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iPhone 6 release on September 19th says German carrier

iPhone 6 release on September 19th says German carrier

The iPhone 6 is well on its way to a full unveiling. Germany mobile device carrier Deutsche Telekom has decided to pull the trigger early and make a guess at what date the next iPhone will be released, promising prospective users that they’ll have the machine by September 19th. This date is almost certainly based on previous iPhone reveal events and the tracking of dates in accordance with previous iPhone releases.

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Apple smart home tipped for WWDC

Apple smart home tipped for WWDC

Apple will turn the iPhone into a smart home hub at WWDC 2014 in early June, insiders claim, revealing a "big play" to make iOS the heart of home automation. One of the technologies announced at the annual Worldwide Developer Conference, which kicks off on June 2nd, will aim to make setting up and using a smart home system more straightforward, it's said, potentially using a new Apple TV as the core.

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iPhone 6 backlight display leaks, dummy runs rampant

iPhone 6 backlight display leaks, dummy runs rampant

There should be no doubt now that the iPhone 6 - or whatever it ends up being called - is in full production. Today’s leaks include one of a very close-up and detailed nature in a hands-on video, while the other includes a display component on its own. While the first dummy we’re seeing today is just that - not a final product - this display component may indeed be the real deal.

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Just how big will iPhone 6 be?

Just how big will iPhone 6 be?

A collection of iPhone 6 dummy models have been spread amongst publishers in the East. One of these models has been measured, this week, showing off what very well may be nearly-perfect length, width, and depth for the next-generation iPhone. This dummy model was likely originally intended for an accessory maker with cues and sizing meant to inform the creation of cases.

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Flappy Bird clone Tappy Chicken first to mobile with Unreal Engine 4

Flappy Bird clone Tappy Chicken first to mobile with Unreal Engine 4

The game development environment Unreal Engine 4 has been ushered in with its first-ever implementation on Android. The game is known as Tappy Chicken, and it’s essentially a clone of Flappy Bird - with a chicken. This game was created by an artist by the name of Shane Caudle and is being shared by Epic Games to show how extremely easy Unreal Engine 4 makes developing games, even for someone who has never developed a game before.

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Apple fixing iMessage lock-in bug

Apple fixing iMessage lock-in bug

Apple's frustrating iMessage bug that has left iPhone and iPad users struggling to jump ship to Android could be close to being fixed, with the company saying that it is partway through addressing the problem with the SMS alternative. The glitch - which sees a user unable to extricate their cellphone number from the iMessage system, meaning their remaining contacts using iOS may send them messages they're unable to read on their non-Apple device - has already prompted a lawsuit.

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Apple patents touch panels for solar-powered iPhone future

Apple patents touch panels for solar-powered iPhone future

The newest in an incredibly vast collection of patents filed for and held by Apple is an update to a previously held patent for solar panels. These solar panels were previously filed for patent to include touch-friendly pieces of equipment, but not displays as such. In this update, Apple’s newest next-generation ware may very well be the solar-powered iPhone.

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