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Apple's Recruiting Engineers in Taiwan





According to the latest news, Apple’s looking for hardware engineers in Taipei, Taiwan. This week the company has posted several job postings on its official website. What is the reason for such a strong demand for new people? Here’s what Digitimes thinks:


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Written by NickTarasenko

Sunday, August 18th, 2013. 18:53

Apple Starts Showing Mac Pro Teaser in Movie Theaters across the USA



Apple has begun showing an upcoming Mac Pro teaser in movie theaters across the USA. In the short clip we can see the new Mac from multiple angles, so this is probably the same video that was first shown to developers at WWDC.


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Sunday, August 18th, 2013. 18:37

Apple Asks Developers to Classify Their Apps by Age Range



Apple has reportedly asked the developers that are working on the applications for children under 11 years of age to classify their products in one of three age ranges: ages 5 and under, ages 6-8 and ages 9-11. Such classification will surely help parents to choose the appropriate content for their children after the special "Kids" category appears on App Store this fall.


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Saturday, August 17th, 2013. 19:41

The new Apple TV to launch in November?



According to venture capitalist and former TechCrunch reporter MG Siegler, Apple is likely to be planning a television product for launch in November. He made the following comments on John Gruber's podcast, "Mule Radio".

Not to go into rumor central here but the latest things like I've heard are some sort of television product — not necessarily a television screen but something — could be coming as soon as this November. And I think there's some surprises there about what it could actually be and I don't for sure what it could actually be but there's been whispers about, so I'm not going to write anything about it, but there's whispers out there that the interaction with it could be the interesting thing. People have talked about voice, but I think that's out the window and there might be some new way to interact with whatever this thing is.

 
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Written by Lizzen

Saturday, August 17th, 2013. 2:14

New Apple's iWatch Concept



We all know that Apple will release a new product called iWatch and that this will happen no sooner that the next year. Before that event, enthusiasts can create their own concepts of what we know as the Apple’s wearable computer or a kind of iPhone’s remote and share these projects with the Internet community.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Saturday, August 17th, 2013. 1:18

Best Buy Offers a $200 Gift Card for Your Old iPhone 4S



Best Buy has launched another trade in program. This time the America’s biggest consumer electronics retailer offers a $200 gift card for all those who trade in their working iPhone 4S and a $100 card for those who decide to get rid of their iPhone 4.


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Friday, August 16th, 2013. 0:12

Analyst forecasts concerning iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S



Gene Munster, a famous analyst, has published a research note concerning his thoughts about the iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S.

According to Munster, the iPhone 5C will not boast  Siri and it will replace iPhone 4S and will be selling for $300 off contract.

In terms of the phone itself, we expect the cheaper phone to have a plastic casing, 4" display, and lower end internal specs (processor, camera, memory, etc.) than the 5S/5 line up. Additionally, we believe that Apple may exclude some software features, such as Siri, which we note was not an option on the iPhone 3GS or iPhone 4 upon launch.



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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

Pegatron revenue upsurges thanks to iPhone production



According to Reuters, Apple supplier Pegatron is likely to enjoy a 50 percent increase in Q3 revenue.  The supplier reaches the figure despite the stable decline of its PC business continuing. The sector responsible for the revenue upsuge is the iPhone. The following announcement was made by Pegatron after the company did not live up o analyst's expectations concerning revenue in Q2.

“We expect revenue in the non-computing segment to grow by 40 to 50 percent in Q3 due to new consumer products. Q4 will also be higher,” said company CEO and President Jason Cheng in an investor conference.

Pegatron is most likely to be responsible for production of the low-budget iPhone 5C – the plastic iPhone. Moreover, Digitimes rumored that it may turn to be the second iPhone 5S supplier, although Foxconn is responsible for the major production. Both handsets are expected to be announced by Apple on 10th September.


