News Roundup: Apple Acquires Face Recognition Firm, FaceTime Blocked In Middle East & iPhone 4 Launch In China

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It is worth noting that the company had shut down its free services less than two weeks ago noting that they were moving towards a licensing business.
Quite understandably, officials from neither Apple nor Polar Rose have commented on the issue so far. However, news of this acquisition is interesting considering that Apple had
technology assists the production of instantaneous Dynamic Range Correction on standard and HDR photos. The recent acquisitions could help Apple gain access to a range of technologies that can spruce up their offering in the area of photography and imagery.
FaceTime Blocked In Middle East?
when the device launches in the Middle East later this month. These rumors are following reported modifications made to the Apple 's website for Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Yemen where the description and photos referencing to FaceTime have now been removed. Apple is yet to confirm the move.
Apple has announced that the new iPhone 4 shall go on sale in China starting September 25. In a media statement released yesterday, Apple said:
iPhone 4 will be sold in China through Apple 's retail stores for a suggested retail price of CNY4,999 for the 16GB model and CNY5,999 for 32GB model without a contract. At China Unicom stores, iPhone 4 will be available for qualified buyers with a new two year contract, sold separately. For pricing and tariff information please visit”
Fortunately, iPhone 4 will come with Wi-Fi thanks to the easing of regulations placed earlier by the Chinese Government that restricted Wi-Fi access from handsets and instead encouraged the use of a homegrown wireless standard called WAPI.
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