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Apple terrified Samsung will spill iPad and iPhone sales stats

Apple terrified Samsung will spill iPad and iPhone sales stats

Samsung's renegade evidence gush has left Apple terrified that its South Korean court rival will spill sensitive sales summaries and buyer surveys, it's been revealed, ahead of their use in cross-examining marketing exec Philip Schiller later today. The Cupertino firm has demanded that Judge Lucy Koh ensure that the documents - which could cause "severe harm to Apple" if disclosed - be sealed, having been given last-minute notification that they were to be used in today's hearing.

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Define Failure: 26m iPhones, good or bad?

Define Failure: 26m iPhones, good or bad?

26m iPhones in a three month period. Apple's Q3 2012 results are out, and while the huge year-on-year growth for iPad is an eye-catcher, it's the shifting sales of the company's flagship smartphone that have split opinion. For many - Nokia, for instance, or HTC - 26m sales would be the very definition of "a good problem to have", but for Apple it's not so straightforward. While the company has seen 28-percent year-on-year growth for the iPhone, its also seen a 26-percent drop quarter-on-quarter. So, is the iPhone stumbling, or is this all entirely understandable?

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Tim Cook pushes Apple manufacturing in USA at D10

Tim Cook pushes Apple manufacturing in USA at D10

When asked at the All Things D conference by Kara Swisher why Apple does not have its own factories in China, Tim Cook spoke highly of the plants already in place. "We decided a decade ago that there were things Apple could do best and that there were other things that somebody else can do as well or better. Manufacturing was one of those. I think that's still true." Cook's comments come at a time when critics have been relatively silent on manufacturing plants such as Foxconn, while Walk Mossberg continues to question him on the subject.

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iPhone 5 LTE release date tipped via Qualcomm shortage

iPhone 5 LTE release date tipped via Qualcomm shortage

This week it appears that the next generation iPhone 5 may have been inadvertently tipped by Qualcomm's quarterly earnings call via a supply issue warning for analysts tracking their mobile chipsets. The chipsets that are, in particular, seeing a strain on supply at the moment are their new 28-nm modem chips made to power the next generation of LTE speed devices. Qualcomm Chief Executive Paul Jacobs spoke to analysts saying that "demand went so far ahead of availability that we've decided to start spending more money to get more supply as soon as possible."

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Next iPhone tipped to use Liquidmetal (again)

Next iPhone tipped to use Liquidmetal (again)

Another day, another iPhone rumor. This time it’s actually an old one brought back from the dead: ETNews reports that the iPhone 5 will shift away from the 4 and 4S' glass construction and instead be made from Liquidmetal. If you remember, Apple bought the IP rights to the Liquidmetal technology back in August 2010, and it has since been used in the SIM card ejector tool.

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iPhone explodes in holiday sales as Nokia struggles to penetrate

iPhone explodes in holiday sales as Nokia struggles to penetrate

Nokia's multi-million efforts to push its Windows Phone based Lumia 800 still hasn't resulted in strong holiday sales, according to the latest UK stats, with Apple's iPhone continuing to dominate the mobile market. Although the newest iPhone 4S was an unsurprising success, sales tracking firm GfK says, the aging iPhone 3GS still managed to make it into the top 15 handsets chart despite dating back to mid-2009. Android was also a winner, with Samsung's Galaxy S II a particular star.

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Apple 3D display & Kinect-style tracking system still in labs

Apple 3D display & Kinect-style tracking system still in labs

A newly filed Apple patent application suggests the company is still working on a Kinect-style 3D motion tracking system, that could create a virtual desktop responding to a user's hand and finger movements rather than keyboard and mouse actions. The application, Three-dimensional imaging and display system, describes a system where "user input is optically detected in an imaging volume": in short, both of a user's hands are tracked in the space around an Apple computer, and on-screen or projected virtual controls - such as dials, buttons or pens - can be manipulated as if touching them in real life.

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Apple admits Carrier IQ usage in iOS, but mostly removed in iOS 5

Apple admits Carrier IQ usage in iOS, but mostly removed in iOS 5

Apple has confirmed reports that its previous generation iOS platforms support the Carrier IQ data tracking software, but the company assures that the software has been removed in most of its iOS 5 devices, such as the iPhone 4S, and that future updates are set to remove the software completely. The company follows a number of handset manufacturers and carriers that have issued statements in the past week to distance themselves from Carrier IQ.

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Nokia denies Carrier IQ tracking; iPhone code spotted but Nexus clean

Nokia denies Carrier IQ tracking; iPhone code spotted but Nexus clean

Nokia has denied reports that its cellphones and smartphones contain code from Carrier IQ, the mobile analytics company accused of logging keypresses, text entry and other use across a huge number of handsets. "CarrierIQ does not ship products for any Nokia devices" a Nokia spokesperson told SlashGear, describing reports otherwise as "inaccurate." However, evidence of at least some potential Carrier IQ tracking has been identified in Apple iOS devices, while Google's Nexus range is believed to be code-free.

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