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According to sources close to the matter Apple will reportedly kill off the Ping iTunes service when the next iteration of iTunes rolls out alongside iOS 6 this fall, reports All Things D. The social music network has suffered waning participation since its introduction in 2010.
Apple CEO Tim Cook confirmed these rumors partly when he said at the D10 conference in May that the company might kill off Ping but vowed to add more social integration into its products. Ping is still active, but sources say that the social network will be redacted this fall and replaced by deeper Twitter and Facebook integration.
We’ve already seen tons of photos of different next-generation iPhone parts. But now Chinese site has posted a set of pictures that reportedly depict a fully-assembled leak of Apple's 2012 iPhone. The publication acknowledged the photos were "really incredible," while calling them the "most-possible" leak of the next-generation iPhone. Though, the authenticity of the images remains unverified.
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Apple has begun putting up banners for iOS 6 at Moscone West, where WWDC 2012 will take place next week. It looks like the next version of Apple mobile operating system is not rumors any more - it's a fact.
Take a look at some more iOS 6 banner photos below:
In a today’s press conference, Google introduced “the next dimensions” of its Google Maps. The presentation included a lot of history of the Google Maps, Earth and Street View and a peek at what is expected. The announcements are particularly important given the rumors that Apple is going to replace Google Maps with its own maps application in iOS.
KGI analyst Mingchi Kuo said in a note to investors earlier this week that Apple's sixth-generation iPhone could include a front-facing camera capable of HD resolution. He also believes that Apple could employ a flip-chip (FC) solution for the front-facing camera on the upcoming iPhone so that the camera’s position would be moved to the middle.
Earlier today the repair firm iLab Factory has posted what is claimed to be a design schematic for a next-generation iPhone front panel part. The schematic matches up closely with leaked part photos, showing a taller display and the FaceTime camera above the device's earpiece.
The iPhone repair experts from iFixyouri have forwarded 9to5mac site a new part that entered their catalog. It could be the aluminium back plate for the upcoming new iPhone 5 or one of the early prototypes. The Chinese parts supplier is claimed to be a reliable one and that they are actually selling these parts.
Apple is reportedly testing its 3D technology in build 10A314 of iOS 6. The renderings are quite accurate, from what the sources say. From what we've heard the 3D icon only exists on the iPad version.
Apple is testing multiple next-generation iPhones and rumors say that at least one of these devices has a brand new display.
The iPhone display has always been 3.5 inches measured diagonally with a 3:2 aspect ratio. The old models had 320 x 480 resolution, the latest iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S have incredible 640 x 960 Retina Display.
It looks like this is about to change...
A few next iPhone prototypes are floating around Apple HQ in locked shells in order to hide their design from employees. And two of these devices, iPhone 5,2 and iPhone 5,1, are said to have larger display.
The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday that Apple began placing orders for a new, larger screen (it will measure "at least 4 inches diagonally") for the next iPhone. Production of the screens is set to begin in the next few months.
Rumors have suggested for some time that the next iPhone will be a major redesign, overhauling the look of the handset that has remained since the launch of the iPhone 4 in mid-2010. A larger screen would be a major change for the device, and could require developers to update their applications to take advantage of the larger display.
Taiwan's The Liberty Times has recently reported that display makers LG Display and AU Optronics have passed certification tests for LCD panels bound for a rumored "iPad mini" and are now preparing shipments of the panels to Apple. The report also said that Radiant will supply the backlight module.
Author Chen Meiying said that, according to market rumors, the so-called "iPad mini" is expected to come out at the end of the third quarter or into the fourth quarter of this year. 2012 shipment targets were said to be six million units.