Archive | May, 2012

Photos of iPhone backplates emerge

31. May 2012

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9to5Mac reports: Earlier today, we posted the first image of the back plate for the next-generation iPhone, and now we have received several more images that are very high-resolution. These new shots showcase a comparison between the black and white versions of the next-generation iPhone back. The black and white coloring is, of course, a trim, and a [...]

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Apple to unveil new Apple TV and iTV interface at WWDC – Rumor

31. May 2012

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BGR reports that Apple is planning to introduce a new UI for the Apple TV at the upcoming WWDC. What’s more, this rumored new interface, said to be more feature complete than the current version, will reportedly be the same one Apple plans on using on its much discussed HDTV. We’ve heard Apple is actively [...]

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Larry Ellison talks Steve Jobs at All Things D

31. May 2012

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Oracle CEO Larry Ellison reflected a bit on Steve Jobs during an All Things D sit down this week. Ellison noted that “in addition to his genius, he had a single mindedness and attention to detail,” describing Jobs as “a bit of a control freak,” and saying “he wanted to engineer every aspect ” of [...]

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Apple as a great dividend stock

29. May 2012

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Parsimony Investment Research makes the case: It’s clear that Apple has the potential to become one of the greatest dividend growth stocks ever. While we don’t necessarily think that this is the current mission for Apple execs, the stock should become a core holding in your DIY Dividend Portfolio in the coming months.

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Samsung tells Court that the Galaxy Tab 10.1 doesn’t compete with the iPad

29. May 2012

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Apple recently filed a motion seeking an injunction against the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, and interestingly enough, Samsung is arguing that an injunction shouldn’t be granted because the Galaxy Tab isn’t really in competition with the iPad. Why not, you ask? Well, because the Samsung Galaxy Tab is 4G and the iPad 2 is not. [...]

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Apple manufacturing HDTVs on a trial basis – Rumor

29. May 2012

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Apple has already begun manufacturing its rumored HDTV on a trial basis, according to a recent report from China Business News. Insider sources told China Business News that a Foxconn factory in Shenzhen has received orders for an Apple “smart TV” and is producing them on a trial basis. Gene Munster, an analyst at investment [...]

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Purported photos of Apple’s next-gen Maps app from iOS 6

29. May 2012

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BGR has posted somewhat blurry photos which purport to be from Apple’s rumored Maps app in iOS 6 which will reportedly do away with Google Maps while also incorporating a nifty 3D viewing option based on technology it acquired when it purchased C3 Technologies. Apple has been working on an in-house mapping solution for a [...]

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Facebook hires iPhone engineers to build its own smartphone

28. May 2012

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The New York Times with an interesting scoop: Employees of Facebook and several engineers who have been sought out by recruiters there, as well as people briefed on Facebook’s plans, say the company hopes to release its own smartphone by next year. These people spoke only on the condition of anonymity for fear of jeopardizing [...]

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Apple currently testing two iPhone 5 prototypes with larger 3.95-inch screen

22. May 2012

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The iPhone 5 rumors continue to rage on. 9to5Mac is reporting today that Apple is currently in the midst of testing two iPhone 5 prototypes, and perhaps more. Given that Apple’s complete series of iPhones have all featured a 3.5-inch display, the addition of an iPhone with a larger screen would certainly mark a notable [...]

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Foxconn to invest $210 million towards new Apple production line

21. May 2012

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China Daily is reporting today that Foxconn is planning to invest upwards of $210 million towards a new production line for Apple products. The rumored production line will be quite sizeable, measuring in at about 40,000 square meters with the line expected to house about 36,000 employees. “The annual output value of the plant is [...]

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Tim Cook and Samsung CEO Choi Gee-sung to meet today in San Francisco

21. May 2012

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Apple and Samsung have been tangled up in a legal battle that has droned on for over a year now. And while the two companies are still fighting as vigorously as ever,  Apple CEO Tim Cook and Samsung CEO Choi Gee-sung are scheduled to meet this afternoon for some good ole’ court ordered mediation where [...]

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Apple’s sophisticated iPhone charger

21. May 2012

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Ken Shirriff does the complete breakdown: Disassembling Apple’s diminutive inch-cube iPhone charger reveals a technologically advanced flyback switching power supply that goes beyond the typical charger. It simply takes AC input (anything between 100 and 240 volts) and produce 5 watts of smooth 5 volt power, but the circuit to do this is surprisingly complex [...]

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