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Apple's App Store Guidelines Now Allow for 'Approved' Virtual Currencies in Apps

Tuesday June 3, 2014 1:20 am PDT by
Apple has updated its App Store review guidelines to allow for "approved" virtual currencies in apps, paving the way for new types of currencies to be traded and maintained on iOS devices, reports Reuters. 11.17 Apps may facilitate transmission of approved virtual currencies provided that they do so in compliance with all state and federal laws for the territories in which the app functions. ...

Intel CEO 'Guarantees' Broadwell Chips by This Holiday Season

Monday May 19, 2014 3:18 am PDT by
Intel CEO Brian Krzanich has stated that Intel's next-generation Broadwell processors will launch during this holiday season, reports Reuters (via MacG). "I can guarantee for holiday, and not at the last second of holiday," Krzanich said in an interview. "Back to school - that's a tight one. Back to school you have to really have it on-shelf in July, August. That's going to be tough." ...

Report Claims Apple Will Launch 4.7-Inch iPhone 6 in August, Larger Model in September

Thursday May 8, 2014 11:30 pm PDT by
A new report from Taiwan's Economic Daily News (via Reuters) claims that Apple will unveil and launch the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 in August, with a larger 5.5-inch or 5.6-inch model to be released in September. The report also notes that Apple will produce 80 million iPhone 6 units this year, with Apple suppliers Foxconn and Largan Precision aiding with assembly and camera module production,...

Apple to Reportedly Release 4.7-Inch iPhone 6 This Fall, 5.5-Inch Version Delayed

Monday March 31, 2014 11:05 pm PDT by
Apple is set to begin mass production of the 4.7-inch display to be used in the iPhone 6 this May in preparation for the device's general release this fall, according to a new report from Reuters. Citing supply chain sources, the report also states that the much rumored 5.5-inch version of the iPhone could be delayed due to difficulties with in-cell production technology, and is likely to...

Apple Planning Fix for OS X SSL Bug as New Research Reveals iMessage, Other Apps Affected

Sunday February 23, 2014 6:18 pm PST by
Apple has confirmed that it will issue a software update "very soon" to patch the security flaw found in OS X that allows attackers to capture or modify data protected by the SSL/TLS protocols in Safari, reports Reuters. The vulnerability of OS X to the bug was detailed by security firm CrowdStrike and a Google engineer last Friday, and came right after Apple released iOS 7.0.6 to fix the...

Russia's Megafon Signs Multi-Year iPhone Distribution Deal with Apple

Monday January 27, 2014 4:40 am PST by
Russian wireless carrier Megafon announced today that it has signed a three-year deal with Apple to sell the iPhone, reports Reuters. Megafon first sold the iPhone in 2008 and subsequently halted sales of the handset after it and other Russian carriers could not sell the volume of handsets required by Apple. Apple allegedly loosened its requirements for partner carriers, which opened the door ...

South Korean Court Dismisses Samsung's Patent Lawsuit Against Apple

Thursday December 12, 2013 3:26 am PST by
A judge representing the Seoul Central District Court in South Korea has dismissed a Samsung lawsuit stating that Apple had infringed on three of the company's patents, removing the opportunity for Samsung to receive monetary benefits and impose a sales ban on the iPhone 4S and iPad 2, reports Reuters. The verdict comes after a August 2012 ruling by a South Korean court declaring that Samsung and ...

Hong Kong-Based Apple Supplier Biel Crystal Accused of Workers Rights Violations

Tuesday November 26, 2013 4:10 am PST by
Hong Kong-based nonprofit Students & Scholars Against Corporate Misbehaviour (SACOM) has brought forth allegations (via Reuters) of major labor issues at Chinese factories belonging to Biel Crystal, a Hong-Kong based display supplier to Apple. The workers rights group accuses the company of labor violations, such as forced 11-hour shifts, seven days a week, with only one day off each each...

Retina iPad Mini Unlikely to See Widespread Availability in 2013

Wednesday October 2, 2013 5:57 am PDT by
Following a report earlier this week from market research firm IHS iSuppli, sources from inside Apple’s supply chain have stated that the Apple will be unable to roll out a next-generation version of the iPad mini with a high resolution Retina display this month, reports Reuters. Specifically, the sources are expecting Apple to wait until early next year for a full-fledged launch or make the iPad ...

Apple Considering 4.7" and 5.7" Screens for 2014 iPhone Models, iPhone 5S and Low-Cost iPhone Due in September

Thursday June 13, 2013 3:34 am PDT by
Reuters reports that Apple is looking closely at larger screens for upcoming iPhone models, indicating that the company is specifically testing display sizes of 4.7 inches and 5.7 inches for iPhone models that could launch next year. The iPhone 5 carries a 4-inch display, up from the 3.5-inch displays found in prior models.Apple is looking at introducing at least two bigger iPhones next year -...

