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Buy a Retina MacBook Pro on Best Buy Online and Get an Apple TV for Free





If you always wanted to have an Apple TV you can get it for free. Well, almost. The free Apple TV deal is now available on Best Buy website for all those, who buy a 15-inch high-end MacBook Pro with Retina display.

The first model you can buy is a $1999 MacBook Pro with 8GB of RAM and 256GB SSD. The second one is a $2599 laptop with 16GB of memory and 512GB SSD. As a pleasant bonus, you will surely get an Apple TV.

This special offer is not widely advertised and only available for online buyers.

Apart from this sale, Best Buy offers some other discounts for the students, who purchase Apple laptops and desktops. For instance, a student can get a $100 off the price if indicates a school email address.




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Friday, August 2nd, 2013. 13:34

Foxconn is emplying staff for Low-Cost iPhone and iPhone 5S



It is reported that Foxconn is employing staff to produce the requested amount of Apple's next generation iPhone (iPhone 5S) and the low cost budget iPhone (iPhone 5C).

Hon Hai Group, or Foxconn, is about to employ around 90,000 workers to improve the  productivity of its Shenzhen facility. Before the plant reached 210,000 workers, with a peak of 300,000.

The additional employees will help with orders for Apple's iPhone 5S, the one boasting the rumored finger print scanner, upgraded processor, improved camera and more. The low cost iPhone is speculated to be the iPhone 5C will feature a plastic shell in multiple colors with comparable specs to the current iPhone 5.

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Tuesday, July 30th, 2013. 23:54

Tim Cook is meeting China Telecom executives



According to ifeng.com, Apple CEO Tim Cook was seen in China having a meeting with executives from China Telecom. It also reports that Apple's CEO is to meet with representatives of China Unicom and China Mobile. It was a secret meeting with senior leadership, so the content of the meeting can only be speculated about.

It is believed that during the previous meetings the mostly discussed topic, whereas during this one the leaders are likely to have talked about co-generation iPhone and sales. Some people think that these negotiations mean that the new generation iPhone may be firstly listed in China through China Telecom.

It is the third time Tim Cook visited China, though his travel arrangements are not available to third party, it is believed that  Apple's CEO will pay a visit to China Unicom and China Mobile executives meeting. The first two meetings of Tim Cook to China took place in early January 2013 and mid-March 2012.

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Tuesday, July 30th, 2013. 23:17

iOS vs Android Sales: Facts, Figures and Most Popular Retailers



iOS market share has grown over the past year. According to the latest Kantar research, by the end of the June quarter, Apple had 42.5% of the U.S. mobile device market, while Google with its Android - 51.5%.


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Tuesday, July 30th, 2013. 14:04

Apple's position on Mobile Phone Market in 2Q 2013



According to the research firm IDC, Apple's iPhone growth has decreased. The research company estimated the worldwide mobile phone sales for the second quarter of 2013. Apple showed its second lowest result over the last four years.  The figure is only of 20% year-over-year growth as compared with 52.3% growth for the entire market.  However, Apple is still the market challenger, holing the second place after Samsung. Other competitors , such a LG, Lenovo, and ZTE did not manage to reach even the 6% mark during the quarter.

Apple posted its second-lowest year-over-year iPhone growth rate in almost four years as some buyers presumably held off on iPhone purchases in advance of an expected next-generation device launch this fall. Nonetheless, the 31.2 million iPhones Apple shipped last quarter was impressive as its flagship iPhone 5 model, which has been in the market for three quarters, was faced with additional global competition in the form of Samsung's Galaxy S4 and HTC's critically-acclaimed One models. Apple's growth is likely to accelerate globally assuming it launches a lower-cost iPhone and continues to penetrate prepaid markets in the quarters to come.


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Monday, July 29th, 2013. 2:16

Apple is EA's biggest retail partner



According to EA quarterly report, Apple has become the company's biggest retail partner.  EA gained more money through Apple than any other single partner. It's revenue from smartphones and tablets reached  $90  million , although it was not specified how much of that was exclusive to iOS.

The Simpsons: Tapped Out had the highest quarterly profit and the last three quarters were more prosperous than any other previous quarters. Other games like Real Racing 3 also gained quite a lot of money as well. The racing game boasts 45 million downloads and averages 2 million daily users.


