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12.9-Inch 'iPad Pro' Rumored to Feature NFC, Bluetooth Stylus, Force Touch and USB-C

Monday May 4, 2015 6:24 am PDT by
The much-rumored 12.9-inch so-called "iPad Pro" will feature a built-in NFC chip, pressure-sensitive Bluetooth stylus, Force Touch and USB-C port, according to AppleInsider. The report, citing a source familiar with Apple's future product plans, also claims that the larger iPad will have a new touchscreen with improved latency and unsurprisingly be powered by Apple's latest A-series processor. ...

Apple Rumored to Release Updated iPod Touch Later This Year

Thursday April 23, 2015 9:25 am PDT by
Apple is expected to announce a new iPod touch later this year, according to AppleInsider. The report, citing a source familiar with the plans, claims that the refreshed portable media player will likely have a similar design as the current model released over two-and-a-half years ago, and speculates that the next-generation device could have camera and processor improvements. Apple has not...

Apple's 'Project Titan' Car Research May Be Headquartered at Leased Sunnyvale Campus

Friday March 13, 2015 8:51 am PDT by
Apple's "Project Titan", its secretive and much-rumored electric car project, may involve a campus leased by Apple last year that is located in Sunnyvale, California, just a few minutes from the company's main 1 Infinite Loop campus in Cupertino, reports AppleInsider. According to "two people with knowledge of the project", the company has been receiving shipments that may be related to the...

Apple Said to Plan October 21 Media Event to Launch New iPads, OS X Yosemite [Update: No]

Wednesday September 17, 2014 9:56 am PDT by
With its iPhone 6 announcement completed, Apple reportedly is preparing a second announcement event that will will launch new iPad models, claims AppleInsider, citing a trusted insider familiar with the company's pre-launch logistics. The report points to the second half of October for the event, but The Daily Dot has gone a step further and predicted an October 21 event based on its own sources.A...

iWatch Rumored to Include UV Light Exposure Sensor

Monday April 7, 2014 10:54 pm PDT by
Apple's long-rumored "iWatch" smartwatch may include a UV light exposure sensor provided by Texas-based Silicon Labs, according to a new research note from Barclays analyst Blayne Curtis (via AppleInsider). The digital ultraviolet sensor, which was announced in February, is described by Silicon Labs as "ideal for activity-tracking wrist and arm bands, smart watches and smartphone handsets." In...

Apple Winding Down iPad 2 Production After Three-Year Run

Thursday February 13, 2014 7:28 am PST by
Apple is winding down production of the iPad 2 as customer interest in the legacy device dwindles, according to a report from AppleInsider. First introduced in early 2011, the iPad 2 has remained in Apple's product lineup as a lower-price option even as newer iPad models have been discontinued.According to people familiar with Apple's plans, the company has made the decision to ramp down iPad 2...

iMac Reportedly Set to Receive Updates Next Week [Updated]

Tuesday October 16, 2012 7:56 am PDT by
As part of its report detailing part numbers for the "iPad mini", AppleInsider briefly mentions that Apple appears set to launch updated iMacs on October 24, the day after the company's rumored media event.The person also added that Apple is rumored to begin selling new iMac desktops on Oct. 24, one day after the anticipated Oct. 23 event. While there have been rumblings of an iMac update for...

Part Numbers Reveal Apple's Plan for 24 Different 'iPad Mini' Models [Updated x2]

Tuesday October 16, 2012 7:47 am PDT by
AppleInsider has posted a list of 24 different model numbers said to be for Apple's "iPad mini" scheduled for introduction at a media event next Tuesday. According to the list, the iPad will be available in four basic device variants that presumably correspond to different capacities: P101, P103, P105, and P107. The set of four variants suggests that Apple may be releasing the iPad mini...

Alleged New Part Numbers Suggest Over a Dozen New Mac Models Coming at WWDC [Updated]

Wednesday June 6, 2012 8:24 am PDT by
Following yesterday's leak of Mac Pro part numbers, AppleInsider now posts a full list of 27 new part numbers said to be on their way to resellers in Australia. A total of 13 of the part numbers are listed as "standalone kits", indicating that they are accessories, which leaves as many as 14 Mac models included in the launch. Based on hints included in the leaked image and some additional...

Apple Interested In Acquiring German Television Maker Loewe? [Updated: Company Denies]

Saturday May 12, 2012 9:16 pm PDT by
Apple is in talks to acquire German luxury television manufacturer Loewe, according to an unconfirmed report from AppleInsider. The site claims Apple has offered €87.3 million for the company, a 48% premium from Loewe's Friday close on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. Word of the negotiations was exclusively revealed to AppleInsider, and although the offer has yet to be accepted, a source claims...

