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Apple ordered 65 million iPad screens for 2011





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Last week another DigiTimes report had revealed that Apple ordered approximately 35 million iPad displays from LG and another 30 million from Chimei Innolux and Samsung.

According to the publication, these huge numbers show that Apple "is very optimistic about the tablet PC market in 2011, and it may also mean that Apple is overbooking panel capacity".

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Written by SimplyMax

Sunday, January 2nd, 2011. 18:19

Gresso classies up the iPad with 18k gold logo and ancient wood case



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Gresso, the Russian company, has modded the Apple iPad with a back cover made of the 200-year-old extremely luxurious African Blackwood combined with 18K gold.
Absolute combination of the latest Apple technologies and unique design Gresso.

Housing iPad is framed in 200-year-old African Blackwood (African Blackwood), the material that became hallmark Gresso. As the most valuable tree in the world, ebony prized for centuries for their unique qualities, as well as a gorgeous, rich, totally black. High strength grade African Blackwood is achieved due to its specific natural features and unique processing technology, patented by Gresso. Two similar iPad does not exist, just as there are no two identical trees.

Strangely, in spite of its extravagant constituent materials, this design is a very restrained, and even classy. iPad Gresso went on sale on the eve of the 2011. Pricing information is not yet available.




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Sunday, January 2nd, 2011. 15:52

People Buy Kindle Though They Already Have iPad



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This week Amazon has revealed another press-release, where it is said that the company's third-gen Kindle became the best-selling product in the history of the online retailer. To take the top spot it surpassed the book of Joanne Rowling "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows".

Though it was said that this holiday the 3G and Wi-Fi Kindle models are the best-selling products, actual sales figures were not unveiled. But it is interesting that Jeff Bezos, who is Amazon Chief Executive, said that people who buy Kindle also have one more tablet.

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Apple's First Quarter Earnings Release Set for January 18th



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Apple has announced that it will publish its earnings for the first fiscal quarter of 2011 (forth quarter of 2010) and host a conference call regarding the release on Tuesday, January 18th at 2:00 p.m. PT. The conference call will be streamed live, audio-only, on Apple’s website. A link to the webcast will be provided in the following weeks. During the conference call we’ll hear about the sales of the new MacBook Airs and iOS devices’ performances in the holiday season and get chance to listen to Steve Jobs’ thoughts again.




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010. 16:49

Prototype of Apple’s first portable Mac hits eBay



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A prototype of Apple’s first portable Macintosh was offered for a sale on eBay.  It has a label “this device is a demonstration unit only. Production units will comply with all applicable Federal Rules and Regulations” which confirms that it is a prototype unit. Unfortunately the devise does not power on because of the dead acid battery.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Monday, December 27th, 2010. 15:57

Steve Jobs Named 'Financial Times' Person of the Year



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Well-known British newspaper Financial Times recently announced that Apple CEO Steve Jobs was selected its "Person of the Year" for 2010.

A rebuttal of F. Scott Fitzgerald's much-quoted aphorism that there are no second acts in American life does not come more decisively than this. When Steven Paul Jobs first hit the headlines, he was younger even than Mark Zuckerberg is now. Long before it was cool to be a nerd, his formative role in popularising the personal computer made him the tech industry's first rock star .


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Saturday, December 25th, 2010. 13:09

Sony Has Launched iTunes Rival



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Yesterday Sony has launched a new service of streaming music subscription to compete with Apple's iTunes, but in opposition to the latter it will offer another approach in digital music sales.

New cloud-based music service is called "Music Unlimited powered by Qriocity" and offers users to stream music they want to listen to, but not purchase and download it.

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Camera+ iPhone app is back in the App Store



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After being pulled from AppStore application Camera+ is back with version 2.0. It has new filters and enhancments in addition to the usual bug fixes.

Camera+ is on sale right now and is available for $0.99 (link).

