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Report claims Apple investigating improved touch panel for 12.9-inch iPad using silver nanowire tech

A new report from ETNews claims that Apple is investigating silver nanowire technology to improve touch panels in its much anticipated upcoming 12+-inch iPad:<p><i>Apple is planning to apply nano new material on touch panel. By changing ITO-based clear film with silver nano wire (AgNW) material, it plans</i> …

Apple’s new music service will reportedly feature a free trial and free song sampling

A new report from Re/code today about Apple’s upcoming music streaming platform reiterated much of what we already know about the service, which is expected to debut with iOS 8.4 at WWDC. iOS 8.4 is already in the hands of developers with a revamped Music app.<p>As was previously known, Re/code notes …

Beats revamp still debuting at WWDC, global release late-June, iOS 9 details revealed

According to a report today from Billboard, Apple does not have the deals in place to launch its long-awaited Beats Music revamp as its new streaming music service. The report quotes a source as saying “June won’t be the release date. The deals aren’t done,” but <i>our</i> sources say that an announcement …

Rumored Apple TV refresh may include redesigned remote with touch pad

According to a report out of <i>The New York Times</i>, the expected refresh of the Apple TV will include a slightly thicker remote with an integrated touch …

12.9-Inch 'iPad Pro' Rumored to Feature NFC, Bluetooth Stylus, Force Touch and USB-C

The much-rumored 12.9-inch so-called "iPad Pro" will feature a built-in NFC chip, pressure-sensitive Bluetooth stylus, Force Touch and USB-C port, according to <i>AppleInsider</i>. The report, citing a source familiar with Apple's future product plans, also claims that the larger iPad will have a new …

Alleged iPad Pro schematics leak as cases compared to iPad Air 2 (video)

A new video has been published that compares the rumored iPad Pro shape/size to the current generation iPad. It’s obviously much larger than the iPad Air 2. This rumored tablet is said to feature a 12.3 to 12.9 inch display. Check out the video below for a size comparison between the cases and iPad …

Time Warner CEO 'Pretty Confident' Apple Will Launch Streaming TV Service

During a recent earnings call relayed by <i>CNET</i>, Time Warner CEO Jeffrey Bewkes said he believes Apple will launch an Internet-based television service and that Apple is "very forward-thinking" when it comes to TV.<p>"We think Apple is very forward-thinking about television," he said, noting the computer …

Next-Generation iPhones Could Adopt 7000 Series Aluminum Used in Apple Watch Sport

Apple's next-generation iPhones could adopt 7000 Series aluminum used for the Apple Watch Sport, according to Taiwan's <i>Economic Daily News</i>. The so-called "iPhone 6s" and "iPhone 6s Plus" would likely use Apple's custom Series 7000 aluminum alloy, which is designed to be 60% stronger than most …

Purported 12-inch ‘iPad Pro’ cases show stereo speakers, iPhone rumored to use same 7000 Series aluminum as Apple Watch Sport

Sonny Dickson has today posted images of an iPad Pro case that reiterates previous manufacturing renders and reports. Like a render seen in January, the case has holes for stereo speakers situated on top and bottom of the device.<p>The ‘iPad Pro’ has been widely reported to be in development for some …

Rumored iPad Mini 4 Rear Shell With iPad Air 2 Design Elements Shown Off in New Video

When Apple launched the iPad Air 2 and the iPad mini 3 in late 2014, many people were disappointed with the iPad mini update, which essentially just added Touch ID to the existing iPad mini 2 with no other external design changes. Since then, there have been a few rumors suggesting Apple is working …

The next Apple TV reportedly won't have 4K video

The 4K television market is a mess, and according to a report from <i>BuzzFeed News</i>, Apple won't be helping it get any better this year. <i>BuzzFeed</i> reports that Apple won't be bringing 4K streaming to the next generation of Apple TV, which so far is par for the course; the company just hasn't said …

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Samsung Confirmed to Produce A9 Chips for Apple's Next-Generation Devices

Samsung will provide Apple with A9 chips for its next-generation iPhone and other devices, reports <i>Bloomberg</i>, confirming a previous report in early February. Over the past couple of months there had been confusion and conflicting reports as to whether Samsung, Apple's longtime supplier and rival, or …

Force Touch Could Be Exclusive to 'iPhone 6s Plus'

Apple's pressure-sensing Force Touch technology could be exclusive to the so-called "iPhone 6s Plus," according to Taiwan's <i>Economic Daily News</i> (via <i>GforGames</i>). The report, which claims Taiwanese manufacturer TPK will be responsible for supplying Apple with the Force Touch sensors, makes no mention …

iPad Pro Dummy Points Towards Dual Lightning Ports or USB-C Port

Images of what appear to be a mockup version of the upcoming larger-screened "iPad Pro" depict either a secondary Lightning port or a USB-C port on one side of the device, suggesting it could potentially have multiple methods of charging and/or the ability to support accessories like keyboards and …

