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Apple iWatch likely to launch in second half of year, says analyst

Component suppliers appear to be ready for production of the iWatch, pointing to an "increasingly likely" launch for the second half of 2013, says Citi analyst Glen Yeung.<p>Consumers eyeing an Apple iWatch could see one on their wrist sometime in the second half of the year.<p>Apple is expected to give …

What we expect to see at next week's WWDC

When Apple kicks off next week’s Worldwide Developers Conference with its annual keynote address, we know that the company will unveil new versions …

SimCity Arrives On the Mac on June 11th With Cross-Platform Servers

The new SimCity will ship for the Mac on June 11, EA reported today. Gamers will be able to purchase SimCity for Mac as a $60 digital download via Origin, EA's Steam-like digital store that launched earlier this year, as well as other digital retailers. Owners of the PC version of SimCity will …

Tim Cook tops Out power list for third consecutive time, more than anyone who has come out

For the third consecutive year, Apple CEO Tim Cook has ranked #1 on Out Magazine’s <i>The Power List</i>, which features prominent gay men and women with influence in American public culture.<p>The list has featured the likes of Rachel Maddow, Anderson Cooper, and Nate Silver, but most notable is the Alabama …

Nearly Half of Surveyed U.S. Teens Using iPhones, Over One-Third Using iPads

Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster today released the results of his semi-annual survey of U.S. teenagers, finding that iPhone and iPad usage remains strong among the 5,200 teens included in the study. According to the report, 48% of teens now report that they are using iPhones, up from 40% just …

‘iPhone 5S’, cheaper iPhone to come in multiple new colors, July announcement?

According to <i>Macotakara</i>, new colors will be one of the more visible features of Apple’s next-generation iPhone models. According to a new report from the Japanese website, Apple’s iPhone 5 successor, already dubbed by some as the “iPhone 5S,” will come in three additional colors on top of the …

It’s Not Just You: iMessage And FaceTime Have Been Down For An Hour

Having a hard time sending iMessages to friends recently? You’re probably one of those that are affected by the current iMessage and FaceTime outage.<p>Word of the outage quickly spread across Twitter this afternoon that users are experiencing outages with iMessage. A FaceTime outage quickly followed …

48% Of Teens Already Own An iPhone, While 62% Plan To Buy One Next

To stay on top of its prediction game, analyst firm Piper Jaffray’s just finished its 25th bi-annual teen survey to find out what all the cool kids are doing with tech and what do they want next.<p>The survey found that Apple is the most desired tech brand by teens, but Google has made some …

iPhone 5S to Launch in August in Several Different Colors?

Following a research note from Topeka Capital Markets analyst Brian White stating that the iPhone 5S would launch in two or three different sizes, Japanese website <i>Mac Otakara</i> has released a report suggesting that the iPhone 5S will come in five colors, including the original black and white.<p>The …

Apple and Yahoo In Talks Over Deeper iPhone Partnership

<i>The Wall Street Journal</i> is reporting that Apple and Yahoo have been discussing how to integrate Yahoo's services more prominently in iOS, beyond powering the Weather and Stocks apps.<p>Yahoo also provides sports scores to Siri, but Yahoo has significant content deals related to news, sports and …

CalDigit Thunderbolt Station Adds to Growing Ranks of Thunderbolt Docks

Storage maker CalDigit this week announced a new portable dock called the CalDigit Thunderbolt Station, adding to the growing collection of Thunderbolt docks introduced recently from Sonnet, Belkin and Matrox.<p>CalDigit's entry costs $199 and provides users with USB 3.0, Audio In and Out jacks, …

Apple reportedly discussing deeper Yahoo service integration for iOS

It was reported on Tuesday that Apple and Yahoo are reportedly in talks regarding how to better integrate the search company's various services into …

Apple and Yahoo reportedly in talks to build a deeper iOS partnership

Apple is in talks with Yahoo to bring more of the search company's data to the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, reports <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>. Yahoo has long been one of the data providers for iOS devices — the default stocks and weather apps pull data from Yahoo, and Siri uses the company for things …

Apple, Yahoo said to be cozying up for more iOS services

The iPhone and iPad maker is said to be discussing a deeper partnership with Yahoo to get more of its services on iOS devices.<p>The enemy of my enemy is my friend. And in the case of Apple and Yahoo, Google is most definitely <i>that</i> company for the two.<p>So it makes sense that Apple and Yahoo might deepen …

