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Four New Lightning Adapters, Higher-Power iPad Power Adapter Coming Today

Tuesday October 23, 2012 6:16 am PDT by
9to5Mac has received part numbers, descriptions, and pricing on six new accessories coming later today. The group includes four new Lightning adapters: the previously promised HDMI and VGA adapters as well as Lightning versions of the SD card and USB camera adapters. Also included in the list is a new 12-watt USB power adapter, which appears to be a higher-power version of the 10-watt...
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'iPad Mini' Pricing to Begin at Approximately $329

Saturday October 20, 2012 10:11 am PDT by
9to5Mac reports that pricing for the "iPad mini" is likely to begin at approximately $329 for the entry-level Wi-Fi model, with two higher-capacity models arriving at $429 and $529. Three models of cellular-capable iPad minis will also be available and appear set to carry the same $130 premium over their corresponding Wi-Fi models as seen with the full-size iPad, putting these iPad mini models ...
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Tweaked Full-Size iPad with Lightning Connector Coming Next Week

Friday October 19, 2012 7:30 pm PDT by
In line with one of the theories explaining two dozen iPad part numbers that appeared earlier this week, 9to5Mac reports that half of those part numbers are indeed for a revised version of the third-generation full-size iPad. The revised iPads arriving at next Tuesday's media event will reportedly make the switch to Apple's new Lightning connector, and may include other enhancements as well...
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13-Inch Retina MacBook Pro Pricing to Start at Roughly $1699

Friday October 19, 2012 7:37 am PDT by
9to5Mac reports that it has begun to receive pricing information on the upcoming 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro. According to the information, the entry-level model should be priced in the neighborhood of $1699, a $500 premium over the corresponding non-Retina model.We’ve now received pricing information on the base model and the “better” model. Based on wholesale prices we’ve received, we...
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New iMac and Mac Mini Models to Retain Current Pricing, Add 8 GB RAM Module Options

Thursday October 18, 2012 8:14 am PDT by
9to5Mac reports that prices for Apple's new iMac and Mac mini coming next week will be in line with current pricing, almost certainly confirming that the new iMac models will not carry more-expensive Retina displays.The three Mac mini models will likely be priced at the same $599, $799, and $999 for the two standard models and single server model, respectively. The new iMacs will also feature...

Apple's New iOS Device Marketing: 'Lightning' Dock Connector, 'Earpod' Headphones, 'Loop' Accessory

Wednesday September 12, 2012 5:44 am PDT by
9to5Mac shares some new details about Apple's updates planned for today, outlining some of the marketing terms the company appears to be using for aspects of its new devices. Among the details: First, Apple is said to have been referring to its new dock connector as "Lightning" internally, and that branding is now said to be the public name for the feature as well. The term is suggestive of...
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Apple Splitting iPod Touch Lineup Between Current and New Designs, Increasing Color Options for iPod Shuffle and New Nano?

Friday September 7, 2012 9:32 am PDT by
9to5Mac shares some details on Apple's apparent plans for updated iPods reportedly set to be introduced alongside the iPhone 5 at next Wednesday's media event. Based on the information that appears to come from part numbers in inventory systems, Apple will reportedly be making at least minor changes to three of the current iPod lines. - iPod shuffle: Apple is said be making minor changes at...
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'N42' iPhone 5 to Reportedly Launch at Same Pricing as iPhone 4S

Friday September 7, 2012 7:39 am PDT by
9to5Mac reports that it has received information indicating that Apple will be launching six models of the iPhone 5, code named "N42", at next week's media event. The information indicates that Apple will be releasing black and white versions at the same three prices carried by the iPhone 4S: $199/$299/$399.Here is the part codes matrix for the new iPhone launch from a source at a well-known...
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Updated iPods Arriving Alongside Next-Generation iPhone

Tuesday September 4, 2012 11:43 am PDT by
While the highlight of next week's Apple media event will almost certainly be the next-generation iPhone, 9to5Mac reports that updated iPods are also likely to be unveiled at the event. Details on the updates are scarce, but it appears that Apple will be releasing two or three updated product lines, all of which will be available in multiple colors. Two of the lines appear to correspond to...
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iOS 6 Automatically Scales to Fit Taller 1136x640 iPhone Display

Tuesday August 7, 2012 9:28 am PDT by
9to5Mac reports that it has discovered through some testing with Apple's official iOS simulator that iOS 6 is capable of automatically scaling its home screen display to fit a taller 1136x640 display, compared to the current 960x640 display. Numerous rumors and part leaks have indicated that Apple will be including a taller display on the next-generation iPhone to be introduced next month.Thanks ...
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Next-Generation iPhone Prototypes Reportedly Support NFC for Mobile Payments

