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Philips Will Launch Smart Hue Bulbs At Apple Stores Tomorrow





Today Philips announced that it would release a smart LED bulb at Apple stores tomorrow. Unlike traditional light bulbs these bulbs use a bridge that is connected to your Wi-Fi router to allow you to customize lighting times and settings via a dedicated mobile app.


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Monday, October 29th, 2012. 21:17

Apple Already Sold Out of Initial White iPad mini Pre-Order Stock



At 3 a.m. Eastern / 12 a.m. Pacific today, Apple began taking pre-orders for the 4-th generation iPad and iPad mini. As it was noted on the forums, a starter supply of white iPad mini in the United States was quickly sold out. Within the first 17 minutes, the delivery time for the white iPad mini stretched up to 2 weeks. Shipping black iPad mini Wi-Fi is available on 2 November.


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Friday, October 26th, 2012. 22:23

Tim Cook: iPad Mini Priced “Aggressively”



Yesterday Apple hold a fourth quarter earnings call where CEO Tim Cook explained the company's pricing philosophy for the iPad mini.

When we set out to build it, we didn't set out to build a small, cheap tablet. We set out to build a smaller iPad that offered the full iPad experience. The difference between us and the competition is profound. 35% larger screen than 7" tablets. 2 great cameras. Fastest communications with dual bank Wi-Fi. Fit and finish of our precision enclosure is breathtaking when held in your hands. That's what we've done, the iPad mini has higher costs and gross margin is significantly below our corporate average. Height of the cost curve, but we want to make a large number and we're going to work to try to get down the cost curve and get more efficient with manufacturing as we've done with our other products.


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Friday, October 26th, 2012. 14:12

iPad Resales Increased 700-1000%



As MarketWatch reports, websites specializing in device resales saw enormous increase in iPad interest after Apple's media event yesterday, with submission for resale rising 700-1000 percent. Chief gadget officer at Gazelle.com Anthony Scarsella said:


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Thursday, October 25th, 2012. 0:56

Spec comparison: iPad mini vs iPad 2 vs iPad 4



What's the difference between iPad Mini and iPad 2 and iPad 4? Let's take a look at the full spec comparison made by Apple:


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Wednesday, October 24th, 2012. 23:07

Apple Announced New iPad With A6X Chip And Lightning Connector



Сегодня на медиа-конференции Apple представила обновлённую модель полноразмерного iPad с более быстрым процессором A6X и коннектором Lightning. Новый чип имеет в два раза большую производительность графического и центрального процессоров, по сравнению с предыдущим чипом. При этом новый iPad имеет такой же дизайн и обеспечивает те же 10 часов работы от батареи, как и предыдущий iPad. Apple также добавила в новый iPad поддержку множества дополнительных международных операторов LTE-сетей.


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Wednesday, October 24th, 2012. 0:33

Apple introduced iPad mini: 7.9-inch, 7.2mm thick, 10-hour battery life, starting at $329



Today Apple Senior Vice President Philip Schiller announced the new iPad mini.

iPad Mini is 23 percent thinner and 53 percent lighter than iPad 3. It is just 7.2mm thin, and weights 0.68 pounds. The new iPad mini features a 7.9-inch Multi-Touch display, A5 CPU, FaceTime HD and 5MP iSight cameras, 10 hours of battery life, fast 802.11n 150 Mbps Wifi and worldwide LTE. iPad mini features the same number of pixels (1024 x 768) as the original iPad and iPad 2, so it is possible to run and use all 270000 apps designed specifically for iPad. The best part is that you can hold in one hand.

The iPad Mini price starts from $329 for 16GB Wifi model up tp $659 for 64Gb WiFi+3G/4G:


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Live iPad Mini Launch Coverage



Sorry, only in Russian here.

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Apple will host a media event scheduled for October 23rd. Apple is expected to show us the new 7.85-inch iPad Mini, new iMac, new 13-inch Retina MacBook and new Mac Mini.

October 23 at 10:00 am PT Apple will introduce new devices. We expect the new 7.85-inch iPad Mini, new iMac, new 13-inch Retina MacBook and new Mac Mini.

Live coverage begins Tuesday, October 23 at 9:30 am PT.




