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Mobile Technology News, April 29, 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.

  • Is WWDC Now To Big For One Show Only?

    This past Thursday, 25 April, tickets went on sale for Apple’s World Wide Developer Conference, or WWDC, 2013.  The event is know to sell out quick but this year it was almost absurd how fast it sold out.
    Two. Minutes.
    In fact it sold out so fast that there were developers “in line” to purchase […]

    The post Is WWDC Now To Big For One Show Only? appeared first on AlliOSNews.

  • New Report Details Inside Look at San Francisco Police Department Undercover Stolen iPhone Sting [iOS Blog]
    iphone5frontback.jpgAs a part of The Huffington Post’siTheft” series of articles detailing the black market for stolen iPhones, the website has posted a new feature that takes an inside look at how the San Francisco Police Department handles its stolen iPhone sting operations.

    The man in the hoodie is indeed a policeman: Officer Tom Lee is playing the role of decoy in a sting operation targeting buyers of stolen iPhones. Beneath his sweatshirt, he wears a small recording device taped to his chest. Lee approaches a heavy-set man standing outside the red awning of a Carl’s Jr. burger restaurant. The man wears glasses and a black pinstripe suit. He inspects the iPhone and offers $100. Lee takes the cash, hands over the phone and gives the signal. Four officers swoop in and place the man in handcuffs, notching another arrest in the intensifying cat-and-mouse game playing out here and in other major American cities between law enforcement and criminals looking to profit from the burgeoning trade in stolen mobile devices.

    The sting operation was one of many set up to try to poison the iPhone black market in San Francisco with “fear and distrust” so that would-be buyers and sellers would be wary of engaging in any illegal transactions.

    To facilitate the arrests, the SFPD has solicited help from Apple. The company has loaned a number of iPhones to the department, which plain clothes officers “sell” while undercover. Officer Lee himself is an Apple “expert,” having been employed at an Apple retail store before joining the SFPD.

    As noted by The Huffington Post, the program has a number of critics that question both its efficiency and its legality, equating it to little more than entrapment.

    According to the San Francisco Police Department, nearly half of the robberies in the city have involved smartphones, which lines up with what a New York police officer said in 2011 when a similar sting operation led to 141 arrests.

    The popularity of the iPhone and the iPad has also led to additional crimes such as counterfeiting, which Apple has fought in the past through lawsuits.

        

  • Chat app messages ‘overtake texts’
    Instant messaging on chat apps, such as WhatsApp, has overtaken the traditional SMS text message for the first time, research firm Informa says.
  • Apple Considering Lower-Priced iPad Mini at $199-$249?
    Along with his recent research note addressing Apple’s notebook launch plans, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has also published a note examining Apple’s iPad prospects.

    In particular, Kuo looks to the iPad mini as the future of the company’s iPad portfolio, but with Apple’s efforts to bring a Retina display to the device said to be pushing a launch back to the fourth quarter of this year, he suggests that Apple may be looking at a lower-priced iPad mini.

    Prior to iPad mini 2 launch, Apple might roll out a more affordable iPad mini to compete with Android products. To cut costs, Apple might push for lower component prices, use a more advanced process to produce the A5 processor, simplify metal casing production, remove the rear camera, cut storage to 8GB and find more component suppliers to lower costs. We think this cheaper iPad mini retail for US$199~249.

    Kuo does not believe that such a device would offer a significant boost to Apple’s overall iPad sales, but it could help stave off erosion at the low end of the market at the hands of cheaper Android-based tablets.

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    The $199-$249 price range is one that many potential customers had hoped Apple would be able to hit with the original iPad mini, but the company surprised many by introducing the iPad mini starting at $329. Even at that pricing, Apple has noted a number of times that the iPad mini’s profit margins are below the company average.

    Apple is said to be pursuing a similar strategy for the iPhone, working on a lower-cost iPhone with a polycarbonate shell rumored for launch later this year.

    Overall, Kuo sees relatively small sales growth for the iPad in 2013, with the full-size iPad being cannibalized by the popular iPad mini and the upgraded iPad mini with Retina display not debuting until late in the year.

    With Android tablets also beginning to gain footholds in some markets and driving Apple’s estimated share of the tablet market below 50% in recent quarters, Kuo expects that Apple will remain competitive but see relatively slow growth until the launch of the Retina iPad mini.

        

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  • Notebook Refresh to Be Highlight of WWDC, Non-Retina MacBook Pro to Continue?
    KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has issued a new report forecasting that the product highlight of Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), which kicks off on June 10, will be the introduction of new models of the company’s MacBook Pro and MacBook Air lines based on Intel’s latest Haswell processors. The projection is in line with previous reports from Kuo and other sources, as well as recent claims that Apple will begin ramping up production of the new models in mid-May.

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    On the MacBook Pro side, Kuo is reversing his earlier predictions suggesting that 2013 would see Apple discontinue the non-Retina MacBook Pro lineup and shift consumers to the slimmer and more expensive Retina line introduced at last year’s WWDC. Kuo believes that continued strength of non-Retina MacBook Pro models, particularly the 13-inch line, have led Apple to continue producing the non-Retina lineup for the time being.

    Contrary to our previous projection, we now think Apple will continue to make the MacBook Pro alongside the MacBook Air and Retina MacBook Pro because the 13” MacBook Pro remains the most popular product in the MacBook line. Also, there is still demand in emerging markets, where Internet penetration isn’t advanced, for optical disk drives.

    Kuo believes that the updated versions of the non-Retina MacBook Pro could begin shipping very soon after WWDC, but that the new Retina MacBook Pro models will begin shipping somewhat later due to production bottlenecks on the displays.

    For the MacBook Air, Kuo also believes that the new models will be introduced at WWDC and ship very soon after, but he indicates that Apple is unlikely to include Retina displays in the updated lineup. He believes that cost, thickness, and production concerns will continue to keep Retina displays out of Apple’s lowest-cost and thinnest notebook line for the time being.

        

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