Monday June 25, 2012 6:47 am PDT by
9to5Mac reports that it has reanalyzed the previously-obtained hardware code dump for Apple's next-generation iPhone prototypes and discovered that the code makes reference to hardware components supporting near field communication (NFC) capabilities.We’ve previously been able to pull data from PreEVT iPhone 5,1 and iPhone 5,2 prototypes codenamed N41AP (5,1) and N42AP (5,2), which leads us to ...
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MacBook Air Upgrades Said to Include Up to 8 GB RAM and 512 GB SSD

Monday June 11, 2012 7:36 am PDT by
9to5Mac reports that it has received information on the MacBook Air upgrades to be announced today, with each of the 11.6-inch and 13.3-inch sizes arriving in two standard configurations with a third customizable high-end configuration also heading into stock at some retailers. According to the report, the initial model descriptions include not only a boost in processor performance to...
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Details on New Mac Pro and MacBook Pro Specs Surface, Retina Notebook Still Under Wraps [Updated]

Monday June 11, 2012 3:26 am PDT by
9to5Mac reports that it has obtained details on the configurations of the Mac Pro and MacBook Pro to be released later today, with specifics on a number of accessories also appearing. The list is not complete, however, as it does not include details on the thinner Retina-display notebook, which is believed to be coming as a third member of the MacBook family, or the MacBook Air. As...
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Mac Pro to Finally See Updates Next Week

Tuesday June 5, 2012 3:00 pm PDT by
Shortly after word that Apple had pulled Mac Pro stock from their retail stores, 9to5Mac has been able to track down new retail part numbers for Mac Pro updates that they believe to be due next week. MD770LL/A – K5BPLUS,BETTER, BTR-USA MD771LL/A – K5BPLUS,BEST,BTR-USA MD772LL/A – K5BPLUS,ULTIMATE,BTR-USAPricing is said to be "similar to current Mac Pro models". The new models come in three...
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Apple to Update Nearly Entire Mac Lineup at WWDC?

Monday June 4, 2012 8:45 pm PDT by
9to5Mac reports that Apple will update nearly all of its Mac products at next week's Worldwide Developers Conference, with "at least four" out the company's five Mac families seeing upgrades. The most solid candidate for an upgrade is the MacBook Pro, which has been reported by numerous sources to be gaining a slimmer form factor with the update. Apple's iMac and MacBook Air lines are also...
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Siri Reportedly Coming to iPad with iOS 6

Monday June 4, 2012 7:56 am PDT by
9to5Mac reports that one of the major new features coming in iOS 6 is the addition of Siri to the iPad. Siri is currently supported only on the iPhone 4S, with the new iPad having gained the dictation aspect of Apple and Nuance's voice recognition partnership but not seeing the inclusion of full Siri support at its launch earlier this year. Mockup of Siri for iPad Siri on the iPad is...

iOS 6 to Add Safari iCloud Tabs, VIP Mail Recipients, 'Do Not Disturb' Mode?

Monday June 4, 2012 7:17 am PDT by
Back in March, we noted that Apple had activated Safari tab syncing through iCloud in OS X Mountain Lion Developer Preview 2, with the feature designed to allow users to sync open browser tabs across Macs and presumably iOS devices. Now in a new report from 9to5Mac outlining several OS X Mountain Lion features that will also be making their way to iOS 6, the site unsurprisingly notes that Safari ...
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Next-Generation iPhone Said to Use S5L8950X Application Processor, Unknown SGX543 Graphics Variant

Thursday May 31, 2012 10:09 am PDT by
9to5Mac reports that it has more details on the next-generation iPhone, receiving some information from a source with access to a prototype of the device and other data from a build of iOS 6 said to be targeting the forthcoming device. Among the highlights: - Details in the iOS 6 beta indicate that the next-generation iPhone will run an application processor identified as S5L8950X. That...
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More Photos from Claimed Next-Generation iPhone Include Front Panel with Centered FaceTime Camera

Tuesday May 29, 2012 9:03 am PDT by
Following today's leaked photos of a claimed next-generation iPhone part containing the back plate and sides of the unreleased device, 9to5Mac has received more photos showing these same parts in black and white, as well as a mid-frame plate. Click for larger In addition, the source has also provided a photo of what is claimed to be the next iPhone's front panel in black, which shows that...
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Claimed Rear Shell with Sides for Next-Generation iPhone Surfaces [Updated x2]

Tuesday May 29, 2012 7:18 am PDT by
9to5Mac reports that iPhone repair firm iFixyouri has received information on a new part claimed to be the rear shell for the next-generation iPhone. The part is reportedly made of an aluminum alloy that integrates both the rear panel and sides for the device. Notably, the part is relatively consistent with previous claims that the next-generation iPhone would integrate a "metal panel" to...