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iPad Scam: A True Story (Updated)

A friend of mine wanted to buy a new iPad — almost like anyone else — and with the ridicules prices available in the Saudi market, he thought of getting one form the US. He started searching for the best bargain he could land, till he found a way to buy it from a well known online site through one ...

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Steve Jobs posts thoughts about Flash

Apple’s CEO Steve Jobs has posted an open letter on Apple’s site titled “Thoughts on Flash” where he talks about the reasons for not allowing Flash on the iPhone and iPad. It’s as follows: Apple has a long relationship with Adobe. In fact, we met Adobe’s founders when they were in their proverbial garage. Apple was their first big customer, ...

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Apple acquires Intrinsity and Siri

The New York Times has confirmed that Apple has acquired Intrinsity, a semiconductor maker. The NYT estimates that Apple paid $121 million to acquire Intrinsity. This is the second semiconductor company that Apple acquired after P.A. Semi in 2008. Apple paid $278 million for it. The Loop reported that Apple has acquired Siri. Siri provide a mobile personal assistance app ...

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Apple announced WWDC 2010 date: 7 to 11 June

Apple has announced today that this year’s World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC) will be between 7-11 June 2010 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. The conference will include development sessions for the Mac, iPhone and for the first time, the iPad. From the press release: “This year’s WWDC offers developers in-depth sessions and hands-on working labs to learn more ...

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iPhone takes 72% of the Japanese smartphone market

iPhone shipments to Japan has doubled within the last year and the iPhone controls 72% of the smartphone market. According to numbers from MM Research Institute Apple has sold almost 1.69 million iPhones between March 31st 2009 and March 31st 2010. In the same time there has been 2.3 million phones sold in Japan. So 74% of the phones sold ...

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Police Investiages Lost iPhone 4G Prototype

Police in Silicon Valley are investigating the iPhone 4G prototype that was lost by an Apple engineer in a bar which was then purchased by Gizmodo for $5,000. That transaction might have violated criminal laws. From CNET: “Under a California law dating back to 1872, any person who finds lost property and knows who the owner is likely to be ...

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Apple reports $3.07 billion profit for Q2 2010

Apple has reported their second quarter results (Q2 2010). With $3.07 billion in profit and $13.5 billion in revenue. Apple said they sold 2.94 million Macs, %33 increase from last year’s second quarter. 8.75 million iPhones, a growth of %131 from last year’s quarter. iPods: 10.89 million iPods, a %1 decrease from last year’s quarter. iPod touch: yearly growth of ...

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Apple delivered 500,000 iPads, delays International release

Apple has announced that they have delivered over 500,000 iPad units. Because of the high demand in the United States Apple has made a decision to postpone the International launch by one month until the end of May. The iPad was supposed to launch in some countries by the end of April. You can read Apple’s press release here. Arabic ...

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New MacBook Pro with Core i5/i7

Today Apple has updated the MacBook Pro high end notebook line. New improvements include better battery life, Core i5/i7 and new video cards. Benchmarks and Reviews Macworld reviewed the 13-inch MacBook Pro. Here are the benchmark results: Macworld also reviewed 15-inch MacBook Pro. The benchmarks are posted as well: Where’s the MacBook Pro 13-inch with Core i5? A Mac user ...

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Link: Sorry, Adobe, you screwed yourself

An interesting read about the relationship between Adobe and Apple between 1996 and 2010. Adobe made a wrong bet in 1996 and is suffering the consequences in 2010 and has no one to blame except themselves. It’s Adobe’s turn to show that it matters to Apple and the tech industry. I don’t remember Apple or Steve Jobs whining in 1996-2006 ...

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