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Finding a sapphire iPhone might not be that difficult

Remember how many rumours have pointed towards Apple struggling to produce enough sapphire glass to ensure an adequate quantity of sapphire iPhones? Well that might not be so true according to reports from 9t05Mac, who claim have been informed by an analyst that all 5.5-inch iPhone 6s will have sapphire glass displays, as will high-end versions of the smaller 4.7-inch model. The exact …

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Tom PritchardFinding a sapphire iPhone might not be that difficult
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Reports say that the iWatch will be unveiled alongside the iPhone 6

Forget the claims from analysts that the iWatch won’t be released until next year, and disregard the rumours that it will be unveiled in October or November, because the rumours state that the iWatch might be revealed in 9th September, alongside the iPhone 6. Well don’t disregard those rumours, because that’s what this is. There’s no official confirmation from Apple …

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Tom PritchardReports say that the iWatch will be unveiled alongside the iPhone 6
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Rumours suggest larger iPads could be released next year

Everyone seems to have been so focussed on covering the possibility if a larger screen iPhone that the iPad has been fairly left out. Well now rumours have appeared that seem to corroborate what was originally reported in May, Apple might end up releasing an iPad with a whopping 12.9-inch screen — the same size as some Macbooks. Reports differ …

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Tom PritchardRumours suggest larger iPads could be released next year

Looks like the iPhone 6 won’t come with a reversible USB cable

Recently we heard about the possibility of Apple bundling a reversible USB cable with the iPhone 6, which would be a very exciting prospect for people who don’t look at what they’re doing when they’re trying to plug something in. Well now it seems that Apple will not be releasing the cable this year. According to Apple device manufacturer Moca.co, …

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Tom PritchardLooks like the iPhone 6 won’t come with a reversible USB cable

New Apple patent wants you to use Siri and Carplay to find your parked car

  Remembering where you parked your car, especially in large busy car parks, is no mean feat, which is why the smartphone era has exploded with apps that will remember where you parked so you don’t have to. Google Now even included such a feature in one of its recent updates, and now it looks like Apple is planning on …

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Tom PritchardNew Apple patent wants you to use Siri and Carplay to find your parked car
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The iPad Air 2 could get 2GB of RAM, the iPad Mini 3 may not be so lucky

Reports came out earlier this week that claimed the iPhone 6 wouldn’t be having a RAM upgrade, and understandably some people were disappointed in case it was actually true. Well reports have come out today that provide us with some good news and some bad news: the iPad Air 2 might be getting an upgrade to 2GB of RAM, but …

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Tom PritchardThe iPad Air 2 could get 2GB of RAM, the iPad Mini 3 may not be so lucky

iOS 8 files reveal the possible iPhone 6 resolution

At this stage there isn’t much we don’t already think we know about the iPhone 6, but resolution is one of the things that has managed to elude the clutches of leakers everywhere. Well some code has been uncovered in the iOS 8 beta that shows us that the software is meant to function on devices with a maximum resolution …

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More details on Apple’s reversible USB cable emerge

Yesterday we heard about the possibility of Apple bundling a reversible USB cable with the iPhone 6, and today more pictures and even a patent have been revealed that corroborate the idea that it’s at least something Apple is considering. uSwitch claims that they have pictures of the new cable’s box, which they claim lends more credence to the idea …

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Tom PritchardMore details on Apple’s reversible USB cable emerge
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Reports state that the iPhone 6 won’t have a RAM upgrade

It seems to have got to the stage in the rumour mill where there is so little to report on that people have just started making things up. Thanks to a screenshot of what is supposed to be iPhone 6 schematics posted on Chinese forum Weibo, people are reporting that the iPhone 6 will only come with 1GB of RAM, …

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Tom PritchardReports state that the iPhone 6 won’t have a RAM upgrade

iPhone 6 battery specs leak, is larger than expected

So far leaks and rumours have indicated that the iPhone 6′s battery will have an 1,810 mAh capacity,  only a minor step up from the iPhone 5S’s 1,440 mAh battery. But now new information has come to like which should put some concerns about the upcoming phone’s battery life to rest, because it’s being reported that the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 …

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Tom PritchardiPhone 6 battery specs leak, is larger than expected

