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

T-Mobile Announces 500,000 iPhones Sold and Acquires MetroPCS

T-Mobile acquires metroPCS

T-Mobile announced that they have sold 500,000 units of iPhones following their first quarter financial report Tuesday evening. The carrier started selling the phones on April 12 and the figures are still growing until now.

From the results of the report in the first quarter 2013, T-Mobile reported a decrease of profit compared the same quarter last year by 7 percent.

Earnings result excluding tax, depreciation, interest and amortization is $1.2 billion, down by 7.5 percent from the first quarter of 2012 but up from the fourth quarter of 2012.

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Apple Should Release Low Cost iPhone According to Analysts

low cost iphone

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

Pentagon will Grant Approvals for DoD Employees to Use iPhones and Samsung Smartphones

pentagon grants clearance for samsung and apple

The two largest smartphone maker and great rivals Apple and Samsung is soon to be cleared and granted security approvals by the Pentagon so they can be used by the employees of Department of Defense. The Pentagon is prepping so Samsung smartphones and Apple’s iPhone can access their system.

According to reports and people knowledgeable about the matter, the Department of Defense will see the security approvals in the coming weeks for the Galaxy smartphone line by Samsung, iPhones and iPad tabs by Apple Inc.

The Department of Defense’ security clearance is particularly for . . . → Read More: Pentagon will Grant Approvals for DoD Employees to Use iPhones and Samsung Smartphones

Samsung Announces Galaxy Tab 3 Following Galaxy S4 Release

samsung Galaxy Tab 3

Samsung will release another competitor for the tablet PCs again. After focusing too much in the Galaxy S4, some people almost didn’t notice the next generation tablet that the South Korea-based company is working on. And now, they announce the latest Galaxy Tab 3 that runs the Android Jelly Bean 4.1 OS, a 7-inch display and thinner bezels on the sides giving you a much larger display.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 has a powerful 1.2 GHZ dual-core processor, and comes with an option of 8gb and 16gb internal storage models. It also has a memory . . . → Read More: Samsung Announces Galaxy Tab 3 Following Galaxy S4 Release

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

smartphone market share q1 2013

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