Oct 122012
 

According to media reports, the U.S. Federal Circuit Court of Appeals rejected the ban of prohibiting Samsung Electronics sales of its Galaxy Nexus smartphone.

Previously, Apple won on the implementation of relevant bans on June 29 in the United States Court of First Instance. But Circuit Court of Appeals said on the 11th, the District Court of California abused the discretion , and decided to repeal the original judgment.

Apple has advocated in the lock-up application submitted to the District Court, the Galaxy Nexus infringed Apple patents may take away iPhone users, the ban judgment on the phone should be timely made before the end of this lawsuit.

The Court of Appeal pointed out, the evidence Apple submitted can not fully prove Galaxy Nexus relevant functions bring losses to Apple. The Court of Appeal said, Apple needs to prove Galaxy Nexus bring fatal loss for Apple, and that the considerable part is related to Galaxy Nexus infringement.

Oct 122012
 

Irritated by news of “soon will receive orders for Apple’s iPhone”, Foxconn shares again rose 10% on Friday.

Daiwa Capital Markets released a report on Thursday, the Foxconn will soon get the iPhone orders. The report said: “Our research shows that, due to the iPhone capacity planning, FIH may start producing the iPhone at the end of this year or early 2013.”

Foxconn International is the world’s largest mobile phone OEM companies, whose customers include Nokia, Huawei and ZTE. Apple iPhone was major OEM by Foxconn parent company Hon Hai.

Daiwa Capital Markets refers that Foxconn also get involved in the tablet computer foundry, and it just got first-line products OEM orders from Amazon Kindle Fire.

Daiwa Capital Markets thinks Foxconn remains its core competitiveness, and it’s believed Apple and Amazon orders is capable to reach Nokia, Motorola weak demand.

Affected by the message, Foxconn International stock rose 10.2 percent in Friday morning, trading at HK $3.35, the highest since June. On Thursday, Foxconn shares have gained 17%, marking the biggest one-day gain since mid-2009.

Foxconn declined to comment, but said later today they will release a statement.

Oct 112012
 

According to media reports, the data provided by the iPhone mobile application Ratemizer, compared with October 2011, the number of text messages sent by iPhone users in Finland in August 2012 fell by 14%. This data is a proof of the theory of “iPhone is extremely effective in eroded messaging applications”. Mobile data traffic grew 68% over the same period.

In the past few years European countries mobile phone users sending text messages show different trends. The number of text messages sent by mobile phone users in Spain, the Netherlands and other countries has began to decline, the number of text messages sent by mobile phone users in France, Finland and other countries continued to grow in 2011.

Ratemizer data shows that the period between October 2011 and August 2012, the number of the randomly selected 400 Finnish iPhone users sending text messages reduced at an average of 14%, among which the hignest is the 111 messages in November 2011, only 89 in August 2012. It is worth noting that Nordic have tradition to send SMS greetings to friends on Christmas Eve and New Year’s, but December is not the month when SMS are sent most, this tradition has gradually been forgotten by iPhone users, they may, in turn, greet to friends via Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp.

In the same period, the mobile data traffic grew 68%, the growth rate is roughly equal to European smartphone users of mobile data traffic growth. However, taking into account that the number of messages sent by the Finnish mobile phone users in 2011 were still in the growth, 14% is still a considerable decline.

Oct 052012
 

According to media reports, the “Business Week” quoted two anonymous sources saying at local time on Wednesday that Apple is considering no longer using the Intel processors in Mac computers, but this change is clearly not “happen soon”.

“It’s very difficult to change the processor and it will not happen soon. Switching to the other processors will allow Apple desktops and laptops further distinguished from competitors configuring withIntel processor and running Microsoft Windows operating system,” the reports said.

Apple had the idea of giving up Intel processors in the past, but “Business Week” reported that Apple is currently still having such thoughts. Technology blog site AppleInsider  reported in 2010 that Apple had ever discussed with Intel’s main rival AMD about matters of future models of Mac computers changing the latter processor.

In the past, Mac is configured with PowerPC processor developed by IBM, which is a big difference between the Mac and Windows PC. In 2005 Apple announced that all Mac products would be switching to Intel processors, and the transition was completed in August 2006. Since therelease of OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard in 2009, Apple no longer supports PowerPC Mac.

