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What Is Apple Hiding Within Its Coding?

It has been speculated that iMessage may soon be added to OSX either as a separate program or integrated somehow into the existing iChat program, although just a rumor the arrival of this coding does suggest Apple is working on something.

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A Beautiful Dream Of An Apple iTV

The news of the device has sparked the imaginations of many, including Guilherme M. Schasiepen who has created a fantastic concept design for what he believes an Apple Television should look like. The concept is named the “iTV” and features a super-thin, minimalistic styling that is decisively Apple-esque. According to the concept the device would offer abilities such as Siri Voice Control, multi-touch, FaceTime HD, AirPlay, and no-glasses 3D technology.

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Apple Acquires C3: 3D Mapping For iOS 6?

Last year it was rumored that Apple acquired C3 Technologies, an advanced 3D mapping company. Perhaps you use Google maps and their 3D map modules which is available exclusively on Android OS. Since Google does not willingly give this technology to iOS devices.

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Apple iOS 5 Gets Semi-Tethered Jailbreak Solution

There is a distinct difference between a tethered and an untethered jailbreak for iDevices. With the former, you get stuck at the Apple logo every time that you reboot your iPhone or iPad unless you plug it back into a PC. That’s not the case with an untethered jailbreak. So, what exactly is a “semi-tethered” jailbreak then?

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Siri Ported to iPhone 4, Apple Blocking Devices?

It has been 18 since Apple ventured into the handheld electronics world. They kicked it off with devices like the Newton Message Pad and now we have the advanced iPhone 4 with iOS 5. You can do almost anything on your smartphone these days and the advent of smartphones like Android devices and iPhone iterations, and most recently tablets have spelled the demise of the PDA.

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Cards App for iPhone and iPod Touch Announced by Apple

Apple has something in store for you so there is no need to worry. On Tuesday, the company unveiled one of its newest apps, Cards during a media event. Cards is an official Apple product that lets you send greeting cards to your relatives and loved ones all around the world.

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Apple iPhone 5 launch date set for October 14?

The media invitation specifically says, “Let’s talk iPhone,” so at least that’s a certain level of confirmation for us. The assumption is that iOS 5 and iCloud will be discussed at the same event, finally putting months of rumors, leaks, and hearsay to rest.

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iPhone 4 pimped with glowing Apple mod

From the British iDevice repair service iPatch comes the new iPhone 4 mod, which sets your phone’s Apple logo aglow whenever the screen lights up. This is very much similar to the MacBook logo which also lights up when opened. According to the director of iPatch, Andy Smith, the new feature is a “complete secret” and “very tricky to replicate.” He also added that it is impossible to imitate at home unless you have special equipment.

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Apple iPad 2 gets inductive charging with iPort LaunchPort

Port LaunchPort inductive charger for the iPad 2 has been announced and it’s looking simplistically sweet. Like other inductive charging solutions, you don’t need a physical cable to connect to your iPad in order to top up its battery. Instead, you simply place it on the charging base and it will magnetically align, juicing up that battery with no wires attached.

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Comex gets internship at Apple

Nicholas Allegra, known as Comex to the iPhone world, will be starting an internship with Apple in early September. Comex announced on Twitterthat he will start the internship “the week after next.” He gained notoriety last year when he released a web-based JailbreakMe exploit for the iPhone 4 while a member of the iPhone Dev Team.

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Steve Jobs says iResign, steps down as Apple CEO

We all knew this day was coming eventually, but it’s always still a surprise when it finally arrives. No, this is not a rumor. Steve Jobs has officially resigned from the position of Apple CEO. He sent out an official letter to the “Apple Community” and this letter is copied below.

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Apple gears up for an early 2012 launch of iPad 3 tablet

Apparently, Apple has started to order some of the key components from suppliers in Asia for development and production of the iPad3. These include sourcing parts like the chips and display panels. With an “early 2012” release window rumored, the iPad 3 will reportedly get quadruple the resolution of the current iPad 2, bumping up to 2048×1536.

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Leaked iPhone 5 pic is fake, but Apple might reuse iPhone 4 camera

Earlier today we were told that the leaked picture above was the battery and the camera module of the iPhone 5. Internal components like these may not be too exciting to most, but they do reveal something quite interesting. Now it’s been revealed by Kyle Wiens from iFixit that the photo is actually of an iPhone 4 module, not the iPhone 5, and was recognized as such by the iPhone 4 upon connection and usage. Still, Apple could be using the same camera for the iPhone 5.

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South Korea Prepping for Major Class Action Lawsuit Against Apple

Apple is embroiled in many lawsuits, but this time a class-action lawsuit in South Korea could hit the company hard. With over 27,000 signatures of people on a petition seeking co-complainants for a class-action suit designed to “protect privacy rights” it could involve more than pocket change for Apple.

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Apple iPhone 5 being tested with 4G LTE radios

Maybe this is one of the (potentially many) reasons the iPhone 5 has been delayed several times. It’s not about white paint. Instead, we’re hearing that a version of the upcoming iPhone 5 is being tested with some 4G LTE capabilities. That’d make it pretty different from the current iPhone 4, wouldn’t you say?

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Apple iPhone 5 delayed until late October, leaked photos show new design

Uh oh. Up until now, the tradition has been for Steve Jobs to take the stage and launch a new version of the popular iPhone every June. This year, it looked like the next iteration — which could be called the iPhone 4S or the iPhone 5 — would get pushed until September. Now, it’s looking like anyone waiting will have to keep waiting until some time in October.

