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Zune HD price leak: $100 less than Apple iPod touch

08/11/2009, 10:08 am

A temporary price listing for Microsoft's upcoming Zune HD showed the device at $290 for its 32GB offering, a cost more than $100 cheaper than the comparable iPod touch model from Apple.

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New products, possible Verizon deal expected to boost Apple stock

08/10/2009, 12:08 pm

MacBook Pro and iPod refreshes, iPhone 3GS expansion, and a possible data-centric Verizon Wireless device are expected to increase Apple's stock in the short-term, according to a new analysis.

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Apple comes under fire over "exploding" iPod response

08/03/2009, 12:08 pm

After a British family sought a refund for an iPod touch that allegedly exploded, Apple reportedly offered a refund only if the family agreed to keep quiet -- an action that has since drawn criticism.

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Creative looks to take on iPod touch in handheld computing realm

07/28/2009, 03:07 pm

The newly announced, Android-powered Creative Zii Egg aims to be to the G1 smartphone what the iPod touch is to the iPhone -- a powerful mobile computing platform without the monthly cell phone contract.

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Report: Hon Hai to build Apple tablets as soon as September

07/28/2009, 12:07 am

A Chinese newspaper has reported that Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. will assemble tablet computers for Apple that may appear for sale as early as September.

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New Apple patent filings cover device ejection, text to speech

07/23/2009, 11:07 am

Apple is exploring a new system that would automatically allow a portable device such as an iPhone or iPod to be safely disconnected from a host computer with a simple touch, according to a newly revealed patent filing.

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Apple accused of stalling iPod battery fire investigation

07/22/2009, 06:07 pm

Following up on numerous reports of iPod batteries catching fire, a Seattle reporter says that Apple actively prevented her and others from learning the true scope of the safety hazard.

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iPhone, iPod touch "cannibalizing" traditional iPod market

07/22/2009, 03:07 pm

Sales of traditional MP3 players like the iPod nano, iPod shuffle and iPod classic continue to decline, as the enemies of these Apple products -- the iPhone and iPod touch -- come from within the same company.

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Wall Street again has high hopes for Apple after record quarter

07/22/2009, 01:07 pm

Analysts are again bullish on Apple stock after the company reported a record third quarter in Tuesday's earnings report, and provided higher-than-expected guidance in some aspects of its fourth quarter.

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Apple prepays for a half-billion dollars in flash memory

07/21/2009, 07:07 pm

Apple has continued its significant investment in flash memory, with the Cupertino company announcing Tuesday that it recently prepaid $500 million to Toshiba to secure long-term supply of NAND for its mobile devices.

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Apple: 50% of our traditional MP3 buyers new to iPod

07/21/2009, 06:07 pm

Apple announced a year over year decline in its sales of 10.2 million iPods, but noted that the company continues to maintain a greater than 70% share of the MP3 player market. It also stated that 50% of its traditional MP3 player buyers are new to the iPod.

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Apple, many others in crosshairs of touchpad lawsuit

07/19/2009, 12:07 pm

A small firm hoping to strike it rich through legal action has sued Apple, Microsoft, and virtually every other significant company making a media device under claims that they violate a patent for touchpads.

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iPod touch seen as small but stealthy asset in Apple lineup

07/17/2009, 10:07 am

Though iPod sales are predicted to be the weakest-performing segment of Apple's overall sales this quarter, the iPod touch is said to be the ace up the company's sleeve, thanks to the platform's compatibility with the App Store.

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Sluggish sales of 1.8-inch drives may signal end to iPod classic

07/15/2009, 10:07 am

As flash memory and solid state drives become the new standard, Samsung and Toshiba have struggled to sell their latest high-capacity 1.8-inch hard disk drives, perhaps signaling that the end of an era is imminent for the iPod.

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Apple's In-Ear Headphones receive a subtle upgrade

07/14/2009, 08:07 am

Apple has discretely updated its premium In-Ear Headphones, replacing the rubber 3.5 mm headphone plug casing with a hard plastic one, perhaps in an attempt to fix cord protectors that users complained came easily unfastened.

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Third-gen iPod touch tracked in online logs

07/07/2009, 10:07 pm

Proof of a major update to the iPod touch has solidified with online stats now showing a mystery iPod 3,1 device using apps.

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Apple procuring video camera modules for next-gen iPod touch

07/06/2009, 08:07 am

With all of Apple's spring product offerings now on the market, attention is shifting towards the company's fall iPod launches, which are widely expected to include the first models that will dual as pocket-sized digital cameras.

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Apple looks towards fingerprint-based multi-touch controls

07/02/2009, 11:07 am

Filings from Apple over the past two years reveal that the company is constantly looking to improve upon the ways in which customers interact with its multi-touch devices, the latest of which proposes methods for controlling iPods and iPhones by detecting and using a user's fingerprints.

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Apple developing "active packaging" for iPods and iPhones

07/02/2009, 10:07 am

Known for thinking outside the box, electronics maker Apple Inc. is now apparently working on an in-the-box concept that could provide power to iPods, iPhones and other electronics devices still inside their retail packaging, allowing them to display demo videos and receive firmware updates while hanging unopened on a shelf in a retail store.

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University of Florida's PharmD program to require iPod touch

07/01/2009, 03:07 pm

The University of Florida is the second school in as many months to announce that students enrolling in one of its curriculums this fall will be required to own either an iPhone or iPod touch, highlighting an increasing role for Apple's multi-touch devices in higher education.

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