Although Mac is configured with the Intel processor, but Apple’s mobile devices including the iPhone and iPad are not configured with Intel processors. Intel has been vigorously promoting the Atom processor, but tests show that Apple’s self-developed A6 processor performance is better than Atom’s.

If Apple abandons Intel, the AMD will be a possible choice, but Apple has made significant progress in development chips for the iPhone and iPad. Earlier this year, rumors  Apple considered to configure MacBook Series especially the MacBook Air with independently developed ARM-based processor.

The “Business Week” also reported that Apple late CEO Steve Jobs had considered to remove Google search service in iOS, but eventually he and Apple did not do so, as which woulf have a big impact on users.

Sep 292012
 

According to data released on Friday by the mobile industry research firm CCS Insight, Nokia last month has cut the price of Lumia 800 and Lumia 900 15% and 10% down.

The CCS Insight analyst Digantam Gurung said, that Nokia lowered the price of the old version Lumia phone is not surprising, because the next generation Windows smartphones will be on market soon.

Since the Lumia 800 based on the Windows Phone system listed in November last year, its price has fallen by about 25%. The price of Lumia 900 listing in January this year has dropped by 20%.

Nokia officials declined to comment.

Earlier this year, Nokia and its telecom partner AT&T lowered their price after Lumia smartphone listed in market only a few months, caused a strong reaction in the mobile industry. Nokia then explained that the price behavior had long been planned in the company product release strategy.

Nokia on Thursday announced new Lumia smartphone sales plan in the European market, it announced that Lumia 820 and 920 the company has just released earlier this month will land several European markets in November this year,.

Nokia said, Lumia 820 and 920 are priced at 499 euros and 599 euros in Italy, Lumia 920 price in Germany is 649 euros (tax containing carrier subsidies). Lumia 920 price is slightly lower than the iPhone, the latter retail price is about 679 euros in the European market, about the same price in the European market with Samsung’s new flagship Galaxy S3.

Sep 272012
 

According to media reports, technology news site examiner quoted analyst Paul Mueller reporter and said that Apple may be developing a screen aspect ratio of 16:9 iPad prototype.

Muller said he had communicated with three independent sources close to Apple, these three individuals agreed that Apple is developing widescreen iPad, and it will not be the rumored iPad mini, but a full-size next-generation iPad. Mueller also said within the next few weeks he will disclose more news about the widescreen iPad.

In view that the iPhone 5 has already been configured with widescreen display, it will be reasonable for Apple to use widescreen display in the iPad, but this idea is also problematic. The Tech blog site Gizmodo editor Jesus Diaz pointed out that, due to close to the paper, the 4:3 screen aspect ratio is more suitable for most tasks. The 16:9 screen aspect ratio is more suitable for video, but the video is not the most common use for iPad. However, since Apple launched the Airplay Mirroring, if the iPad screen aspect ratio is consistent with the user’s television, there will be a better performance.

The screen aspect ratio changes also face technical challenges, as it will affect the end-user experience. To increase the iPad size is unlike to increase iPhone size which is attractive, because its screen size has reached 10 inches, continuing to increase the size does not match most people’s expectations. Because the Lightning interface required space is less than the 30-pin connector, the feasibility to produce Widescreen is higher, but widescreen display means that the available display area decreases, the user experience will be affected.

Examiner reported that its sources said there is possibility that the Apple is developing the widescreen iPad, but the news can not be confirmed. It is worth noticing that Muller and Diaz have made mistakes in predicting the products of Apple and other companies.

Sep 202012
 

At local time on September 12, Apple launched the iPhone 5 in San Francisco. The phone has attracted many people and the general concerns of consumers in the industry from the research and development stage to the final announcement, the iPhone 5 supports 4G/LTE network, has a 4-inch screen, and equipped with a new version iOS operating system, and so on which are the most obvious features same distinction from the past iPhone products.

Some people, however, are very calm to the emergence of the iPhone 5, they seem to show not much interest whether to purchase the iPhone 5. I also listed the following descriptions that the consumer Look before you leap line:

1, 4G/LTE network technology

It has been reported that the iPhone can be used within the worldwide fastest wireless communication network, in Europe, Asia, the United States and other countries and regions the iPhone can be seen. Since the iPhone 5 supports 4G/LTE network, then you had better pray that the environment in which you live is with excellent performance 4G/LTE network.

2, the connection port

The iPhone 5 connected to the computer interface size is smaller than the previous iPhones’, which means that Apple has meant to no longer use the standard 30-pin phone connector.

