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Apple rumored to adopt in-cell touch panels for 2012 iPhone





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Taiwan's DigiTimes cited sources in Apple's supply chain on Friday claiming that Apple could make use of thinner in-cell touch panels from Sharp and Toshiba Mobile Display for its next-generation iPhone. Production of the panels is expected to ramp up in the second quarter of this year.

"An improvement in yield rates of the in-cell touch panels at Sharp and TMD has persuaded Apple to choose to cooperate with Japan-based panel makers," the report said.


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Friday, April 20th, 2012. 23:05

Apple's next iPhone to have glass replaced with Liquidmetal



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New rumors claim that Apple's next-generation iPhone will replace its glass back with the super-durable Liquidmetal alloy.

The claim was published on Wednesday by Korea IT News, which said Apple's sixth-generation iPhone will be made of zirconium, titanium, nickel, copper "and so forth." It also said it will have a "surface smooth like liquid."


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Wednesday, April 18th, 2012. 22:30

Sharp Has Started Mass Production Of IGZO Displays



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According to IDG News, Sharp reports that it has started mass production of new high-resolution IGZO displays. Early rumors have suggested that Apple might include the IGZO displays in iPad 3, but due to some reasons the company elected not to do so.


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Saturday, April 14th, 2012. 0:51

Foxconn employee says Apple placing orders for next iPhone to debut in October



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South Korea's Maeil Business Newspaper reports that the head of human resources at one Foxconn factory gave the info claiming that Apple has recently placed an order for its sixth-generation iPhone that is on schedule to launch in October of 2012.

"We just got the order," the Foxconn human resources head reportedly told the newspaper. "[The release] will be around October."

Focxonn has posted many hiring notices recently.  Such fact suggests that Focxonn enlarges its staff preparing for mass production of Apple’s new devices, presumably, the sixth-generation iPhone.


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Apple may soon begin selling iPad 2 units built in Brazil



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According to a tipster who spoke with MacRumors, Apple may start selling the Brazilian-built iPad 2 soon, because the locally assembled 16-gigabyte iPad 2, which sells for $399 in the U.S., has received the proper certification to go on sale in Brazil.

The Brazil-built iPad 2 units are expected to be available alongside regular units built in China, also by Foxconn. Apple's new third-generation Retina display iPad has apparently not yet received approval for sale, whether assembled in Brazil or China.


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Apple to release new iMacs with Core i5, i7 CPUs in June or July



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New rumors claim that the updated versions of Apple’s iMacs will be launched in the June or July timeframe. The June-July timeframe for new iMacs is plausible, as Intel is expected to launch its new Ivy Bridge line of processors at the end of this month.

The updated iMacs will be powered by Intel Core i5 and Core i7 processors, How To Arena reported on Wednesday, citing a "reliable tipster" from the Chinese supply chain. The new desktops will reportedly be powered by Intel's 22-nanometer Ivy Bridge processors.


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Wednesday, April 4th, 2012. 23:41

Analyst Speculation Points to 2013 for Launch of Apple Television Set



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Hong Kong-based research firm CLSA suggests that Apple's much-rumored television set is likely to debut in 2013 rather than the late 2012. CLSA also claims that Foxconn's investment in Sharp is likely to speed up development and launch of an Apple television.

We continue to view Apple TV hardware as a 2013 event.

The timing of Hon Hai/Foxconn's equity stake and partnership with Sharp along with Hon Hai Chairman Terry Gou's separate 46.5% investment in Sharp's Sakai City plant lends further credibility that Apple TV is in the works. This also follows reports that Apple is investing ~$1.3bn in equipment destined for Sharp facilities.


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Friday, March 30th, 2012. 16:31

Next iPhone Is Arriving This Fall With 3,5-Inch Screen And LTE Support



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iMore reports, citing its sources, that the next iPhone is expected to arrive this fall. The sources claim the new model will include support for 4G LTE and contrary to the rumors about 4-inch screen, it will include the same 3,5-inch display or very close to it.


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Saturday, March 24th, 2012. 1:24

Next-gen iPhone to feature 4.6-inch Retina Display



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Citing South Korea's Maeil Business Newspaper, Reuters issued yesterday the unverified report claiming that Apple has begun placing orders for a 4.6-inch Retina Display chosen for the next-generation iPhone. The anonymous source also claims that the new iPhone is likely to be revealed in the second quarter of this year.

The rumor suggested that domestic Korean suppliers have received the orders, making Samsung and LG likely candidates as suppliers. Both companies have supplied displays for Apple's mobile products in the past.


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Slimmer 13-Inch and 15-Inch MacBook Pros Reportedly in Production



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Digitimes now reports that Apple has already started production of slimmer models of the 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro. As the report claims, the MacBook Pro line will remain distinct from the MacBook Air line; of course, the first ones will remain more advanced, but will reportedly lose their optical drivers.

The MacBook Pro will no longer have an optical drive enabling thinner designs, the sources indicated. Despite the slim profile, the new devices will feature more advanced specs than the MacBook Air in terms of CPU performance and storage capacity, the sources said.


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Saturday, March 17th, 2012. 10:19

Accessory Manufacturer Claims 15-Inch MacBook Air Coming in April



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A Mac accessory maker this week indicated that Apple is "likely" to launch its 15-inch MacBook Air in April. The anonymous source said the thin-and-light notebook would be similar to current MacBook Air models with ports on both sides, no optical drive and no ethernet cable.

The vendor reportedly speculated that the new 15-inch MacBook Air would "effectively (kill) the (MacBook) Pro for the average consumer." They suggested that the new MacBook Air could even replace the 15-inch MacBook Pro, leaving the "Pro" moniker only to Apple's high-end 17-inch model.


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Wednesday, March 14th, 2012. 23:30

Apple reportedly recruiting workers for Israeli R&D center



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Hebrew-language newspaper Calcalist now reports that Apple and Anobit, which was acquired by Apple late last year, are actively recruiting workers for the company's research operations in Israel. That goes against the rumors claiming that the downsizing was said to be part of the acquisition, as some of Anobit's employees were no longer needed at the company.

According to the report, Anobit has changed its name to HDC (R&D center in Herzliya). The company's former president, Airel Maislos, is believed to be the new senior executive at Apple's development center.


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Wednesday, March 14th, 2012. 16:58

Apple TV J33 Model Will Cost $99, B82 Accessory – $39, iPad AppleCare+ – $99



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New rumors about today’s media event have it that updated Apple TV J33 model will carry the same $99 price tag and similar prices worldwide. From previous reports we know that it will sport updated hardware including Bluetooth 4.0 Broadcom chip and a more powerful processor capable of working with 1080P video.


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Wednesday, March 7th, 2012. 14:21

iTV Entertainment Warns Apple Of Legal Actions If It Uses iTV Name



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While rumors have been widely circulating that Apple is working on a TV set, no direct evidence of this product has emerged. As for the possible name for the product, some have believed that Apple will name the new TV set "Apple TV", while other suggested the company will prefer the "iTV" name despite it raises branding and trademark issues with other companies such as UK-based ITV network.


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Wednesday, March 7th, 2012. 1:24

Apple Is Working On New Enhanced Smart Cover For iPad 3 And Glass-Backed iPhone 5



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iLounge reports, citing "repeatedly reliable source" , that Apple is working on a new Smart Cover-like case for iPad 3. While the Smart Cover is said to still work with the upcoming iPad, the company is reportedly working on a new iPad 3 case with a front panel similar to Smart Cover and a rear shell ensuring the protection for the entire device.


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Tuesday, March 6th, 2012. 1:24