More Claims of 'Delays' for iPhone 5S Over Fingerprint Sensor Issues

Monday April 22, 2013 7:38 am PDT by
Earlier this month, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo reported that various production issues will likely result in launches of Apple's iPhone 5S, lower-cost iPhone, and second-generation iPad mini coming somewhat later than many observers have been expecting. In particular, Kuo claimed that issues with color coatings for the fingerprint sensor said to be included on the iPhone 5S are likely to ...

Reuters Confirms a Smaller Dock Connector and Relocated Headphone Jack on Next iPhone

Monday July 23, 2012 1:23 am PDT by
Reuters seems to confirm circulating rumors and expectations that Apple will be moving from the traditional 30-pin dock connector to a smaller 19-pin version for its next generation iPhone:The iPhone 5, Apple's next generation iPhone expected to go on sale around October, will come with a 19-pin connector port at the bottom instead of the proprietary 30-pin port "to make room for the earphone...

Claim of Samsung as Sole Display Supplier for New iPad Disputed, LG Reportedly On Board

Wednesday March 14, 2012 6:15 am PDT by
Reuters specifically refutes a Bloomberg report from yesterday which claimed Samsung is the sole supplier for the new iPad's Retina display after LG and Sharp failed to meet Apple's quality requirement. According to a Reuters source, LG is indeed providing displays for the device.Flat screen maker LG Display Co Ltd is supplying touch-screen panels for Apple Inc's new iPad, a source close to the...

Apple Still Interested in InterDigital's Patent Portfolio [Updated]

Wednesday August 17, 2011 9:49 am PDT by
Last month, it was reported that Apple and Google were considering bidding to acquire mobile technology firm InterDigital, primarily for the firm's portfolio of over 8,800 patents and 9,700 pending patent applications. InterDigital had decided to explore potential strategic moves for itself, including potential sale of the company, and the company had drawn significant interest due to the...

Claims of Apple Investing Billions in Sharp and Toshiba LCD Factories Revived

Wednesday August 17, 2011 7:25 am PDT by
Last December, a report out of Japan claimed that Apple and Toshiba were set to invest over $1 billion in a new LCD factory to produce displays for the iPhone. And just a few days later, a nearly identical rumor popped up involving Sharp, leading to confusion over whether there was an error or if Apple was pursuing major investments with both companies. More clarity came to the situation in...

Foxconn Seeking to Accelerate Start of iPad Production in Brazil to July

Friday May 6, 2011 10:44 am PDT by
Last month, word surfaced that Apple's manufacturing partner Foxconn was seeking to invest as much as $12 billion in Brazil, setting up new manufacturing plants in that country to expand capacity and avoid hefty import taxes for electronics brought into the country for sale. At the time, it was noted that Foxconn was planning to manufacture iPads in Brazil, with a goal of beginning production...

Apple's Cloud-Based Music Service Ready to Go?

Thursday April 21, 2011 12:46 pm PDT by
Reuters reports that Apple has "completed work" on its rumored cloud-based music service and will beat Google to the punch as the search and advertising giant continues to work on a similar project. Apple Inc has completed work on an online music storage service and is set to launch it ahead of Google Inc, whose own music efforts have stalled, according to several people familiar with both...

iPhone 5 Shipping in September with Faster Processor, Similar Look

Tuesday April 19, 2011 10:15 pm PDT by
Reuters reports that the next generation iPhone will start production in July and likely shipping in September. Apple Inc suppliers will begin production of its next-generation iPhone in July this year, with the finished product likely to begin shipping in September, three people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.Reuters cites three people "familiar with the matter". The brief news...

Media Event for Next-Generation iPad Set for March 2nd? [Updated]

Tuesday February 22, 2011 9:07 am PST by
All Things Digital reports that Apple has scheduled a media event for March 2nd where the company is expected to introduce the next-generation iPad. To those who intensely cares about this kind of stuff - which would be pretty much everyone in the tech ecosystem - Apple will hold its much-anticipated event on March 2, where the tech giant seems poised to unveil a new version of its hugely...

Rumors of iPhone 5, iPad 2 'Delays' Called Untrue [Updated]

Tuesday February 22, 2011 7:30 am PST by
Over the past day, a pair of analyst reports have suggested that Apple's second-generation iPad and fifth-generation iPhone will see their launches delayed beyond their previously-planned windows, due in part to design changes and other "issues" with production. But according to The Loop's Jim Dalrymple, these claims are simply untrue. While Dalrymple is careful to note that he doesn't know...