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    We just told you about a new rumor concerning Apple's plans for a 12.9-inch iPad “Pro,” looking at a recent trademark application and explaining why it wasn't quite the evidence for an OS-X-powered iPad as some were making it out to be. But that doesn't mean that work on a larger iPad isn't happening, and the idea that Apple could still release this long-rumored tablet has yet to fade. This evening, we get the latest word about how this jumbo-sized iPad could be coming together, as we hear some supply chain rumors about the companies Apple's chosen to build the tablet's display. ...

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    Over the past few days we've been checking out maybe the most exciting series of iPhone 6s leaks to date, as a source with apparent access to the phone's frame and main board has been offering some up-close looks at the hardware. First we saw the handset's largely unchanged body, and then on Wednesday got a look at a new modem chip. Today the focus on internals continues, revealing, among other things, a new NFC module and the return of a 16GB storage option. Sorry for you proponents of a 32GB minimum, as it appears from this board, at least, that the 16GB variant will return. Here we see ...

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    Right now, Apple's managing two markedly different platforms, as its mobile devices are powered by iOS (which we're including watchOS under), and its proper computers powered by OS X. But for a while now we've been wondering if Apple might be ready to start blurring those boundaries, and if the rumored jumbo-sized 12.9-inch iPad could run some variant of OS X – not unlike how we see Windows tablets running the same operating system as Windows PCs. Now there's a new trademark filing that's getting attention for possibly providing some actual evidence that OS X could land on a future iPad ...

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    Right after the first rumors arrived last month about BlackBerry's supposed plans to release a smartphone running Android, we started hearing a lot of reports that, while they didn't necessarily conflict with each other, sure seemed to be going off in different directions. Would that keyboard-equipped slider the company showed off at MWC evolve into BlackBerry's first Android handset? Would the first such model be low-end or more advanced? And would we see Android editions released for any presently available BlackBerry hardware? Rumors touched on all those points, and on the subject of ...

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    It's been about six months since we saw the initial Samsung Galaxy J1 debut – it was the device that kicked off the entry level Samsung Galaxy J-series devices. As the empirics show, Samsung has a tendency to release slightly tweaked or modified versions of its smartphones after the initial release with a different name. The Galaxy S6, for example, already has an Active variant, with more likely on the way. The latest device to get this modification treatment could indeed be the Galaxy J1, as a Samsung Galaxy J1 Ace model has been spotted on a Dutch retailer website. ...

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    At this point the amount of Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ rumors is substantial. We've seen some leaked renders, and we also have a very clear idea of what to expect regarding its specifications. The biggest question left is how it will look when compared to the regular Galaxy S6, and it seems that question got solved today to some extent. Case makers have just provided a couple of images of a dummy of the Galaxy S6 Edge+. Surely this is not one of those dummies that looks like the final product, but it serves case makers to mold their products way ahead of the launch of the final smartphone. ...

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    There's been no shortage of official OnePlus 2 info going back the past several weeks now, as the company teases the smartphone's features in anticipation of its end-of-July launch. Piece by piece, OnePlus has slowly been letting us know what to expect from its second-gen handset. And as we look forward to the company divulging the next bit of info about the phone, we've found ourselves turning to some additional sources, like the benchmark data that appeared to reveal three variants of the model. Now we're turning our attention back to a much more official source, though one who's ...

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    Apple's obsession with thin and light has been a topic of much debate over the last couple of years. If it wasn't for that time when Apple launched the third-generation iPad, it's hard to remember any other case when a newer product is thicker than its predecessor. Added thickness might be a need in some cases though, and it seems the iPhone 6s will be next on that list. Case makers are already sharing information on the next-generation iPhone, and it seems that some added thickness is part of the deal. We've seen that both new iPhones will look identical to the current models, but the ...

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    Last time we checked in on the BlackBerry Android-phone rumors, CEO John Chen wasn't making it sound like we had a great shot at seeing such a device hit the market anytime soon. At least, while he didn't dismiss the idea, he also suggested that it would be a significant undertaking that would involve taking a serious look at how Android functions and manages device security. But even in light of those comments, these rumors live on, and today we get to build off some previous intel about a device codenamed Venice with a new leak concerning carrier involvement. To refresh your memory, ...

