Short Video Surfaces of iPhone 5C in Use

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C Technology, a site responsible for many leaks as of late, has posted a new video showing the purported iPhone 5C in use. The video comes a day ahead of Apple’s September media event, at which a low-cost iPhone–dubbed the iPhone 5C–is expected to be announced, as well as the 7th generation iPhone “5S.”

The iPhone 5C has been heavily leaked, with another video and many photos showing packaged and open units in the device’s variety of colors. If you’re avoiding spoilers for tomorrow’s event it’s probably already too late, but it goes without saying that you probably shouldn’t watch the below video if you want to be stunned when Apple takes the stage. (more…)

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Photos of Low-Cost iPhone Logic Board Surface

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It may be somewhat pointless that this is even hitting the Apple rumor mill (considering Apple’s keynote is tomorrow), but new photos of alleged low-cost iPhone logic boards have surfaced this morning. The latest leak shows the part completely assembled, but unfortunately with a shielding piece in place that keeps most chips and components out of sight. The first set, embedded above, comes via C Technology. (more…)

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9to5Mac: OS X Mavericks is Coming in Late October

MavericksMark Gurman of 9to5Mac reports that Apple’s ninth version of its Mac operating system, known as OS X Mavericks, or 10.9 will be released by the end of October. 10.9, which includes Apple maps and iBooks integration and several new power user enhancements, was first shown of June of this year at WWDC13. Mavericks has been in beta since then and Apple has seeded at least 7 developer previews of its new operating system. Gurman, who has been reputable in the past, reports that Apple is focusing on launching the redesigned iOS 7 as early as possible. (more…)

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Rumor: iPhone 5S Could Support LTE Advanced

iPhone 5 twoWhile carriers across the United States and worldwide are still focusing on expanding their LTE networks, the world of technology continues to evolve. With that comes LTE Advanced, otherwise known as LTE-A, which theoretically offers up to 3 Gbps download and 1.5 Gbps upload speeds. LTE-A is already available in parts of Russia, while AT&T plans to roll out the technology in the second half of this year.

I’m sure that this new standard will be blazing fast, after carriers implement it, but we will also need smartphones that are compatible first. We’ve already heard that Samsung has plans to release a Galaxy S4 LTE Advanced model, and German carrier Deutsche Telekom now hints that the iPhone 5S could have LTE-A support too.  (more…)

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Oops: It Looks Like Google Just Leaked the Nexus 5

Oops: It Looks Like Google Just Leaked the Nexus 5

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Google can’t keep its upcoming smartphones under wraps as of late. A few months ago, Google chairman Eric Schmidt was caught using a Moto X — merely a rumor at the time – during a tech conference in Idaho. Now, in a new video ad promoting the latest Android 4.4 KitKat version, one frame — at about 38 seconds in — shows a man capturing a photo with an unfamiliar looking Nexus smartphone.

The mysterious handset appears to be noticeably larger than the Nexus 4, which means that this could be a first look at the next-generation Nexus 5 with a 5.2-inch screen. The device also has a larger camera lens, which lines up with Google executive Vic Gundotra’s promise to make Nexus devices with insanely great cameras. The handset is expected to launch in the fourth quarter.

 

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Report: Nexus 5 is Incoming

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Google ignited a frenzy when it slashed the off-contract price of its Nexus 4 smartphone to just $199, the same amount it costs for most leading smartphones on a new two-year service agreement. The 8 GB Nexus 4 is currently sold out on the Play Store, as a result, with only the 16 GB model remaining for $249.

Interestingly, it appears that the price drop could have been done intentionally as a clearance sale ahead of the next-generation Nexus 5. Google confirmed to The Verge that it has no plans to restock the cheaper model, and Droid Life claims that the next Nexus phone will arrive towards late October.  (more…)

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Report: Apple to Unveil New iPad on September 10th

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While it has been all but confirmed that Apple will be holding a September 10th media event to unveil its next-generation iPhone, it appears that a new iPad could also be in store. Bloomberg briefly mentioned in a report about an Apple Store opening in Tokyo that Apple would be introducing new versions of both the iPhone and iPad at the event next month, corroborating the same claim it made last week.

Apple, based in Cupertino, California, plans to introduce new versions of its phone and tablet at a Sept. 10 event, a person familiar with the matter has said, and the company promised “several more game changers” in the product pipeline as it tries to fend off Samsung Electronics Co. and Chinese makers selling cheaper handsets.

The fifth-generation iPad is expected to have a thinner bezel akin to the iPad mini, alongside improvements to hardware specifications, and is rumored to be the only tablet that Apple launches during this calendar year. An updated iPad mini with Retina display is not expected until March or April of 2014, although reports have been mixed about the smaller 7.9-inch tablet.

[Bloomberg via MacRumors]

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Samsung to Launch 5.7-Inch Galaxy Note III Next Week at IFA Berlin

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Samsung will introduce its highly-anticipated Galaxy Note III smartphone at IFA Berlin on September 4th, a senior company executive confirmed with The Korea Times. The device will launch alongside the Galaxy Gear wearable smart watch, which is expected to beat Apple’s long-rumored iWatch to the market.

The purported hardware specifications for the Galaxy Note III include a 5.7-inch display, 2.3 GHz Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor and 3 GB RAM. The smartphone will run Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, and leaked photos reveal that the bezel of the device appears to remain polycarbonate plastic.

[Korea Times via BGR]

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iPhone 5S to be “31% Faster,” Includes a Motion Tracking Chip

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Clayton Morris, a FOX news anchor, has received word that the iPhone 5S is to be 31% faster than the current iPhone 5′s dual-core A6 chip. There are rumors suggesting that Apple will call this new processor the “A7,” which will be unveiled on September 10th, possibly alongside the iPhone 5C.

Morris does have an acceptable track record at reporting on Apple rumors, especially prior to the WWDC 2012 keynote. At the time, Clay predicted that Apple would announce two new applications as part of iOS 6. This included the new Maps as well as “Organize” which turned out to be Passbook.  (more…)

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