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The Next iPhone Will Have A Thinner Screen With A Higher Quality Display (AAPL)

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Apple's next iPhone will have a thinner screen, according to the Wall Street Journal. Apple's manufacturing partners are using a new process called "in-cell technology," which makes it possible to integrate touch screen sensors directly into the LCD screen, the Journal reports. This change effectively lets manufacturers eliminate a layer...
The Next iPhone Will Have A Thinner Screen With A Higher Quality Display (AAPL)

Heck Yes, Microsoft Absolutely Should Make Its Own Phone (MSFT, NOK)

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Microsoft's attempts to crack the mobile market have thus far failed. The latest comScore data shows it is still losing marketshare in the U.S., even with critically acclaimed phones from Nokia. It's in fourth place, behind Research In Motion, and far behind Apple and Android who are running away with...
Heck Yes, Microsoft Absolutely Should Make Its Own Phone (MSFT, NOK)

Apple customers protest factory worker abuse, will present petition tomorrow

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Apple customers are protesting the company’s role in factory worker abuse by bringing a 250,000-signature petition to the Apple store at Grand Central Station in New York City tomorrow and elsewhere around the globe. In particular, the petitioners are asking Apple to make the iPhone 5 its first product...
Apple customers protest factory worker abuse, will present petition tomorrow

There's Some Hope For Windows 8 After All (MSFT)

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Microsoft is getting ready to launch a new version of its Windows 8 operating system, codenamed Windows Blue, this summer that will reportedly fix many gripes people have with the current version. Microsoft's hardware partners are getting ready for the transition too. We've already seen some reports that smaller and...
There's Some Hope For Windows 8 After All (MSFT)

Nokia shifting Lumia 900 production to Argentina, explaining order declines with Compal

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That Nokia was scaling back orders for its Lumia 900 device with Compal, its primary device manufacturing partner was news, in that it could signal flagging demand for the unit, or that the company was ready to move to a different device, perhaps in preparation for Windows Phone 8. However,...
Nokia shifting Lumia 900 production to Argentina, explaining order declines with Compal
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Microsoft And HP Execs Open Up About Everything That Went Wrong With The HP Slate Tablet

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Microsoft captured the tech world's attention last week with the introduction of the Surface tablet, but two and a half years earlier, the company's CEO Steve Ballmer was on stage at CES promoting a different tablet: the HP Slate. The Slate was the original iPad killer, unveiled right before Apple...
Microsoft And HP Execs Open Up About Everything That Went Wrong With The HP Slate Tablet

Apple Partners with Chinese Environmental Group for Supplier Audit

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While Apple has received much publicity for its partnership with the Fair Labor Association to audit working conditions at several of its manufacturing partners' facilities in China, Financial Times reports that the company has now also partnered with the Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs (IPE) for an environmental audit...
Apple Partners with Chinese Environmental Group for Supplier Audit
Microsoft says Windows Phone will beat the iPhone in China

Apple's Supply Chain Is Struggling To Keep Up With The High Demand For Next Generation MacBooks (AAPL)

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Apple's manufacturing partners in China are reportedly struggling to find enough workers to meet the high demand for next generation MacBooks. DigiTimes reports hearing from its sources that Apple's supply chain is experiencing labor shortages due to "strong orders" for the new MacBooks, which are expected to launch sometime in...
Apple's Supply Chain Is Struggling To Keep Up With The High Demand For Next Generation MacBooks (AAPL)

THE APPLE INVESTOR: Here's Why Apple's Stock Is Attractive (AAPL)

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The Apple Investor is a daily report from SAI. Sign up here to receive it by email. AAPL Trying To Recover With Market The market started off after a surprising JP Morgan earnings loss, but stocks are currently climbing back up in the positive. Shares of AAPL are also above...
THE APPLE INVESTOR: Here's Why Apple's Stock Is Attractive (AAPL)
Redesigned 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pros reportedly in production

Yota To Mass Produce E-ink Phone In Singapore

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Russian phone maker, Yota Devices, will start making its first dual-screen e-ink YotaPhones in Singapore. The company has signed with Hi-P, a manufacturer in the country, to have it mass produce the devices. Yota’s COO, Lau Geckler, told us that he is also in Singapore to help set up Yota’s...
Yota To Mass Produce E-ink Phone In Singapore

