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    by Published on 03-15-2011 05:19 PM

    The iPad's A5 chip was manufactured by Samsung, according to two independent teardowns and analyses of the latest generation system-on-a-chip. Despite rumors that Apple was going with Taiwan Semiconductor to fab the A5, decapsulations of the SoC by UBM TechInsights and Chipworks clearly show telltales of a Samsung fab process.

    The process analysis and lab techs at UBM TechInsights dissected ...
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    by Published on 03-15-2011 03:33 PM

    Apple Insider is reporting that Apple is preparing a small software update for the Apple TV that will alleviate screen flickering issues for many users have reported from the 4.2 update (which is actually a build of iOS 4.3).

    Apple support confirmed that they are "aware of the issues caused by the latest update," but there is no current timeframe for the update's release. The problem ...
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    by Published on 03-15-2011 02:36 PM

    Back on February 11th, we reported that AT&T had launched another obvious effort to retain iPhone customers by giving away 1000 free rollover minutes to some iPhone subscribers. Along with many others, yours truly accepted the promotion by texting the word 'yes' to 11113020. Shortly thereafter I received word that my free 1000 minutes would hit my account the following month. ...
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    by Published on 03-15-2011 11:39 AM

    On April 14th 2010 Apple released a statement announcing what we had all pretty much expected to hear by that time. Given the "higher than predicted" initial demand for the first generation iPad, the tablet's international launch was delayed from the end of April to the end of May. Not surprisingly, many are wondering today if Apple will be forced to similarly delay the presently scheduled March ...
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    by Published on 03-15-2011 09:29 AM

    On Tuesday, Apple once again revised its estimated shipping time for orders placed online for the new iPad 2. And the revision isn't going to be well-received by prospective iPad 2 buyers eager to get their hands on the second generation tablet. According to individuals who placed their orders this morning, Apple has delayed shipping times again, saying it may now take four to five weeks for delivery. ...
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    by Published on 03-15-2011 01:54 AM

    The founder of Digg, Kevin Rose recently received an e-mail from a friend working at an Apple Store in Tokyo, Japan, detailing the steps that Apple employees took right after the devastating 8.9 earthquake that struck last Friday afternoon. His friend details how the staff stayed calm as the building swayed and how they led people from the top five floors of the building, down to the first ...
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    by Published on 03-14-2011 09:21 PM

    It turns out that the magnetic "Smart Covers" introduced in conjunction with the iPad 2 earlier this month are every bit as "magnetic" as they sound. Based on the not-so-surprising findings of the iFixit team, a teardown of the new iPad 2 Smart Cover reveals that 21 magnets are housed in the new accessory with another 10 corresponding magnets built into the iPad 2 itself.

    Based on the teardown, ...
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    by Published on 03-14-2011 04:22 PM

    This afternoon, Apple seeded a revision of Mac OS X 10.6.7 to developers. The build is numbered 10J869. As the tech world remains fixated on the lack of available iPad 2s anywhere in the universe, it seems Apple is also poised to release a (seemingly not-so-exciting) revision to Snow Leopard as well.

    Developers are still asked to focusing their testing on the same areas: Safari, Mac ...
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    by Published on 03-14-2011 02:07 PM

    Legendary rocker Jon Bon Jovi has found himself intertwined with Apple-related headlines Monday following the singer's recent - and highly controversial - comments about the digital music business and the role played by Apple's iTunes in disseminating music. Speaking with the Sunday Times Magazine, Bon Jovi reveals that Apple has spoiled the magic for kids who, thanks to Apple's iTunes, are ...
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    by Published on 03-14-2011 12:50 PM

    Reports surfaced Monday that Apple stores may open as much as one hour earlier than usual on Tuesday to accommodate shoppers who haven't yet been able to purchase the presently sold-out iPad 2. Despite no confirmation from Apple, it has been widely reported that Apple stores are receiving major shipments of the iPad 2 this evening and, as a result, will have their employees report ...
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    by Published on 03-14-2011 09:18 AM

    The iPad 2, released on Friday, apparently sold out of every store in the United States by Saturday. That's what Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster learned from a survey he did of retailers across the country this weekend, and what's being confirmed by Deutsche Bank analysts this morning. Munster estimates something between 400,000 and 500,000 iPad 2s were sold this weekend, as compared to 300,000 ...
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    by Published on 03-14-2011 08:22 AM

    One of the biggest rumors being thrown around for next generation iDevices, particularly the iPhone 5 is that Apple is planning adding Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, which would allow iPhone users to shop and pay at retail locations using their phone, without the need for cash or card. According to new reports however, this technology has been scrapped, at least for the iPhone 5.