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Mobile Technology News, January 21, 2013

As developers for tablets and smartphones we like to keep abreast of the latest mobile technology developments . This is a daily digest of mobile development and related technology news gathered from the BBC, the New York Times, New Scientist and the Globe and Mail to name a few. We scour the web for articles concerning, iPhone, iPad and android development, iOS and android operating systems as well as general articles on advances in mobile technology. We hope you find this useful and that it helps to keep you up to date with the latest technology developments.

  • Apple Rumored to Debut 4.8-Inch ‘iPhone Math’ in June
    According to new information from the China Times translated by BrightWire, Apple is planning to release the iPhone 5S alongside a larger phone, deemed the “iPhone Math” by the report.

    Because the iPhone Math name is highly unusual and does not fit in with Apple’s traditional naming scheme, it is not clear if it is a code name or a potential mistranslation.

    China Times says that the larger phone will come equipped with a 4.8-inch screen and an 8-megapixel camera. It is said that it will launch in June alongside an updated iPhone 5, which will also feature an 8-megapixel camera. An additional iPhone update is said to be coming during the holiday season, with a 12-megapixel camera.

    Though the report contains detailed information on suppliers, manufacturers, and production times, it is difficult to believe that Apple will produce a bigger iPhone and that the company will release two iPhones in a six month time frame.

    The shipments for components, including touchscreens and cameras, will start rising significantly in March, and iPhone manufacturers will begin production in late April. Hence, Apple’s suppliers will see major growth in 2Q 2013.

    Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. Ltd. will undertake 90% of the manufacturing orders, and Largan has received orders for 8 million camera lenses. Fujikura, Flexium and Zhen Ding will share production orders for printed circuit boards.

    Foxconn Technology and Coxon will provide molding parts for Apple’s new models; Foxlink will continue to offer connectors; Hon Hai Precision’s Microelectronics Technology will start designing 4G network solutions for Apple.

    This is not the first rumor that has featured a larger iPhone. Jeffries analyst Peter Misek first reported in December that Apple was working on an iPhone with a 4.8-inch display, but just last week noted that he has seen no further signs of the device. Digitimes also reported in early January that Apple was working on a bigger, more affordable iPhone that was targeted towards emerging markets, and analyst Brian White suggested that Apple might be considering launching its next iPhone in multiple sizes.

    While rumors from the The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg support the introduction of an additional iPhone at a lower cost, the device is said to be smaller, not larger.

    As we noted the first time the 4.8-inch iPhone rumors emerged, Apple has just increased the size of the iPhone with the iPhone 5, and may be reluctant to face the same resolution and pixel density obstacles attempting to create an even larger iPhone.

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    The controversial internet tycoon, Kim Dotcom, who is accused of copyright infringement by the United States, has launched a new file sharing service.
  • How M.I.T. Ensnared a Hacker, Bucking a Freewheeling Culture
    M.I.T.’s decision to catch a person illegally downloading content led to charges of computer and wire fraud against Aaron Swartz, who died of an apparent suicide on Jan. 11.

  • Comcast Internet Essentials Brings Access to Low-Income Homes
    As Comcast’s Internet Essentials program to bring affordable broadband to low-income homes gains popularity, the company has been accused of overreaching in its interactions with local communities.

  • Jules Polonetsky: It’s Not How Much Data You Have, But How You Use It
    Over the past few years, leading technology companies such as Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google and Microsoft have extended their services to touch every bit of our digital lives.
  • Myspace Is Accused of Using Music Without Permission
    A group that represents independent labels said the revamped social network and music site continues to use members’ songs although its deal with the site has expired.

  • John Pavley: Social Media Con Artists
    I understand why Lance Armstrong felt he needed to dope. I don’t understand why he needed to lie (and tweet) with such conviction that I believed in him. I understand why Manti Te’o needed to build a great "brand." I don’t understand why he needed a fake social media girlfriend to do it.
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  • Dotcom starts new file-sharing site
    Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom sets up a new file-sharing website, a successor to the system shut down by New Zealand police last year.
  • Getting in trouble for mobile medical learning
    Last year I gave my brother an iPad for his birthday since he was starting his rotations as a 3rd year medical student and I knew he would be doing more mobile learning since most of his time would be spent in the wards. He had downloaded medical iBooks and other medical apps to help him on his clerkship rotations and the initial experiences with the iPad were great. He was using a logitech keyboard case (our favorite for physicians) and […]
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    SYDNEY — Indicted Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom launched a new file-sharing website that promises users greater privacy and defies the U.S. prosecutors who accuse him…
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    Subwoofers that blast out sounds too low to be heard by humans can keep birds out of busy air space, and prevent them colliding with planes

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