The “iPhone Math” Rumor is Bad, and You Should Feel Bad

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Today's absolutely bizarre rumor that seems to have swept the iPhone blogs is so bizarre, that you really have to wander why people are giving it the time of day. The rumor originates from China Times, and was translated by BrightWire. It claims that not only will Apple be producing the iPhone 5S this year (ok, sure) but also a 4.8-inch model called the "iPhone Math", and a 12-megapixel iPhone at Christmas. … [Read more...]

Apple TV Set in Testing Says WSJ

According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, Apple is working with Asian component suppliers to test a number of different Apple TV sets. Officials at some of Apple's suppliers, who declined to be named, said the Cupertino, Calif.-based company has been working on testing a few designs for a large-screen high-resolution TV. … [Read more...]

Analyst Eightball: Multi-Colored iPhone 5S For June

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Every now and then, an analyst comes out and says things that are just so flat out insane that we'd be remiss not to mention them — if only so that we can point and laugh six months down the line when they get thoroughly debunked. For instance, this morning saw Jefferies analyst Peter Misek make an enormous, sweeping set of predictions about the next two generations of iPhone, including a multi-colored iphone 5S that would be out as soon as June and a new 4.8-inch iPhone 6. … [Read more...]

Rumor: Apple To Purchase Color?

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The video and audio sharing service Color has had a rocky life. It launched with $41 million in backing in 2011, with a huge amount of hype, and the promptly no-one used it. Earlier this week, it was reported the service was to shutdown, which the company then denied. And now, the most bizarre rumor: that Apple has acquired this whole mess for millions of dollars. … [Read more...]

Apple Starting To Split From Samsung For Chips?

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It's always been something of a bizarre fact that even though Apple and Samsung are bitter rivals in the smartphone world, Apple relies on Samsung for a large number of components — most notably the chips in the iOS devices. However, a number of reports seem to indicate that Apple might be moving away from Samsung in this regard. … [Read more...]

iPad Mini To Launch With Wi-Fi Only?

With iPad Mini event invites rumored to head out today, interest in the iPad Mini has reached a fever pitch — but as much an awful lot of info as has leaked, there's still a lot we don't know. For one, what's the connectivity going to be like? The Guardian is reporting that the first iteration of the iPad Mini will be Wi-Fi only: … [Read more...]

Leaks Show iPhone 5 Battery, Packaging, iPad Mini Die Cast

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It seems as though Apple's supply security holds about as much water as a sieve. Yet again we have a day with a multitude of leaks, showing off new designs and components. iResQ (via MacRumors) has shots of the new longer, thinner, iPhone 5 battery. According to them, the key differences between the iPhone 5 and iPhone 4s batteries are: … [Read more...]

Two Types Of iPad Mini Detected In Server Logs

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Instapaper's Marco Arment has put up a post on his blog discussing the arrival of two new iPads in his server logs. Generally speaking, the models that showed up marked iPad1,x in the logs were the first iPad, iPad2,x is the second, and iPad3,x the third — so where does the iPad Mini show up in this numbering scheme? … [Read more...]

Can You Expect Separate New iPhone and iPad Mini Announcements?

There are certain sources in the Apple sphere, that when one says something you know it's more than likely, and when two agree, it's all but certain. Today, both Jim Dalrymple and John Gruber seem to agree that the most likely plan for the new launches of Apple's products is one for the new iPhone, and one for the new iPad Mini (with a few iPod changes thrown in for good measure.) Gruber posted a blog entry discussing if the iPhone would be presented on its own or with other products: I’m thinking it makes more sense for Apple to hold two events. First, an iPhone event, focused solely on the new iPhone and iOS 6. Then, the iPhone ships nine days later, and there’s another wave of iPhone-focused attention as the reviews come out. Then, … [Read more...]