New York Times Goes Deeper on Chinese Apple Factory Working Conditions

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Charles Duhigg and David Barboza, reporting for the New York Times: “Apple never cared about anything other than increasing product quality and decreasing production cost,” said Li Mingqi, who until April worked in management at Foxconn Technology, one of Apple’s most important manufacturing partners. Mr. Li, who is suing Foxconn...
New York Times Goes Deeper on Chinese Apple Factory Working Conditions

Google May Add 3G Wireless To Its 7-Inch Nexus Tablet (GOOG)

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Google and one of its manufacturing partners, Asus, are prepping to launch a new version of the Nexus 7 tablet with built-in 3G wireless networking, according to MoDaCo, a gadget blog. That will mean Nexus users won't need to find a Wi-Fi network or tether the device to their smartphone,...
Google May Add 3G Wireless To Its 7-Inch Nexus Tablet (GOOG)

AMD beats expectations but accounting write-off leads to a huge $590M net loss

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Chip maker Advanced Micro Devices reported today that its first quarter results beat expectations, but the company had a big loss of $590 million. While AMD is very competitive with its product line-up, the results show that it’s not easy to stay in the unending war with Intel, the world’s...
AMD beats expectations but accounting write-off leads to a huge $590M net loss

LG Display in-cell displays enter mass production

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LG has used a press conference to tell the world that it is now producing mobile panels featuring in-cell touch screen display technology, reports WSJ. Although the company did not indicate the size of the mobile displays it is producing, one of the oft repeated rumors about the upcoming next-generation...
LG Display in-cell displays enter mass production
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Apple to Begin Production of Next iPhone This Quarter

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The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple will begin production on the next iPhone this quarter, setting the stage for a potential launch this summer.Apple Inc. plans to begin production of a new iPhone similar in size and shape to its current one in the second quarter of the year,...
Apple to Begin Production of Next iPhone This Quarter

Apple may pass Intel as world's largest mobile chip producer

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Two years after buying Texas-based chip maker Intrisity, Apple is poised to become the world's largest mobile device chip provider by the end of 2012, technology research firm In-Stat is claiming. The success is built on the phenomenal popularity of Apple's mobile devices along with selective use of manufacturing partners...
Apple may pass Intel as world's largest mobile chip producer

Apple ends contract with Chinese supplier over underage workers

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It’s been a year since a New York Times investigation put the labor practices of Apple’s manufacturing partners under close public scrutiny, and the company is still rooting out human rights violations in its supply chain. In its 2013 Supplier Responsibility Report, Apple revealed that it ended a contract with...
Apple ends contract with Chinese supplier over underage workers

Bluetooth SIG data suggests a new Nexus 7 is coming soon after all

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Although many were disappointed that no new hardware debuted at Google I/O — unless you count the Samsung Galaxy S 4 “Google Edition” — there’s more evidence that a new Nexus 7 is on the way. Liliputing notes that the Bluetooth SIG certified a device on May 27 and the...
Bluetooth SIG data suggests a new Nexus 7 is coming soon after all

Apple CEO Tim Cook Tours Foxconn iPhone Production Facility in China

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Following his appearance at the Xidan Joy City retail store in Beijing and meetings with Chinese government officials earlier this week, Bloomberg now reports that Apple CEO Tim Cook has also toured a new iPhone production facility in Zhengzhou, China.Apple Inc. Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook visited Foxconn Technology Group’s...
Apple CEO Tim Cook Tours Foxconn iPhone Production Facility in China
Apple to reportedly move Mac mini production to U.S.

6 Reasons This Could Be The Most Boring CES Ever

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ReadWrite's Taylor Hatmaker is right about one thing: 2013 should indeed be a unusual year for the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), as the industry struggles to find the next big thing. (Read CES 2013: 5 Things You Won't See.) Rattled by declining prices and lingering worries over the "fiscal cliff," gadget makers are...
6 Reasons This Could Be The Most Boring CES Ever
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Apple's mess in China: What you need to know (FAQ)

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Apple says it's got a third-party group looking for issues at manufacturing partners it uses. Read CNET's FAQ to find out how we got here, and what the next steps are....
Apple's mess in China: What you need to know (FAQ)

Get Ready For A Huge Week In Tech (GOOG, AAPL, MSFT)

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Today kicks off a week of tech news and events from just about every major company. It's the perfect storm. Microsoft, Apple, Samsung, Google, and perhaps a few others are all planning major product announcements and launches between today and October 29. Add that to earnings reports from Apple, Amazon,...
Get Ready For A Huge Week In Tech (GOOG, AAPL, MSFT)
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