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Samsung to Assist with Production of Apple’s Next-Generation A8 Chip! Samsung to Assist with Production of Apple’s Next-Generation A8 Chip!(0)

Back in June, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) struck a three-year deal with Apple to produce A-series chips for iOS devices beginning in 2014. The move was seen as part of Apple's strategy of moving away from rival Samsung for component supplies, although Samsung was soon after reported to have landed its own deal to once again produce chips beginning with the A9 in 2015. 

According to Korean news outlet Hankyung [Google Translate] (via The Verge), Samsung will also remain involved in next year's A8 chip family, with TSMC handling 60 to 70 percent of the manufacturing load and Samsung picking up the remainder.

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Apple Tops Coca-Cola, Google to Become World’s Most Valuable Brand!! Apple Tops Coca-Cola, Google to Become World’s Most Valuable Brand!!(0)

According to a report from identity and brand consulting company Interbrand, Apple has overtaken Coca-Cola as the new most valuable brand in the world, knocking the beverage corporation from its 13-year tenure in the annual “Best Global Brands” survey, reports The New York Times.

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iPhone 5 ‘by far the most popular iPhone,’ Apple says! iPhone 5 ‘by far the most popular iPhone,’ Apple says!(0)

Though executives with Apple said they are pleased by sales of the legacy iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S, they also noted that the iPhone 5 remains "by far the most popular iPhone" they sell.

The comments come as Apple has seen its gross margins slide, leading to speculation that previous-generation iPhone models are growing in popularity.

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Apple and Amazon Settle ‘App Store’ Dispute Apple and Amazon Settle ‘App Store’ Dispute(0)

The long dispute between Apple and Amazon over the term "App Store" has come to an end, with Apple agreeing to end the lawsuit with promises from Amazon not to countersue, reports Reuters.

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Woman dies using a charging iPhone 5, Apple vows to aid in investigation! Woman dies using a charging iPhone 5, Apple vows to aid in investigation!(0)

Apple has said it will aid in the investigation of the death of a Chinese woman who was allegedly electrocuted when she answered a charging iPhone 5.

In an e-mail sent to Reuters, Apple said the company is "deeply saddened" by the "tragic incident" that killed 23-year-old Xinjiang woman Ma Ailun. Apple vowed to "fully investigate and cooperate with authorities in this matter."


Police say Ma was killed when she answered a call on her charging iPhone 5. The story gained traction when her sister wrote on the microblog Sina Weibo to warn other users to be careful.

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Rumor: Apple buys into chip fab, plans to build its own silicon! Rumor: Apple buys into chip fab, plans to build its own silicon!(0)

Apple may move beyond designing silicon and actually build its own mobile chips, rather than relying entirely on third-party suppliers like Samsung or TSMC, a new rumor claims.

Apple's alleged buy-in to an unnamed chip fabrication plant is not a "trivial" investment, a report published Friday by SemiAccurate claims. The full report remains hidden behind a $1,000-per-year paywall, but tags accompanying the story may reveal Apple's rumored mystery partner: United Microelectronics Corporation.


UMC is a Taiwan-based chipmaker that has been around since 1980 and currently trades on the New York Stock Exchange. The company's name has been connected to Apple rumors in the past, but none at the scale of building CPUs for the iPhone maker.

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Apple Prepping to Launch New iPhone Incentive Programs, Has an ‘Army’ of Products in the Works! Apple Prepping to Launch New iPhone Incentive Programs, Has an ‘Army’ of Products in the Works!(0)

Apple executives Tim Cook, Eddy Cue, and Craig Federighi spoke to Apple Retail Store leaders about upcoming changes to Apple's iPhone marketing tactics during a summit at San Francisco's Fort Mason on June 27, reports 9to5Mac.

During the meeting, CEO Tim Cook noted 80% of iPhones are sold at third party locations, a figure that he would like to improve in the future with new iPhone promotional tactics.

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Apple launches annual ‘Back to School’ promotion, iPhone now a qualifying purchase! Apple launches annual ‘Back to School’ promotion, iPhone now a qualifying purchase!(0)

Apple on Monday opened up its "Back to School" campaign, with this year's promotion offering $100 and $50 gift cards with a qualifying Mac, iPad or iPhone purchase.

As noted by The Verge, Apple changed its Online Store home page early Tuesday to advertise the start of the promotion, which is now live on the company's website.

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AT&T expands 4G LTE connectivity to 35 new markets! AT&T expands 4G LTE connectivity to 35 new markets!(0)

AT&T-based iPhone 5 and LTE-enabled iPad users in 35 more markets will now be able to access higher data speeds on their devices, as the carrier announced that it was bringing its 4G LTE service online in a range of new places across the U.S.

The carrier announced the 4G LTE expansion on Tuesday, bringing higher data speeds to markets from the Virgin Islands to Texas to Massachusetts. The latest rollout is a continuation of AT&T's bid to expand 4G LTE coverage to 79 new markets through this summer. 

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Apple Launches New Online Store in Russia with Full Product Lineup! Apple Launches New Online Store in Russia with Full Product Lineup!(0)

Apple today launched its online store in Russia, bringing direct ordering of its full lineup of products to the world's ninth most populous nation. The launch is being promoted with a large banner on the main Apple page for Russian visitors.

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