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Apple TV Software Update?





I’ve previously written that aside from the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C releases, on September 10th Apple may show us a completely new Apple TV, stuffed with new amazing features and whatever else. Well, today I must admit I was wrong. According to the latest AllThingsD report, there would be a software update for the existing TV box on Tuesday, but definitely not the new product presentation.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Sunday, September 8th, 2013. 18:25

iPad 5's Digitizer and Rear Casing Compared with an iPad 4



A new video was uploaded to YouTube on Tuesday that compares the touch screen digitizer and rear casing of a would-be iPad 5 with the current iPad 4. The parts shown in the video look just like those from the leaked photos published before and prove that the next generation iPad will get the design, which is nearly identical to the one iPad mini has.


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Wednesday, September 4th, 2013. 23:48

New iPhone is rumored to have arrived to the U.S.



MacRumors reports that iPhone has already arrived  to the U.S. in preparation for its presentation during an event September 10th.

As is not unheard of for the company, Apple is already beginning to stockpile units in the United States for quick distribution to carrier partners, other third-party retail partners, and its own channels. With the new iPhone hardware expected to be introduced at next Tuesday's media event, Apple's past history would suggest that the new models would launch in the U.S. and other first wave countries about a week and a half later, with Friday, September 20 being the most likely date.


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Wednesday, September 4th, 2013. 1:24

Verizon to block employee vacations on September 18th-22nd



According to 9to5Mac, Verizon prohibiting employees to go on vacation between September 18th-22nd. This is exactly the period between rumored iPhone 5S release to be held on September 20th.

As Apple’s September 10th iPhone unveiling approaches, we’ve heard that Verizon Wireless is blocking its retail employees from requesting vacations between Wednesday, September 18th and Sunday, September 22nd. Based on Apple historically shipping new versions of the iPhone about a week and half following the unveiling, it would make sense for the new iPhones to arrive for customers on Friday, September 20th.

Moreover, Verizon is rumored to have little stocks of the 32GB and 64GB iPhone 5 models. So we may assume that the carrier is expecting the launch of new generation of devices. Walmart has also decreased the price of the iPhone 5 to $98 with Verizon contract.

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Saturday, August 31st, 2013. 1:42

Nokia to Launch a Windows RT Tablet That is Better than the iPad?



Nokia will show us its new Windows RT tablet very soon. The device will be thinner and lighter than the current iPad, apart from that, it will look similar to the Nokia’s Lumia smartphones. On top of that, it may get a bunch of new useful features, The Verge reports.


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Thursday, August 29th, 2013. 2:06

iMac discounts before Haswell processor update



Great discounts are now offered by retailers on custom iMac configurations. The level of stocks is expected to fall in reparation for the Intel Haswell processor.

For instance, B&H on Wednesday evening slashed the price of 15 different custom iMac configurations by as much as $150, several of which had not previously been discounted from Apple's suggested retail price. Many of those same configurations were previously available from other resellers, but have not been restocked alongside other Macs for several weeks, according to historical data from the Apple Price Guide.

It is also stated that big shopping malls such as Best Buy, Amazon, and MacMall are offering a  $100-$150 discount on standard retail configurations.


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Sunday, August 25th, 2013. 3:14

iPhone 5S and 5C to launch in China on November 28



First Financial Daily reports that the launch of iPhone 5S and 5C in China will take place on November 28. It is two months after the initial launch that will happen on Friday, September 20.

The launch is that delayed  due to verification procedures required by China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. Apple faced the same problem with launch of the iPhone 5.


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Saturday, August 24th, 2013. 17:53

Pandora Radio App is Updated with Sleep Timer



Pandora Radio app for iOS was updated on Thursday. Now it has a sleep timer with 15, 30, or 60 minute options that allow you to listen to your favorite songs while you’re falling asleep. Apart from that, there’re some stability improvements and bug fixes in the version 4.5.


