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Rumor: iPhone 6 Launch Date Is October 14


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The iPhone 6 will be released to the public on Tuesday, October 14, according to a new report from MacRumors. Citing sources within the Apple retail chain, the report suggests that Apple is preparing for a major retail event on October 14, and that the month of October as a whole will actually be a very busy month for Apple. In addition, the media event that will launch the iPhone 6 will apparently take place exactly one month prior to the launch, on Tuesday, September 16.

The new report is consistent with previous rumors that have suggested that Apple is preparing to announce the new iPhone in the month of September. However, while previous reports have suggested that the iPhone 6 in September, this report points towards a one month gap in between the announcement and the launch.
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Apple Releases New Retina Display MacBook Pro Models


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Several new models of the Retina Display MacBook Pro have today been released by Apple on the online Apple Store and in physical retail stores. In a press release that announced the new Macs, the company has launched new 13 inch and 15 inch models with updated Intel Haswell processors that are faster than the previous generation models. In addition, the company is now offering 8GB of RAM on all 13 inch models, and 16GB of RAM on all 15 inch models.

Interestingly, Apple has also dropped the price of the top of the range 15 inch model (equipped with a 2.5 GHz quad core i7, and 512GB flash storage) from $2599 to $2499. In addition, the company is also offering upgrades in storage of up to 1TB on both models and users can also opt to bump their processors to up to 3GHz dual core on the 13 inch models, and 2.8GHz quad core in the 15 inch models.
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Apple Unleashes Public Beta Of OS X Yosemite


Yosemite
Apple has today released the eagerly anticipated public beta edition of the next generation operating system for the Mac, in the form of OS X Yosemite. Users who have previously signed up for the Mac OS X public beta program will be able to now access redemption codes that will allow access to the beta of OS X Yosemite through the Mac App Store. The OS itself is obviously only a beta, so generally should not be installed on a primary device, as it may still be subject to instability and data loss.
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Rumor: Next Generation iPad Mini Will Be Significantly Lighter And Thinner


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A new report is today suggesting that Apple will be going beyond the thin and light construction of the Retina Display iPad mini and will be shrinking the device even further. According to Taiwanese publication Economic Daily News, the new iPad mini will be up to 30% thinner than the Retina Display iPad mini and will also make the device significantly lighter.

The information is apparently coming from unnamed sources in the Apple supply chain, but it is questionable as to whether this would actually be possible with current technology while improving on the processing power, and retaining the bright Retina Display and 10 hour battery life of the current generation iPad mini. The report touts the possible name for the device as the iPad mini Air.
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Rumor: Apple Readying Three iWatch Models With Two Different Screen Sizes


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The long-rumored iWatch will apparently be launched in two different screen sizes; 1.6 inches and 1.8 inches when measured diagonally, according to a new report from Taiwanese publication Economic Daily News. The report suggests that there will actually be three variants of the iWatch, with one 1.6 inch model and two 1.8 inch models. The difference between the two 1.8 inch versions would be a sapphire screen on the more expensive version for greater protection against damage.
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Rumor: Apple Forming Fuel Cell Partnership


MacBook Air 2013
Apple has apparently been looking to partner with fuel cell firms with a view to using fuel cells in future MacBook devices, according to a new report from The Daily Mail. The report suggests that the company is looking into forming a possible partnership with Intelligent Energy, a fuel cell technology firm that has apparently ‘bought a bundle of patents in tandem with a major international electronics company’, infomation that was revealed through financial filings.
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New Macs With Intel Broadwell Processors Won’t Arrive Until 2015


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A new report has shed some light on the availability of next generation chips set to be released by Intel, codenamed Broadwell. According to Chinese VR Zone, production of the new 14nm chips will not start until much later this year and thus the chips themselves will not be made available for Mac devices until early-2015 at the very earliest. According to the leak, the mobile chips used in MacBook devices will be among the first available, followed by the Broadwell H chips which would be used in the iMac and 15 inch Retina MacBook Pro later in the year.

The reason for the delay in the release is apparently issues with the 14 nanometer process that is used in the chips. It is not clear, however, if Apple would continue to go ahead with their release of brand new Mac devices with inferior processors, or whether they would delay release of the new devices while waiting for the chips to be made available.
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iPhone 6 Will Come In Gold, Silver And Gray


iPhone 6 SIM Card
Following on from Apple’s departure from the traditional black and white with the release of the iPhone 5S in Space Gray, gold and silver, many people have been wondering what colors the new iPhone 6 will actually be available in. It seems that, as a result of component leaks of SIM card trays, as well as other flexes for the volume and power buttons, Apple will be retaining the same color options for the next generation iPhone models (via Czech site Letem svetem Applem.eu).
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Apple Unleashes Third Betas Of iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite


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Apple has today released the third Developer Preview versions of both OS X Yosemite and iOS 8 for testing. The updates, available only to registered members of the Apple Developer program were released together on the respective Developer Portals, and available through the software update mechanism on appropriate devices.

iOS 8 beta 3 brings with it a number of new features and is a fairly sizeable update. The new features include new versions of Find My Friends and Find My iPhone , as well as new Handoff functionality. In addition, iCloud Drive is being offered for the first time, the Dropbox competitor announced at WWDC. There are also a number of new wallpapers, as well as a number of behind-the-scenes bug fixes and updates to the Weather app.
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The iPhone 6 Has A Bigger Battery


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A new report is suggesting that the iPhone 6 will see a moderate increase in battery capacity in order to support the larger screen and increased processing power. According to GforGames who are citing Chinese media reports, the capacity of the battery in the iPhone 6 will actually be between 1,800-1,900 mAh. This is a considerable improvement over the 1,560 mAh battery found in the iPhone 5S and it is therefore likely that Apple is aiming for increased battery life as well as ensuring enough resources for the new device.
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