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.

Rumor Claims Apple Testing iWatch Display

10:59 AM, May. 20th, 2013 · · Rumor

Rumors out of Taiwan claim Apple is currently testing 1.5-inch OLED displays from RITEK for its smartwatch device. That display will apparently be linked to RitFast sensors to make it touch-sensitive.

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If the iWatch is just an accessory to the iPhone or iPad, it doesn't make sense for Apple to release the product. Apple's primary product line is all about stand-alone devices that also happen to interact really well with other Apple gear.

Apple Closing In On Streaming Music Deal

10:48 AM, Apr. 5th, 2013 · · Rumor

Apple has apparently made some headway with record labels and is close to swinging a deal that would let it launch an iTunes-based streaming music service. The alleged deals are enticing to at least two of the labels because they would also include an easy way for listeners to purchase the songs they stream directly from the iTunes Store.

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Streaming music looks seems to be the missing piece in Apple's iTunes lineup right now. Maybe it's time for the company to take on Pandora and Spotify.

Rumors Says iPad mini Getting Retina Display in June

11:15 AM, Mar. 18th, 2013 · · Rumor

The latest iPad mini rumor to surface says the first update for Apple's smaller form factor tablet is coming in June, and will bring with it a much higher resolution display. The rumor also claimed the new iPad mini beefs up its processor and cameras, and may even get a little thinner, too.

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Yes, new iPads are coming. Yes, they'll have new features. No, Apple hasn't talked about time frames or what the new models will include. The rumor mill, however, sure thinks it has it all worked out.

Apple May be Planning Stock Dividend & Buyback Changes

10:03 AM, Mar. 13th, 2013 · · Rumor

Apple is apparently looking at adding more dividends for shareholders or a new stock buyback plan to increase the cash going back to investors, and those changes could be coming this spring. Assuming the rumor pans out, shareholders would get a bigger share of Apple's massive cash horde, although right now there isn't any official confirmation that the company is ready to make an announcement.

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Apple has deep pockets, and everyone wants a piece of the action.

Apple’s iWatch Coming in 2013

10:15 AM, Mar. 4th, 2013 · · Rumor

Apple's rumored "iWatch" smartwatch is apparently real and will start showing up on user's wrists before the end of 2013. That's the word from anonymous sources who claim to know what the Cupertino-based company is up to.

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Assuming Apple has wearable technology devices in its labs is a pretty safe assumption, but that doesn't mean the company plans on making a watch. Apple has already toyed with wearable tech (think iPod nano) so it isn't a big reach to think more is on the way.