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Samsung Galaxy S 4 shipments expected to top 10m in first month

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Samsung is expecting to ship 10 million Galaxy S 4 units in its first month on sale, reports Digitimes. Citing supply chain sources familiar with Samsung's component orders, it is also thought that Samsung could ship as many as 30 million Galaxy S 4 smartphones in the second quarter. Samsung...
Samsung Galaxy S 4 shipments expected to top 10m in first month

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)
Following Tim Cook's announcement that Apple will bring Mac manufacturing to the U.S., Foxconn says it plans to expand U.S. operations

The iPad Mini Is 'No Walk In The Park' For Suppliers (AAPL)

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The iPad Mini is 4-6 weeks behind its forecasted launch schedule because suppliers are struggling to make it, says Topeka Capital analyst Brian White in a new note this morning: "iPad Mini" is No Walk in the Park for Suppliers and We Expect 5-7 Million Units. Similar to the iPhone...
The iPad Mini Is 'No Walk In The Park' For Suppliers (AAPL)

Apple Is Going To Release A Smaller Version MacBook Pro With The Ultra High Resolution Retina Display (AAPL)

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Apple is prepared to announce a lot more than just a new iPhone this week, according to Aaron Lee and Joseph Tsai at DigiTimes. Citing upstream supply chain sources, Tsai and Lee report Apple has begun mass shipping of new iMacs, as well as 13-inch MacBook Pros with retina displays....
Apple Is Going To Release A Smaller Version MacBook Pro With The Ultra High Resolution Retina Display (AAPL)

Sources claim new iPhone in Sept., 7-inch iPad in August

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Apple will launch the next iPhone in September, and a 7-inch iPad in August, says DigiTimes. The claims are based on Taiwanese supply chain sources, who add that Pegatron has landed orders for the new iPhone, while Foxconn will handle the 7-inch iPad. The report further suggests that Pegatron will...
Sources claim new iPhone in Sept., 7-inch iPad in August

Petition asks for ‘ethical’ iPhone 5 from Apple (Appolicious)

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Appolicious - Apple is still feeling backlash from recent negative attention directed at factories in its device-making supply chain overseas, with the most recent fallout centering around customers creating an online petition asking for an “ethical” iPhone....
Petition asks for ‘ethical’ iPhone 5 from Apple (Appolicious)

Apple planning environmental audits of Chinese supply chain

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USA Today says it has spoken with Chinese environmental activists that have confirmed Apple will soon bring in independent environmental auditors. [Read more]...
Apple planning environmental audits of Chinese supply chain

Microsoft Surface sales not expected to top 600,000 this quarter

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Middling reviews and limited distribution may be putting a damper on sales of Microsoft's Surface tablet, according to brokerage firm Detwiler Fenton. The Boston-based firm estimates that Microsoft will sell between 500,000 and 600,000 Surface with Windows RT tablets in the December quarter. The fact that Surface is only...
Microsoft Surface sales not expected to top 600,000 this quarter

A First iPhone 5 Sales Estimate: 10 Million in a Week

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“We’re reading the same rumors and speculation that you are about a new iPhone, and we think this has caused some pause in customers purchasing.” – Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer, July 24, 2012 Whatever iPhone sales Apple forfeited to “rumor and speculation”-delayed purchases in its disappointing second quarter, the...
A First iPhone 5 Sales Estimate: 10 Million in a Week

Google Teaming Up With Samsung For The Nexus 10 Tablet

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Google and Samsung are to launch a tablet together. The gadget will be known as the Nexus 10, a 10.1-inch tablet with a higher-resolution screen* than the third-generation iPad, claims an analyst. Richard Shim of NPD Search, who says his information has come from somewhere further down the supply chain,...
Google Teaming Up With Samsung For The Nexus 10 Tablet

Apple says its supply chain hit a new high of 99% 60-hour work week compliance in January, 2013

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Apple has published a new update to its Labor and Human Rights page that claims a new high of 99% compliance with China’s maximum 60-hour work week throughout its supply chain. Apple’s December update noted that it was tracking 1 million workers. In line with Chinese labor laws, Apple requires that workers...
Apple says its supply chain hit a new high of 99% 60-hour work week compliance in January, 2013

Why I broke up with Kickstarter

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This is a guest post by designer Jim Clark  When I first found out about Kickstarter, I thought it was a great idea. I’ve been making things all my life. As the owner of a visual effects and imaging studio, designing, rendering and visually developing creations is right up my alley. I wanted...
Why I broke up with Kickstarter

Apple Will Ramp Up Production Of The iPad Mini Next Month To Prepare For An October Launch [REPORT] (AAPL)

