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The Judge Probably Will Deny Apple’s Request To Ban Amazon’s Usage Of App Store Term





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According to Bloomberg's report, the court will probably deny the Apple’s request to ban Amazon from using App Store term. This term is used by Amazon as the header name of its online store that markets and sells applications working on Google’s Android platform. Apple filed a suit in March this year over potential confusion about App Store term.


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Thursday, June 23rd, 2011. 19:15

Amazon’s Tablet Is Expected In 60 Days. Will It Present Serious Challenge To iPad?



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We’ve heard rumors that Amazon is planning multiple mobile devices and their chief Jeff Bezos teased us to “stay tuned”.

Besides, they cut the Kindle’s price by $60 and made the device open for developers in reaction to original iPad release.

As DigiTimes reports, Amazon is readying to launch the tablet PC powered by Android at some moment from August to September, which is the narrowest time frame of possible release given by the market sources:


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New iPhone is coming this September



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Bloomberg says Apple is planning to release a new faster iPhone this September.

The device will include the A5 processor, the more powerful chip that Apple added to the iPad 2 earlier this year, along with an 8-megapixel camera, up from the 5-megapixel model in the iPhone 4, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the details aren’t public. Apple is also testing a new version of the iPad that has a higher resolution screen, similar to the one now used in the iPhone 4, one of the people said.

Earlier today, another rumor source BGR reported that the new iPhone would be released even earlier, in late August. They have also mentioned that new iPhone 4S or iPhone 5 would feature a radical new design.




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Apple Reduces iPhone 4 Order In Anticipation Of Next-Generation iPhone



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Apple has reduced the iPhone 4 order in expectation of fifth-gen device, confirming the rumors that suggest a new iPhone will release prior to the end of this year.

In spite of a usual peak season for such companies as Apple, in the third quarter Taiwan’s suppliers of printed circuit board have reduced quotes on average by 10% for their order placed by the Apple company, according to industry sources’ leaks to DigiTimes.


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MacBook Airs will make up half of Apple’s labtops in 2011



laptopCNET writes on a comment made by analyst Doug Freedman at Gleacher & Company, who says that it is estimated that 48% of all Apple’s laptops will be of MacBook Air family:

“How big is this opportunity? In the 4-year lifespan of [Apple's] iconic MacBook Air, units sold as a percentage of its total notebook supply was 8 percent in 2008, 9 percent in 2009, and 17 percent in 2010 to an estimated 48 percent in 2011,” he stated.

Advanced Intel Sandy Bridge processors designed for ultraportable laptops (chips can “turbo” or overlock to much higher speeds) were priced today:

Core i7-2637M: 1.7 GHz (turbos to 2.8GHz), 2 cores, 17 watts, 4MB cache, priced at $289

Core i7-2677M: 1.8 GHz (turbos to 2.9GHz), 2 cores 17 watts, 4MB cache, priced at $317

Core i5-2557M: 1.7 GHz (turbos to 2.7GHz), 2 cores 17 watts, 3MB cache, priced at $250

Possibly more important that these chips are based on Intel’s newish fab process that will make power efficiency much higher. But the drawback is that they will utilize Intel’s slower chipset that doesn’t make use of Nvidia’s 3xx series graphics.

New MacBook Airs are expected within a month.




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Tuesday, June 21st, 2011. 17:02

Top Apple and Samsung executives Had a Meeting to Discuss Patent Suit



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This week Reuters reported that the executives of "highest level" for Samsung and Apple had a recent meeting and discussed their legal dispute.

The information was revealed by Apple attorney Harold MacElhinny, who responded on Friday to questioning from Lucy Koh, who is a U.S. Disctrict Judge.

Koh hoped the companies may resolve the case without attracting the court and thus said:

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Sunday, June 19th, 2011. 20:04

Now - New Apple's iPad 2 TV Ad



Apple has released a new TV ad for its iPad 2 entitled "Now". It seems like the off-screen voice belongs to Peter Coyote.

