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New 12.9-inch iPad Pro Concept - Images





A new iPad Pro concept has recently appeared on the Internet. It features a 12.9-inch display and I must admit it looks pretty good. The concept is based on the rumors about a larger Apple tablet, which first appeared on the Internet last summer. Back in July, The Wall Street Journal reported that Apple was indeed working on a 12-inch iPad, however, a couple of weeks ago an unknown insider informed that the development of the tablet is for some reason paused.


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Apple Engineer Reveals How Original iPhone Was Created



As you know, Apple’s first-gen iPhone was released in 2007. The development of the device, however, began much earlier - in 2004. This is what Greg Christie, Apple senior software engineer, revealed in an interview to The Wall Street Journal a couple of days ago.


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Written by Andrey

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014. 19:57

Pegatron Reports 22% Increase in Earnings



Pegatron, Apple’s supplier that is currently responsible for the manufacture of iPhone 5c and iPad mini, reported a 22% increase in earnings earlier today. The earnings may become even higher due to a new status of the Taiwanese company. In case you don’t know, Pegatron is said to be the main supplier of the upcoming iPhone 6.


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Written by Andrey

Monday, March 24th, 2014. 22:06

iPhone users grew 1 million due to China Mobile



According to Wall Street Journal, the number of iPhone users has increased one million last month thanks to the launch of the smartphones on China Mobile network in mid-January. The mobile operator has declared that the annual sales of the company are falling for the first time over the last ten years due to tough competition.


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Written by Lizzen

Friday, March 21st, 2014. 16:06

Apple Seeking Engineers and Supply Chain Managers in Asia



According to the latest rumors, Apple is currently hiring engineers and supply chain managers in order to speed up the production of the existing and would-be gadgets. As noted by the Wall Street Journal (via MacRumors), the new staff will work at two major Asian locations: in Shanghai, China and in Taipei, Taiwan.


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Written by Andrey

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014. 0:45

Apple Takes About 7% of Smartphone Sales in China



Apple’s market share on Chinese market grew one percent in the last quarter. Now the company from Cupertino takes about 7% of smartphone sales in the country, AppleInsider reports. However, I should say that these figures do not include China Mobile iPhone sales.


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Written by Andrey

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014. 18:36

Apple's iPhones to Be Manufactured by Google Robots?



Apple’s iPhones may be soon manufactured by Google robots. According to what The Wall Street Journal writes, the search giant is currently working with Foxconn on automating assembly lines at its factories. Foxconn chairman “expressed excitement over new automation technologies”, so looks like both companies will soon become close business partners.


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Written by Andrey

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014. 22:46

Apple to Start Working on Its Own Payment Service?



According to recent rumors, the company from Cupertino is currently planning to develop its own mobile payment service. Taking into account the fact that most of the iTunes Store accounts already have credit cards attached to them, a new payment method can become a convenient way to conduct financial transactions between customers and Apple.


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Written by Andrey

Sunday, January 26th, 2014. 0:26

Tim Cook is “Incredibly Optimistic” about Deal with China Mobile



Tim Cook is “incredibly optimistic” about the deal with China Mobile. This is what he said on a small meeting ahead of iPhone 5s launch on the world’s largest carrier network. Well, the fact that Apple’s iPhone will officially debut on the world’s most profitable market on Friday would make any Apple employee happy and optimistic, I guess.


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Written by Andrey

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014. 17:41

Apple Accused of Violating Taiwanese Trade Laws



The company from Cupertino is accused of violating article 18 of the country’s Fair Trade Act. According to the latest rumors, Apple told local carriers what price they should set for iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c. Taiwan’s Fair Trade Commission says Apple should pay a $670.000 fine for “interfering with mobile service providers and handset distributors’ pricing.”


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Written by Andrey

Friday, December 27th, 2013. 2:03

China Mobile to Start Accepting Pre-Orders for Apple’s iPhone 5s and 5c on Thursday



According to the latest rumors, world’s largest carrier - China Mobile - will start accepting pre-orders for Apple’s iPhone 5s and 5c as soon as this Thursday. As to the date of the official launch, it is set for late December. At least this is what AppleInsider reports.


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Written by Andrey

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013. 2:28

Apple to Take Part in Campaign against NSA’s “PRISM” Program



Apple has lined up with AOL, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Twitter, Yahoo and a number of other tech companies to fight against NSA’s “PRISM” program. According to what The Wall Street Journal reporters write (via 9to5mac), the company from Cupertino, together with its allies, is launching a campaign to resist the U.S. government and keep user’s data secured from third parties.


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Written by Andrey

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013. 2:18

China Mobile Denies Signing Deal with Apple - Negotiations in Progress



A few days ago The Wall Street Journal published a report claiming that Apple and China Mobile signed the partnership agreement. Well, looks like these companies actually failed to finish the negotiations and the information, provided by an unknown source, is just fake. What that means is that we don’t know for sure if the iPhone will debut on China Mobile network by the end of this year or not.


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Written by Andrey

Sunday, December 8th, 2013. 0:01

Apple Finally Signed Deal with China Mobile



Apple has finally signed a deal with the world’s largest carrier - China Mobile. What that means is that very soon, probably on December, 18th, all the iPhone fans from China will be able to purchase their beloved device on contract.


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Written by Andrey

Friday, December 6th, 2013. 2:11

Apple Purchased Another Small Firm Called Topsy Labs Inc.



According to The Wall Street Journal, Apple has recently purchased another small firm called Topsy Labs Inc. This is a company that creates software to search and analyse data from social media like Twitter and Google+. As to the sum of acquisition, it is $225 million or even more, Dan Primack of Fortune reports.


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Written by Andrey

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013. 2:51