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Written by Lizzen

Monday, August 12th, 2013. 20:02

Delays in supply chain to slow iPhone 5S release



According to Digitimes, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is delaying with components supply. Therefore, the launch of the iPhone 5S may be put off and Apple might ship “only 3-4 million units in the third quarter of 2013 compared to 10 million units as originally planned”. It should be noted that a similar report, only lacking exact figures and specifics, was published on July 15th. Besides it is not the first time  Apple CEO Tim Cook admits that the plans of Cupertino company may be put off due to delays in supply-chains.

Mass production of the fingerprint sensors was originally scheduled to begin in May at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and then to be packaged at Xintec, a TSMC subsidiary, the sources indicated. However, the production of the sensors has been delayed due to issues related to integration between iOS 7 and fingerprint chips, as well as a low yield rate at packaging firm Xintec, the sources revealed.

An engineering team composed of engineers from Apple and TSMC has been dispatched to Xintec recently to help ramp up the yield rate for the packaging of fingerprint sensors, revealed the sources, adding that the supply chain will be able to start volume production of fingerprint chips at the end of August.


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Written by Lizzen

Monday, August 12th, 2013. 16:19

iPhone 5 explosion nearly cost a woman her eyesight



According to ZDNet, an explosion of iPhone 5 caused an injury.  A Chinese woman nearly lost her eyesight when the explosed smartphone sent debris into her eye.

According to a report published by Da Lian Evening News on Friday, the injured woman whose family name is Li arrived at her workplace and was on the phone with her friend when she felt the screen growing very warm against her cheek. At that time, she had been on the phone for 40 minutes. When she looked at the device to check it, Li then discovered the touchscreen was not responding when she tried to end the call. After a few more tries, the screen exploded. Li said she felt some debris shooting into her eyes. "I could not open my eyes," she recalled. Her colleagues rushed her to the hospital where the doctor found her eyeball red and inflamed, and identified a scratch mark which suggested an object had scratched it.

According to the information, Li had previously dropped her iPhone on the top right corner leaving a small notch. In this very corner the explosion  happened.

Da Lian Evening News was informed by Apple customer service that this incident will be investigated to find out whether it covers with warranty or not.




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Written by Lizzen

Monday, August 12th, 2013. 15:40

Roku App for iOS Got the Update



Roku is a streaming player that allows you to watch photos and videos taken using your iPhone, listen to music etc. on your TV. All you need is a Roku multimedia console, an iOS device and a Roku app installed on your smartphone or tablet. This application is available on the App Store and it has been updated recently with the ability to stream your favorite videos to the large TV screen.


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eleMount for your iPhone, iPad



EleMount is an all aluminum mount for the iPhone, iPad, and other mobile devices.

With the help of this CNC machined mount you can put  your favorite device wherever you want. Last but not the least, the design of the pedestal is elegant and modern. The elePads inserted into the base of the mount sticks to any flat surface, which the other holds your device of any size or generation, even if it is in a protective case. The eleMount base has a 1/4" 20 thread hidden there. You can connect it to tripods for improved smartphone photography and videography.
“With eleMount, I aimed to raise the bar for mobile device mounts, leaving bulky plastic design behind and using only the most premium materials and production processes to create the most beautiful, versatile and easy-to-use mount available today,” said Jose Sanchez, designer of eleMount. “Using precise CNC machinery to manufacture eleMount wasn’t cheap, but the resulting design and finish were well worth it. eleMount is in a category of its own and deserves to hold up our most prized gear.”


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Written by Lizzen

Monday, August 12th, 2013. 1:40

New Leaked Photos of iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C



Some new lower cost iPhone and iPhone 5S mockups leaked online. This time it’s a Vietnamese website Tinhte that is the author of the photos. This site, by the way, is famous for the pre-release Apple gadgets reviews, so I guess we can trust it.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Sunday, August 11th, 2013. 0:44

Apple's Developer Center is Fully Functional Again



Apple’s developer center is finally fully functional after being down for about three weeks. According to the latest announcement, all the services are back online, so the users can start working this very moment.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Saturday, August 10th, 2013. 19:04