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iTunes Festival 2013 “Moments” video highlights best concert moments

Just in case you’re unaware, Apple – over the past month – has been running its annual iTunes Festival at the Roundhouse in London. This year’s lineup has arguably been the best ever. The best part – tickets to the actual event are completely free. Artists such as Elton John, Jack Johnson, Primal Scream plus many more have all performed fantastically….

iPad 5 to be thinner than the iPhone 5/5s according to leaked schematics

According to AppleInsider, case makers are using the designs show in the schematics above to create accessories for the next generation 9.7″ iPad. We’ve seen a handful of part leaks already this year, and so the design show above really isn’t a huge surprise to us. I think the biggest surprise is just how thin the next tablet is going to be. At least, if…

iPhone 5c review – Unapologetically Fantastic

When rumors of a “cheap” iPhone first emerged, we were all fooled, briefly, into thinking Apple was planning to launch a phone that would cost less than $400 SIM-free. “Apple’s aiming at the China market” was the common thread of logic behind it. As soon as Apple officially unveiled the two new versions of iPhone 5 a couple of weeks ago, it became…

Contract free iPhone 5c and 5s coming to Virgin Mobile next Tuesday

Virgin Mobile has announced that the iPhone 5s and 5c will be coming to the carrier on October 1. Virgin is offering 3 plans, starting from $30 a month when you choose the Auto Pay option. The plans are as follows: As you may have noticed, unlimited data only includes 2.5GB, or 3.5 is you buy the Hostpot enabled plan, so you might not be getting as…

Verizon iPhone 5s ships unlocked on GSM LTE bands

iDownload blog has today discovered that, much like last year, the Verizon iPhone 5s is compatible with GSM LTE bands. iDownload’s Jeff Benjamin took a Verizon iPhone 5s, popped the SIM card tray open, and swapped out his Verizon SIM for a T-Mobile No Annual Contract SIM. Because T-Mobile’s No Annual Contract SIM is still “normal-sized”, some…

iPad mini with Retina display yet again rumored to be coming next year

A couple of months back we read a number of reports claiming that Apple either wouldn’t be – or wasn’t decided on – releasing a Retina display-equipped iPad mini this fall. The first generation iPad mini was announced last year at the same time as the 5th generation 9.7″ iPad. Since that day the only real request for updating has been for the display to…

“Leak” claims to show gold iPad mini 2 with Touch ID sensor

Hot on the heels of an earlier leak showing the iPad 5′s rear shell in Space Gray comes another pair of photos claiming to show the second generation iPad mini in the iPhone 5s’ other new color: Gold. While showing you these, I’ll offer the same caution I offered when gold iPhone parts emerged: These could be fake. Up until the day Apple actually announces…

Apple to pay $3.3 million for Click Wheel patent infringement

While Apple’s famous Click Wheel may have passed its prime, the company is just now being forced to pay for a patent infringement lawsuit in Japan. The Click Wheel, which revolutionized screen navigation on iPods (back before touchscreens were common in mobile technology), was apparently already patented in Japan by Japanese inventor Norihiko Saito, who…

Apple has donated over $65 million to (PRODUCT)RED

Since its founding in 2006, (PRODUCT)RED has been an incredbily successful charitable program that is dedicated to fighting AIDS. The program, started by Bono of U2, has expanded over the years and incudes products in many different areas of consumer goods. One of the most prominent examples is the presence of (PRODUCT)RED in Apple Stores. The Cupertino…

Apple’s iPhone 5s case – The perfect illusion of luxury? [Review]

This year, for the first time since it released the Bumper alongside the iPhone 4 in 2010, Cupertino’s designers came up with bespoke official cases to go alongside its two new iPhones. iPhone 5c got its own silicone and microfiber snap-on case covered in holes, which I reviewed a few days back. iPhone 5s got a much more luxurious leather case. No…