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RUMOUR MILL: Apple looking to buy German TV maker Loewe, potentially for Apple HDTV?

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An Apple TV – minus the box? The rumour mill is exploding after a report is claiming that Apple is in negotiations to purchase German television manufacturer Loewe, fuelling speculation that this purchase could be used to make the long-awaited and much-hyped Apple TV. According to AppleInisder, citing anonymous sources, Apple is offering 87.3 million euros for the company, which is apparently a tiny premium on its market cap of […]

RUMOUR MILL: iPad 3 to have LTE, HD screen?

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Image: Pedro Eugenio Antunes/Flickr (Creative Commons) Rumours are heating up again just after CES, with a new iPad set to go on sale in March, touting specs that sport a HD screen and will run on LTE. These come, as usual, from “people familiar with the product”. Bloomberg is reporting that Apple has ramped up production of the tablet this month, and full volume is expected to reach February – […]

RUMOUR MILL: Acer, Lenovo to launch Android 4.0 quad-core tablets in Q1 2012

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ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime – the tablet that Acer and Lenovo are trying to compete against. (Image: ASUS/Supplied) A new report is claiming that Acer and Lenovo are ready to launch their quad-core tablets in the first quarter of next year in order to compete against ASUS’ quad-core tablet offering, the Eee Pad Transformer Prime; and Samsung. DigiTimes is reporting that Acer and Lenovo’s tablets will run on Google […]

RUMOUR MILL: MacBook Air to get redesign, iPhone to get 4-inch display?

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Is the MacBook Air going to get an upgrade soon? Here’s a double whammy of Apple rumours to drool over. A report is claiming that the MacBook Air could have another redesign in the first-half of the year to compete with the new “ultrabooks”; while another is claiming that the iPhone could have a larger, 4-inch screen. A MacBook Air ultrabook? DigiTimes is reporting, from unnamed sources, that the MacBook […]

RUMOUR MILL: Apple to redesign all product lines in 2012, iPad 3 launch in Q3?

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Two separate reports from Taiwanese publication Digitimes is reporting that Apple could be overhauling all of its product lines in 2012 – including the iPhone, iMac, iPad and MacBook Air lines. These are coming from, as usual, ‘anonymous sources within’. One report claims that the iPad 3 is set to launch in March, with all the internal suppliers and components secured by December. However, things get a bit confusing from […]

Leak accidentally reveals Nokia’s second WP7 phone – the Sabre

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While Nokia is saying bon voyage to Symbian and MeeGo, it appears that there could be two Windows Phone 7 phones that could come out at the same time. We know about Nokia’s Sea Ray phone (which looks like the Nokia N9), but a leak has revealed the name of the other – the Nokia Sabre. The leak, spotted by WPCentral, came from Microsoft Canada in their competition page in […]

RUMOUR MILL: Is Apple discontinuing the iPod Classic and Shuffle?

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Ah rumours, you’ve got the internet hyped up again. Another Apple rumour has emerged and it could see a major revamp of the iPod lineup with claims that the Cupertino-based company will be axing its iPod Classic and iPod Shuffle products. The rumour comes from The Unofficial Apple Weblog, who claim: It seems that the “product transition” Apple mentioned on the last earnings call could very well be within the […]

Rumour Mill: Is Steam coming to Xbox 360?

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Image: Techspot Wait, what? Yes, apparently a recent rumour appearing all over the internet is that Steam is coming to the Xbox 360 – all based on an addition to its support page options that state quite clearly “XBOX Support”. Right… It would definitely see a shift in Microsoft’s stance as it refused to support its Steamworks API in favour of its Xbox Live service. The only console that currently […]

Rumour Mill: iPhone 5 to features smaller than 4-inch display?

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More rumours are coming from the mill about the iPhone 5. The latest one: that the new device may feature a display that could be less than 4-inch display and a redesigned chassis. According to DigiTimes, the site claims that the body of the iPhone 5 will become metal rather than reinforced glass, and would adopt a 3.5-inch to 3.7-inch display. The body has been designed with a bezel to […]

Rumour Mill: No iPad 3 this year because of the screen?

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Will it, or won’t it? That’s the biggest question on a supposed iPad 3 launch – you know, the successor of the less-than-a-year-old iPad 2. Now, the rumour mill is spouting out that the iPad 3 won’t come out this year after all, mainly because of the screen. According to Digitimes, the iPad 3’s screen is the primary reason why it has been delayed. Turns out, Apple wants a screen […]

Rumour Mill: Apple planning September 7 iPod event?

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Thought the iPod was dead? Well, it’s about to get some new life with reports of Apple set to hold an iPod-specific announcement sometime in September 8 (Melbourne and Tokyo time), despite the company’s recent break in announcement traditions. The news comes from a Japanese website Kodawarisan, who claim that there will be a refresh to the product line. Apple traditionally has slotted a iPod related press event for the […]

iTunes 11 to get revamped UI, iCloud and iBooks integration? [RUMOUR MILL]

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Image: Asdelpar/DeviantArt Get the Rumour Mill churning. Latest Apple rumours are pointing towards an iTunes upgrade coming soon, with version 11 having a brand new user interface, full scale merger between the iTunes store and integration with iBooks and iCloud. According to sources talking to iDonwloadBlog, the user interface is to be revamped from the ground up to be cleaner and “slick”. This would mean the first change in the […]

Is Samsung making a WP7 version of the Galaxy S II?

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Mock Image by Terence Huynh/TECHGEEK.com.au Samsung, one of the big backers of Google’s Android, is rumoured to be creating a Windows Phone 7 version of the massively popular Android-powered Galaxy S II, after clues have emerged online hinting at its creation. Found on OccasionalGamer’s cache, the site lists a “Samsung SGH-i937” being recorded. In addition, the phone is said to be running on the upcoming version Windows Phone 7.5 Mango […]