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Apple Is A Top Performer In Mobile PC Market





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Today analytics firm DisplaySearch published its estimations of mobile PC sales for the 2Q 2011. The research counts both tablets and notebooks, and Apple managed to outpace all its rivals with 21.1% of the market share. The company easily passed (by nearly 4 million units) second-place HP, which has 15% share with 9.7 million units shipped.


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Written by maxim

Thursday, August 18th, 2011. 22:15

Cupertino.org Posts More Details about Apple's New 'Spaceship' Campus



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The City of Cupertino posted some pictures and more information on Apple's "spaceship" campus that was first revealed in June and is expected to be completed in 2015. The project includes the following:

  • An Office, Research and Development Building comprising approximately 2.8 million square feet;
  • A 1,000 seat Corporate Auditorium;
  • A Corporate Fitness Center;
  • Research Facilities comprising approximately 300,000 square feet;
  • A Central Plant; and
  • Associated Parking.

As Steve Jobs described it back in June:


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Sunday, August 14th, 2011. 23:10

Millennium Media Has Ranked iPhone As A Top Mobile Phone Three Years Running



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Advertising firm Millennial Media just issued its 50th Mobile Intelligence Report regarding trends on the mobile phone market on the basis of ad impressions. The report suggests some interesting conclusions about the general trends in the industry.


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Apple Set to Open Five New Retail Stores on Saturday



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By the end of September Apple will have opened over 30 new retail stores, so the total number of stores will be over 360. On this Saturday Apple apparently set to open at least five new stores: two U.S. stores and three international locations covering Australia, Canada, and Italy.

  • Anchorage 5th Avenue Mall (Anchorage, Alaska): The new store will be Apple's first location in Alaska.
  • Fashion Place (Murray, Utah): Apple's second store in Utah.
  • Southland (Cheltenham, Victoria, Australia): The new store is Apple's third location in the Melbourne area and its twelfth overall for Australia.
  • Conestoga: (Waterloo, Ontario, Canada): Apple's 20th retail store in Canada, the new location is also notable for its placement in the hometown of smartphone competitor Research in Motion.
  • I Gigli: (Florence, Italy): The new store is Apple's sixth location in Italy and first in the Florence area, filling a gap between the company's store in Rome and a series of stores in northern Italy across the Turin, Milan, and Bergamo.



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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Friday, August 12th, 2011. 21:53

Apple Became Absolute Leader In Profits From Mobile Phone Sales In Q2



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According to Asymco's Horace Dedie report, Apple is a king of the hill in smartphone sales and is on LG heels for the third place in cell phone sales worldwide.

Samsung that revealed its profits for the second quarter is the second-largest smartphone manufacture globally in terms of units, however the company refuses to reveal its sales data explaining that by fierce competition with Apple.


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Written by maxim

Monday, August 1st, 2011. 11:40

Apple Began Testing iPad 3 Displays With 2048-by-1536 Pixels From Samsung And LG?



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Yesterday The Korea Times published new report claiming that a next-generation iPad will boast a display with screen resolution higher than full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels):


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Tuesday, July 19th, 2011. 12:06

Abramsky Believes RIM Needs To Spin-off BlackBerry



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According to analyst Mike Abramsky with RBC Capital, BlackBerry-manufacturer Research in Motion should change itself and alter its outdated way of thinking by spinning-off its network and handset departments.


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Saturday, July 16th, 2011. 17:08

In 2013 Apple Expects To Earn $13 Billion From iTunes



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The continuous sales growth of Apple’s iOS devices made it possible for Apple to expect growth of iTunes that includes iBookstore and App Store at a rate of 39% during the next three years and to earn tremendous $13 billion during 2013.


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Wednesday, July 6th, 2011. 0:37

Apple Consortium Bought Nortel With Its Collection Of Patents For $4.5 Billion



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As Reuters writes, a consortium consisting of Apple Inc, Microsoft, EMC Corp, Ericsson, Sony, Research in Motion and BlackBerry placed a winning bid in the auction and bought Canadian telecommunications equipment maker Nortel with its collection of more than 6,000 patents.


