Following initial rumors that Apple’s January event would be focused on publishing and iAd, and a second report suggesting that the focus would be on iBooks, a further report from Fox News’ Clayton Morris reveals further details.
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Following their groundbreaking ripoffs of the iPad 2 Smart Cover, the iPod Touch, the iOS home screen interface, Apple’s iPad advertisements, and more (much, much more), Samsung has now decided to rip off the iPhone 3G/3GS as well.
Significant progress has been made on an untethered jailbreak for the iPhone 4S and iPad 2, and expects to release the exploit as soon as next week. An untethered iOS 5.1 jailbreak is also in the works.
It appears that Apple seriously swept the smartphone market in December, according to supposed internal AT&T data, making up a massive 66% of December device sale at AT&T corporate stores, compared to Android’s 8.5% share.
Apple finished 2011 with a nice 52.1 percent share of all mobile web traffic for month of December, which, compared to Android’s scant 16.2 percent share, leaves Apple in a pretty nice position for 2012 and beyond.
Apple’s neutral policy on device theft is once again under scrutiny after the company replaced a stolen iPhone for a thief, even after the customer had his device flagged as stolen and blocked on his carrier’s mobile network.
Following a report from earlier today that Apple is planning a media-related late-January event, TechCrunch reports that they have also heard about a late January event, and reports that it will be about iBook and publishing.
Apple was the number one recommended stock by Ticonderoga Securities in 2011. Now, at the beginning of 2012, it holds the same title once again.
Although there have been prior rumors suggesting a lower-cost iPad, a new report from Digitimes adds more fuel to the fire, suggesting the introduction of a new $299 low-end iPad model alongside the iPad 3.
Apple is planning a significant media-related event in New York in late January. The event will not host many people, and is not expected to cover the iPad or an Apple HDTV, although iBooks and iAds are rumored to be the main topics.
No joy for Research in Motion and its miserable PlayBook tablet. Even though the device was discounted heavily during the holidays, RIM continues to struggle under the weight of its unsold PlayBook inventory.
The new MMORPG Star Wars: The Old Republic could be making its way to the Mac in the near future after developer Bioware hinted at the transition, claiming that it would be “important” and that the Mac represents “a large audience.”
Shortly before Christmas, shipping estimates for the 12-core Mac Pro increased to 1-3 weeks. That model does tend to occasionally see extra lead time, but the shipping delays have notably been applied to almost any custom Mac Pro order.
Fortune editor Adam Lashinsky’s book ‘Inside Apple’ will be released on January 25th. Lashinsky has spent the last few years looking deep inside Apple, so this new book should be a fascinating read.
Apple will celebrate the Year of the Dragon with a one day shopping event on January 6th, 9to5mac reports. It will take place in China/Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines.
Made your New Year’s resolutions yet? Chances are that if you’re a smoker, giving up smoking is right up there as a resolution priority. An app that wants to see you succeed in giving the cigarettes the boot is Kickit. Kickit is an iPhone app that provides a monetary evaluation of how much money you’ve saved by not paying for cigarettes.