GTA 5 Box Art Revealed, Looks Like Grand Theft Auto

Ad By Carbon Ads<p>Toby Wellington | Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013<p>The box art to, arguably, the year’s most anticipated game has been revealed. Rockstar has …

Apple Slashes Prices On The iPhone 4 And iPhone 4S In Brazil

Despite all its problems with the ‘iPhone’ trademark in Brazil, Apple is trying to get its devices in as many Brazilian hands as possible by slashing prices on the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S.<p>The Online Apple Store in Brazil has just issued some pretty huge price cuts on the iPhone for customers in …

Apple to begin 'iPhone 5S' production this quarter, less expensive iPhone coming later this year

Apple plans to begin production of its next flagship iPhone this quarter, while the company also has a new, less expensive model in the works for …

Apple might release new iPhone this summer, claims WSJ

<i>The Wall Street Journal</i> reports that Apple will start producing a followup to its iPhone 5 in the coming months. According to anonymous sources, the new iPhone will begin production in the second quarter of 2013, possibly setting it for a summer launch. Apple will also apparently be following its …

Apple to Begin Production of Next iPhone This Quarter, Summer Launch Possible

<i>The Wall Street Journal</i> reports that Apple will begin production on the next iPhone this quarter, setting the stage for a potential launch this summer.<p>Apple Inc. plans to begin production of a new iPhone similar in size and shape to its current one in the second quarter of the year, according to …

Apple's limits on ad tracking and what they mean for us

Apple has recently taken steps to stop developers tracking users via unique device identifies (UDID), and in the place provided new Advertising ID …

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Apple Will Begin New iPhone Production In Q2, Launch This Summer [Rumor]

We’ve heard rumors that Apple will unveil the iPhone 5S in June of this year, and it turns out that there might actually be some truth to the rumors.<p><i>The Wall Street Journal</i> reported today that Apple plans to begin production of the next iPhone in Q2 of 2013. The new iPhone will have the same shape …

iOS 7 running behind, Apple pulling Mac OS 10.9 developers to get it delivered?

Some rumblings from Daring Fireball’s John Gruber on a Branch thread this evening point to possible delays in iOS 7 and perhaps subsequently OS 10.9.<p>What I’ve heard: iOS 7 is running behind, and engineers have been pulled from OS X 10.9 to work on it.<p>As he points out, Apple had this …

iOS 7 Is Running Behind As Apple Pulls Engineers Off OS X 10.9 To Finish It [Rumor]

There’s a great discussion unfolding over on Branch between some Apple reporters about the future release date of iOS 7.<p>According to the sources of those involved in the discussion, Jony Ive’s fingerprints will be all over iOS 7, the only problem is it’s taking longer to develop than originally …

iOS 7 Running Behind, Rumored to Have Significant Visual Makeover

In a Branch chat, which at the time of this writing is still going on, <i>Daring Fireball's</i> John Gruber says, according to what he's heard, iOS 7 is running behind schedule and that it will bring a significant user interface (UI) refresh.<p>What I've heard: iOS 7 is running behind, and engineers have been …

Rumor: iOS 7 to see significant overhaul, development running behind schedule

According to the well-connected John Gruber, iOS users will see a difference in the operating system's UI when iOS 7 is released presumably alongside …

More on iOS 7, iPhone 5S, and Apple's plans for 2013

MG Siegler instigated an interesting conversation on Branch today when he wondered out loud about Apple's plans for 2013. I've already posted several …

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iOS 7 reportedly behind schedule, but will come with a new look

Back when we learned that Apple’s VP of industrial design, Jony Ive, would be leading human interface development across the entire company, many hoped it would mean some big changes for iOS, after years of iterations that appeared minor compared with the major overhaul of Android 4.0 and beyond. …

Don't call it OUYA: hands-on with PlayJam's GameStick (video)

The GameStick is the second of two Kickstarter-backed Android-powered game consoles announced in the past 12 months, and its arguably the less visible of the two (the other being OUYA, of course). It's a bit different than the OUYA as well, in terms of both form factor and specs: the GameStick is …

iCloud gets kicked in the Core Data sync -- totally had it coming

iCloud -- specifically the iCloud frameworks for syncing Core Data databases -- has been getting kicked around lately, and by almost all accounts, …

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