More Claims of MacBook Pro Adopting MacBook Air Form Factor in 2012 Redesign

Friday February 10, 2012 11:14 am PST by
In two reports back in April and July of last year, we reported that Apple was working on an ultra-thin 15-inch Mac notebook, with the suggestion being that the existing MacBook Pro line would evolve to take design cues and many of the features from the popular MacBook Air. But whether the larger notebooks would be branded as MacBook Pros or MacBook Airs has been unclear. Many had hoped that...

Apple Bringing Store-Within-a-Store Concept to Target?

Friday January 6, 2012 7:07 am PST by
AppleInsider reports that Apple is planning to launch a test program later this year that would see the company open "store-within-a-store" concepts in 25 Target stores around the United States. The stores would be similar to the "Apple Shops" found in a number of Best Buy locations.According to a source familiar with Apple's plans, the company plans to begin operating Apple-branded areas within ...

Apple 'Questioning' the Future of its Mac Pro Line?

Monday October 31, 2011 1:20 pm PDT by
Late last week, we noted that with pricing information on Intel's upcoming Sandy Bridge E Xeon processors surfacing, Apple's options for a potential "Early 2012" Mac Pro have begun to clear up. The Mac Pro has not been updated since mid-2010, and delays in Intel's new chips have pushed their availability out from late this year to early next year. But despite the new processors now being in...

No MacBook Pro Refresh Until Early Next Month?

Friday October 21, 2011 12:50 pm PDT by
Just yesterday, 9to5Mac claimed that a debut of updated MacBook Pro models was "likely" to occur next week, offering a minor speed bump refresh to carry the line through until the launch of Intel's Ivy Bridge platform next year. AppleInsider now reports, however, that the MacBook Pro launch will likely not occur until "early next month".[One source] said that the notebooks' planned introduction...

AppleCare Prepping for October 10th Launch of iOS 5?

Tuesday September 13, 2011 11:14 am PDT by
A source connected to Apple's AppleCare customer service call centers has reportedly indicated to AppleInsider that the company is expecting a large influx of iOS-related support calls beginning Monday, October 10th, potentially signaling a release of iOS 5 to current users on that date.For instance, one person familiar with the matter said his local AppleCare call center has been told to expect...

Apple Preparing to Release Updated AirPort Express Base Station

Tuesday September 13, 2011 7:16 am PDT by
AppleInsider reports that Apple is preparing to release an updated version of its compact AirPort Express wireless base station. Hints of the imminent refresh come from shortages of the existing model being observed at several third-party retailers, but the most concrete evidence comes from a source reporting that Apple is finishing work on its AirPort Utility 5.6 software which makes reference...

Work on Apple's iPhone 5 Ads Reportedly Set to Wrap in Early October

Tuesday August 23, 2011 2:44 pm PDT by
In line with reports that the iPhone 5 will debut in "mid-October", AppleInsider reports that Apple and its longtime advertising partner TBWA/Chiat/Day are beginning work on an advertising campaign to support the new device, with production on the first round of television commercials said to be wrapping up in the first week of October.More specifically, one person familiar with the matter says ...

OS X Lion and New MacBook Airs Coming on Wednesday?

Monday July 18, 2011 9:13 am PDT by
AppleInsider reports that this Wednesday may finally be the day that OS X Lion and new MacBook Air models finally begin shipping as consumers have been anxiously awaiting the releases.According to people with proven track records who would be in a position to know, the new product launches are set to occur later this week. Specifically, one person said the products would be released on Wednesday...

Backlit Keyboard to Return in New MacBook Air?

Tuesday July 12, 2011 1:24 am PDT by
Photo of original MacBook Air by kimb0lene The backlit keyboard will reportedly be making a return to the MacBook Air with the new 2011 models that are quickly approaching release. The seemingly minor feature omission for the 2010 MacBook Air has generated a good bit of backlash on Apple's own support forums. AppleInsider claims that the imminent MacBook Air refresh will bring back...

Apple to Debut 'HD+' 1080p iTunes Movie Services Later This Year?

Friday July 8, 2011 2:47 pm PDT by
AppleInsider reports that Apple may be preparing to begin supporting 1080p movies in its iTunes Store later this year, based on reports of film studios submitting films to Apple in a new "HD+" format at the higher resolution.Thus far, 1080p HD content has largely eluded users of Apple products, with HD versions of videos on the company's digital download service maxing out 720p (1280x720) and...