Leaked Images Provide First Look at Purported Rear Shell of 'iPhone 6c'

Chinese parts supplier <i>Future Supplier</i> (via <i>Nowhereelse.fr</i>) has posted leaked images of what it believes could be the rear shell for the so-called "iPhone 6c." The rear housing looks similar to the plastic iPhone 5c, with two notable differences being a pill-shaped LED flash cutout and two rows of …

New Apple TV reportedly debuting at WWDC, with App Store and Siri integration

John Paczkowski at Buzzfeed, formerly Recode, has today posted that Apple intends to debut a new Apple TV at WWDC, in the summer. Matching reports from 9to5Mac from the last year, he claims the new device (a revamp of the current hockey-puck Apple TV) will feature Siri and an App Store.<p>This is one …

Apple said to plan September launch of subscription TV service

The tech giant is in talks with TV programmers about a service that would include about 25 channels, according to the Wall Street Journal.<p>Apple's much-hinted-at subscription TV service may become a reality before the end of the year.<p>The iPhone maker is in talks with TV programmers to offer a …

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Apple reportedly hopes to lure Android switchers with trade-in program

According to a new report from <i>9to5Mac</i>, Apple will soon make perhaps its most aggressive push yet to court Android users and get them switched them over to iPhone. The company hopes to accomplish this through a trade-in promotion that will be offered at Apple retail stores. For the first time, that …

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Intel to reportedly supply LTE modem for a 'special version' of next-generation iPhone

Intel's new 7360 LTE modem will occupy a socket on the new iPhone's circuit board that's long been reserved for Qualcomm chips.<p>Intel has been gunning …

Apple to Add Force Touch and Pink Color Option to Next iPhones, Screen Size to Stay the Same

Apple will add pressure-sensing Force Touch technology to its next-generation iPhones, reports <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> in an article that covers a range of new details on the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. Currently built into the upcoming Apple Watch and 12-inch Retina MacBook, Force Touch lets …

Apple Watch Will Take 2 Hours to Charge, Delivers Notifications Only When on the Wrist

A new report from <i>TechCrunch</i> says the Apple Watch will take around two hours to deliver a full day of “normal” usage. The report also notes the device …

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Apple to Unveil Revamped Streaming Music Service at WWDC

Apple will launch a revamped streaming music service in June at the company's annual Worldwide Developers Conference, according to <i>9to5Mac</i> and <i>TechCrunch</i>. The report claims the new Beats-based service will debut at Apple's WWDC keynote, likely during the week of June 8, as opposed to an announcement …

12.9-Inch 'iPad Pro' Again Rumored to Have Oxide LCD Display

Apple's much-rumored 12.9-inch "iPad Pro" could have Oxide LCD display technology and will enter mass production in the third quarter of 2015, according to <i>DigiTimes</i>. The report, citing sources within the supply chain, claims that Apple has elected to use oxide panels for the tablet after weighing …

12-Inch Retina MacBook Air to See June WWDC Debut | MacTrast

Although some rumors have indicated Apple’s expected 12-inch Retina MacBook Air might see a debut during Apple’s March 9 media event, <i>The Wall Street</i> …

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Apple won't start manufacturing 'iPad Pro' until September, say reports

12-inch MacBook Air with Retina display expected to ship in Q2<p>"Delays involving the supply of display panels" have resulted in Apple pushing back manufacturing of its oft-rumored "iPad Pro" to sometime in September, according to reports published by <i>Bloomberg</i> and <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>. The company …

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'iPhone 6s' Could Have 2GB of RAM and Pre-Installed Apple SIM

The next-generation iPhone is expected to ship with 2GB of RAM and could also have a pre-installed Apple SIM, according to <i>AppleInsider</i>. The so-called "iPhone 6s," and presumably the "iPhone 6s Plus," would be adopting both features from the iPad Air 2, which also has 2GB of RAM and a pre-installed …

Rumor Suggests 12-Inch Retina MacBook Air Could Launch During March 9 Apple Watch Event

Apple could be planning to introduce the much-rumored 12-inch Retina MacBook Air during its March 9 Apple Watch event, according to one site that claims to have sources within Apple. <i>The Michael Report</i> believes Apple will use the event to debut the ultrathin MacBook, which is rumored to have a …

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NYT: Apple Watch includes ‘Power Reserve’ mode, shows only the time but conserves battery life

The New York Times has published a piece about the culmination of the Watch project, as Apple transitions from product development stages to production and marketing to consumers. The piece reiterates that Apple was working on a vast array of health tracking sensors that were later dropped, which …