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Saturday, August 24th, 2013. 2:11

New iPhones will be available in Japan and Greece on September 20th



According to recent reports, the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C are sure to arrive in Greece and Japan on September 20th.

Nikkei was the first to write about it, "It is expected for the new iPhone Apple is developing, be on Friday the 20th September release date in Japan. Formal presentation is scheduled to be held in San Francisco on the 10th as previously reported. You can guess from the pattern of the past and their own interviews with domestic mobile phone company, likely to be the release of the next weekend high in Japan."


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Thursday, August 22nd, 2013. 17:20

Apple Expands USB Power Adapter Takeback Program to 30 Countries



Apple's USB Power Adapter Takeback Program has been expanded to 30 countries and the prices of the adapters for each region have been revealed.

According to recent report, some unofficial adapters  do not correspond to the safety requirements due to improper design. As not all such adapters have an issue, Apple has decided to launch a USB Power Adapter Takeback Program so that customers could buy official adapters.

Apple is  customer-oriented company, the safety of its users being the priority issue. This is the reason for severe testing our products are subject to. So the items, including the USB power adapters for iPhone, iPad, and iPod are certified to correspond to safety standards around the world.

 
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Written by Lizzen

Sunday, August 18th, 2013. 2:11

Foxconn profits raise by 41% due to high iPhone sales



According to The Wall Street Journal, Hon Hai Precision Industry Company, widely recognized as  Foxconn, has experienced an abrupt upsurge of 41% of the second quarter profits. Foxconn is Apple's leading iPhone and iPad assembler, and the increase in revenue is accounte to by high iPhone sales rates.

The report notes that 40% of Foxconn's profits come from Apple.  In the second quarter of 2013 the figure of net profit of Hon Hai Precision Industry reached the top point of NT$16.98 billion (USD $566.7 Million) as compared NT$12.06 billion (USD $402 million) from the same period in 2012.


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Written by Lizzen

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013. 15:55

Apple Will Show Us Its Next iPhone on September 10th



Apple will show us its new iPhone on September 10th, AllThingsD reports. As to the iPad and iPad mini release dates, they’re still under the question. Anyway, here’s what the source says about the smartphone:


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Sunday, August 11th, 2013. 16:26

Publishers object to Apple's e-book case punishment



Five publishers are against the decision of the Department of Justice concerning the punishment for Apple after the  rumored anti-trust iBookstore case.

According to court decision ,Apple was proved to be guilty of fixing e-book prices and therefore forcing the customer to pay higher prices. Apple claims the accusations to be faulty and now the company is planing to appeal the decision.

In a court filing Wednesday afternoon, the publishers said that the U.S. Department of Justice’s demands on Apple would eliminate the use of the “agency model” for the sale and distribution of e-books for a period of five years, by prohibiting Apple from entering such agreements.


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Written by Lizzen

Friday, August 9th, 2013. 0:48

Apple Acquires Another Small Outfit - Passif Semiconductor



According to AllThingsD, Apple has recently acquired Passif Semiconductor - a company that specializes in low-power communication chips manufacturing.


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Friday, August 2nd, 2013. 16:30

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Buy a Retina MacBook Pro on Best Buy Online and Get an Apple TV for Free



If you always wanted to have an Apple TV you can get it for free. Well, almost. The free Apple TV deal is now available on Best Buy website for all those, who buy a 15-inch high-end MacBook Pro with Retina display.

The first model you can buy is a $1999 MacBook Pro with 8GB of RAM and 256GB SSD. The second one is a $2599 laptop with 16GB of memory and 512GB SSD. As a pleasant bonus, you will surely get an Apple TV.

This special offer is not widely advertised and only available for online buyers.

Apart from this sale, Best Buy offers some other discounts for the students, who purchase Apple laptops and desktops. For instance, a student can get a $100 off the price if indicates a school email address.




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Written by NickTarasenko

Friday, August 2nd, 2013. 13:34