Later this month, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) will be revealing several new devices. There are reports circulating that Apple is going to announce a new line of 12-inch Retina Display MacBooks next year. KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo shared this information in a research note sent to 9to5Mac.
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Best Buy is going to give smartphone owners credit towards a new iPhone through their newest trade-in program. You will have to trade-in your old smartphone though. The new program starts this Sunday and is ending October 19th.
Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) reportedly has a group of engineers working on a smart-watch product, which has been dubbed “iWatch” by the media. This product would compete head-on with the Samsung Galaxy Gear smart-watch. However, there is a report that the iWatch will not simply be a device that complements a smartphone.
Rumors about the next line of Apple iPhones have started. The next Apple iPhone (believed to be called the Apple iPhone 6) is believed to have a 5.7-inch screen. The source of the rumors are market research company DisplaySearch. DisplaySearch reportedly reached out to Apple’s supply chain sources in Asia.
Jony Ive is the creative genius at Apple that came up with the design for the company’s hardware and software ideas for products like the iPhone, iPad, iPhone, iMac, and MacBooks. Ive’s creatively was most recently applied in the creation of iOS 7. Ive has designed a new Leica rangefinder camera, which will be auctioned at the Product (RED) charity event. Ive designed this camera with fellow industrial designer Marc Newson.
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is expected to launch the iPad 5 later this month. The new iPads are expected to include a 64 bit architecture, which will enable a “greater array of enterprise app development and facilitate greater enterprise penetration over time, according to Deutsche Bank.
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Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (KRX:005930) has lost a bid to stop an import ban that is being enforced by the International Trade Commission today. Several months ago, the Obama administration agreed to overturn a ban on older Apple products based on a Samsung court victory. The U.S. trade representative said that the ban did not pose a great enough threat to the consumer market to shop.
This past August, the Obama administration overturned an import ban that Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (KRX:005930) won against Apple for older iPhones and iPads. Apple was accused of infringing one of Samsung’s standard-essential patents. Samsung is now hoping to receive similar treatment from Washington. The International Trade Commission ruled against Samsung on August 9th by saying that the Galaxy S 4G, Fascinate, Captivate, Galaxy Tab and Galaxy Tab 10.1 violates a couple of Apple’s patents regarding touchscreen controls on mobile devices and audio I/O headset plugs. Tonight, the 60-day Presidential review period ends.