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August 30, 2013

Apple rolls out iPhone trade-in program in U.S. stores

The announcement comes ahead of Apple's widely-expected plan to introduce new iPhone models on September 10.

Apple plans to offer about $120 to $200 for 16GB iPhone 4 and 4S models, and about $225 for a 16GB iPhone 5 in good condition, according to TechCrunch. 

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August 19, 2013

Gold iPhone 5s coming up next

Several sites are reporting that Apple plans to announce a gold-plated iPhone 5S later this year. Gold is a popular color in China, which only stands to help Apple’s sales effort in that region.

The new iPhone is expected to keep the same design as the current iPhone 5, but also include, among other new features, a fingerprint scanner on the Home button for login authentication.

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August 6, 2013

New HiRise $34.95 iPhone 5/iPad mini aluminum charging stand

The HiRise is compatible with iPhones and other Apple devices even while in a carrying case and can be handy for using such apps as FaceTime where you want a simple, secure way to prop the device for viewing.

(Use of the HiRise accessory with the 4th-generation iPad is not recommended because of the device’s size)

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August 6, 2013

Following electrocution controversy, Apple to offer third-party iPhone USB charger replacement program

The program will be held at both official Apple Retail Stores and Authorized Apple Resellers and will officially kickoff on August 16th. 

Apple said it plans to recycle the adaptors that are traded-in. Details from Apple on this limited time offer are below. 

"If you need a replacement adapter to charge your iPhone, iPad, or iPod, we recommend getting an Apple USB power adapter. For a limited time, you can purchase one Apple USB power adapter at a special price — $10 USD or approximate equivalent in local currency. To qualify, you must turn in at least one USB power adapter and bring your iPhone, iPad, or iPod to an Apple Retail Store or [...]

 
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July 22, 2013

Looks like Apple is testing a giant 12.9-inch iPad

Citing unnamed Apple suppliers in Asia, The Wall Street Journal claims that Apple is testing a 12.9-inch iPad and has asked its partners for “prototype smartphone screens larger than 4-inch”.

This report certainly adds weight to the rumor of Apple making a larger iPad. Korean website ETNews carried the same rumor of a 12.9-inch iPad in May and said that the model would bear the somewhat unlikely moniker of the ‘iPad maxi’.

It also appears as though the firm will look to go bigger with future iPhones too, with Reuters reporting last month that Apple is considering 4.7-inch and 5.7-inch screens for the iPhone 5, sizes which would push the Cupertino [...]

 
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July 2, 2013

Mobile ads: iOS winning even more

A new report says iOS's share of the mobile ad market grew from 59% to 64% between May of last year and May, 2013, according to mobile ad firm Velti. Android's share slipped from 41% to 36% in 2013.

The iPhone 5's share grew by 7.4% over the year period, while the iPad added 3.7%.

Velti's report also notes that advertisers are ditching smaller display size ad units in favor of bigger ones.

Full screen interstitial, as well as 300 x 250 and 728 x 90 ads are all showing growth, while 320 x 50 ads on the iPhone specifically have seen a decline in usage. 

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May 23, 2013

Speak up: iPad 5 said to sport rear microphone

The latest iPad 5 rumor nugget is that the tablet will feature a rear-microphone next to the camera, much like the iPhone 5.

The Japanese blog Macotakara further claimed original prototypes of the iPad mini also had rear microphones. But AppleInsider said Apple dropped the microphone found in those iPad mini prototypes right before the final version shipped last autumn.

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May 23, 2013

Loom offers an iCloud alternative for photos

One advantage Loom says it will offer is that it puts all your photos and videos in the cloud, letting you empty your Camera Roll and reclaim lost disk space. Loom uses "smart technology" to intelligently cache photos and videos based on the size of the device that you’re using.

For example, if you’re snapping high-def photos with your 16 GB iPhone 5, you don’t really need the full resolution version of those photos in order to enjoy them on the small screen, or share them with others.

Just like Apple's Photos, Loom also works even when there isn't a network connection available. It will just sync everything you do offline once the [...]

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January 3, 2013

Developer logs suggest Apple is working on the iPhone 6 and iOS 7

According to The Next Web, developer logs have started to appear referencing the ‘iPhone 6.1’, a device that was seemingly being run by iOS 7. The logs also note the iPhone 5 with monikers ‘iPhone 5.1’ and ‘iPhone 5.2’, with the difference between the two depending on the LTE model and 4G band frequency.

While these codes can sometimes by manipulated, the source adds to the authenticity of the report by saying that the IP address of the new iPhone came from inside Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino.

Apple only released the iPhone 5 in September and has traditionally kept to a yearly cycle with the smartphone, only for [...]

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September 25, 2012

Dodo releases sleek iPad and iPhone cases

The Dodocase Durables Wallet & Sleeve Collection designs are made in the U.S. and feature a waxed canvas exterior, a soft felt interior and a mahogany leather accent, making these products suitable for the boardroom and casual everyday office use, but not environments that require something more ruggedized.

The range includes a Wallet case ($49.95) which can fit an iPhone 5 or iPhone 4/4S, and a Sleeve case for the iPad ($64.95).

There are also Sleeve editions for the 11-inch ($79.95) and 13-inch MacBook Air ($84.95).

All of these cases are now available now.

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