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iPod Nano/Shuffle to Get New Cases?





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According to iLounge, 1.8-inch screen will be touchscreen and on its sides or back panel we can find control buttons.




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Written by bbagira

Friday, August 27th, 2010. 1:13

iPad Expected to Maintain Position as Tablet Market Leader



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According to iSuppli, Apple will command 74.1% of the tablet market for 2010. And even though competitors will soon be launching a number of tablet devices seeking to compete against the iPad, Apple is predicted to maintain its leadership position with 70.4% of the market in 2011 and 61.7% in 2012. iSuppli last month predicted iPad sales of nearly 13 million this year, surging to over 50 million in 2012 for a total of nearly 100 million iPads sold by the end of that year.

Acer chairman JT Wang reportedly claimed that Apple's share of the tablet market will eventually stabilize at 20-30%. However, iSuppli observes that the most interesting competitor is likely to come from HP. But the potential iPad competitors exist in the form of HP, Dell and Lenovo’s upcoming tablets, iSuppli believes that none of them can seriously challenge Apple’s tablet from a solution perspective before 2011.




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Thursday, August 26th, 2010. 12:19

App Store Director Revealed to Be Former Fart App Developer



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Phillip Shoemaker, Apple's Director of Applications Technology for the App Store, is a former App Store developer himself who has a handful of applications, several of which fall into the category of low-brow fart and urination humor, still available for sale. Shoemaker's App Store development work was handled under the name GrayNoodle LLC. The game Animal Farts features various cartoon images of animals with their buttocks facing forward, giving users buttons to trigger "Fart," "Poot," "Drop" or "Wiz" sounds accompanied with animations illustrating said emissions.

According to an Apple spokeswoman, all of Shoemaker's applications had been approved prior to his employment with Apple. Apple's statement is apparently contradicted, however, by App Store data showing that three of his applications debuted in the App Store up to six weeks after Shoemaker had tweeted that he was working for Apple in early March 2009.




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010. 16:39

Mac Government and Enterprise Sales Leap in 2Q 2010



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As noted by analyst Charlie Wolf of Needham & Company Monday, Mac government sales grew 200.8 percent year over year in the June quarter, well beyond the 12.1 percent growth seen by the rest of the PC market. In addition, the business market grew 49.8 percent during those three months, besting the market-wide 15.7 percent growth in enterprise sales.

Apple's best business sales came with very large companies, where Mac shipments improved 103 percent. Large businesses also bought 98.3 percent more Macs than the previous year.

Home Mac sales were also up 31.4 percent, besting the industrywide 25.2 percent growth. Despite the growth in business sales, the home market remains Apple's most important, accounting for 61.4 percent of all Mac shipments in the June quarter.

In all, Mac sales grew 31.5 percent year-over-year, ahead of the 20.9 percent growth seen by the entire PC market over 2009.




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010. 13:04

Regent Street and Comfortable Environment for Apple Customers



In the world, the Apple's Regent Street store is still the busiest selling point, according to senior vice
president of Apple's retail sales Ron Johnson. He has highly appreciated Regent Street considering that undertaken
risk has been justified. Now, in the Regent Street store has one of the best traffic performances in the world.

The Apple network has had a significant impact on the retail sector. Many other stores around the world seek to
repeat their success.


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Written by kurilovich

Saturday, August 14th, 2010. 15:34

Apple's rechargeable AA batteries are rebranded Sanyo Eneloops?



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Recently released Apple's rechargeble batteries were found to have many of the same characteristics as the Sanyo Eneloop model HR-3UTG batteries first developed in 2005 and launched for sale in 2006. Both batteries retain over 75% of their charge after three years of use. In addition to having identical performance, the Sanyo rechargeables also have the same minimum capacity of 1900 mAh. Moreover, Apple's new rechargeable batteries do not offer any indication of who manufactured them.

Experts took apart one of the AA batteries from Apple, but did not find any evidence on the inside that they are manufactured by Sanyo. The batteries are the first Apple’s product, which doesn’t have an Apple logo on them. In fact, the only thing known about these batteries is what that they were made in Japan. Sanyo's corporate headquarters is in Japan, and its Eneloop batteries are manufactured also in Japan.

And batteries have almost similar prices: Apples batteries retail for $29 and Sanyo Eneloop – for about $22.

Apple has not commented this situation.

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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Thursday, August 12th, 2010. 22:59

iPad made Apple 3rd biggest mobile PC vendor



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According to a new report, published by Philip Elmer-DeWitt from Fortune, Apple's share on the portable PC market grew from 5 to 12% in the second quarter, making it the third world biggest mobile PC vendor after Dell and HP in volume sales.

Such data was revealed by Chris Whitmore, who is an analyst Deutsche Bank.

"Our retail checks suggest this share shift continues in July, where the iPad is directly cannibalizing demand for other vendors' notebook products. Remarkably, Apple's traditional MacBook business posted accelerated unit growth on a Y/Y basis in 2Q despite the launch of the iPad while every other Top 5 vendor slowed."