Now, we can watch a newspaper, listen to a magazine, curl up with a movie and see a phone call.
Now, we can take a classroom anywhere, hold an entire bookstore and touch the stars.
Because now, there’s this…




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Sunday, June 19th, 2011. 16:44

Mobile advertisers take a second look on dumbphones



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Here is good news for RIM so regularly criticized by Apple: advertisers of mobile devices didn’t forget about the platform and are currently taking a second look on it, which results in rising of dumb phone advertising, stated an advertising network Millennial Media this Wednesday.

This surprising comeback has expressed in 6 percent grew of mobile ads on RIM devices in May, while "feature phones" make up 17 percent of Feature Phone, Smartphone and Connected Devices mix in May, as estimated by Millennial Media. The key to these surprising figures may be in the BlackBerry Curve and BlackBerry Bold 2 taking a place among top five mobile phones using served ads.

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Thursday, June 16th, 2011. 16:40

New Rumor Confirms Modernized MacBook Air To Appear This Month



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A new report confirmed that the production of renewed MacBook Air notebooks will be started this month by Apple and provided unverified information about the release of high-resolution iPad 3 later this year.

According to Taiwan's Economic Daily report, which was published on Tuesday, new MacBook Air will be shipped to the market in late June and, as Reuters noted, the first shipment will consist of 380.000 units. The report also reveals the total amount of shipments of existing and the new MacBook Air models makes it possible to expect that 460.000 units will be manufactured this month.

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Apple May Become the Largest Smartphone Maker after Samsung



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Japanese market analysis firm Nomura predicts Samsung will soon become the largest smartphone maker in the world instead of Nokia.

Yesterday Reuters reported on that prediction and added that Apple may also move past Nokia and leave the latter in third place.

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Tuesday, June 14th, 2011. 10:48

Foxconn Lost Revenues Because Of iPad Factory Explosion



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As you remember, last month an explosion at Foxconn plant in Chengdu, China, took life of three people and at least fifteen were injured. But the consequences of the tragedy affected not only people, but also Foxconn's profits. Here is what DigiTimes reported today:

Foxconn (Hon Hai Precision Industry) had non-consolidated revenues of NT$200.561 billion (US$6.95 billion) for May dropping 2.14 percent on month due to the impact of an explosion at its plant in Chengdu City, western China, according to the company.

The iPad plant went on fire on May 20 after the ignition of flammable aluminum dust. The production on the facility was resumed ten days ago. Previously we also reported SACOM warned Foxconn that its plant is Chengdu is dangerously explosive because of low damage control mode.




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Monday, June 13th, 2011. 15:56

HTC May Become Top US Smartphone Maker Instead of Apple



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DigiTimes sources revealed this week that HTC may challenge Apple's position of the top U.S. smartphone maker.

Here's the deal: HTC has smartphones available on all four U.S. carriers, while Apple partners only with AT&T and Verizon. The HTC Thunderbolt is reported as the second most popular smartphone on Verizon's network, while Apple's iPhone is the first one. The best-selling Android smartphone on AT&T is also of HTC (The Inspire 4G).

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Saturday, June 11th, 2011. 16:52

iOS 5 is already jailbroken



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MuscleNerd has announced in Twitter that iOS 5 has been successfully jailbroken using old good LimeRa1n exploit. Cydia and SSH is working without any problems.

iOS5 jailbroken on ipt4g: http://is.gd/7GxIcK http://is.gd/BwPvfh via limera1n + tethered boot..not too many surprises :)

Cydia works fine too from quick testing (I installed SSH) http://is.gd/oADWEo

It is currently tethered, that means jailbreak is gone after reboot. Hopefully i0n1c will be able to port his untether to iOS 5. Anyway great news for all jailbreakers!


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Wednesday, June 8th, 2011. 0:09

iOS 5 Summary



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Apple yesterday, at WWDC, announced iOS 5 for the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. The new major changes include a completely revamped notifications system, over-the-air software updates and activation for new devices, and iTunes library syncing over Wi-Fi.

  • The new Notification Center will aggregate all notifications that will appear at the top of the screen and will be less obtrusive overall.
  • iOS 5 will be "PC free" , so a new device and iOS updates can be activated over the air.
  • Tunes library can be also synchronized wirelessly via Wi-Fi.
  • AirPlay Mirroring will also be possible to wirelessly mirror an iPad's display to a television connected to an AppleTV.
  • Twitter will be integrated into iOS and Contacts can be updated automatically.


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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