Amazon Reportedly Developing Amazon-Branded Android Console

7:22 PM, Aug. 9th, 2013 · · Rumor

The Amazon Crystal Ball

Amazon is reportedly developing an Amazon-branded TV console that would run on Android and use apps found on the Amazon Appstore for Android. The device will supposedly have its own dedicated game controller and be available by Black Friday for the holiday shopping season. Bryan Chaffin offers his thoughts on the subject.

China Labor Watch Outs Apple’s Low-Cost iPhone in Undercover Report

8:33 PM, Jul. 29th, 2013 · · Rumor

Clarity in the Apple Crystal Ball

Activist group China Labor Watch (CLW) has outed—or confirmed, depending on your point of view—Apple's plans to release a low-cost iPhone model. In a report accusing Apple supplier Pegatron of labor violations, the labor rights group described an iPhone with a plastic back that it said Apple will release "soon."

New ‘Mac Pro’ Image Pushed to Mac Sites [Update]

5:36 PM, Jun. 9th, 2013 · · Rumor

A New Mac Pro?

An interesting image of what is supposedly a new Mac Pro was sent to several Mac sites on Sunday, including The Mac Observer. There's no context, there's no additional information, and there's zero track record with the anonymous sender, but it's an interesting image.

Apple Pushing for iRadio Launch at WWDC

8:55 AM, Jun. 3rd, 2013 · · Rumor

Apple is reportedly pushing to wrap up deals with music labels for a streaming music service launch announcement at its annual World Wide Developer Conference next week in San Francisco. Rumors that Apple signed a deal with Universal Music surfaced last month, and now reports are claiming Sony Music is on board, too.

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Even though Apple hasn't confirmed iRadio is happening, so much information has leaked that is sounds like it's only a matter of when -- not if -- an announcement happens. Unveiling the service at WWDC may not seem like the best fit, but Apple has used its event keynote in the past to introduce new products, and if there aren't other big announcements planned, iRadio would be a nice addition to keep the media and analysts happy.

Next iPhone to be Even More Retina

10:27 AM, May. 28th, 2013 · · Rumor

Apple's next iPhone model will bump its Retina Display to be evenmore Retina by increasing the total number of on screen pixels from 727,040 up to 1.5 million while keeping the same display size. That rumor comes from anonymous sources talking with Weiphone.

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It's hard to imagine the iPhone diplay looking better than it does now, but that doesn't mean Apple won't try. If the next generation iPhone does go higher resolution, how close to the display will we need to get to tell the difference between it and the iPhone 5?

What’s Black and White and Flat All Over? iOS 7

7:35 PM, May. 24th, 2013 · · Rumor

iOS 7 Mockup

The first delicious rumors have emerged on what Sir Jonathan Ive is doing to iOS 7. 9to5Mac reported that unnamed sources have described the new look and feel for iOS 7 as "black and white and flat all over," a play on the old-school riddle about newspapers*. The sources also said that iOS 7 will focus almost entirely on this interface change rather than on new features.

Japanese Rumor Says Apple Prepping Multicolor iPhone & iPhone 5S

6:52 PM, May. 24th, 2013 · · Rumor

iPhone Mockups

Apple is working on an inexpensive iPhone model that will come in multiple colors, according to Japanese site Macotakora. The same story also said that Apple was working on the expected iPhone 5S, and that this device might also be available in different colors. Bryan Chaffin weighs the information.

Analyst: iWatch Coming in 2014 with Biometrics

1:15 PM, May. 23rd, 2013 · · Rumor

Don't plan on spending your money on an Apple smartwatch this year, according to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. He expects the rumored iWatch will surface later in 2014 and that it will include biometric-related features, too.

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It's a pretty safe bet that Apple is experimenting with wearable technology in its labs, and that most likely includes watch-type devices. Whether or not any of those products ever make it to market remains to be seen, and it's also a safe bet they won't make it out of testing if Apple doesn't think they'll be market changing devices.