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Apple Fights Scalpers With New System For iPhone Reservations In Hong Kong





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Apple has set up an interesting system to combat scalpers who marred a recent launch of iPhone 4S in Mainland China. A newly created page on Apple online store in Hong Kong has a kind of a lottery system for iPhone reservations that seems to target scalpers using bots for snapping up all the iPhones. Instead of reserving their devices on a first-come-first-served basis, buyers are currently required to supply full details, including government-issued photo ID card matching the ID number and the name.


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Written by maxim

Monday, January 30th, 2012. 21:52

27 German Publishers Will Launch Their Own Open Textbook Platform



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Following Apple’s move into education sphere with the introduction of the new “iBooks Author” and “iBooks 2.0” platform, new reports say that 27 textbook publishers in Germany will join together to combat Apple with their own digital textbook platform. The platform will be released in time for the beginning of the next school year.


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Apple Is Looking To Open R&D Center In Haifa, Israel



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Following Apple’s acquisition of Israeli flash memory company Anobit, an Israeli business newspaper Calcalist reports that Apple wants to open a research center near Haifa city by the end of February. Reportedly the facility is located at the south of the Haifa city, in the neighborhood of Microsoft, Philips and Intel, who also have research centers there.


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Wednesday, January 25th, 2012. 21:03

New iPad 2 and iPhone 4S Jailbreak Tool is Called Absinthe



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Pod2g has revealed that the new iPhone 4S and iPad 2 jailbreak tool developed by the Chronic Dev Team is called Absinthe.

A tool named Absinthe and developed by the Chronic Dev Team will install the untether on your device. Also the iPhone Dev Team will release a CLI (command line) tool to help diagnose issues and repair things if it goes wrong.

This is a little scary I know, but the chance you break something is really small, since we made lots of tests to verify the process on different devices. But it is the first time we use the backup / restore functions of iTunes to install software, and there are maybe things we are not aware of.

For more detailed information ahead of the jailbreak please read the information from iPhone Dev-Team.




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Jailbreak for iPad 2 and iPhone 4S: latest news, updates and FAQ



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The iPhone 4S and iPad 2 jailbreak utilities are undergoing testing and polishing before the public release. According to 'Dream Team' member planetbeing:

We're testing & fixing problems with the jb app (that @pimskeks finished the majority of at incredible speed). Still needs to be polished.

P0sixninja also tweeted it should not be much longer before the jailbreak gets released.

not much longer now

We hope to see the utilities soon, because more than a week ago there were tweetes that jailbreak should have been ready in few days.

iPhone Dev Team has posted a blog entry about upcoming public release. If you have iPad 2 or iPhone 4S go ahead and read it:


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Case Makers Begin Producing Cases For iPad 3 To Fit Slightly Thicker Design



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Although last year most case manufacturers missed the mark by producing cases for a wider, thinner, “teardrop”, and taller iPhone 5, historically they have given accurate insight into Apple’s future plans for hardware products. Case leaks have emerged yearly and this year is no exception. Case producers have begun to make and ship cases for the expected third-generation iPad.


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Apple's Suppliers Will Ship Panels Both For iPad 2 And iPad 3 In 2012



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DigiTimes reports, citing its sources, that Apple has decreased shipments of iPad 2 displays from 16 million panels in the third quarter to 10 million panels in the fourth quarter of 2011 and to 7-8 million panels in the first quarter of this year. This means that by the end of this year the production of Retina displays for iPads 3 with resolution of 2048x1536 pixels will surpass that of panels for iPads 2.


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IDG: 91% Of IT And Business Professionals Use Their iPads At Work



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Research firm IDG published a new survey showing that iPad is very popular tool among business and IT professionals. According to the global survey, which is available for download, 91% of respondents "always" or "sometimes" use the iPad at work. Consumers and professionals both use the iPad for media consumption, and in the case of pros is chiefly work-related and text-based.


