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Over the weekend, there had been a lot of interest in a 3G-capable MacBook Pro that has an external antenna. The notebook appeared on eBay and its price reached $ 70,000. The seller describes the antenna as "quite tiny" and attributes some of the initial reactions to the bad angle. Most notably, it's actually attached to the MacBook Pro with magnets, and can come off.
According to many rumors regarding Apple’s next-generation tablet, the iPad release was planned for later this year, and its first shipment had to be limited. However, as DigiTimes
Today co-founder and CEO of Google Larry Page officially said that their company has acquired one of the largest smartphone manufacturer – Motorola, specifically Motorola Mobility. The company was sold for $12.5 billion, which is 63% more than the closing price of the company on Friday, August 12. This deal has yet to be approved by several official authorities in USA and European Union, as well as Motorola Mobility’s shareholders. All transition processes is expected to finish in the end of 2011 or beginning of 2012.
In early August it was reported that Apple plans to sell USB sticks with OS X Lion through AppleCare. Now, it is likely that Apple will release USB sticks this week at the price of $69 for the general public. As MR.X said, this USB stick has shown up in the internal system of the company for a release on August 15th – but it is not known for certain will Apple actually release this product on the 15th. But the fact that the product has shown up in the system suggests that the product’s launch will happen very soon.
AppleNApps claims that Apple plans to release a new low-cost iPhone in the coming months. Such low-cost model of iPhone will contain significantly reduced onboard storage and instead rely primarily on streaming content from the company's new iCloud service. That is why some experts call that device as the "iCloud iPhone". But such service would put significant strain on wireless carriers charged with moving data down from the cloud every time it is needed.
We have three independent sources contributing to this report who are all connected to Apple in different capacities. The main takeaway is that Apple intends to launch two iPhone models in the fall with a full upgraded iPhone 5 as expected, as well as a cheaper iPhone which will be the iCloud iPhone.
The iPhone 5 will reportedly appear in a thinner form factor carrying the A5 chip. The iCloud iPhone will have almost the same components currently used in the iPhone 4.
One of our contacts is familiar with the design of the iPhone 4, and says that Apple is cutting the cost of making an iPhone 4 without sacrificing any of its qualities. The main cost cutting will come from Apple reducing on board storage, using a smoother yet cheaper aluminum back and siding, and already having a majority of the supplies on hand. The result will be a cloud based iPhone experience that is unique in the market that will be accessible to a large percentage of users because of the price point.
According to Bloomberg’s
Today Apple managed to pass Exxon and now it is the most world valuable company. However, people’s euphoria lasted several hours and then Exxon were on top again after market rally. But many people are still eager to know: What can happen to Apple next?
A class-action lawsuit has been filed against Apple and 5 of the 6 major book publishers: Hachette, HarperCollins, MacMillan, Penguin, and Simon & Shuster. The lawsuit claims that they "colluded to increase prices for popular e-book titles to boost profits and force e-book rival Amazon to abandon its pro-consumer discount pricing."
From the lawsuit:
In November 2007, Amazon revolutionized the book publishing industry by releasing the Kindle, a handheld digital reader for electronic books or “eBooks.” A major economic advantage to eBook technology is its potential to massively reduce distribution costs historically associated with brick-and-mortar publishing. But publishers quickly realized that if market forces were allowed to prevail too quickly, these efficiency enhancing characteristics would rapidly lead to lower consumer prices, improved consumer welfare, and threaten the current business model and available surplus (profit margins). So, faced with disruptive eBook technology that threatened their inefficient and antiquated business model, several major book publishers, working with Apple Inc. (“Apple”), decided free market competition should not be allowed to work – together they coordinated their activities to fight back in an effort to restrain trade and retard innovation. The largest book publishers and Apple were successful.
This lawsuit alleges that as a "direct result of this anticompetitive conduct as intended by the conspiracy, the price of eBooks has soared" and "bring claims under federal and state antitrust laws to enjoin the illegal conduct and to obtain damages."
If iPhone’s success falls down, Apple will be at risk of losing its profits because iPhone sales have an extra effect on Apple income. One analyst thinks that iPhone sales make 49.2% of the whole Apple stock value. Other Wall Street experts also consider the iPod was replaced by the iPad. Now iPad is believed to be the tech giant’s halo product which lifts sales of other Apple devices. Even in this case there is one analyst who believes that Apple share will cost $540.
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As reported various retailers reducing the price of iPhone 4 expecting the release of the iPhone 5. Rumors suggest that the next-generation smartphone vary quite substantially from an August release to a September release, and AllThingsD expects a late October launch. So the US retailers Radio Shack and Target have both cut the price on the iPhone 4 models. Radio Shack is currently offering the 16GB model for $169.99 and the 32GB for $269.99. Meanwhile Target is now offering the 16GB iPhone 4 for $149.99 and the 32GB model for $249.99. These discounted iPhone 4’s still come with a two-year contract. The standard prices for the iPhone 4 in Radio Shack were $199 for the 16GB model and $299 for the 32GB model.
It is well known that iPad is a fine gaming device. And it looks like Apple is going to improve iPad’s entertainment capabilities as it is a new trend nowadays. Some well-known publishers pay most attention to gaming aspect of the iPad as consumers gradually lose interest in gaming on traditional consoles. Console’s long upgrade cycle, expensive software and hardware for them and allure of touch gaming devices are main contributing factors to the decline of the console business. Recently The Electronic Arts CEO John Riccitiello
Site PriceGrabber released the results of a survey of nearly 3,000 U.S. online consumers, revealing that 35% of respondents intend to purchase the next-generation iPhone.
Anticipation in the consumer electronics world is soaring for the launch of Apple's iPhone 5, which is rumored to be hitting store shelves this fall. PriceGrabber, a part of Experian, just released the results of its iPhone 5 survey, revealing that 35 percent of consumers plan to purchase the latest iPhone upon its release. Of these respondents, 51 percent indicated that they will buy the smartphone within the first year of release, 30 percent will purchase it before the end of 2011, 14 percent will buy it within the first month, and 7 percent will buy it within the first week. Conducted from July 1-11, 2011, the survey includes responses from 2,852 U.S. online consumers.
Respondents expect to seen in the next-generation iPhone improved battery life; 59% of respondents selected this option in the survey. 56% was a lower price point. 46% indicated that "4G" compatibility is an important feature.