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Rumored iPad Mini to Have Production Split Between Foxconn/Pegatron

9:44 PM, Sep. 17th, 2012 · Julie Kuehl · Rumor

Foxconn & Pegatron...Together!

A report out of Taiwan has production of the rumored iPad mini being split between two manufacturers. Until now, Foxconn has been the sole producer of Apple's existing iPad line, but Pegatron will reportedly be picking up 50-60 percent of the production of the iPad mini.

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It's always good to have your eggs in more than one basket. When you're a manufacturer of Apple's size, anything you can do to diversify your supply chain will make for a more stable supply chain in the long run.

T-Mobile Promoting Its Unlimited Plans for Unlocked iPhones

9:36 PM, Sep. 10th, 2012 · Julie Kuehl · News

T-Mobile Unlocked & Unlimited poster

T-Mobile is the US's fourth largest carrier and it doesn't sell the iPhone. But that doesn't mean it isn't an iPhone network. In a new "Unlocked & Unlimited" promotion, T-Mobile is wooing owners of off-contract, unlocked iPhones to bring their device and take advantage of its unlimited data plans.

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T-Mobile could find iPhone customers to be even more profitable than Apple's actual U.S. partners (AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint). Those partners are paying the industry's steepest subsidies, as much as $400 per device, a subsidy that T-Mobile won't be paying.

Foxconn Reportedly Forcing Student Interns to Build iPhones

8:28 PM, Sep. 7th, 2012 · Julie Kuehl · News

Child labor

A report out of China says that classes have been suspended and students have been bussed to Foxconn factories as "interns" to help meet the demand for workers to build the new iPhone. While these internships are paid, the students must pay for room and board, and the work may or may not be related to their studies. Perhaps more seriously, some reports suggest that they may not have the freedom to leave.

Retina Display Support Coming to Adobe Creative Suite 6

8:23 PM, Aug. 31st, 2012 · Julie Kuehl · News

Adobe logo

Adobe confirmed on Thursday that many of its Creative Suite 6 products will soon be optimized for HiDPI displays such as the Retina Display on the MacBook Pro. This enhancement will be available first to those Adobe customers subscribing to the Creative Cloud service, while other customers will need to wait for the next release of their software.

Apple Claims 300 Million Apple Store Visitors in Fiscal 2012

9:46 PM, Aug. 20th, 2012 · Julie Kuehl · News

Photo of busy Genius Bar

Nearly 300 million people worldwide have visited an Apple store since October 2011. That’s nearly the entire population of the United States. Through only 375 stores. That’s an average of 800,000 people per store. And if the number is current through July 2012, that’s 80,000 people per store per month. Whew!

Taiwanese University Sues Over Siri Patents

9:37 PM, Jul. 30th, 2012 · Julie Kuehl · News

iPhone displaying Siri icon

The Taiwan-based National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) sued Apple in a Texas district court over two speech-recognition patents that it believes are used in Siri. It is seeking a permanent injunction as well as damages and expenses.

Apple v. Kodak to Remain in Bankruptcy Court

9:24 PM, Jul. 26th, 2012 · Julie Kuehl · News

Apple vs. Kodak

After a day-long hearing, U.S. District Judge George Daniels denited a request from Apple that its patent dispute with Kodak be moved to a federal district court in Manhattan rather than the bankruptcy court where it is currently under consideration. Judge Daniels wants to give bankruptcy Judge Allan Gropper a chance to rule on some of the key issues first.

Proview Refuses to Pay Legal Team that Got $60 Million from Apple

10:09 PM, Jul. 23rd, 2012 · Julie Kuehl · News

Apple passing cash to Proview

The lawyers in China representing Proview in its battle with Apple over the iPad trademark haven’t been paid yet. Proview claims it isn’t obligated to pay immediately since it isn’t operating under normal conditions. So like good lawyers, they filed a lawsuit against Proview for what they are owed.