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Rumor: Apple Readying Three iWatch Models With Two Different Screen Sizes

iPod nano
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

iMac 2014
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
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Apple Unleashes Third Betas Of iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite

iOS 8
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

iPhone 6 iPhone 5S
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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Another Report Claims Early September iPhone 6 Launch

iPhone 6 Rear
Lending support to some recent reports that the iPhone 6 would be launched by Apple in September of this year, a new report from MacRumors is confirming that the device is indeed going to be introduced by Apple in the early part of the month. The report, from sources unknown, further suggests that the device will be launched shortly after, in the later half of September, but no specific date for either the announcement of the iPhone 6, or the launch, is given.
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Rumor: iPhone 6 Launch Date Of September 25

iPhone 6
Following on from rumors last week that the iPhone 6 would be launched on September 19, a new set of reports are suggesting that the iPhone 6 will in fact be launched on September 25 of this year. The reports stem from sources in China (via GforGames) who are suggesting that the the new device, in addition to launching on September 25, will have a price of around $850 for the 32GB 4.7 inch version and $965 for the 16GB 5.5 inch version.
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Apple Unleashes ‘Back To School’ Promotion With Loads Of Gift Cards

Apple has today unleashed their 2014 ‘Back To School’ promotion, offering free Apple Store gift cards with purchases of new hardware. The offer, which is available only for educational users i.e. students or Faculty, gives a free gift card worth $100 with the purchase of certain new Mac devices (excluding the Mac mini). In addition, a $50 gift card is offered with the purchase of either an iPhone or an iPad. Given that the program is running in several different countries, gift cards of equivalent value will be offered depending on where the device purchased.
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Apple Releases OS X 10.9.4 and iOS 7.1.2 Updates

OS X Mavericks
Apple has today released significant updates for both the Mavericks operating system for the Mac, and iOS for Apple mobile devices in the form of OS X 10.9.4 and iOS 7.1.2. The update for OS X, which comes around six weeks of the release of 10.9.3 contains a number of bug fixes and stability improvements. Apple has incorporated fixes for Macs that were having trouble connecting to known Wi-Fi networks, and also improves the reliability of Wake from Sleep. In addition, the update also contains a new version of Safari in the form of Safari 7.0.5.

The update, which is recommended for all Mavericks users is available through the Mac App Store software update mechanism or can be downloaded directly from the Apple website. It weighs in at around 280MB and is available now.
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