Apple is currently in talks with U.S. cable television providers to adapt the Apple TV device into a full-featured set-top box for viewing and recording live television. The proposed device would merge Apple’s existing Apple TV online and local streaming capabilities with TiVo-like functionality for live television.
Microsoft’s Surface tablet was announced to significant fanfare in June. Many pundits and early reviewers were impressed with the product’s design and software implementation of the new touch-focused Windows 8, but everyone was curious about one thing: the price. New information now suggests that Microsoft’s answer to the iPad will launch on October 26 for $199.
The rumored ‘iPad mini’ may look more like a larger iPod touch than a smaller iPad, according to a growing consensus powered by third party case leaks and schematics. In contrast with the iPad, which maintains a roughly uniformly wide bezel around the entire screen, the iPad mini may have a relatively thin bezel on the long dimensions, much the same as the iPod touch and iPhone.
New “leaked” photos posted late Sunday claim to show the logic board of the next generation “iPhone 5.” The photos show the front and rear of a logic board distinctly different from that on the iPhone 4 and 4S.
If you’re hoping for updates to Apple’s desktop Macs, there’s new information to whet your appetite: AppleInsider reported that a Mountain Lion boot camp file lists new Mac Pro and iMac models that have yet to be announced. In the past, these sorts of mentions in OS X and iOS files have signaled new products.
Three days after releasing supposedly leaked images showing a nano-SIM card tray in the next iPhone, new images have surfaced providing another look at the nano-SIM tray, a larger glass front, what appears to be part of the back of the phone, internal sensors, component connectors, and home buttons.
Reviving rumors from earlier this year, Research in Motion [RIMM] is up over 10 percent in early trading on rumors that mobile giant Samsung is interested in acquiring the beleaguered device maker.
Apple is reportedly in talks to acquire The Fancy, a social e-commerce site in the style of Pinterest. With the acquisition, Apple allegedly hopes to grab a slice of the growing e-commerce market, expanding the choices for the company’s 400 million iTunes customers from digital media to general online shopping.
Rumors are mounting that Apple will be holding a media event on September 12th to introduce a new iPhone. iMore kicked off a frenzy with a report about the event early Monday morning, and The Loop tossed a single word into the fray, “Yep.”
Apple will reportedly be hosting a special media event on September 12 where it will unveil the next generation iPhone along with a smaller form factor iPad with a release on September 21. If true, the new iPhone would be shipping less than a year after Apple started selling the iPhone 4S.
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