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Apple Manufacturers Reportedly Starting Assembly of iPhone 5 for October Launch

A news report claims Apple manufacturers Foxconn and Pegatron have begun producing the hardware for Apple's next-generation iPhone in preparation for the finalized version of iOS 5.

A Japanese Mac site Macotakara cites a "source from China" as saying that the two OEM manufacturers Foxconn & Pegatron have started assembling Apple's so-called iPhone 5.

The report inferred from its source that the iPhone 5 will be ready to launch in the US by early October, adding that the handset would arrive in Asia in late October or early November.

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Steve Jobs Announces Retirement; Remains Chairman of the Board

Apple co-founder Steve Jobs announced on Wednesday that he is no longer fit to serve as the company's chief executive officer at 56 years old, officially resigning from the position, which has been be filled by Chief Operating Officer Tim Cook.

The announcement came Wednesday evening in a press release directed at the Apple Board of Directors, as well as the company's community. Jobs said he would like to stay on as Chairman of the Board, director and Apple employee, a wish that was granted by the board.

Jobs' full letter is included below:

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To the Apple Board of Directors and the Apple Community:

I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple’s CEO, I would be the first to let you know. Unfortunately, that day has come.

I hereby resign as CEO of Apple. [ Read more.. ]

HP Overhaul to Ditch Tablets, Smartphones & Possibly Sell PC Division


"Hewlett-Packard Co., the world's largest personal-computer maker, is exploring a spinoff of its PC business, an about-face that highlights how growth has pivoted from the computers that so long ruled the industry toward software and mobile devices, where H-P has largely failed to compete.

H-P said its board is evaluating strategic options for its PC business, which could include a "full or partial separation." It also will abandon efforts to sell tablets and smartphones that challenged Apple Inc.'s iPad and iPhone. "

Hewlett-Packard's decision to surrender in smartphones and tablet computers and possibly get rid of its personal computer business underscores how Apple has transformed consumer electronics in just four years.

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MB White Pulled, new Mac Mini, new MacBook Airs, New Thunderbolt Display and Mac OS 10.7 Lion available


Apple updates Mac mini with Thunderbolt, 2X graphics and CPU power
Apple on Wednesday updated the Mac mini with next generation Intel core processors, new discrete graphics, high-speed Thunderbolt I/O technology and Mac OS X Lion at entry-level pricing starting at just $599 (RM1899). At just 7.7-inches square and 1.4-inches thin, the new Mac mini maintains its compact aluminum design while delivering twice the processor and graphics performance of the previous generation. Customers can choose from three different configurations of Mac mini with the latest dual-core Intel Core i5 or Intel Core i7 processors, AMD Radeon HD 6630M discrete graphics, or a quad-core Intel Core i7 powered server configuration. Designed without an optical disc drive, Mac mini can access the optical drives on other PCs and Macs, and works with the MacBook Air SuperDrive. Configure-to-order options include up to 8 GBs of memory, a faster 7200 RPM hard drive and a 256GB solid state drive. [ Read more.. ]

89% of Global Tablet Traffic are iPads

Apple's iPad dominates across all 13 geographies tracked, accounting for more than 89 percent of tablet traffic across all markets. Research firm comScore announced a Device Essentials analytics service earlier this week reporting on digital traffic by device. The study uses "census-level information from tagged web page content" to reveal device usage.

Source: comScore

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