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The New iPhone’s Smaller Dock Connector May Only Have Eight-Pins

With so many reports backing up the idea of a smaller iDevice Connector, it pretty much seems like a done deal- but how small is this port exactly? The original reports suggested it was likely around 19-pins (instead of the current 30-pin layout), but this is in contrast to new reports that claim Apple is going even smaller with a sleek, 8-pin design.

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Sharp Confirms That New iPhone’s Screen Is Shipping This Month

harp has officially confirmed that it will be shipping the screens for the next iPhone this month at a special press briefing in Tokyo. Unfortunately, that’s about all we know for sure about the screen as Sharp President Takashi Okuda took a “no comment” stance on other questions about the screen such as its dimensions.

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RUMOR: Apple iPhone 5 and iPad Mini Event Planned For September?

Bummed out by the idea that you’ll have to wait all the way until October to get your hands on the next iPhone? According to sources reporting to iMore, you won’t have to, instead the iPhone 5 may be announced at a special event on September 12th of this year with a launch to follow just nine days later on the 21st.

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Fully Assembled iPhone 5 Casing Allegedly Unveiled

With the iPhone 5 expected for launch sometime in the next few months, it seems that we have new rumors and leaks to cover on a near-daily basis. The most recent leak is from iLab Factory, which claims to have a fully-assembled iPhone 5 casing in their possession.

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Samsung-Apple Court Case Kicks Up Even More Photos Of iPhone And iPad Prototypes

The Samsung-Apple patent wars continue to push on at full swing revealing all sorts of dirt including Samsung ignoring Google’s warnings that their designs were too close to Apple, and internal memos that show that even the iPhone was actually influenced by earlier Sony-style designs. This war doesn’t seem to be slowing down and no real victor seems in sight, but at least all these court discoveries and findings are kicking up interesting prototype/mockups that help us see the clear evolution that took place as Apple designed its various iOS-based products.

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HTC Facebook Phone to Kill iPhone?

Even though HTC launched phones like the HTC Status with a dedicated Facebook button, we have yet to see an official Facebook phone. That could change as early as next year

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Don’t Worry, iPhone 5’s Small Connector Will Have A 30-Pin Adapter

There have been many users who feel like the change isn’t a good one and are angry that they’ll have to get new docking station clocks and other components in order to make the switch to the iPhone 5 and future iPad offerings, but this isn’t necessarily the case. The inside sources within Apple’s supply chain have confirmed that there will be an official adapter that allows the iPhone 5 to connect and work with the older 30-pin dock connector.

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iGills Takes The iPhone Deep Down Under

When it comes to waterproof cases for the iPhone, there are certainly many different options on the market, so what sets the iGills SE-35 apart from the crowd? Beyond its primary function of keeping your precious iPhone from becoming water-logged and ruined, the iGills has plenty of unique functionality such as its ability to take your ordinary iPhone and infuse it with the power of a dive computer.

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Rumor: Could iPhone 5 Have NFC Technology?

Rumors continue to pop up now and then about the upcoming iPhone, even though its more than likely at this point that such a device isn’t coming until later this year, probably around October. One such new rumor has to do with with near field communication (NFC).

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Shaka Device Turns Your iPhone Into A Wind Detector

Looking for the perfect wave as a surfer? Shaka’s unique wind meter is the best tool for the job, featuring the ability to use your 3.5mm jack to plug in and detect wind direction and speed. The little adapter isn’t very big, as you can see from the picture, and works in conjunction with a special app to deliver information about the wind as it is detected.

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Apple’s New iPhone Connector All-But Confirmed?

According to TechCrunch, the new smaller 19-pin Apple port has been independently verified. While the form factor and actual size are still yet to be revealed, it seems that there may be some truth behind the rumors of a smaller port after all. The new Apple 19-pin iDevice port seems similar to what we already have on many MacBooks with the Thunderbolt port, but TechCrunch says that three independent manufacturers have said that this new Apple port is in fact different.

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Could That New Mini iPhone 5 Port Be a MagSafe Connector?

