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Apple Considering Using Solar Panels In Its Future Devices





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As DigiTimes reports, now Apple as well as other companies like Samsung, is exploring the possibility of using solar panels in its future products. Reportedly Apple is even considering adding Taiwan-based solar panel makers in its supply chain. This fact means that the company is not only exploring this technology but is already planning who exactly will manufacture these panels.


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Written by maxim

Thursday, July 28th, 2011. 12:19

Apple Began Testing iPad 3 Displays With 2048-by-1536 Pixels From Samsung And LG?



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Yesterday The Korea Times published new report claiming that a next-generation iPad will boast a display with screen resolution higher than full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels):


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Tuesday, July 19th, 2011. 12:06

Apple Tests A6 Chips Produced by TSMC



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Reuters reports that Taiwanese maker TSMC has started a test production run of A6 processors designed for future Apple handsets. TSCM is not yet confirmed as the manufacturer of Apple’s A6 processors, but it is said that decision is already “authorized”. The only reason for delaying the deal is the potential yield rate of the chip production.


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Smart Covers For iPad 2 Earn High Profits For Apple



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Sales of $40 magnetic smart covers designed to protect the iPad 2 amounted to collective $300 million for Apple in recent quarter, as BMO Capital's analyst Keith Bachman said on Monday in his note to investors. Half of that figure makes up pure profit for the company.
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Counter Suit Against Apple Is Dropped By Samsung To Streamline Legal Proceedings



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In April a lawsuit against Samsung was originally filled by Apple in which the company accused Samsung of copying the iPhone and iPad in its Galaxy. Shortly afterwards Samsung filled a counter suit against Apple asking to see the iPad 3 and iPhone 5. But judge denied this request earlier this year. This week Samsung abandoned their counter-patent suits.


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Monday, July 4th, 2011. 23:23

Chinese manufacturers reportedly using Apple-rejected displays for iPad clones



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Asian sources claim that touch panels for the iPad 2 that do not meet Apple quality requirements are used for production of iPad clones. In second quarter of this year 12-15 million of 9.7-inch IPS panels were manufactured by LG Display and Samsung Electronics, but Apple produces only 7-9 million iPad 2s. So it seems that the rest of panels that don't pass Apple's quality standards was sold to China-based white-box vendors.

Today Apple controls approximately 60 percent of the world's touch panel capacity and actively obtaining components that are in short supply. Now Apple has booked up much of the available production capacity, so other manufactures experience problems with release of their own tablets. For example, Amazon that could face difficulty with display orders for its LCD tablet.




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Monday, July 4th, 2011. 16:42

HP Exploring Possibility Of Licensing WebOS And Samsung Is Said To Be Interested



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According to Bloomberg’s report, HP is interested in licensing its mobile operating system webOS to other companies, which may open the door for yet another competitor in the tablet and smartphone market.

"We are talking to a number of companies," Apotheker, president of the company, stated in Beijing, refusing to give more details."I can share with you that a number of companies have expressed interest. We are continuing our conversations."


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Court Denies Samsung Request To See iPhone 5 and iPad 3



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Let us remind you some facts about the legal battle between Apple and Samsung.  Samsung filed the countersuit in response to the Apple’s suit, where demanded Apple hand over the iPhone 5 and iPad 3 or their newest prototypes to investigate them and to avoid misunderstanding in future. Though, Judge denied Samsung’s request, having explained that “Apple’s request for expedited discovery was far more justified and far less prejudicial”. Apple required early access to all Samsung’s new devices.

The judge made a lot of effort in her 11-page order to explain that Samsung is entitled to “parity” but its motion was overreaching in this case. Instead, it may be necessary for the court to evaluate such a motion against the background of the iPhone 5 (as far as any Samsung phones are concerned) and the iPad 3 (as far as any Samsung tablet computers are concerned), whenever Apple is in a position to present those products.




