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Google Introduces New 3D Features For Google Earth





In a today’s press conference, Google introduced “the next dimensions” of its Google Maps. The presentation included a lot of history of the Google Maps, Earth and Street View and a peek at what is expected. The announcements are particularly important given the rumors that Apple is going to replace Google Maps with its own maps application in iOS.


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Written by maxim

Thursday, June 7th, 2012. 10:29

Apple's next iPhone 5 may sport HD-capable front camera



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KGI analyst Mingchi Kuo said in a note to investors earlier this week that Apple's sixth-generation iPhone could include a front-facing camera capable of HD resolution. He also believes that Apple could employ a flip-chip (FC) solution for the front-facing camera on the upcoming iPhone so that the camera’s position would be moved to the middle.


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Schematic Purportedly Shows Next-Generation iPhone Front Panel Design with 4-Inch Display



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Earlier today the repair firm iLab Factory has posted what is claimed to be a design schematic for a next-generation iPhone front panel part. The schematic matches up closely with leaked part photos, showing a taller display and the FaceTime camera above the device's earpiece.


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Apple To Introduce Operating System For TV Set AT WWDC



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BGR reports, citing information from a “trusted source”, that Apple will unveil the operating system for its TV set at WWDC next month. Reportedly, the company will introduce the operating system ahead of the actual TV set release so that third-party manufacturers have time to enable their components to be controlled from the TV set and remote.


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Wednesday, May 30th, 2012. 20:18

Back plate of the upcoming new iPhone 5



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The iPhone repair experts from iFixyouri have forwarded 9to5mac site a new part that entered their catalog. It could be the aluminium back plate for the upcoming new iPhone 5 or one of the early prototypes. The Chinese parts supplier is claimed to be a reliable one and that they are actually selling these parts.


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Wednesday, May 30th, 2012. 2:35

iOS 6 will have Maps app with 3D mapping [Photos]



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BGR just posted images of Apple’s iOS 6 Maps app with 3D mapping. This is just a mockup, because most of the real photos their source was able to capture were blurry.

Apple is reportedly testing its 3D technology in build 10A314 of iOS 6. The renderings are quite accurate, from what the sources say. From what we've heard the 3D icon only exists on the iPad version.


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Wednesday, May 30th, 2012. 1:54

iPhone 5 will have 3.95" display with 1136 x 640 resolution



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Apple is testing multiple next-generation iPhones and rumors say that at least one of these devices has a brand new display.

The iPhone display has always been 3.5 inches measured diagonally with a 3:2 aspect ratio. The old models had 320 x 480 resolution, the latest iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S have incredible 640 x 960 Retina Display.

It looks like this is about to change...


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Next-Generation iPhone With 3,9-inch Display In Testing



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Rumors have it that Apple is currently testing several next-generation iPhones, and two of these devices include a brand new display.

A few next iPhone prototypes are floating around Apple HQ in locked shells in order to hide their design from employees. And two of these devices, iPhone 5,2 and iPhone 5,1, are said to have larger display.


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Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012. 9:38

Apple ordering screens sized at least 4" for next iPhone



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The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday that Apple began placing orders for a new, larger screen (it will measure "at least 4 inches diagonally") for the next iPhone. Production of the screens is set to begin in the next few months.

Rumors have suggested for some time that the next iPhone will be a major redesign, overhauling the look of the handset that has remained since the launch of the iPhone 4 in mid-2010. A larger screen would be a major change for the device, and could require developers to update their applications to take advantage of the larger display.


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Rumor: LG Display, AU Optronics have passed certification for 'iPad mini' LCD panels



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Taiwan's The Liberty Times has recently reported that display makers LG Display and AU Optronics have passed certification tests for LCD panels bound for a rumored "iPad mini" and are now preparing shipments of the panels to Apple. The report also said that Radiant will supply the backlight module.

Author Chen Meiying said that, according to market rumors, the so-called "iPad mini" is expected to come out at the end of the third quarter or into the fourth quarter of this year. 2012 shipment targets were said to be six million units.


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Thursday, May 17th, 2012. 16:34

Retina-displays Will Add Up To 100$ To MacBook Pro Costs



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According to CNET’s report, "Retina" or "HiDPI" displays widely rumored to be used in MacBook Pro models are now available in the supply chain and they costs up to 100$ more than existing non-Retina displays.

Senior Analyst in DisplaySearch Richard Shim said that a 15.4-inch Retina display with 2880x1800 resolution and 220 ppi density currently costs about $160, compared to the 68$ Apple spends on displays in current 15-inch MacBook Pro models.


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Thursday, May 17th, 2012. 2:06

Aaron Sorkin Will Be Screenwriter For Steve Jobs biopic



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Sony Pictures confirmed that Aaron Sorkin will be the screenwriter for the film adaptation of the Steve Jobs’ biography by Walter Isaacson. Last month Sorkin, who is well-known for his work on The Social Network, A Few Good Men and The West Wing, noted that he was “strongly considering” the offer to work on the project. Amy Pascal, Sony Pictures Co-Chairman, commented on the announcement:


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Wednesday, May 16th, 2012. 13:17

Photos of Ashton Kutcher in character as Steve Jobs surface



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Gossip site TMZ.com published photos of actor Ashton Kutcher wearing Steve Jobs' iconic black turtleneck, jeans and sneakers outfit. Kutcher is preparing to act in the independent film about the late Apple co-founder.

Everybody knows that Jobs so liked the black turtleneck that he reportedly owned hundreds of them. Mona Simpson, Jobs' sister, remarked at his memorial service last October that he had probably owned enough copies of the shirt for everyone in attendance.


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Monday, May 14th, 2012. 13:18

'iPhone 5' Headphone Jack and Earpiece Component Surfaces



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The website of parts supplier SW-Box posted photos of the parts claimed to be from Apple's sixth-generation iPhone. The components are said to be a headphone jack, earpiece and Wi-Fi cable. The purported iPhone parts suggest the device will have a significantly different internal design, as the headphone jack is attached to the earpiece and Wi-Fi components.

That's a major departure from the current design of the iPhone 4S and iPhone 4, in which the headphone jack is included on a component with the handset's volume buttons and mute switch, all of which are located in the upper left corner of the device.


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Apple to launch new iPad in Brazil, 29 other countries this weekend



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Portuguese-language website G1 discovered that Apple announced the May 11 launch on its official Brazilian iPad page. Apple's new iPad will launch in a total of 30 new countries this weekend, with the largest among them Brazil. Most launches will occur this Friday, May 11, but a handful more in the Middle East will have a launch this Saturday, May 12.

Apple's assembly partner Foxconn recently began manufacturing devices in Brazil, and has opened plants intended for iPhone and iPad production there. Apple began selling iPhone 4 units built in Brazil in their home country in February, but thus far, production has been limited to the 8-gigabyte handset model, model number "MD198BR/A," and has not extended to version of the latest-model iPhone 4S.


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