All items tagged with "asia"

WSJ: Apple Poaches HTC Engineers To Speed Up Product Development

Foxconn-factory

Apple is taking on “hundreds” of new engineers and supply-chain managers in China and Taiwan in an effort to speed up product development and offer a greater range of devices, The Wall Street Journal reports.

The Cupertino company has reportedly poached staff from HTC and other rival firms to create new teams in Shanghai and Taipei.

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Apple Brings iBooks Textbooks & iTunes U To New Markets

iBooks-textbooks

Apple has today announced that iBooks Textbooks and iTunes U Course Manager are expanding into new markets across Asia, Latin America, Europe, and other countries around the world. The expansions brings the total number of countries supported by iBooks Textbooks up to 51, while iTunes U Course Manager is now available in 70, including Russia, Thailand and Malaysia.

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Apple Releases iBooks 3.1 With Japanese Catalog, Asian Language Improvements [Update]

Japan iBooks

Time for manga in the iBookstore.

Apple has released an update to iBooks with improvements for Asia. The iBookstore now sells books in Japan, and more support has been added for Asian languages.

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Do New Apple Engineers Really Have To Work On Fake Projects?

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There’s a belief that Apple makes new engineers work on fake products until they can be trusted. According one of the company’s former employees, Adam Lashinsky, who published the book Inside Apple last January, the Cupertino company hires people into so-called “dummy positions” until it’s confident that they can be a part of upcoming products without leaking information.

But how accurate are those claims? We know Apple takes secrecy very seriously, but would it really waste time and money on giving people fake projects just to ensure they won’t squeal?

Almost certainly not.

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WSJ: Apple Has Begun Early Testing Of Television Set Designs With Suppliers

WSJ: Apple Has Begun Early Testing Of Television Set Designs With Suppliers

WSJ: Apple Has Begun Early Testing Of Television Set Designs With Suppliers I hope it looks like this.

Apple has begun testing high-resolution television set designs with manufacturing partners in Asia, according to a new report from The Wall Street Journal that cites unnamed sources within Foxconn. Both Foxconn and display manufacturer Sharp are said to be involved in the process, which is still in its early stages.

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Alleged Photos Of The iPhone 5 Leak Out Of Asia [Gallery]

Alleged Photos Of The iPhone 5 Leak Out Of Asia [Gallery]

Hardware news site Kitguru.net has put up an extensive gallery of images which they believe is the iPhone 5 in the wild. We disagree: this is pretty clearly a rough model someone has put together for the purpose of getting the jump on making cases or accessories. But it still shows what the consensus is amongst accessory makers with ties to the Far East about what the next iPhone will look like.

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WSJ: The iPad Mini Is Coming, Will Enter Production In September

WSJ: The iPad Mini Is Coming, Will Enter Production In September

What the iPad mini may look like up against its siblings.

Following yesterday’s report from Bloomberg that revealed Apple plans to release the long-awaited iPad mini this September, a new report from The Wall Street Journal has this morning added even further credence to those claims.

According to “people familiar with the matter,” Apple’s suppliers are preparing for mass production of a new iPad with a display smaller than 8 inches, which is expected to begin in September.

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Apple TV Follows iTunes Store To Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore & Vietnam

Apple TV Follows iTunes Store To Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore & Vietnam

The Apple TV expands its reach in Asia.

Following the launch of the iTunes Store in an additional twelve Asian countries earlier today, Apple has also begun selling the Apple TV in a number of these territories, too. The set-top box is now available in Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, and Vietnam.

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Apple Brings The App Store To Another 32 Countries Across Africa, Asia & Europe

Apple Brings The App Store To Another 32 Countries Across Africa, Asia & Europe

The App Store extends its reach across Africa, Asia, and Europe.

With the incredible success of the App Store, sometimes it’s easy to forgot that there are still many, many countries the world over that don’t have access to it yet. That number has been reduced today, however, as Apple brings its mobile marketplace to another 32 countries, bringing the total number of countries with access to the App Store to 155.

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Apple Considering A 14-inch MacBook Air Just For Asian Markets?

Apple Considering A 14-inch MacBook Air Just For Asian Markets?

There have been some crazy rumors flying around lately regarding the iPad 3, but now we have a new one that is all about the MacBook Air. According Digitimes (which has a fairly poor track record with Apple rumors), Apple is considering launching a 14-inch MacBook Air specifically for Asian markets, that may enter production fairly soon. Apparently, 14-inch screens are more popular in Asia than they are in other parts of the globe, which is how the publication is justifying the rumor.

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