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Apple Testing LTE in iOS 5 and Hiring More LTE Engineers





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Early last week there appeared some rumors that Apple has been testing a 4G LTE-enabled iPhone with carriers. In an "internal iOS test build" was found a property list file (.plist) for LTE. This might mean that Apple was already testing LTE hardware. This LTE.plist file, however, was found only in some of the builds (GSM iPhone 4, CDMA iPad 2) and it was related to Apple's internal "Fieldtest" application.

LTE is the term the next generation wireless broadband network that is currently being deployed by both Verizon and AT&T. Data speeds for LTE should be significantly faster than the iPhone's existing 3G network.

Other rumors suggest that it is unlikely that Apple will make the jump to LTE so early with the iPhone 5, because, as Apple's Tim Cook said, the first generation of LTE chipsets forced a lot of design compromises, and Apple was unwilling to make those compromises. Such compromises could include very short battery life for mobile phones.  But, as far as we know, AT&T had installed 4G LTE equipment in a major Apple retail store and Apple had put out a job listing for field test engineers with expertise in LTE.




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Production of the iPad 3 Retina Display Is Still a Problem



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Recently Digitimes reported that the production of the next-gen iPad’s high resolution display remains to be a problem. As a result, Chimei Innolux Corporation didn’t get certification to become an LCD provider for Apple’s next-gen tablet.

“CMI has cut into the supply chain of iPad 2, which uses IPS panels, but the new Apple tablet is more demanding in terms of resolution, the sources said. The iPad 3 will feature a 9.7-inch panel with resolution of 2,048x1,536 compared to the iPad 2's 1,024x768”.


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AT&T Will Start Offering LTE Devices On August 21



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This week AT&T has revealed that the sales of the first LTE devices, AT&T USBConnect Momentum 4G and AT&T Mobile Hotspot Elevate 4G, will start on August 21st. All customers will be able to utilize 5 gigabytes of data for $50 every month and after the limit will be exceeded 1 gigabyte of data will cost 10$. It is also known that AT&T USBConnect Adrenaline which is LTE-upgradeable will receive an update to LTE on August 26.

AT&T has also told about its plans to sell 4G LTE using five market places later this summer, which are situated in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio. All customers with 4G LTE-consistent devices will have access to 4G LTE speeds as AT&T's 4G LTE service will be already available.

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Written by SimplyMax

Thursday, August 18th, 2011. 13:34

iPad 3 Won’t Be Released This Year Due To Retina Display Issues



iPad 3According to many rumors regarding Apple’s next-generation tablet, the iPad release was planned for later this year, and its first shipment had to be limited. However, as DigiTimes reports, citing Apple’s component suppliers, the company has canceled all orders for this year’s iPad 3 production, which means that iPad 3 won’t be put on sale until 2012.


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Written by maxim

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011. 12:58

New IPod Nano Will Likely Support Bluetooth 4.0



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We have already heard many rumors about upgrade of Apple’s smartphone line this fall, as well as information about the release of next-generation tablet. Also rumors about launch of iPod touch with 3G modem have been circulating. But we forgot that upgrade of all iPod line is planned on September.


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Written by maxim

Monday, August 15th, 2011. 16:41

Rumors: OS X Lion USB Sticks Will Go On Sale Sometime This Week



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In early August it was reported that Apple plans to sell USB sticks with OS X Lion through AppleCare. Now, it is likely that Apple will release USB sticks this week at the price of $69 for the general public. As MR.X said, this USB stick has shown up in the internal system of the company for a release on August 15th – but it is not known for certain will Apple actually release this product on the 15th. But the fact that the product has shown up in the system suggests that the product’s launch will happen very soon.




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Written by maxim

Monday, August 15th, 2011. 12:16

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This Could Be What Apple's iPhone 5 Looks Like



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Last month we saw a leaked design specifications for the iPhone 5. Of course, Chinese case manufacturers immediately started producing cases. MacRumors commissioned CiccareseDesign to create high quality renderings made as closely as possible to the original leaked case designs and then 3D models that show how the rumored iPhone 5 may look.

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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Saturday, August 13th, 2011. 21:09

Rumors: Next iPhone Will Be Launched On October 7th



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As TiPb reports, the next iPhone will be put on the market in the United States on October 7th. The report suggests that iPhone 4S with better cameras and faster processor is more likely to be launched first than completely revamped iPhone 5. But it is impossible to say for certain because many contradictory rumors are getting around. The report also wrote it is quite possible that iPhone 4S could be a budget device. Apple is probably preparing both iPhone 4S and iPhone 5 for a fall launch. According to report, Retina Display iPad that was widely expected for a fall launch will likely not to be released until spring 2012.




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Apple Threatened To Stop Using Intel Processors Due To Power Consumption



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In the The Wall Street Journal’s article about Intel investing $300 million on developing "Ultrabook" platform, an Intel executive revealed that Apple was threatening to drop Intel’s processors if they didn’t made their chips less power-consuming.


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Written by maxim

Friday, August 12th, 2011. 21:59

Rumors: Apple Will Hold Fall Media Event On September 7th



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According to Japanese site Kodawarisan, the specific date for Apple’s September media event is Wednesday, September 7th. Kodawarisan stated that the specific date is not alleged, but came from a reliable source.


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Written by maxim

Friday, August 12th, 2011. 13:34

iPhone 5 is very expected by resellers



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Since the release of iPhone 4 numerous reports have revealed its major success among consumers. Taking that into consideration it is easy to assume that many people will soon be selling their smartphones to save money on iPhone 5. According to GigaOm, many resellers are aware of that fact and has already started to prepare for the release of the next-gen Apple’s smartphone.

The same thing happened last year, shortly after the iPhone 4 release. For instance, one of Apple resellers Gazelle announced that it had over 10 000 old iPhones to sell.

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Apple’s iTunes Replay Service Is Delayed



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As CNet reports, rumored iTunes Replay service from Apple is delayed. According to the sources of the publication, Apple has still not reached the agreements for movies with at least four of the main six film studios. Reportedly, Apple began negotiations over these agreements earlier this year, but sources note that this process "could drag on for months".


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Written by maxim

Monday, August 8th, 2011. 19:17

Thinner 8MP Camera For Smartphones Was Announced By Omnivision



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Omnivision Technologies, longtime supplier of camera sensors for iOS devices, has presented a new 8MP sensor that is claimed to be 20 percent thinner than any 8MP module produced for commercial use.


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Rumours: iPhone 5 Will Launch In Russia In November



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Bloomberg, pointing to RBC Daily’s report, wrote that iPhone 5 will be put on Russian market this November, “almost immediately” after it will launch in the US. The report in Russian newspaper is based on information from unnamed device retailers.


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Written by maxim

Monday, August 8th, 2011. 16:17

Swedish Carrier Three Sells iPhone 3GS At Bargain Price



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Currently Three in Sweden offers a fire sale of iPhone 3GS. The offer includes free iPhone 3GS and a plan of 99 Kroners per month ($15.42), amounting to about $370 for the full contract, which does not takes into account minutes and the unlimited Internet traffic that is throttled after 1GB.


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