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Apple's recently announced MacBook and Watch both understand the difference between a gentle press and a hard shove. It should surprise nobody that the company is likely to add this technology, dubbed Force Touch, to the next generation of iPhones. The Wall Street Journal has called around its cir...

March 11th 2015 at 8:02am 0 Comments
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Follow the Apple rumor cycle and you'll notice that accessory makers play an important role in leaks -- some of them "borrow" factory blueprints to produce cases and other add-ons for iPhones and iPads that are still weeks away from launch. Well, the crew at 1 Infinite Loop is apparently fed up wi...

February 10th 2015 at 1:34pm 0 Comments
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What is Apple Search? That's a question a lot of people will be asking over the coming months, after Cult of Mac spotted a job ad that references the as-yet-unknown service. The job summary calls for a project manager to work on "a search platform supporting hundreds of millions of users" and "pla...

February 4th 2015 at 7:48am 0 Comments
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Samsung will reportedly power the majority of the next-generation iPhone according to Korea's Maeil Business Newspaper. The report says that the Korean company will claim 75 percent of processor chip production for Apple's next smartphone: Samsung one of a few companies that have the scale to prov...

January 25th 2015 at 11:27pm 0 Comments
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If Microsoft's reported attempt to buy Mojang is successful, a Bloomberg source says founder and owner Markus "Notch" Persson is "unlikely" to stay on at the Swedish studio afterwards. According to the source, which Bloomberg notes as a person "familiar with Microsoft," the two companies are finali...

September 10th 2014 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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Grab that box of sodium chloride, folks -- it's rumor time. Re/Code is reporting that Apple will hold its next iPhone event on September 9th. And while any publication can pull a date out of the hat and report on it, this particular entity has a good track record predicting Apple events (even when...

August 5th 2014 at 1:48pm 0 Comments
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Here at TUAW, we will usually pass on the emailed tips that come in from readers showing a Mr. Blurrycam rendition of purported next-generation iPhone or iPad parts. But when a case manufacturer we know and trust sends us a bunch of well-photographed images of an upcoming iPhone 6 case, we take no...

July 28th 2014 at 7:15pm 0 Comments
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So you got your hands on an unreleased Apple product -- maybe even a prototype (oooooooh, yummy) -- and you want to let the whole damn world know about it? Good news! There's a tool that people like you often use to share their good fortune with the rest of the world, and it's called "The Internet...

February 13th 2014 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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There are plenty of existing mobile payment systems that let you buy goods with your iPhone, but there are now signs that Apple wants to take on some of those duties itself. The Wall Street Journal claims that the company is in the early stages of building a mobile payment infrastructure that wou...

January 24th 2014 at 8:16pm 0 Comments
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Now that the iPhone 5s and 5c have been officially revealed, it's time for a rumor post-mortem. The biggest thing analysts (and pretty much everyone else) got wrong? The supposed "low-cost" iPhone. For years analysts have expected Apple to come out with an "iPhone mini" that will address the lower...

September 16th 2013 at 3:00pm 0 Comments