Archive | September, 2010

iTunes is bloated… or is it?

30. September 2010

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Planned or not, iTunes quickly became the epicenter of Apple’s mobile strategy, first with the iPod, next with the iPhone, and more recently with the iPad. The first thing you gotta do when you bring home a new iPod Touch or iPhone is plug that bad boy into iTunes. Over the past few years, Apple [...]

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Report – Apple to tap Qualcomm for baseband for iPhone 5

30. September 2010

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AppleInsider reports: A report out of the Far East early Thursday claims that Apple has decided on its lineup of component suppliers for the fifth-generation iPhone and second-generation iPad — both of which will reportedly obtain baseband chips from CDMA inventor Qualcomm. Rumors that Apple would dump Infineon chipsets in future versions of the iPhone [...]

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Analyst ups Apple stock target to $360 citing lack of viable iPad competitor

30. September 2010

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Philip Elmer-DeWitt reports on a research note from analyst Doug Reid of Stiefl Nicolaus who recently upped his stock target for Apple shares to $360 citing strong iPad demand. Reid sharply increased his estimate for iPad unit sales in Apple’s fourth fiscal quarter to 5.4 million from 3.6 million, citing “robust demand” in the U.S. [...]

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Rumor: Apple buys up Samsung’s AMOLED supply

30. September 2010

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Electronista reports: A tentative rumor today asserts that Apple has been buying Samsung’s AMOLED display supply in a move that would trigger a part switch for Samsung’s own phones. Well-known Russian leaker Eldar Murtazin claimed that Apple had bought virtually all of Samsung’s Super AMOLED stock for 2011, leaving it with no choice but to [...]

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With iOS now a priority, release of Final Cut Studio pushed back to 2011 – Rumor

30. September 2010

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Originally planned for a release in 2010, Hardmac is reporting that the release date for the next version of Final Cut Studio has been pushed back to 2011. The idea of having a unified interface has been abandoned for the time being because of difficulties in reaching a satisfactory compromise among not only the various [...]

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Apple looking to produce innovative HTML 5 websites

30. September 2010

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iPodNN reports: Apple has assembled a “creative technology team” to produce HTML5 content for its website, a fresh job listing indicates. The company is specifically seeking a manager for the team, who will “be responsible for driving web-standard (HTML5) innovation that enhances and redefines the marketing of Apple’s products and services to millions of consumers.” [...]

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Dell to launch slew of new tablets in upcoming months

30. September 2010

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The WSJ reports: Dell Inc. will launch its seven-inch tablet in the next few weeks and a 10-inch tablet within 6-12 months, Dell Greater China President Amit Midha said Wednesday… Dell Chief Executive Michael Dell briefly flashed a seven-inch device at an Oracle Corp. conference in the U.S. a week ago but didn’t provide a [...]

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Most recent iOS 4.2 beta improves memory usage.

29. September 2010

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The recently released iOS 4.2 beta 2 apparently does much to improve memory usage, with some apps like Safari reportedly using nearly 25% less memory than in iOS 4.2 beta 1. via iPodNN

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Time Warner’s Jeff Bewkes is the latest TV executive to dismiss $0.99 TV Episode rentals on iTunes

29. September 2010

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Joining the chorus of TV executives who are less than enthusiastic about Apple’s $0.99 TV episode rental initiative, Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes didn’t mince words while speaking at the Royal Television Conference in London. “How can you justify renting your first-run TV shows individually for 99 cents an episode,” Bewkes said, “and thereby jeopardize [...]

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Engadget reviews the Apple TV

29. September 2010

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An in-depth Apple TV review, per usual, from Engadget’s Joshua Topolsky. Putting content concerns aside (which admittedly is difficult to do), the Apple TV has a lot going for it. The video and audio quality of the Apple TV is to be lauded, the company┬áis making a lot of high quality titles available right off [...]

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iOS 4.2 beta 2 comes with more upload options for YouTube

29. September 2010

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A new feature recently uncovered in the recently released iOS 4.2 beta 2 gives users uploading videos via YouTube the option to make their content visible to everyone, only to people who are provided a link, and to make it completely private. via 9to5Mac

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Apple to hold 4th quarter earnings conference call on October 18

29. September 2010

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Apple’s earnings conference calls are fast becoming routine affairs. Record breaking earnings, billions in profits, and an astounding number of Mac/iPhone/iPod sales. Indeed, we’ve almost come to expect Apple to set all-time highs in every financial metric quarter after quarter. And whadya know, Apple is poised to announce its fourth quarter earnings conference all on [...]

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