy for the last generations of iPhones, where it has discontinues 16 GB and 32 GB iPhones being updated and introduced an 8 GB iPhone as a low-end option for users.


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Marvel Graphic Novels Comes To iBooks



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Today Marvel Comics announced that comic fans across the globe can now purchase its classic graphic novels via the iBooks app.

The publisher said that with the release of its iconic stories on the free iOS e-book app the company moved into a bold new era in digital comic books. Marvel wrote on its website:


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Apple Is Going To Remove Evi From App Store Due To Similarities With Siri



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TechCrunch reports that True Knowledge, a company behind a popular Siri-like app for iOS devices, received a call from Apple, who informed that the company is going to remove Evi from the App Store due to its similarities with Siri.


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Apple And Five Other Mobile App Distributors Agree To New Privacy Policy Standards



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Today the California Attorney General's office announced that Google, Apple Amazon, Hewlett-Packard, Research In Motion and Microsoft have agreed to meet new requirements in notifying users of app’s privacy policy.


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Thursday, February 23rd, 2012. 13:47

Apple Threatens Proview With Lawsuit For Defamation



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According to Associated Press, Chinese court has decided against Apple in its ongoing dispute with Proview over the trademark rights to the "iPad" in that country, ruling that distributors should cease selling iPad in China. However, the impact of the decision is unclear as it just one of several lawsuits that Proview has filed against Apple seeking to extract $2 billion for these rights.


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Monday, February 20th, 2012. 22:32

Apple Ordered 65 million Retina Displays From Samsung And LG For iPad 3



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According to ChinaTimes report, Apple has ordered 65 million 2048×1536 Retina displays for iPad 3 from Samsung and LG. Reportedly both companies have already begun production. However it is unclear if this number covers orders to Sharp, which is also rumored to be manufacturing displays for coming iPad 3.


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Tuesday, February 14th, 2012. 16:28

Apple Forces Pegatron Into Ceasing Production of ASUS Zenbooks



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According to Digitimes, one of the major Apple’s manufacturing partners Pegatron has ceased production of ASUS’ Zenbooks over pressure from Apple. Digitimes notes that Apple is displeased with similarities in design between MacBook Air and Zenbooks and asked Pegatron to stop production of these notebooks or it will lose orders for manufacturing of iOS devices.


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Tuesday, February 14th, 2012. 2:10

Siri Support for Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, and Russian Languages Coming Next Month



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Tech in Asia reports that Apple is preparing to bring support for Chinese, Japanese and Russian to Siri on the iPhone 4S next month. Chinese support will only include Mandarin, with Cantonese and other dialects being left out for the time being.

The Chinese tech site DoNews claims to have heard from an Apple engineer who’s working on the Chinese-language version of Siri, the clever voice assistant on the iPhone 4S. From this source it claims that Siri will launch in Chinese next month, and is already undergoing internal testing this month. [...]


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Thursday, February 9th, 2012. 15:08

Apple Stands To Benefit From U.S. Government's Push For Digital Textbooks



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The Associated Press reports that U.S. government plans to help schools and textbook publishers shift to digital textbooks during the following five years. As Apple has been in the forefront of digital textbook expansion with the release of iBooks platform, the company is likely to considerably benefit if its iPads become a primary tool in the transition to digital textbooks.


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Friday, February 3rd, 2012. 2:44

More Hints that Apple is Working on an NFC Payment System on the Next iPhone



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Apple has been demonstrating interest in incorporating short-range wireless communication technology Near Field Communication (NFC) into the iPhone for a long time. In March 2011 from the New York Times published the most creditable report, where the newspaper confirmed Apple’s interest in NFC, but was unable to specify when the technology would be incorporated into new iPhone:

According to two people with knowledge of the inner workings of a coming iteration of the Apple iPhone - although not necessarily the next one - a chip made by Qualcomm for the phone's processor will also include near-field communication technology, known as N.F.C. This technology enables short-range wireless communications between the phone and an N.F.C reader, and can be used to make mobile payments. It is unclear which version of an iPhone this technology would be built into.


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Tuesday, January 31st, 2012. 12:10