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Why we love the iPhone 5!

We here at Android Authority have just had an epiphany. We have finally realized that we do like the iPhone 5, why? you might ask.<p>Because it’s fun to break!<p>Happy April Fools’ Day<p>from your friends at Android Authority

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Apple’s iWatch Is Actually Just A Wrist Band That Attaches To Your iPhone, iPad

The much-rumored Apple iWatch isn’t as exciting as you might have thought.<p>We’ve heard rumors of flexible displays and Siri integration, but it appears that Apple’s iWatch is actually just a band meant to connect with the Apple device of your choice.<p>According to this leaked video, which uses …

Apple begins seeding first OS X 10.8.4 beta to testers, developers

Apple has begun seeding its next OS X Mountain Lion update, OS X 10.8.4, to AppleSeed testers. Apple will likely begin seeding this to registered OS X developers soon…<p>Apple does not specify what the update includes, but it is likely focused on bug fixes and performance improvements like most OS X …

AT&T to Launch ‘HD Voice’ Support for iPhone 5 and Other Smartphones Later This Year

Alongside T-Mobile’s announcement that they will finally begin offering the iPhone with their new no-contract plans, T-Mobile also became the first …

Here's an iPad mini knockoff with a phone function

Apple seems to have hit the screen size limit with the iPhone 5’s four-inch diagonal screen squeezed into a taller package. That’s not stopping the iPad mini from being one of Apple’s more popular devices, eating into the full-sized iPad sales, though. But it’s still a tablet and not a phone. What …

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Apple patents way to show info to callers on hold

Callers placed on hold could see anything from local news and weather reports to details about the person being called.<p>Waiting on hold may not be so dull if a newly patented Apple technology ever ends up a reality.<p>Granted to Apple today by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, a patent called …

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Apple’s Next Two iPhones Reportedly ‘Already Designed’ Under Steve Jobs’ Supervision

Those of you that may be concerned about the future of the iPhone now that Steve Jobs is no longer at the helm may yet have something to look forward …

Apple Is Preparing Such Big Changes To The iPhone Software That Engineers Are Using Special Filters To Hide Their Screens

He says the "word on the street" is that engineers inside Apple who are authorized to carry around new iPhones have a filter on their screen so that the side viewing angles are diminished. (Think about one of those filters people put on their desktop screens at work.)<p>The filter on the iPhone screen …

iOS

Rovio to Bring Facebook Game 'Angry Birds Friends' to iOS

Rovio today announced plans to bring social Facebook game Angry Birds Friends to the iPad and the iPhone. Angry Birds Friends merges classic Angry Birds gameplay with Facebook-integrated social features like weekly tournaments and score sharing.<p>Pop some piggies with your friends wherever you are! …

Check Out Cellular Data Coverage In Advance With 'Coverage?' For iOS

In all the fuss of 4G launches, LTE coverage, and handsets defaulting back to HSPA+42, finding answers to simple questions such as ‘will I get coverage?’ is a challenge in itself. But as the marketing slogan says, ‘there’s an app for that.’<p>Recently updated with T-Mobile’s LTE and 1900 mHz 3G …

Apple's bounce-back patent receives 'final' rejection from US patent office

The patent is far from dead, but we're getting a much better understanding of the arguments for and against its validity<p>Apple received some bad news last Friday regarding its infamous bounce-back patent, US 7,469,381. That's one of the technical utility patents Samsung was found to infringe at …

60-inch Apple TV to come out later this year

60-inch Apple TV will sell for $1,500 to $2,000, analyst says. The 60-inch Apple TV will also have wireless 'mini-iTVs' that can receive video around …

Apple’s iMessage Encryption “Impossible To Intercept” For Surveillance Purposes, Claims DEA Report

Apple’s iMessage text messaging replacement and chat service has frustrated U.S. federal agents looking to get access to suspect communications, a new report from CNET reveals. According to government documents obtained by the news source, iMessage and its encryption are not vulnerable to existing …

Apple Patents A Convertible MacBook Design, And Street View Navigation That Can Go Inside Buildings

A couple of new Apple patent applications published today (via AppleInsider) show how the company might be thinking about competing with recent innovations from other big tech companies with similar, but different designs. The first is a filing that describes a convertible MacBook design, with a …

Apple's iMessage encryption hindering DEA's ability to wiretap suspects

A leaked document from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has revealed Apple's iMessage service is hindering its ability to eavesdrop on drug suspects' communications. Obtained by <i>CNET</i>, the DEA's intelligence note — titled 'Apple's iMessages: A Challenge For DEA Intercept' — highlights that …

Apple aims to outdo Google's Street View

A newly published patent application from Apple envisions a panoramic navigation system similar to Street View but with one distinct advantage.<p>Apple may be eyeing its own "Street View" type navigation system and one that offers a key benefit over Google's version.<p>Published today by the U.S. Patent …

Augmented Reality

Apple's Spaceship HQ Is Getting a Downgrade From Absurd to Just Plain Extravagant

Back in 2011, when Steve Jobs announced his plans to build a spaceship-like Cupertino HQ for Apple, we all knew it was going to be one ridiculously …

For labels, Apple's iRadio deal could be sweeter than Pandora

Apple is close to a deal with two major music labels to bring to life its streaming-music service, which could pay labels better than Pandora does.<p>Apple is close to striking a streaming deal with two of the major music labels that could end up far sweeter for the music industry than what the labels …

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Apple Close to Signing ‘iRadio’ Deal With 2 Record Labels

CNET is reporting that Apple is close to signing a deal with both Warner Music and Universal Music Group for its rumored ‘iRadio’ music streaming …

Apple says VPN changes coming in iOS thanks to VirnetX verdict

The changes will be distributed as part of an iOS update later this month.<p>Apple has been forced to change how iOS devices use VPN following a $368.2 …

Apple to develop digital wallet in next year or two, says analyst

The iPhone maker may tap into NFC or a different technology to cook up a digital wallet for iOS users, says analyst Gene Munster.<p>Apple may finally step its toes into the digital wallet world over the next year or two, forecasts Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster.<p>The analyst believes a payment …

FinTech

iOS 7 Concept Features Widgets, New Lock Screen, Mission Control and More

Earlier this week, a number of Apple-focused bloggers claimed iOS 7 was running behind schedule and that it would bring a significant user interface refresh.<p>Designer F. Bianco has posted a set of images to Flickr with some interesting thoughts on what useful changes Apple could make to iOS 7 to …

Apple extends lead over Samsung, HTC in U.S. ahead of Galaxy S 4, HTC One launches

Apple is picking up more steam in the U.S. market, grabbing 38.9 percent rival Samsung’s 21.3 percent, according to data released Thursday by comScore.<p>The new statistics cover a three-month period ending in February and set up the next round of smartphone battles between the country’s top …

German court invalidates Apple’s slide-to-unlock patent

A German court has ruled that all claims for Apple’s slide-to-unlock patent have been found to be invalid. The ruling was made in Germany’s federal …

Judiciary

Apple Pulls iOS App Discovery Service AppGratis From App Store

Apple pulled discovery service and daily deal app AppGratis from the App Store. So far, AppGratis is not communicating on the issue and users can only speculate about what the issue is. Sometimes, Apple pulls an app because its latest update crashes or because the app uses a private API. Then, the …

Here Are Some Changes Apple Should Make To The iPhone's Software

Apple is preparing the next version of iOS, the software use on iPhones and iPads.<p>A lot of people believe Apple needs to change the look and feel of iOS as well as the way iOS works. Someone posted a video to YouTube with a concept video for iOS, addressing the latter problem.<p>One of the biggest …