News tagged ‘Japan’
As The Wall Street Journal
“Japanese liquid-crystal-display makers Sharp Corp. and Japan Display Inc.—a new company that combined three Japanese electronics makers' display units—as well as South Korea's LG Display Co. are currently mass producing panels for the next iPhone using so-called in-cell technology, the people said”.
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:
Rumors about the 7.85-inch "iPad Mini" continue to surface. Now Japanese blog Macotakara
Apple recently released new iOS 6 beta 2 for developers. It is available as an OTA update or as a download here. Apple also updated Xcode 4.5 developer preview 2, Apple TV beta 2 as well.
When you download and install iOS 6.0 Beta 2 OTA the Settings icon animates. Take a look:
Chief Executive Officer Terry Gou of Foxconn told its stockholders during the annual meeting on Monday to disregard Samsung's recently-released Galaxy S III smartphone and wait for the upcoming iPhone 5 instead, mentioning a number of strategies that will allow the company to "beat" Samsung within the next three to five years.
Foxconn Chairman Terry Gou revealed at his company's annual meeting on Monday that the company is now in talks with Sharp to buy more their shares. Foxconn is Apple's primary manufacturing partner, responsible for assembling devices like the iPhone, iPad and Macs. And Sharp is already a major display supplier for Apple, including Retina displays for the new iPad. That is why it’s not surprisingly that these rumors once again revive speculation that their alliance could play a key role in Apple's rumored television set.
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
Taiwan's DigiTimes cited sources in Apple's supply chain on Friday claiming that Apple could make use of thinner in-cell touch panels from Sharp and Toshiba Mobile Display for its next-generation iPhone. Production of the panels is expected to ramp up in the second quarter of this year.
"An improvement in yield rates of the in-cell touch panels at Sharp and TMD has persuaded Apple to choose to cooperate with Japan-based panel makers," the report said.
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.”
Left to Right: iPad 3, iPad 3 (Yellow), iPad 2
According to The Wall Street Journal, Sharp Corporation is still doing its best to start ramp up production of Retina displays for the new iPad. The company is expected to start shipments in the nearest feature.
The panels are to be used in Apple Inc.'s new iPad, according to people familiar the matter. The first batch of the U.S. company's newest tablet, released Friday, were not equipped with Sharp's LCD panels after the Japanese company faced difficulty in customizing the screens according to Apple's requirements, one of the people said last week.
Apple advertises the iPad Wi-Fi + 4G model as the LTE-capable one, but the radio bands supported by the device are not the same as those used outside of North America.
4G LTE supported on AT&T and Verizon networks in the US; Bell, Rogers and Telus networks in Canada. 4G data plan is sold separately.
The iPad with Wi-Fi + 4G model you purchase is configured to work with a particular mobile network technology. Check with your carrier for compatibility and 4G data plan availability.
Apple has released the iOS 5.1 firmware for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. It has also released iOS 5.0 for the Apple TV.
You can find links to downloading the latest firmware versions here:
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