“The Fight Broke Out Due To Personal Disputes In Dormitory of Foxconn”: Xinhua News Agency

Around 2,000 workers at the employee dormitory of Foxconn Technology went into a brawl, forcing the company to shut down its operations in the northern Chinese city of Taiyuan. Foxconn deals in assembling electronics for some of the top electronics companies including Apple. Following the fight, around 40 people were admitted to the hospital. As reported in Xinhua News Agency, the fight broke out due to the personal dispute between workers from the Shandong province and those from the Henan province. The authorities at the Taiyuan sent around 5,000 police personnel to restore the order. The fight started at 11 p.m. and was brought under control by 3 a.m by the police officials. The plant stayed closed for investigation on Monday. Some reports also indicate that the workers were fighting with factory guards, who had beaten one or more workers; however, that is not confirmed as yet. On being asked to comment, [+more]

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Blockbuster Sale For iPhone 5, Apple Sells Five Million Devices In Just Three Days

In a press release, Apple Inc announced selling a huge number of five million iPhone 5 devices in just three days following its launch in the market. The demand of iPhone 5 exceeded the initial supply, with Apple taking pre-orders for delivery in October. The Cupertino Calif.-based firm also said that around 100 million iOS devices were updated to its latest iOS 6, in just few days after it was launched. The iPhone 5 was launched on September 21st in many countries including the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore and the UK. It will hit the shelves in 22 more countries on September 28th. These countries include Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. By 2012 end, the iPhone 5 will be available in more than 100 countries. [+more]

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iPhone5 Hits The Shelves In Nine Countries, Release Date In India Still Unknown

D-day is here. 21st Sept. Today evening, the iPhone 5 is set to hit the shelves in Apple Stores in nine countries, going on sale in the US, at 8 am- the local time. In much anticipation, eager buyers have already formed long queues outside the stores all over the world. All happy customers were greeted with ‘iPhone 5’ ‘iPhone 5’ slogans and a ‘hi-five’ as they entered the stores to buy their precious sleek smartphone. This latest sixth generation iPhone 5 is out in the United States, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, and the United Kingdom. The never-ending excitement is still buzzing as it rolls out worldwide to 22 more countries on Sept. 28, including Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. The iPhone 5 comes in a [+more]

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Revamped Version Of iPod Nano Is Here To Make Gaming More Fun

Along with the announcement of much-awaited the iPhone 5, Apple also introduced a revamped version of its original innovation: the iPod in a range of exciting colors for maximum fun. At the Apple press event, Tim Cook, CEO, Apple uncovered and talked about a range of improvements that the firm made to both the iPod Touch and iPod nano. Adding the upgraded Siri to the iPod Touch, along with AirPlay, is seen by many as Apple’s way to hit the gaming market with a bang.  The slimmer and faster iPod Touch is designed to offer fast dual-core performance with sharp and bright graphics. The App Store comes filled with around 100,000 games, where gamers can never get bored. There’s also a Game Center- the social gaming hub, where all gamers can get together to embark on a challenge with their favorite games. With endless games to play and unlimited music [+more]

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Just Within an Hour, Apple’s iPhone 5 Pre-orders Sold Out With a Bang!

Apple has been keeping the web and news all over in a loop following the launch of its sixth-generation smartphone iPhone 5. Apple started taking pre-orders for its iPhone 5 yesterday at 3:01 am and within an hour, online shoppers were told it’s sold out. All online shoppers visiting the Apple Store were told that the orders for iPhone 5 won’t ship for at least two weeks. Just as the online site opened for pre-orders, there was a blowup of demand, which made it all sold out for 21st Sept. However, opportunity for those in Washington was still open, as at around 10 am, AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint were still taking pre-orders for shipping estimates of Sept. 21. The iPhone 5- long-awaited smartphone of the year has been revamped with small notable changes that have made it the latest and technologically upgraded choice. Made of sleek glass and aluminum, Apple has [+more]

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With iPhone 5 Apple’s Shares Rise by 1.4 Percent, Expected To Be A Major Booster To It’s Sales

Tech giant and world’s most valuable firm; Apple Inc uncovered its latest next-gen smartphone, iPhone 5, which came out after a long wait of almost a year, just as iPhone 4S was launched. The new version of iPhone is quite similar to what was speculated. It boasts a larger screen, faster chip, cool looks and supports speedier wireless networks. With its latest offering, Apple hopes to lead and stay ahead of its rivals- Samsung, Google, Microsoft Corp. and Nokia Oyj who are its biggest competitors in the smartphone market, which stands at a value of $219.1 billion. The cost of iPhone 5 ranges from $199 to $399. With a glass and aluminum casing, the stylish iPhone 5 has a chip to process commands swiftly. The 4-inch screen is slightly bigger than its predecessors, which had 3.5-inches screens. Apple also worked on its mobile software, adding 3D mapping, closer integration with [+more]

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