Sharp to Start Making LCD Panels for iPhone 5S; Next-Gen iPhone will have Fingerprint Sensor

iPhone 5S Fingerprint Sensor

Sharp Corporation was reported to start the production of the LCD panels to be used for the new iPhone 5S coming out in the third quarter, according to a report from Nikkan Kogyo Shinbun of Japan.

The LCD manufacturer will use their Kameyama Plant No. 1 for the production of these panels. This plant has the capacity to produce more or less 600 million units per month but it has never been used in its full capacity due to the decline in business of Sharp.

Slow flow of cash has been a big concern . . . → Read More: Sharp to Start Making LCD Panels for iPhone 5S; Next-Gen iPhone will have Fingerprint Sensor

Hipstamatic’s Oggl for iPhone Competes with Instagram by Facebook

Oggl for iPhone

Instragram by Facebook has been a total success among people who enjoy taking photos. While it is enjoying the popularity leaving other photo apps behind, there is this new photo app that seems to be making a name on the niche, the Oggl.

According to Ryan Dorshorst and Lucas Buick, Hipstamatic co-founders, this iPhone app is “a community for creative people to capture and curate their lives through photography.”

Inspired by the idea of “capture-first” shooting like any other photo app, Hipstamatic’s Oggl utilizes films and lenses and allows a user to edit the . . . → Read More: Hipstamatic’s Oggl for iPhone Competes with Instagram by Facebook

Apple Should Release Low Cost iPhone According to Analysts

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Last year, Apple fans were surprised when the company announced its release and priced it starting at $329. It’s more higher than the Google Nexus 7 and Amazon Kindle Fire by $100 but still, the sales of the mini is enormous.

According to a study, if Apple will use this premium strategy to produce a much affordable and cheaper iPhone, they could see a dramatic increase of profit.

This week, J.P. Morgan analysts Gokul Hariharan and Mark Moskowitz studied and analyzed the prospects of a much cheaper iPhone. Already been rumored and as what the analysts are anticipating, . . . → Read More: Apple Should Release Low Cost iPhone According to Analysts

New Flash Storage Options for iMac Now Available in Apple Website

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Customized order for iMac in the official Apple store now includes more storage options including 256GB, 512GB, and 768GB Flash storage both for the 21.5-inch and 27-inch versions.

Flash storage option in the iMac cost a lot, too. If you want the 256GB option, you just have to add $300, 512GB doubles the price with an extra $600. The new storage options of iMacs were not announced by the company, it came by surprise in the Apple store and was first noticed by MacRumors on Thursday.

Before the new storage options, . . . → Read More: New Flash Storage Options for iMac Now Available in Apple Website

Apple will Regain Profit and Share in the Coming Years According to Analyst

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Android reportedly caused the drop of shares of Apple Inc. According to analysts and income reports of both companies, though Apple sold many iPads in the first quarter, their share in the tablet PC market decreased slightly and might continue this year. While Android platform together with Samsung, Apple’s greatest rival, is enjoying a huge leap of profit and increased market share.

But one analysts, Carl Howe, concluded that Apple might also cause a drop of profit and share of Android smartphones in the coming years.

In a poll conducted by the Yankee Group, . . . → Read More: Apple will Regain Profit and Share in the Coming Years According to Analyst

Bid for Coffee Date with Tim Cook Hits more than $200,000

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Have you dreamed of talking one-on-one over coffee to the Apple’s Chief Executive? Well, it is possible if you bid on a fundraising campaign.

A fund raising campaign is now heating up online as the bids in Charitybuzz website hits more than $200,000 for a chance to have a chat with the man responsible for the operation of Apple Inc., Tim Cook.

As of 10am today in the Charitybuzz, the bidder using the name “TheiPhone911″ is currently leading with a huge bid. The auction is still on going and still has 19 more days . . . → Read More: Bid for Coffee Date with Tim Cook Hits more than $200,000

Apple Announces WWDC; Developers Expect Introduction of iOS 7 and OS X 10.9

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Apple Inc’s WWDC or the Worldwide Developers Conference is here again and as like always, there are high anticipations for new products and OS updates on stage.

Wednesday, the Cupertino, California-based company announced that the annual developers conference will happen between June 10 and June 14 in San Francisco, California. The company also announced their press release that the conference will be focusing on sharing the new iOS and OS X to the developers.

Also in the press release, Phil Schiller, worldwide marketing SVP said that “Our developers have had the most prolific and . . . → Read More: Apple Announces WWDC; Developers Expect Introduction of iOS 7 and OS X 10.9