Apple Inc. (AAPL) Updates: Precise Predictions, Labor Infringement & NTT Docomo Inc (ADR) (DCM)’s Offering

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iPad 5 And iPad Mini 2 Likely Arriving In Q4 2013, Per Analyst Report, With iPad 2 Remaining In Production (TechCrunch)
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s iPad 5 and iPad mini 2 (generational markers, likely not official names by the way) will probably arrive later this year, as has been reported previously, according to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Generally, analyst-sourced reports seem to be pretty hit-or-miss, but Kuo has a solid track record, including what appear to be accurate predictions around Apple’s forthcoming low-cost iPhone 5C and its color options.

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Apple said to near deal with Japan’s DoCoMo to sell iPhone (LiveMint)
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), the world’s most- valuable company, is near a final agreement to offer its iPhone through the largest mobile carrier in Japan, NTT Docomo Inc (ADR) (NYSE:DCM), according to people familiar with the situation. NTT Docomo Inc (ADR) (NYSE:DCM) may begin offering the iPhone later this year, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the information is private. Apple will debut new iPhones at a 10 September event at its headquarters in Cupertino, California, a person familiar with the matter has said.

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Investigate Labor Violations At China Factory For Crossing 60-Hour Week Limit (eFinanceHub)
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is investigating one of its iPhone supplier factory in China for alleged labor violations, after a watchdog group said that the facility had been forcing its employees to work long hours assembling iPhones which violates Apple 60-hour week limit. The company has already sent a “team of experts” to look into the claims about the factory in the Chinese city of Wuxi, run by U.S.-based Jabil Circuit, the company said Friday. Jabil Circuit has also sent an audit team to the facility, and added that it was “troubled” by the allegations.

Apple anti-virus software creators face off in defamation lawsuit (LouisianaRecord)
A New Orleans-based anti-virus software company is suing a competitor who they claim defamed their product on online chat boards and caused them to lose business. Kromtech of USA LLC filed suit against Macpaw Inc. in the Orleans Parish Central District Court on July 9. Kromtech of USA, as the creator and owner of Mackeeper anti-virus software, claims that employees or other agents of Macpaw Inc., who owns a competing anti-virus software called CleanMyMac, created several usernames and posts on several websites defaming the Mackeeper software.

Australian teen does it again, leaks images of latest iPhone (HindustanTimes)
An Australian teenager who has built an online following by leaking pictures of upcoming Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) products has done it again, showing off the purported fingerprint scanner of the latest iPhone ahead of its expected launch next week. Sonny Dickson, who lives with his parents in suburban Melbourne, attracted attention in August after he released detailed pictures and videos of the new grey and champagne casing on the upcoming iPhone.

Technical watch: Apple’s golden cross (CNBC)