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Pressure-sensitive bezels and better battery life may be coming to the Apple lineup of devices as two patents filed by the consumer electronics giant reveals the possible future features of its devices.
With pressure-sensitive bezels, Apple might get rid of the home button of its iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch devices.
The concept works by triggering commands by touch- or pressure-sensitive outer edges. With the technology, the home button could be canned since …
With Apple sourcing more than 60% of touch screens produced in the world, second-tier manufacturers of tablets and smartphones can soon find themselves out of the market.
Everyone today knows the facts about production plans, ambitions and capabilities of Apple. Nevertheless, no one could have imagined the scales of shipments Apple is getting in the form of components for its products.
It has been revealed that in order to meet its goals of shipping 40 million iPads and 100 million iPhones in …
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United States President Barack Obama met with the leaders of leading US companies in the technology and innovation sector in a private event yesterday night in San Francisco to discuss his plans to revitalize the recovering US economy.
The White House has not revealed the names of the business leaders who attended the event, but various news reports claim that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Google CEO Eric Schmidt were at the private dinner.
According to …
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Apple is looking at ways to make its popular iPhone more affordable, but it is not developing a smaller version of the smartphone, according to the New York Times.
Citing persons familiar with the plans of the Cupertino, Calif.-based company, the Times says that “contrary to published reports, Apple is not currently developing a smaller iPhone.”
The sources’ identities have not been disclosed by the publication because they asked not to be named …
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Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and Nokia CEO Stephen Elop talked “with excitement” about the tie-up between the world’s largest software company and the world’s largest mobile phone manufacturer during the Mobile World Congress 2011 held in Barcelona, Spain, an emotion triggered by the new alliance’s intention to develop a third “ecosystem” of smartphones, directly challenging rivals Apple and Google.
In Elop’s own words, “The world is shifting from …
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During an address at the ongoing mobile world Congress in Barcelona, Spain, Google CEO Eric Schmidt said that Nokia made a “wrong choice” when it decided to make the Microsoft-developed Windows Phone platform the primary platform for its future smartphones.
The chief executive also revealed that “confidential negotiations…that were extensive” were held between Google and Nokia in a bid to persuade the Finnish phone giant to choose the …
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Those waiting for a Windows Phone-powered Nokia smartphone may have to wait longer.
Nokia will be waiting for a major update to the Windows Phone platform before it will be releasing smartphones powered by the Microsoft-developed mobile operating system, a report from The Guardian says.
The British publication notes that Nokia has been very careful not to refer to Windows Phone as Windows Phone 7 since it announced that it will make the Microsoft mobile operating …
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Various reports detail the latest in the love-hate relationship between Apple and Samsung as some reports claim that the iPhone-maker has increased its order for parts from the South Korean Company while another claims that the Cupertino, Calif. Company is looking for a new manufacturer for its A4 and A5 processors.
The Korea Economic Daily reported Monday that Apple is set to order $7.8 billion worth of components from Samsung Electronics.
The figure makes the …
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Apple’s recently released “Apple Supplier Responsibility: 2011 Progress Report” reveals that Chinese suppliers of the technology giant have committed bad practices in the past but that the company has made progress in requiring suppliers to comply with its Supplier Code of Conduct.
According to the report which audited practices of 127 suppliers, 91 cases of underage labor had been found.
The Apple findings include: 76 facilities overworking its …
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An update to the MacBook Pro will be arriving on March 1, according to a large and unnamed Danish reseller quoted by blogger Kenneth Lund Wedmore.
The Danish blogger said that the information came from one of the three largest Apple official resellers in Denmark.
However, Mac Observer and other sites note that the leak “should always be considered with a skeptical eye,” since Apple resellers are usually “last to know when hardware updates are on the …