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    The quest for thin and light always has its drawbacks. We've seen both Apple and Samsung ignore optical image stabilization on smartphone cameras for the longest time in order to ensure device ergonomics, and we wonder if this trend will continue on the iPhone 6. We do know that this would be the thinnest iPhone ever, and in order to reach that goal, it seems that Apple might copy a design it brought to the market a couple of years ago. Leaked schematics show us that the iPhone 6 might have a camera lens that protrudes 0.77mm from the chassis, in order to fit all the planned optics into ...

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    Apple wasn't the first company to focus on giving us sharp displays, as we do remember the old days of HTC, and its development of WVGA displays. Still, we can't ignore how significant it was for Apple to bring the Retina Display to the iPhone 4, and the trend that begun after that launch. One of the biggest questions we have with the iPhone 6 is what screen resolution Apple plans to bring to the table, and some conflicting rumors claim to know what we should expect. Let's start by clarifying that we have two different sources claiming two different screen resolutions. On one side, Feld ...

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    If you're anything like us, staying connected means a lot more than simply carrying around a smartphone. Once the mobile device bug gets you and the gadget-lust takes hold, it's easy to find yourself packing a tablet, a smartwatch, and maybe even a backup phone or two. But juggling multiple devices can be tricky when we're dealing with online services, with them never really sure where to contact us – and instead, that means getting the same notification on multiple devices. But now Skype, at least, is learning to be a little smarter about how it routes notifications, and today reveals a ...

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    Google may not be fond of all of its competitors lately, but that doesn't mean the company is not doing a good job in partnering with Apple. Most, if not all of the Google services that have made Android popular have slowly arrived on iOS, and seems the collaboration only continues as the company continues to launch products today. Google's Photo Sphere service has just launched for iOS, and in addition to giving you the option to create 360º images of where you're at, you can also share these photos to Google Maps. The list of features includes: • Outdoor enthusiasts: from mountain ...

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    Apple hasn't necessarily done the best job in pushing the latest and greatest cellular technology to its iPhones on time. The first generation iPhone launched with EDGE at times when 3G was already ubiquitous, and the same thing can be said about its late arrival to LTE and HSPA+. With LTE Advanced being the new thing in a few countries in Asia, you could say it's a little too early for Apple to consider the technology on the iPhone 6, and then again, rumors claim otherwise. More parts of the iPhone 6's logic board have emerged, and these include a new MDM9625 LTE modem. In contrast to the ...

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    You never know when your pocket will burst into flames, it seems -- we're learning today of an incident that occurred on a Prague-bound flight where a passenger's burning iPhone 5 caused the entire airplane to be evacuated. According to a report from TN CZ, about 150 passengers were preparing for a departure from Tel Aviv when smoke started coming from a woman's handbag. After flames popped up, the jet's crew decided to evacuate all of the passengers back into the main terminal building in the Tel Aviv airport (what a relief the plane hadn't departed just yet). After all the passengers ...

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    One of the features that received the most publicity with the launch of the iPhone 5s is Apple's A7 64-bit chip. We're still scratching our heads over why this matters if the phone barely has 1GB of RAM, but some claim there are improvements here and there. We all thought the iPhone 6 would be the first device to make use of this extra horsepower in the processor, but new rumors claim otherwise. Leaked schematics show that the iPhone 6 will be shipped with just 1GB of RAM one more time. The source has done a decent job with iPhone leaks in the past, and in the documents we find that the ...

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    Just a little earlier this week we were thinking about USB cables, and specifically, ones that could be inserted into a device regardless of their orientation: double-sided connectors, just like Apple introduced with its Lightning cable a couple years back. That new USB interface will ultimately arrive as part of the USB 3.1 Type-C spec, but with the details only just now going official, it's still going to be a while before we see anything like that on our phones. Now a new leak suggests that Apple could beat the rest of the industry to the punch, and may release a new Lightning cable for ...

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    We're just a couple of weeks way from the rumored announcement of the 4.7-inch iPhone 6, and a couple of months away from the possible announcement of the larger 5.5-inch iPhone 6 and the iWatch. Many sources have been fumbling with conflicting rumors regarding the availability of a sapphire display on any of these products, but it seems that one very credible source has some new insight on how things will play. The Wall Street Journal has just reported that Apple is still planning to use sapphire on the iPhone 6, though not every iPhone will get some love. We're still not sure if sapphire ...

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    Rumors claim that Apple's manufacturing partners are already in the final validation stages for mass production of the iPhone 6. It would be safe to say that whatever leaks come next of any iPhone 6 component will be part of the final production units that customers will see at some point in September. Today we see a new batch of these components, and the leaker was nice enough to carry a good camera along. These recently leaked photos show us high-quality imagery of the iPhone 6's front panel in both front and back, and also some of the buttons. If you had any doubts about the rumored ...

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    It's only natural that companies look for ways to get rid of some extra products in stock before the launch of whatever products come next. If you were wondering if Apple is really launching new iPads and iPhones in the next couple of weeks, AT&T has just proven that it is, as the company is now offering some enticing deals for existing Apple products. If you need a new iPad right now, and can't wait for the newer models to launch, AT&T could be the place to go, though there's a catch. AT&T is offering $200 off the purchase of a cellular iPad, but if you purchase an iPhone 5s ...

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    We're just a couple of weeks away from the rumored Apple event where the company is supposed to unveil its latest and greatest iPhone 6, or at least one of them. As such, we have a ton of conflicting rumors regarding the final details in the device's design, and the stage at which it currently is in its manufacturing process. Rumors point to the device hitting store shelves on September 19th, and judging by some of the latest reports, that might be right. Asian sources claim that the iPhone 6 is currently hitting its "product validation testing." This is the last test before the device ...

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    Apple hasn't found the success it's been looking for with its iPad lineup. These are still the best selling tablets in the world, but they've failed to meet Apple's sales expectations over the last couple of quarters. The company is faced with a tough challenge this year in finding ways to differentiate its beloved tablet, and rumors point to how the company plans to do so. Reports claim that Apple will include a new "anti-reflection coating" in order to give users a better reading experience. Amazon has been mocking the iPad through its ads for years because of how cumbersome it is to ...

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    HealthKit was one of the biggest rumors before its announcement at WWDC 2014, and at the same time it's also been one of the major gray areas for the official launch later this year. This is a major area of opportunity, but we haven't really seen any practical use for the service since Apple hasn't really announced a wearable that can track your data. We do know that Apple will try to sell this service to the health sector in various ways, and it seems some work has been done already. New reports claim that Apple is already in talks with major healthcare providers in order to find ...

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    Just as we suspected, the iPhone 6 rumors continue to surface. After previously seeing purported pictures of the retail box -- which raised a few questions though, with a safe to assume conclusion that we were looking at a Chinese knockoff, the GooPhone I6 -- we are now seeing, above and below, what is claimed to be a picture of the iPhone 6 backplate. In the image above we can take a close look at the camera, the flash, as well as the microphone on the back, while the picture below seems to show off the back of the device in its entirety. We can't verify the veracity of these iPhone 6 ...

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