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Originally posted on 9to5Mac:
Images posted on Weibo claim to show an iPhone 6 under testing at Foxconn, via GforGames. The validity of these images cannot be confirmed, but the shots do line up with previous rumours. The iPhone 6 depicted here has…

iPhone 6 displays could go into mass production next month, 5.5-inch model reportedly delayed

Originally posted on 9to5Mac:

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Reuters is reporting that the displays for the next-generation iPhone could go into mass production as soon as May, with Japan Display, LG, and Sharp all said to be working on them. Previous reports indicated that the iPhone 6 would be available in two different sizes: 4.7 inches and 5.5 inches. According to today’s new report, however, the larger model could see delays of several months due to manufacturing difficulties.

Apple is expected to announce the iPhone 6 later this year.

The updated smartphone will run a new version of the company’s iconic iOS software that—as reported by 9to5Mac—will feature a new focus on health and fitness; better iCloud tools for developers; Preview and TextEdit companion applications; changes to Messages and Game Center; and improvements to the Maps application, including public transit directions and better 3D support.

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Mac Pro shipping estimates slip to 5-6 weeks from April delivery into May

Originally posted on 9to5Mac:

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It looks like Apple’s shipping estimates on its new Mac Pro have once again slipped with at least Apple’s US online store listing shipping availability as “5-6 weeks.” That puts the current delivery dates for the Mac Pro at sometime during May. Previously, Apple’s website was listing an available to ship date as “April.”

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What are the five iOS features Apple is claiming that Samsung (or Google) stole?

Originally posted on 9to5Mac:

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With the second patent battle between Apple and Samsung now underway, we thought it would be useful to look at each of the five features Apple claims Samsung (or Google) stole from iOS.

The patents are, of course, worded in the usual dense legaleze. If you want to read them for yourself, you can find them on the US Patent and Trademark Office website in the links below. But here’s my reading of what each one is about, in plain English … 

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Why the wild success of Flappy Bird apparently burned its creator

Originally posted on Quartz:

It may seem odd that a hugely successful online game like Flappy Bird would disappear before the internet had time to get tired of it. But the dramatic rise and fall of the game is less surprising when you consider how global and instantaneous breakout successes in the gaming world have become.

Flappy Bird, created solely by a little-known Vietnamese developer named Dong Nguyen, had been topping Apple’s iTunes Store and Google’s Play Store downloads for almost a month. But Nguyen pulled the simple but difficult and addictive game at the height of its success; it had been pulling in around $50,000 a day in advertisements. It’s hard to know exactly what caused the game’s sudden popularity. Its global downloads spiked suddenly in November after a quiet launch in May, and some speculate that Nguyen used, er, fowl play to boost the game’s visibility.

Nguyen hails from a country that’s…

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Flappy Bird being taken off the stores?

Originally posted on J-Gaming:

Remember Flappy Bird? The game that got too big too quickly, because of its fair but stupid hard gameplay? The really simple game that got a guy over $50,000 every day? Your days of being furious might be ending, because the guy is taking the game off the markets.

That included Apple’s iOS App Store, and Google’s Google Play.

Good news for Android users that are rooted. There is a way to rip the app from your device into an installable form, allowing you to play it possibly forever. Bad news for iOS users is that once it’s gone, it’s gone.

The reason why someone listed an iPhone with Flappy Bird installed, for $650. Yikes.

So if the game is still available for you, DON’T UNINSTALL IT. Be pre-cautious and back it up somewhere. You don’t want to lose what could be one of the hardest games of the year.

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Analyst: Apple’s iWatch could generate $17.5B in first year

Originally posted on Gigaom:

Apple(s aapl) could be sitting on a potential goldmine, according to Morgan Stanley analysts. In a research note to investors on Tuesday, the firm noted that the rumored iWatch could generate up to $17.5 billion in first-year sales, outpacing the iPad, which debuted at $12 billion.

That $17.5 billion figure assumes a price tag for the iWatch of $299 and a well-stocked supply chain. If Apple were to face supply chain constraints — as it did with the iPhone 5s – revenue could fall to $10 to $14 billion, which is still pretty impressive.

The reason for such a high estimate is because Morgan Stanley believes the iWatch will function as an accessory to Apple’s other iOS devices. “Our working assumption is that iWatch largely will be adopted as an accessory device and, therefore, sold into the existing customer base, like the iPad, rather than to new customers, like the iPod…

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Analyst: Apple’s iWatch could generate $17.5B in first year

Originally posted on Gigaom:

Apple(s aapl) could be sitting on a potential goldmine, according to Morgan Stanley analysts. In a research note to investors on Tuesday, the firm noted that the rumored iWatch could generate up to $17.5 billion in first-year sales, outpacing the iPad, which debuted at $12 billion.

That $17.5 billion figure assumes a price tag for the iWatch of $299 and a well-stocked supply chain. If Apple were to face supply chain constraints — as it did with the iPhone 5s – revenue could fall to $10 to $14 billion, which is still pretty impressive.

The reason for such a high estimate is because Morgan Stanley believes the iWatch will function as an accessory to Apple’s other iOS devices. “Our working assumption is that iWatch largely will be adopted as an accessory device and, therefore, sold into the existing customer base, like the iPad, rather than to new customers, like the iPod…

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Really good article. 👍

Originally posted on Injection Blog:

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Recently Facebook published a new app called Paper. Now there is a lot of controversy dealing with the name and branding, due to another very popular app called Paper, but that’s not what I’m here to talk about today. I think that is unfortunate, and I can only hope that everything is resolved on good terms, but there’s nothing I can do, so unlike other media post, I’m moving forward.

Paper is OUTSTANDING, and I think it should 100% replace the current Facebook application. The UI is gorgeous, and the features are great! It’s just beautiful, and I love it. The few people I’ve discussed the new app with among my friends and colleagues have argued one fair point, and as I continue to recommend this great app to others, I’m sure this point will continue to pop up as it already has on various news articles.

It is completely…

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