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Amazon reportedly planning all-new Alexa device with massive touchscreen

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Amazon's Alexa digital assistant is still fairly new, but the company has already featured it in multiple products, from the Echo to the Tap, and even Fire TV. Now, Amazon is poised to up its game with a new Alexa-enabled speaker that includes a 7-inch touchscreen, according to a report by Bloomberg.

The report, which cites a pair of anonymous sources, claims that Amazon's new hub will feature the sizable display in an effort to make things like calendar management and browsing weather forecasts easier. This would obviously be a shift in Amazon's Alexa strategy, which up until now has been solely focused on voice control and conversational dialogue. 

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Mike Wehner

November 29th

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The iPhone 7 could come with Lightning EarPods and a 256GB option

iphone-7-couleurs-02 Apple is about to announce the next iPhone on September 7, and the plot thickens. A new leak spotted by Nowhere Else shows the hypothetic packaging of the iPhone 7 Plus. This cardboard leak shows that Apple could sell the iPhone 7 with Lightning EarPods, replacing the good old EarPods with a headphone jack. More surprisingly, it also says that the iPhone 7 might come bundled with a… Read More

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Romain Dillet

August 31st

Apple

Gadgets

iPhone 7 could replace the home button with a touch surface

iphone-six-touch-id-low-angle If you’ve been following Apple for a few years, you know that the company loves to remove buttons, ports and everything that sticks out. According to a new report from Mark Gurman, Apple plans to replace the good old physical home button with a pressure-sensitive button that provides haptic feedback. This change would remove a recurring point of failure for iPhone owners. The last time… Read More

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Romain Dillet

August 8th

Gadgets

New MacBook Pro concept envisions what an OLED fn-key row might look like

According to rumors and leaked parts, it seems as if Apple’s next MacBook Pro will feature an OLED capacitive touch panel that replaces the fn-key row. Such a change has been hotly debated online, with opponents lamenting the potential lack of tactile response, and proponents envisioning the type of software flexibility that such a setup might offer. more…


Filed under: Community, iOS Devices, Mac Tagged: Apple rumors, concept, MacBook Pro, OLED touch bar, rumor

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Jeff Benjamin

June 6th

Apple

Mac

Microsoft could introduce not one, but two new Xbox One consoles

Xbox Console Microsoft is playing catch up when it comes to console sales. But it looks like the company doesn’t want to give up on dedicated gaming consoles. According to multiple reports, Microsoft is about to announce a new, slimmer Xbox One around E3 in June, and a more powerful Xbox One next year. In April 2016, FCC filings showed that Microsoft was Read More

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Romain Dillet

May 26th

Gadgets

WWDC Rumor Roundup: Everything Apple could announce at its upcoming event

Siri for Mac with OS X 10.12, iTunes and App Store redesigns, improved iCloud encryption, and original programming for the Apple TV. These are just a few of the projects Apple has reportedly been working on and they are also likely candidates for stage time at its upcoming WWDC press event and developer conference. Add in the last of the Macs that are due for updates and the usual dose of new developer tools, and we already have a lot to look forward to at WWDC slated for June 13-17.

Below we take a look at the latest rumors and reports for all of the expected product updates and new features in the cards for the event.

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Jordan Kahn

April 21st

Apple

Mac

Report: New ultra-thin MacBooks coming later in 2016, featuring new metal-injection molded hinges

Although it seems inevitable that the MacBook lineup will see some significant changes this year, as a major upgrade has been due for a while, the rumor mill is yet to close in one particular design or release date. Earlier in the year, Digitimes was reporting new MacBooks (intended to supplant the MacBook Air) are due sometime before July, resembling 13 inch and 15 inch versions of the 12 inch Retina MacBook.

A new report from Digitimes today says otherwise, suggesting the new MacBooks will not be available until the second half of this year, although an announcement at WWDC still seems possible if Apple met the earlier side of that release range.

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Filed under: AAPL Company, iOS, iOS Devices, Mac, Tech Industry Tagged: Apple, DigiTimes, iOS, Mac, MacBook Pro, Retina MacBook, rumor

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Benjamin Mayo

April 15th

Apple

Mac

Digitimes: Apple planning 5.8-inch OLED iPhone for 2017/2018

Following a report last week that said Apple is looking to release an OLED iPhone sometime in 2017, Digitimes today reports that the company is planning a 5.8-inch OLED device (via The Motley Fool). While the report should be taken with a grain of salt considering the source, it claims that Apple is pushing to release the larger device sometime in 2018, or perhaps even earlier in 2017, which lines up with last week’s report.

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Chance Miller

March 8th

Apple

Mac

Latest iPhone 7 rumor suggests thinner 6-like body, flush camera, stereo speakers, thinner Lightning port

Corroborating a report from KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo from last September, Macotakara reports this evening that the iPhone 7 is expected to be 1mm thinner than the iPhone 6s. Furthermore, the report adds that the device will visually be similar to the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s, retaining the same metal design with the same height and width, and will not be waterproof.

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Chance Miller

March 1st

Apple

Mac

Leaked iPad Air 3 case images hint at Smart Connector support, rear camera flash, and more

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A new leak spotted by Macoatakara that first appeared on an Alibaba site appears to hint at some potential changes coming with the iPad Air 3. Earlier this month, Mark Gurman reported that Apple announce a new version of the iPad Air at a March press event alongside new Apple Watch models. Now, a leaked case design suggests some of the potential new design changes that the iPad Air 3 could feature when it launches to the public.

The first thing you’ll notice in the image below is that there appears to be a cutout for the Smart Connector. Apple first introduced this connection with the iPad Pro, using it for a more stable and reliable connection for things like keyboards. This case leak suggests that Apple plans to add the Smart Connector to the iPad Air lineup with the March revision.

Another change is that the camera cutout on the back of the case appears to extend further down, perhaps hinting that the iPad Air 3 will gain support for rear camera flash, a feature the iPad Pro does not have. Finally, the leaked images appear to show holes for four speakers, a change that was first reported earlier this month.

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Industry analyst Ming-Chi Kuo reported last month that the iPad Air 3 would not feature support for 3D Touch due to a production error. Of course, the iPad Pro doesn’t have support for 3D Touch either.

Case leaks are something that should also be taken with a hint of skepticism, as sometimes case makers build designs off of rumored features without any confirmation from Apple itself. Nevertheless, it’s interesting to see another source potentially corroborating otherwise sketchy reports.

The iPad Air 3 should launch in March alongside the iPhone 5se and new Apple Watch variants.

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January 31st

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