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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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Plastic iPhones in neon tones: is this really Apple’s next generation?

Plastic iPhones in neon tones: is this really Apple’s next generation?

Several photos have appeared over the past few days of what very much seem to be the back ends of the fabled "budget" iPhone, complete with wildly bright colors to boot. While these images do indeed seem to team up well with the idea that Apple would be continuing some color schemes born in their home-made accessory lines for the iPhone, such wildly divergent delivery demands a second look - could these devices be coming out to reflect the color scheme of iOS 7?

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iPhone 5S LTE-A tipped as SK Telecom reportedly pushes Apple for speed

iPhone 5S LTE-A tipped as SK Telecom reportedly pushes Apple for speed

Apple's iPhone 5S, expected to launch later this year, will support LTE-Advanced sources reportedly at Korean carrier SK Telecom claim, theoretically doubling the smartphone's download speeds versus the current iPhone 5. "SK Telecom is approaching Apple to put out LTE-A technology on the upcoming iPhone 5S" an unnamed source at the carrier told The Korea Times, describing the two companies as "in the middle of negotiations."

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iPhone plastic shell leaks in China

iPhone plastic shell leaks in China

It's time to get green, it would seem, as a brightly colored back shell of what's said to be a next-generation iPhone leaks in China. This leak is consistent with several tips and suggestions over the past week involving the so-called "budget" iPhone, including the color similarity to current iPhone bumpers. This device would, if it proves to be real, be one of several color options for the iPhone later this year.

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iPhone 5S batteries pave way for Autumn release

iPhone 5S batteries pave way for Autumn release

A factory-floor photograph of what would appear to be a pallet of black, faceless objects has been attached to claims of iPhone 5S connectivity this morning. This set of batteries comes alongside a set of photographs revealed over the past couple of weeks of the innards and outer bits of the next-generation iPhone, here code-named iPhone 5S.

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iPhone 5S prototype sports new A7 chip, 1GB RAM

iPhone 5S prototype sports new A7 chip, 1GB RAM

If the anyone out there seeking the next iPhone iteration believed they'd be seeing a complete top-to-bottom change-over to a new generation, today's leaked images should put all suggestions to rest. What we're seeing here is a series of photos of the still-unofficial Apple iPhone 5S. Inside we're seeing a couple of specifications we'd not been solid on before along with another confirmation of past rumors being as close to true as they get before Apple gives the final word.

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iPhone 5S leaked photo solidifies tip on lozenge flash

iPhone 5S leaked photo solidifies tip on lozenge flash

There's nothing like a good dual-LED flash upgrade after a long set of months and years only using the one. That's what's suggested for the iPhone 5S this week, with a second unique photo of the machine's back top-end appearing with the same setup: two bulbs, better than one. Could this one, single, unmistakable differentiator make the case for an iPhone 5 owner's upgrade later this year?

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iPhone 5S leak tips dual-LED flash and more

iPhone 5S leak tips dual-LED flash and more

Could this be the new, dual-flash toting iPhone 5S set to hit shelves later in the year? That's certainly the suggestion, with leaked images showing what's tipped to be Apple's refreshed flagship smartphone ahead of its official unveil. MacRumors ran through the details to be gleaned, summarizing that - while no Apple leak can ever be considered entirely safe - there are some strong signs that this is Cupertino's new toy.

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Instagram Video outlined: 15 second clips, no loops

Instagram Video outlined: 15 second clips, no loops

This afternoon, the team at Facebook have introduced their brand Instagram's new ability to record video clips. "Video for Instagram" will be added to both iOS and Android with a collection of 15 filters made specifically for the video universe. This new feature will be clipped into 15-second segments and able to be posted to Twitter while it's hosted on Instagram's own servers - or straight to Facebook it goes.

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