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Rumour Mill: No LTE in iPhone 5, to come to Sprint and T-Mobile?

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The much-speculated iPhone 5 is looking likely not to have any support for LTE and could be expanding its carrier base with Sprint and T-Mobile looking likely to have the iPhone as well, according to a analyst from Jefferies & Co. According to Peter Misek, Apple’s new phone would more likely be a iPhone 4S, with minor changes, including “better cameras, A5 dual-core processor, and HSPA+ support”.

Rumour Mill: iPhone 5 to feature new shape?

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Just before Easter hits around the corner, there is a new rumour out there that claims that Apple will release a brand new shell design for the iPhone 5 that could be more like its sister product, the iPod touch, and could have a “teardrop shape”. The shape, according to Joshua Topolsky from This is My Next, is said to be along the lines of the MacBook Air design. His […]

Rumour Mill: Twitter wants to buy Tweetdeck

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Tweetdeck, previously thought to have been acquired by Ubermedia – another developer of Twitter clients, is now in “advanced talks” with Twitter with an acquisition said to be around $50 million, according to a brand new report. According to the Wall Street Journal, the move is to add more tools to power users of Twitter. However, it could also be interpreted to have a “Twitter for Windows” and “Twitter for […]

New iPad rumours emerge – iPad 3, iPad mini?

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RUMOUR MILL: Screw the iPad 2 rumours, we have iPad 3 rumours. Yes, even before we had the actual iPad 2 – and who knows when that will be out – the web is speaking about rumours about version 3 that could have a retina screen and another product that could be the size in between the original iPad and the iPod touch.

Rumour: Google to show off Android 3 Honeycomb next week?

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RUMOUR MILL: While we got a lot of details of Android 3.0 Honeycomb, the version that has been designed for tablets in mind (and many tablets using Android are waiting for it), there is rumours that Google could be showing the “inner workings” of Honeycomb next week. According to All Things D, the event – scheduled to take place next Wednesday – will show off many other pieces of the […]

Rumour Mill: Safari, iTunes to merge

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The latest rumour to come from Apple is that Safari and iTunes are about to merge, with Safari – the fourth most popular browser after Internet Explorer, Firefox and WebKit-brother Chrome – piggybacking the success of iTunes to propel it to the top. The rumour is pretty vague itself, but it claims that iTunes controls will be present in Safari and that “Moving iTunes organizational side-bar into Safari isn’t a […]

Apple to upgrade MacBook Pro, iMacs in 2011

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RUMOUR MILL: Apple is no stranger to rumours, and a new one has emerged coming from Taiwan that claims that Apple will be refreshing its MacBook Pros and iMac lines sometime in the first half of 2011, citing sources from component makers. Digitimes claims that Apple is expected to launch at least four new upgraded MacBook Pros that include a slight change in the chassis and upgraded to Mac OS […]

FaceTime to meet Windows, OSX. 64-bit “iDVD-less” iLife due 2011.

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RUMOUR MILL: According to the French site Mac4Ever, there will be a new, mystery application that will replace iDVD in the iLife ’11 suite. The site also says that the entire iLife range will become native 64-bit (possibly iTunes as well). While this may be as a shock to some, it is expected as Apple moves forward in blurring the line between pro and family-able applications. 64-bit would mean your […]

Apple to open iPhone to more US carriers – but not the iPhone 4

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RUMOUR MILL: Looks like the iPhone may be expanding to more carriers than AT&T in the US with Deutsche Telekom’s T-Mobile USA possibly getting some iPhones to sell later this month. Well, that is if a tweet by Wired editor-in-chief Chris Anderson is proven correct, quoting a manager. However, don’t get your hopes up. It’s not the latest, and most problematic, iPhone 4; but will instead be the predecessor, the […]

ABC, Fox agree to iTunes 99c rentals for shows

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RUMOUR MILL: Just hours before the September Apple event tomorrow, there are reports that US Television networks ABC and Fox are reported to have agreed on a deal with Apple on allowing 99-cent rentals of its television shows through the iTunes store. According to The Wall Street Journal, quoting those familiar with the matter, the deal will allow users to watch the show on the variety of Apple products and […]

US: New iPhone coming to Verizon?

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RUMOUR MILL: While we have the luxury to choose a carrier for the iPhone, in the US, they do not – stuck with using AT&T, which has been criticised for poor network coverage in the main areas where the iPhone is sold (San Francisco and New York). But today, a new rumour popped up – a new iPhone just for the US carrier Verizon. While this has been kicking in […]

Sony Ericsson to build PSP phone, threat to iPhone?

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RUMOUR MILL: A report has claimed that Sony Ericsson is working on creating a brand new Android phone that will feature a new gaming ecosystem based around the Playstation. The report, from Engadget, claims that the Phone will be a cross between the Samsung Captivate and the PSP Go, and features the controls of the PSP Go instead of a QWERTY keyboard. Hardware side, the device is said to have […]

Rumour: Apple to hold iPod refresh event this month?

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RUMOUR MILL: Well, way to break tradition. Apple is rumoured to be holding an iPod-centric event way sooner than its traditional September timeframe. Well, that’s according to a Brazilian publication MacMagazine is reporting on Friday, citing a reliable source within Apple.

Apple charging for iPad iOS4 update?

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RUMOUR MILL: If you happen to have an iPad, you might be in for a shock. After paying for so much money on the device that happens to be the must want, despite having no purpose whatsoever, Apple expects you to pay for the iOS4 upgrade that is supposed to be coming out soon, a la the iPod touch major upgrades before the iOS4 upgrade. Well, that’s if the report […]

Screenshot reveals FaceTime coming to iPod Touch, iPad?

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RUMOUR MILL: It looks like FaceTime is coming for the iPod touch and iPad, albeit in a different way. While the iPhone 4’s FaceTime requires a phone number, the rest of the iOS products don’t have a phone feature, so what’s the next best thing? E-mail. According to Boy Genius Report, it seems your Apple ID will allow you to login and create a FaceTime, and apparently push notifications will […]


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