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Tuesday, January 17th, 2012. 3:32

Apple Is Planning To Construct New Retail Stores In Switzerland And France



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As French magazine AixEnProvence.fr reports (via ifoAppleStore), Apple plans to build a new store in Aix-en-Provence in France. According to the renderings, a one-store building will be relatively small one compared to other Apple stores and will be constructed on a broad stone plaza. Apart from the tan-colored rear wall, the store will be entirily encompassed with transparent glass. A second rendering depicts the store with a fountain that is similar to the the Fifth Avenue plaza fountain in New York. Reports note that the new location could be open in the end of 2012 or in early 2013.


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Monday, January 16th, 2012. 22:11

Apple Wants To Lease 700,000-800,000 Square Feet Of New Space In Sunnyvale



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While Apple is moving forward on plans for its 2.8 million square feet campus in Cupertino, its interim space needs continue to grow, although the company leased 373,000 square feet space in Cupertion half a year ago and soon aftter expanded its presence in New York City to over 50,000 square feet.


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Friday, January 13th, 2012. 16:28

iOS Accessories At CES 2012: Wireless HDMI, Multi-docks, iNotebook, Kiosk



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There are tons of accessories showed off at CES 2012, many of which were designed for iOS devices. Among the most interesting are multi-docs which offer various ways of charging several iOS devices simultaneously.


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Thursday, January 12th, 2012. 21:29

Reportedly Foxconn And Pegatron Begin Assembly Of iPad 3 For Early-March Launch



Japanese blog Macotakara reports that Apple’s contract manufacturers Pegatron Technology and Foxconn Electronics was commisioned to begin assembly of next iPads for a launch in early March.


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Apple confirms purchase of flash memory company Anobit



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Apple’s spokesman Steve Dowling confirmed on Tuesday that the company recently purchased Anobit Technologies, an Israel-based flash memory component maker, though it declined to reveal the cost of the deal. “Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans,” Steve Dowling added. As far as we remember Apple planned to spend for acquisition of the company as much as $500 million. According to a Hebrew-language newspaper, the deal was finalized in December.

Apple already uses Anobit parts in its iOS devices and the MacBook Air, and the firm's proprietary "Memory Signal Processing" (MSP) technology reportedly attracted the Cupertino, Calif., company's interest. Anobit claims MSP can improve the reliability, performance, efficiency and endurance of flash memory.


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Wednesday, January 11th, 2012. 16:39

Saurik makes contribution towards iPad 2 and iPhone 4S untethered jailbreak



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It looks like iPad 2 and iPhone 4S untethered jailbreak will truly be a team effort. Recently another hacker Saurik joined the team and made "some major contributions" yesterday.

Last week Pod2g announced that Planetbeing, MuscleNerd, and P0sixninja joined his effort to release an untethered iOS 5.0.1 jailbreak of the iPhone 4S and iPad 2 (A5 CPU devices).

Today, MuscleNerd noted that the team has received some major contributions from saurik:


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Samsung denied iPhone ban in Italy



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Italian news agency ANSA published on Thursday a report where it revealed that an the Milan-based Italian first-instance court for patent cases has denied Samsung's request for a preliminary injunction against the iPhone 4S, making it the third time the South Korean electronics maker has failed to obtain a ban on Apple's newest handset in Europe.

The Italian court's rejection marks the third straight loss for Samsung in its effort to curb Apple handset sales in Europe, and follows similar decisions by France's Tribunal de Grande Instance de Paris in December 2011 and Dutch court Rechtbank's-Gravenhage's ruling in October.

Both companies are embroiled in a worldwide patent war, though thus far only Apple has seen success in its injunction requests and won bans against Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Germany, Australia and the Netherlands.

However, Apple is only slightly ahead of Samsung. The Cupertino Company will have to pay Samsung a significant amount in damages if courts in those states find that the preliminary injunctions were improperly granted. As you may remember, the patent war erupted when Apple filed a suit against Samsung in April 2011, alleging that the South Korean company blatantly copied the look and feel of the iPhone and iPad. The war now spans over 10 countries across four continents.




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