Archive | January 21st, 2013

Was Apple’s $500 close on Friday the result of market manipulation?

21. January 2013

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On Friday, Apple shares closed at exactly $500 a share, and in the wake of reports regarding a bevy of call option activity some believe that forces of market manipulation may have been rearing their ugly heads. Specifically, it’s been reported that there are approximately 60,000 call options betting that shares of Apple would be [...]

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Did Apple and TSMC strike a deal to manufacture A6x processors?

21. January 2013

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In remarks made on Friday, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) CEO Morris Chang said that he anticipates that his company, in 2013, will be responsible for nearly all the chips built using the 28nm process. Consequently, some believe that Chang’s statements indicate that TSMC has at last struck a deal to manufacture chips for the [...]

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Why Apple purchased LaLa and how Steve Jobs makes an offer “you can’t refuse”

21. January 2013

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Aubry Johnson, who was previously a lead designer at Color, recently put up a blogpost (since removed) describing the buyout process as applied to Apple’s purchase of LaLa and later Color. Remember than many members of the original LaLa team went on to found Color. Thank god for Google Cache, right? First off, Johnson describes [...]

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Angry Birds is Apple’s free app of the week

21. January 2013

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I’ve been rather upfront regarding my addiction to Angry Birds: On the advice of a good friend, I picked up the app for a mere $0.99 and have been unable to put it down since. Quick gaming sessions (such is the plan) have consistently morphed into hours of turning colorful birds into dangerous and precise [...]

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Sharp reportedly halts iPad display production

21. January 2013

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Hot on the heels of reports, albeit unsubstantiated, that Apple was scaling back its iPhone display orders comes word via Reuters that Sharp has effectively ceased production on displays for the 4th-gen iPad. Sharp Corp has nearly halted production of 9.7-inch screens for Apple Inc’s iPad, two sources said, as demand shifts to its smaller [...]

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Apple working on 4.8-inch iPhone – Report

21. January 2013

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If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em, right? A new report claims that Apple may, after all these years, follow the trend and release an iPhone model with a 4.8-inch screen dubbed iPhone Math. An unusual name to be sure, which leads some to believe it may simply be an internal codeword for the device. [...]

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