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New patent suggests Apple is developing iWallet

    A new patent published today suggests that Apple is indeed developing an iWallet for a future version of iOS. The publication comes following a string of mobile payment patents filed by Apple, which has led to many to speculate that Apple will feature a mobile payment method either in iOS 7, a later version of iOS, or the next…

AppGratis pulled from the App Store

App discovery service AppGratis has been pulled from the Apple Store, it emerged over the weekend. Neither party has confirmed the reason for AppGratis’ disappearance, however it’s most likely that the app violated one of Apple’s iOS regulations which outlaws apps that promote or feature other apps in the store. The rule states that “Apps that display…

Apple could have sold anywhere between 33-42 million iPhones last quarter.

Ask an analyst what Apple’s got lined up for release this year and you’ll get answers ranging from “Apple iTV complete with iRing controller and secondary display” to “Multi-colored low cost iPhone made of plastic”. It’s quite obvious that none of them are particularly clued up on the future products of our chosen company. Turns out, they’re not too hot…

Google buying WhatsApp for $1B?

Some tasty speculation today from some sources “near the negotiations”. Apparently, Google is very close to buying the popular messenger app, WhatsApp. The cross-platform, versatile IM app has been something of a sensation on the App Store, Google Play and BlackBerry World since it hit the scene a couple of years back. Almost to the point where it’s…

‘iPad mini’ trademark objection retracted by USPTO

Not long ago, we read a report stating that the USPTO had objected to Apple’s request to trademark the name ‘iPad mini’. The patent office stated that the ‘mini’ part of the name was simply indicative of the size and was too general a term to be registered by one company. On Monday (April 8) the office seemingly changed its opinion. The USPTO is now…

iPhone “S” naming system “sends a rather weak message” says former Apple consultant

We’ve become used to Apple taking its own sweet time to hone and perfect its hardware masterpieces. But, one aspect of Apple’s iPhone releases that never fails to drawer criticism is the “in between” or “S” updates in between major design changes. We’ve had the iPhone 3GS, 4S and everyone who’s been following any clues and hints from “in the know”…

Top 5 Stories This Week: iPhone 5S “prototype”, iOS 7 behind schedule, HTC One vs. iPhone 5 and more…

Lots to talk about this week, including a supposed iPhone 5S prototype, rumors that iOS 7 is behind schedule and a camera comparison between the iPhone 5 and HTC One. As always, the links are the headlines, click them to get to the original articles. 1.Alleged iPhone 5S prototype leaked – matches old iPhone patent A little while back, a patent…