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Apple Will Discontinue iPhone 3GS And Introduce 8GB iPhone 4S





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According to a report from The Telegraph, Apple will likely discontinue the iPhone 3GS once it introduces the new iPhone at next week’s media event. The report also said that Apple will likely introduce an 8 GB iPhone 4S with a middle price point as it did with the iPhone 4 last year.

“The new update will mean that the 8GB version of the iPhone 4 will be the entry-level iPhone, probably given away free on £20 per month contracts, as the 3GS is currently”.

The Telegraph also notes that iPhone 5 will come in three different capacities, probably the same 64 GB/32 GB/16 GB line seen with the iPhone 4S.

Moving the iPhone 4 into the position that is currently occupied by the iPhone 3GS would allow more carriers to offer a free iPhone, because the iPhone 4 is sold in both CDMA and GSM versions while the iPhone 3GS is only offered in GSM version.

The iPhone 3GS would probably be most missed by customers who want to buy contract-free smartphones. Currently Apple sells contract-free, unlocked iPhone 3GS for $375 in the U.S. and at higher prices in other countries such as $455 in China. If the company elected to continue selling the device along with its three other iPhone models, it would have to cut the price even further.




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Closeup Photos Show Clear Difference in Thickness Between iPhone 5 and 4S



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Repair firm iResQ has posted side-by-side comparison shots of the purported next-generation iPhone and the iPhone 4S. The photo shows that the iPhone 5 is indeed substantially thinner than the iPhone 4S. Apple's move toward thinner body components and a thinner distribution of internal components enabled by the larger surface area due to the 4-inch screen of the iPhone 5 have allowed the company to substantially shrink the device's overall thickness.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Thursday, September 6th, 2012. 14:25

High Resolution and 3D Interactive Mockup of Apple's Rumored 'iPad Mini'



CiccareseDesign has created a new set of renderings and even a 3D model of the 7.85-inch "iPad mini" setting up for an October debut. The design is based on the numerous rumors, part leaks, and work by case manufacturers who are trying to determine what the device will look like in order to have their products ready for sale as soon as possible. As far as you know, the 7.85-inch iPad offers 66% of the surface area of the current 9.7-inch iPad and almost 40% more surface area than competing 7-inch tablets.


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Wednesday, September 5th, 2012. 23:58

Updated iPods Arriving Alongside Next-Generation iPhone



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9to5Mac reports that the updated iPod line is also likely to be introduced at the next-week media event Apple holds to unveil the next-generation iPhone.  As usual, the details on the updated devices are scarce, but it seems that Apple will release two or even three updated product lines. Two of the lines appear to correspond to the current iPod shuffle and iPod nano. As for the third product, the report speculates that it could arrive as a new line, allowing Apple to continue offering the current iPod nano design that has gained a following for its small size combined with touchscreen capabilities.


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Wednesday, September 5th, 2012. 22:58

Next-Generation iPhone 5 Will Not Use NFC Technology



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After Apple announced its new Passbook functionality for iOS 6, speculation related to the possibility of using NFC (near field communications) technology in the iPhone 5 has ramped up. This technology would allow users to make contactless payments through the Passbook digital wallet. Rumors about NFC technology for the iPhone 5 got another boost after photos of the next iPhone’s front panel surfaced revealing an unknown feature that, according to Japanese blog Macotakara, may be the part of the device’s NFS system.


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Tuesday, August 28th, 2012. 23:09

Displays for 13-Inch Retina MacBook Pro Now in Production



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Citing upstream supply chain sources, NPD DisplaySearch analyst Richard Shim claims that a high-resolution display bound for a rumored 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display is now in production. The production timeline could point to a fall debut for the rumored 13-inch Retina display-packing MacBook Pro.


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Tuesday, August 28th, 2012. 16:14

Apple To Ramp Up Production Of 7.85-inch iPad Mini In September



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DigiTimes reports that Apple will begin volume production of rumored 7.85-inch iPad in September. Apple’s goal is said to release the new iPad before the holiday season of this year.