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Saturday, July 2nd, 2011. 0:58

Apple is Readying To Launch iOS-powered TV Display This Fall



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As DailyTech reports, Apple is preparing to release a television set this fall. According to information, a former Apple manager told about the project, speaking “you’ll go into an Apple retail store and be able to walk out with a TV. It’s perfect.” As rumors say, the TV display will be powered by Apple’s best-selling iOS (at present runs on the iPhone, iPad, Apple TV and iPod touch). Also the report reads that large screens will not be developed in-house by Apple, but with the help of an OEM, like Samsung, to set production in motion.


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Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011. 18:55

Three People Sent to Prison in China Over iPad 2 Leaks



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The Wall Street Journal reports  that three people in China were sentenced to prison terms from 12 to 19 months, they also must pay fines in amount from $4,500 to $23,000, because of leak of confidential information about the iPad 2.

The court announced the decision Tuesday in statements on its official account at Sina Weibo, a Twitter-like microblogging service in China. It said that Xiao Chengsong, general manager of Shenzhen MacTop Electronics Co., had offered 20,000 yuan, or about $3,000, plus discounts on MacTop products to a former Hon Hai employee named Hou Pengna, for information about the iPad 2. The court said Ms. Hou then paid Lin Kecheng, a Hon Hai research-and-development employee, to get digital images of the device's back cover from last September, six months before the iPad 2 was publicly announced.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Thursday, June 16th, 2011. 15:55

Patent Dispute Between Apple And Nokia Is Resolved, Apple Will Pay For Licenses



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Nokia announced that it had entered into agreement with Apple, and now the prolonged legal argument between two corporations is coming to an end with two parties withdrawing their complaints to the International Trade Commission.

A press release that announced the signed patent license agreement was issued by Nokia early Tuesday. Agreement stipulates that Apple have to make a one-time payment to Nokia as well as ongoing royalties. But exact details of the agreement are kept in secret. The statement also reads that Nokia has put about 43 billion EUR into research and development in the course of last 20 years, creating a patent portfolio that consists of  10,000 patent families.

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Written by SimplyMax

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011. 18:27

LTE iPad 3 May Be Released Soon



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According to The Wall St. Journal report, which in turn refers to Asian CLSA’s research note, Apple is working on an LTE-iPad for the holiday shopping season.

“While most vendors appear fixated on matching the specs and features of iPad2, our checks suggest Apple will release iPad3 in time for the holiday season, sporting a better display and LTE capabilities.”

AT&T’s LTE network is going to roll out later this year, while users of Verizon can already enjoy its amazing download speeds around the country.

On 2nd of June thinner and lighter Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 was announced. The company announced it will support fast Verizon’s network in the coming weeks.

The Wall St. Journal also reported iPhone won’t get LTE support this year.




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Android and iOS Continue To Dominate In US Smartphone Market



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comScore has released the results of its April survey (comScore surveyed over 30,000 mobile phone subscribers.) of mobile phone usage in the United States. Surpassing Research in Motion, Apple took the solid second place among smartphone platforms and now iOS holds 26.0% of market. Google’s Android leads the pack with 36.4% of the market, an increase of 5.2 percentage points over the three month period. Research in Motion's BlackBerry operating system has slipped to 25.7%. When looking at mobile phone manufacturers overall, Apple is now the fourth largest vendor with a share of 8.3% of the US market. Samsung remains number one with 24.5% of the market, followed by LG and Motorola.




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Saturday, June 4th, 2011. 22:44

Apple’s App Store Processes 59% Of All Mobile App Downloads



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A new report issued by Research2Guidance shows that Apple dominates among other mobile application stores in terms of application downloads. In first quarter of 2011 59% of all applications were downloaded from the Apple’s App Store. Though the numbers are quiet large, they demonstrate a fall in 22% comparing with 81% then the App Store first opened. During the report 58 application stores were surveyed. Noteworthy, there were only 18 application stores when the iPhone App Store launched in July of 2008. The Android Market is the strongest competitor to the App Store that led to 24% fall of the App Store’s share of application downloads.  Though, resent numbers show 2% increase of App Store’s share. Moreover, users, who already spent significant amounts of money on apps, unlikely want to switch to other mobile platform.




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