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Apple Preparing OS X Lion and MacBook Air Launch Next Week





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9to5mac and AppleInsider have received some information from Apple retail employees and store managers that in the next week they will have to hold “overnights” to prepare for the launch of OS X Lion. 9to5mac claims that stores will be preparing for the software launch on July 13, so the Mac OS X Lion will be release on July 14. In the same time Apple is expected to launch new MacBook Airs that may probably come with the new software pre-installed.

This same person also mentioned hearing rumors from colleagues that Apple may formally invite some customers to its retail locations to download the new OS from within the store so that they can receive assistance in becoming familiar with some of Lion’s more prominent enhancements.

Meanwhile, people with ties to Apple’s other operating segments are supporting claims that Apple will make Mac OS X Lion available to the general public sometime next week. They add that long-awaited refreshes to the MacBook Air line will follow the launch closely, possibly the following week.




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Friday, July 8th, 2011. 15:14

Today Verizon Switches To A Metered Schemes For Smartphone Data



verizonAfter weeks of rumors going around the leading wireless provider is set to meter its smartphone data. That means that Verizon customers will become unable to take advantage of unlimited data plans on the company's network. The spokeswoman of Verizon Brenda Raney said to FierceWireless that the new pricing scheme will be effective as of this Thursday, July 7.


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Apple Seeded OS X Lion Golden Master To Developers



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Apple released MAC OS X Lion Golden Master seed to developers in anticipation of its official release at some time this month. The download of Golden Master seed is available on the Mac Developer website. The number of the build is 11A511. Also, Apple released Developer Preview 7 seed of Xcode 4.1.


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More Details Surface Over A Possible Mac Pro Refresh



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MIC Gadget has posted an article that tells us about some details of the upcoming Mac Pro update that may come out in August. MIC Gadget also posted a screenshot of the App Store that shows a Mac Pro with Promise Thunderbolt RAID system. The current generation of the Mac Pro doesn’t support Thunderbolt technology. Of course, that image could be just an error of the graphics department, but if it doesn’t, we should expect Mac Pro with Thunderbolt that is slowly being rolled out onto every Mac.  The MacBook Pro, iMac already received Thunderbolt input/output ports, and recent rumors claim that the MacBook Air refresh will similarly get Thunderbolt capability. The image also shows that the Mac Pro design won’t be changed. MIC Gadget also believes that the Mac Pro will feature an 8 core CPU that will be ‘exclusive’ to Apple for a few months before other PC manufacturers can have access to it in Q4 of this year.

Our sources indicate Apple is making headway with access to this technology, and they are investing heavily into the Mac Pro. Sandy Bridge will be integrated with the new Mac Pro CPU as well, but issues remain with the heat being produced by such powerful CPUs.




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Saturday, July 2nd, 2011. 21:14

Microsoft’s Windows 8 Will Compete With The iPad 3



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After Microsoft less than a year ago managed to catch up with Apple’s three year leading position and released up-to-date, multi-touch operating system in Windows Phone 7, it needs to do it again.


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Apple will release two new iPhone models in late September



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According to Business Insider analyst Chris Whitmore reports that Apple plans to release not only the iPhone 5 this fall, but they will also release a cheaper version of the iPhone, the iPhone 4S.

This means that Apple will release a minor update to the iPhone 4, the iPhone 4S, as well as a major update called the iPhone 5.

"With Nokia and RIMM struggling," he writes, "the time is right for Apple to aggressively penetrate the mid range smart-phone market (i.e. $300-500 category) to dramatically expand its [total addressable market] and market share."

As Whitmore sees it, an iPhone 4S that is unlocked, priced around $349, and comes with a pre-paid voice plan would "drive significantly greater penetration" into an addressable market that has grown to include 1.5 billion potential customers in 98 countries, two thirds of whom prefer pre-paid plans.

The rumors about cheaper iPhone have been reports floating around for a long time. It's a pity that Whitmore only offers us his prediction without any evidence or inside knowledge.

Here is a summary of what we have in mind right now:

iPhone 5:

  • 4" screen
  • new design
  • dual core
  • 8MP camera
  • possible dual LED and/or dual camera
  • 64GB
  • 1080p video

iPhone 4S:

  • 3.5"
  • old design
  • single core
  • 5MP camera
  • 4GB Storage
  • 720p video



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Amazon’s Tablet Is Expected In 60 Days. Will It Present Serious Challenge To iPad?



