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Macs Will Get USB 3.0 support later





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Recently released MacBook Airs don't have USB 3.0, and there are many rumors whether Apple will ever adopt this technology and when it will happen. But this week someone named Tom Kruk asked Steve Jobs via e-mail why no Mac with USB 3.0 is still available and received an answer. Here is it:

“We don’t see USB 3 taking off at this time. No support from Intel, for example.”

So that means we can expect USB 3.0 support as soon as Intel will adopt its platform.




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Written by SimplyMax

Sunday, October 31st, 2010. 18:08

Detwiler: iPad 2G Will Have Two Cameras



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An investment firm Detwiler Fenton & Co. claimed today in its note on Barron's that OmniVision will be the supplier of CMOS image sensors for the next-gen iPad. That means the next iPad will have a forward-facing camera to support FaceTime feature.

Moreover, it is said in the note that Omnivision will also supply another 5MP camera which will be allegedly placed on the rear side of the iPad. OmniVision is an existing Apple's partner which currently supplies sensors for iPhone.


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iPad Is Now Available in AT&T and Verizon stores



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Today two largest wireless carriers in the USA started offering the iPad in their brick-and-mortar stores. The date of Oct. 28 was announced few weeks earlier. As you remember, AT&T will be selling all 3G-enabled iPads with standard prices, and Verizon will only sell Wi-Fi iPads but with MiFi 2200 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot routers, and the bundles will have the same cost as 3G-enabled models.

For information on data plans read this post.

Verizon's sale of Apple's iPad for the holidays became the reason to steam the rumors about CDMA version of the iPhone that will be compatible with its network and must supposedly appear in early 2011.




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Thursday, October 28th, 2010. 19:22

Foxconn Is Rumored to Produce CDMA iPhone With Pegatron



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Taiwan Economic News received information from its industry sources on CDMA version of the iPhone 4. The newspaper reveals that Foxconn, which is a subsidiary of Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., will ship the CDMA-enabled iPhones 4 to Apple in the next year. It is also suggested that the device will be offered by China Telecom and Verizon Wireless.

But Foxconn will not be the only producer of CDMA iPhone. Rumors had it in May that Pegatron won the contract for the device and that it will allegedly start the production in November. Foxconn's share of the order is declared to be 15 million units.

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Apple Has Another 70 acres in Maiden



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As you remember, a year ago Apple purchased a property in Maiden, North Carolina, for its data center. It was reported that the deal was about 183 acres of land, but today John Paczkowski from Digital Daily discovered that actually Apple owns another 70 acres on the other side of the street. The information was provided by Catawba County Geospatial Information Services.

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Written by SimplyMax

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010. 20:24

Apple not buying Sony, Facebook, Disney, AT&T, Google, Australia, etc.



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Recently quite controversial rumors appeared in the Internet. They claim that Apple is going to acquire Sony, and even Facebook. But the company probably isn’t buying Sony, Facebook, or Disney, or Google, AT&T and etc. Apple isn’t going to spend its huge money, because the company isn’t even interested in manufacturing, social networking, and studio plays. We may only suppose that these rumors probably started after Steve Jobs said Apple is saving their $51 billion bank account for making 1 or 2 strategic acquisitions in the future.




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Wednesday, October 27th, 2010. 16:01

Apple Is Rumored to Acquire Sony



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Barron's rumor that Apple may be considering an acquisition of Sony, which appeared last Saturday, has gained more steam. According to Reuters, today the stocks of an electronic giant raised up to 3% at one point.

Analysts are skeptical on whether the rumors may be true as Apple can only execute a hostile takeover which will lower its reputation and lead to negative consequences on the Japanese market.

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Written by SimplyMax

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010. 23:42

Apple Now Offers iPad Engraving For Free



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Now Apple is offering up to 2 lines of text that can be engraved for free on the back of the iPad. The service may be ordered as an "Apple Online Store exclusive" on Apple.com.

To engrave the iPad customers should select the desired model and all the accessories they want in the online store. Apple also warns that engraved iPads are non-returnable so those who want to have a text on its back should double-check the spelling.

