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Apple Will Discontinue iPhone 3GS And Introduce 8GB iPhone 4S





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According to a report from The Telegraph, Apple will likely discontinue the iPhone 3GS once it introduces the new iPhone at next week’s media event. The report also said that Apple will likely introduce an 8 GB iPhone 4S with a middle price point as it did with the iPhone 4 last year.

“The new update will mean that the 8GB version of the iPhone 4 will be the entry-level iPhone, probably given away free on £20 per month contracts, as the 3GS is currently”.

The Telegraph also notes that iPhone 5 will come in three different capacities, probably the same 64 GB/32 GB/16 GB line seen with the iPhone 4S.

Moving the iPhone 4 into the position that is currently occupied by the iPhone 3GS would allow more carriers to offer a free iPhone, because the iPhone 4 is sold in both CDMA and GSM versions while the iPhone 3GS is only offered in GSM version.

The iPhone 3GS would probably be most missed by customers who want to buy contract-free smartphones. Currently Apple sells contract-free, unlocked iPhone 3GS for $375 in the U.S. and at higher prices in other countries such as $455 in China. If the company elected to continue selling the device along with its three other iPhone models, it would have to cut the price even further.




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Bruce Willis Considering Filing a Suit Against Apple



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According to a report from The Daily Mail, actor Bruce Willis is considering bringing a lawsuit against Apple to deal with the issue of transferability of music purchases made on iTunes Stores. The report said that the actor wants his daughters to inherit his music on iTunes after his death, but transfer of ownership is prohibited by Apple’s terms. The Daily Mail said:


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Monday, September 3rd, 2012. 23:03

Another Apple 1 Computer Will Be Put Up For Auction in October



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In June BBC reported that one of a few still functioning Apple 1 computers was sold at auction for about $375,000. The report also noted that only around 50 Apple’s are still in existence.

Today The Daily Mail reported that another Apple 1 computer will be auctioned off in October, and given that it is non-functional the device has been estimated to be sold for about $125,000. The report said:


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Thursday, August 30th, 2012. 0:20

Jonathan Ive Talks On Design And Apple’s Goals



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According to Wired UK, Apple head of design Jonathan Ive took part in a session yesterday at the Global Business Summit where he shared some of his thoughts about the creative process at Apple. While he had previously offered his perspective on design, his comments yesterday give a better idea of how things work at the company. He said:


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Tuesday, July 31st, 2012. 12:41

UK Judge Ruled Apple Must Publicly State Samsung Didn’t Copy iPad



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Bloomberg reports that UK judge Colin Briss has ordered Apple to publicly state in British newspapers and on its UK website that Samsung didn’t copy the iPad design with its Galaxy Tab 10.1. The notice should be posted on the company’s UK website for six months. Previously the UK court ruled that Samsung’s Galaxy Tab didn’t copy iPad design, with the judge noting that the Galaxy Tab is “not as cool” as Apple’s tablet.


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Wednesday, July 18th, 2012. 23:58

Apple Places 55th on Fortune Top 500



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Apple has placed 55th on Fortune's Global 500 Top Companies, an annual list of the world's biggest corporations. Apple moved up the list from 111th place last year. Samsung placed 20th. Top 3 are Royal Dutch Shell, Exxon Mobil and Walmart.

Here is the full list:


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Tuesday, July 10th, 2012. 20:38

iPhone Turning Five Years Old



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Yesterday Apple’s iPhone celebrated its 5th anniversary. Since its launch in 2007, the smartphone generated the company $150 billion of cumulative revenues worldwide. Recognizing the milestone, Strategy Analytics offered its latest statistics, noting that Apple has shipped 250 million iPhones in the first five years since launch.


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Thursday, June 28th, 2012. 10:47

Apple MacBook Air design patent could disrupt Ultrabook rollouts



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The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued on Tuesday Apple Design Patent No. D661,296 which covers the asymmetrical wedge-like or so-called "teardrop" shape first introduced in the company's MacBook Air line of computers. Such patent may cause problems for Ultrabook manufactures, replicating the MacBook Air's look.

Despite the fact that the patent describes design details, it gives also schematic illustrations that provide an exhaustive look at how the MacBook Air's body differs from existing thin-and-light PCs.


