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Apple preferred curved-glass iPhone designs, but they were too costly, former designer testifies

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A deposition from a former creative lead at Apple has revealed that the company was very interested in curved glass designs for the iPhone, but it shelved the early prototypes because they were too expensive. Network World discovered the relevant deposition among the court documents in the Apple versus Samsung case,...
Apple preferred curved-glass iPhone designs, but they were too costly, former designer testifies

Report: AT&T employees instructed to sell Android and Windows devices over iPhone

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This isn’t the first time we’ve heard reports that retail employees at carriers were being instructed by higher-ups to push Android and other alternative smartphone options to customers interested in the iPhone. However, today BGR claimed AT&T’s slow 3 percent growth of iPhone activations in the second quarter was likely...
Report: AT&T employees instructed to sell Android and Windows devices over iPhone

Sharp President: iPhone displays shipping this month

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Breaking the #1 rule of Apple partnership (not talking shipping Apple products), Sharp President Takashi Okuda today said that the company would be shipping iPhone displays this month. Japan’s Sharp Corp. said it will start shipping screens destined for a new Apple iPhone that is widely expected to be released in October...
Sharp President: iPhone displays shipping this month
MoneyDesktop Makes Second Acquisition In Eight Months In MoneyReef, Preps iPhone And iPad Launches

Samsung posts record quarterly profits of $5.9bn, reportedly sold 50.5m smartphones

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The figures for Samsung are in and the Korean technology giant reported impressive second quarter profits of $5.9 billion (6.72 trillion Korean won), a record for the company. The bumper figure represents a 79 percent increase on its performance one year previous, and total revenue rose 21 percent to reach $41.7 billion (47.60...
Samsung posts record quarterly profits of $5.9bn, reportedly sold 50.5m smartphones

★ Inspired by Sony

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Eric Raymond: This isn’t speculation — an Apple employee copied Sony’s design, circulated it to his bosses, and testified to these facts in court. From now on, when anyone heaps phrase on Apple’s design excellence and superlative innovation, just point and laugh. Some of us have been saying for years...
★ Inspired by Sony

There's No Way Apple Can Blame 'Rumors' For Weak iPhone Sales This Quarter (AAPL)

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When Apple whiffed on iPhone sales last quarter, management said consumers were holding off on buying an iPhone because they heard that a new iPhone was coming soon. "Our weekly iPhone sales continue to be impacted by rumors and speculation regarding new products," said CFO Peter Oppenheimer on the earnings...
There's No Way Apple Can Blame 'Rumors' For Weak iPhone Sales This Quarter (AAPL)

The unspoken truth about Apple

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Despite its unparalleled cool factor -- and profits -- the Cupertino company's products aren't always the highest of the high-end. By Don Reisinger, contributor FORTUNE -- Apple has created a brand identity that, seemingly, no other company in the technology industry can match. And although the company's reputation is partly...
The unspoken truth about Apple
Rock on: Spotify brings Pandora-like free radio to Android

AMD poaches Apple's platform architecture lead to head up CPU team

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We suppose after a reasonably high-profile defection of one of AMD's own to Apple, the Sunnyvale company had to exact revenge. That payback was announced today in the form of Jim Keller, the now former platform architecture head in Cupertino, who will be joining AMD as corporate vice president...
AMD poaches Apple's platform architecture lead to head up CPU team
Why Apple's Next iPhone Is As Important As The First One

Sharp announces it will ship screens for Apple's next iPhone this month

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Sharp's new president announced on Thursday that his company will begin shipping displays for Apple's next-generation iPhone this month....
Sharp announces it will ship screens for Apple's next iPhone this month
Salesforce updates Do.com with new tools & Android app, paid version on the way

Apple Event Is Set for September

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Apple will again unveil a new iPhone in September. The company is planning to hold an event on Sept. 12 to introduce the new device, according to a person with knowledge of its plans. Apple introduced the most recent model of its smartphone, the iPhone 4s, on Oct. 4 last...
Apple Event Is Set for September
Apple to jury: iPhone changed everything--then Samsung built knockoffs

Surging iPad Helps Apple Snag No. 1 PC Spot from HP

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Apple's share of the smartphone market may have slipped last quarter, but where the iPhone slacked, the iPad picked up, propelling the company past HP an into the pole position as the number one PC ma......
Surging iPad Helps Apple Snag No. 1 PC Spot from HP

Sony's loss grows as company cuts earnings forecast

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Sony lowers its full-year earnings forecast as it battles a strong yen and declining sales of TVs and game consolesSony's red ink worsened in the April-June quarter and it lowered its full-year earnings forecast as it battles a strong yen and declining sales of LCD TVs and video game consoles.The...
Sony's loss grows as company cuts earnings forecast

Artspotter Sculpts Its New App To Be The Social Platform For Art Fans

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When the Artspotter app and site first appeared last year we noted it was a more of an art map that lets you discover and publish art around you, whether it be galleries, street art, you name it. It was billed as a sort of art discovery app for the...
Artspotter Sculpts Its New App To Be The Social Platform For Art Fans

Fly Or Die: iCases!

