Apple Inc. (AAPL) Schedules Grand Reopening of SoHo Store in NYC

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Apple Inc. (AAPL) opened up a new retail store in NYC late last year, the Grand Central Station store but in the process, put one of its oldest locations in New York for renovations, the famous SoHo Store. Apple’s SoHo store underwent a major reconstruction earlier this year, and is set to reopen this Saturday. The SoHo location is only … Read More

Apple Inc. (AAPL) Game Center Meet Amazon’s GameCircle

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On Wednesday, Amazon announced its own gaming service for game developers called GameCircle. By creating this new experience, Amazon appears to be competing directly with Apple Inc. (AAPL) Game Center, putting scores, competition and social gaming into one service and offering it to developers and users alike. On the Amazon Mobile App Distribution blog, the company describes what GameCircle is … Read More

iPad Mini Sample Design Photos Leaked?

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Apple’s iPad is one of the leading tablet computers out on the market, and rumors in recent months have suggested that the Cupertino, Calif., company is planning to unveil a smaller “iPad Mini” to take on 7” tablets from other competitors such as Google and Samsung. Gotta Be Mobile has posted images of a physical model of what the iPad … Read More

Apple’s Next iPod nano to Feature Larger Display and Home Button

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Apple’s iPod nano adopted a new form factor in late 2010, stripping the popular music player of its scroll wheel and replaced it with a small multi-touch screen, with apps for music, radio, and podcasts. Although the new design gave the iPod nano a revamp and introduced a better option for browsing music, many users complained that the device still … Read More

Apple Now Accepting OS X Mountain Lion Apps for Mac App Store

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On Monday, Apple seeded the Golden Master (GM) version of OS X Mountain Lion to developers and is now accepting app submissions for the Mac App Store. The apps are to be tailored for OS X Mountain Lion and will ensure that both new and old apps run seamlessly on Mac computers after they are downloaded from the App Store. … Read More

Apple Inc. (AAPL) to Launch the New iPad 3 in China on July 20th

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On Tuesday, Apple Inc. (AAPL) issued a press release, announcing that the 3rd generation iPad would be launching in China on July 20th. In China the new iPad will be available through the Apple Online Store (www.apple.com), select Apple Authorized Resellers and by reservation from Apple retail stores. Reservation requests will be accepted daily from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. … Read More

Apple Targeting Sites Selling Access to iOS 6 Beta

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Apple’s iOS 6 was announced during the company’s WWDC conference early last month, and registered iOS developers received a beta version of OS. Registered developers typically pay $99/year for the registration, however, the betas have shown up on numerous sites, other than Apple’s developer portal. In late June, Wired reported on websites illegally selling developer betas to the public, prior … Read More

Foxconn Brazil To Ramp Up Production of iPad Mini in September

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Apple’s rumored 7 inch iPad has been trending on the web since late last year, and now details about the device are beginning to emerge. Japanese site Macotakara reported late last week that Apple is slowly beginning to ramp up production of the 7.85” iPad mini at its Foxconn location in Brazil. The source also mentions that the tablet will, … Read More

Apple Inc. (AAPL) Withdraws Its Products from EPEAT Certification

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Apple Inc. (AAPL) products have been evaluated by the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) for many years now, and a number of their products introduced were rated EPEAT Gold for staying in accordance with green practices. On Friday, AAPL notified EPEAT that they will be withdrawing their products from environmental rating because of design constraints. In an interview with … Read More

Amazon Planning Phone to Compete with Apple’s iPhone in Smartphone Market

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Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) and Apple Inc. (AAPL) have been competing in the ereader and tablet market for over a year now, since the iPad was introduced. On Friday, a report from Bloomberg mentioned that Amazon is now looking to introduce its own smartphone to take on the iPhone and some of the leading Android devices in the market. A smartphone … Read More

AT&T To Launch Blocking Service for Stolen Phones and Tablets on July 10th

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AT&T is reportedly planning to launch a blocking service that will allow users to report stolen phones and tablets, a service which of course, includes the iPhone as well. On Friday, The Verge reported based on a source that AT&T is in fact, looking to launch this blocking service on Tuesday, July 10th. According to our source, AT&T “will have … Read More

Best Buy’s ‘Solution Central’ to Mirror Apple’s Genius Bar Design

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Apple’s Retail stores are a window of the company to its customers, and a large part of the store’s atmosphere are the Genius’ and the Genius Bar. The efficient setup allows employees to easily help customers and form an orderly process to address issues that customers face with their products. According to a report from The Wall Street Journal, Best … Read More

Apple Fixes Corrupt App Store Downloads

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Late Wednesday, during the time when many were celebrating the 4th of July, the App Store began delivering corrupted apps through the App Store which caused many users to suffer app crashes and springboard resets. Many apps, such as Instapaper began to crash even after a clean install. Instapaper creator, Marco Arment posted on his site that his own app … Read More

Apple Inc. (AAPL) has More Retail Stores in Pennsylvania than All of China

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Apple Inc. (AAPL) currently operates six retail stores in greater China, and serves more than 216 million people per store, in comparison to the total population in the country. AAPL has two retail stores in Beijing, three in Shanghai, and one in Hong Kong. In 2010, when Ron Johnson was still head of Apple Retail, he suggested that the company … Read More