One of the ‘features’ supposedly in the iPhone 5 has had everyone talking recently, and that is the inclusion of a smaller port. While some believe this could be Apple’s move to the mini-USB standard that almost every other device on Earth uses, others say Apple will stay with a proprietary port.

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Otterbox Reveals Waterproof, Shockproof iPhone 4/4S Armor Case

Finding the right one will largely depend on what you are looking for, if it’s just a little dust or a fingerprint or two, you may not need all that much, but if you want water, dust, shock, and more, there certainly options out there that can cover all of that as well. One of these options is the new Armor Series case from Otterbox, designed for the iPhone 4/4S.

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Learn To Play Guitar Using gTar And Your iPhone

There are many guitar playing apps out there for the iPhone, but what about full guitar solutions that integrate with your iPhone? The gTar was recently launched on Kickstarter to help players learn how to teach themselves the guitar, using a digital ‘educational’ guitar that comes with a built-in iPhone dock that makes use of sensors to realy what you’re playing to a special iPhone app.

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Incantor: The Magic Gaming Wand for iPhone (Video)

You know what’s the problem with Diablo III (aside from all the connection troubles people have been having)? You still play with a keyboard and a mouse. A new Kickstarter project has come up where you get to cast spells and engage in combat using a real magic wand.

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Insiders Say iPhone 5 Will Feature 4-Inch Display

Rumors continue to strongly suggest that the next-generation iPhone will feature a 4-inch screen. According to industry sources reporting to the Wall Street Journal, Apple is has already begun ordering this new larger screens which will replace the current 3.5-inch standard that has been used since the original iPhone surfaced in 2007.

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iPhone 5 Could Have Kinect-like Micro Projector

There is a limit to how big the display of a smartphone can be and it’s always better if we can watch photos and videos on devices with bigger screens. But in the future, a new LED projector being developed by the researchers at Fraunhofer could be able to help.

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Stickable Resin Skin For Your iPhone (Video)

our iPhone certainly allows you to take some good photos and you can take some great shots, but having a way to mount your iPhone would even give you greater opportunities for the perfect shot. That’s exactly where the new Stickable Resin guard for the iPhone 4 or 4S comes in.

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Apple iPhone 5 Liquid Metal Concept Oozes onto the Web

Another day, another iPhone rumor, and another iPhone concept. While it doesn’t look like the boys and girls in Cupertino have quite figured out how to make a T-1000 just yet, it looks like French designer Antoine Brieux is applying some liquid metal to his latest iPhone concept.

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Say Hello to the Apple iPhone Plus Concept

As far as we can gather, Apple isn’t going to launch the next iteration in the iPhone series until some time this fall, but that hasn’t stopped designer Antonio De Rosa from dreaming up what he calls the iPhone Plus.

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iPhone 5 Getting A Self-Destruct Feature? (Video)

There have been a ton of rumors about upcoming features in the iPhone 5, but here’s one that probably isn’t going to be happening. A humorous little video has hit the net that shows a new feature of the iPhone that should keep theft down to a minimum.

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iPhone 5 Concept Gets 4-Inch Screen

It’s starting to sound more and more like the iPhone 5 (or whatever the new iPhone will be called) is going to get bumped up to a four-inch screen, so how can we expect it to look? The latest crop of mockups offer a glimpse into the future design cue of the upcoming iPhone model.

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The Weirdest iPhone Case Ever

Everybody knows that there are tons of iPhone cases out there to choose from and that’s why case manufacturers are forced to come out with different case designs some of which are impractical or weird, but that does not give the license to anyone to freak everyone out. You probably will not find anything weirder than what you see above – the Hand iPhone Case.

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In-Cell Touch Panel Technology for Next iPhone?

Earlier today we talked about a few new rumors regarding the upcoming iPhone 5, such as the use of liquid metal in its casing. Now we are talking about yet another rumor regarding the next iPhone, and that’s the use of in-cell touch panels like those rolled out by Sharp and Toshiba Mobile Display. This supposedly comes from sources within Apple’s supply chain.