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Apple Shipped 16.6% Of Global Smartphones In Q3 2012





Today Strategic Analytics published its latest report revealing that global smartphone shipments increased to 162 million in the third quarter of 2012. Executive director at Strategy Analytics Neil Mawston said:


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Friday, October 26th, 2012. 21:40

13-inch MacBook Pro Teardown Revealed Minor Changes in Accessibility



iFixit has already torn down the new 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro, saying that there are several improvement in accessibility compared to the 15-inch model.

One of the interesting changes is a battery layout with space underneath the trackpad being free of battery cells. Instead of battery cells in that area, Apple has opted to mount the flash storage, thus allowing access to the trackpad if it needs to be replaced.


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Thursday, October 25th, 2012. 19:19

Phil Schiller Defends Pricing On iPad Mini



With the iPad mini’s pricing starting at $329, some people were disappointed that Apple was unable or unwilling to release the tablet at approximately $249. With rival 7-inch tablets selling at about $199, some observers believe that Apple left too big pricing gap for potential tablet buyers.


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Wednesday, October 24th, 2012. 21:43

'iPad Mini' Pricing to Begin at Approximately $329



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9to5Mac offered their suggestions related to the entry price point for Apple’s upcoming smaller iPad set to be released October 23rd. The entry price will be reportedly between the base model of the new, fifth-generation iPod touch ($299) and the currently shipping WiFi-only 16GB iPad 2 ($399). So, the base model of the smaller iPad will likely be priced at a minimum of $329 in the United States. A starting price of $329 makes sense. The new iPod touch will continue to be cheaper than Apple’s new tablet, while the smaller iPad’s pricing will also be nicely spaced under and between the new full-sized iPads.


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Monday, October 22nd, 2012. 14:38

Pricing of 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro Will Start At Roughly $1699



macbook_pro_13_2012_pricing9to5Mac reports that it received pricing information on the forthcoming 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro. According to its sources, the entry-level MacBook Pro will cost approximately $1699, $500 more than the corresponding model without Retina display. The report said:


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Saturday, October 20th, 2012. 0:55

Microsoft Office For Mac 2011 Now Supports MacBook Pro Retina Display



Today Microsoft released an updated version of its Office for Mac 2011 that adds support for the Retina display used in the new MacBook Pro.

“We’re happy to announce that Office for Mac 2011 (version 14.2.4) now supports Retina display for Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Text everywhere is incredibly crisp and all key areas of the interface are now sharper than ever”.


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Thursday, September 20th, 2012. 0:35

Jony Ive explains design process of Apple’s new EarPods



Apple officially unveiled its new redesigned headphones called “EarPods” at the yesterday’s media event. The company explained that the EarPods are three years in the making and posted a video featuring Jony Ive explaining the process of creating the new earbuds.


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Thursday, September 13th, 2012. 15:50

Apple's Yerba Buena Decoration Shows Stretched iOS Icons



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Yesterday Apple finished decorating the front facade of the Yerba Buena center in preparation for the media event set for September 12th. The company is expected to introduce their much rumored next-generation iPhone. But this time the front decoration of the Center seems to show no obvious clues as to Apple’s announcements.


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Monday, September 10th, 2012. 23:27

iPhone 5 To Launch At The Same Prices As iPhone 4S



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According to 9to5Mac, Apple will introduce six versions of the iPhone 5 with code names "N42" at its media event on 12th September. The source indicates that Apple will launch white and black models at the same $199/$299/$399 prices carried by the iPhone 4S. This means that the iPhone 5’s configurations will probably remain at the same 16GB/32GB/ 64GB capacities that are available for iPhone 4S. The report said:

“Here is the part codes matrix for the new iPhone launch from a source at a well-known U.S. retail chain: N42A-USA -$199, N42B-USA-$199, N42A-USA-$299, N42B-USA-$299, N42A-USA-$399, N42B-USA-$399. A + B signify black and white”.