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There will be 24 different 'iPad Mini' models



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AppleInsider and 9to5Mac independently posted a list of 24 different model numbers said to be for Apple's "iPad mini" scheduled for introduction at a media event next Tuesday.

According to the list, the iPad Mini will be available in four basic device variants P101, P103, P105, and P107
that presumably correspond to different hardware models (Wifi, 3G, LTE, etc). Each of those four variants is available in three different flavors designated "GOOD", "BETTER", and "BEST" - these ones refer to three different capacities (anything between 8 and 64 Gb). The A/B designations would continue to refer to two color options.


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Tuesday, October 16th, 2012. 20:33

iFixit Teared Down Apple’s new iPod Touch



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Experts from a teardown firm iFixit examined the internals of the new fifth-generation iPod touch. The teardown offers a look at how Apple has managed to pack all of the details into a body, which has 20 percent less volume than the fifth-generation iPhone. The iPod touch lacks cellular communications technology and carries fewer details, which are consolidated into a handful of parts. The battery and logic board are smaller than in the iPhone 5 and they are arranged in a top-and-bottom layout unlike the side-by-side layout used in the iPhone.


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Thursday, October 11th, 2012. 20:11

iPhone 5 Bill of Materials Estimated at $167.50



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UBM TechInsights has released an early Bill of Materials estimate for the new iPhone 5. This does not include the cost of hardware design, software, production, etc. But still quite interesting:


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Saturday, September 15th, 2012. 16:05

Apple announces the new iPhone 5



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Today Apple introduced the new iPhone 5. It has a new design, however it looks a bit like tall iPhone 4S.

It is 18% thinner than the 4S, just 7.6mm. It's even 20% percent lighter at 112 grams. The in-cell retina display is 4-inch with 1136 x 640 resolution. Apple says new iPhone 5 has a better color saturation with full sRGB rendering. That new longer screen allows for an extra set of icons to be displayed on the home screen, and first party apps have already been tweaked to take advantage of additional pixels. The tweaked ratio puts the iPhone 5 display closer to 16:9, but it's not quite there.

iPhone 5 supports worldwide LTE as well as HSPA+ and DC-HSDPA. 802.11n Wi-Fi can connect at 2.4ghz and 5ghz. Performance is said to be 2 times faster with new A6 processor. iSight camera features 8-megapixel sensor, backside flash, hybrid IR filter, five-element lens, sapphire lens, f/2.4 aperture, next-generation ISP, spatial noise reduction, smart filter, better low-light performance, 40 percent faster on photo capture, and HD video recording (1080p) up to 30 frames per second with audio.
Front FaceTime HD camera has 1.2MP sensor, improved video stability and is capable of recording HD video (720p) up to 30 fps. Audio system was also improved. iPhone 5 has 3 mics and improved speakers.


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7.85" iPad to be Called 'iPad Mini'



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The well-known Japanese blog Macotakara has recently reported that Apple will indeed release a smaller iPad, which has been referred to in the media as the "iPad mini," and will in fact use that name when the product launches in October just weeks after Apple introduces its next-generation iPhone on September 12.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Monday, August 27th, 2012. 22:28

A Closer Look at Apple's Next-Generation 'Unibody' iPhone Design



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Industrial designer Don Lehman has analyzed the leaked photos of the rumored iPhone 5 unibody design that should make the device stronger, lighter, and thinner than previous models, using a high-quality, thin metal shell wherever possible on the back of the device.

With the iPhone needing to send and receive Wi-Fi, cellular, GPS, Bluetooth, and perhaps NFC signals, Lehman notes that Apple redesigned the antenna system in order to push the antennas to the top and bottom portions of the stainless steel band wrapping around the device and avoid the "Antennagate" controversy that first took place with the iPhone 4. Lehman notes that even the bosses where screws for other components will attach are machined out of the single rear shell piece, increasing strength while reducing thickness and weight.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Saturday, August 11th, 2012. 21:01

Apple Seeds iOS 6 Fourth Beta To Developers, YouTube App Is Removed



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Today Apple released the beta 4 of iOS 6 to developers. The next-generation mobile OS is expected to launch “this fall”, probably along with the new iPhone at Apple’s media event on September 12th.


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Tuesday, August 7th, 2012. 1:43