iPhone 5 Parts Haven’t Even Been Ordered By Apple

The latest rumors surrounding Apple’s fifth-generation iPhone suggest that the device won’t feature at this year’s WWDC ready for a summer 2011 launch, and a report published today by Japanese blog Macotakara.jp seems to back up these claims. Citing sources from the Chinese supply chain, Macotakara.jp says that Apple hasn’t even begun ordering components for the iPhone 5 yet, and … Read More

iPhone 5 Won’t Feature NFC or “E-Wallet” Payments, Apple Tells Carriers

Despite recent rumors, a report in The Independent today, which cites sources with mobile carriers in the U.K., says that Apple has abandoned plans to debut near-field communications (NFC) technology in its forthcoming iPhone 5. In a meeting with British operators, Apple explained that it was concerned with a lack of clear standard for NFC services across the mobile industry. … Read More

Foxconn Leaks iPhone 4 with 64GB Storage, Sign of Things to Come in iPhone 5?

A recently discovered iPhone 4 prototype, purportedly leaked from Foxconn and available on the Chinese “grey market,” is packed with 64 gigabytes of storage capacity, and could be a sign of things to come in the fifth-generation iPhone. The prototype is marked with “XXGB” on its rear casing, as well as “XXXXX” as its model number, which both point to … Read More

Apple Inc. (AAPL) Switching from Samsung to TSMC for A5 SoC Manufacture?

Samsung and Apple have been pretty tight for the last few years. And Apple are as of today still Samsung’s largest customer for manufacturing of a number of components for their iOS devices. Samsung are even rumoured to be building extra chip fabrication plants specifically for Apple’s growing volume requirements for mobile silicon. In the past Samsung and Apple even … Read More

iPhone 5 to have Aluminium Back? [Rumor]

iPhone 5 Aluminimum Back-5

Gadgets DNA is reporting that it has a source in China that claims Apple is looking at producing an Aluminium backed iPhone 5. Part of the reason cited for this change in design is supposed to be related to ongoing problems with scratching for the White iPhone 4’s paint as well as either iPhones glass, and the generally negative reception … Read More

iPhone 5 to Have Same 30-Pin Dock Connector, Slide-Out Keyboard?

Taiwanese Mac blog Apple.pro published a photo earlier today of what is claimed to be a dock connector for the upcoming iPhone 5, along with details that suggest the fifth-generation device could also be available with a slide-out keyboard. Contrary to earlier belief that Apple could soon be moving away from its current dock connector, this new part features the … Read More

iPhone 5 to Have Larger Screen, Thinner Bezel According to New Parts

A Chinese reseller that specializes in parts for Apple devices has listed on its website what is claimed to be a glass digitiser panel for the upcoming iPhone 5’s touch screen, and suggests the device will feature a larger screen and a thinner bezel. ┬áThere aren’t currently any measurements for the cutout in this part, however, it could tie in … Read More

Claims that Apple’s iPad 2 & iPhone 5 Could be Delayed are Dismissed as False

Reports published earlier today from financial analysts claiming that this year’s release of Apple’s iPad 2 and iPhone 5 devices could be delayed have been dismissed as false in numerous reports from different sources that quickly followed these claims. Reuters was first to deny the rumors in a Tweet pictured above, but a very short statement from them soon followed: … Read More

New hints of NFC Financial Transactions with iPhone 5?

The German telecom company T-Mobile has a few powerpoint presentations floating around with shots of an iPhone with a big VISA logo showing on the screen. It seems that they are confidently touting the fact that they, at least, are sure that we can expect NFC (Near Field Communications) technology for day to day financial transactions as part of Apple’s … Read More

iPhone 5 With Slide-Out Keyboard One of Three Prototypes Being Tested by Apple

According to a report today from Taiwanese site Apple.pro, Apple is currently testing three prototypes for its upcoming iPhone 5, one of which features a slide-out physical keyboard similar to that on the HTC 7 Pro. The other prototypes are said to be not too dissimilar to the iPhone 4 – the current generation device – but with an improved … Read More

Apple’s WWDC Slated for June 5th – 9th in 2011?

AppleBitch has spotted a “vanilla” booking for the Moscone West Convention Centre at about the time that the Apple World Wide Developers Conference is normally held. Based on previous Apple WWDC bookings it seems likely that this is the date for WWDC this year. WWDC used to be the event that new Mac operating systems were exclusively previewed at, before … Read More

iPhone 5 and iPad 2 to lose Home Button? [Rumor]

Boy Genius Report have caused a little bit of a stir on the inter-webs today with an “exclusive” Apple leak which claims that iOS devices that do not have a Home Button (specifically next gen. iPads and the iPhones) are being tested on Apple’s Cupertino campus, for a launch as early as this year. We have exclusively been told that … Read More

Analysts : Apple (AAPL) Could Sell 100M iPhones and 48M iPads Next Year

AAPL is on the upward move again it is currently nudging gently at the $310 per share barrier. And it’s probably off the back of very positive predictions from market analysts Wedge Partners, who have had mixed results with predictions in the past. If these predictions come true then Apple’s sales will increase 100 percent year over year in 2011 … Read More

iPhone 5 to use NFC to Function as Mac User Account Key?

iPhone 5 NFC

Cult of Mac have picked up on an interesting tidbit about a possible second use for the NFC capabilities expected to be included in the iPhone 5. And that would be an ability to function as a virtual key to your Mac user account, so that you can hijack any Mac and make it behave just like your Mac at … Read More