Apple is said to use Sharp or LG IGZO displays for the next generations of MacBook and iPad starting next year. Enhanced performance of those screens alongside with lover energy consumption are two main reasons for such a shift. As to the technology itself, here’s what I managed to learn from Wikipedia:
On the 20th June US District Judge Denise Cote ruled that Apple conspired to raise the retail prices of e-books, says Reuters report. The publishers Macmillan and Penguin, names co-defendants, set the price of each book and gave the seller a 30% cut instead of using traditional wholesale models.
According to Eddy Cue, Apple's SVP of Internet Software and Services, the prices for iBookstore have grown due to inflation. The statement does not help Apple much, especially when Mr. Cue is considered the head of the conspiracy.
Every new iPhone always features its own unique points, completely different from what its predecessors had. In case of iPhone 5S there are quite a few. The rumored fingerprint scanner is followed by another development – a 120FPS slow motion camera. It is believed that iPhone 5S will also boast really cool camera pack, including a dual LED flash and a 13MP sensor.
Currently Apple is designing a new camera feature for iPhone. It is a mode called “Mogul”. The latter will enable iPhone to capture video in a fast and precise way, at a rate of 120 frames-per-second (FPS). Unfortunately, the resolution of the 120 FPS is still unclear.
According to China Business News, Foxconn’s currently hiring new workers for, presumably, a next generation iPhone. As the source claim, the recruitment firm, which works with Foxconn, has recently began a campaign aimed to find people capable of assembling the new Apple device.
Apple was reportedly awarded a patent for a "Programmable tactile touch screen displays and man-machine interfaces for improved vehicle instrumentation and telematics". It was granted on Tuesday by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and its number is 8,482,535.
Twitter app for both OS X and iOS got the update recently. The new version can boast of a truly unique and noticeable feature – direct message syncing. What that means is that when you read a DM using official website or the Twitter clients for Mac OS X, iOS, Android, Windows Phone or whatever else platform, this message would be automatically marked as already read on any other device. Well, I’m new to Twitter and I’ve been using it for only about a week, but I do understand what a great feature the developers have embedded to the app. Every day I waste much time on scrolling through the messages I’ve already seen to reach the newer ones.
According to the Fortune’s latest annual list of the world’s most successful companies, Apple ranks #19. As to the top five spots, they are occupied by such corporations as Royal Dutch Shell, Wal-Mart, Exxon Mobil, Sinopec Group and China National Petroleum.
The iWatch trademark has been actively pushed forward during the past few weeks. As a result, Apple is now recognized as its official owner in several countries, namely Russia, Japan, Taiwan and some others. Oddly enough, the Cupertino company hasn't yet filed for the iWatch trademark on its domestic market as well as in Europe. Why is it so?
Olloclip is a well-known producer of iPhone photo accessories. Its 3 in 1 lens system is highly praised among photographers. It includes Fisheye, Wide-Angle, and Macro lens and is compatible with iPhone 4S/4 and 5.
Now the company has announced a release of a new 2x Telephoto Lens. It helps to double your current iPhone zoom. A circulating polarizing filter is also included in the set. This device which blocks unwanted light reflections and makes the colors look more realistic. The CPL can be used on the Fisheye lens and on the macro lends.
Nowadays, Olloclip is the producer of one of the most popular accessories among photograhers for the iPhone. You can buy the full set of the telephoto lens, step down filter adapter, circular polarizing filter and cap for $99.99 only!
Before 2012, one could get a 100$ discount on HP Printer when buying a Mac. The promotion stopped when printers became less popular and customers switched to digital access of documents through portable devices.
Now Apple is revitalizing the HP Printers promotion program and offers instant discount on 5 Printer models. The discount varies from 10$ to 70$.
Apart from this sales booster, Apple gives such incentives 50$ or 100$ gift card to be used in iTunes Store/App Store for educational customers when buying an iPhone/iPad or a new Mac.
According to recent market research, carried out by Kantar Worldpanel, Android remains the leader in smartphone market with 52% share. Apple is market challenger with 41,9 %, which is 3,5% higher than over the same period last year.
iOS success is put down to the agreement of T-Mobile to work with iPhone 5. The carrier picked up its best-selling smartphone only in the middle of April, but since then the sales have increased considerably. Currently 31% of carrier’s models are iPhones.