Friday, November 22, 2013

Samsung May Have iPhone’s Retina Display By The Apples

Apple has made a big deal of its Retina Display capabilities with the iPhone 5S and the iPad tablet line. The resolution on these devices is extremely sharp, at 1136 x 640, and it presents crystal clear images and videos. However, a new report says that Samsung may have a new technology through Qualcomm that tops Retina with a resolution of 3840 x 2160.

The report, written by Nigram Arora, an engineer and nuclear physicist, details his opinion that this new technology from Qualcomm could give Samsung and other mobile handset manufacturers a one up on Apple. The only way for Apple to prevent this from happening is for the company to develop a new display that meets or beats the specs of the Qualcomm device.

Read the full report here.

Apple News: Foxconn To Sink $40M Into New Pennsylvania Factory

Foxconn, Apple’s largest supplier of parts for the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c, is planning to open a factory on U.S. soil. The Taiwan based electronics company is planning on investing $40 million in the state of Pennsylvania for a new facility and for research and development.

The Plan
According to reports, Terry Gou revealed the plan this week to invest $30 million in a new facility in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. This new factory will be responsible for assembling components for telecommunications equipment and Internet servers.
The remaining $10 million of the $40 million proposed for the project will be spent on research and development at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Rumors Confirmed
The announcement confirms rumors from last year that suggested Gou had plans for expansion on U.S. soil. There is no definite answer as to whether the American factories will be handling any Apple products at all. But, there will be an added benefit to the Harrisburg community, with approximately 500 jobs to be added to the 30 that are currently provided by Foxconn.

Corporations Catching Heat For Far East Labor
Foxconn officials mentioned last year that the idea of making some of their products in America was interesting, simply because there is a strong demand for it from American consumers. The electronics giant already had plans in action for a training program for U.S. engineers through MIT.
Large corporations like Apple have come into the microscope of the press lately regarding the labor practices of their suppliers. With some critics pointing out horrible working conditions and poor living arrangements for factories in China, a move to the U.S. would be a good one in terms of publicity.

Apple has responded to consumer complaints by making a promise to consumers that its top of the line Mac Pro desktop computer entirely in the U.S. The assembly of the Mac Pro will be completed by Flextronics in Texas, while Foxconn will be relinquishing the duties to the American company.

iPad Mini With Retina Display Now Available In NY Apple Stores

Apple has launched its walk-in sales for iPad Mini with Retina Display in its retail stores in New York. Aside from the retail stores, some partnering wireless carriers in the region are also beginning to anno iPad Mini With Retina Display Now Available In NY Apple Stores
Apple has launched its walk-in sales for iPad Mini with Retina Display in its retail stores in New York. Aside from the retail stores, some partnering wireless carriers in the region are also beginning to announce that the tablet is available. This could be the start of a wide reaching rollout for the new tablet.

New York Stores First
The NYC stores were the first on the list to get the tablets in large enough quantities to allow walk-in sales. Brian J. White of Cantor Fitzgerald wrote a note to investors this morning that said that the Upper West Side location, Chelsea, and the downtown Fifth Avenue location have the tablets in stock. None of the other stores in or out of the city have a supply of the miniature iPads in stock.
White is a very dedicated Apple watcher, and he predicted earlier that Apple would launch walk-in sales of the iPad Mini with Retina Display this week. Now he thinks that Apple will launch the tablet in more locations next week. This will be Apple’s big score for Black Friday preparations.

The iPad Mini with Retina Display is also becoming available at select carriers in the United States. Bluegrass Wireless in Kentucky announced that the tablet was immediately available earlier today. C-Spire Wireless and U.S. Cellular have indicated that both of them should have the tablet in stock by the end of November.

Quiet Launch

Apple’s nearly silent launch of the iPad Mini with Retina Display was highly uncharacteristic of the Cupertino company. Normally, new products are launched with much fanfare and a public event. The launch for this tablet took place at midnight with a subtle change to Apple’s retail website. Many analysts still believe this was due to the limited supply of the tiny tablets.  

Apple Launches Life on iPad & Gives Consumers A Unique Look At The Tablet

Apple’s newest web page gives consumers some insight into the many ways that the iPad can be utilized in everyday life. It features stories that explain how people around the world use iPad to help them in their careers, from Broadway to underwater photo taking.
The page contains 6 stories in all, and each of them is remarkably different from the last one. All 6 of the stories explain a unique usage that particular businesses or individuals have found to utilize iPad in their daily routine.

Siemens Energy is one of the leaders in wind energy technology, and the story of Siemens and iPad working together to bring power to America is pretty amazing. The story explains how workers on Siemens’ massive projects would often need manuals and blueprints brought 250 feet up into the air via crane in order to get the information they needed to complete the project.
However, with iPad that all changed. Now, the information is right at their fingertips, with apps, email, and hard drive storage for all of the blueprints and documents they once had to carry.

This is just one of the stories found on the Life on iPad page on Apple’s website. Check the rest of them out, and prepare to be amazed at just how versatile these little tablets can be.

We're Back!

After 4 days of dealing with the flu, we am finally back and able to write again. We apologize for the lack of news over the last few days, and we will make up for that over the next few days.

However, I am back now, and I plan to have some great content today. There are some really good stories surfacing in the Apple community, so watch for our posts, as we give you the best stories right here!