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Apple Cut Prices For Touch Panels By Nearly 50 Percent





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As DigiTimes reports, despite Apple’s orders for touch panels from iPhone and iPad 2 have considerably grown for the third quarter, the company is said to place orders at about half the price of previous orders. This initiative could mean that Apple either attempting to lower BOM thus increasing margins at the expense of manufacturers, or the company is preparing for cutting prices ahead of new devices releases. The reports wrote:


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Thursday, August 18th, 2011. 19:21

Lawsuit Regarding Location Data Collection Filed Against Apple in South Korea



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Last month it was reported that a South Korean court ordered Apple to pay out compensation of one million won (about $946 at that time) to an iPhone user in a legal argument regarding collection of location data. Then it became known that the plaintiff’s lawyers were preparing to file a class-action lawsuit to obtain compensations for other user who claimed to have been harmed by the Apple’s collection.


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Wednesday, August 17th, 2011. 22:42

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Non-iPad Tablet Makers Will Cut Prices Twice This Year



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DigiTimes reports citing a source that sales of iPad rivals turned out to be lower than it was expected, and the demand for them from retail companies continues to drop sharply, so manufacturers of non-Apple tablets will have to cut prices for their devices as early as late September. According to the source, this is the only way for them to sell numerous devices in warehouses and minimize their losses.


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iPad 3 Won’t Be Released This Year Due To Retina Display Issues



iPad 3According to many rumors regarding Apple’s next-generation tablet, the iPad release was planned for later this year, and its first shipment had to be limited. However, as DigiTimes reports, citing Apple’s component suppliers, the company has canceled all orders for this year’s iPad 3 production, which means that iPad 3 won’t be put on sale until 2012.


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Tuesday, August 16th, 2011. 12:58

Investors Want Nintendo To Develop Titles for iOS Devices



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According to Bloomberg’s report, Nintendo’s investors are urging the company to produce titles for iOS devices. Alternatively, Tokyo-based Stats Investment Management Co considers that Nintendo should try to either develop something absolutely new or buy its way into smartphone market. Bloomberg wrote:


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iPhone 5 is very expected by resellers



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Since the release of iPhone 4 numerous reports have revealed its major success among consumers. Taking that into consideration it is easy to assume that many people will soon be selling their smartphones to save money on iPhone 5. According to GigaOm, many resellers are aware of that fact and has already started to prepare for the release of the next-gen Apple’s smartphone.

The same thing happened last year, shortly after the iPhone 4 release. For instance, one of Apple resellers Gazelle announced that it had over 10 000 old iPhones to sell.

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Apple Turns To Samsung For Manufacturing iPad 2 Display Panel



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According to DigiTimes report, Apple has turned to suppliers other than LG Display (specifically Chimei Innolux and Samsung) because of some issues with 9.7-inch panel produced by LGD for the iPad 2. Apparently LG Display has failed to meet Apple’s July orders for around 1 million units and also it hasn’t fulfilled requirements in impact tests, during which backlight units of iPads 2 failed. Reportedly Apple has suspended its orders for new displays with LG, which until now has been the largest manufacturer of display panels for iPad 2.


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Wednesday, August 10th, 2011. 21:38

Thinner 8MP Camera For Smartphones Was Announced By Omnivision



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Omnivision Technologies, longtime supplier of camera sensors for iOS devices, has presented a new 8MP sensor that is claimed to be 20 percent thinner than any 8MP module produced for commercial use.


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Rumours: iPhone 5 Will Launch In Russia In November



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Bloomberg, pointing to RBC Daily’s report, wrote that iPhone 5 will be put on Russian market this November, “almost immediately” after it will launch in the US. The report in Russian newspaper is based on information from unnamed device retailers.


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Monday, August 8th, 2011. 16:17

iPad Is Taking Console’s Share On The Gaming Market



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It is well known that iPad is a fine gaming device. And it looks like Apple is going to improve iPad’s entertainment capabilities as it is a new trend nowadays. Some well-known publishers pay most attention to gaming aspect of the iPad as consumers gradually lose interest in gaming on traditional consoles. Console’s long upgrade cycle, expensive software and hardware for them and allure of touch gaming devices are main contributing factors to the decline of the console business.  Recently The Electronic Arts CEO John Riccitiello said IndustryGamers:


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BBC iPlayer Launched In 11 European Countries, Soon In US



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As Guardian reports, BBC iPlayer will be released in eleven European countries, and later this year it will become available in the United States, Canada and Australia. The global iPlayer service is available via iPad app in Austria, France, Germany, Belgium, Ireland, Portugal, Luxemburg, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Spain.


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Apple Considering Using Solar Panels In Its Future Devices



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As DigiTimes reports, now Apple as well as other companies like Samsung, is exploring the possibility of using solar panels in its future products. Reportedly Apple is even considering adding Taiwan-based solar panel makers in its supply chain. This fact means that the company is not only exploring this technology but is already planning who exactly will manufacture these panels.


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Thursday, July 28th, 2011. 12:19

Apple Is Willing To Adopt Cheaper IC Solutions For iPad 3



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Taiwanese trade publication DigiTimes published yesterday an interesting report. The publication names possible suppliers of integrated circuits for iPad 3. They are Capella Microsystems (ambient light sensors), Richtek Technology (integrated power management), Novatek Microelectronics (LCD driver) and Integrated Memory Logic (programmable gamma/Vcom buffer solutions).


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Thursday, July 28th, 2011. 12:15

Amazon Removed External Links From Its Kindle App



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This week Amazon updated its Kindle app for iOS in order to meet Apple’s in-app purchase terms and keep its place in the App Store. Apart from removing links to the Kindle Store, new update introduced about 100 newspaper and magazine subscriptions for iOS.


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Amazon Tablet Will Recognize Only Two Fingers At Once



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It was reported that a rumored Android-powered Amazon tablet will  be released by September. The main known fact is that Amazon tablet will incorporate a low-cost touch panel that is capable to recognize two fingers at the same time instead of ten fingers capability found in top-grade tablets like the iPad.


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