Apple May Offer iPad Air In-store Personal Pickup Friday

11:28 AM, Oct. 29th, 2013 · · Rumor

Apple's new iPad Air will go on sale this Friday, November 1, and the company isn't offering pre-order sales. Instead, shoppers will have to line up Friday morning to get theirs, but one report claims we'll also be able to order online and pick up in the store later in the day without any waiting.

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Apple hasn't said yet whether or not it'll offer Personal Pickup service for the iPad Air, but is sure would be convenient. It would also make for a surprise change since the company hasn't previously offered the service on iPad launch days.

Amazon’s French Tea Leaves Vaguely Hint at Tuesday Apple TV Refresh

9:12 PM, Oct. 18th, 2013 · · Rumor

Tea Leaves

There is no rumor like an Apple rumor, and there is no company like Apple to cause the world to pore over everything it can to find even the vaguest hints of what the company is planning. Today is one of those days, because Amazon's French and German sites did a tiny little thing that might hint at an Apple TV refresh during the October 22nd media event the company will hold in San Francisco.

T-Mobile Schedule Blackout Hints at iPhone 5S Release Date

8:38 AM, Aug. 29th, 2013 · · Rumor

T-Mobile has apparently blocked employee vacations between September 20 and September 22, which would coincide nicely with the expected release of the iPhone 5's successor. Apple will be hosting a special iPhone-related media event on September 10, and typically new models ship about a week later, or in this case, September 20.

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Apple hasn't confirmed new iPhones are coming, or that it is hosting a September launch event. Still, with the number of images and videos of the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C that have hit the Internet most of these are feeling like rumors only in name. Rumors of T-Mobile's employee blackout dates fit, too, so there's a pretty good chance people will be lining up on September 20 to get their new iPhones.

Reports Claim Next iPhone Processor 31% Faster and/or 64-Bit

2:26 PM, Aug. 26th, 2013 · · Rumor

The Apple Crystal Ball

Rumors and reports of Apple's next-generation processor for its iOS devices are spreading fast. Over the weekend, Fox News anchor Clayton Morris tweeted that unnamed sources told him Apple's unannounced A7 processor are "very fast," and another report claimed that Apple has been testing 64-bit versions of the A7 chip. Bryan Chaffin takes these rumors for a spin.

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."