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    Google Glass managed to get plenty of people excited, and for good reason. Far more than smartwatches, the tech seemed practically right out of science fiction, yet here Google was not just developing it, but giving the public a chance to experience it for themselves. While the original Glass momentum may have seriously slowed down (publicly, at least) since its heyday, work on the project has continued, and we've heard that a new generation of Glass hardware is on the agenda for sometime later this year. Today we have what might be our first run-in with some real evidence of that device, ...

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    There was a time when the iPhone was praised for its camera quality, and at the launch of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, this was still the way most of us felt about it. Then came 2015, products like the Galaxy S6 and LG G4, and now everyone consider's Apple's cameras to be dull. We've kept an eye on a ton of rumors regarding the new cameras Apple will bring to its next generation iPhones, but today we get that information in writing, or should I say, drawing. Leaked Foxconn documents detail the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus camera specifications. Both devices are apparently being coded as ...

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    A little over a month ago, just after announcing Android M at Google I/O, Google made the first Android M preview images available for Nexus devices. With releases for the Nexus 5, Nexus 6, and Nexus 9, developers had the tools they needed to get started working with the new platform release – so long as they had some of this relatively modern Nexus hardware. But what about some of the more senior members of the Nexus family; would they ever get their own taste of Android M? With devices like the Nexus 4 and most recent Nexus 7 pushing two (if not closer to three) years old at this ...

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    One of the first things we look at when checking out a new smartphone is camera performance. After all, that's a feature we use every day, and one that's immediately accessible. So it's little wonder that many of the rumors we've been hearing about upcoming smartphones have spent at least some time talking about new camera hardware. The latest concerns what HTC's been working on, and claims that a substantial camera upgrade is due for the release of one of the manufacturer's next big Androids. The phone in question is the handset codenamed Aero, and to hear reports, this new camera could ...

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    The Apple Watch, as we know it today, while a good product, it is still in its infancy, a first generation product, one which Apple will surely improve in the future, once a follow-up lands. The Apple Watch 2 will probably fix some (if not most) of the issues the current version has, and, according to reports, it might also go on a diet. Samsung is reportedly working on a new module technology which would allow the Apple Watch 2 to be thinner and lighter, while maintaining other key features, like resolution, touch panel structure, and overall design. Reports are being split on who will be ...

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    We've been hearing rumors this week that new Tizen phones are on the horizon from Samsung, and the first of those to hit the market may be the Samsung Z3, if a new leak perpetuated by SamMobile today turns out to be accurate. The website says that Samsung will be the skipping the "Z2" branding for reasons that are unknown – it makes no sense to us that the company would go from Z1 to Z3, but that's just the state of the world and we're going to have to deal with it. SamMobile also says that the Z3 will bear model number SM-Z300H_SWA_DD internally. No specific specifications are ...

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    The OnePlus 2 is coming this month – that much, the company has not hesitated to let us know ahead of time. But even though we know about some key hardware details already, the majority of the phone's details have yet to be uncovered. Which is why it's so exciting to see leaks when they do happen – and we're learning some new OnePlus 2 info today thanks to a Bluetooth SIG filing as well as a GFXBench benchmark. Let's take a look at what we've got. Bluetooth certification documents tell us that three OnePlus 2 models bear model numbers A2001, A2003, and A2005. The A2001 had been seen ...

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    Whether it will be called the Samsung Galaxy Note 5, or the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ (Plus) -- as hinted by a recently discovered USPTO trademark filing -- the phone should become official, judging by Samsung's previous launch windows, at the beginning of September, when IFA 2015 happens in Berlin. We should also remain skeptical, and not rule out the possibility that the Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy S6 Edge+ (Plus) are two different devices. Actually, there seems to be more evidence pointing to the fact that these two will probably be two different phones (with the S6 Edge+ replacing the ...

