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2.5-Inch iWatch Concept With Curved, Rectangular Display Demoed in New Video

Two weeks ago, <i>Reuters</i> released a report suggesting the iWatch's screen might measure in at 2.5-inches diagonally. The rumor came as a bit of a shock, because previous reports had all pointed towards a device with a much smaller display, in the range of 1.3 to 1.7 inches.<p>Previous concept images and …

iPhone 6 Physical Mockup Allegedly Based on Real Machine Schematics Surfaces

A new physical mockup claiming to be based on real iPhone 6 machine schematics from supply chain sources has surfaced on Chinese technology blog <i>86Digi</i> (via <i>Nowhereelse.fr</i>, Google Translate).<p>The physical mockup shows the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 as a 6 mm thin device featuring rounded corners and various …

Did Apple Maps Just Prove The Existence Of The Loch Ness Monster?

First unveiled in iOS 6, Apple Maps has been known to distort reality before, but can it conjure a mythical prehistoric beast from the waters of Loch Ness?<p>Cryptozoologists are saying yes. They are claiming that Apple Maps has finally located the elusive Loch Ness Monster!<p>According to experts at the …

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iWatch cost could be subsidized by health insurers, analyst suggests

(iWatch concept by Todd Hamilton)<p>Apple could be planning to subsidize the cost of its upcoming wearable product through health insurers, Cowan & Co. analyst Timothy Arcuri speculates.<p>“We continue to believe it is possible the product (iWatch) is backstopped by some sort of insurance subsidization …

Steve Jobs in 2010 on Apple TV’s future: Magic Wand, apps, Web browser

An interesting email chain between Steve Jobs and various Apple executives has surfaced via court records for the latest spat between Apple and Samsung. Our earlier article on the matter detailed some parts of the email in which Jobs revealed roadmap plans for 2011 and some of 2012. The discussions …

Apple’s Brave New Fitness World

If you believe the rumors, Apple plans to enter the health and fitness world later this year with its Healthbook app. But what other hardware is the company developing?<p>To answer this question, we went digging through the patents Apple has filed over the last few years. Right now, these concepts …

Wearable Tech

iWatch Concept

There’s still no confirmation that Apple is working on an iOS-powered wristband, but that hasn’t stopped us from wondering what one might actually …

Here’s How Apple Thinks You Use Your iPad. Now Here’s How You Actually Use It [Humor]

As with many of Apple’s more prosaic advertisements lately, Apple’s recent <i>Dead Poet’s Society</i> inspired ad for the iPad Air and iPad mini, “What will your verse be?”, has alternately been praised and ridiculed by critics who were either touched or wanted to barf at the idea that buying an iPad is …

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New iWatch concept iterates on Nike Fuel Band-style design

Last October we showed you an impressive iWatch concept based on Nike’s Fuel Band device. The mockup was quite impressive as it appears modern and sleek and mirrors a design Apple could produce, but commenters were quick to point out the orientation of the display wasn’t fit for primetime.<p>UI …

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Jimmy Fallon scrambles to hide his MacBook during Bill Gates interview (Video)

Bill Gates stopped by Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last night to talk about his various charitable endeavours and to promote the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s annual letter published today. Despite the serious subject matter, Jimmy still managed to squeeze in a few laughs including apologizing …

The Best And Worst Gadgets Of 2013

2013 was a heady year: a time of hope; a time for sadness; a time for twerking; and a time for doge.<p>But it was also a time for gadgets. As we wait for 2013 to come to a close and hope for brighter things for the year to come, here’s a look at the gadgets we loved, the ones we hated, and the ones …

Apple Reportedly Launching Larger iPad in October 2014, Larger iPhone in May 2014

Following a report last month stating that Apple supplier Quanta Computer had landed the contract to mass-produce a larger-sized iPad for late 2014, <i>Digitimes</i> is reporting that the 12.9-inch tablet will be released in October 2014 and will target North America's educational market. Apple is also …

Siri Photo Search System Detailed in New Apple Patent

Siri may be able to search through and tag user photos in the future, according to a new Apple patent application published today by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (via <i>AppleInsider</i>). Entitled "Voice-based Image Tagging and Searching," the application describes a system allowing …

You Won’t Believe How Beautiful & Revolutionary A Curved Apple HDTV Could Be [Gallery]

In the Mac space, Dutch designer Martin Hajek is the crown prince of concepts, having done some of the most realistic and jawdropping renders we’ve ever seen for the iWatch, Mac Pro, iPhone 6 and more.<p>One product concept we thought Hajek bit the pooch on a little, though, was his idea of what an …