The service will take some time so the shipping time will be prolonged to "1-3 shipping days".

Previously Apple was engraving only iPods, and the rumors on expansion of this service for iPad arose in July. Now they are confirmed.




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Tuesday, October 26th, 2010. 20:08

Apple may be planning to build the second data center in North Carolina



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According to a new report from All Things Digital, two new photos were revealed on the Flickr page of the Catawba County that show two renderings of Apple's site in Maiden, North Carolina - one of them is an existing facility and another one, which is labeled as "Phase 2", has two seemingly identical buildings.  It leads to an idea that Apple may have been planning to build another data center, but it remains unknown why the company still hasn't reported anything on such plans.

Rumors on the second Apple's data center site aroused last week when All Things Digital cited some anonymous sources and reported that Apple was examining the suggestion to double its operations in Maiden to 500,000 square-feet. As you may know, the data center in North Carolina is almost five times larger than Apple's current data center situated in Newark, California. It was also announced to be "fully operational" by Data Center Knowledge last Sunday, and Apple revealed it will be opened "any day now".




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Tuesday, October 26th, 2010. 0:58

Apple has a bad influence on the hard drive industry



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John Coyne, who is a CEO at Western Digital, revealed yesterday that tablet devices like Apple's iPad are negatively affecting on the hard drive business. Talking in numbers, iPad may reduce shipments of low-end netbooks and laptops on 10-20 percent over the next few quarters. But Coyne tried to reassure investors the business will be still profitable:

"What I would say to investors is to look at the long-term demand for storage, the fact is the most appropriate solution for mass volume storage is hard drives and to look at the long-term progress the industry has made over the last 10 years".


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Apple's 'Back to the Mac' event is today



What can we expect today? Rumors say that there might be:

  • a new version of Mac OS X (Lion)
  • new tiny MacBook Airs (11.6" and 13")
  • new version of iLife
  • Verizon iPhone (probably not)

Don't miss it! Here's when it will start around the globe:

07:00AM - Hawaii
10:00AM - Pacific
11:00AM - Mountain
12:00PM - Central
01:00PM - Eastern
06:00PM - London
07:00PM - Paris
09:00PM - Moscow
02:00AM - Tokyo (October 21st)




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Wednesday, October 20th, 2010. 18:06

Steve Jobs crushes hopes of 7-inch iPad



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It was a real surprise when Steve Jobs appeared at the financial results conference call for Apple's Q4 2010 results. He commented some topics, including launch of rumored 7-inch iPad. Jobs criticized such size, saying that it was too small:


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010. 15:04

More MacBook Air rumors, fast boot, lower prices



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Cult of Mac’s sources in Apple provide a new portion of information about a next-gen MacBook Air, which is expected to be released during the Apple's media event on Wednesday. Here is a short summary:


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010. 12:37

Apple developed 7-inch iPad alongside current model



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Jim Dalrymple,  The Loop's author, in a commentary on the latest rumors of Apple plans to release a 7-inch iPad model early next year, notes that such a device has existed in Apple's labs for quite some time. The fact is, Apple already has a 7-inch iPad. The two devices were developed at the same time. They have the same specifications, except, of course, the 9.7-inch model has a higher density screen than its smaller counterpart.




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Monday, October 11th, 2010. 14:37

iPad Will Probably Be Available In WalMart Next Week



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Yesterday MacRumors received the photos of an email, that was presumably sent to Walmart managers and where it is said that every company’s store will initially receive five units of all existing iPad models and ten units of Apple's official iPad accessories. They will appear in 1,000 stores in the end of the October, other stores will be selling them in the beginning of November. Along with bringing the devices and accessories to the shelves the displays in the stores will be translating videos about iPad's features.

Walmart plans to start selling the iPads in 2010 were revealed in May. Previously the company overhauled its electronic departments in retail stores to include the Apple section in addition.

Also, Walmart will be the latest company that will start selling the iPad in this year. Target has been selling the devices since Oct. 3 and Best Buy stores stared offering the iPad since it was launched in April.




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Written by SimplyMax

Sunday, October 10th, 2010. 1:06