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The First Issue Of ‘The Daily’ Postponed

Posted by on Friday, 14 January, 2011

 – A digital newspaper, to be called The Daily, was scheduled to be launched next Wednesday, but this date has been delayed. News Corp. and Apple are working together to produce the news publication exclusively for iPads, but there are some bugs in the subscription platform used to ‘deliver’ the paper that have to be fixed before the newspaper can be published. Both parties have agreed that more time is needed to test the subscription service for the newspaper.

Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs and News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch were supposed to unveil the application at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. The launch is now rumored to be weeks, not months, away.

An unnamed person familiar with the project said, “The app and the service work, it’s just getting them to talk to each other that needs more time.”

Apple has been developing a similar ‘subscription’ service for a periodical in its iTunes store. Customers will be able to get the publication delivered automatically to their iPad each time a new issue is released.

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Apple Stocks Rise

Posted by on Monday, 3 January, 2011

 – In May, 2010, Apple was finally valued at more than it’s rival Microsoft. And despite news today that Facebook has received $500 million in funds from Goldman Sachs and Digital Sky Technologies of Russia, bringing it’s estimated value to $50 billion, Apple is still worth approximately 6 times as much as Mark Zuckerberg’s company.

Steve Jobs’ brainchild has a market value of $302.47 billion. The new value was caused by a significant gain in Apple shares. They reached an astonishing high of $329.75 today. The price of shares for the computer giant is due largely to the success of the iPad and iPhone 4 last year.

The 2% rise in stock value brings Apple closer to overtaking it’s only remaining rival, Exxon Mobil, valued at $376 billion. At the rate that Apple shares are moving, some experts predict this could happen by 2012. Others don’t forecast it will happen that soon, citing Exxon’s growth is not expected to slow down at all thanks to stable oil prices.

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iPhone Production To Increase

Posted by on Monday, 27 December, 2010

IPhone 4

 – To combat the Android’s increasing popularity, Apple has announced it will be increasing production of the iPhone for at least the first quarter of 2011. Many of the phones will be designated for Verizon Wireless. Component suppliers in Taiwan are planning on shipping between 20 and 21 million units, instead of approximately 19 million.

Between 5 and 6 million will be CDMA iPhones, which can operate on Verizon’s and Sprint’s networks. AT&T uses GSM technology, and is the exclusive provider of the iPhone in the U.S.

While AT&T is currently the sole provider of service for the iPhone, it is expected that Verizon Wireless will announce that it’s patrons will be able to use it soon. Nothing is confirmed yet, but sources think that at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas Ivan Seidenberg, Verizon’s CEO, will include this news in his keynote address.

Getting the iPhone to other providers is a key part to it’s continued success. Android phones are sold by all four major carriers in the United States.

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Women Accidentally Exposed Smuggling Apple Products Into China

Posted by on Thursday, 9 December, 2010

Apple iPad - Photo by: Yutaka Tsutano

 – Authorities tracking what they thought were a group of suspicious men through security camera monitoring observed about a dozen well dressed women about to cross the border into Shenzhen, China. The women carried large bags, and were dressed rather fashionably, according the the newspaper the Guangzhou Daily. When the women passed through security, the X-ray scanners detected multiple iPads and mobile phones slung around their wastes and in their bags.

14 housewives in all were detained trying to smuggle a total of 88 iPads and 340 mobile phones into China. The goods are valued at approximately 950,000 yuan ($143,000). One of the women had 65 mobile phones attached around her waist, and 20 more in her handbag. The women had been hired by smugglers in Hong Kong, who paid about 200 yuan ($30) per trip. Some women have made as much as 5,000 ($750) per month.

Even though Apple products are sold in large quantities in China, some models including the iPad 3G are still not available.

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