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Progress Towards Sapphire Manufacturing May Elevate Competition


Apple dramatically transformed the design of MacBook Pro line of notebooks by embracing aluminum as one of the core components used in production. By doing this, Apple benefitted and the industry in a whole flourished. Now, the company is prepared to revolutionize sapphire manufacturing in a corresponding way, but Verge argues that ,its solely Apple who is going to benefit from this move.

When Apple gave an introduction to aluminum unibody MacBook Pros back in 2008, the company was depended on third-party suppliers to furnish the material needed for notebook production. Apple’s support helped manufacturers to scale up production levels and meet the growing demand for unibody machines.

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Apple is Conducting a King Size Event in Retail Stores

apple_store_employees1Apple is organizing a king-size iPhone event in its retail stores this week. The initiative is an a attempt to boost up sales which is comprehended as the iPhone upgrade event. Beginning May 8th, Apple retail staff will be emailing qualified iPhone users for an iPhone update to the stores. The event will allow consumers to shift up their existing generation of iPhone to the latest one, apparently to a new iPhone 5s or iPhone 5c.

According to a source, this initiative gels pleasantly to that of Apple’s—Store based iPhone hardware trade-in strategy. The strategy permits consumers to exchange their old iPhone to buy a new generation of iPhone at a discounted price. To make this strategy more persuasive, Apple has increased the buyback prices of iPhone under trade-in program.

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Increase in Sapphire Display Cost May Restrict Production of Next iPhone

iphone-6-glass-saphaire1The supply chain sources at Apple assert it might be difficult for the giant to turn around large qualities of 5.5-inch iPhone into production. This is essentially due to rising cost of Sapphire as the display material. As stated by a report, the soaring cost of sapphire as one of the components required for production might be an obstacle in producing a scratch-resistant iPhone version.

Looking into the details of the report we observe that a sapphire display will cost around $280 which is a notable shoot up from $44 deployed for a 4-inch retina display in iPhone 5s. This extra expense of $236 will lead to a price escalation of an iPhone, eventually affecting the maximum retail price and heavily impacting the affordability point for the consumers.

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Has Apple Got its Mojo Back?

Wall_Street_-_New_York_Stock_ExchangeApple’s share prices closed at $600.96 Monday afternoon setting a new 52-week high for the company. Being a high in the March quarter, Apple announced an expanded capital reinvestment program.

The New York Stock Exchange, credit Carlos Delgado via Wikipedia.

When the markets closed at 4:00 Eastern, Apple was at $600.96. The company crossed the $600 threshold just minutes before the NASDAQ halted official trading for the day.

Apple shares closed above $600 for the first time since November of 2012, but are still off $100 from their all-time high reached in September of that same year. Apple’s shares were up more than $8 for the day to reach the mark. The company’s market capitalization is now at $517.65 billion.

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Apple and Microsoft are Just Amazing ‘Two-Trick Ponies’

Microsoft’s former CEO, Steve Ballmer during a talk at the Oxford Union reckoned Apple and Microsoft as amazing ‘Two-trick’ ponies, according to Geekwire. In Steve Ballmer’s words, After inventing the modern PC, Ballmer said Microsoft’s second trick was working with IBM and figuring out how to incorporate microprocessors into the way businesses
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Apple’s Spaceship Campus Fast Taking Shape

A new aerial photo of construction on Apple’s campus 2 shows the quick progress happening on the location. All buildings on the site have been bulldozed to make way for the construction to start.

The region where the circular based building will be constructed is cleared out and one can easily get an idea of where the actual campus will be placed. Apple has made headway in this project quickly, which first begun last year November after receiving unanimous approval.

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Innovator’s Dilemma Suits Samsung or Even Better, a Desperate Copier

We don’t know if Apple will dance on the streets or not but convincingly Samsung would have sung a great deal after losing the patent infringement litigation. Reading through the complete courtroom argument between the parties, which is actually comic in way, we thought of mentioning a few for our readers. Indeed, Apple was remarked as carrying an “Innovator’s dilemma” by John Quinn, lawyer of Samsung Electronic Co.

He said,

Unsure of how to proceed after the blockbuster launches of the iPhone and iPad, the Cupertino-based company went on a litigation spree.

To which, Apple Inc. lawyer, Harold McElhinny retorts,

Litigation is Apple’s only option to stop Samsung’s rampant infringement.

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A Very Interesting Stop With a Timer

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In a fraction of seconds these promising companies win profits and accumulate wealth.

Whats engrossing is to see a timer above counting back and the Profits flying up in few seconds. This concept of timer looks comic, one would see dollars of profits being shoved into Apple, Google, Twitter and many more companies. This small website could actually be a spur to earn in life, looking at dollars rising rapidly for these successful companies.

These calculations are authentic and based on financial data reported by these companies during the 2013 fiscal year, so the data fetched is reliable.

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What’s Cooking Between Apple And Nike?

Recently during a show, the CEO of Nike, mark parker gave the media a hint of their new product launch in the upcoming months. He mentioned that they will be launching their new fitness accessory very soon. This new accessory would probably be a watch that will record your fitness
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Apple ‘Lost’ For Words!

It seems not a day goes by that we aren’t reminded of the Apple map debacle. The latest in a series of controversies came to light when the police in Victoria, Australia issued a public warning vehemently advising

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