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We’ve heard rumors that Amazon is planning multiple mobile devices and their chief Jeff Bezos teased us to “stay tuned”.

Besides, they cut the Kindle’s price by $60 and made the device open for developers in reaction to original iPad release.

As DigiTimes reports, Amazon is readying to launch the tablet PC powered by Android at some moment from August to September, which is the narrowest time frame of possible release given by the market sources:


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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

Apple Reduces iPhone 4 Order In Anticipation Of Next-Generation iPhone



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Apple has reduced the iPhone 4 order in expectation of fifth-gen device, confirming the rumors that suggest a new iPhone will release prior to the end of this year.

In spite of a usual peak season for such companies as Apple, in the third quarter Taiwan’s suppliers of printed circuit board have reduced quotes on average by 10% for their order placed by the Apple company, according to industry sources’ leaks to DigiTimes.


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New MacBook Airs To Feature Black Case Option



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In recent weeks more and more reports have appeared, claiming that Apple is putting final touches to the new MacBook Airs that are expected to be released late June or July. MacRumors has a guess that  the high-end models may come with a black option for the aluminium case.

Over the past week, we’ve received several anonymous tips claiming that at least some models of the next-generation MacBook Air will be be available with a black finish, different from the aluminum case used on the current MacBook Air and most of Apple’s other Macs. The most specific of the claims suggests that a black anodized aluminum case would be available on a top-end MacBook Air model, in much the same way as Apple once offered a high-end black MacBook on top of the standard white offerings.

As for the black colour, Apple already offered black versions of the MacBook a few years. MacRumors also reports that their source close to Apple sent them e-mail, where he said that the  black MacBooks were indeed produced, but didn’t get Steve Jobs’ approval in the end.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011. 16:50

Rumor: Apple is not afraid of Project Spartan



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According to a new report, Apple knows and is ready to lend "minor support" to Facebook’s web application platform "Project Spartan" based on HTML5, even after Facebook has attempted to understate rumors about this project.


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iPhone May Help In Looking For New Friends In Future



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So actively developing Facebook and Twiiter suggest that social networking has been the most growing trend in the recent years. Apple has already tried to enter into this market with its iTunes network Ping, but without any great success.

Based on content of a new patent application publised today,  it is possible to suggest that Apple has been making much more ambitious plans using the iPhone location-based functions and interest matching. The result is the possibility of finding you your next date, friend or business partner by your iPhone.


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More signs of iPad 3 Retina Display in iOS 5



Some time ago several high resolution images were found in iPad iBooks app. The resolution was twice the size of the iPad screen 1024x768. This resulted in rumors that iPad 2 would have retina display and the same double pixel strategy used in the iPhone 4. While iPad 2 was released with the same screen resolution of 1024x768 new evidence of retina iPad was recently found.

iPhone developer @Frankrockz found iPad Retina Display sized graphics hidden in the Twitter frameworks of the iOS 5 beta firmware.

As I was going through the iOS SDK I came across some images in the new Twitter .framework. The resolution appears to be 1,536 x 2,048.

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This means that iPad 3 might eventually get retina display. Well, we shall see.




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New Rumor Confirms Modernized MacBook Air To Appear This Month



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A new report confirmed that the production of renewed MacBook Air notebooks will be started this month by Apple and provided unverified information about the release of high-resolution iPad 3 later this year.

According to Taiwan's Economic Daily report, which was published on Tuesday, new MacBook Air will be shipped to the market in late June and, as Reuters noted, the first shipment will consist of 380.000 units. The report also reveals the total amount of shipments of existing and the new MacBook Air models makes it possible to expect that 460.000 units will be manufactured this month.

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Unlocked iPhones To Be Released This Wendesday, iOS5 May Get Voice Recognition, Verizon Won't Support 3G FaceTime This Year



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The next-gen iPhone prototype should supposedly look as its predecessor to avoid attention

This weeken brought us some new stuff, and we'd like to share it with you.

1. 9to5Mac cites its reliable sources, which report that the next-gen iPhone is now on the final testing stage, also known as "AP" stage. Currently it is being carried around by high level carrier and Apple executives. Previous rumors about September launch of the new iPhone were confirmed again.

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