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As iPhone 5S Launch Nears, China Mobile Receives 1.4 Million Devices


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A new report is suggesting that China Mobile, the largest carrier in the world in terms of subscriber numbers, has received 1.4 million iPhone 5S units as it prepares for the launch of the device in China. The report comes from the Wall Street Journal, who say that, when the launch of the iPhone 5S takes place tomorrow in China, theere will be a substantial number of devices available for purchase.
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Rumor: iPhone 6 To Have An 8-Megapixel Camera Sensor


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A new rumor is today suggesting that Apple will not be making any major upgrades to the sensor in the camera of the iPhone 6. The company will instead apparently be retaining the 8-megapixel standard that is found in the existing iPhone models, introduced as early as the iPhone 4. The rumors stems from the China Post who cite Nomura Securities analysts as saying that while the camera itself will see improvements in image stabilization, the sensor will remain at 8-megapixels. The reasoning is

The iPhone rear camera, whilst retaining an 8-megapixel sensor over the past few generations has received significant upgrades in the image quality that it offers, achieved in part through improving the processing software in the iOS operating system and improvements in other areas such as the new dual LED flash. While several other smartphone manufacturers employ significantly higher resolution sensors, the camera in the iPhone has managed to stay competitive through a variety of other improvements.
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Release Of The First Major OS X Mavericks Update Is Imminent


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The release of a significant software update to the latest version of OS X, 10.9 Mavericks, could be just around the corner. Apple has apparently today seeded an OS X 10.9.1 software update to AppleCare employees for testing (via 9to5Mac). In the past, such a deployment has indicated that the company is preparing to release the update to the public, although it is not yet clear when this would take place.

OS X 10.9.1 is expected to fix a number of issues related to the use of GMail email accounts in OS X, and also contains a number of fixes for the Mail app itself. The update also contains smaller bug fixes including stability improvements to VoiceOver and Safari.
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Rumor: A 4K Display From Apple


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A new speculative report is today pointing towards Apple working on 4K resolution displays with AU Optronics as a potential supplier, according to AmongTech (via MacRumors). The report notes that AU Optronics has recently introduced both 27 inch and 32 inch 4K resolution displays which offer a 4K standard resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. This is a standard that is supported by the new Thunderbolt 2 interface which supports 20Gbit/s data channeling.
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US Customers Can Now Buy A Factory Unlocked iPhone 5S From Apple


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Apple has just updated its online store to allow sales of unlocked iPhone 5S devices to US customers. The company began offering the SIM-free devices without contract earlier today with shipping estimated at around 1-2 weeks at the moment. The cost of the unlocked iPhone models starts at $649 for the 16GB model, rising to $749 and $849 for the 32GB and 64GB models respectively.
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Rumor: New iWatch Device Coming In 1.3-Inch And 1.7-Inch Options


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A new report is suggesting that Apple is preparing to release an iWatch with two different display sizes for consumers. According to the Korea Herald (via MacRumors), an analyst with NPD DisplaySearch, David Hsieh, is claiming that the company will be releasing iWatch devices with both a 1.7-inch display and a smaller 1.3-inch display. The resolutions of both displays are said to be 320 x 320 pixels meaning that the pixel density of the larger iWatch will be slightly lower than the smaller device.
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Rumor: iPhone 6 To Have Significantly Bigger Screen


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Barely days after the launch of the iPhone 5S, a new rumor has appeared suggesting that the next generation iPhone 6 will have a significantly larger display than the current generation models. According to Jeffries & Co analyst Peter Misek, who has issued a new research note, the new iPhone 6 will have a 4.8 inch screen, which is much larger than the 4 inch screen currently found in the iPhone 5, 5S and 5C (via AppleInsider). The information is apparently based on supply chain information although its unclear how accurate this is.
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Customers Can Purchase The iPhone 5S For In-Store Pick-Up Again


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Following on from the initiation, and subsequent discontinuation, of an in-store pickup option for the iPhone 5S, Apple has once again resumed the option in their physical retail stores and the Apple online store. The company had initially started the service on Monday, September 23, just three days after the release of the iPhone 5S, but then on Tuesday, September 24, discontinued the option to select in-store pickup. This was done in the face of massive demand and queues for the iPhone 5S at Apple retail stores.

Now, with the company re-instating the program, customers can once check the availability of the iPhone 5S at multiple retail stores around them during the purchasing process. With the device still in high demand, many stores are still experiencing significant stock shortages and it will likely be many weeks before full availability is seen.
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Apple Releases iOS 7.0.2 With Fix For Security Flaw


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Apple has today released the first universal update for iOS 7 in the form of iOS 7.0.2. The update fixes a a major bug that would allow a malicious user to bypass the Lock Screen passcode option in several devices. In addition the update also ‘reintroduces a Greek keyboard option for passcode entry’. The update itself is relatively small, weighing in at just under 20MB in size, and is available now as an over the air update by using the Software Update function in Settings.
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OS X 10.8.5 Update Unleashed


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Apple has today released a big update for OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion in the form of OS X 10.8.5, an update that is designed to fix a number of issues that remain with the current generation operating system for the Mac. The update, which has been in Developer testing for a number of months, contains a number of fixes for items such as Mail, Wi-Fi file transfers, screen savers, and file transfers over Ethernet connections. The full fix list can be found after the break and the update is available from the Mac App Store Software Update right now.
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