Is The iPhone 6 Getting A Different Power/Lock Button?


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A new series of pictures of third party iPhone 6 cases has been published today, which are suggesting that the device could have an altered power/lock button position. According to images published by nowhereelse.fr, the case that has been identified as an iPhone 6 case has a power button located on the left side of the device rather than on the top. The case also shows a thinner form factor than the iPhone 5 and 5S, as well as altered volume buttons.
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Microsoft Eases Up On Office 365 Pricing For Mac And iPad


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Microsoft has today modified the pricing structure for its Office 365 suite of programs giving Mac and iPad users of the service a little more flexibility in terms of subscription options. Following on from the release of Office for iPad late last month, Microsoft is now offering an Office 365 Personal subscription for one iPad and one Mac for $6.99 per month or $69.99 per year.
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Rumor: Picture Of iPhone 6 Front Panel


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A new image has been published which appears to show the larger front panel of the iPhone 6, shown side by side with an iPhone 5S. The image, published on Weibo (and spotted by iphone.fr) shows an image of the front panel in a production facility with several other new panels racked up in the background. The iPhone 6 panel itself appears to have a significantly larger screen, with slightly thinner side bezels. The positions of the camera, light sensor and Home button all appear to be the same.
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iPhone 6 May Be More Expensive


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A new rumor is suggesting that the iPhone 6 could be significantly more expensive than current models as Apple is apparently negotiating with wireless carriers to increase the price of the device by up to $100. According to Jefferies analyst, Peter Misek, networks are reluctant to make the change as they don’t want to increase the price above the $199 with contract that is currently being charged (via StreetInsider). However, demand for the device means that Apple has a significant amount of influence in terms of dictating carrier-based prices.

It is unclear at the moment whether this is a general cost increase and if the new device would also increase in price for unlocked devices. The reason for the increase is being attributed towards Apple looking to increase their profit margins from the device, which is expected to be the most popular smartphone launched this year.
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Pictures Of An Ultra-Thin iPhone 6 Case Appear


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Some new pictures depicting what is apparently a third party case for a super-thin iPhone 6 device have today been published. The pictures were found by French site nowhereelse.fr and show a case by Asian firm Elam, which has an elongated shape and thinner form factor when compared to those that house the iPhone 5 and 5S. There are no measurements offered other than the picture, but the image does seem to suggest that Apple will be making dramatic changes to the case of the iPhone 6.
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iTunes May Be Revamped


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A new report is suggesting that Apple is considering a revamp of the iTunes Store in order to increase music sales in the face of streaming music services like Rdio and Spotify taking substantial amounts of market share. The report comes from Billboard, who say that Apple is still considering the launch of a streaming music service in order to increase music revenue.

The repot suggests that the overhaul would concentrate on the iTunes Store itself, rather than the iTunes software itself, although it is likely that many users would welcome such a change. With iTunes Radio only succeeding in converting 1-2% of listeners towards buying music, it is clear that streaming music is leading the market.
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Fantastical 2 For iPad Available Now…For A Price


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The popular calendar app by Flexibits, Fantastical 2, has finally been released for the iPad, bring all the features from the iPhone version to the bigger screen. The app, which doesn’t contain any new features for the iPad, offers the same experience as the iPhone version including high quality text parsing for calendar entries. The app itself is available for an introductory period for $9.99 on the iOS app store for a limited time and will soon be priced at $14.99.
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iPhone 6 To Have 4.7 Inch Screen, No 5.5 Inch Model This Fall


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A new report is suggesting that Apple will only be releasing one variant of the next generation model of iPhone, termed the iPhone 6, this Fall and that it will have a larger display (4.7 inches diagonally) than the current model. The report comes from Reuters who apparently have some information from supply chains that say that only a 4.7 inch model of the iPhone 6 will be released, despite Apple having prepared a 5.5 model which is also ready for production.
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Microsoft Office For iPad…A Bad Pricing Strategy?


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Microsoft yesterday launched the long-awaited Microsoft Office for iPad, bringing Microsoft Word, Powerpoint and Excel to Apple’s tablet device for free of charge. There was, however, one major catch with this approach in that users could only view documents with the apps, and would have to subscribe to Office 365 for the sum of $9.99 per month in order to be able to create and edit documents.

While this amount also includes a substantial number of other features such as access to Office 365 online apps, as well as Skype calling minutes and OneDrive storage, it also represents a major barrier to what Microsoft is trying to achieve. Microsoft itself is treating this subscription amount as a monthly charge to enable users to work on any device, anywhere. The only problem is, and it seems strange to point it out, is that they are trying to get Apple users to switch to a paid service when Apple already offers the same thing free of charge.
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Microsoft Office For iPad Launches Today


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New Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has today announced via a press conference that Microsoft Office for iPad will launch today at 11am PST. The new productivity suite will be made available as three separate apps on the iPad, which will all be free of charge. However, initially the apps will only allow viewing of documents, and users will actually require an Office 365 subscription in order to create and edit documents.
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