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Apple: best company in the world ever

Apple: best company in the world ever

Lewis Curdie  Sep. 12, 2012 at 21:31

Apple. You either love them or hate them; there’s no middle ground. I can’t recall anyone ever saying “Yeah, Apple's okay, I guess.” Me; I love and hate Apple.

Regardless of how you feel, Apple continues to do things stupidly well. As per tradition, the iPhone keynote started out with a whole bunch of talk about just how well is Apple is doing. And Tim Cook even made a fantastic joke.

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Apple spills more iOS 6-flavoured juice

Apple spills more iOS 6-flavoured juice

Lewis Curdie  Sep. 12, 2012 at 21:00

The main event over in California tonight was - needless to say - the spanking new glass and aluminum iPhone 5, but let’s not forget about iOS 6.

iOS 6 was of course unveiled at WWDC back in June, and covered in fairly significant detail, but Apple took some time tonight to remind us why it’s so awesome.

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iPhone 5 specs confirmed: 4in Retina display, A6 processor

Well, well, well. Has it really been a full year since Apple lifted the lid on the iPhone 4S? Yeah, pretty much. Okay, 11 months, but close enough.

Just over an hour ago, Apple finally unveiled the shiny new iPhone 5, and it’s, well, pretty much everything the rumour mill has been telling us to expect. Ready for some iPhone 5 specs?

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Half a billion reasons to celebrate for Android

Most of us would claim to be rational human beings at least some of the time, but on an iPhone Launch Day all bets are off and the mobile tech community tends to be either swooning at the Apple altar or sticking pins in hastily fashioned Tim Cook-alike dolls.

If you're in the first camp, you're not reading this right now anyway, but for the second lot, here's a small nugget of ammunition to help in the completely imaginary fight to the death against the enemy that is Apple: Google has now activated 500 million Android devices since the platform launched a few years back.

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iPhone 5: don’t get too excited

iPhone 5: don’t get too excited

Lewis Curdie  Sep. 12, 2012 at 13:00

Happy iPhone 5 day, you heathens! This very evening, September 12, Apple will finally lift the lid on the successor to the iPhone 4S. About bloody time. Er, even though the 4S is less than a year old. But still.

Where am I going with this? Ahh yes. This is arguably the biggest night for mobile in 2012, but don’t get too excited, man. Chances are the reaction – from you and me, anyway – will be a resounding “Meh”.

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Think the patent wars are over? Think again

Think the patent wars are over? Think again

Martin James  Sep. 12, 2012 at 12:00

The age-old IP copyright struggle has always existed between rival companies in the tech industry, but it's safe to say 2012 has seen the patent turf war escalate to new heights, culminating in Apple's massive $1bn victory over Samsung in the US courts recently.

But that's it, right? The two biggest names in the smartphone world have had it out, and we can now turn the page? If only it were that simple.

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iPhone 5 'the biggest upgrade ever', will sell 10m-plus in September alone

It feels like we've been building up to the iPhone 5 launch forever, partly because of Apple's decision to call last year's new model the iPhone 4S instead of the perfectly logical name iPhone 5.

Even without that, it's been a big build up. A very big build up, in fact the kind of build up you'd associate with... oh, how about “the biggest upgrade in consumer electronics history”?

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iPhone 5 less reliant on Samsung than older models

iPhone 5 less reliant on Samsung than older models

Lewis Curdie  Sep. 10, 2012 at 16:00

Apple and Samsung have an incredibly strange relationship. While the two continue to sue the pants off of each other (the Californians were recently awarded $1 billion in, uhm, California), Apple remains one of Samsung’s biggest clients, with the latter providing loads of iPhone parts.

However, with the imminent iPhone 5, we’re hearing that Apple is somewhat less reliant on its South Korean friend/foe.

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iPhone 5 to offer global LTE?

iPhone 5 to offer global LTE?

Lewis Curdie  Sep. 8, 2012 at 14:00

Remember the whole fiasco with the supposedly 4G new iPad that wasn’t actually 4G-compatible in many territories? Yeah, that fiasco.

Well, some shadowy figures suggest the iPhone 5 will have global LTE; like proper LTE in any and all compatible regions.

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Review of the week

Review of the week

Lewis Curdie  Sep. 8, 2012 at 13:00

And so ends one of the most action packed weeks in the history of mobile. We met new wares from Nokia, Motorola and Amazon. Shepherd of Judea! Of course, it’s you-know-who's turn next week, as Apple prepares to unveil the iPhone 5.

Tangent of the Week occurred following the Huawei Ascend D1 Quad article, when the conversation turned to George Bush, the price of oil, and… The Poddington Peas? You’re all officially insane.

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