3, the mobile phone subsidiary equipment

The smaller iPhone connection port maked the users have to replace all the ancillary equipment connected with the iPhone before upgrading. Apple is likely to launch a new adapter in order to achieve the purpose of the old and new iPhone connected devices compatible use, but it also means that consumers will pay for it.

4, iPhone applications

One of the reasons why the past iPhones use the 3.5-inch screen is part of the iPhone softwares were originally designed in accordance with the 3.5-inch proportion screen. The iPhone 5 with a 4-inch screen will indeed bring consumers usual feeling when play movies, but some popular software applications may not be able to be normally operated on the iPhone 5.

5, Nano SIM card

The iPhone 5 requires to use the the Nano SIM cards, which means that the old version macro SIM card can not be directly used on the iPhone 5.

Sep 192012
 

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According to media reports, Twitter launched its 5.0 version iPad and iPhone applications and adopts a new user interface, which introduces a fresh view and a new stream of photos, and completely abandons the tool bar.

After the revision, the Twitter’s iPad application and iPhone application are consistent, at first glance it’s more clear than the previous version. The interactive load is quite quick, which reducs the options that confuses new users.

Twitter iPad application interface now only set Home, Connect, Discover and Me four tabs in the left border, when click on the tabs, it will not load label drawer like the previous version.

The information is also changed, now the title picture is used, which is very similar to Facebook’s Timeline cover Figure, the title photos and personal avatar are completely different, which appears in websites, mobile sites, iPad and iPhone applications. Twitter said, the title photos on iPad, mobile applications and twitter.com is consistent, and users can also replace the title photos at any time.

The Photo stream is a new feature added in profile page, which can record the moment for users sharing photos on Twitter. This feature will also realize in Twitter’s official Android applications.

This is a small revision for Twitter, which is from the view of the forum aesthetic point, and no new features are added.

Sep 192012
 

 

In fact, so far Apple iPad mini is still just a legend. However, in the past period of time, we got the news from some seniors, which makes its presence more and more real. Now, message from two Chinese companies said the 7.85-inch iPad mini tablet is in mass production stage, this news is getting iPad mini closer and closer to us.

The Heshuo factory is now also responsible for the production of iPad mini, Foxconn is not Apple’s only dependent foundries. It is said, Heshuo got 50% to 60% of the total orders from Apple , while the remaining part will be given to Foxconn.

So far we know that the news iPad mini will be announced by the official in October, and will be in the store at the end of the year, to meet the holiday spending period.

Same with iPhone 4S listing on market, we have seen countless rumors, computer renderings and the real models. Now, a new real model appears and tells us what the Apple 7.85-inch tablet looks like. It seems that the new screen frame is finer, but because this is only a model, we can not determine the difference with the actual machine.

Sep 192012
 

 

According to reports, with the iPhone 5 release on Friday, analysts indicate on how many iPhones Apple can sell. Latest news from the U.S. investment bank Piper analyst Gene Munster, Apple this week’s iPhone sales is expected to reach 8-10 million units at the best case, worst case it will also sell 6 million units.

 

Munster said, “We still believe that Apple’s iPhone sales this week will reach 800 million units and the figure is likely to achieve, we believe that 2 million units in the reservation form this week, even in the worst case, its sales is also likely to reach 6 million units. ” According to this view inferences,  when Apple released its first iPhone in 2007, within the first 30 hours of its release it reached a sales of 270,000 units. Last year, Apple sold 4 million iPhones within a week. Apple said that within 24 hours after the release of the iPhone 5, its online pre-sales reached 2 million units, which is twice compared with the iPhone 4S reservation form last year. Of course, these two online sales events are plagued by some of the original technical problems, which lead to the ultimate sales will be more memorable.

 

Since some iPhone 4S reservation form technical problems were solved last year, Munster believes that last week’s iPhone 5 reservation form, coupled with last week’s iPhone 5 release week  Apple retail store sold 3 million units iPhone 4S, its total sales reached 4 million units (including the reservation form).

 

Munster said, “As iPhone 5 reservation form reaches 200 million units, it is possible that the total sales in retail stores can reach 4 million units, or an increase of 33% compared to the previous year. We think that Apple has been able to create an increase of 33% over the previous year’s growth rate, because of the release of Apple iPhone 5, so this week the sales of 6million units of the iPhone is Apple’s worst-case scenario. ”