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Apple is planning to ramp up production of the iPad Mini in September to prepare for launching the product in October, DigiTimes reports. The publication says it has heard from supply chain sources that the smaller iPad has been in production since June, with roughly a few hundred thousand manufactured...
Apple Will Ramp Up Production Of The iPad Mini Next Month To Prepare For An October Launch [REPORT] (AAPL)
Dell sees 33 percent drop in Q1 profits, says touchscreen Windows 8 products will cost more
Apple's stock price falls to lowest point in six months

Apple reportedly evaluating IGZO display tech for next-gen iPhones and iPads

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Apple is reportedly in talks with Sharp to use the company's IGZO display technology in next-generation iPhones and iPads, but low yield rates have prompted the Cupertino tech giant to look at other Asian display makers in efforts to bolster its supply chain....
Apple reportedly evaluating IGZO display tech for next-gen iPhones and iPads

'Fair data' logo promotes ethical standards for collecting consumer data

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Consumers worried about how their personal data might be misused by private and public sector organisations can from today look for a new 'Fair Data' logo to calm their worries, the Market Research Society (MRS) has announced. Launched on Data Privacy Day, 28 January, with the enthusiastic endorsement of...
'Fair data' logo promotes ethical standards for collecting consumer data
iPhone sales could miss expectations by over 5 million units next quarter

Report: Samsung to terminate Apple LCD contract

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Samsung is on the verge of terminating a deal in which it provides liquid crystal display panels to Apple for use in its iOS devices. This according to Samsung officials, who point to Apple's strict supply chain requirements as the primary factor in the decision to end the deal. Samsung...
Report: Samsung to terminate Apple LCD contract

iPhone 5 supply shortages could make Apple's new phone hard to find

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Ahead of each new iPhone launch, there always seem to be at least a few reports that claim supply will be squeezed. In keeping with tradition, Digitimes on Wednesday cited multiple unnamed sources in Apple’s (AAPL) Eastern supply chain in stating that the company’s initial supply of iPhones may...
iPhone 5 supply shortages could make Apple's new phone hard to find

U.S. sets $120M to regain what it lost in rare earth metals

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There isn't a shortage of rare earth metals in the ground, but one country, China, has managed to dominate about 95% of the market. It not only mines the metals, but has built a supply chain to produce them....
U.S. sets $120M to regain what it lost in rare earth metals

MUNSTER: Here's Why Apple Didn't Release A TV This Year (AAPL)

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Analyst Gene Munster said Apple didn't release this year because it couldn't get a television screen it was happy with. At our last IGNITION conference in 2011, Munster predicted Apple would have announced a TV by now, and started selling it at the start of 2013. That hasn't happened, obviously....
MUNSTER: Here's Why Apple Didn't Release A TV This Year (AAPL)
Apple’s plans for its $90B in cash: “We’re not going to have a toga party”

Windows 8 tablet PC makers: We can’t compete with the iPad’s price

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If reports from Taiwan are to be believed, hardware manufacturers are struggling to create Windows 8 on ARM (Windows RT) devices that are competitively priced against Apple’s iPad and Amazon’s Kindle Fire. The reason? According to Digitimes, OEMs have to pay Microsoft $90-100 for a Windows 8 license.While that $90-100...
Windows 8 tablet PC makers: We can’t compete with the iPad’s price

Apple Unveils The Fourth Generation iPad With A6X, Lightning And Expanded LTE

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Today at Apple’s press event, the company announced that the iPad would receive an update. In order to harmonize the product line, the iPad will now come with a Lightning port. A6X and expanded LTE will be added to the iPad as well. The Lightning port is a good addition...
Apple Unveils The Fourth Generation iPad With A6X, Lightning And Expanded LTE
Tim Cook talks product pipeline, growth in China, supply chain, and more

IT GETS WORSE FOR APPLE: UBS Cuts Price Target (AAPL)

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Apple's stock is sinking again this morning. UBS analyst Steve Milunovich is cutting his price target to $700 from $780, and reducing his earnings estimates for the first three calendar quarters of next year. This is the second big bank to cut its Apple price target this week. Jefferies cut...
IT GETS WORSE FOR APPLE: UBS Cuts Price Target (AAPL)

Apple reportedly taps Pegatron to make new low-cost iPhone

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Move is part of Apple's desire to achieve greater balance in its supply chain, according to The Wall Street Journal. [Read more]...
Apple reportedly taps Pegatron to make new low-cost iPhone

RT @chriskanaracus: CIO.com ace Tom Wailgum on whether SAP can keep its supply chain mojo. http://bit.ly/duQuRl < talk to Jason Busch

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RT @chriskanaracus: CIO.com ace Tom Wailgum on whether SAP can keep its supply chain mojo. http://bit.ly/duQuRl < talk to Jason Busch
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