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Nokia tries teasing iPad users over lack of keyboard, fails miserably

It’ll come as no surprise that Nokia and its friends at Microsoft love to take cheap shots at the iPad and Apple products in general. This time around, a gentleman who just picked up a new tablet for working on the go visits friends at the coffee shop and shows off his new purchase…<p>As is the usual …

Apple To Make iWatch In Larger Size For Men, Smaller For Women [Rumor]

While everyone seems certain that Apple is working on some sort of wearable, exact details on the mysterious ‘iWatch’ remain allusive. Publications like <i>The New York Times</i> have said Apple is working on a watch with a curved glass display, and Tim Cook has hinted that the wrist is “profoundly …

Wearable Tech

Buckle Up: Apple’s Next 3 Years Will Be Insane

In the past three years, Apple has dared to be dull.<p>During Apple’s best years, between 2007 and 2010, Apple introduced the first iPhone and the first iPad, two world-changing products that now define the company (and bring in most of its revenue). These products, along with their touch interfaces …

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Ghosts of Nexus past: Nexus 5 vs Nexus 4 vs Galaxy Nexus vs Nexus S vs Nexus One (video)

A video comparison between all the Nexus smartphones made to date shows how far Nexus performance has come, but also reveals the improvements and optimizations in Android from Nexus One to Nexus 5.<p>It’s not exactly fair to compare later 2013 flagships to much older Nexus devices – the Nexus One was …

Android News

Siri Makes Another Hilarious Appearance On The Simpsons [Video]

The creators of <i>The Simpsons</i> love poking light-hearted fun at Apple and its devices, so when Siri made another guest appearance alongside our favorite animated family this weekend, she was never going to be on her best form. But that’s okay, because as you’ll see in the clip below, it makes for an …

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The Complete Evolution Of The Apple Logo [GIF]

Apple has become a master at taking a product and refining it to perfection. The iMac, the MacBook, and now the iPad and iPhone have all went through a series of small changes over their existence, but one product Apple hasn’t changed that much is its logo. After quickly dropping that Isaac Newton …

App Store Promo Suggests Redesigned 'Remote' App Coming Soon

A promotion occasionally visible on the Colombian App Store suggests Apple will soon be releasing an updated version of the <i>Remote</i> app that allows control of Apple TV and Mac/PC iTunes installations from iOS devices, complete with an iOS 7 redesign.<p>It's not the first hint that Apple has a redesign …

You’ll Never Guess What Apple Employees Internally Nicknamed The Gold iPhone 5s

And now you know. That’s right, it is being reported that Apple employees internally nicknamed the gold iPhone 5s “The Kardashian Phone” during production.<p>New York Times reporter Nick Bilton first tweeted the revelation, saying he heard it from a source at Apple. TechCrunch then followed up with …

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Apple event predictions from KGI: Thinner, lighter A7X iPad 5 w/improved cam but no gold or TouchID. Also A7 iPad Mini w/Retina, Haswell MacBook Pros

In a report issued this morning, KGI’s Mingchi Kuo has listed predictions for the October 22nd event to be held at the Yerba Beuna center for the Arts. Clearly, iPads will be front and center, with the thinner, lighter iPad 5 headlining the event. Kuo predicts a slimmer iPad 5 with 20% lighter …

Apple will announce next generation iPads at October 22nd event

According to a report from <i>AllThingsD</i>, Apple will debut the next generation of iPad hardware at a media event on October 22.<p>People familiar with Apple’s plans tell AllThingsD that the company will hold its next invitation-only event on Tuesday October 22. The focal point of the gathering will the …

Will the Mac go touch? Unlikely, but here’s what a 32″ 4K IGZO Touch Mac looks like

It looks like Sharp is planning full support for OS X in its upcoming 32-inch 4K IGZO touchscreen LCD LED monitor (PN-K322B) expected to launch in the US this fall. Sharp previously announced the 36 mm thin 4K panel with pen support in July, but Macotakara.jp snapped the photo above of Sharp …

The Apple team behind the original iPhone recalls its stressful, terrifying development

One day before the anniversary of Steve Jobs' death, <i>The New York Times Magazine</i> has published a captivating recollection of the terrifyingly stressful two-year development of the first iPhone. The piece is an excerpt from journalist Fred Vogelstein's upcoming book, <i>Dogfight: How Apple and Google</i> …