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In Q4 2012 Android And iOS Captured Record 92% Of Global Smartphone Market





According to the Strategy Analytics’ latest research measuring global smartphone OS shipments for the fourth quarter of 2012, Android and iOS together represented 92% of all shipments. Both operating systems were able to considerably increase their market shares over Q3, with global smartphone shipments over the year reaching a record 700.1 million units.


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Monday, January 28th, 2013. 19:33

Some of 21 and 27-inch iMac models began to be realized through Apple's retail partners



Several retail partners of Apple products ensure the availability of some models of iMac, which were launched more than three months ago.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Monday, January 28th, 2013. 1:36

Apple expands support for LTE connectivity in 36 countries



During the Conference on financial results, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced that the 36 additional providers will support LTE connectivity for the iPhone and iPad next week.


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Thursday, January 24th, 2013. 19:07

In China Apple Sees The Highest Growth, Revenue Is Up 67%



During today’s 1Q 2013 earnings call, Peter Oppenheimer said that Apple focused on creating a new operating segment for Greater China, which includes Hong Kong, Taiwan and Mainland China. He said:

"We have established a new operating segment for China, given the contribution of that region to our business".


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Thursday, January 24th, 2013. 16:57

Apple Announced Best Quarterly Results In Q1 2013



Today Apple announced financial results for the first fiscal quarter of 2013. For this quarter, Apple posted net quarterly profit of $13.1 billion, revenue of $54.5 billion and $13.81 per diluted share compared to net profit of $13.06 billion, revenue of $46.33 billion and $13.87 per diluted share in the first quarter of 2012. Apple’s quarterly revenue and profit were both all-time records, but analyst Philip Elmer-Dewitt had predicted even slightly higher results.


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Thursday, January 24th, 2013. 15:03

Apple Is Investing $3M To Open Its First Retail Location In Indonesia



NZWeek reports (via TNW) that Apple is planning to offer direct online sales in Indonesia and to open up its first brick-and-mortar store in the capital city, Jakarta. Today the Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) in Indonesia announced that it has approved the application filed by Apple to open up a online shop in the country. Also the report claimed that Apple is going to invest 2-3 million U.S. dollars to open its first retail location in Jakarta.


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Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013. 18:20

LG Bumped Apple To 3rd Place In US Handset Market



Recently the iPhone have captured a record 53 percent of the smartphone market in the U.S, but when it comes to its second place in the handset market (feature phones and smartphones combined), a new report said LG moved Apple to third place during December thanks to strong sales of its highly popular Optimus G.


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Monday, January 21st, 2013. 22:31

How And Why Steve Jobs Bought Lala



A former Color employee Aubrey Johnson shares a story about Apple's acquisitions of Lala and Color, which both were founded by Bill Nguyen.

Lala's music was streamed over the Internet instead of stored locally. The service allowed users to listen to a collection of more than 7 million titles as a stream over the Internet – much like Spotify and Pandora today. Users could also buy and download songs usually for a lower price than Apple’s iTunes was offering.


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Saturday, January 19th, 2013. 0:27

AT&T previously announces the results of iPhone sales in the fourth quarter of 2012



Before the official announcement of earnings for the fourth quarter of 2012 to be held this month, AT&T reported that it has sold more than 10 million smartphones during the quarter, including "best-ever" sales of iPhone and Android devices.


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Wednesday, January 9th, 2013. 12:34

COOKOO watch allow connection to iOS devices via Bluetooth Smart technology



One technology that has become common in iOS accessories, currently known as Bluetooth Smart. Low-power devices technology lets pursue long-term link between iOS devices and accessories. E-paper Pebble watch, which developed with support from Kickstarter generated enormous interest. Sales revenue by arrangement amounted to more than 10 million dollars.


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Apple's fiscal Q1 2013 earnings conference call set for Jan. 23



Apple announced on Wednesday that it will reveal results for the first fiscal quarter of 2013 on January 23 at 2:00 p.m. Pacific/5:00 p.m. Eastern. In the fourth quarter of 2012, Apple saw a 25 percent boost in profits thanks to strong sales of 44 million iDevices, including 26.9 million iPhones, for the three month period. Revenue for fiscal 2012 reached over $156 billion on sales of more than 200 million iOS devices, 18 million Macs, and 35 million iPods.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Saturday, January 5th, 2013. 14:34

Ashton Kutcher-led movie "jOBS" comes out in April



The Open Road Films has announced that it is the distributor of the film "jOBS" staged under the guidance of Ashton Kutcher. The full release of the movie will take place in April this year, reports Deadline.


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Friday, January 4th, 2013. 17:38

Apple Sets Record High With 53,5% Share Of U.S. Smartphone Market



In late November, research company Kantar Worldpanel reported that strong debut of the iPhone 5 allowed Apple to retake the lead in the U.S. sales from Android. Over the August-October timeframe, Apple's share of the market was assessed at 48.1% compared to Android's share of 46.7%.

At the time, the company predicted that IOS share would continue to increase and Apple would hit a record high for market share on the strength of iPhone 5 sales over the following two 12-week periods.


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Friday, December 21st, 2012. 22:18

Google Maps App For iOS Downloaded Over 10 Million Times



Jeff Huber reported in a Google+ blog post that Google Maps for iOS was downloaded over 10 million times within two days after the app appeared in the App Store.

Google Maps was keenly anticipated by users who were not satisfied with Apple’s built-in Maps app over its rampant errors. Criticism over Apple’s mapping solution led to public apology from Tim Cook and the restructing of iOS software team.


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Walmart offers discounts for iPhone 5 and Third-Generation iPad



The run-up to the holidays shopping season is in full swing, so there are more successful deals on buying the iPhone 5 and consequently Walmart offers new discounts on the iPhone and iPad which may be of interest to some readers.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Monday, December 17th, 2012. 16:52