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Apple (AAPL +2.2%) roundup (non-patent): 1) Pictures of the next iPhone's front assembly suggest...

Apple (AAPL +2.2%) roundup (non-patent): 1) Pictures of the next iPhone's front assembly suggest it will have an NFC chip. That could indicate Apple is prepping a mobile payments solution, perhaps one that also leverages its Passbook app and AuthenTec. 2) Japanese blog Macotakara claims the iPad Mini will be called the iPad Mini, and that the next iPod Nano will feature a Wi-Fi radio and iTunes download support. 3) NPD believes Apple is preparing to launch a 13" MacBook Pro sporting a retina display.
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  • wigit5
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    2) Japanese blog Macotakara claims the iPad Mini will be called the iPad Mini,

     

    those crafty Japanese.... they can see into the future!!
    27 Aug 2012, 01:48 PM Reply Like
  • Papa of Four
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    Once again AAPL is the big news today. I still maintain my position.
    "The only real winner in all this is HIMX..
    Samsung is supplied by HIMX ( display drivers)....... Samsung supplies Display for Apple( so pretty good chance HIMX drivers are in Apple products already).... As PC market (Dell and HP supplied by HIMX) falls apart and more people move to smartphones and tablets ( supplied by HIMX but with better margins) the phone and tablet wars are going to increase in intensity. The upshot is I dont know who will ultimately win as a manufacturer, just that they are probably supplied by HIMX. thestreet also upgraded them on Friday from hold to BUY.

     

    They also have great exposure to the Win8 launch, another catalyst in the back half of this year.

     

    Disclosure I am long HIMX from $1.60 and have a price target of $3-$4 over 12 months."
    27 Aug 2012, 01:53 PM Reply Like
  • pirota
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    So, Apple took notification's bar from Google, it is adopting bigger dimensions like Android phones, and after Google they also want to get into mobile payments hmmmm
    27 Aug 2012, 01:57 PM Reply Like
  • SA Editor Eric Jhonsa
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    You have it all wrong. Samsung and Google are the only companies that "copy" from anyone, everything Apple has come up with is a home-grown innovation. Or so I've heard :).
    27 Aug 2012, 02:10 PM Reply Like
  • pirota
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    Well I can't think of many things really "invented" by Apple, I don't think that design is invention or even UI is not some invention. Invention is something that never existed and there were plenty UIs and rectangular cell-phones before iPhone
    27 Aug 2012, 02:27 PM Reply Like
  • Papa of Four
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    The last thing Apple really invented was the mouse. Even the MP3 player existed before the iPOD
    27 Aug 2012, 02:29 PM Reply Like
  • DanEBoy
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    Everything that can be invented has been invented.
    --Charles H. Duell, Commissioner, U.S. patent office, 1899
    27 Aug 2012, 03:51 PM Reply Like
  • VeryCurious
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    Most tech history refers to Xerox as the "inventor" of the mouse. Steve Jobs's ego was I'm sure large enough for him to ignore that fact. And I can personally remember programming "icons" on an HP touch screen kiosk that our company had in 1989. What's the deal with the icons ? Round corners, etc ? Did Apple invent the touch screen. I'm long Apple, but actually getting a little sick of their whining. I love their statement of "irreperable harm done." Have they suffered a big loss in their bilions in off-shore accounts ?? I think I spelled irrep... Incorrectly, but I don't care. It's a pain in the butt to edit on an iPad.
    27 Aug 2012, 05:03 PM Reply Like
  • Herr Hansa
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    The FireWire connector.
    27 Aug 2012, 05:26 PM Reply Like
  • Yokyok
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    Great business model. Patenting ideas you didn't invent. Magical.
    27 Aug 2012, 02:18 PM Reply Like
  • Gary Bushwacher
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    "Well I can't think of many things really "invented" by Apple"

     

    Maybe you're too young to remember Jobs invented windows, then Gates stole it.

     

    Payback is a bitch - they say

     

    (not that MSFT was the loser here, but APPL was clearly the winner, and justly so)
    27 Aug 2012, 03:27 PM Reply Like
  • wigit5
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    O_O Conspiracy theories are my favorite. tell us more Gary!!!
    27 Aug 2012, 03:41 PM Reply Like
  • SA Editor Eric Jhonsa
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    They both copied the idea for the point-and-click GUI from Xerox PARC. There's a great scene in Pirates of Silicon Valley where Jobs (after getting his first look at Windows) accuses Gates of stealing from Apple, and Gates responds by bringing up Xerox.
    27 Aug 2012, 03:43 PM Reply Like
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