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Saturday, June 9th, 2012. 11:33

Apple changes name of "iPad WiFi + 4G" to "iPad WiFi + Cellular"



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Following a string of complaints across the globe (especially in Australia and the United Kingdom) regarding Apple’s branding of the 4G-LTE compatible iPads, Apple has tweaked the name of their cellular-connecting iPad in some regions. The new name is simply “iPad WiFi + Cellular” and this is a shift from the former “iPad WiFi + 4G” branding. The source of the criticism of the 4G third-generation iPad models is the fact that the 4G LTE only functions in the U.S. and Canada, on a total of five carriers.

Apple did not simply make this iPad name change in the affected Australia and UK regions, but they changed it in the UK, Australia, the U.S., Canada, UAE, Vietnam, Thailand, Singapore, New Zealand, Malaysia, Ireland, and Hong Kong.


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Tuesday, May 15th, 2012. 17:26

What country does your iPhone belong to?



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You can determine the country by iPhone Model Number. Here is the list of country codes used by Apple devices.

MB123XX/A or MC123XX/A is the device code and XX is the regional identifier (or however it is called). This code you can find in this list:

  • AB Egypt, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates
  • B Ireland, UK, also used for some replacement phones
  • C Canada
  • CZ Czech Republic
  • DN Austria, Germany, Netherlands
  • E Mexico
  • EE Estonia
  • FB France, Luxembourg
  • FD Austria, Liechtenstein, Switzerland


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Sunday, April 22nd, 2012. 17:02

Apple's television set could be called "iPanel"



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Analyst Peter Misek with Jefferies said he has "enough confidence" that the Apple's anticipated television set will be launching in the fourth quarter of calendar 2012 and will be "far more than a TV”.

He said the name "iPanel" would be better for the product than "iTV," as the term TV gives a limited impression of what the rumored device will be able to do.

"It is a display, gaming center, media hub, computer, home automator, etc.," Misek said in justifying the "iPanel" name. "Also, Apple would likely have difficulty getting naming rights from the UK TV network ITV."


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Friday, April 6th, 2012. 15:43

New iPad Sales Top 3 Million in Under 4 Days



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During the early Monday call, which outlined a surprise stock dividend and buyback plan for the company's $100 billion cash horde, Cook said that "[Apple] had a record weekend and we're thrilled with it." Apple also announced yesterday that it has sold 3 million new iPads in less the four days of availability.

It should be noted, however, that pre-ordered items are commonly not counted as sales until a transaction is complete and thus those iPads that are awaiting shipment were most likely not part of the final tally.

“The new iPad is a blockbuster with three million sold―the strongest iPad launch yet,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “Customers are loving the incredible new features of iPad, including the stunning Retina display, and we can't wait to get it into the hands of even more customers around the world this Friday.”


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Tuesday, March 20th, 2012. 12:43

iPad 3 Retina Display Under a Microscope



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Lukas Mathis posted several images of the new iPad 3 Retina Display under a microscope. The photos were taken at approximately 80x magnification.

Below are the photos of iPad 2 display and iPad 3 vs iPhone 4S display:


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Jony Ive Discusses Apple's Creative Design Processes



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Apple design chief Jony Ive in an interview to the London Evening Standard revealed how the design process works at Apple. Ive told that prototyping is deeply integrated into the design process at Apple, and discussed Apple’s approach to creating entirely new categories of products rather than simply improving on existing ones.

Q: What makes design different at Apple?

A: We struggle with the right words to describe the design process at  Apple, but it is very much about designing and prototyping and making. When you separate those, I think the final result suffers. If something is going to be better, it is new, and if it’s new you are confronting problems and challenges you don’t have references for. To solve and address those requires a remarkable focus. There’s a sense of being inquisitive and optimistic, and you don’t see those in combination very often.


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Tuesday, March 13th, 2012. 13:27

Apple Is Sued Over Misleading Siri Advertising



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According to the Wall Street Journal, Apple was sued by an iPhone 4S customer who alleges that the company promoted its personal assistant service Siri using "misleading and deceptive" advertisements. The plaintiff Frank Fazio claims that depictions of Siri in Apple’s ads suggest the service is easy to use, which he says is not present in real-world use.


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