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Keeping Tabs on the Rumor Mill

Leaked Photo of New Apple Portable Device? NOPE. Just An Icon.

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Leaked Photo of NEXT-Generation iPod Shuffle

Even though Apple has recently released released a new iPod Shuffle, our sources were able to get their hands on a leaked photo of the NEXT generation iPod Shuffle. It’s even smaller, invisible and only works with these obscure Japanese headphones that nobody can find.
The new shuffle depicted in the leaked photo below, has wireless [...]

Apple Reportedly Scheduled to Release iMacs and Mac minis Tomorrow

Adding even more fuel to the fire, some more updates regarding upcoming Mac minis and iMacs has been made available. Detailed specs are now being reported by some sites, which accompany previous reports, leaked images, and a video.
HardMac reports:
The new iMac models and their corresponding references:
- MB417: Entry level model
- MB418: “Mass market” model
- [...]

New Time Capsule, Airport Extremes Being Readied by Apple

Speculation about Apple refreshing both its Time Capsule backup device, and the Airport Extreme wireless base station has been kicked into high gear. Citing rather sharp discounts at the Apple Store and resellers, both devices may get some attention sooner rather than later.
Notably, Amazon’s sharp discounts were what initially spurred 9to5mac to start pondering the [...]

Leaked Spyshot of Mac mini Packaging

A leaked image depicting the back of some new Mac mini packaging has been making the rounds originally appearing over at OneMoreThing.nl and MacRumors.
The image consistently depicts previously circulating rumors, however the image only shows the rear-facing side of the packaging. While some believe the image to stille be a fake, the evidence is [...]

Possible Apple Desktop Event Slated for March 24

A slew of recent unconfirmed sources have revealed that Apple plans to hold a desktop event on March 24.
World of Apple claims to have been informed of the upcoming event and believe that it will be similar to Apple’s notebook event held last October. My Apple Guide appears to have obtained similar information from [...]

Apple Tablet: Marc Andreessen and Charlie Rose Think It’s Inevitable (VIDEO)

During an incredibly interesting interview between Charlie Rose and serial entrepreneur Marc Andreessen, both of them touch upon the subject of a “scaled up” iPhone. Charlie Rose thinks it’s an inevitable idea, while Andreessen explains that he “would be the first to buy one.”
Specifically around the forty minute mark, the interview shifts towards Amazon’s business [...]

Leaked Video: ‘Mac Mini 2009 Edition’

Following up yesterday’s leaked 2009 Mac mini image, the original source has now provided what looks like a fairly convincing video of the rumored unit.

The image below was the first spyshot to circulate the web, which was originally posted to the Macrumors Forums. Interestingly, some raw investigation work done by a 9to5mac reader, who [...]

Leaked Mac Mini Image Emerges, Shows Five USB Ports

A leaked image first posted to the MacRumors forums depicts what may be the next Mac mini. The image shows what is allegedly the back side of the new Mac mini, with enough clarity to identify what specific ports have been included.

Image courtesy of MacRumors
In our coverage of what to expect from Apple over the [...]

Apple COO Tim Cook Comments on Netbook, iPhone Pricing Changes

Analyst Toni Sacconaghi of Sanford C. Bernstein & Co, has recently met with Apple COO Tim Cook, and he believes that Apple is indeed working on a Mac netbook, as well as the possibility of some iPhone price changes.
After meeting with Apple’s Chief Operating Officer, Tim Cook, who has taken over for Steve Jobs while [...]

Leaked iPhone Photo Suggests Matte Black Revision

The Mac Observer has posted a photo of what they suggest may be an upcoming revision to Apple’s iPhone. The changes described are cosmetic with the iPhone shedding its glossy exterior for a flat matte look.

Apple’s iPhone has been rumored to be staying on its normal release schedule with an upcoming revision in June or [...]

RBC Analyst Claims $99 Entry-Level iPhone Coming (Again)

An analyst by the name of Mike Abramsky who works for the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) claims that Apple is working on an entry-level iPhone that will be priced at $99, and start selling sometime this summer.
Abramsky’s report cites “checks” as his sources for the information. What stands out is that Abramsky is expecting [...]

Apple’s iPhone Hitting Chinese Markets on May 19th with China Unicom

Contrary to recent reports that talks between Apple and Chinese mobile provider China Mobile had broke down because of App Store negotiations, it’s now being reported that the iPhone will be arriving in China on May 19th with China Unicom.
Reports that negotiations between Apple and China Mobile had broke down were true, albeit a bit [...]

Historically Inaccurate Analyst Speculates On the iMac’s Future

Analyst Shaw Wu, who has been fairly inaccurate in the past, both with Apple product information, and speculation about their future plans, now claims to have sources which he is citing in a recent report about the possibility of an iMac refresh over the next few weeks.
Specifically, Wu claims that over the next few weeks [...]

More Intel Evidence Shows that Mac Pro May be Moving to Nehalem

Intel is set to unveil its first new eight-core processor next month at the International Solid-State Circuits Conference in San Francisco. A peak at the show’s program sheds light on the notion that these are Nehalem class processors that may find there way into Apple’s Mac Pro workstation and XServes.

The ISSCC program, which you can [...]

Apple Launching a $19.99 Premium Game Section in App Store?

It’s being rumored that Apple will be unveiling a new “premium games section” in the App Store sometime soon. No official date has been announced, but WWDC is being mentioned as a possibility for such an announcement.
PocketGamer.biz claims to have sources that have told them about the upcoming “premium” section.
Apple is planning to introduce a [...]

What You Should Expect From Apple Over the Next Few Months

Now that we’ve all celebrated the Macintosh’s 25th birthday, it’s time to start focusing on what Apple’s plans may be moving forward. From a home media server to a refreshed Mac Pro, some rumors are starting to brew as interest grows around what Apple may be up to.

Mac Mini
Even though persistent and seemingly credible [...]

Apple Netbook Doesn’t Seem Likely According to Tim Cook

In today’s Q1 Financial Earnings call, COO Tim Cook, who is currently overseeing day-today activity at Apple, commented on the possibility of a sub-$500 “netbook” or lower priced device. In a nutshell, it doesn’t seem likely.
Backing up what CEO Steve Jobs has said about the netbook category, Cook reiterated Apple’s stance on such a device. [...]

Apple Working on a 15-inch MacBook Air?

Chinese site, Apple.pro, who we have previously run reports about, is now claiming that Apple is hard at work on a larger 15-inch MacBook Air, noting that further details should be released in the “second half” of 2009.
Apple.pro states, “It is understood that Apple is producing more than the current MBA size MacBook [...]

Sources Point to Atom Based Mac Mini in March, Kinda Weird Though

Tom’s Hardware has released some information pertaining to Apple’s upcoming Mac mini refresh, a possible move to the Ion platform and the use of an Atom based processor. The information is strange however because Intel’s Atom is targeted at netbooks.
The report explains that Apple will most likely unveil a new Mac mini in March around [...]

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As of late, we have three prominent names publicly ditching the iPhone. Om Malik, from GigaOm, Michael Arrington from TechCrunch, and one person who’s inspired me for ages, macintosh developer Steven Frank from Panic, inc. here in Portland, Oregon. While I have no qualms with their decisions to ditch the iPhone, I’m having a tough [...]

iPhone 3GS: Some Pit-falls Revolving Search, Photos and Videos

I’ve had roughly 7 hands on hours with the iPhone 3GS. While the device performs entirely like a newer, faster, more powerful iPhone, a few pit-falls regarding searching and tagging leave me a tad confused.
Undoubtedly, the video recording feature is absolutely phenomenal. I’ve already been recording everything around me for the fun of it, [...]