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Thursday, July 25th, 2013. 0:30

New iPad will boast GF2 Touch Screen Technology



According to some sources, the next generation iPad will feature a 2048 x 1536 resolution, the same as the current model has. However, the new iPad  is to boast a slimmer bezel as well as GF2 touch screen technology. This will undoubtedly make the device thinner and lighter. It is also claimed that the touch panel technology will be supplied by TPK and GIS.

It is also believed that LG, Samsung Display and Sharp will be the suppliers of the retina displays both the next generation iPad and iPad mini.


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Thursday, July 25th, 2013. 0:06

iPhone sales data



The new data presented in June by Consumer Intelligence Research state that Apple's iPhone 5 sales account for 52% of the company's smartphone sales. The figure of iPhone 4S corresponds to 30% of the sales while the one of iPhone 4 only reaches 18%.

The sales Phone 5 seem to be occupying more than half of all iPhone sales, figures registered nine months after the   launch of newcomer. Whereas the earlier model, iPhone 4S, accounts for almost three-quarters of iPhone sales nearly a year after its launch. Last but not the least, iPhone 4S had 90 percent of all iPhone sales in the immediate after-launch  period , compared to about 70 percent for iPhone 5.


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Monday, July 22nd, 2013. 23:38

Apple Store App Will Get a New Look



According to an unknown source, on Tuesday, July 23rd, Apple will introduce a completely redesigned Apple Store app for both iPhone and iPod touch. It will get a new design in order to match the recently updated App Store, iTunes Store, and iBookstore apps for iOS 6. However, this is not the only reason for such a change of appearance.


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Sunday, July 21st, 2013. 10:45

Google is launching Nexus 7



On July 24th Google is holding an event in San Francisco, where it is likely to show an upgraded NExus 7 tablet. It was rumored that the tablet will cost $229 for 16GB and $269 for 32GB. Retailers are about to get stock of the device on July 20th and they are offering sales on the current versions.

Thanks for 9to5Google, the photos of the next Nexus 7 tablet are revealed. It is claimed that the manufacturer of the device is ASUS and it comes in 16GB and 32GB models. The tablet has two cameras, a 1.2MP shooter on the front and a 5MP rear made by Chicony.

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Sunday, July 21st, 2013. 2:23

Another Best Buy's iPad Special Offer



Another Best Buy's special offer - those who buy an iPad 2 or the latest model with Retina display, will get a $50 gift card. At the same time, those who purchase iPad mini, are said to get a $25 one.


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Saturday, July 20th, 2013. 17:06

Apple is hiring experts to boost iPhone sales



It’s widely known that Apple is searching for ways to boost iPhone sales. One of the measures to be taken is employing new staff, experienced in retail sales. The following message was published last week on international Apple Retail Employees. Those who consider themselves suitable for the job will have to give in their ideas and eligible ones will be offered an 8-week business trip to Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino.

 

 




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Tuesday, July 16th, 2013. 1:26

MacBook Air sale



This week Apple is starting its campaign with Best Buy to launch an official sale for MacBook Airs. The laptops promoted are one of the most popular ones, all-day power MacBooks.  The idea was quickly taken up by other sellers, such as Amazon, MacMall and others.

The Best Buy's  promotion is valid up to July 20th. The incentives include free shipping and  $50 off 11-inch MacBook Airs, $64 off 13-inch MacBook Airs, and $200 off a 13-inch non-Retina MacBook Pro.

Amazon, MacMall, and B&H equaled the prices quickly, and using the Promo Code APPLEINSIDER01 will enable you to get the MacBook you want at the lowest price possible.




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Sunday, July 14th, 2013. 23:13

iPhone Sales - Q3



Fortune has estimated the quantity of iPhones sold by Apple in the Q3 2013. According to the experts, this number varies from 23 to 32 million devices with the median of about 27 million. For more detail - see the chart below and read the rest of this post.


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Sunday, July 14th, 2013. 1:33

Verizon is likely to owe Apple $14 Billion



A recent marketing research discovered that Verizon may end up owing Apple 14 billion dollars for selling less iPhones than it committed to do in 2013.

According to Craig Moffett, a telecommunications analyst, in 2010 Verizon signed an agreement with Apple to sell iPhones worth 23.5 billion dollars during 2013 alone.  However, the figures of 2012 show that Verizon failed to fulfill the commitment by two times. This will undoubtedly influence the dividends, as the 12-1 billion means 4-5 dollars of each share.


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Friday, July 12th, 2013. 23:38