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NFC chip for next-generation iPhone 5 revealed?

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Cell Phones, Rumors

iPhone 5 NFC

The next-generation iPhone 5 leaks continue, this time seemingly revealing a built-in NFC module. NFC code has been found in iPhone prototypes, and Apple has even patented its method for including NFC into a future iPhone--and it just so happens that the patents and the location of this new chip match up perfectly (the top-left corner of the front of the device.) At the iOS 6 reveal, Apple showed off its Passbook digital wallet app. Since then, many have commented that NFC might be the perfect companion to Passbook. We'll find out on September 12.

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Next-generation iPhone to be announced September 12, iPad mini in October?

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Cell Phones, Handhelds, Rumors

Apple mini ipad 2012

For the past few weeks, we figured that Apple would be unveiling both its next-generation iPhone 5 as well as a 7.85-inch iPad at the same event on September 12. We thought it made sense that the company would introduce its new iOS devices all at once, but Daring Fireball's John Gruber theorized that a simultaneous unveiling might not be in the cards because then the two devices would steal each other's thunder, so to speak.

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Purported iPhone 5 parts leak out of China

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Cell Phones, Rumors

iPhone 5 parts

Apple continues to be unable to keep information on the next-generation iPhone under wraps, as more purported iPhone 5 parts have leaks out of China. If real, the parts confirm the news of both a small home button, centered FaceTime camera, larger display, and nano-SIM card tray.

It won't be long before these things are confirmed, and proved to be false, as Apple is set to debut the new iPhone on September 12, with a September 21st launch following soon thereafter.

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iOS 6 can scale to 1136 x 640, the expected display resolution of the next iPhone

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Cell Phones, Rumors, Software

iOS 6 extra icon row

We've been covering the rumors of what the next-generation iPhone 5 will look like since the iPhone 4S launched. At this point we're pretty certain that users can expect a redesigned iPhone with a longer display based on leaked hardware components. Today, we also have further proof stemming from the software side of things. 9to5Mac took the latest iOS 6 beta and was able to run it in the iOS Simulator software at 1136 x 640 resolution. The result? iOS 6 automatically added a fifth row of app icons to the home screen.

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Apple set to release next iPhone on September 21

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Cell Phones, Handhelds, Rumors

New iPhone 5

After iMore broke the news that sources indicated that Apple would announce the next iPhone on September 12 with the launch of the device happening nine days later on the 21st, more outlets have independently confirmed the scoop. Publications that have chimed in include The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, All Things D, and even Jim Dalrymple at The Loop (he's likely the most trustworthy of the bunch.) This means that interested iPhone buyers have just six weeks to wait until Apple announces its next flagship product, and one more week on top of that to get their hands on it.

Gallery: iPhone 5 3D renders

The design of the next iPhone has likely leaked multiple times, and is expected to feature a taller 4-inch display, two-toned rear casing, built-in NFC, and other improvements, including a new, smaller dock connector.


Next iPhone to be announced September 12, released on September 21?

Apple iPhone 2012

It's the time of year where Apple fans wait with bated breath for the next iPhone release, and iMore has rumors of when we can expect to see the iPhone 5 (or whatever Apple ends up calling it) make its debut.

According to the site, Apple will hold the press conference keynote on Wednesday, September 12. The new iPhone will be shown off in all its glory to the press on that day, and should then go on sale nine days later on Friday, September 21.

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Apple’s OS X Mountain Lion to be released tomorrow?

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, PC / Laptop, Rumors, Software

OS X Mountain Lion release

Apple will be reporting its third-quarter fiscal year 2012 earnings call later today, and many are speculating that part of that call will be the announcement of the OS X Mountain Lion release date. In fact, last year Lion's release date was announced during the earnings call, and it debuted the following day. Apple has promised that Mountain Lion would be released this month, and we've got a week left. If we had to bet, we'll see Apple's next major operating system launch tomorrow. Mountain Lion will be available on the Mac App Store for $19.99, and the Golden Master was released to developers recently.


WSJ: Next iPhone to incorporate in-cell technology for thinner display

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Cell Phones, Displays, Rumors

iPhone 5 in-cell

This morning The Wall Street Journal published a story focusing on the screen of the upcoming next-generation iPhone. According to sources, Apple will be switching to "in-cell technology," using panels from LG, Display Inc., and Sharp. The advantage of in-cell displays over the current capacitive touchscreens is that it removes the top touch layer that you find on the device, making them thinner and lighter. This can result in a display that is half a millimeter thinner. Apple is notoriously picky about the thinness of its products, and anything that can help shave off a bit of width is likely something the company would at least consider.

Read More | WSJ

iOS 6 beta 3 to be released today?

iOS 6 beta 3 french

If the image above is correct, it looks like Apple is set to release iOS 6 beta 3 to developers any minute now. It usually takes a while to propagate to all the servers across the world, but if you're an iOS dev, chances are that you'll likely be seeing an over-the-air update pushed to your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices that are running the current beta. Once we see it on our end, we'll let you know.


Apple set to bring back horizontal iPod nano design with iOS-style home button?

iPod nano home button

Macotakara is reporting that Apple is set to redesign is iPod nano line, getting rid of the small clip form factor in favor of a more traditional horizontal design. The next iPod nano will purportedly also be about 1/4 shorter than the previous horizontal design, and will also feature a home button, similar to what's found on iOS devices like the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.

Read More | Macotakara

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