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Written by SimplyMax

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010. 18:48

LG cannot produce enough iPad displays



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Yesterday LG Display's Chief Executive Officer Kwon Young-Soo revealed that LG cannot currently produce enough iPad displays for Apple.

"Demand (from Apple) keeps growing and we can't meet it all."

It was also said that LG is going to increase the production of such displays but the demand will be met only presumably in the second quarter of 2011.

Even Apple didn't expect the iPad will be so popular, according to its Chief Operating Officer Tim Cook. Last financial quarter there were 3,27 million iPads sold. But that will not slow sales down - this Monday Apple announced that since Friday the iPad will be available for sale in nine more countries.

It is interesting that while LG cannot meet the iPad display demand it had already invested over $500 million in producing its own mobile phones and tablets.




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Written by SimplyMax

Friday, July 23rd, 2010. 16:31

Apple 2010 Q3 financial results: All time record revenue



Apple just released its third quarter earnings. Here is a quick summary:

  • Revenue: $15.7 Billion (record)
  • Profit: $3.25 billion ($3.51/share)
  • Margin: 39.1% (vs 40.9% last year)

International sales accounted for 52% of revenue

Sales:

  • Macs: 3.47 million
  • iPods: 9.41 million
  • iPhones: 8.4 million
  • iPads: 3.27 million

Here is the official press release:


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New lawsuit: Apple falsely marked its products



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Last week organization Americans for Fair Patent Use filed a lawsuit in a U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Texas. Apple, Samsung Telecommunications America, Verizon Wireless and Sprint Nextel Corp. are named as the defendants. The lawsuit says that these companies produce and/or sell falsely marked products with a patents that are expired or do not cover these marked products, with a purpose "to deceive the public about the patent coverage for their products."

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Written by SimplyMax

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010. 13:54

Steve Jobs Revealed Some Facts About iPhone 4 and Antenna Issue



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Yesterday Steve Jobs told many interesting facts about antenna issues and iPhone 4. Those who doesn't want to watch the video from the event here, you can study the next list:

  • Over 3M iPhones 4 were sold since its release three weeks ago;
  • The antenna issue can be reproduced on any other phone. The details can be found here;
  • Apple has special testing rooms, which cost it $ 100 million. You can learn more about it on Apple's new webpage here;
  • Only 0.55% of all iPhone 4 users complain on antenna issue;
  • AT&T return rate with the iPhone 3GS was 6.0%, with the iPhone 4 - 1,7%;
  • The proximity sensor problem will be fixed in the next update;
  • White iPhone will be shipped at the end of July;
  • On July 30th iPhone sales will be launched in 17 more countries.


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Old Wi-Fi-enabled iPhone Will Finally Go On Sale in China



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According to The Wall Street Journal, last week Chinese Telecommunication Equipment Certification Center approved Wi-Fi enabled iPhone to be put on sale soon in China. The problem is that on the accompanying picture it is clearly seen that the approved device is the iPhone 3G or 3GS, but certainly not the iPhone 4.

Apple’s smartphone went on sale last year, but it was Wi-Fi disabled because technology's standard was temporarily banned by the Chinese government. In May 2009 the ban was relaxed.

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July 4th iPhone games sale from Gameloft, EA, Glu, Namco and More



Four of the biggest iPhone and iPad game developers have discounted a selection of their games for the July 4th holiday. Hurry up. Here is the list:

Gameloft:


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Launches of iPhone 4 in U.K., France, Germany and U.S.



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In spite of the problems with ordering and receiving, the iPhone 4 has enjoyed a really successful launch across the world. The first place for the iPhone 4 to go on sale was Japan, with more than 300 people lining up at the main store for Softbank, the mobile carrier for the iPhone 4 in Japan. By early afternoon all the devices in stock had been sold.

The next countries to launch the new device were Germany, France and the UK, with the U.S. East coast following them shortly afterwards. At most of the places the lines were incredibly long – actually the longest for any iPhone release.




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Written by SimplyMax

Friday, June 25th, 2010. 10:00

3 million iPads sold in the first 80 days



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According to yesterday’s announcement, Apple have sold three million iPads during the first 80 days on the market since the device was launched in the US on the 3rd of April with Wi-Fi only models. To sell 2 million, it took approximately 60 days, so it can be said with certainty that the sales of the iPad are accelerating.

Apple’s CEO Steve Jobs says that people are loving iPads and it’s becoming part of their lives. The company is working hard to allow more and more people to use this wonderful device, and next month the iPad will be available in 9 more countries: Singapore, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Mexico, Luxembourg, Ireland, Hong Kong, Belgium and Austria. The information on the prices and pre-order for these countries is expected to be revealed soon.

According to the press release, more than 11,000 iPad-specific applications are now available in the App Store.




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Written by SimplyMax

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010. 11:55