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Rumor says Apple is going to stagger release of new iPhones so as not to compete with each other's sales. Suspect there's truth to this?
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Thursday Highlights: Matt Warman at The Telegraph likens Apple to an oil company producing a commodity everyone needs, but faced with new challenges; Swatch Group tells Reuters rumors of collaboration with Apple on smartwatches are not true; Gregg Keizer at Computerworld looks at the tablet segment, noting a "slower upgrade tempo causes another decline for Apple" but isn't necessarily a bad thing; here's a nugget for you to chew on: "Apple could be 'obsolete' in 3 years"; Yosemite beta arrives today; Kirk McElhearn makes the case as to why you should not install the public beta; iLounge delves into the new features of iTunes 12; new seeds of Safari also hit the dev wire; if you've reached the point where you need to set your Mac back to factory specs, MacIssues shows you how; Apple's Swift Blog covers function of Access Control; in spite of a worldwide decline in tablet shipments, IDC shows Apple maintaining lead; over at The Information, Amir Efrati is reporting on Apple move into the mobile wallet space; DigiTimes says their iPhone supply chain sources are saying Apple will release new iPhones on separate "time tables to avoid competition"; 9to5Mac calls the claim "spurious"; Macworld UK reviews Elgato's Thunderbolt Dock; AppleInsider reviews Philips Hue Tap light switch with iOS controlling app; Tuts+ first entry into "setting up and using an Apple TV"; John Martellaro thinks a sapphire display on the iPhone 6 would change everything; Forbes tackles security between iOS and Android.
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"Android, iOS combine for 91.1% of worldwide smartphone OS market in 4Q12, says IDC" DigiTimes 7:55 AM
"GPS fitness watch market to grow 50% in 2013 regardless of Apple rumors, says ABI Research" DigiTimes 7:55 AM
"Apple's new iPad TV ads put apps at the heart of the tablet wars" Computerworld 9:58 AM
"Apple airs new iPad ads, 'Alive' and 'Together'" Digital Trends 7:54 AM
"Apple Highlights iPad's Massive App Catalog With Two New TV Ads [Video] Cult of Mac 8:07 AM
"Who's the guy in the new Apple ad? Meet Mathieu Lehanneur" TED Blog 11:55 AM
"Hundreds of thousands line up for new mail app: More than 800,000 people are waiting to access a new iPhone app that aims to transform their email experience by helping them achieve the elusive 'inbox zero' -- a fully processed and empty inbox." Reuters 2:56 PM
"Apple design bloke Ive finally honoured properly - with Blue Peter badge" The Register 8:00 AM
"At Apple, Everybody's Working For (And On) The Weekend" Business Insider 2:53 PM
"New quick app switching & other concepts show options on the table for iOS 7 [Videos] 9 to 5 Mac 12:58 PM
"As Irrational Exuberance Fades, Apple Skeptics Make A Comeback" BGR 12:57 PM
"How switching to Android helped me deal with my addiction to connectedness/There are many things I like better about my Android phone compared to my old iPhone, but one of the big ones is something that is missing: namely, all those irritating real-time notifications" GigaOM 11:51 AM
"Even Apple Gets Stung by Bureaucracy" Forbes 11:05 AM
"The Post Post-PC Era: Will Apple, Google, Samsung, Amazon Or Microsoft Win?" TechCrunch 10:51 AM
"EU regulators threaten privacy crackdown against Google: Web giant may face 'repressive action' before summer if it does not respond to a dozen recommendations related to how it manages user data." CNET News 4:47 PM
"Asia Markets: China, Japan stocks fall, though others gain/Chinese stocks slipped Tuesday, with casino operators skidding in Hong Kong and property stocks falling on the mainland, while Japanese blue chips also lost ground." MarketWatch 9:09 PM
"Europe Markets: Carlsberg drops in weak Europe trade" MarketWatch 9:33 AM
"European Stocks Fall as Metals Slide; Yen Drops on G-20 Meeting" Bloomberg 10:04 AM
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