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Apple’s new rules might kill in-app shopping

Gone are the days of in-app book and music purchases thanks to new rules from Apple. The scheme, which came into effect this month, deducts 30 per cent of each in-app sale – say, ebooks, mp3s or extra levels in game apps. The decision has led Amazon, Kobo, Rhapsody and various other companies to remove the ability to shop from within their apps. And it drove ebookstore and reader app iFlow out of business.

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Apple Store fakers in China shut down, but not why you would think

By now, you’ve surely heard about the unofficial and completely unauthorized Apple Stores that popped up in places like Kunming in the Yunnan province in China. They looked like real Apple Stores, complete with the same kinds of product displays and employees in blue shirts. Well, at least two of them have now been closed.

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Survey says Amazon Android tablet could be a threat to Apple’s iPad

I wouldn’t go quite as far as Retrovo in saying that an Android tablet from Amazon is the biggest threat to the iPad, but it goes to show you that the public would definitely be interested in one. When looking at the survey results, 55% of those who responded said that they would seriously consider buying a tablet from Amazon.

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Increased Apple Store staffing points to iPhone 5 launch?

We’re hearing that Apple Stores in both the UK and the US are ramping up their staffing needs for August through to October. Yes, this could just be for the back to school rush. That being said, the September timeframe is also when we are expecting to see the announcement and subsequent launch of the next iPhone model.

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HTC ready to deal with Apple over patent disputes

HTC chief financial officer Winston Yung has a message for Apple. He says that they “have to sit down and figure it out,” continuing on to say that HTC is, “open to having discussions… as long as the solution and the terms are fair and reasonable.” Based on the ITC rulings in the past month, both parties have scored some minor victories.

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JailbreakMe now broken thanks to Apple’s iOS update

You won’t be able to jailbreak the iPad 2 a nymore, as a new update from Apple patches up a security hole related to the PDF exploit. That’s the exact same exploit that JailbreakMe.com uses to jailbreak your iPad 2, as well as your iPhone, iPad 1, and iPod touch. This is what is known as an “injection” jailbreak.

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Amazon tablet to combat Apple iPad this October

People are saying an Amazon-branded tablet device is being geared for October. The irony is that Amazon could very well go with Android for its tablet… considering Google just stepped into its turf with the Story HD and, even before that, the rise of Google Books.

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Apple patents dabble in augmented reality, transparent displays

With the next iPad, it’s reasonable to expect a higher resolution screen and a more powerful processor, but it’s possible that we could be getting a hefty dose of augmented reality when it comes to the next-gen tablet too. Apple recently filed a few patents and they seem to outline at least two interesting propositions.

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Apple iPad 3 mockup emerges with 3D edge-to-edge AMOLED display

Let’s preface this by saying that,this mockup is highly unofficial and will most probably not even nearly represent what the final third-generation tablet from Apple will look like. That said, it is in line with several of the possible rumors for the iPad 3, including an edge-to-edge display that could be similar to the edge-to-edge we’re hearing for the iPhone 5.

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Check out the Apple iPhone 5

The month of June is almost coming to an end, which will also mark the end of a recent tradition of June iPhone launches. Even so, we’ve got some juicy new rumors for the iPhone 5 for you to devour in the meantime. First, the new iPhone may not continue the iPhone 4 aesthetic.

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Israel to Apple: Take down ‘Anti-Israel’ app

And so it was done. The Israeli government pressured Apple to remove an Arabic-language app called “ThirdIntifada” from the App Store because it encourages a Palestinian uprising. In a letter to Apple CEO Steve Jobs, Public Diplomacy Minister Yuli-Yoel Edelstein said the app passed on information about protests, some violent, planned against Israel.

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Apple Cracks Down on DUI Apps

This week Apple has updated its guidelines for approving apps. The guidelines targets apps that promote drunk driving, like the DUI Dodger app, which notifies you where checkpoints have been set up to catch drunk drivers. According to the new guidelines, apps that reveal DUI checkpoints that are not published by law enforcement agencies, or encourage and enable drunk driving, will be rejected.

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Apple to Preview Cloud Service in June @ WWDC?

Rumours are floating around that Apple will preview its cloud service as early as June at Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco. Three people briefed on Apple’s private talks that didn’t want to be named told BusinessWeek that Apple will be able to scan customers’ digital music libraries in iTunes and quickly mirror their collections on its own servers. If the sound quality of a particular song on a user’s hard drive isn’t good enough, Apple will be able to replace it with a higher-quality version.

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Replace Your iPhone 4 Glass Back for $29 at Apple Stores

Oops. As beautiful as the Apple iPhone 4 may be, it’s not exactly the prettiest thing in the world when you’ve accidentally cracked up that glorious glass back. Maybe you sat on it. Maybe you dropped it. Thankfully, all is not lost and the Geniuses are there to help.

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Latest Mockup of Upcoming Apple iPhone 5

Everyone and their grandmother (almost literally) is sitting on pins and needles waiting for Steve Jobs to cross the stage yet once again to reveal how he’s changing smartphones all over again with the iPhone 5. The latest rumors point toward a September launch, so until then, we have conjecture and hearsay. We also have the latest mockup of the iPhone 5, based on the most recent and most accurate information available.

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Apple Needs Self-Healing Polymer for iPhone 5

Ew. Scratches. Whether they’re on your car or on your phone, they’re not exactly what you want to see. Thanks to some researchers from Case Western Reserve University, minor scratches could really be a thing of the past. All you need is UV light.

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Earth Day: Is The Apple iPhone Green?

We already know that Steve Jobs and the rest of the team at Apple have no problem generating that other kind of green, but how are they faring when it comes to taking better care of our planet? Earth Day is tomorrow, so it’s oddly appropriate to take a look at how green the iPhone is.