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Apple patent sheds new light on reversible USB cable

A patent filling revealed today by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office details just how Apple plans to make the USB side on their ‘Lightening’ chargers reversible. The patent, spotted by AppleInsider, details that the thick plastic layer that normally covers half of the USB inside the plug is being cut down to a thin layer of plastic. The patent…

iPad Air 2 internal parts appear online

New photos posted this morning by French blog iPhonote claim to show internal parts from the next-gen iPad Air. The parts claim to show the new GPS antenna, WiFi chip, and microphone. This isn’t the first iPad Air 2 leak we’ve seen, as just recently parts that claimed to show the chassis were posted, although all signs point to the next-gen Air to have…

128GB iPhone 6 pointed to in new schematics

    In a new leak this morning (yes, another), GeekBar revealed they’ve obtained schematics supposedly for the upcoming iPhone 6 that point to a 128GB model. This is now the fourth leak from the Chinese repair firm, with three other leaks earlier this week that pointed to the next iPhone having 1GB of RAM, an NFC chip, and LTE speeds up…

iPhone 5s, 5c prices discounted at Walmart as low as $0.97

Engadget today has spotted some price cuts put in place by Walmart on both the iPhone 5s and 5c. Walmart now has the base 16GB iPhone 5c listed at just 97 cents, significantly less than what Apple is selling the device for on their website for a whooping $99. The 5c’s bigger (not really), badder brother, the 5s, also received a nice price cut, with…

Leaked photos of iPhone 6L compare chassis to 4.7″ model

By the time the iPhone 6 and 6L (5.5″ variant) launch next month on September 9th, they’ll be little surprise left. New photos leaked online today allegedly show the chassis of the iPhone 6L side-by-side with the 4.7″ iPhone 6. The photos aren’t of the highest quality, but they give us a good sense of the size difference between the two models. If…

New conflicting iPhone 6 screen speculation – Who’s right?

If Apple is transitioning to larger iPhone screen sizes, they will need to increase the screen’s resolution to retain Retina pixel density. For Apple to consider an iPhone screen to be Retina, the screen must have a pixel density above 300 PPI. Current 4″ iPhones have a resolution of 640 x 1136. This gives the 4-inch display a pixel density of about…

Analyst: iWatch delayed until 2015 due to production issues

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo stated today that he believes Apple’s wearable wristwatch is set to be delayed until 2015 due to issues on the production line. Kuo, who has a long track-record as an analyst reporting the future of Apple, has correctly predicted things in the past, but today’s report contradicts with a previous report by him which…