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Production ramp of Apple's next-gen MacBooks creating labor shortages in China





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DigiTimes reports that demand for Apple's redesigned line of 2012 MacBooks is so strong that Apple’s component suppliers are facing a labor shortage as they racing to produce enough parts to supply the Mac maker's production lines.

"Component manufacturing plants in eastern China have been suffering from labor shortages for a long time, and although May and June are the IT industry's traditional slow season when shortage issues are usually not as significant, the strong orders from Apple's new MacBook are leaving many upstream makers unable to satisfy demand."


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Monday, May 28th, 2012. 23:06

Cut the Rope: Experiments is Free today



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Popular game Cut the Rope: Experiments for iPhone and iPod Touch is Free today (regular price is $0.99). The HD version for iPad - Cut the Rope: Experiments HD, is on sale too, for Free (regular price is $1.99). The sale is for a limited time, so hurry up

You can download these games in AppStore. Here are the links:


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Friday, May 25th, 2012. 16:13

Apple rumored to be in talks to acquire German HDTV maker Loewe



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AppleInsider’s source claims that Apple is said to be negotiating to acquire Loewe AG, a manufacturer and distributor of televisions, audio components and integrated entertainment systems. Loewe "has been advised by its financial advisor to accept the offer and a final decision is scheduled to be announced internally before 18 May 2012."

This person said Apple is confidentially offering 87.3 million euros (about $112 million U.S.), a slight premium over the firm's last closing share price of 4.519 euros (giving it a market cap of 58.79 million euros or $76 million U.S.). Loewe's primary shareholders currently include Sharp (28.83 percent) and LaCie (11.17 percent).

Loewe entered the TV market in 1929, and now employs around 1,000 workers worldwide in 50 countries. The company has seen its sales fall by 11 percent over the last year, generating a loss of 10.5 million Euro ($13.57 million USD) in 2011.




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Monday, May 14th, 2012. 16:51

HP Plans To Reenter Tablet Market With Windows 8-Based Device



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HP attracted a considerable amount of attention when it initially wanted to find its niche in the tablet market with webOS, which was acquired along with Palm in 2010. HP introduced its TouchPad running on webOS in early 2011 and launched it on July 1 last year only to exit the smartphone and tablet business six weeks later.


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Saturday, May 12th, 2012. 14:22

Apple rockets up Fortune 500 list, still trails HP



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Fortune has recently published its annual ratings of the 500 largest corporations in America and placed Apple on the 17th place. That means that the company managed to leap 18 spots from the last year 35th place.

According to Fortune, the iPhone maker's performance in the "Computers, Office Equipment" industry was topped only by Hewlett-Packard, which finished 10th overall. HP's revenue totaled over $127 billion compared to Apple's $108 billion, however the percent of change from 2010 was a stark contrast between the two companies which grew 1 percent and 66 percent, respectively. Apple's profit skyrocketed to nearly $26 billion representing an 85 percent change from 2010, while HP saw negative growth of 19 percent with a little over $7 billion in profits.


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Tuesday, May 8th, 2012. 21:24

iOS Dropped To 29 Percent Of US Smartphone Sales In The First Quarter



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CNET reports that iOS U.S. market share dropped by 12 percent in the first quarter, which enable Google’s Android to take almost two-thirds of the market.

According to market research company NPD Group, Android was able to capture 61 percent of the U.S. market, which is a considerable gain from the 49 percent registered in last year’s fourth quarter.


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Mac App Store Reaches 10,000 Available Apps



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According to MacGeneration, Apple's Mac App Store reached a milestone of 10,000 apps that are available for free download or purchase via the marketplace.

Apple distributes its own major software titles for the Mac platform and OS X Lion itself through the store that was launched in January 2011.


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Friday, April 27th, 2012. 23:13

One in four iPad purchases are made by first-time Apple owners



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The NPD Group has found that about 25 percent of buyers in the U.S. have made the iPad their first-ever Apple product.

