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Composite Mockup of iOS 6 Maps App Based on Purported Leaked Screenshots

Tuesday May 29, 2012 6:42 am PDT by
BGR reports that it has received a set of blurry photos showing portions of the new Maps app that Apple is said to be preparing for launch in iOS 6. Based on those photos, the site has put together a composite mockup demonstrating how the app would appear in its entirety.BGR has obtained exclusive information and photos of parts of Apple’s new Maps app from a trusted source, and the app...

Microsoft Office for iOS and Android Arriving in November?

Wednesday May 23, 2012 9:42 am PDT by
BGR reports that Microsoft is planning to launch Office for iOS in November this year, with the source claiming first-hand knowledge of the software running on an iPad. With the app's splash screen referring to it as "Office for iOS", the source also speculates that the app may also be coming to the smaller screens of the iPhone and iPod touch. In addition to its iOS effort, Microsoft is also...

Photos of Debug Software Show Alleged Details of iPad 3 with Quad-Core A6 and LTE

Wednesday February 1, 2012 7:27 am PST by
BGR reports that it has received from a source photos of what are claimed to be screenshots from Apple's iBoot development and debugging software for the bootrom showing details on an iPad 3. The screenshots, which show references to the known "J1" and "iPad3,1" code names, reveal that the device will indeed be using a new application processor carrying an S5L8945X identifier, presumably as...

Apple Planning Completely Redesigned iPhone for Fall 2012 Launch?

Tuesday December 27, 2011 8:08 am PST by
BGR reports that Apple is planning to launch a completely redesigned iPhone in the fall of next year, following the trend set by the iPhone 4S of new hardware being released later in the year as opposed to the mid-year timeframe used previously. According the report, the next iPhone will utilize an aluminum back panel rather than the glass found on the iPhone 4 and 4S. The new design will...

AT&T Joins Sprint and Apple in Setting Mid-October Employee Vacation Blackouts

Tuesday September 27, 2011 10:28 am PDT by
BGR reports that AT&T has issued a blackout on retail store employee vacations for the first two weeks of October, apparently in anticipation of the launch of the iPhone 4S and/or iPhone 5.With reports circling that Apple’s next iPhone is due to launch on October 14th, BGR has received new information from a trusted AT&T source that seems to confirm a mid-October launch. AT&T has started to...

iOS 5 Beta 8 on Friday, GM on September 23rd, Carrier Approval by October 5th?

Tuesday September 13, 2011 7:47 am PDT by
BGR reports that it has received information from a "trusted source" outlining Apple's plans for finishing up work on iOS 5 and delivering it to the public. According to the report, Apple is planning to release the eighth beta version of iOS 5 to developers this Friday, September 16th. A golden master version is planned to follow about a week later "on or around" September 23rd.After beta 8,...

Early October Launch of iPhone 5 Confirmed by AT&T Vice President to Employees? [Updated]

Friday August 19, 2011 7:41 am PDT by
BGR briefly reports that an AT&T vice president has confirmed to some employees that the iPhone 5 is indeed slated to launch in early October as has recently been rumored by several sources.Additionally, the VP communicated the following to a group of managers: “Expect things to get really, really busy in the next 35-50 days, so prepare your teams accordingly.”Apple's carrier partners are...

Carriers Testing LTE-Enabled iPhone?

Monday August 15, 2011 7:50 am PDT by
BGR reports that Apple appears to already be testing a 4G LTE-enabled iPhone with carriers, as evidenced by a special internal carrier test build of iOS carrying a property list file for LTE compatibility.While we can’t confirm that the upcoming fifth-generation iPhone will be able to support 4G LTE, we can now exclusively confirm that Apple’s carrier partners are testing iPhone models with...

iPhone 5 Update 'Bigger Than Expected', Coming to Canada October 1st?

Tuesday August 2, 2011 8:22 am PDT by
Rumors regarding the iPhone 5 continue to fly fast and furious, and a couple of reports from earlier today are making the rounds with more claimed details on the next-generation device. Sterne Agee analyst Shaw Wu today reported in a research note related by AppleInsider and Business Insider that the iPhone 5 update looks to be "bigger than expected", with the device said to be bringing a...

AT&T Reportedly Prepping for iPhone Launch in 'Early to Mid-September'

Monday July 25, 2011 7:36 am PDT by
BGR reports that AT&T is beginning preparations for an expected "early to mid-September" launch of the next-generation iPhone, in line with launch rumors and expectations and other reports of Apple beefing up its retail store staffing over a similar timeframe.BGR has exclusively learned that AT&T has begun communicating launch plans internally for Apple’s next-generation iPhone 5 handset. We...

