Apple

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May
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Apple Denies Steve Jobs Fixed E-Book Prices

Last month the United States Department of Justice (DoJ) announced it was suing Apple and major publishers like Penguin and Macmillan for fixing the price of electronic books, or e-books. It has taken some time, but Apple has now responded to that ... suit by denying any involvement in e-book price fixing. In April, the DoJ said that Apple and at least five publishers colluded to increase the price of electronic books, starting in early 2010. The DoJ dated the beginning of this collusion to roughly the same time the Cupertino, California-based technology firm was preparing to launch its now very ... (view more)

Tue
01
May
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Apple to 'Decelerate' In Post-Jobs Era, Analyst Says

It's hard to imagine any tech company that has been more successful in the last decade than Apple Inc. With its iPhone, iPad, and iPod dominating three major markets, the sky seems to be the limit for the Cupertino, California-based giant. But some ... people "think different." According to one prominent analyst, Apple profits will soon plateau and begin a slow but steady decline. Absence of "Magical" Leader Steve Jobs Will Hurt Apple The report comes from Forrester Research chief executive officer (CEO) George Colony. In a recent blog post, he wrote that the loss of Steve ... (view more)

Tue
24
Apr
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Apple iPhone 5 Gets Tough 'Liquidmetal' Casing

A new report indicates that Apple's next iPhone could be scratch-proof and resistant to damage inflicted from drops and other heavy-handed physical abuse. The damage-resistant technology is said to be exclusively licensed to Apple for use in ... consumer electronics, but so far the company hasn't used it widely. The material is known by the brand name 'Liquidmetal'. It's the result of pioneering work by researchers at the California Institute of Technology. (Source: liquidmetal.com ) Liquidmetal: Similar To Both Glass and Plastic Liquidmetal is a blend of several different metals thought to ... (view more)

Thu
12
Apr
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Feds Accuse Apple, Publishers of Price-Fixing

The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) and fifteen U.S. states are suing Apple and some major book publishers for colluding to keep electronic book prices higher than they should be. According to a report, the alleged conspiracy cost ... consumers more than $100 million during the past two years. According to the DOJ, Apple worked with several major publishers, including Penguin, Simon ... (view more)

Mon
02
Apr
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Apple CEO Visits Controversial Manufacturing Plant

Apple chief executive officer Tim Cook has now visited Foxconn, the eastern Chinese manufacturing facility that has been at the center of a media storm these past few months. Last week Cook toured Zhengzhou Technology Park, where many Apple ... products, including the newest version of the popular iPad, are produced. Cook has never before visited China. According to reports concerning the high-level visit, at one point Cook met with and was subtly scolded by a top Chinese official. Foxconn Workers Report Being Treated Like 'Animals' Zhengzhou, which employs about 120,000 people, is the best known ... (view more)

Thu
29
Mar
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Apple Responds to iPad Battery Life Concerns

It has only been a few days since the first reports of the new iPad 3 overheating emerged, and now Apple is facing a new round of criticisms about its latest tablet computer. According to a recent report, the third-generation iPad's battery life may ... also cause users some problems. Complaints about the new iPad's battery life first emerged late last week in a report from industry analysts at DisplayMate Technologies. That report stated the device informs users too soon that it's completely charged, usually at a time when it actually needs to remain plugged in an additional one to two hours for ... (view more)

Mon
26
Mar
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Report: New iPad 3 'Uncomfortably Warm'

A new report suggests that Apple's third-generation iPad tablet computer -- which just launched on Friday, March 19, 2012 -- runs considerably hotter than its predecessors. In fact, some customers have publicly complained that it runs far too hot ... for comfort. Consumer Reports, a well-respected product review publication, has already published a write-up on the brand new iPad and reports that extensive use of instant-best-seller can generate heat levels as high as 116 degrees Fahrenheit. Overall, that's said to be about 13 degrees, or nearly 13 per cent, hotter than its predecessor, the iPad 2 ... (view more)

Mon
12
Mar
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New iPad Stock Runs Out Fast; Pre-Orders Delayed

The Apple iPad (version 3) is slated for release this Friday, March 16, 2012; however, Apple fans may be disappointed to learn that there are already reports of inventory shortages. As a result, many North American pre-orders placed through Apple's ... online store won't actually ship until at least three days later than expected. (Source: yahoo.com ) Apple Fails to Anticipate Heavy Demand This isn't the first time Apple has encountered significant launch date inventory shortages. When the iPad 2 was initially released last year, in many U.S. locations it sold out on day one. That forced Apple to ... (view more)

Thu
08
Mar
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Apple Unveils New iPad 3, Due March 16

Apple unveiled its highly-anticipated iPad 3 at a major press event on Wednesday, March 7, 2012, and analysts immediately began predicting that the device will help the Cupertino-based firm retain its hold on the nascent tablet-computing market. ... This third version of the ubiquitous iPad boasts several new features. First, the device has received a major bump up in its display capabilities, with a resolution of 2038x1536. In comparison, Blu-Ray movies are displayed in a resolution of 1920x1080. Apple says that the new iPad 3 tablet will be capable of displaying more than 3.1 million pixels. ... (view more)

Thu
01
Mar
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Apple Supplier Promises to Raise Employee Wages 25%

Foxconn Technology, the major international electronics manufacturer based in Chengdu, China, has recently revealed that it will increase employee wages by as much as 25 per cent. The news comes as Foxconn and its many clients, including Dell, ... Hewlett-Packard (HP), Microsoft, Samsung and Apple, face increasing pressure from the international media for some of the ways workers at Foxconn plants appear to be treated. Several weeks ago, after an eye-opening report by US media outlet CNN, testimonials from Foxconn workers went global. Worker Accounts for Brutal 60 Hour Work Week, Low Pay In one ... (view more)

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