Apple InfoManager : 800 lb. Gorilla

Apple Computer Steve Jobs pitches Cupertino Apple’s been busy, but the field is getting tougher and tougher to stay ahead of. Once upon a time it was Microsoft … but suddenly Apple is the “800 lb gorilla” …
* Apple rivals try to outshine next iPhone with cool features
* New iPhone to Support LTE – Faster Wireless Network
* iPhone 5 Preview: Everything You Need to Know
* Audience Voice Quality Tech Out of iPhone 5?
* Apple’s iPhone 5: how much will it cost?
* 5 Apple Risks Revealed
. . . and more


Apple’s iPhone 5: how much will it cost?

Thanks to the LA Times for this photo
As Apple all but said in a press invite this week, “The iPhone 5 is almost here!” Technically, the company said “It’s almost here” — but the giant shadow of the number 5 on the invitation was a pretty clear tip-off that the rumor mill had gotten it right, and Apple would be announcing the heavily anticipated iPhone 5 on Wednesday.
READ THIS REPORT Full story : Los Angeles Times


Apple rivals try to outshine next iPhone with cool features

Nokia Oyj and Google Inc. are doing their best to spoil next week’s iPhone announcement, touting new phones with features such as edge-to-edge screens, augmented reality and a spring-mounted camera for steadier pictures.
      The companies are racing to offer consumers more options before Sept. 12, when Apple Inc. is expected to unveil the next iPhone. Apple’s rivals are trying to prove they can break more ground than the Cupertino, California-based company, which hasn’t radically changed the iPhone’s design since its 2007 debut. As Samsung Electronics Co. and Research In Motion Ltd. also prepare new phones, the pressure on Apple is mounting.
READ THIS REPORT Full story : Bloomberg News


Audience Voice Quality Tech Out of iPhone 5?

After weeks of rumors about what’s going to be in Apple’s new iPhone, we’re suddenly awash in speculation about what’s getting left out of the next-gen smartphone.
      The latest bit of news concerns noise-suppression tech from Audience, which has supplied a voice quality chip in previous editions of the iPhone. But the company warned investors on Thursday that it’s “unlikely” to have its chips in the iPhone 5, which Apple is believed to be unveiling next week.
READ THIS REPORT Full story : PC Magazine


New iPhone to Support LTE Faster Wireless Network Gives Carriers Chance to Sell New Data Plans

Apple’s next iPhone will work on the fastest wireless networks around the world –including in the U.S., Europe and Asia — though it is unlikely to be available on every carrier, people familiar with the matter said.
      The technical compatibility with so-called LTE networks removes a competitive danger for Apple and gives carriers a chance to sell their fastest data services to Apple’s base of iPhone customers.
READ THIS REPORT Full story : Wall Street Journal


iPhone 5 Preview: Everything You Need to Know

The iPhone 5 launch on Wednesday, Sept. 12 is sure to be the most important event for tech investors this year. The Motley Fool will be hosting a live chat where our top tech analysts will answer your questions and break down what the announcement means for Apple and tech investors everywhere. Be sure to swing by Fool.com at 12:45 p.m. EDT next Wednesday for all your coverage of Apple’s next big announcement.
      We’re now less than one week away from Apple’s iPhone 5 unveiling, which is set for next Wednesday. The whole mobile world will be anxiously watching for what Apple has up its sleeve, and investors are already banking on a device no one has ever officially publicly laid eyes on to lift the company to new heights and decimate the competition
READ THIS REPORT Full story : NBCNews.com


5 Apple Risks Revealed

Apple Inc. is definitely one of the best performing stocks of the so-called “lost decade.” The company is best-in-class, a market leader, has a strong balance sheet, attractive earnings and dividend yield, and has posted phenomenal growth in all its business segments around the world.
      Nonetheless, Apple’s business has risks inherent with its stellar growth and success.
READ THIS REPORT Full story : seekingalpha.com


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