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New iPhone 7 concept shows home button built into screen

Recently on Twitter, I saw someone remark that we are past the iPhone solstice. That means that we are now closer to the launch of the next iPhone than we are to the release of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. If Apple follows suit with their previous iPhone release patterns, which they show no sign of changing, we’ll be seeing the release of the iPhone 6s…

Nintendo to release first smartphone game this year, 5 titles by 2017

In an earnings call today, Nintendo CEO and President Satoru Iwata announced that the company will launch its first smartphone game by the end of 2015 as part of its partnership with DeNA. The two games companies also revealed that they plan to release 5 mobile titles by March, 2017. Internally, Nintendo is said to have made “several organizational and…

Chipworks looks into the S1 in the Apple Watch

As soon as the Apple Watch was available in Australia, iFixIt was there to take it apart and see what was inside. But while a lot was known right away, the S1 chip inside needed more time. The Apple S1 is a System in Package that contains the main computing guts of the Apple Watch. And now that Chipworks has taken a look inside the processor on the S1, we…

Apple launches new ‘Everything changes with iPad’ campaign

Apple launched its latest campaign for its line of tablets, entitled ‘Everything changes with iPad’. As has been the case for most of the company’s recent ads, there’s a short film showing off the iPad and its capabilities and an accompanying mini-site. iPad can change the way you do things every day. Take on a new project, pick up a new skill, or…

Apple’s R&D spending increase hints at new projects

When it comes to developing new products, Apple takes a little different approach. Instead of tasking R&D with free reign and working on anything and everything, Apple focuses their R&D efforts into specific products that they want to eventually release. Looking at the latest numbers from Apple’s quarterly results, it looks like they could be…

Apple Watch in-store pick up coming soon

Apple is preparing to offer in-store pick up as an option for new Apple Watch orders. This is the first mention of any stores receiving stock of Apple Watch since retail boss Angela Ahrendts previously announced that the Apple Watch would be an online exclusive throughout its “initial launch period”. The option to arrange in-store pick up is currently…

Apple launches ‘Made for Apple Watch’ program for third-party bands

We’ve already seen a number of third-party straps and bands from big-name accessory makers and Kickstarter upstarts since the Apple Watch debuted. Until now, Apple had remained quiet on the subject but has just announced an official ‘Made for Apple Watch’ program to help brands design and develop bands for the device. The new program is similar in nature…

Here’s how to customize your Apple Watch strap

Apple Watch comes in a number of styles from day one — ranging from $349 to $17,000 — but, as is the case with all fashion purchases, you might still want to add a touch of your own style. With Apple Watch featuring a proprietary strap mechanism, many feared that customization options would be limited beyond Apple’s own band options. But a new video…