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European carriers threaten Apple over embedded SIM option





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As reported, Apple is developing a built-in SIM card for the Phone. Such embedded SIM card allows users to activate their devices with a broad array of carriers. Moreover, with such card, customers could insist on shorter-term contracts, using the ability to easily switch between carriers as leverage. So, some European carriers (Vodafone in the UK, France Telecom and Telefónica in Spain) are threatening Apple to withhold their iPhone subsidies if the company deploys the technology on the iPhone. Apple was accused in gain control of carriers’ relationship with their mobile customers. This technology allows customers to sign up for mobile service directly on Apple's website. It could allow customers to switch more easily from one to another and even lead to a "war" between operators and Apple. As estimated, Apple’s global iPhone sales could take a 12 percent hit if European carriers carried out their threats.




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Sunday, November 21st, 2010. 14:31

iTunes Connect Mobile App Updated with iPad Support, Retina Graphics, iBookstore Stats



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Apple updated their iTunes Connect Mobile application which allows iOS developers to check their Apple developer account and see detailed information about the apps which are currently on sale in the App Store. The latest 1.1 update includes support for the iPad, graphics for the iPhone 4 and 4th-generation iPod touch Retina display and support for the viewing of iBookstore statistics for your books. This is the same application which Mac App Store developers will use to track their apps. The app is free.

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Original Apple 1 on sale for $160K



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The Apple I personal computer, the first Apple’s product, will go on sale in Christie's auctions on November 23. The computer was sold out in Jobs’ parents’ garage in 1976. Estimated price range is $160,000-$240,000. In 1999, an Apple I reportedly sold for $50,000. Now the computer will sell for over 60 times its original cost $666.66 apiece. Only 200 of these machines were produced and only 30 to 50 are still in existence. The Apple I will be on sale in its original shipping box that shows that the unit shipped from Jobs' parents' house and with the Apple I cassette interface, as well as a signed letter from Apple cofounder Steve Jobs.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Friday, November 12th, 2010. 10:34

iPad launched in Russia today with very limited stock



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Yesterday, 9th November, the iPad was officially launched in Russia. Six models of the device are now available in three retail chains: M.Video, Bely Veter and re:Store. The iPad will be on sale only in five cities: Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Volgograd, Rostov-on-Don, and Kazan. There are only 3,000 to 4,000 iPads available in the country on launch. But by the end of the year Apple plans to ship forty to fifty thousand units to Russia. Prices range from 19,990 rubles (US$650) for the 16GB WiFi model to 32,990 rubles (US$1,075) for the 64GB WiFi+3G model. However, it seems that those Russians, who wanted to get the iPad in Russia, had already bought the one abroad or in the grey market, where price for the device reached 100,000 rubles, or US$3,256.




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010. 13:10

iWork '11 to Launch Alongside Mac App Store in Early 2011?



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People close to Apple claims that iWork '11 productivity suite is finished and ready for launch but will be released alongside the Mac App Store in early 2011. Initially iWork '11 was planed to be launched alongside iLife '11 last month and its release was held back at the last moment for unknown reasons. Now Apple is planning to launch the new productivity suite alongside the forthcoming Mac App Store. The application will include Pages, Numbers and Keynote bundles, which may be available for purchase exclusively through the Mac App Store for $19.99 each, below Apple's current $79 price for the complete retail box suite.

The Mac App Store should debut on January 18th, 2011. Last week the company began accepting submissions from developers who would like to include their applications in the Mac App Store. Developers will take a 70 percent cut of sales, while Apple will retain 30 percent.




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010. 12:37

Toshiba makes MacBook Air SSDs available for mass market



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Today Toshiba started selling Blade X-gale Solid state drives for mass market, the same that are used in the new MacBook Airs. That was confirmed by MacRumors, which compared Toshiba's part numbers with the numbers of the components found in the latest Apple's notebooks.

Here are the short specs of the SSDs:

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Written by SimplyMax

Monday, November 8th, 2010. 23:23

Apple was also interested in the Kinect technology



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Last week Cult of Mac reported that Microsoft wasn't the first company that was really interested in the Kinect technology.

