Apple’s Patent Application for 3D Camera Discovered

Our friends from Patently Apple have discovered an existing patent for an Apple 3D camera, which would definitely maximize the retina displays of new and upcoming devices.


Nokia Doesn’t Want To Use Apple’s Nano SIM Standard

Yesterday we heard that Apple is trying to get companies to adopt its new Nano SIM standardfor smartphones, and the company will be licensing the patents relating to it for free.

Now Nokia has responded to Apple statement, claiming that Apple basically doesn’t hold any patents relating to the Nano SIM standard, in a statement to IDG.

Nokia Lumia 800

Apple’s Siri Becoming More Popular According To Report

It looks like Apple’s voice activated virtual assistant is becoming more popular according to a recent report by consulting firm Park Associates, who surveyed iPhone 4S owners of their usage of Apple’s Siri.

According to the report, 87 percent of the iPhone 4S owners use Apple’s Siri at least once a month, and people seem to be using Siri for making phone calls and sending text messages.

Apple Siri

Apple’s New iPad Can Run For 25 Hours As A 4G Hotspot

Apple’s new iPad comes with a much larger battery than the iPad 2, it also comes with 4G LTE, which is the main reason for the new larger battery, and now it looks like the device can be quite useful as a 4G mobile hotspot.

The guys over at AnandTech have been testing the battery life out on the new iPad and they have tested the device as a 4G mobile hotspot on Verizon’s 4G network.

New iPad

Apple’s iTunes To Get New Design This Year?

According to a recent report by 9 to 5 Mac, Apple plans to launch a newly designed iTunes storeand new versions of iTunes for both the Mac and PC, later this year, this will be the first major design overhaul for iTunes since 2009.

The re-design of the iTunes store is apparently a top priority for Apple, and the design is reported to be even simpler and more user friendly than the current version of iTunes.

Apple iTunes

Suppliers gearing up for Apple’s launch of new MacBook Air models

Apple’s overseas supply chain is said to be anticipating the debut of a refreshed MacBook Air lineup, which was last updated in July of 2011.

The anticipated MacBook Air update was mentioned on Tuesday by DigiTimes, which said that assembler Quanta Computer is expected to see its revenues grow thanks to the new product launch. It was said that Apple is “set to launch a new MacBook Air model,” but a specific timeline for its release was not given.

Apple’s next MacBook Air lineup is expected to sport Intel’s next-generation Ivy Bridge processors. Leaked documents from Intel shows that its “Ultra” U-Series Processors will have a TDP of just 17 watts, and will run at clock speeds of 2GHz and 1.8GHz.

There have also been numerous reports that Apple is planning to expand its MacBook Air lineup with a new 15-inch model, joining the existing 13.3-inch and 11.6-inch screen sizes available. More options in its ultraportable category could help Apple ward off growing competition from Windows-based “Ultrabooks,” which mimic the thin-and-light design of the MacBook Air.

Apple most recently updated its MacBook Air lineup last July, when it added high-speed Thunderbolt ports and backlit keyboards to both the 11.6- and 13.3-inch models. The MacBook Air starts at $999, and replaced Apple’s now-defunct white polycarbonate MacBook at that price point.

MacBook Air

The success of the MacBook Air since it was redesigned in late 2010 has inspired Apple to revamp its entire notebook lineup this year. New MacBook Pro models from Apple are expected to have a radically redesigned exterior that will share many traits with the MacBook Air.


Nvidia wants to overcome Apple’s iPhones with cheap yet powerful processors

Nvidia Tegra 3

Nvidia is out for blood from the big Apple. They are going head to head against the iPhone 4S with dual-core phones cheaper than Apple can touch. The graphics chip maker is shooting to undercut Apple’s iPhone 4S by a mile, cnetanticipates. It may look to the average person as if Nvidia has lost its quad-core mind, going up against the world’s most valuable tech company.

Nvidia calls the segment they are targeting the “1,000 RMB phone” in China. They will launch their phone with a 3G modem and the Tegra 2 dual-core chip, or so says Jen-Hsun Huang, Chief Executive Officer. At this price, the phone turns out to be 75 percent cheaper than the 4,988 RMB iPhone 4S.

Apple’s 2012 enviromental report reveals giant solar array

Apple data centerApple just released its 2012 environmental report, detailing all the ways it’s conserving energy and working to make Mother Earth a slightly cleaner place. A highlight of that effort is clearly the company’s data center in Maiden, North Carolina. The giant white-roofed server bunker will soon be home to the largest end user-owned solar array in the US — covering 100 acres and producing 42 million kWh of electricity each year. The 20-megawatt installation is only the beginning too. A five-megawatt fuel cell facility will soon be going up alongside it. Hit up the source link for the full report, but be forewarned, it

Sales Of Apple’s iPad Banned In Certain Parts of China?

Apple is in the middle of a legal battle with Chinese company Proview, who originally owned the rights to the iPad trademark before they sold it to Apple for a reported $55,000.

Proview claims that the sale did not include the rights to the trademark in China, one court has already sided with Proview, although Apple are appealing the decision and now another court in China has ruled against Apple.

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