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Apple said to have returned up to 8 million sub-standard iPhone units

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A Foxconn employee has sent a tip to news outlet China Business reporting that Apple has rejected between 5 and 8 million iPhone handsets “due to appearance of substandard or dysfunctional problems.”

The source of the information doesn’t specify what’s the iPhone model and what exactly was wrong with the units, so its hard to say whether there’s a problem with the aluminum casing or the hardware innards of the devices. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy Note III might feature an OLED display made from plastic substrate

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The next generation Galaxy Note phablet has been doing the rounds in Rumorland for quite some time now and according to the latest speculations, it might feature an OLED display, made from a plastic substrate.

Samsung Galaxy Note III is expected to feature a 5.99″ OLED screen, which with conventional RGB matrix (as opposed to PenTile), along with the Full HD resolution. The OLED display with the plastic substrate will be much thinner and lighter than that of the conventional LCD or OLED. Read more »

Here’s an iPhone 6 concept based on a curved wrap AMOLED display

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Cupertino recently filed a patent for a wraparound style display for what could be the next generation iPhone display. While the next iPhone is surely quite some time away, that hasn’t stopped designers from coming up with their own concepts.

Apple has done well in the past when it comes to maintaining the secrecy of their upcoming devices, and the design of the next generation iPhone is still a mystery. Read more »

Photo of alleged front-facing camera of the next iPhone hits the web

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The iPhone 5S is yet to be seen in whole, but various alleged parts are already making the rounds on the Internet. The latest is a look at the front-facing camera of the next Apple phone, along with another unidentified component.

The photos of the components come from Japanese retailer Moumantai. The front-facing camera is compared against that of the current model, the iPhone 5. Read more »

Leaked plastic iPhone casing hints at a budget Apple smartphone

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Chatter about a budget iPhone has increased in past months, and now a photo of a plastic iPhone casing has emerged online pouring even more fuel into that particular rumor fire.

The plastic shell has a glossy white finish and features all the necessary cuttings for the camera, LED flash, volume rocker and silent mode button. The source of the rumor says that the shell measures 0.4-0.6mm thick and is “likely” bigger than the iPhone 4/4S. Read more »

Alleged iPad 5 case caught in Hong Kong Electronics Fair, suggests thinner and narrower device

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We’ve heard this one before. Over in Hong Kong at a booth in the local Electronics Fair resides a case that was supposedly made for an early next-generation iPad mold.

If the case is legit we can gather that the fifth generation iPad will sports a thinner and narrower body, meaning if it retains its 9.7″ Retina then we can expect slimmer bezels on each side of it, in order for it to fit the smaller footprint. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 shows up in GLBenchmark database, runs Android 4.2 on Broadcom chipset

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The Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 is rumored to hit in late May or early June and while there’s not much known about the mid-range droid, data from GLBenchmark gives us some info on the screen, OS and chipset.

The Galaxy Ace 3 is expected to have a 4” screen and GLBenchmark reports WVGA resolution. That would put it on par with the Galaxy S III mini with 233ppi pixel density. Read more »

Smart Camera Lens coming to the Lumia lineup with upcoming PR2.0 update

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The Lumia PR2.0 update for Windows Phone 8 has been visiting the rumorlands for quite some time now. The update was supposed to bring double-tap to wake the screen feature and an always on display option.

Today a new info joins the previous rumors – the Smart Camera Lens app will be part of the PR2.0 update as well. Read more »

Alleged fith-gen Apple iPad front panel surfaces

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A photo of what looks to be the front panel of the upcoming fifth-gen Apple iPad has surfaced today, giving us a hint of what the upcoming slate might look like.

Judging from the photo, the new iPad will sport many of the design characteristics of the iPad Mini, but on a larger scale. Read more »

Acer allegedly working on a $149 quad-core tablet

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Taiwanese-based Acer has joined a growing list of manufacturers allegedly working on an iPad Mini competitor. According to a report from DigiTimes, the rumored tablet will also compete against the likes of Google Nexus 7 in terms of pricing.

The upcoming tablet from Acer is said to sport a display from AU Optronics, which is manufactured by OEM Wistron. Read more »

Microsoft to issue GDR3 Windows Phone 8 update by the end of the year, support for 1080p displays in tow

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Microsoft is preparing an update to Windows Phone 8 that’s going to include support for 1080p displays, according to sources familiar with Microsoft’s plans for its mobile platform.

The Verge reports that new devices will also be announced alongside the upcoming Windows Phone 8 update in times for the holidays. They’ll not only be featuring 1080p displays, but also QUalcomm’s quad-core CPUs. Read more »

Images of an alleged Nokia tablet, running Adidas micoach app leak out

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Alleged images of a mysterious Nokia slate have emerged on the web, thus revealing what could be the company’s upcoming entry into the tablet race. The images we quickly taken down from its original source link, thus suggesting that the pictured device is indeed the real deal.

The images reveal the tablet, running an unannounced, soccer themed Adidas micoach app. Read more »

The latest iOS 7 concept reveals an enhanced lock screen and connectivity toggles

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Apple’s next major version of the iOS has been enjoying quite a lot of time in the spotlight lately. After iOS 6 was criticized for lacking real innovation and causing the platform to lose market share, iOS7 is looked upon to bring Apple back on top of the smartphone game.

While it’s still pretty much a mystery what exactly does Apple have in store for the next major release of its platform, its fans have come up with a pretty sweet idea that we wouldn’t mind becoming a reality.The latest iOS 7 concept we got shows an enhanced lockscreen and improved notification center and generally looks pretty great. Read more »

Apple’s new “Spaceship” campus exceeds its initial budget by $2 billion

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Apple’s new campus, which is being built, was estimated to cost around $3 billion to the Cupertino giant. However spending is obviously not going according to plan as the budget is said to have risen from $3 billion to $5 billion, according to a report from Bloomberg Businessweek.

This means Apple Campus 2 will be more expensive than the under construction World Trade Center complex. The Cupertino’s project was expected to be completed by 2015, but it’s apparently running behind schedule and it’s not said to open doors not earlier than 2016. The additional time would give the architects and the partners to cut the unnecessary cost, preventing the construction cost from rising even further. Read more »

Alleged Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Plus images and specs leak, might be called Galaxy S Tab

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Two images supposedly showing the Samsung GT-P8200 Galaxy Tab 3 Plus slate leaked today. The tablet’s design looks much like the Galaxy Note 8.0 and features the new Galaxy S4 lockscreen wallpaper.

The rumors go even further suggesting Samsung might change the lineup’s moniker. Read more »