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Rumor: Siri Coming To Apple TV


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Siri may be coming to Apple TV devices everywhere, if some recent code found in iOS 7.1 is to be believed. According to a report from 9to5Mac, some code references to Siri voice recognition have been found in iOS software versions 7.1 and 7.1.1 which point towards Apple TV being on the list of supported devices for Siri.
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Apple Releases iOS 7.1.1


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Apple has today issued a software update for iOS devices in the form of iOS 7.1.1, a relatively small update which contains a number of bug fixes and improvements to Touch ID on the iPhone 5S. The new update, only a few MB in size, fixes a number of issues with Touch ID, as well as offering improvements in Bluetooth keyboard connections with VoiceOver and keyboard responsiveness.
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Rumor: Launch Of The 5.5 Inch iPhone ‘Air’ Has Been Delayed


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According to a new report, a 5.5 inch version of the next generation iPhone 6, or ‘iPhone Air’ as it has been referred to, will not launch as early as originally anticipated, and will in fact not launch until 2015. The report comes from the Taiwanese publication Industrial and Commercial Times (via MacRumors), and suggests that the reason for the later launch estimate is that Apple is having trouble finding a battery technology that will meet the significantly thinner form factor of the device.
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Apple Bumps Number Of Apple TV Channels


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Apple has today added a number of new channels to the Apple TV device. The company is now offering an additional three channels in the form of Lifetime, A&E and the History Channel. While there are previews available, the new channels require a cable television subscription in order to gain full viewing privileges. All three channels are part of the A&E Network, and comes just weeks after updated versions of the A&E app and the History Channel apps for iOS devices.
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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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