Apple invites media to Beijing Sept 11 event: reports (BusinessTimes)
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has invited Chinese journalists to an event in Beijing on Sept 11, just hours after it is widely expected to unveil its newest iPhone models in the United States, Chinese media reported on Wednesday. It would mark the first time that the company has held near-simultaneous events in the United States and in China. It could also fuel speculation that it may announce a long-awaited deal with China Mobile Ltd. (ADR) (NYSE:CHL), which is the world’s biggest mobile phone company by customers and the only one of China’s big carriers that does not have an agreement with Apple.
Microsoft takes risk with Nokia purchase (Mailtribune)
Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)‘s acquisition of Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK)‘s troubled smartphone business represents a daring $7.2 billion attempt by the software giant and a once-influential cellphone maker to catch up with the mobile computing revolution that threatens to leave them in the technological dust. The deal announced late Monday offers both companies a chance to make up for lost time with a strategy to meld their software and hardware into a cohesive package as rival Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has done. But there are plenty of reasons to question whether the copycat approach will pay off.
Apple iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C given different release dates? (DigitalSpy)
Apple is allegedly planning to release its iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C handsets on different days. The Daily Telegraph’s sources claim that the Cupertino firm will launch one of the smartphones on September 20, with the other following on September 27. The report has given rise to speculation that the flagship iPhone 5S will be the first to arrive on the market, followed by the budget alternative one week later. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) recently announced a press conference for September 10, where both new iPhone models are expected to be announced, along with an official release date for the iOS 7 operating system.
Apple Inc’s Co-Founder Wozniak Optimistic on iPhone & China (IBTimes)
During an interview in Singapore with Reuters, Apple Inc’s co-founder Steve Wozniak had a bunch of things to say about Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), the iPhone and where the Cupertino-California is headed in the absence of the late Steve Jobs, former CEO and co-founder. When asked about the movie, “Jobs” released earlier this year, Mr. Wouzniak said there were many inconsistencies in the movie that did not happen in the making of Apple or its products. But he said he had a few laughs and enjoyed the humour in it.