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Apple Sapphire glass facility confirmed in Austin, tipped for iWatch

Apple Sapphire glass facility confirmed in Austin, tipped for iWatch

This week in celebration of 30 years of Apple's push for Macintosh, Tim Cook spoke with ABC news about several subjects - including, briefly, their investment in USA-based manufacturing facilities. This chat included a reminder that Apple was manufacturing the Mac Pro in Arizona, leading Cook to note their recent investment in Arizona. So-called "sapphire glass" is at the center of this push, and it's quite likely they'll be bringing it to a new product inside this year.

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iPhone 6 display size boost joined by rumor of iPhone 5c scrapping

iPhone 6 display size boost joined by rumor of iPhone 5c scrapping

This week there's already been one report of Apple deciding to move forward with at least one larger display size for their iPhone lineup, coming first to the iPhone 6, if the rumors hold true. Today the Wall Street Journal joins in with a report that - to be fair - includes a warning that "Apple's plans weren't final and that the company could change course." That said, sources here suggest that Apple will also discontinue the plastic-backed iPhone 5c less than a year after it was initially released - perhaps in favor of an all-metal lineup before the end of 2014.

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Flagship smartphone users consume more data than tablet users based on JDSU report

Flagship smartphone users consume more data than tablet users based on JDSU report

A new study was recently published by JDSU that looks at the data usage of high-end smartphone users compared to the amount of data that tablet and other smartphone users consume. According to the report, users of flagship smartphones like the iPhone 5S and Galaxy S4 are consuming more data than the tablet using contemporaries. The data comes from a large-scale survey conducted on mobile data conversion last year.

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iPhone 6 display “locked down” at 4.8-inches says analyst

iPhone 6 display “locked down” at 4.8-inches says analyst

Word this afternoon comes from Timothy Arcuri of Cowen and Company that Apple's next iPhone - tentatively called the "iPhone 6" - will certainly be working with a 4.8-inch display. While it's possible this next-generation device could have a larger display - users have been waiting for such a change for quite some time, of course - the only real guarantee the public has is Apple's own word at reveal time. Regardless, Arcuri is suggesting that investors should take heed - a 4.8-inch display is on the way.

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China Mobile iPhone launch brings Tim Cook in person

China Mobile iPhone launch brings Tim Cook in person

Supposing you were at China Mobile's headquarters store in Beijing on the 16th of January, 2014, you may have been part of the iPhone launch - one that brought Apple CEO Tim Cook to the store to shake hands personally. This launch has been a long time coming, with Apple aiming to move into China for several years and China Mobile being one of the more important steps toward a large spread. Cook visited the headquarters store of China Mobile and helped with distribution - at least for the first few phones.

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Loop Attachment Straightjacket case gives Mummy iPhone a boost

Loop Attachment Straightjacket case gives Mummy iPhone a boost

There's a rather odd case for the iPhone out there in the wild by the name of Mummy, one that was introduced last year with a concept so simple, we found it essentially perfect. In a variety of colors, the Mummy case provided a simple silicone covering for the iPhone with a bit of give so you could store your various cards and a tiny wad of cash with ease. Now the same group has created the next step: the Straightjacket.

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