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iPhone fingerprint sensor tapped in iOS leak

iPhone fingerprint sensor tapped in iOS leak

There's a folder appearing in the archives of the newest iOS 7 Beta with a title that suggests Apple is ready to bring a fingerprint scanner to the iPhone. This folder goes by the name of BiometricKitUI and brings with it the suggestion that the iPhone - or the iPad and the iPod touch, whichever you'd like to imagine - will be working with the recognition of its user by their unique characteristics or traits.

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Plastic iPhone appears again in video: a bit too unreal?

Plastic iPhone appears again in video: a bit too unreal?

Once again we're being treated to an up-close look at the iPhone "budget" model that's being rumored for release later this year, this time in video form. This machine is said to succeed the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S, pushing the entire line of iPhone devices to the 4-inch panel size to keep things standard while the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5S keep things premium. So what's holding us back from believing in this lovely preview?

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Tim Cook: high-end smartphone market hasn’t reached its peak

Tim Cook: high-end smartphone market hasn’t reached its peak

This week during the Apple earnings call that also saw Apple report a record quarter for iPhone sales, CEO Tim Cook suggested that the higher end of the smartphone market has not reached it's peak. This was in response to a question about the iPhone and how possible it was that the "high end" was "reaching saturation". This was in spite of, as the user asking the question made clear, the increase in iPhone sales this quarter.

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iPhone 5 and GALAXY S 4 anti-theft technology put to test

iPhone 5 and GALAXY S 4 anti-theft technology put to test

The government has called on handset makers to implement technology that will potentially reduce the instances of smartphone thefts, which are increasingly on the rise. Several makers were sent an open letter months ago by New York Attorney General Schneiderman, as well as District Attorney George Gascón of San Francisco, criticizing them for not taking a more proactive approach to the issue.

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Another look at the green iPhone

Another look at the green iPhone

If you're aiming to see one of the supposed "budget" or "plastic" iPhones up close well before you see it in real life - and you like the color green - today is your lucky day. Straight from notorious leakster C Technology comes a set of photos that are neither blurry nor taken with a camera phone from ancient days. Here we've got what very much appear to be genuine articles, the iPhone Light (or whatever it'll end up being called) in several pre-production images, all in electric green.

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Apple investigates iPhone 5 electrocution death claim in China

Apple investigates iPhone 5 electrocution death claim in China

Apple is investigating claims that an iPhone 5 owner was killed while answering a call, with Chinese police confirming the user, 23 year old Ma Ailun, was indeed electrocuted. The woman was charging the iPhone 5 at the time of the alleged incident, Chinese site Xinhuanet reports, and according to comments by her sister was killed by an electric charge through the handset. Apple has said it is cooperating fully with authorities, though declined to comment on any specifics.

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iPhone plastic backs and buttons appear on factory floor

iPhone plastic backs and buttons appear on factory floor

It's once again time to look at the next iPhone, the "budget" model, as it were, with several different colors in store for the near future. This week it would appear that those responsible for manufacturing this next-generation model have let loose several different views of the machine, both from the inside and with its several buttons in full view. You'll see a light blue, red, green, and yellow here, consistent with several recent leaks of the machine in kind.

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iPhone 5S details expand with Slow Motion Video Recording tip

iPhone 5S details expand with Slow Motion Video Recording tip

When the next-generation iPhone is revealed, it'll be one of two things - one of them being the iPhone 5S, an incremental update to the current hero phone iPhone 5. This device has been suggested to be working with a new feature that'll allow everyday iPhone users to record high-end Slow Motion video with an increase in the capture of frames per second. With this code-name "Mogul" feature, the feature set that'll entice users to move from the iPhone 5 to the iPhone 5S, or even the iPhone 6, continues to take shape.

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iPhone 5S specifications may hinge on local voice dictation

iPhone 5S specifications may hinge on local voice dictation

Apple's next release cycle for the iPhone will be an incremental one - if all goes per tradition, that is. As the iPhone 4 was released, the iPhone 4S upgraded with a few specifications that didn't exactly warrant a whole new name (thus the S). The same was true of the iPhone 3G and the iPhone 3GS, and now with the iPhone 5, it would appear that we're edging close to another half-step, this time bringing something slightly less awe-inspiring than Siri.

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Apple’s “budget” iPhone is about screen control, not cash

Apple’s “budget” iPhone is about screen control, not cash

The "cheap" iPhone isn't actually about being cheap at all: it's about retiring the 3.5-inch screen. Apple has a long-running love of standardization, and with good reason. The company built the iPad mini around a display size, aspect, and most importantly resolution that allowed the greatest parity - and the fewest developer headaches - with the existing, full-sized iPad, after all. It's not just in the name of control-freak tyranny, either: the iPad mini came out the gate with a full catalog of compatible apps, which is more than the Nexus 7 could claim.

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