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5 things you had no idea your iPhone could do

Every major iPhone update ushers in new features. Here are some under-the-radar tips that you might have missed.<p>Did you know that your cherished iPhone hides secrets from you? That's right, a simple nod of the noggin could shift the way you use this precious gadget.<p>Apple's iPhone is a revolutionary …

Paper For iPad Updated With Pencil Stylus Features As Preorders Begin Shipping

A couple of weeks ago, FiftyThree started accepting preorders for its new Pencil stylus. Pencil is designed specifically for FiftyThree’s Paper drawing app. The simplistic stylus connects over Bluetooth via on-screen paring in the Paper app and has features like palm rejection, blending, and quick …

Apple Reportedly Developing iPhones with Large Curved Screens for 2014, Enhanced Touch Sensors for Later Models

Apple is developing two next-generation iPhones with larger, curved glass screens set for release late next year, reports <i>Bloomberg</i>. The new iPhones will feature displays at 4.7 and 5.5 inches, with the report also claiming that Apple is working on enhanced touch sensors that incorporate pressure …

Apple to hold next iPad and Mac event on October 22, 2013

Apple will hold their next iPad and Mac event on Tuesday, October 22. That's according to John Paczkowski of the Wall Street Journal and fits with …

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Retina-equipped iPad Mini faces delays, says report

The rumored tablet will only be available in limited supply this year, according to Apple suppliers cited by Reuters.<p>Apple's plans to offer an iPad Mini with a Retina display could be in jeopardy, according to a new report.<p>The company has only recently asked its supply chain to start producing an …

Opera unveils Coast, a new web browser purpose-built for iPad and iPad mini

Opera's no stranger to the mobile web, as it's been building browsers for phones and tablets for years. Today, however, it's revealing an all-new window to the web called Coast. Coast's been constructed specifically for the iPad and seeks to make browsing the internet feel the same as using an app. …

Thinner iPad, Retina iPad Mini now expected this year

Both of Apple's flagship iPads are set for a big refresh later this year, according to a new report.<p>As Apple's plans forits "very busy fall"continue to take shape, the rumors are coming hot and heavy.<p>The latest: a complete revamp of the iPad line by Apple in the last three months of this year. …

New iOS 7 Beta Brings iPad Support

Apple has seeded the second iOS 7 beta to developers and that beta now includes an iPad version.<p>When iOS 7 was revealed onstage at WWDC earlier this …

The Best Features Of iOS 7

Users of Apple’s iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices got their first look at the company’s newest operating system, iOS 7, earlier today. Not only has Apple given iOS an entirely new look and feel, courtesy of head designer Jonathan Ive, but it has also revealed a revamped suite of core apps like …

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Square Stand turns your iPad into a cash register, on pre-order for $299

Square just announced a new product meant to replace traditional point-of-service systems: the aptly named Square Stand. The hardware turns an iPad (2 or 3; support for the Lightning connector is coming later this year) into an all-in-one POS with an integrated card reader that accepts cash, …

Meet The Guy Who Takes Beautiful Pictures Of iPhones For Apple

The Verge's Michael Shane recently sat down with Belanger to learn more about his photography process.<p>Belanger got his start as a freelance photographer for agencies that had Apple accounts. A lot of the designers and producers from those agencies eventually started working internally at Apple, and …

More Proof The iPad Has Killed The PC

To anyone who has been paying attention to the dismal plunge in PC sales, this should serve as further proof that we are firmly in the post-PC age: tablet shipments will outnumber laptop shipments for the first time ever in 2013. Not bad for a category that was launched by a gadget that PC makers …

iPad Mini With Retina Display Screen Production To Start In June Or July, NPD DisplaySearch Says

The iPad mini is quickly becoming a key component of Apple’s product lineup, and according to some sources, might even be the best-selling tablet Apple makes at this point. The smaller tablet hit shelves in early November last year, and likely had a huge impact on Apple’s record tablet sales last …

The iPhone Is About To Get A 'Radical' Post-Steve Jobs Look, And It Could Be 'Unsettling'

Gurman, a reporter for 9to5Mac, has an excellent track recording reporting Apple news before anyone else on the Internet.<p>He says the new operating system is code-named "Innsbruck" inside Apple.<p>Right now, iOS icons and graphics have a glossy, reflective look to them. If you look at your lock screen …

AppShopper Returns to the App Store With 'AppShopper Social' for iOS

Back in September 2010, our sister site AppShopper launched a dedicated iOS app offering users easy access to app-tracking features such as updates and price changes. But after two years on the App Store, Apple removed <i>AppShopper</i> in late 2012, citing a rule against apps that could be confused with …

Volkswagen iBeetle integrates the iPhone through a dock, an app... and that's it

Many see Apple and Volkswagen as two peas in a pod given their similar marketing, even if previous talk of collaborations amounted to little more than speculation. That purported dream team will soon become real through the iBeetle, an adaptation of the modern VW Bug designed with a little help …

5 Things Apple Needs To Fix In iOS, OS X And iCloud

How times have changed.<p>Not that long ago I used to spend the majority of my working day in front of a Windows system, be it a desktop, notebook, or even the odd tablet or netbook. But nowadays much of my ‘computer time’ is spent in front of products emblazoned with a half-bitten apple.<p>The shift …

iPad Mini Shipments Are Expected To Drop 20%-30% This Quarter, Says DigiTimes

DigiTimes is a Taiwanese paper that reports a lot of gossip from the technology supply chain. Sometimes it's accurate, sometimes it's inaccurate.<p>The drop in iPad Mini shipments is due to weak demand, says DigiTimes. However, it also says the weak demand is due to people waiting for the next …

Here's What The Next iPad Will Look Like According To A Bunch Of Case Makers

Apple's next iPad is going to look like a bigger version of the iPad Mini, according to companies that make iPad cases.<p>There are a lot of cases for the next iPad available on Chinese e-commerce site Alibaba, notes TechCrunch. This is despite the fact that Apple hasn't even hinted that it's close to …

Next iPhone, iPad Mini said to face delays over new tech

The next major versions of two of Apple's key products are said to face delays as the company scrambles to add new security and display technologies.<p>In a note to investors this morning, summarized over at Apple Insider, KGI Securities analyst Ming-chi Kuo said the next iPhone is being held up by …

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Report claims iPhone 5S coming in multiple colors this summer

The next-generation iPhone, believed to be the iPhone 5S, is widely expected to land sometime this summer. This, despite the fact that the iPhone 5 …

‘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 …

Apple May Start iPad 5 Production in July

We may see a brand new iPad in just a few months.<p><i>DigiTimes</i> reports that production for the next-generation tablet will begin between July and August …

Curved-glass iPhone concept, not very functional

I take it you recall a recent concept render showcasing what a colorized budget iPhone might look like? You know, the one envisioning a super nice …

Hospital Uses iPads to Help Mom Bond With Baby

A lot of bonding takes place between a new mother and her newborn in the days immediately after birth. There's nothing quite as wonderful as the …

U.S. Patent Office withdraws refusal of iPad Mini trademark

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has withdrawn its objections to an application from Apple seeking to trademark the iPad Mini name.<p>Apple should now be able to win custody of the "iPad Mini" trademark as long as it adds a disclaimer to its application.<p>In a letter apparently sent to Apple last …

Apple Makes Its Online Store More Friendly With Touch-Based Devices

Apple’s online store has never really been suited to mobile devices. Sure, there’s the Apple Store app for the iPhone, but navigating to the actual website on iOS isn’t the best experience. On the iPhone, the desktop site is squeezed into a narrow, 4-inch display. You have to zoom in to actually …