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Apple refused Touch ID trademark by USPTO

The US Patent & Trademark Office has refused Apple’s trademark application for “Touch ID”, reports Patently Apple. The decision, which was made in May but has only now been made public, is because another company owns a trademark for “Kronos Touch ID” and the likelihood of confusion given the similarity in naming and technology involved. From the…

iPhone 6 front panel leak shows huge size difference compared to iPhone 5s

Earlier, we read a report claiming that a supposed 5.5-inch version of Apple’s next iPhone wasn’t going to be ready until next year. My issue with any 5.5-inch iPhone rumor is that I don’t believe Apple’s going to release one at all. At least not this year. So it’s not delayed – in my belief – it’s not planned. And component leaks would almost confirm…

Almost an entire day later, iCloud Mail still down for 0.1% users

If you have been having issues with iCloud Mail for a while now, it seems that you may not be alone. According to Apple’s iCloud status site, iCloud Mail has been down for a little over 17 hours now for “0.1%” of users. iCloud Mail “may be unable to receive mail” on any device connected to an affected iCloud account, such as an iPhone, iPad, or even the web…

Analyst: 5.5-inch iPhone 6 may not arrive until 2015

A report from MacRumors quotes a respected analyst, stating that Apple might not launch a 5.5-inch iPhone 6 this year. Apple’s manufacturing partners are allegedly struggling with producing enough of the 4.7-inch models: Production bottlenecks on 4.7-inch iPhone 6 center on the yield rate of in-cell touch panel and metal casing. As in-cell touch panel…

Apple hits back at Chinese state media claim that the iPhone is a threat to national security

Apple has released a statement on its Chinese website titled “Your Location Privacy”, following claims made by Chinese State media that the iPhone is a threat to national security. State controlled Chinese Central Television hit out at the iPhone’s “Frequent Location” function. This feature allows the iPhone to quickly determine a users whereabouts with…

iPhone 6 could be the first iPhone with a 2GHz chip

Rumors floating around the web today predict that Apple’s upcoming iPhone – commonly known as iPhone 6 – is going to be the first smartphone in the company’s portfolio to use a 2GHz processor. Currently, the iPhone 5s has a dual-core CPU clocked at around 1.3GHz. On the downside for spec-junkies, it’s expected that Apple will continue to opt for a…

iWatch production could be delayed until November

A note to investores issued by KGI Securities has today warned that the production of the iWatch may be delayed until November. Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo initially estimated that the product would begin production in September, however he has now changed his estimates, claiming that the project may be a much more complex product to produce. His report claims…

Wunderlist 3 is coming soon, and I can’t wait

Wunderlist has long been one of the few popular apps that still hasn’t been given a proper redesign since the release of iOS 7 and the new design language that came with it. Well, thankfully, that is all about to change; and it looks awesome. The video above is the video that Wunderlist put up announcing that Wunderlist 3, the all new, rethought version of…

Edinburgh’s Princes St Apple Store officially confirmed

After several months of ongoing building work and highly informed speculation, Apple’s Princes St store in Edinburgh, Scotland has finally been officially confirmed. This morning at 7am, Apple’s distinctive logo, set against a polka-dot background was unveiled on the exterior wall of the site, which remains under construction. Whilst the project has been…

iWatch rumors are back as Apple hires two more Nike FuelBand engineers

  Apple has been hiring people from all over the wearable technology, health sciences, and fashion fields for the past few years now in anticipation of what everyone expects to be the ever rumored iWatch. Well, adding on to the hires coming in the wearable field seems to be in the form of two more Nike FuelBand engineers that have recently…