Reuters says iPad mini Retina won't arrive before Christmas

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There are lots of rumours buzzing around about when Apple will unveil its next generation of iPads. We do know that Apple has an event booked for October 15th and there is a strong likelihood that we will see a new 10inch iPad. It is likely to be thinner and lighter that its predecessors, but…

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Apple sells nine million iPhones in three days

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Well so much for those reports that demand for the new iPhones was low. Apple has announced it has sold nine million new iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c models in three days. The company added that demand for iPhone 5s has exceeded the initial supply, and many online orders are scheduled to be shipped in…

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Rhino Shield – super tough iPhone 5 screen protector lands

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We have all been there. Watched as a smartphone has tumbled from our bag or pocket only to land screen facing down on concrete. If you were unlucky you would have then been looking at a cracked screen and a replacement bill of around £50. Which might make the £17.99 Rhino Shield, iPhone screen protector…

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More evidence that UK demand for the iPhone 5S and 5C is down on previous models

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The Guardian today ran with the story that according to one network demand for the new iPhone 5C was only a tenth of what it has been for previous new Apple mobiles. A source told the paper "It's been a big disappointment," said a mobile network source. "We are seeing a decline in the number…

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UK iPhone owners getting older with young migrating to Samsung, says new survey

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Are the young deserting Apple? Thats the question that's being posed by mobile phone comparison site, www.mobilephonechecker.co.uk. It has carried out a study aimed at uncovering the age of the average iPhone in the UK and found out that the average age of an iPhone owner has risen by a decade in the last two…

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Apple confirms Friday September 20th UK/US launch for iPhone 5S and 5C

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Apple has today confirmed that the worldwide - well US, Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore and the UK - launch of the iPhone 5S and 5C will be on Friday, September 20. That's this Friday folks. That means Friday, September 20 at 8:00 a.m. local time in Apple retail…

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BACtrack – the first ever Breathalyser for your iPhone from Firebox

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Need to know how much alcohol is in your body after a bit of drinking session? Well there's an app that's admittedly paired with a device for that. Firefox has unveiled the BACtrack iPhone Breathalyser . which it claims is the first Blood Alcohol Content trackers that works with a mobile phone. It basically measures…

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Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 coming. Works with more Galaxy mobiles

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If you were intrigued by the Samsung Galaxy Gear watch but a bit disappointed that it only worked with one phone - the Note 3 - and not the S4 you splashed the cash on a few months back, we may have some good news. Cnet is reporting that a Korean news site Daum is…

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Apple seeks solar powered expert. Sun powered iPhone on the way?

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Solar powered concept phones have been around for a while now, Nokia did some interesting work in this area a few years back and again more recently there is a strong selection of solar powered chargers for iPhones and other mobiles. But might solar powered phones be about to hit the mainstream? That's the rumours…

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Huge UK demand for Apple iPhone 5C and 5S says key retailer

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Good news for Apple from the UK. It seems as if British consumers are impressed with both the new iPhones. Scott Hooton, Chief Commercial Officer at Phones 4u has described demand for the new phones to be 'phenomenal' and easily outstrips that for the Apple iPhone 5. He also points out that it is the…

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Ok nice iPhones, now show us some real innovation Apple

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Simon Poluter of What Would David Bowie Do takes a look at the future of Apple. Ever since Steve Jobs' death - and even before it - clouds of disquiet have been cluttering the otherwise perfect blue skies above Silicon Valley. The world's technology children have been growing increasingly restless and the tea parties to…

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New, fairly convincing iPad 5 and iPad mini 2 pics leak

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Two days on from that launch and we are already thinking about Apple's next big venture. Sonny Dickson has got some pics which purport to show both the Apple iPad 5 and the Apple iPad mini 2. They don't exactly show us much do they? Nevertheless this is the guy that got some very realistic…

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Five top iPhone apps for parents of young children

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Gillian who writes A Baby on Board, a blog all about London life as a new mum, shares her five favourite iPhone apps that might prove lifesavers to parents of young children Congratulations, you're going to be a parent! The good news for modern mums and dads is that there are mobile apps to cover…

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Apple's iPhone 5C and 5S – what the industry thinks

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So there you have it - a pair of new iPhones. What do you think? Did they float your boat? Are you going to be ready to upgrade in a week or so's time? Here then is what some industry figures have had to say about the products.. Tony Cripps, principal device analyst at Ovum…

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The Apple iPhone 5C UK pricing and availability

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The iPhone 5c comes in blue, green, pink, yellow and white and will be available in the UK for a suggested retail price of £469 (£390.83 ex VAT) for the 16GB model and £549 (£457.50 ex VAT) for the 32GB model. The iPhone 5c will be available from the Apple Online Store, Apple's retail stores,…

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Apple launches iPhone 5C – five colours and $99 price

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The new iPhone 5C will launch in blue, white, pink, yellow, and green with colour throughout the product. The back and sides is made from a single part, and the front is one glass multitouch surface and seams, or part lines, or joins are not visible. It has a 4-inch Retina display, integrated touch, full…

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Apple unveils the iPhone 5S in silver, gold and grey. UK sale date September 20th

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Jony Ive has called the iPhone 5S the most refined phone, not just rampant technology for technology's sake. Well here then are the basics Casing - It is available in 3 metal finishes: "silver, gold and "space grey". Screen - Four inch Full HD - no suprises there. Apple was hardly going to increase the…

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No fireworks – why the markets have already decided it will be a good-ish night for Apple

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When Apple appointed Tim Cook s CEO they were giving the job to someone who was seen as a safe pair of hands. A man who could steer the company through the choppy water post the sad death of Steve Jobs and look to the future. Tonight I think will be all about consolidation and…

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