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011. 9:51

Apple is Readying To Launch iOS-powered TV Display This Fall



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As DailyTech reports, Apple is preparing to release a television set this fall. According to information, a former Apple manager told about the project, speaking “you’ll go into an Apple retail store and be able to walk out with a TV. It’s perfect.” As rumors say, the TV display will be powered by Apple’s best-selling iOS (at present runs on the iPhone, iPad, Apple TV and iPod touch). Also the report reads that large screens will not be developed in-house by Apple, but with the help of an OEM, like Samsung, to set production in motion.


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Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011. 18:55

Top Apple and Samsung executives Had a Meeting to Discuss Patent Suit



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This week Reuters reported that the executives of "highest level" for Samsung and Apple had a recent meeting and discussed their legal dispute.

The information was revealed by Apple attorney Harold MacElhinny, who responded on Friday to questioning from Lucy Koh, who is a U.S. Disctrict Judge.

Koh hoped the companies may resolve the case without attracting the court and thus said:

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Sunday, June 19th, 2011. 20:04

Mobile advertisers take a second look on dumbphones



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Here is good news for RIM so regularly criticized by Apple: advertisers of mobile devices didn’t forget about the platform and are currently taking a second look on it, which results in rising of dumb phone advertising, stated an advertising network Millennial Media this Wednesday.

This surprising comeback has expressed in 6 percent grew of mobile ads on RIM devices in May, while "feature phones" make up 17 percent of Feature Phone, Smartphone and Connected Devices mix in May, as estimated by Millennial Media. The key to these surprising figures may be in the BlackBerry Curve and BlackBerry Bold 2 taking a place among top five mobile phones using served ads.

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Thursday, June 16th, 2011. 16:40

Patent Dispute Between Apple And Nokia Is Resolved, Apple Will Pay For Licenses



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Nokia announced that it had entered into agreement with Apple, and now the prolonged legal argument between two corporations is coming to an end with two parties withdrawing their complaints to the International Trade Commission.

A press release that announced the signed patent license agreement was issued by Nokia early Tuesday. Agreement stipulates that Apple have to make a one-time payment to Nokia as well as ongoing royalties. But exact details of the agreement are kept in secret. The statement also reads that Nokia has put about 43 billion EUR into research and development in the course of last 20 years, creating a patent portfolio that consists of  10,000 patent families.

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Written by SimplyMax

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011. 18:27

Apple May Become the Largest Smartphone Maker after Samsung



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Japanese market analysis firm Nomura predicts Samsung will soon become the largest smartphone maker in the world instead of Nokia.

Yesterday Reuters reported on that prediction and added that Apple may also move past Nokia and leave the latter in third place.

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Tuesday, June 14th, 2011. 10:48

LTE iPad 3 May Be Released Soon



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According to The Wall St. Journal report, which in turn refers to Asian CLSA’s research note, Apple is working on an LTE-iPad for the holiday shopping season.

“While most vendors appear fixated on matching the specs and features of iPad2, our checks suggest Apple will release iPad3 in time for the holiday season, sporting a better display and LTE capabilities.”

AT&T’s LTE network is going to roll out later this year, while users of Verizon can already enjoy its amazing download speeds around the country.

On 2nd of June thinner and lighter Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 was announced. The company announced it will support fast Verizon’s network in the coming weeks.

The Wall St. Journal also reported iPhone won’t get LTE support this year.




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Android and iOS Continue To Dominate In US Smartphone Market



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comScore has released the results of its April survey (comScore surveyed over 30,000 mobile phone subscribers.) of mobile phone usage in the United States. Surpassing Research in Motion, Apple took the solid second place among smartphone platforms and now iOS holds 26.0% of market. Google’s Android leads the pack with 36.4% of the market, an increase of 5.2 percentage points over the three month period. Research in Motion's BlackBerry operating system has slipped to 25.7%. When looking at mobile phone manufacturers overall, Apple is now the fourth largest vendor with a share of 8.3% of the US market. Samsung remains number one with 24.5% of the market, followed by LG and Motorola.




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Saturday, June 4th, 2011. 22:44