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Good news for all those who plan to buy a new Mac Pro. For the first time since its debut in December, the ship times have fallen to 3-5 business days. What this means is that if you purchase a completely redesigned Mac Pro now, it will be shipped to you in less than one week, not a month as it was earlier. Looks like the guys from Cupertino managed to overcome the manufacturing difficulties and now are working as were supposed to.
The week has nearly come to an end, so looks like it’s time for me to tell you about the most interesting posts of the past seven days. Let’s start.
According to the people familiar with the matter, the deal between Apple and Beats Electronics will be signed in a couple of days. However, the sources claim that for some unknown reason the talks between two industry giants have been close to falling apart.
Apple is no longer world's most valuable brand. According to the annual study of global brands conducted by Millward Brown, the company from Cupertino is currently on the second place. The first spot is occupied by Apple's main rival - Google.
According to the latest report from The Korea Times, Apple and Samsung are currently working on an agreement that would settle all their patent infringement lawsuits at once and without applying to the court. The two tech giants have begun the negotiations quite recently.
I've made up a new list of the most interesting posts of the past seven days. Without wasting time, lets take a look at them.
Most of the articles deal with Apple's next-gen iPhone, which is expected to be released in the second half of this year. According to the reports from various sources, the handset will feature an NFC chip and a 1704 x 906 resolution display. Can't wait to see this device.
The company from Cupertino is reportedly planning to restrict vacation time for its German retail employees in September. The only possible reason for such a decision is the launch of a new product or products. Aside from German employees, people working at Apple's retail stores in a number of other countries will get the same restricted vacations. This is another indication of the iPhone release, which is said to take place in August or September.
As you probably know, Microsoft released Office for iPad in March. Just a week after the release, Office suite apps, namely, Word, PowerPoint and Excel, became the most popular apps on the App Store. 12 million people downloaded them in the first seven days after launch.
This may sound strange, but according to the latest report from usually reliable market research firm DisplaySearch, Samsung managed to become Apple's main iPad display panel supplier in the first quarter of 2014. The South Korean company produced as many as 5.2 million 9.7-inch Retina displays, which were used in the iPad Air and the fourth generation iPad.
Apple may soon acquire Beats Electronics, the headphone manufacturer and the company behind one of the most popular streaming music services. The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg and The New York Times have confirmed that Apple is currently in talks with Beats Electronics. If the two companies come to an agreement, the acquisition will be announced next week.
According to the latest rumors, Apple's suppliers have recently begun the production of the long-anticipated iWatch. However, this is not the mass-production yet. Apple's smartwatch is expected to be launched this fall, so it's high time the suppliers started assembling the gadget.