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Wednesday Highlights: Deutsche Bank watching as Apple maintains pricing on iPad Air while industry hopes to combat tablet success by lowering prices; Mark Rogowsky at Forbes ponders what would happen if Apple dropped prices by $100; and at Wired Kyle Vanhemert offers four reasons he thinks iBeacon will "disrupt interaction design"; Google Now finally catching up to Siri with both getting 79% of queries correct in recent test; Macworld on how to keep your Boot Camp partition when you upgrade Mac OS versions; CEO of AT&T says carriers cannot maintain subsidized smartphones, meanwhile, T-Mobile is offering $0 down on iPhone 5s and 5c in time for holidays, and Walmart's Straight Talk will offer iPhone 5s and 5c without contract; Apple hires radio man to head up iTunes Radio advertising; Apple drops to 35th place in Glassdoor survey of best places to work; Smart Ring is apparently a real thing, coming soon; Apple will ship you an iPhone 5s within 24 hours, an iPad mini Retina in 3-5 days; 9to5Mac has a look behind the scenes at Apple TV app development; Jonny Evans explains how to back up your iPhone text messages on iOS 7; Macworld investigates Apple's recycling program effectiveness.
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"Retina iPad Mini later, new Nexus 7 sooner: DisplaySearch: Small tablets are moving to very-high-resolution displays, like larger 10-inch class tablets have done in the last year or so." CNET News 3/15
"Heads up Apple, here comes Samsung's 8-core chip: Samsung is set to begin manufacturing its eight-core phone and tablet processor in the second quarter. That's a problem for Apple because Apple is both competing with Samsung and getting its A6 from the South Korean company." CNET News 3/15
"Apple's 'budget' iPhone expected to have same 4-inch display as iPhone 5" AppleInsider 3/15
"Apple's Low-Cost iPhone Reportedly Getting The Same 4-Inch Display As iPhone 5, 'Super-Thin' Plastic Case" TechCrunch 3/15
"Rumor: New Low Cost iPhone To Have 4 Inch Display" AppleBitch 3/15
"UL warns of counterfeit Apple USB power adapters" CNET News 3/15
"iPad May Run Away From Home a Lot Longer: Apple's newly awarded patent for wireless charging technology suggests the company may be developing a product that would dramatically reduce the iPad's dependence on having an electrical outlet nearby. That may be a boon for frequent flyers, but it may not excite those who use their iPads on a couch, or in bed, or in some other cozy at-home setting where recharging isn't an issue." MacNewsWorld 3/15
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