“Supply volume of Apple's 7.85-inch iPad is estimated to reach four million units per month starting in September in order to prepare for demand from year-end holidays, according to sources from the upstream supply chain”.


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Tuesday, August 21st, 2012. 12:34

Apple In Talks To Develop Set-Top Box To Display Live Cable Television



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According to a report from The Wall Street Journal, Apple is considering the possibility of developing a set-top box that will allow users to view live cable television and other content. The WSJ report:


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Thursday, August 16th, 2012. 12:15

Possible Photo of 'iPad Mini' Dock Connector Flex Cable



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Nowhereelse.fr obtained and posted a new photo of what it believes may be a flex cable component for the "iPad mini", housing Apple's smaller dock connector, the headphone jack, and the home button connector. But the photo is pretty similar to that one that was posted back in May, revealing a part said to be for the next-generation iPhone.


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Wednesday, August 15th, 2012. 22:58

More than $60,000 in "computers and personal items" stolen from Steve Jobs' home



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The San Jose Mercury News reports that the Palo Alto home of late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs was among the homes which were burglarized last month. Jobs' home on Waverley Street in Palo Alto was burglarized on July 17. Among the items taken were more than $60,000 worth of "computers and personal items." The Jobs home has been undergoing renovation and it is unclear whether the family is currently living in the house while the work is being performed.


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Wednesday, August 15th, 2012. 16:12

Leaked Photos Of The Logic Board For The iPhone 5



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French website Nowhereelse points to new photos that were originally posted on Chinese forum Weiphone. Two photos seems to be the back and front panels of the next iPhone logic board, which holds the processor and a number of support chips for the smartphone. The board is different from logic boards found in both the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S.


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Monday, August 13th, 2012. 13:33

13-Inch Retina MacBook Pro Once Again Shows Up in Benchmarks



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A month ago Geekbench posted results of the benchmark tests with the presence of a "MacBookPro10,2" entry in database, suggesting that a 13-inch version of the Retina MacBook Pro is indeed in the works. As far as you know, the newest 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro carries a "MacBookPro10,1" identifier.


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Saturday, August 11th, 2012. 21:56

A Closer Look at Apple's Next-Generation 'Unibody' iPhone Design



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Industrial designer Don Lehman has analyzed the leaked photos of the rumored iPhone 5 unibody design that should make the device stronger, lighter, and thinner than previous models, using a high-quality, thin metal shell wherever possible on the back of the device.

With the iPhone needing to send and receive Wi-Fi, cellular, GPS, Bluetooth, and perhaps NFC signals, Lehman notes that Apple redesigned the antenna system in order to push the antennas to the top and bottom portions of the stainless steel band wrapping around the device and avoid the "Antennagate" controversy that first took place with the iPhone 4. Lehman notes that even the bosses where screws for other components will attach are machined out of the single rear shell piece, increasing strength while reducing thickness and weight.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Saturday, August 11th, 2012. 21:01

OS X Mountain Lion may be degrading battery life



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Ars Technica carried out a number of tests showing that Apple's new operating system OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion is draining batteries significantly faster than the previous OS X Lion. The test unit lost some 38 percent of runtime after having installed Mountain Lion. The test was conducted a number of times, each using the same applications under what was described as a "daily workload." Being used actively were Safari, Chrome, Twitter, iChat, TextEdit, Photoshop, Mail and Outlook.


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Photos of rumored next-gen iPhone display shielding surface



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iColorOS (via Nowhereelse.fr) posted on Thursday more photos of the alleged next-generation iPhone parts, showing the protective glass cover, internal sensors and external buttons like the volume rocker, but the most interesting piece is a thin sheet of metal seemingly intended to be a protective shielding for the 4-inch screen's back.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Friday, August 10th, 2012. 1:05