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iPhone 5S Will Include NFC Functionality And Fingerprint Sensor





China Times reports that Taiwanese chip company Chipbond has been chosen to supply a number of iPhone 5S’ components, including chips to support near field communication (NFC) functionality, fingerprint sensors and touch display drivers. According to the report, Apple will use the fingerprint sensor capabilities to improve the security of NFC-based features such as mobile payments.


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Monday, March 11th, 2013. 22:37

Apple's iWatch isn't the next revolution



Bloomberg reports that Swatch CEO Nick Hayek does not believe that potential iWatch could replace the iPhone. At a press conference in Grenchen, Switzerland, Hayek hinted that a smart watch from Apple will fail due to the small size of the display.

 


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Saturday, March 9th, 2013. 14:35

Apple Offering Half of Royalty Rate Paid By Pandora For Streaming Music Service



According to The New York Times, Apple is going to undercut its future competitors in respect of royalty rates for its upcoming streaming music service, offering a rate that is just half as large as the rate paid by Pandora despite speculations that Apple is planning to offer more flexibility than allowed by the Pandora’s license. The report said:


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Friday, March 8th, 2013. 0:16

Intel And Apple Discussed Deal For Production Of iPad And iPhone Chips



According to Reuters, Intel is likely to move into contract manufacturing business, which suggests that Apple could become its future customer with chips for the iPad and iPhone, thus reducing its reliance on Samsung as a supplier. Reportedly, last year Intel and Apple executives discussed the issue, but no agreement has been concluded.


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Thursday, March 7th, 2013. 21:27

Samsung takes 3% stake in Sharp screen production




The Wall Street Journal reports that Samsung has paid $112 million for a 3% stakes of Sharp's LCD screens, which is a key supplier of LCD screens for Samsung and Apple.

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Wednesday, March 6th, 2013. 20:09

Apple is to develop 2TB solid state drives for next Mac Pro model



According to an unconfirmed report from the Bright Side of News, Apple is developing a two terabyte solid state drive for incorporation into the next Mac Pro.

 


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Tuesday, March 5th, 2013. 20:04

Apple’s ‘iWatch’ Could Launch As Early As This Year



According to Bloomberg's report, Apple’s rumored smartwatch could launch this year.

Bloomberg claims citing a person familiar with Apple’s plans that features under considerations for the device include allowing users to make calls, check map coordinates and see the identity of incoming callers. The device could also include sensors for monitoring health data, such as heart rate, and a pedometer for counting steps.


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Monday, March 4th, 2013. 21:36

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Apple refund charges spended by british boy



A five-year-old boy from the UK accidentally made a purchase in the amount of £ 1700 ($2550) in just 15 minutes. This was happened after he asked his father to enter the password for the free download, reports BBC (via Gizmodo).

 


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Saturday, March 2nd, 2013. 11:12

Analyst Says Cheaper iPhone and iPhone 5S Will Launch in August/September



Taiwan's Commercial Times points to a research note issed by an analyst Kirk Yang from Barclays claiming that Apple is planning to launch a lower-cost iPhone and an iPhone 5S in the August/September timeframe.


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Friday, March 1st, 2013. 22:20

Devices With 'Willow Glass' Displays Unlikely To Appear During Next Three Years



Earlier this month The New York Times said that Apple is working on a smart watch with curved display that could make use of Corning’s flexible Willow Glass. Today Bloomberg reported that Corning believes it will likely take at least three years before devices with bendable Willow Glass displays can hit the market.


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Friday, March 1st, 2013. 1:43

Pandora limits time of free listening



Streaming music service Pandora will limit the time for listeners to 40 hours of free listening per month, the company announced in a blog post. This decision was taken as a result of the increasing of license fees, which the company must pay to record companies.

 


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Thursday, February 28th, 2013. 20:16

Major League Baseball Is Expanding Support For Passbook App



According to a report from GigaOM, Major League Baseball is expanding support for mobile ticketing via Apple’s Passbook app, announcing that this season mobile tickets will be accepted at 13 stadiums, up from four last season.


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Wednesday, February 27th, 2013. 22:39

Apple plans to sell more iPhones in India



The Wall Street Journal reports on recent Apple’s operations to increase sales in India, one of the fastest growing markets in the world. The company recently launched iTunes and Apple TV there. There also were rumors that Apple was planning to open retail stores in India.

 


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Wednesday, February 27th, 2013. 19:43

France Telecom CEO shared his point of view about Apple



AllThingsD reports that CEO of France Telecom-Orange, Stephane Richard at an event with journalists said that Apple had become "more flexible" beginning "to focus more on everyone else" and has become "less arrogant than in the past.

 


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Wednesday, February 27th, 2013. 19:42

Apple offers iTunes credits and refunds to parents



Apple has settled a lawsuit, filed in 2011 after children have spent hundreds of dollars on the purchase of so-called minimum-free games.

 


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Wednesday, February 27th, 2013. 19:40