Here are your Apple rumors and AAPL news items for today:
Foxconn Chairman Says Next iPhone Will Put Galaxy III to Shame: Outspoken Foxconn Chairman Terry Gou told reporters that Apple‘s (NASDAQ:AAPL) next-generation iPhone will put Samsung’s Galaxy III smartphone to shame, Focus Taiwan notes. The new iPhone is expected to launch later this year. Gou also said it was his goal to defeat Samsung, accusing the company of having a “track record of snitching on its competitors.”
Foxconn Ramps Up LCD Production for Apple-Branded TV: Reports in Asia indicate that Foxconn has stepped up orders of LCD screens from Sharp (PINK:SHCAY), possibly in preparation for the launch of Apple’s much-anticipated TV set, MacRumors says. An Apple-branded TV is widely expected to debut before the year-end. Foxconn will receive the LCDs in the third, rather than fourth quarter of this year, prompting analysts to speculate that the move is meant to ensure that Apple-branded TVs are available in stores by Christmas.
Nokia Faces More Trouble as Lumia 900 Won’t Support Windows 8: Struggling Finnish handset maker Nokia (NYSE:NOK) may face even more pressure after Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) announced that Nokia’s Lumia 900 Windows phone will not support the upcoming Windows 8 operation system, Apple Insider notes. Lumia 900 users will receive an OS upgrade to Windows 7.8 instead. Wall Street analysts have characterized the Lumia 900′s failure to get the Windows 8 upgrade as a “major blow” to Nokia.
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