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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: June 19, 2012

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: June 19, 2012

This morning we're still riding the wave out after the impact of last night's Microsoft event. That event brought on not one, but two new tablets manufactured and set to be distributed by Microsoft, with the big news being that no 3rd party manufacturer would be handling the business. It's become apparent rather quickly that this is Microsoft's great iPad attack and that the kraken has been released, so to speak. Dive right in to our Microsoft Surface Tablet event wrap-up or head down the rabbit hole through our Microsoft Surface portal.

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Alleged backplates for next iPhone leak

Alleged backplates for next iPhone leak

Well well well, what have we here? If you remember correctly, a rumor from iLounge not too long ago suggested that Apple would be changing the back design on the next iPhone, using a combination of glass and metal. A mockup showed the rough idea, with the majority of the back covered in aluminium in addition to the glass top and bottom. 9to5Mac have pictures of what they claim is a backplate for the next iPhone which shows a similar design.

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iPhone 5 production starts in June

iPhone 5 production starts in June

With the Summer season upon us, it's the mobile world that we once again look to for the most surprises, especially from Apple with it's upcoming iPhone 5, it being a "full refresh" season for the smartphone maker. Apple has for the past several years created a complete refresh of an iPhone, then an "S" version, then a complete refresh once more, this resulting in last year's iPhone 4S and this year's big jump into the future: the iPhone 5. What we're hearing this week is that the production of this next-level smartphone will start with its displays, with orders already placed, so says the WSJ, for a 4-inch screen which will start to roll out this June.

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Questionable iPhone 5 SIM card tray leaks

Questionable iPhone 5 SIM card tray leaks

We know you paid for the whole seat, but we’re going to force you to use only the edge: an iPhone part supplier has what they claim to be the SIM card tray slot for the iPhone 5. Sure, the iPhone 4S might be the fifth-generation iPhone, and the part might bear a striking resemblance to the current SIM card tray, but there are some (extremely) minor differences to be seen.

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MacBook Pro 2012 refresh hits this June

MacBook Pro 2012 refresh hits this June

If our readings are correct, the planets are coming together to create a perfect storm of availability in software, hardware, and demand for a MacBook Pro 2012 release this June at WWDC. It's a very simple combination of the Apple OS X Mountain Lion software release, a precedent of notebook hardware being released at WWDC, and the pulling back of supply for the line of computers we're speaking about here that says we're about to see a new MacBook Pro in less than two months from now.

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Slimmer iPhone 5 tipped with new touchscreen tech

Slimmer iPhone 5 tipped with new touchscreen tech

Apple's next iPhone could well be considerably thinner than the current iPhone 4S thanks to more advanced touchscreen technology which integrates the touch sensors into the display itself. The switch to in-cell touch panels, so DigiTimes' sources claim, is thanks to the persuasive efforts of Sharp and Toshiba Mobile Display, which have apparently managed to convince Apple that their yield rates are sufficiently strong to warrant adoption.

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iPhone 5 set to bounce

iPhone 5 set to bounce

Back in 2010, Apple attained the IP rights to a technology which it may very well be using in a unibody design for its next generation iPhone 5. This new smartphone, code-named iPhone 5 for now due to legacy naming conventions and the fact that no Apple product is really real until they themselves announce it, has been tipped by several sources this week as having parts made with Liquidmetal technology. What could this mean for the iPhone 5 and its ability to take on the rest of the high-end smartphone world this year?

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iPhone 5 to get metal back with antenna Apple logo?

iPhone 5 to get metal back with antenna Apple logo?

Apple is reportedly planning to switch from the glass-backed iPhone 4 design to an aluminum chassis for the iPhone 5, in an attempt to bypass issues with cracking and scratching, together with paint finishes. According to an Macotakara source, the new metal backplate will have a resin Apple logo integrated with the WiFi, cellular and other antennas, apparently replacing the edge antennas found on the current iPhone 4.

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