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Apple's Cutting iPhone 5c Production - Rumor





According to Reuters and The Wall Street Journal, Apple has asked its two main suppliers - Pegatron and Hon Hai - to cut the production of the iPhone 5c in the fourth quarter. Moreover, there’s some information connected with the Apple’s new flagship that can be found in one of the reports.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013. 20:21

Apple Offers More Details on the iPhone 5s Touch ID Fingerprint Scanner



According to the Wall Street Journal, Apple has provided us with some more details on a new fingerprint scanner embedded to the iPhone 5S. As it was stated on the media event last Tuesday, your fingerprints won’t be stored by the company from Cupertino or shared with third parties. What Apple says is that the data will be encrypted and secured inside of the iPhone’s new A7 processor.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Thursday, September 12th, 2013. 23:19

China Mobile Will Carry the Lower Cost iPhone 5C?



The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple will ship its lower cost iPhone 5C to China Mobile. And this seems to be possible since Apple’s CEO Tim Cook visited China in July to have a talk with the carrier’s executives about the partnership.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Saturday, September 7th, 2013. 17:49

Apple Acquires Another Small Company - Embark



Jessica Lessin, a former Wall Street Journal reporter, claims that the company from Cupertino has recently acquired another firm, which can possibly help to improve Apple’s Maps application. This time its Embark - a small outfit that works on apps for navigating mass transit.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Saturday, August 24th, 2013. 23:39

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

The Images of a would-be iPad Featuring a 13-inch Display



The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple has asked its suppliers to provide the company with a 13-inch iPad screen. Soon after such rumors, CiccareseDesign has made some renderings to show how this new tablet may look like. You may look at these images below.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Monday, August 12th, 2013. 1:19

Pictures of the new 13-inch iPad



According to Wall Street Journal, the suppliers of Apple were asked to produce bigger display samples for the next generation 13-inch iPad.

The renderings of such  large iPad were kindly created by CiccareseDesign. The ratio of the display remains 4:3, while the size has reached 12.9-inches.

While the current  9.7-inch iPad features 132/264 ppi, the large 12.9-inch model is likely to boast nearly 1366 x 1024 (2712 x 2048 Retina) resolution, so that it matches the "HD" display standard in width and exceeding it in height.

Now enjoy the pictures of rumored 12.9-inch iPad as compared with other Apple devices.


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Written by Lizzen

Saturday, August 10th, 2013. 19:10

UniMicron and Foxconn Dump Toxic Waste into Rivers?



Apple suppliers - UniMicron and Foxconn - are accused of dumping toxic waste into nearby rivers, The Wall Street Journal reports. Taking into account numerous accusations and suspicions of local environmental groups, Chinese government decided to begin the investigation of the incident.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Monday, August 5th, 2013. 18:55

Apple's Supplier - Pegatron - Violates Labor Rights



Apple’s supplier - Pegatron - is accused of 86 labor rights violations, China Labor Watch reports. The information about these infringements was collected by undercover investigators, who have been working on three Pegatron factories for a couple of months. They claim about underage workers employment, low wages, poor working conditions and other infringements.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Monday, July 29th, 2013. 17:54

Apple's Testing a 13-inch iPad and a Larger iPhone?



According to the latest rumours, Apple is currently testing larger screens for iPhone and iPad. The Wall Street Journal claims the company from Cupertino ordered several prototypes from its Asian suppliers several months ago.


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Written by NickTarasenko

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013. 1:25

Apple and Samsung are about to reach a patent settlement



According to The Wall Street Journal, Apple and Samsung are negotiating the patent problem. The year 2012 was marked by  celebrated cases regarding patent infringement claims. Last summer Apple won a major lawsuit against Samsung in California court. The issue concerned design patent infringement claims regarding the iPad and iPhone.
Since last summer, the Cupertino and South Korean companies have been negotiating privately quite regularly. They were obviously trying to come to some sort of settlement.  However, some lawsuits are been filed since then. It was rumored that in February the tech giants were close to an agreement, but as we can see, it did not work out.


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Written by Lizzen

Saturday, July 20th, 2013. 0:57

TSMC will produce A-Series Chips for Apple.



According to Wall Street Journal, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (TSMC) has agreed to supply Apple with A-series chips. Although the matter has been discussed since 2010, the deal was only signed this month, and TSMC starts producing some of the chips in 2014. By that time, the Taiwan company will improve the quality of the products so that they meet Apple’s requirements. The chips will become smaller and more energy efficient by using 20-nanometre technology.

When negotiating the deal, the American company offered either to invest in TSMC or to assign one factory as an exclusive Apple supplier. However, the Taiwan company did not accept either of the options to keep TSMC independent and adaptable.

Samsung used to be Apple’s main A-series chips supplier, but present ferocious competition between the companies is forcing the latter to diminish its dependence on the Korean company.


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Written by Lizzen

Thursday, July 4th, 2013. 0:26

Apple Will Begin Production Of Its Next iPhone In The Second Quarter



According to a report from The Wall Street Journal, Apple will begin production of its next iPhone that is similar in size and shape to the current model during the second quarter, setting the stage for a possible launch this summer.


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Written by maxim

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013. 1:14

Apple Bought Indoor Location Firm WifiSLAM For $20 Mllion



 

As The Wall Street Journal reports, Apple has acquired indoor location positioning company WifiSLAM for around $20 million. Apple has confirmed the acquisition deal, but declined to share any details on its plans for the company. The report said:


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Written by maxim

Monday, March 25th, 2013. 21:54

Patent Holding Company Intertrust Files Patent Infringement Suit Against Apple



According to The Wall Street Journal, patent holding company Intertrust has filed a lawsuit against Apple, alleging that Cupertino-based company infringes on 15 of its patents. Intertrust licenses and invents technologies for digital rights management and currently holds more than 150 patents.


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Written by maxim

Thursday, March 21st, 2013. 1:50