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Next iPad mini’s Retina Display to Raise Production Cost 30%

6:08 AM, Feb. 18th, 2013 · · Rumor

iPad mini Retina Display

Recent rumors suggest that the second-generation iPad mini will adopt a Retina resolution display that exceeds the pixel density of its larger sibling, but doing so could raise the production cost of the device by more than 30 percent due to the need for additional backlighting and GPU performance. The change would also hit Apple's already shrinking margins, which have negatively affected the company's stock price.

iOS Passcode Bug Fix Apparently Coming Next Week

12:36 PM, Feb. 15th, 2013 · · Rumor

A report surfaced Friday morning claiming Apple plans to release iOS 6.1.2 early next week with a fix for the passcode bug that gives access to a locked iPhone through a series of taps and swipes. The update will apparently also include a promised fix for a Microsoft Exchange-related issue that's causing fast battery drain.

Apple’s iWatch Team Apparently 100 Strong

9:13 AM, Feb. 13th, 2013 · · Rumor

Rumors surrounding Apple's iWatch smartwatch device keep coming on strong and the latest claims the company has 100 people working on the unconfirmed product. The team apparently includes hardware and software designers from the iPhone and iPad, managers, and staff from the company's marketing group.

New Apple Patent May Hint at Features of Rumored “iWatch”

8:35 PM, Feb. 12th, 2013 · · Rumor

Apple Motion Patent

Apple has been granted a broad patent describing how advanced sensors attached to devices or worn by users can monitor and analyze movement, force, and environmental conditions. Many of the described functions fit well with possible features of the rumored Apple "iWatch."

Multiple Sources Claim an Apple “iWatch” Is On The Way

11:49 PM, Feb. 10th, 2013 · · Rumor

Apple iWatch

Rumors of a forthcoming Apple “iWatch” exploded over the weekend, fueled by reports that the Cupertino iDevice maker is already testing prototypes of a device that will run a version of iOS and integrate closely with the iPhone.

Renders Compare Rumored 5th Gen iPad to Current iDevices

10:57 AM, Feb. 7th, 2013 · · Rumor

iPad 5 Renders

Rumors and leaks suggest that the 5th gen iPad will be thinner and narrower with the same relative proportions as the iPad mini. Using this information, MacRumors has prepared high quality renderings of what such a device would look like.

Apple Reseller Hints at Spring Launch for New Mac Pro

8:59 AM, Feb. 6th, 2013 · · Rumor

New Mac Pro Spring France

Apple may finally unveil the long-awaited update to the Mac Pro in the next few months, according to information reportedly given by the company to an Authorized Reseller in France this week. With the current Mac Pro about to be banned in the EU due to new safety requirements, Apple has reportedly promised a new Mac Pro model for this spring.

iPhone 4S Reportedly Accounted for Over 40% of Q1 iPhone Sales

5:46 AM, Feb. 6th, 2013 · · Rumor

iPhone 5 vs iPhone 4S Sales

Sources claim that over 40 percent of Apple's iPhone sales last quarter were from the iPhone 4S. Is this a bad sign for the iPhone 5, an understandable consequence of the iPhone 5's rollout, or merely false rumors in a battle between the companies that produce the two iPhone models?