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    We've kept a close eye on the Samsung Galaxy A8 leaks over the last couple of weeks. Samsung is clearly up to something good with this new Galaxy A variant, particularly in the design department. If all goes well, this should be the thinnest Samsung Galaxy ever, though don't think it won't come at a cost. One of the most striking parts of the spec sheet we found a few days ago, was not necessarily the fact that it was barely 5.9mm thin, which is already a full millimeter thiner than the iPhone 6. The shocker was that the video we discovered next showed that this device doesn't have a ...

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    When it comes to LG's plans for a new G4-series model, our attention's been glued to rumors about the LG G4 Pro. We've heard talk about things like a metal frame, speedy Snapdragon 820 SoC, massive 4GB of RAM, a big 5.8-inch quad HD display, and a very high-res 27MP camera. That could make for one beast of a smartphone, but the G4 Pro may not be the only new G4 sibling LG's been cooking up. Today we get to check out a leak purporting to reveal the LG G4 S, a slightly scaled-back version of the G4 proper. That's supposedly it up top there, with a screen that shrinks from the G4's 5.5 inches ...

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    Apple has used the "s" after an iPhone's product name as a representation of additional speed, ever since the old iPhone 3GS. As such we've seen the company retain the same design as the existing model, but with added performance benefits. We're expecting this to be the exact same case with the iPhone 6s, and today we get a major tip of where this will be focused on. The iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus will reportedly use Qualcomm's new MDM9635M chip, also known as the ‘9X35′ Gobi modem platform. The major benefit with this change when compared to the current “9X25″ chip we see on ...

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    Believe it or not, the last time Apple refreshed its iPod lineup was back in year 2012. It makes sense for Apple to loosen its on the iPod with the success of the iPhone, given the company always knew that it would be at the cost of killing its own music player. That last thing we'd expect is for Cupertino to continue refreshing the lineup, but its seems something is coming after all. When connecting an iPod to iTunes 12.2, which is necessary for users to enjoy Apple Music, we were greeted with the odd surprise of new iPod colors. We see an iPod Touch in dark blue, an iPod nano in Gold, ...

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    We've spent the last couple of months both considering and dismissing the possibility of an iPhone mini. At first we saw the leaked images of an iPhone 5c successor, but those rumors were quickly shot by trusted sources as the iPhone 5s might still be slated for another year, given its popularity. For a moment there we thought this possibility wouldn't happen, but it seems that Apple has a plan up its sleeve. Sources now claim that Apple is working on a metallic iPhone 6c for a launch in 2016. Foxconn's stock just grew 3.2% after the rumors hit the media, given the fact that it seems that ...

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    Samsung was in desperate need of a positive break after the sales disappointments it suffered with last year's Galaxy S5. The Galaxy S6 was codenamed "Project Zero" precisely because the company needed to re-invent the device from the ground up, and so it did. If you're wondering how well is the Korean giant doing after a few months of sales, the answer is actually positive. Kantar Worldpanel ComTech has just released numbers for the US marketshare over the the last three months ending in May 2015. The results show that Samsung is once again the smartphone king in the United States, ...

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    We're probably just over two months away from the launch of the next iPhone models. Rumors have suggested we'll be seeing the introduction of an iPhone 6S and 6S Plus, as last year's pair of size options returns with some upgraded hardware. But just what's changing? The arrival of Force Touch has been one of the less controversial suggestions, and given the support it's managed to pick up, feels almost like a certainty. Other rumors have been more difficult to get a read on, especially in the absence of evidence. Well as luck would have it, evidence is just what we're turning to this ...

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    Samsung's Galaxy A8 has been leaking six ways from Sunday. After popping up all over the place in benchmark data, we started getting some early glances at actual hardware earlier this month. Most recently, that culminated in the publication of an up-close-and-personal hands-on video. But for as much as we've seen the Galaxy A8, we've yet to get a sense of Samsung's plans for making the phone official. While we're still not quite there, today we pick up maybe the most official-looking A8 leak to date, with the release of a document enumerating some of the smartphone's specs. While the ...

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