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Apple reportedly planning to add split-screen iPad multitasking in iOS 8

Advertisement<p>12 Comments<p>Since the first iteration of the iPad(s appl), users have requested a better way to multitask that includes two apps running …

Case for Larger 5.5-Inch iPhone 6 Model Surfaces with Dimensions

While there have been numerous renderings, cases, and physical mockups of the rumored 4.7-inch iPhone 6 in recent weeks, there has been considerably less attention paid to the even larger 5.5-inch model, which is said to be released several months after the 4.7-inch version.<p>New photos showing what …

Sidewall displays the next frontier in Apple iPhone design?

Apple's iPhones and other devices might eventually feature technology that would extend their screens around the sides of the devices, if a newly granted patent is any indication.<p>Dubbed "Electronic devices with sidewall displays," the patent, granted to Apple by the US Patent and Trademark Office …

Gear & Gadgets

Music Blog Claims Beats Music Had a Mere 111K Subscribers as of March

- May 13, 2014<p>Musician’s blog, <i>The Trichordist,</i> has posted a leaked royalties report allegedly showing the first quarter royalties paid by the Beats …

Apple adds iOS Developer interface design guidelines book to iBooks

Apple has added the iOS Human Interface Guidelines for App Store app designers to the iBookstore. Previously, the guidelines were solely available from the online Apple developer portal, and the addition to the iBookstore makes the guidelines for designing iOS 7 apps more easily accessible.<p>Federico …

Kickstarter – iStick: A USB & Lightning Flash Drive for iPhone and iPad – MacStories

The iStick by Hypershop is a USB (Mac+PC) flash drive with an integrated Apple-approved Lightning connector. Made to work for any current generation iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch that has a Lightning port, the iStick allows users to easily and safely move data between computers, iPhones, iPads and …

Flat iPad sales are here to stay, suggests Morgan Stanley

Morgan Stanley’s Katy Huberty suggests that weak iPad sales may be here to stay, reports <i>Business Insider</i>.<p>We lower our 2014 tablet growth forecast to 12% from 26% on the back of increasing penetration rates and the lack of new, differentiated products […]Few suppliers were able to communicate a …

Gold and Space Gray iPhone 6 mockup vs iPhone 5s, 5th gen iPod touch, and alleged iPhone 6 cases (4K video)

We’ve recently obtained two iPhone 6 mockups in Gold and Space Gray and have put together a video comparing them to Apple’s iPhone 5s, fifth generation iPod touch, and the alleged iPhone 6 cases we’ve previously covered. We’ve seen quite a bit of news surrounding these dummy devices, but most of …

Sensor-filled shirt can tell your iPhone how fit you are

The iWatch may be set to mark Apple’s debut into health and fitness tracking, but one company is taking the concept of wearables a step further.<p>The forthcoming $199 OMsignal shirt promises to be the gym wear of the future — featuring a ton of health sensors sewn into its fabric, which constantly …

Widgets finally land on iOS 8 in this Control Center concept

The icon-tiled interface of iOS could use more than just a flat facelift from Jony Ive to feel more modern and even though jailbreakers have enjoyed widgets for years, maybe it’s time Apple added them in Control Center.<p>This iOS 8 concept from Ryan Gilsdorf envisions widgets coming to iOS 8 through …

Eight things you should know about the next iPhone

<i>Editor's Note: This article was updated on September 6th, 2014, with the latest details on the iPhone 6 ahead of Apple's announcement on the 9th.</i><p>For a company famed for its tight-lipped secrecy, Apple’s flagship products have a surprisingly strong track record for leaking essentially in their …

Detailed Space Gray iPhone 6 mockup compared to HTC One M8 and Samsung Galaxy S5 (4K video)

Based on all of the iPhone 6 dummy units we’ve seen, this rumored design closely resembles Apple’s fifth generation iPod touch, but that’s not all. As shown in the video below, the alleged iPhone 6 design looks very similar to another flagship smartphone released this year.<p>The HTC One M8 and iPhone …

Apple Preparing HD Audio Playback for iOS 8 Alongside New In-Ear Headphones and Lightning Cable

Apple is said to be introducing high definition audio playback in iOS 8 alongside new versions of its In-Ear Headphones and Lightning connector, according to a report from <i>Mac Otakara</i> (Google Translate).<p>Building off of a report last month which claimed that Apple will announce high-fidelity iTunes …

Why Apple and Beats? It's a family thing

Apple and Beats sounds like a salad at half of the Bay Area's fancy restaurants.<p>It's a little weird, but very pretty. It makes you feel better about yourself. But it mightn't taste as good as, say, the (organic) burger and fries you'll have as your entree.<p>Some, though, are trembling that Apple's …

Prince Charles

No Revamped Apple TV or iWatch Expected at WWDC

Apple does not have plans to use the company's upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference to debut new Apple TV hardware, its related software, or the iWatch, reports John Paczkowski of <i>Re/code</i>.<p>Citing sources familiar with Apple's plans, Paczkowski confirms that Apple's big announcements will focus on …

