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Apple Withdraws Its Products From EPEAT Registry





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Apple has informed EPEAT (Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool) that it is pulling its products from the registry of this organization and will not be registering its products in the system for environmental rating. CEO of EPEAT Robert Frisbee said to CIO Journal:


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Saturday, July 7th, 2012. 13:04

Apple Threatened With Suspension Of Italian Sales Over Warranty Concerns



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Back in December of 2011 we reported that Italian antitrust regulator forced Apple to pay a $1,2 million fine for misleading practices related to warranty terms disclosure. The regulator claimed that Apple mislead customers by selling standard one-year AppleCare warranty without properly informing consumers of a two-year warranty that is required by European Union law. According to Reuters, now Apple is facing additional fines and temporary closure of its commercial operations in Italy, if the company does not change its warranty policies:


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Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012. 0:56

Google And Samsung Plan To Join Their Efforts In Legal Battle Against Apple



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It’s no secret that Apple aggressively attacks any company involved with mobile OS Android, including filing lots of patent suits against such companies as Samsung and HTC. One of the biggest victories for Apple came last week as the company won preliminary injunctions against Galaxy Nexus and  Galaxy Tab 10.1.


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Monday, July 2nd, 2012. 23:14

Apple Wins Preliminary Injunction Against U.S. Sales of Samsung Galaxy Nexus



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Just several days after Apple won a preliminary injunction prohibiting U.S. sales of Galaxy Tab tablet, news agency Reuters reports that on Friday the same judge has granted a preliminary injunction that would ban sales of another Samsung’s product, Galaxy Nexus smartphone. Judge Koh said in her ruling:

"Apple has made a clear showing that, in the absence of a preliminary injunction, it is likely to lose substantial market share in the smartphone market and to lose substantial downstream sales of future smartphone purchases and tag-along products".

The new injunction is much more important victory for Apple than the injunction against Galaxy Tab sales, as evidenced by the bond in the amount of $95 million that Apple posted in order for decision to come into effect. The bond money would be paid to Samsung should the injunction be overturned by the court later.




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Saturday, June 30th, 2012. 12:14

Apple Wins Preliminary Injunction Banning Sales Of Samsung Galaxy Tab In U.S.



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According to AllThingsD and Reuters, Lucy Koh, U.S. District Judge, issued a preliminary injunction prohibiting sales of Galaxy Tab tablets in the United States.

This is the latest ruling in the ongoing legal dispute between Samsung and Apple. In the court Apple had accused Samsung of blatantly copying the design of iPhone and iPad and has previously won injunctions against the sale of Galaxy Tab tablet in other countries. Koh wrote in the order:


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Wednesday, June 27th, 2012. 12:20

Teardown Of New MacBook Air Reveals Tweaked Design Of SSD Connector



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Teardown experts from iFixit are now taking apart the refreshed 13-inch MacBook Air that was released yesterday, and while the notebook seems to receive only a minor update, there are certainly some changes that are worth mentioning.


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Tuesday, June 12th, 2012. 23:23

Apple still expected to retire 17-inch MacBook Pro in 2012



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Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo with KGI, whose name and expectations we’ve already mentioned in the previous report, also believes that Apple will discontinue its 17-inch MacBook Pro this year, and might even ax the Pro lineup entirely in favor of the "new MacBook" in 2013. He expects that only the 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pros will receive updates.


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Saturday, June 9th, 2012. 16:38

Apple to unveil entirely new MacBook series at WWDC



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KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has been a reliable source of information on unannounced Apple products, expects that the company could introduce an entirely new MacBook model at the next week’s Worldwide Developers Conference.


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Saturday, June 9th, 2012. 13:41

RBC expects new MacBooks in late Q2, next-gen iPhone in Sept., Oct.



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RBC’s analyst Amit Daryanani issued predictions that Apple would revamp its MacBook portables later this quarter and release a new iPhone in September or October, echoing expectations for Apple's near-term plans.

The iPhone is the company's "flagship product". 43 percent of Apple's revenue in fiscal 2011 came to iPhone. Apple's apparent two-year design cycle could cause "increased seasonality" as consumers catch on to it and hold off on purchases. That explains  just 21 percent growth in iPhone shipments year over year in the fourth quarter of 2011, compared to 91 percent growth in Q4 2010.


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Tuesday, May 29th, 2012. 22:42

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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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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