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Apple Filed A Patent About Maps Services With Augmented Reality





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For long Apple has been actively working on creation of its own map service – we repeatedly heard that Apple hired leading specialists in that field and acquired companies developing such services: in 2009 and 2010 Apple bought well-known companies in this field Placebase and Poly 9. In addition, Apple has actively recruited specialists in its “Geo Team”, who could take their Maps app to the higher level.


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Apple Testing IPhone With LTE Support?



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As you know release of the next-generation iPhone is expected in September. It’s not clear yet whether this smartphone will support 4G transmission technology LTE (Long Term Evolution), but BGR wrote that Apple and some mobile carrier in US have already tested iPhone models with LTE support.


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Written by maxim

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011. 0:14

Google Has Acquired Motorola Mobility for $12.5 Billion



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Today co-founder and CEO of Google Larry Page officially said that their company has acquired one of the largest smartphone manufacturer – Motorola, specifically Motorola Mobility. The company was sold for $12.5 billion, which is 63% more than the closing price of the company on Friday, August 12. This deal has yet to be approved by several official authorities in USA and European Union, as well as Motorola Mobility’s shareholders. All transition processes is expected to finish in the end of 2011 or beginning of 2012.


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Written by maxim

Monday, August 15th, 2011. 20:33

New IPod Nano Will Likely Support Bluetooth 4.0



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We have already heard many rumors about upgrade of Apple’s smartphone line this fall, as well as information about the release of next-generation tablet. Also rumors about launch of iPod touch with 3G modem have been circulating. But we forgot that upgrade of all iPod line is planned on September.


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Monday, August 15th, 2011. 16:41

Millennium Media Has Ranked iPhone As A Top Mobile Phone Three Years Running



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Advertising firm Millennial Media just issued its 50th Mobile Intelligence Report regarding trends on the mobile phone market on the basis of ad impressions. The report suggests some interesting conclusions about the general trends in the industry.


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Apple Set to Open Five New Retail Stores on Saturday



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By the end of September Apple will have opened over 30 new retail stores, so the total number of stores will be over 360. On this Saturday Apple apparently set to open at least five new stores: two U.S. stores and three international locations covering Australia, Canada, and Italy.

  • Anchorage 5th Avenue Mall (Anchorage, Alaska): The new store will be Apple's first location in Alaska.
  • Fashion Place (Murray, Utah): Apple's second store in Utah.
  • Southland (Cheltenham, Victoria, Australia): The new store is Apple's third location in the Melbourne area and its twelfth overall for Australia.
  • Conestoga: (Waterloo, Ontario, Canada): Apple's 20th retail store in Canada, the new location is also notable for its placement in the hometown of smartphone competitor Research in Motion.
  • I Gigli: (Florence, Italy): The new store is Apple's sixth location in Italy and first in the Florence area, filling a gap between the company's store in Rome and a series of stores in northern Italy across the Turin, Milan, and Bergamo.



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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Friday, August 12th, 2011. 21:53

Investors Want Nintendo To Develop Titles for iOS Devices



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According to Bloomberg’s report, Nintendo’s investors are urging the company to produce titles for iOS devices. Alternatively, Tokyo-based Stats Investment Management Co considers that Nintendo should try to either develop something absolutely new or buy its way into smartphone market. Bloomberg wrote:


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iPhone 5 is very expected by resellers



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Since the release of iPhone 4 numerous reports have revealed its major success among consumers. Taking that into consideration it is easy to assume that many people will soon be selling their smartphones to save money on iPhone 5. According to GigaOm, many resellers are aware of that fact and has already started to prepare for the release of the next-gen Apple’s smartphone.

The same thing happened last year, shortly after the iPhone 4 release. For instance, one of Apple resellers Gazelle announced that it had over 10 000 old iPhones to sell.

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Thinner 8MP Camera For Smartphones Was Announced By Omnivision



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Omnivision Technologies, longtime supplier of camera sensors for iOS devices, has presented a new 8MP sensor that is claimed to be 20 percent thinner than any 8MP module produced for commercial use.


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New iPhone 5 Part Was Found On The Internet



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Yesterday @chronic revealed in his Twitter that at least one reseller got another part of iPhone 5, which appears to be an iPhone 5 proximity light sensor flex cable. You can see it on the picture above.

Kyle Wiens form ifixit.com told MacRumors about the differences. He revealed that resembling iPhone 4 part includes a power button, noise removing mic and light sensors. But this iPhone 5 part does not include the same mic and that’s why it will be somewhere else on the iPhone 5.

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US Retailers Begin To Reduce iPhone 4 Prices



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As reported various retailers reducing the price of iPhone 4 expecting the release of the iPhone 5. Rumors suggest that the next-generation smartphone  vary quite substantially from an August release to a September release, and AllThingsD expects a late October launch. So the US retailers Radio Shack and Target have both cut the price on the iPhone 4 models. Radio Shack is currently offering the 16GB model for $169.99 and the 32GB for $269.99. Meanwhile Target is now offering the 16GB iPhone 4 for $149.99 and the 32GB model for $249.99. These discounted iPhone 4’s still come with a two-year contract. The standard prices for the iPhone 4 in Radio Shack were $199 for the 16GB model and $299 for the 32GB model.




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011. 16:46

Apple Became Absolute Leader In Profits From Mobile Phone Sales In Q2



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According to Asymco's Horace Dedie report, Apple is a king of the hill in smartphone sales and is on LG heels for the third place in cell phone sales worldwide.

Samsung that revealed its profits for the second quarter is the second-largest smartphone manufacture globally in terms of units, however the company refuses to reveal its sales data explaining that by fierce competition with Apple.


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Written by maxim

Monday, August 1st, 2011. 11:40

35% of U.S. Consumers Planning to Purchase Next-Generation iPhone



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Site PriceGrabber released the results of a survey of nearly 3,000 U.S. online consumers, revealing that 35% of respondents intend to purchase the next-generation iPhone.

Anticipation in the consumer electronics world is soaring for the launch of Apple's iPhone 5, which is rumored to be hitting store shelves this fall. PriceGrabber, a part of Experian, just released the results of its iPhone 5 survey, revealing that 35 percent of consumers plan to purchase the latest iPhone upon its release. Of these respondents, 51 percent indicated that they will buy the smartphone within the first year of release, 30 percent will purchase it before the end of 2011, 14 percent will buy it within the first month, and 7 percent will buy it within the first week. Conducted from July 1-11, 2011, the survey includes responses from 2,852 U.S. online consumers.

Respondents expect to seen in the next-generation iPhone improved battery life; 59% of respondents selected this option in the survey. 56% was a lower price point. 46% indicated that "4G" compatibility is an important feature.




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Friday, July 29th, 2011. 12:01

Amazon Tablet Will Recognize Only Two Fingers At Once



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It was reported that a rumored Android-powered Amazon tablet will  be released by September. The main known fact is that Amazon tablet will incorporate a low-cost touch panel that is capable to recognize two fingers at the same time instead of ten fingers capability found in top-grade tablets like the iPad.


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New possibilities of Bluetooth 4.0 In Apple's Latest Products



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Latest MacBook Airs and Mac Minis incorporate new Bluetooth 4.0 chips. This technology includes Bluetooth Low Energy specification that provides low-latency and low-power implementation. One of the examples of its possible usage is Nike+ accessory, which isn’t actually based on this technology, but works very similar to it. It's based on a sensor that transfers signals wirelessly from your shoe to your iOS device in order to record your daily run.

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