Apple TV Release Date

Brand new Apple TV with Kinect-like motion controls to launch in late 2014

By on April 10, 2014 at 8:55 AM.

Brand new Apple TV with Kinect-like motion controls to launch in late 2014

Rumors surrounding a refreshed Apple TV with enhanced capabilities and redesigned software have been swirling for months, but they kicked into high gear on Thursday morning when the most reliable Apple analyst on the planet issued a new report with plenty of details on Apple’s next set-top box. More →

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iWatch Release Date

Apple’s iWatch said to come in two sizes, high-end model to cost thousands of dollars

By on April 10, 2014 at 7:45 AM.

Apple’s iWatch said to come in two sizes, high-end model to cost thousands of dollars

Does Apple plan to launch a diamond-encrusted iWatch to compliment its gold iPhone 5s? Probably not, but well-connected Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities says that Apple is planning to launch several different iWatch models in 2014, including a high-end version that will cost thousands of dollars. More →

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Retina MacBook Air Release Date

Apple reportedly launching Retina MacBook Air and cheaper iMac this year

By on April 10, 2014 at 7:00 AM.

Apple reportedly launching Retina MacBook Air and cheaper iMac this year

Apple’s iMac computer lineup is gorgeous, sleek and powerful, but the models that make up the iMac family are very pricey. The MacBook Air lineup is thin, well-designed and quite capable, but there is no ultra-high resolution option like there is in the MacBook Pro family. According to a new report from an extremely reliable source, Apple is righting both of those wrongs in 2014. More →

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Apple iTunes Store Overhaul

Apple is planning a major iTunes overhaul to stop it from getting crushed by Pandora

By on April 9, 2014 at 9:45 PM.

Apple is planning a major iTunes overhaul to stop it from getting crushed by Pandora

Back in the days when MP3s were all the rage, Apple’s iTunes Store was the go-to place to pick up music for your iPod. But now that streaming services such as Pandora and Spotify have made it cheaper than ever to just stream music to our devices, people have stopped shelling out money for MP3s. This is a problem for Apple, which has seen digital music sales steadily decline even after it launched its iTunes Radio streaming service last year in an effort to get more people to buy music they like. More →

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Apple iOS Design Jony Ive

Apple’s Ive ousts Greg Christie, designer of the iPhone’s most iconic feature

By on April 9, 2014 at 4:15 PM.

Apple’s Ive ousts Greg Christie, designer of the iPhone’s most iconic feature

Greg Christie, a longtime Apple engineer who spearheaded the design of the iPhone’s slide-to-unlock feature, is apparently leaving Apple after repeated clashes with Apple senior vice president of design Jony Ive. 9to5Mac’s sources say that Christie’s departure as Apple’s human interface vice president means that Ive has now taken complete control over the design of iOS and that this represents a major shakeup to the iOS design team.

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Old Computer Advertisements

You have to check out this awesome collection of ancient computer advertisements

By on April 9, 2014 at 2:43 PM.

You have to check out this awesome collection of ancient computer advertisements

We spend a lot of time looking forward here on BGR, but sometimes it’s fun to stop for a moment and look at the past to see how far we’ve come… and to laugh a little bit at how ridiculous some things look in hindsight. More →

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iPhone 6 iOS 8 Home Screen

Does this leaked image show iOS 8 on the iPhone 6?

By on April 9, 2014 at 2:01 PM.

Does this leaked image show iOS 8 on the iPhone 6?

An screenshot that supposedly shows iOS 8 running on an iPhone 6 has been posted on Weibo, seemingly revealing what Apple’s upcoming new iOS build will look like on a bigger display. While the image is yet to be confirmed, it suggests the home screen will have a five by seven icon arrangement, including the five-app dock row, compared to the four by six grid on current 4-inch iPhones. Furthermore, the image has a rather strange resolution of 1,600 x 966 pixels that doesn’t really resonate with other screen resolutions Apple uses on existing iPhone and iPad models. More →

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iWatch Release Date

New report claims September debut for Apple’s iWatch

By on April 9, 2014 at 11:29 AM.

New report claims September debut for Apple’s iWatch

Apple’s “iWatchmay or may not be an actual smartwatch. Whatever the much rumored and hotly anticipated wearable device is or is not, a new report claims it will finally debut this coming September after years of speculation. More →

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Apple Vs. Samsung Patent Suit

The best evidence yet that Apple has gotten too greedy in its war against Samsung

By on April 9, 2014 at 9:35 AM.

The best evidence yet that Apple has gotten too greedy in its war against Samsung

The Apple vs. Samsung patent showdown has mostly been a one-sided affair so far, as juries have regularly awarded Apple massive sums of money at Samsung’s expense. However, FOSS Patents’ Florian Mueller thinks that Apple may have finally gone too far with its latest suit that claims $2.2 billion in damages against Samsung and that has the potential to permanently cripple its ability to make a profit from selling smartphones. More →

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iPhone 6 Rumors

New report claims to reveal iPhone 6 and iPhone phablet launch timing

By on April 9, 2014 at 9:00 AM.

New report claims to reveal iPhone 6 and iPhone phablet launch timing

Another day, another set of iPhone 6 rumors that trickles out from the East. According to the latest report, Apple’s next-generation iPhone 6 is getting ready to enter its mass production phase in the coming months. The timing would align perfectly with a launch this fall, which is the timeframe expected by most industry watchers. Interestingly, however, this new report suggests that Apple’s second new iPhone for 2014 won’t hit mass production until late in the third quarter, which obviously suggests that it won’t debut until sometime later in the year or even sometime in early 2015. More →

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iWatch Specs UV Sensor

Here’s one more reason to hold out for the iWatch

By on April 8, 2014 at 4:37 PM.

Here’s one more reason to hold out for the iWatch

Buyers looking for a new smartwatch have one more reason to ignore everything else and hold out for Apple’s iWatch, Barrons reports. In addition to rumored sensors that will be able to measure various health-related parameters, the iWatch may also pack an ultraviolet light sensor from Silicon Labs, according to a note to investors from Barclays’s chip analyst Blayne Curtis. More →

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iPhone 6 vs iPhone 5s vs iPad mini

iPhone 6 sized up against iPhone 5s and iPad mini in new renders

By on April 8, 2014 at 1:20 PM.

iPhone 6 sized up against iPhone 5s and iPad mini in new renders

Alleged iPhone 6 design drawings that were leaked back in March have already inspired one designer to come up with a set of iPhone 6 renders that imagine what the new smartphone might look like. However, MacRumors has come up with its own set of renders based on the drawings, commissioning designer Ferry Passchier to render the 4.7-inch and 5.7-inch iPhone 6 models based on those design sketches and to compare them with current devices. More →

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