The history actually begins with Israeli military engineers, who developed Kinect camera and infrared sensor. According to the report, after inventing the technology they hired PrimeSense CEO Inon Beracha so he could "shop it around Silicon Valley and find partners to commercialize it".

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Monday, November 8th, 2010. 17:05

Check Out The Best Apps Ever In Apple’s New Official “App Store Hall Of Fame”



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If you ever wondered what Apple thought were the very best apps of the last two years, there’s now a list for that. Apple has launched a new section of the iTunes App Store, a Hall of Fame, containing everything iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad from Angry Birds to Zen Bound 2. There are around 50 apps honored so far and includes news, travel, sports, entertainment, productivity, and of course, lots of great games. The list includes both free and paid apps. Apple did a great job selecting these. Of course, they were probably helped by the massive app sales data they have. Most, if not all of the apps, are fairly “obvious” choices that you probably already own.

What app is now on the top of the list? No wondering, it is Angry Birds.




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Saturday, November 6th, 2010. 17:06

Wedge Partners: Apple will sell 100M iPhones in 2011



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This week Barron's site published a forecast of Wedge Partners analyst Brian Blair, which reveals details on Apple’s suggested progress based on the study of the company's supply chain. He is assured the Cupertino's company will sell 100 million iPhones, which in turn means almost 100% year over year sales growth for the device in 2011. Besides that, the analyst also suggested the number of iPads sold will reach 45-48 million next year.

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Saturday, November 6th, 2010. 0:12

72% of iPad owners are very satisfied with their product



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During October 2010 ChangeWave surveyed 3,108 consumers to understand the latest trends and demand on the PC and Netbook markets, including the impact of the iPad. Here are some interesting facts that were revealed by the research company:

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Ingram Micro reports about increasing business demand in iPad



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Last Thursday Reuters conducted an interview with the CEO of Ingram Micro Greg Spierkl, who told that previously Apple was focused more on selling the iPad to retailers, but now the situation has changed and the company is amenable to sell the tablet devices to businesses too.

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Written by SimplyMax

Sunday, October 31st, 2010. 22:51

iPad Has Increased Sprint's profit



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Recently Sprint's CEO Dan Hesse gave an interesting interview to GigaOm, where he revealed that iPad has caused the increase in demand for his company's 4G and 3G Overdrive wireless hotspots. As most consumers buy Wi-Fi iPads, devices like the Overdrive become more popular for those who want to be connected on the go.

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Saturday, October 30th, 2010. 3:09

Fortune also confirms the release of CDMA-enabled iPhone next year



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This Friday Fortune also confirmed the information about CDMA-enabled iPhone, which will be allegedly shipped in early 2011.

The report was written by Sara Ellison, who notes that after the release of new iPhone the Verizon's network will be overloaded by the millions of new customers, as the same had happened with AT&T network earlier.

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Apple became the fourth global mobile phone vendor



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According to a new IDC report last quarter sales made Apple number four in the list of global mobile phone vendors. The first places are still occupied by Nokia, Samsung and LG Electronics respectively. Apple has been always perceived as a top smartphone vendor, but this is the first quarter when Apple really cracked the top-5 list of global mobile phone vendors.

It is the first time for 6 years when IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker has excluded Sony Ericsson from the top-5 list. The report reveals that over the last quarter the iPhone has appeared in 17 more countries, which can explain its explosive sales.

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Written by SimplyMax

Friday, October 29th, 2010. 21:55

iPad Is Now Available in AT&T and Verizon stores



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Today two largest wireless carriers in the USA started offering the iPad in their brick-and-mortar stores. The date of Oct. 28 was announced few weeks earlier. As you remember, AT&T will be selling all 3G-enabled iPads with standard prices, and Verizon will only sell Wi-Fi iPads but with MiFi 2200 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot routers, and the bundles will have the same cost as 3G-enabled models.

For information on data plans read this post.

Verizon's sale of Apple's iPad for the holidays became the reason to steam the rumors about CDMA version of the iPhone that will be compatible with its network and must supposedly appear in early 2011.




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Written by SimplyMax

Thursday, October 28th, 2010. 19:22