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It’s almost silly to own an iPad or iPhone without a case — they’re such fragile devices. But not every case is a good one. In fact, we learned in this episode of Fly or Die that not every case even fits. We decided to look at TwelveSouth’s BookBook...
Fly Or Die: iCases!

Mitt Romney to Announce Vice Presidential Pick via iPhone App; Obama Campaign Releases New App

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With less than 100 days to go until the Presidential Election in the United States, the candidates from both major parties have released several iPhone apps to connect with voters and volunteers -- and Mitt Romney says he will make a very major announcement via a dedicated app just released...
Mitt Romney to Announce Vice Presidential Pick via iPhone App; Obama Campaign Releases New App

The Three Words That Explain Why The iPhone 5 Is Going To Be A Monster Hit (AAPL)

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Long term evolution. Those three clumsy words explain why the next iPhone is going to be a monster hit, regardless of whether the next iPhone is a radical redesign, or an incremental hardware upgrade. Long term evolution, or as it's more commonly called, "LTE" is a super fast next generation...
The Three Words That Explain Why The iPhone 5 Is Going To Be A Monster Hit (AAPL)

Appsfire acquires and relaunches iOS and Mac app performance tracking tool Appstatics

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Appstatics, an iPhone, iPad and Mac application performance tracking service, has been bought and relaunched by Appsfire, which offers a versatile platform for mobile app discovery, recommendation, sharing, promotion and monetization. Appstatics is essentially a native iOS app (get it here) that was designed specifically to help developers and publishers...
Appsfire acquires and relaunches iOS and Mac app performance tracking tool Appstatics

Samsung, Apple Even At Odds Over Where they Will Sit at Trial

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How deep do the disputes go between Apple and Samsung? Well, the latest motion from Samsung concerns where each party will sit during the trial and how each will refer to the other. Samsung takes issue with being called the “defendant” and letting Apple be the plaintiff given that both...
Samsung, Apple Even At Odds Over Where they Will Sit at Trial

Live: Apple and Samsung Get Their First Chance to Address the Jury

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With a jury picked, Samsung and Apple are getting their first opportunity to make their case in the landmark patent infringement trial in San Jose. Both companies are suing one another for patent infringement, with Apple seeking billions of dollars in damages as well as an injunction against the Samsung...
Live: Apple and Samsung Get Their First Chance to Address the Jury

Early iPhone Prototype Resembles Latest iPhone 5 Part Leaks

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As we've noted, The Verge has come across a number of photos of iPhone prototypes in court documents. One of the early prototypes images seemed particularly familiar to us. The two-tone design with a central aluminum backing looks like an early version of the rumored next-generation iPhone. On the right...
Early iPhone Prototype Resembles Latest iPhone 5 Part Leaks

FreedomPop's $99 WiMax iPod touch case promises an iPhone without the bills (video)

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FreedomPop's free-"4G"-for-all plans are clearer now that it's started taking pre-orders on its $99 iPod touch sleeve. The free data allocation has been halved to 500MB, with each additional gigabyte costing $10, with the company offering bulk discounts to heavy users. Marketing VP Tony Miller also told TechCrunch that...
FreedomPop's $99 WiMax iPod touch case promises an iPhone without the bills (video)

Apple-Samsung Patent Trial Begins

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Lawyers for Apple began their opening statements in the company's patent trial with Samsung Electronics by evoking Apple co-founder Steve Jobs's 2007 announcement of the iPhone....
Apple-Samsung Patent Trial Begins

Apple patents iOS 5's exposure metering based on face detection, keeps friends in full view

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Many photographers will tell you that their least favorite shooting situation involves a portrait with the sun to the subject's back: there's a good chance the shot ends up an unintentional silhouette study unless the shooter meters just perfectly from that grinning face. Apple has just been granted a...
Apple patents iOS 5's exposure metering based on face detection, keeps friends in full view

IntoNow 3.0 brings music identification, screenshots and group chats

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Yahoo has released version 3.0 of IntoNow for iOS – the social TV app it bought in 2011 – with a number of new features that increase the social side of the app and bring new functionality to users. Available in the App Store now, the stand-out feature from IntoNow 3.0 is ‘Music...
IntoNow 3.0 brings music identification, screenshots and group chats

Fitness Apps Turn Your iPhone Into a Personal Trainer

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I’m participating in my first sprint triathlon in October, and I’m starting to freak out. I run and bike regularly, but I’m nowhere near ready for the race, and upper-arm strength is a particular weakness. I need help finding the proper exercises and learning correct form, but I can’t afford...
Fitness Apps Turn Your iPhone Into a Personal Trainer
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