Apple to Launch Next-Generation iPhone in Late August, Offer Unsubsidized 3GS for $350?

Monday July 18, 2011 7:18 am PDT by
BGR reports that it has received information from an "incredibly solid source" claiming that Apple will be introducing its next-generation iPhone "by end of the Summer, late August-ish" and taking advantage of the opportunity to expand its iPhone line to three models by selling the new handset alongside the existing iPhone 4 and potentially continuing to offer the iPhone 3GS as a low-cost device...

Next-Generation iPhone With 'Radical New Case Design' Coming in August?

Tuesday June 21, 2011 8:11 am PDT by
BGR reports that it has received word from a reliable source indicating that the next-generation iPhone will indeed be a significant departure from the existing iPhone 4 form factor, bringing a "radical new case design" for the handset. According to the source, Apple may be preparing for an event in early or mid August to introduce the next iPhone, which would become available in the last week ...

Apple to Announce Back-to-School Promotion at WWDC? iPad Discounts Included?

Friday May 27, 2011 8:56 am PDT by
Last week, a report surfaced claiming that Apple could launch its annual back-to-school promotion in the United States as early as this week, offering educational customers free or discounted iPod hardware with the purchase of a qualifying Mac product. With it now appearing that the offer will not debut this week, BGR is reporting that Apple may wait until next month's Worldwide Developers...

Apple Bringing NFC Payment Technology to Retail Stores?

Tuesday May 17, 2011 7:57 am PDT by
Just one day after a research analyst claimed that Apple will not be including near field communication (NFC) capabilities in the next-generation iPhone, BGR reports that Apple has been making changes to its retail store payment setup and iPod touch-based EasyPay system that could allow the company to begin accepting NFC payments. The development would of course argue in favor of Apple...

Apple Schedules Extended Retail Meetings May 22nd Sparking Speculation About Event

Monday May 16, 2011 11:49 am PDT by
MacStories reports that Apple retail stores are holding all-hands employee meetings on Sunday, May 22nd. While it's not unusual for Apple to hold such meetings, the early timing of the meeting seems strange.Store meetings at 7AM Sunday across United States. Unusual time. Expecting some announcement. All stores, brand-wide US. Don't know about other countries.While there had previously been...

iOS 4.3.3 Coming Soon to Address Location Tracking Bugs

Monday May 2, 2011 7:18 am PDT by
As part of its comments on the recent iOS location-tracking controversy, Apple acknowledged several bugs in the mobile operating system that have led to more data than originally intended being stored on devices and caused data to be stored even when Location Services are disabled. The company reported that the issues would be addressed in a software update to be addressed "sometime in the next...

Apple Testing iPhone for T-Mobile USA

Saturday April 23, 2011 4:07 pm PDT by
BGR provides photos of an iPhone prototype that supports T-Mobile USA's 3G service. Thats right, youre looking at photos of an iPhone prototype with T-Mobile USA 3G bands. The actual internal model is N94, and if you remember, the Verizon model is N92 while the standard GSM variant is N90. We have verified that the phone itself is running a test version of Apples iOS, much like the one we saw ...

iOS 4.3.2 to Fix Verizon iPad 2 Connectivity, FaceTime Issues

Monday April 11, 2011 8:40 am PDT by
BGR has managed to obtain an early copy of the iOS 4.3.2 update and claims it is due in the next week or so. One of our Apple sources has just let us know that Apples iOS 4.3.2, due within the next week or so, will fix the issues weve been hearing about with some Verizon iPad 2 models. Additionally, the new update is said to contain a fix for FaceTime in addition to security fixes for things...

iOS 4.3.2 Due in Next Two Weeks?

Thursday April 7, 2011 6:08 am PDT by
BGR claims that Apple is already working on another 4.3.x release that is due in the next two weeks. Its said to include a few enhancements, address security issues, and it will also fix several bugs that have affected users. Were told to expect the software update for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad in about two weeks.Few details are provided. iOS 4.3.1 was just released March 25th and...

iOS 4.3.1 to Bring Minor Battery Life Improvements?

Wednesday March 23, 2011 8:52 am PDT by
BGR, which reported on Monday that users should expect bug fixes in the form of iOS 4.3.1 to be released in the next week or two, now reports that it has had a few days of hands-on time with the update, confirming that minor bug fixes to seem to be the primary purpose. But the report also hints that users may be able to sneak a bit more battery life out of their devices with the new update,...