"iPad sales are growing much faster than any other Apple product has this soon after launch," said Ben Arnold, director of industry analysis at NPD. "In fact, one-in-five Apple owner households has one— nearly equivalent to the number that own an Apple computer. This demonstrates the appeal of both the new form factor and Apple’s app ecosystem."

A majority of the U.S. households that do have Apple products — 67 percent — own an iPod, and 82 percent of iPod owners polled said the media player was their first Apple product.


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Thursday, April 26th, 2012. 23:52

Apple Reports 2012 Second Quarter Results



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Apple announced the company results for Q2 2012. Apple has $110 billion in cash reserves, which is up from $81.5 billion in September 2011. Apple was also up in every other segment with $18.4 billion in short-term marketable securities (up from $16.1 billion) and long-term marketable securities at $81.6 billion, which is up from $55.6 billion in the previous six-month period ending September 2011.

Here are some interesting numbers that Apple reported for the quarter:

iTunes and App Store:

  • $1.9 billion in iTunes revenue (a 35 percent YOY increase)
  • 600,000 apps (200,000 iPad specific apps)

iOS devices:

  • 365 million iOS device sales
  • $22.7 billion in revenue from iPhone and accessories
  • 6.6 billion in revenue from iPad and accessories.
  • 7.7 million iPod sales
  • 94 percent of Fortune 500 and 75 percent of global 500 testing or deploying iPad

iCloud:

  • 125 million iCloud users—up 25 million from February

Retail Stores:

  • $4.4 billion in retail store revenue, up 8 percent
  • 363 Apple Stores
  • 826,000 Macs sold in store—half to new customers
  • $12.2 million average revenue per-store (up from $9.9 million)
  • 85 million visitors to retail—18,000 per store, per week

Here is official press release:


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Apple Predicted To Stop Making 17-Inch MacBook Pro



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Ming-Chi Kuo, research analyst from KGI Securities, has issued a new report saying that Apple may discontinue the 17-inch MacBook Pro due to weak sales.

Also he expects that Apple will introduce new MacBook models that will combine power of the MacBook Pro and portability of MacBook Air models and dropping of 17-inch model will be part of this revamp.


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Monday, April 23rd, 2012. 16:28

Apple expected to report sales of 33M iPhones, 12M iPads



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Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster has recently announced his estimates of Apple sales for the first calendar quarter of the year 2012 ahead of the earnings call set for March 24.

Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster’s numbers differ from the average expectations on Wall Street. He expects the company sold 33 million iPhone that is a bit higher than the Street's forecast of 30.5 million handsets, while his forecast of 12 million iPads is slightly below the Street's 13 million. He also suggests Apple will report on 4.3 million Macs sold in the three-month span from January to March.


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Friday, April 13th, 2012. 17:00

Suppliers Pointing To iPhone 5 With 4-Inch Display And ‘Sleek Look’



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Today analyst Brian White from Topeka Capital Markets has issued a new research report sharing new details about the iPhone 5 that he heard from Apple’s suppliers during his recent trip to Asia. According to the report (via Barron's) , White expects a new iPhone will have “sleek” look and a larger 4-inch screen:


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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's Q2 2012 earnings call to take place on April 24



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Apple yesterday updated its investor relations page to announce that it will report its earnings for the second fiscal quarter (first calendar quarter) of 2012 on Tuesday, April 24. The conference call is scheduled to follow at 5:00 PM Eastern / 2:00 PM Pacific.

Apple reported a blowout December quarter on January 24. The company made a record $13 billion in profit on sales of 37 million iPhones, 15 million iPads and 5.2 million Macs.


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Wednesday, April 4th, 2012. 14:42

Infinity Blade is now on sale for $0.99



Chair Entertainment has announced that their popular Infinity Blade game for iOS is now on sale for $0.99.

You can purchase Infinity Blade from the App Store for $0.99 (link).

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