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Apple May Shift iMac Production from Quanta to Pegatron





According to the latest rumors, Apple is going to change its main iMac supplier. Digitimes reports, that the company from Cupertino is currently thinking about shifting its iMac and probably MacBook Air and MacBook Pro production from Quanta to Pegatron. So far the latter one has been working mostly on iPhones and iPads.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013. 12:53

UniMicron and Foxconn Dump Toxic Waste into Rivers?



Apple suppliers - UniMicron and Foxconn - are accused of dumping toxic waste into nearby rivers, The Wall Street Journal reports. Taking into account numerous accusations and suspicions of local environmental groups, Chinese government decided to begin the investigation of the incident.


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Monday, August 5th, 2013. 18:55

Bob Mansfield will be developing new products for Apple



It was reported earlier this week that Apple executive Bob Mansfield has given up his management duties at Apple. He is rumored to have focused on 'special projects', concerning development of new products for Cupertino company. So his responsibilities will be taken over by other executives.

Dan Riccio will be responsible for Apple's antenna design team. Moreover, he will still lead the department of  Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod engineering. Dan Riccio was promoted to lead Apple's hardware engineering teams when Bob Mansfield first retired last year.

Jeff Williams will acquire the job of managing Apple's special projects engineering teams. He is the Senior Vice President for Operations and has bee working with Tim Cook for years now.  Though it is Mansfield who will focus on Apple's newest and most innovative designs. Thus he will not be distracted with management issues any longer.


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Written by Lizzen

Monday, August 5th, 2013. 17:20

Apple Revises iTunes Policy to Allow Educational Accounts for Children Under 13



You know that the company from Cupertino previously restricted iTunes accounts to children aged 13 or older. However, things have changed and Apple has revised its policy.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Sunday, August 4th, 2013. 16:25

iOS 7 Malicious Charger Exploit Patched



Earlier this year - in June - a new iOS flaw was discovered that theoretically made it possible to hack your device with the help of a malicious USB charger. A group of developers, who were the first to find this breach, has successfully installed malware on a non-jailbroken iPad and iPhone to prove their theory.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Thursday, August 1st, 2013. 17:15

Will iPad mini lack Retina displays?



It is rumored that Apple is testing a new iPad Mini with an A6 processor but without a Retina display. It is proved by a hidden file that lists all supported iOS 7 devices.

According to this information, Apple will be launching three new iPad mini models: iPad “2,8,” iPad “2,9,” and iPad “2,10.” The devices ill be called J75, J76, and J77 respectively. One of the three models will support only WiFi connection, while two others will be cellular-compatible. (just like the current iPad minis). The internal nomenclature for these iPads follows the current iPad minis, which are iPad “2,5,” iPad “2,6,” and iPad “2,7.”

The new iPad minis will boast a s5l8950x processor. It has the same A6 chip as current iPhone 5. It is a shame that the coming iPads minis will lack "@2x" hooks to higher resolution images. Thus it may be assumed that they will not have a Retina display.


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Written by Lizzen

Thursday, August 1st, 2013. 1:30

New iMessage Spam Reporting Tool



Among the latest updates and improvements for iOS 7 and older iOS versions, there’s one connected with iMessage app. Now any user can report an unwanted message or SPAM to Apple.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013. 17:57

Foxconn is emplying staff for Low-Cost iPhone and iPhone 5S



It is reported that Foxconn is employing staff to produce the requested amount of Apple's next generation iPhone (iPhone 5S) and the low cost budget iPhone (iPhone 5C).

Hon Hai Group, or Foxconn, is about to employ around 90,000 workers to improve the  productivity of its Shenzhen facility. Before the plant reached 210,000 workers, with a peak of 300,000.

The additional employees will help with orders for Apple's iPhone 5S, the one boasting the rumored finger print scanner, upgraded processor, improved camera and more. The low cost iPhone is speculated to be the iPhone 5C will feature a plastic shell in multiple colors with comparable specs to the current iPhone 5.

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Written by Lizzen

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013. 23:54

Tim Cook is meeting China Telecom executives



According to ifeng.com, Apple CEO Tim Cook was seen in China having a meeting with executives from China Telecom. It also reports that Apple's CEO is to meet with representatives of China Unicom and China Mobile. It was a secret meeting with senior leadership, so the content of the meeting can only be speculated about.

It is believed that during the previous meetings the mostly discussed topic, whereas during this one the leaders are likely to have talked about co-generation iPhone and sales. Some people think that these negotiations mean that the new generation iPhone may be firstly listed in China through China Telecom.

It is the third time Tim Cook visited China, though his travel arrangements are not available to third party, it is believed that  Apple's CEO will pay a visit to China Unicom and China Mobile executives meeting. The first two meetings of Tim Cook to China took place in early January 2013 and mid-March 2012.

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Written by Lizzen

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013. 23:17

Apple's Supplier - Pegatron - Violates Labor Rights



Apple’s supplier - Pegatron - is accused of 86 labor rights violations, China Labor Watch reports. The information about these infringements was collected by undercover investigators, who have been working on three Pegatron factories for a couple of months. They claim about underage workers employment, low wages, poor working conditions and other infringements.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Monday, July 29th, 2013. 17:54

Intel will supply Apple with processors for MacBook Pro



SemiAccurate says that Intel will become Apple's supplier of ultra-high performance version of its Haswell for the coming MacBook Pros. According to the report, the chips will boast a special version of Intel's highest-end GT3e (Iris Pro 5200) integrated graphics.
It was Apple that requested a special top bin cream-of-the-crop GT3e selection from Intel, with "as much GPU power as possible." Now when most of the top chips are bought by Apple, much less will remain for Intel's other customers.


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Written by Lizzen

Monday, July 29th, 2013. 1:45

Apple Developers Get Attacked by Scammers



Scammers do their best to take advantage of Apple’s Developer Center outage, ZDNet reports. This time they began sending fraudulent email messages to developers aiming to steal their Apple ID passwords.


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Friday, July 26th, 2013. 15:01

Apple Wins a 'Brand of the Year' Award



Harris Interactive, a marketing research firm, gave Apple the title of “Brand of the Year” in three categories - Computers, Tablets and Smartphones, VentureBeat reports.


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Friday, July 26th, 2013. 14:14

Apple may pay out about $500 million in damages



As it was reported recently, Apple had been found guilty for fixing E-Book prices. The compensation may reach the figure of $500 million, according to some legal experts.
Based on amounts that settling publishers have already paid, Apple could pay the $490 million bill from the states and class action lawyers. Apple was found guilty for conspiring with Hachette, Penguin, Random House, HarperCollins and Simon & Schusterall. The publishers have already paid there damages.


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Written by Lizzen

Friday, July 26th, 2013. 1:03

Apple is EA's biggest retail partner



According to EA quarterly report, Apple has become the company's biggest retail partner.  EA gained more money through Apple than any other single partner. It's revenue from smartphones and tablets reached  $90  million , although it was not specified how much of that was exclusive to iOS.

The Simpsons: Tapped Out had the highest quarterly profit and the last three quarters were more prosperous than any other previous quarters. Other games like Real Racing 3 also gained quite a lot of money as well. The racing game boasts 45 million downloads and averages 2 million daily users.


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Written by Lizzen

Thursday, July 25th, 2013. 0:30