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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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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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Rumor: Picture Of iPhone 6 Front Panel


iPhone 6 Front Panel
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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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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Rumor: iPhone 6 To Launch In September


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The iPhone 6 could apparently launch in September of this year, according to a new report from Japanese publication Nikkei. The report states that the new device could be launched in both 4.7 inch and 5.5 inch screen sizes and the resolution of both screens are expected to be significantly higher resolution, rather than simply increasing the pixel size.
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Apple Launching 8GB iPhone 5C Tomorrow


iPhone 5C 8GB
Apple is planning to launch a new model of the iPhone 5C with only 8GB of onboard storage according to a rumor that has been circulated today (via German language site Caschys Blog). In support of the claims is an image published by Engadget (shown above) which appears to be the packaging for the device showing the 8GB storage and the new model number of the device. The new model is apparently identical in specifications to the current model of the iPhone 5C, but with lower storage.

The smaller storage capacity will likely allow Apple to launch the device at a substantially lower price point than the current SIM-free base model iPhone 5C which is priced at $549. With a $100 difference between the 16GB and the $649 32GB model, one could assume the 8GB model will launch at $449, but its more likely to be around the $479-$499 price point, particularly given the low costs associated with flash storage.
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Microsoft Office For iPad And iPhone Is Ready For Release


Microsoft Office iPad
Microsoft Office for iOS devices is apparently ready to be released to the public, according to a new report (Reuters). Microsoft has apparently been working so hard on the software that it is ready for a full release as soon as new Microsoft Chief Executive, Satya Nadella, has decided when it will be released. According to the report, Microsoft is losing a substantial amount of income, around $2.5 billion per year, the longer that it delays release of an iPad version.

Given that Office for the iPad will be targeted towards both business and personal users, there will likely be the strongest possible focus on cloud storage, probably via Microsoft OneDrive, and team collaboration, taking influences from Google Docs.
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