Physical iPhone 6 Mockup Compared to Galaxy S5 in New Images

Earlier this week Italian site <i>Macitynet</i> shared images of a high-quality physical mockup of the iPhone 6, based on earlier design drawings and renderings. The site has now shared [Google Translation] a new series photos comparing that mockup to a Samsung Galaxy S5 display model, showing how Apple's …

Apple Considering 'Full Health and Fitness Services Platform' Modeled on the App Store

Apple allegedly is looking beyond the iWatch wearable device and may be creating a new health and fitness ecosystem modeled on its successful iOS App Store, claims a mobile health executive who recently spoke to <i>Reuters</i>. Similar to the iOS App Store, this new platform may allow companies to develop …

Rising Sapphire Display Cost May Limit Production of 5.5-Inch iPhone 6

A new post on Weibo citing supply chain sources (Google Translate, via <i>GforGames</i>) claims Apple's 5.5-inch iPhone may see a limited production volume due to the use of high quality sapphire as a display material. According to the report, the high cost of producing the sapphire may hinder Apple's …

TSMC Provides First Batch of Fingerprint Sensors for iPhone 6, iPad Air 2, and iPad Mini 3

Apple supplier Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has reportedly provided the first batch of Touch ID fingerprint sensors to be used in the iPhone 6, iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3, according to a new report from component information website cecb2b.com citing supply chain sources …

Hands-On with iPhone 6 Case and Physical Mockup

Over the past several weeks, a number of photos and videos have shown cases and even physical mockups of Apple's rumored iPhone 6. Most of the cases and mockups appear to have been based either on alleged design drawings published by Japanese magazine <i>MacFan</i> in late March or on essentially identical …

Apple Seeds OS X Mavericks 10.9.3 Build 13D61 to Developers

Apple today seeded build 13D61 of OS X 10.9.3 to developers, just over a week after releasing the ninth OS X beta, build 13D55, and nearly two months after the first 10.9.3 beta. This seed is accompanied by Safari 7.0.4.<p>The beta is available through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App …

Apple's North American Sales Head Departs, Japan Sales Chief Doug Beck to Take Over

Apple's head of North American sales, Zane Rowe, will be leaving the company, reports <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>. Rowe, who initially joined the company two years ago from United Continental Holdings, will be replaced by Doug Beck.<p>Beck already oversees sales in both Japan and Korea, and following …

Belkin's Ultra-Slim QODE Thin Type Keyboard Now Available for iPad Air

Belkin today announced the availability of the QODE Thin Type for iPad Air, adding an ultra-slim keyboard option to its popular QODE line of tablet keyboards. QODE Thin Type for iPad Air features an anodized aluminum design, 79 hours of battery life and iOS specific keys that pair nicely with the …

Some iOS Users Reporting Apple ID Error Messages When Updating Apps

A number of mostly international iOS users on <i>MacRumors</i> forums, Apple's support forums, and Twitter are reporting issues with failed app updates today. According to affected users, the process of updating apps in the iOS App Store produces a warning that "the update is not available for this Apple …

Report Claims Apple Will Launch 4.7-Inch iPhone 6 in August, Larger Model in September

A new report from Taiwan's <i>Economic Daily News</i> (via <i>Reuters</i>) claims that Apple will unveil and launch the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 in August, with a larger 5.5-inch or 5.6-inch model to be released in September. The report also notes that Apple will produce 80 million iPhone 6 units this year, with Apple …

4.7-Inch iPhone 6 Mockup Comparison to iPod Touch Highlights Design Similarities

Italian site <i>Macitynet</i>, which previously published several photos of a fairly good quality physical mockup of the rumored 4.7-inch iPhone 6 based on design drawings from Japanese magazine <i>MacFan</i>, has now shared an interesting new photo set [Google Translate] comparing the mockup to a …

3D Printable 4.7-Inch and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Mockups Now Available from Free Plans

Yesterday, designer Martin Hajek started selling a $25 set of 3D files that allow you to print your own 4.7-inch iPhone 6 mockup using a 3D printer. Today, a second set of 3D plans for both the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch version of the iPhone 6 were released by <i>MacRumors</i> forum user Arthur Tilly and made …

Renders of 4.7-Inch iPhone 6 Allegedly Sourced from Foxconn Surface

New alleged renderings of the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 said to be sourced from primary Apple supplier Foxconn have surfaced on Chinese site <i>Wei Feng</i> [Google Translate, via <i>GforGames</i>].<p>The renders, which show measurements of 138 x 67mm for the device, appears to be consistent with drawings published in …

Samsung Becomes Apple's Top iPad Display Supplier in Q1 2014

According to a new report from market research firm DisplaySearch (via <i>CNET</i> and ZDNet Korea), Samsung claimed the top spot as Apple's biggest iPad display panel supplier in the first quarter of 2014, shipping 5.2 million units of the high resolution 9.7-inch panels that were used in the iPad Air and …