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Apple's Low-Cost iPhone Design Said to Be Mix of iPhone 5 and iPod Touch with iPod Classic Curves

Monday January 28, 2013 8:15 am PST by
iLounge follows up its reports from last week about Apple's future iOS device plans with a new report sharing details on Apple's rumored lower-cost iPhone. According to the report, the new device will indeed be constructed primarily of plastic and offers design similarities to the iPhone 5, iPod touch, and even the iPod classic.From the front, the new iPhone looks almost identical to the iPhone...
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iPhone 5S Said to Feature Upgraded Rear Camera, iPad Mini Update Targeted for October

Friday January 25, 2013 10:14 am PST by
Following up on his report from earlier today about Apple's plans for the full-size iPad and iPhone, iLounge's Jeremy Horwitz has a new article sharing additional information on Apple's mobile device plans. The information comes from a "trusted source" and discloses product code names for the various devices as well as plans for an upgrade to the rear camera system for the iPhone 5S.The iPhone...
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iPad 5 Set for October Debut with Design Similar to iPad Mini? iPhone 5S and Lower-Cost iPhone Moving Forward

Friday January 25, 2013 7:34 am PST by
iLounge's Jeremy Horwitz has filed a new report offering a few new details on the fifth-generation iPad, as well as on Apple's work toward future iPhone models. Most notably, Horwitz says that he has inspected what is said to be a shell designed for the fifth-generation iPad, and that the device will adopt many of the features seen in the iPad mini's design.What does it look like? Well,...
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Apple Keeping Tight Control Over Lightning Connector, Requiring Approval of Third-Party Factories

Wednesday October 3, 2012 7:46 am PDT by
iLounge reports that Apple is continuing to keep strict control over its new Lightning connector found on the iPhone 5, moving to tighten its Made For iPad/iPhone/iPod (MFi) program policies for accessory manufacturers relative to the previous 30-pin dock connector design. According to the report, Apple is demanding that all MFi vendors seeking to launch Lightning-related accessories manufacture ...

Apple's New Dock Connector with 8 Pins? Cross-Device Integration via Bluetooth 4.0?

Wednesday August 1, 2012 7:20 am PDT by
iLounge shares a new report highlighting a couple of tidbits of information it has received about Apple's upcoming iOS device plans. According to the report, the new dock connector set to to debut on the next-generation iPhone will contain just 8 pins, compared to the 30 pins used on the current connector and the 19 pins that have been rumored by several sources for the upcoming connector.Accor...
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Apple Working on Standalone Point-and-Shoot Digital Camera?

Thursday May 31, 2012 12:45 pm PDT by
In Walter Isaacson's authorized biography of Steve Jobs, the Apple co-founder was quoted as saying that his desires for the future involved the reinvention of three industries: television, textbooks, and photography. With Apple's iBooks Textbooks initiative for the iPad underway and the company reportedly working on television from both hardware and content sides, it has been unclear exactly...
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More Claims of Taller, Thinner Next-Generation iPhone with 4-Inch Screen and New Dock Connector

Thursday May 3, 2012 6:21 am PDT by
iLounge reports on information it has received regarding the next-generation iPhone, claiming that Apple will indeed be making the move to a 4-inch display by increasing the height only has had been previously speculated. To accommodate the taller screen, the body of the device will also become slightly taller, but it will also see an approximately 20% reduction in thickness.What we’ve...
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Enhanced Smart Cover with Rear Protection for iPad 3? Glass-Backed iPhone 5 in the Works?

Monday March 5, 2012 7:45 am PST by
iLounge shares a few items of interest from a "repeatedly reliable source" addressing the possibility of a new Smart Cover-inspired case for the iPad 3 and Apple's work on a new glass-backed design for the iPhone 5 due later this year. The first claim addresses Apple's plans for protection of the iPad 3. While the current Smart Cover for the iPad 2 is said to still work with the iPad 3, Apple ...
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Report of Hands-On with iPad 3 Rear Shell and Other Components

Tuesday January 10, 2012 6:43 am PST by
iLounge, which just last week updated its claims regarding details of the next-generation iPad with mention of improved cameras, today reports that it has viewed what appear to be at least prototype parts for the device. The parts, which seem to include the rear shell and front glass bezel, reportedly corroborate iLounge's earlier claims of an almost imperceptibly thicker body and an upgraded...
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iPad 3 to Gain Improved Cameras? iPad 2 to Carry On at Lower Price?

Thursday January 5, 2012 12:11 pm PST by
iLounge offers a new series of notes sharing information from a source about Apple's plans for the iPad 3. Among the most interesting notes is the claim that the next-generation iPad will carry significantly improved cameras on the front and back, moving to a FaceTime HD camera on the front and a higher-resolution iPhone-like camera on the rear. The source also reiterates iLounge's earlier...

March Launch for Slightly Thicker iPad 3? iPhone with 4-Inch Screen in Summer?

Friday November 18, 2011 11:10 am PST by
iLounge offers a series of tidbits from its "most reliable source" regarding Apple's product plans for 2012, reporting that the iPad, iPhone, and MacBook Pro will all be receiving redesigns. - iPad: The source indicates that the iPad 3 is planned to launch in March and that it will be approximately 0.7 mm thicker than the iPad 2 due to the need to incorporate a dual light bar system for the...
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AirPlay and Thunderbolt May Be Limited to High-End Devices to Start

Friday June 24, 2011 1:32 pm PDT by
Earlier today, we noted that LaCie is preparing to roll out its first Thunderbolt-enabled Little Big Disk external hard drives, although the initial models will be limited to higher-end SSD-based devices. iLounge now reports that slow roll-out of Thunderbolt and the lack of consumer-based options may be due to high pricing for incorporating the technology, an issue that appears to also be...
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MobileMe Revamp Set for April Launch? Existing Support to Continue for One Year?

Friday March 18, 2011 9:45 am PDT by
iLounge reports that Apple is planning to roll out its revamped MobileMe service next month, potentially unveiling a new cloud-based service allowing users to store their music, photos, and other content for access from any of a number of Internet-connected devices. The source, who works for a major educational institution, claims the schools supplier has said the current version of MobileMe is no ...
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Another iPad Coming Later This Year? Total MacBook Pro Revamp in 2012?

Wednesday February 23, 2011 12:47 pm PST by
iPad 2 mockup iLounge reports on several items of interest in light of today's MacBook Pro and iPad news, most notably claiming that some questions have arisen about just what Apple will be able to show at next week's iPad media event and when a true "second-generation" iPad will become available. Two reliable sources are suggesting that next week's "iPad 2" event has some serious cliffhanger...
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iPod Nano and iPod Touch Dimensions Revealed?

Wednesday September 3, 2008 10:31 am PDT by
iLounge claims to have dimensions of the new iPod Nano and iPod Touch which are expected to be released at next week's September 9th media event. The new iPod Nano resembles circulating rumors, though the front display does not appear to be as curved as previously depicted. The new iPod Touch will be receiving a tapered design much like the new iPhone 3G. The new case appears to be...