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An iPhone 6 case we can believe in

Here at TUAW, we will usually pass on the emailed tips that come in from readers showing a Mr. Blurrycam rendition of purported next-generation iPhone or iPad parts. But when a case manufacturer we know and trust sends us a bunch of...

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Rumor Roundup: Ribbon cables galore

There's no Swatch in your future iWatch (BGR) 75 percent of this article is a rehash of a rumor that the headline itself says is not true. It's only after a couple hundred words of nonsense that BGR finally gets to the point - namely, that Swatch...

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Rumor Roundup: A confirmation bias the size of Greenland

Light-up logo rumors for iPhone 6 likely have a more mundane explanation (9to5 Mac) Let me save you a click: the mundane explanation is that the logo will act as a window for radio signals. You know, exactly like the iPad. Earth-shattering...

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Rumor Roundup: Disappear in a puff of logic

New Photos of Purported iPhone 6 Battery Show 1,810 mAh Capacity (MacRumors) This photo wouldn't be terribly difficult to fake. That having been said, there's something just so vanilla about this rumor that it feels like it's probably true...

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Rumor Roundup: 'Better reliability than most Chinese sites'

This is the first functional iPhone 6 clone (BGR) From the article: "What the available pictures seem to indicate is that the model is not a genuine iPhone 6 handset." Then why, exactly, should we give anything even remotely approaching a damn...

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The dumbest iPhone rumor story we've seen yet

Here at TUAW, we're not shy about taking some of the more vapid rumors that circulate through the blogosphere to task. But recently, I stumbled across an article (on Macworld UK no less) which really takes the cake. The article in question is less...

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Rumor Roundup: Unannounced Apple products delayed, ad infinitum

The sketchy iPhone 6 rumors keep coming – haptic feedback & 68M orders (9to5 Mac) 9to5 Mac continues its "proud" tradition of calling rumors "sketchy" but then reblogging them anyway. The first of these, regarding haptic feedback, is a...

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Read to your children from afar using the Storybook Reading app

Storybook Reading uses your iPhone or iPad's camera to digitally copy a book and add your own personal narration so your children can listen to you read even when you are not around. It's an easy way to take a moment of reading and preserve it for...

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Rumor Roundup: The knife-proof iPhone 6

Analysts predicting Apple will beat its Q3 guidance of $36-38B (9to5 Mac) Analysts say lots of things. But this particular analyst, Horace Dediu, is so far above the cut of those normally called "analysts" that it feels more accurate to call him...

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Rumor Roundup: 'Rather naive'

Driven by promotions & 16 new carriers, Apple seen selling 36.5M iPhones in June quarter (AppleInsider) Some analyst throws around random numbers about how many iPhones Apple will sell. It won't matter when this guy is off by several million...

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TUAW Talkcast: Exploding Edition!

Ka-booooom! Ka-blammmmm! OOOOOH! AAAAAAAAH! Our US readers were probably treated to the first two, and said the last two during fireworks shows held coast-to-coast (and of course in Hawaii and Alaska as well!) on Independence Day. Tonight on the...

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Rumor Roundup: Tie a ribbon cable 'round the old oak tree

iPhone 6 mockups are a 'rough approximation' according to report, claims antenna design will differ signifcantly (9to5 Mac) An Asian publication cites "supply chain sources" who claim that the iPhone 6 mockups seen thus far aren't accurate...

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Rumor Roundup: 'Next week'

New, cheaper, iPod touch model rumored to launch next week (9to5 Mac) I'm only reposting this one from last time because all the rumor blogs were so convinced this iPod touch model would launch "next week" when it in fact launched within 24 hours...

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Daily App: Paperama brings origami to the masses in a clever puzzler game

Paperama takes the craft of origami and makes a game out of it. In each round, the clever puzzler provides you with a square piece of paper and challenges you to fold it to create the outlined shape. Paperama starts off easy with outlines such as a...

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Rumor Roundup: 'Not always the most reliable of sources'

Apple rumored to improve durability of new Touch ID hardware in 2014 iPhones, iPads (AppleInsider) The source for this claim is, of course, some Asian publication which, of course, offers absolutely no evidence for its claims. In other words, one...

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Rumor Roundup: You don't know jack

Apple now has two sapphire plants for the upcoming iPhone 6 (BGR) The source for this is, of course, some analyst. And the original article -- or at least as much of it as I was able to read before an irritating paywall nag window got in my way --...

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