Apple’s new lightning cable could be reversible at both ends

One of the great things about the lightning adaptor for iOS devices is that it’s reversible, meaning you don’t have to fumble about making sure it’s the right way up to get it plugged in. If only you could have the same convenience with the other end of the cable? Well if these leaked pictures are anything to go by …

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Tom PritchardApple’s new lightning cable could be reversible at both ends
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The rumour mill can’t make its mind up about sapphire glass

The rumours surrounding the inclusion of sapphire glass in the iPhone 6 have been remarkably inconsistent. Original all iPhone 6s would have sapphire displays, then only the premium 5.5-inch models, then none of them. Now the rumours have circled back to the idea that all iPhone 6s will have the option of having the super strong display, but it will cost …

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Tom PritchardThe rumour mill can’t make its mind up about sapphire glass

Leaked iPhone 6 photos show off the the front panel

At this stage we thought we had seen everyone there was to see about the upcoming iPhone 6, but apparently there is still plenty that we haven’t yet seen — as these pictures show. The pictures don’t show much of what we don’t already know, other than the fact the phone appears to have rounded edges similar to the iPad …

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Tom PritchardLeaked iPhone 6 photos show off the the front panel
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New iPads could come with anti-glare displays

Even with the brightness turned all the way up it can be a bit of a pain if you’re outside on a sunny day. Fortunately the latest rumours are that Apple will be releasing a new version of both the iPad Air and the iPad Mini later this year, and both will have anti-glare displays. Currently it’s not 100 per …

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Tom PritchardNew iPads could come with anti-glare displays

iPhone 6 and retail box pictures leak, but they might be fake

The leaks might be winding down in the run-up to the iPhone 6′s launch event, but that doesn’t mean they’ve stopped altogether. The folks over at TechRadar have got hold of images that are supposed to be of Apple’s highly anticipated phone and the box it will be sold in. The site claims that the images came from an “Apple …

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Tom PritchardiPhone 6 and retail box pictures leak, but they might be fake

A patent suggests that A Siri-esque assistant might be coming to OS X

The blurred lines between iOS 8 and OS X continues with the revelation of one of Apple’s latest patents: a voice assistant, not quite unlike Siri, for the Mac. Currently it’s official name is the “Intelligent digital assistant in a desktop environment”. According to the patent the assistant will be able to recognise voice and text input, and will be powered …

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Tom PritchardA patent suggests that A Siri-esque assistant might be coming to OS X

More iPhone 6 hardware specs and photos leak

We thought we’d heard everything there was to know about the iPhone 6 already, especially now that we know when it’s probably going to be unveiled. We were wrong, there’s still plenty of information about the phone that we don’t know and plenty of images to show us what it might look like. VentureBeat claims to have a rundown of …

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Tom PritchardMore iPhone 6 hardware specs and photos leak
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This is supposedly the chassis for the iPad Air 2

Pictures of what are claimed to be the chassis for the iPad Air 2 have leaked online via Chinese microblogging site Sina Weibo. The design changes are all minor, but they match up to what we saw from the dummy models that leaked in June. So what has changed? The main changes are all internal, with screw anchors and mounting brackets all …

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Tom PritchardThis is supposedly the chassis for the iPad Air 2

Apple has apparently bought an e-book recommendation service

According to reports from TechCrunch Apple has bought BookLamp, an e-book recommendation service that has been referred to as “Pandora for books”. Presumably, this is to help Apple’s iBooks to compete with Amazon’s Kindle store. The deal itself apparently cost Apple between $10 (£5.8) million and $15 (£8.3) million. Apple, as usual, has refused to make any confirmation or denial …

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Tom PritchardApple has apparently bought an e-book recommendation service
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Apple is planning a 4K monitor and a 12-inch Retina MacBook

With the release of OS X Yosemite drawing ever closer, rumours have started to circulate that Apple is planning on overhauling the resolution available on some of its screens, namely a 4k monitor and a 12-inch Retina MacBook. This is according to 9to5Mac who claim that the upgraded screens will be released to coincide with the release of Yosemite. It’s currently …

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Tom PritchardApple is planning a 4K monitor and a 12-inch Retina MacBook