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Apple television with 'iRing' accessory to launch this year





After meeting with Apple's suppliers in China, one analyst believes that Apple will release a TV with a new accessory that allows a user to control a TV using finger gestures.

 


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Thursday, April 4th, 2013. 20:49

Apple’s Spaceship Campus Is Roughly $2 Billion Over Budget.



Bloomberg Businessweek today published a lengthy report about Apple’s forthcoming "spaceship" campus, noting that the project is currently about $2 billion over budget and one year behind schedule.


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Written by maxim

Thursday, April 4th, 2013. 19:53

Apple Will Begin Production Of Its Next iPhone In The Second Quarter



According to a report from The Wall Street Journal, Apple will begin production of its next iPhone that is similar in size and shape to the current model during the second quarter, setting the stage for a possible launch this summer.


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Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013. 1:14

Apple Has Shifted Orders For A7 Chips To TSMC?



As Taiwan’s Economic Daily News reports, "high-ranking officials" at Samsung has revealed that the company has not yet received orders for an A7 chip that is expected to be used in the iPhone 6. The fact is reportedly causing speculation at Samsung that Apple has decided to shift its orders for the A7 processor to Taiwan Semiconductor Company (TSMC).


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Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013. 22:08

AT&T will support 'HD Voice' feature



All Things D reported that AT&T announced the implementation of broadband audio or "HD voice" in the iPhone 5.

 


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013. 21:06

Apple’s Trademark Application For 'iPad Mini' Initially Denied



  "iPad mini" trademark specimen

Patently Apple reported over the weekend that Apple's trademark application for the "iPad mini" term was refused by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, but The Verge Nilay Patel noted that the refusal was just a first office action.

The examiner’s major objection to the application is that the term is descriptive and doesn't create a unique trade mark that should be protected. The examiner said that all parts of the term ( namely, "i", "Pad", and "mini" elements) are not unique to this product.


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Monday, April 1st, 2013. 21:28

Samsung is to open its stores in Best Buy



Apple has long been a partner of Best Buy at special departments "Apple Shop" in many retail stores of electronics, but a new report from Geek.com indicates that Apple shops will soon joined by similar Samsung stores, along with the upcoming Galaxy S4 that serves as an incentive for the first phase of shops rollouts.

 


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Saturday, March 30th, 2013. 22:25

Apple has been hit with $530,000 lawsuit in China



M.I.C Gadget reports that a new lawsuit at Apple were filed by the Shanghai Animation Film Studio. Apple allegedly permitted the sale of films without the consent of the Studio. Given that Apple does not directly sell the audio or video content through the iTunes Store in China, it seems that the problem is with movies provided through third-party applications in the App Store.

 


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Saturday, March 30th, 2013. 22:23

Apple Working On Its Own iOS Game Controller?



Two iCade Game Controllers

As Pocketgamer reports, this week Apple spoke with developers at the Game Developers Conference about providing support for an official iOS game controller. Last year Apple was rumored to have a game controller in the pipeline for iOS devices, but no such product has yet been released. The report notes:


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Written by maxim

Saturday, March 30th, 2013. 1:16

P0sixninja Finds Exploits Needed for New iOS 6.1.3 Untethered Jailbreak



P0sixninja says that he has found the exploits necessary to release a new jailbreak. He does not mention it, but it looks like this jailbreak will be for the latest iOS 6.1.3. In the past the hacker contributed to various jailbreak releases in the past including: GreenPois0n, Cdev Reporter, Absinthe, etc.

Well, so far it looks like the next jailbreak might be created entirely by me.


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Facebook Is Likely To Debut Its Own Android-Smartphone On April 4



Today Facebook invited members of the press to an event related to Android on April 4, and TechCrunch notes that Facebook will likely debut its long-rumored smartphone at the event. According to previous reports, the handset would be an HTC smartphone based on Facebook-modified version of Android OS.


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Friday, March 29th, 2013. 13:36

Apple is to cut iPad mini shipments in Q2 2013



DigiTimes reports that according to an industry source, Apple intends to cut iPad mini in the second quarter of 2013. The cut is reportedly a 20% reduction for April.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Thursday, March 28th, 2013. 21:02

Apple Is Facing Patent Infringement Lawsuit Over Siri In China



 iOS version of Xiaoi (center and right) and Android version of Xiaoi (left)

As Shanghai Daily reports, Apple is facing a suit in China from a local company claiming that Siri infringes on its patent rights. The court in Shanghai will hold a pre-hearing today where Apple and the plaintiff, Shanghai Zhi Zhen, should exchange evidence. The report notes:


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Wednesday, March 27th, 2013. 21:27

Apple Plans To Triple Its Reseller Network In India By 2015



According to a report from The Economic Times, Apple plans to triple the size of its reseller network to 200 stores in India by 2015. Reportedly, Apple's vice-president (sales) for India, Europe, Middle-East and Africa Hugeues Asseman discussed some of these plans with key franchisee owners and trade partners during his visit to Mumbai last month. The report notes:


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Tuesday, March 26th, 2013. 22:34

Apple Bought Indoor Location Firm WifiSLAM For $20 Mllion



 

As The Wall Street Journal reports, Apple has acquired indoor location positioning company WifiSLAM for around $20 million. Apple has confirmed the acquisition deal, but declined to share any details on its plans for the company. The report said:


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Written by maxim

Monday, March 25th, 2013. 21:54