Apple

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07
Jan
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Apple Reportedly Testing iPhone 6 and iOS 7

New reports suggest that Apple has started testing the next version of its popular iPhone. If these early reports prove accurate, both the iPhone 6 smartphone and Apple iOS 7 mobile operating system could arrive in the U.S. market a lot sooner than ... previously anticipated. Rumors of the new offerings first emerged after application developers identified traces of a new iPhone in their app usage logs. The iPhone 5 would be recognized in such logs with identifiers like "iPhone 5,1" and "iPhone 5.2". iPhone 6, iOS 7 Identifiers Spotted As tech blog The Next Web speculates, "the app requests ... (view more)

Thu
27
Dec
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Next iPad Lighter, Thinner, Due March 2013: Report

Those of you who just received a brand new fourth-generation Apple iPad for Christmas may not like what I'm about to tell you: a new report indicates that Apple will release an even newer, fifth-generation iPad in just a few months. The updated iPad ... is reportedly much lighter and thinner and may ship to retailers as early as March 2013. The report comes from Japanese blog Macotakara, which indicates the next iPad will show a 4mm reduction in height, a 17mm narrower width, and a 2mm loss in depth. Currently, the fourth-generation iPad measures as follows: 241.2mm in height, 185.7mm in width, 9 ... (view more)

Tue
11
Dec
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iPhone 5S Due June 2013: Analyst Predicts Features

A prominent tech industry analyst has predicted that an update to the iPhone 5, the iPhone 5S, will ship in June 2013. Aside from improved hardware specifications, the analyst believes the new device will also come in a number of different colors. ... Jeffries analyst Peter Misek recently unveiled his predictions for a new version of the iPhone 5. Misek believes the device will come equipped with a "super HD" camera and screen and will feature a longer battery life. iPhone 5S to Receive Long-Awaited NFC Technology Misek also believes an updated iPhone 5 will receive Near-Field Communication (NFC ... (view more)

Tue
20
Nov
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Housewives Smuggling Apple iPads, iPhones: Report

Prosecutors in China say more than a dozen housewives have engaged in smuggling Apple iPhones and iPads in order to avoid paying sales taxes. A total of 26 people have now been charged with participating in a total of five distinct smuggling rings. ... Reports suggest the smugglers were supplying iPhones and iPads to Lanyo Shuma.com, one of the main electronics suppliers on Taobao Marketplace, China's version of eBay and Amazon. Lanyou Shuma.com was thrown out of the marketplace in April, 2012, amid a scandal over alleged smuggling of the iPhone 4S from Hong Kong. (Source: reuters.com ) High ... (view more)

Mon
19
Nov
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Apple iPad Fan Conned Into Buying a 'MirrorPad'

A woman who thought she was buying a previously-owned iPad for just $200 ended up with nothing more than a tacky mirror. According to reports, Jalonta Freeman was approached in an Arlington, Texas, gas station by a stranger offering to sell her his ... iPad. The mysterious stranger allegedly told Freeman she could buy the tablet from him for a quarter of the iPad's retail price of $800. Freeman agreed to the deal. She immediately handed over the cash and the stranger handed her what appeared to be an iPad in its original packaging. Fake iPad Looks Real -- From a Distance Unfortunately, when ... (view more)

Wed
14
Nov
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Doctors Sold on iPad Mini, Survey Shows

Apple's new iPad Mini is receiving a ringing endorsement from physicians. According to a recent poll conducted by medical app developer Epocrates, one in three doctors have made the decision to purchase the device. Contemporary competitors like ... Microsoft (with their Surface line of tablets released last month) have invested tremendous resources in beefing up their display and touch features. However, the small size of the iPad Mini has become the biggest selling point for 90 per cent of the Epocrates survey's respondents. The other advantage of owning an iPad Mini, according to doctors ... (view more)

Wed
31
Oct
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Apple iOS, Retail Store Executives Resign

Apple has announced that the people in charge of iOS and its retail store business are leaving the company. Surprisingly, industry analysts aren't concerned about the departures. Apple iOS chief Scott Forstall and retail executive John Browett have ... both announced they are leaving the Cupertino, California-based firm. Browett, who is leaving immediately, has been on the job only six months. Forstall has been with Apple for fifteen years. The company has previously said it considers him one of the lead architects of the firm's popular Mac OS X operating system. (Source: bostonherald.com ) Maps ... (view more)

Thu
25
Oct
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Apple Logo 'Sacrilegious', Church Group Says

Apple is facing a new kind of challenge to its popularity overseas: a group of Russian Orthodox Christians are calling the company's corporate logo "sacrilegious." The group bases this judgment on its spiritual standards and claims to have made it ... their mission to stop the iconic image from appearing in their region. The Apple logo, you may remember, was first created in 1976 by graphics designer Rob Janoff. Since then, the image has been emblazoned on many high-tech innovations, from the original Macintosh personal computer to the newest iPhone 5. Logo Conveys 'Forbidden Fruit' Imagery To ... (view more)

Wed
24
Oct
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Apple Reveals iPad Mini, New iPad

Apple finally unveiled the long-rumored iPad Mini at a press event in San Jose, California, on Tuesday, October 23. The firm also showed off new versions of the standard iPad and a revamped MacBook Pro. The iPad Mini was clearly the star of this ... show, however. Despite former Apple Chief Executive Officer Steve Jobs having once dismissed 7-inch tablets, the firm has long been developing a device to compete in the rapidly growing lower-end tablet niche. 7.9-Inch Screen, No Retina Display, $329 The iPad Mini weighs just 0.68 pounds and measures only 7.2 millimeters thick. The screen is 7.9- ... (view more)

Tue
16
Oct
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New iPod Touch, Nano Receive Rave Reviews

Apple has released exciting new versions of its iPod Touch and iPod Nano. So far, critics are raving over the devices, with the consensus being that they're some of the best digital media players yet released. The new, 5th generation iPod Touch is ... very similar to the iPhone 5. Compared to the 4th generation Touch (and like the new iPhone), it's both taller (4.86 inches), thinner (0.24 inches) and surprisingly light. It's also more colorful. In the past, the iPod Touch came only in black and white. Now it's available in pink, red, blue, yellow, silver, and grey, as well as black and white. New ... (view more)

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