What's New in Version 2.0:


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Controversial Steve Jobs figurine appears to sell for $2,500 on eBay



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Although Apple blocked the producer of a lifelike action figure of Apple CEO Steve Jobs from selling it, one of the figures was sold for $2,500 on eBay. In November the producer quickly sold out the initial run of 300 limited edition figures. Some days later Apple sent a cease-and-desist email to the website, citing California Civil Code Section 3344, "which prohibits the use of any person’s name, photograph or likeness in a product without that person’s prior consent." Now we see that one of the figures was listed for sale for a starting price of $1,000, but eventually sold for the $2,500.




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Saturday, December 18th, 2010. 20:24

Apple Will Open Its Mac App Store On Jan. 6 In 90 Countries



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Yesterday Apple revealed that its Mac App Store will be opened on Jan. 6, 2011.

New App Store will offer both paid and free applications for Mac OS X Snow Leopard in such categories as Utilities, Productivity, Lifestyle, and Graphics & Design. Steve Jobs also told it will be available in ninety countries at launch.

"The App Store revolutionized mobile apps. We hope to do the same for PC apps with the Mac App Store by making finding and buying PC apps easy and fun. We can't wait to get started on January 6".


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Verizon will sell 9 million iPhones in 2011



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Another Gene Munster's research note reveals that Apple will release the CDMA-enabled iPhone in early to mid 2011, ad 2,5 million of these devices will be sold by Verizon in 2011.

Piper Jaffray, where Munster works at, assumed that Verizon will sell approximately 25 million smartphones in the next year, and 36% of it (or 9 million) will be Apple's iPhones. But the majority of those who will buy CDMA-enabled iPhone occurs to be the switchers from AT&T, and that's why only 2.5 million Apple's phones will be sold by Verizon.

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Written by SimplyMax

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010. 18:59

Power outage at Toshiba won't affect Apple products production



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This Wednesday Toshiba had experienced the power outage at Fab 3 and Fab 4 in the city of Yokkaichi, Japan. This caused an immediate shutdown of the NAND chip production at the plant. Though as of 15:00 on Friday facility became fully operational again, it is believed that such a force majeure may result in a 20% reduction in the sales of NAND flash in the next two months. Toshiba hasn't given official word on that information yet.

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Sunday, December 12th, 2010. 17:46

Costco stops selling Apple products



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This week The Seattle Times revealed that a discount wholesaler Costco is no longer a partner of Apple and won't sell its products anymore. Such a decision was made after two companies had come to a "mutual agreement" to cancel their partnership.

Costco chief financial officer Richard Galanti said Apple didn't allow to sell its products online while other stores have had this privilege.

"In the past couple months, we agreed to wind down".


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Friday, December 10th, 2010. 20:43

iPhone 4 No. 1, iPad No. 3 on Top 10 Obsessions of 2010



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Yahoo! has placed the iPhone 4 on the top of obsessions of 2010 and the iPad is the number 3. Facebook came in at number 6. Though, the numbers are not a huge surprise. What is surprising is that the iPhone 4 became the first number after early controversy of the lost/stolen prototype and rumored “Antennagate”. Despite of all doubts the iPhone 4 is the most popular smartphones of the year in terms of sales and reviews.




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Android Approaches iOS In Overall Smartphone Subscribers



Top Smartphone Platforms
3 Month Avg. Ending Oct. 2010 vs. 3 Month Avg. Ending Jul. 2010
Total U.S. Smartphone Subscribers Ages 13+
Source: comScore MobiLens
Share (%) of Smartphone Subscribers
Jul-10 Oct-10 Point Change
Total Smartphone Subscribers 100.0% 100.0% N/A
RIM 39.3% 35.8% -3.5
Apple 23.8% 24.6% 0.8
Google 17.0% 23.5% 6.5
Microsoft 11.8% 9.7% -2.1
Palm 4.9% 3.9% -1.0

Today comScore released its monthly smartphone mobile report, which shows again that the Android OS gains more and more points at the smartphone market, while RIM's BlackBerry and Apple's iOS continue to lose its positions. The report is based on the smartphone usage over a period between July and October of 2010, and shows that there 60.7 million people with smartphones in the USA, which is 14% more than three months before. According to comScore, every fourth mobile subscriber uses smartphone.

Other facts:

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