It is expected that Apple will accompany the iPhone launch with a number of accessories, and pre-orders will reportedly begin “soon after” iPhone 5 introduction.




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Friday, September 7th, 2012. 20:06

Apple Will Discontinue iPhone 3GS And Introduce 8GB iPhone 4S



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According to a report from The Telegraph, Apple will likely discontinue the iPhone 3GS once it introduces the new iPhone at next week’s media event. The report also said that Apple will likely introduce an 8 GB iPhone 4S with a middle price point as it did with the iPhone 4 last year.

“The new update will mean that the 8GB version of the iPhone 4 will be the entry-level iPhone, probably given away free on £20 per month contracts, as the 3GS is currently”.

The Telegraph also notes that iPhone 5 will come in three different capacities, probably the same 64 GB/32 GB/16 GB line seen with the iPhone 4S.

Moving the iPhone 4 into the position that is currently occupied by the iPhone 3GS would allow more carriers to offer a free iPhone, because the iPhone 4 is sold in both CDMA and GSM versions while the iPhone 3GS is only offered in GSM version.

The iPhone 3GS would probably be most missed by customers who want to buy contract-free smartphones. Currently Apple sells contract-free, unlocked iPhone 3GS for $375 in the U.S. and at higher prices in other countries such as $455 in China. If the company elected to continue selling the device along with its three other iPhone models, it would have to cut the price even further.




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Closeup Photos Show Clear Difference in Thickness Between iPhone 5 and 4S



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Repair firm iResQ has posted side-by-side comparison shots of the purported next-generation iPhone and the iPhone 4S. The photo shows that the iPhone 5 is indeed substantially thinner than the iPhone 4S. Apple's move toward thinner body components and a thinner distribution of internal components enabled by the larger surface area due to the 4-inch screen of the iPhone 5 have allowed the company to substantially shrink the device's overall thickness.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Thursday, September 6th, 2012. 14:25

Delays In Components Forced Apple Into A Tight Product Release Schedule



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Analyst from KGI Securities Ming-Chi Kuo has published a new research sharing his expectations on Apple’s product releases for the 2012. He notes that delays in some components have forced the company in a tight timeline which may impact product sales in the short term. These delays have affected several Apple’s products, including the updated iMac and rumored iPad mini.


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Saturday, September 1st, 2012. 0:59

Displays for 13-Inch Retina MacBook Pro Now in Production



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Citing upstream supply chain sources, NPD DisplaySearch analyst Richard Shim claims that a high-resolution display bound for a rumored 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display is now in production. The production timeline could point to a fall debut for the rumored 13-inch Retina display-packing MacBook Pro.


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Tuesday, August 28th, 2012. 16:14

Apple Hits New Highs as Tim Cook Celebrates One Year as CEO



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On August 24 one year ago Steve Jobs stepped down from the Apple’s CEO post which he held for more a decade and Tim Cook took over the company’s management. After the announcement, Apple's stock dropped more than 5% in after hours to $351.

But now Apple is the most valuable publicly-traded company in the world. Its current share price is $668, gaining more than 75% year-over-year. With Cook in charge, Apple released the iPhone 4S, the new iPad, the Retina MacBook Pro, Mountain Lion and previewed the next version of iOS.


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Saturday, August 25th, 2012. 14:44

Apple may launch next-gen iPhone, 'iPad mini' at two separate media events



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Jim Dalrymple, the well-known Apple journalist, reported in his blog on Thursday that Apple may be preparing to debut a next-gen iPhone and 'iPad mini' at two separate media events. Apple is widely expected to debut the sixth-generation iPhone at a special event on September 12, at which time pre-orders are said to begin. Further rumors point to a U.S. rollout starting September 21. Almost nothing is known of the iPad mini. Different report suggests that the smaller iPad will debut at either the same iPhone event or at a later date.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Friday, August 24th, 2012. 22:58