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iPhone 5 launch date imminent as 4S included in “recycling” program

iPhone 5 launch date imminent as 4S included in “recycling” program

Apple has launched a program on their own website called Reuse and Recycling in which they're more than willing to take your iPhone 4S for a gift certificate in their store. Of course the main reason a lot of people will be doing this is that once the iPhone 5 (or whatever it'll be called) is on the market, the iPhone 4S might not look so fabulous anymore. To the early adopter "must have it" crowd, that is.

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Apple entices Bob Mansfield out of retirement

Apple entices Bob Mansfield out of retirement

Several announcements have been made today by Apple regarding their current staff and leadership, with none other than Bob Mansfield coming out of retirement to work under Tim Cook. Mansfield announced his retirement in June of this year, but will now be working on Apple products for the foreseeable future. Apple also let it be known that Craig Federighi and Dan Riccio have been promoted from vice presidents of their respective parts of the business to senior vice presidents.

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iPad mini and wifi iPods head for October iTunes event

iPad mini and wifi iPods head for October iTunes event

This afternoon it would appear that not only has the name "iPad mini" been tipped once again, a couple new iPods have been updated as well. According to Asian sources speaking with Macotakara, the new iPad will have a 7.85-inch display and will indeed be called the "iPad mini." A couple new iPods will be popping up at the same event as this iPad mini, each of them with the ability to connect to wireless internet so that they might connect with iTunes in the Cloud.

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iPhone 5 mini dock USB cable photo leaked

iPhone 5 mini dock USB cable photo leaked

The next generation in Apple USB connector cables has appeared in a relatively clear photo presented to the world hoping for every detail they can get on the iPhone 5 - another piece of Apple hardware that's not yet even been announced by the manufacturer. Rumors up to this point have converged on a new dock connector for the new iPhone, a newly improved iPad 3, and an iPad mini, each of them with the same port for a 16-pin cord. This cord appears to have two sides, each of them with 8 pins that are able to face upwards or downwards interchangeably.

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Apple earnings lead off with 17 million iPads sold

Apple earnings lead off with 17 million iPads sold

Apple unsurprisingly had a pretty excellent third quarter, announcing today that total revenues for the quarter topped $35.0 billion with a net profit of $8.8 billion. Both of those figures are up quite a bit from last year, with Apple reporting a revenue of $28.6 billion and a net profit of $7.3 billion for quarter 3 of 2011. Hardware sales were up for the most part, lending to Apple's increased revenue and net profit from the year before.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: May 25, 2012

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: May 25, 2012

It's time to wrap up the start of another weekend, folks, with no less than Google's next big thing: Project Glass - and some photos and videos to go with it! On that note, it appears that the next generation in space travel has officially begun - and we get to see it! It's SpaceX's landing with the ISS, in photos! Then back on earth all you with iPads and iPhones and iPods as well can grab your very own Absinthe 2.0 jailbreak right this second!

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Xbox father blames Zune failure on blinkered music industry

Xbox father blames Zune failure on blinkered music industry

Ex-Microsoft exec and shepherd of both Xbox and Zune, Robbie Bach, has admitted that the Zune PMP was a cavalcade of mistakes, though argues his entertainment division team did try to replicate its successful gaming strategy with its iPod rival. Speaking at a Northwest Entrepreneur Network event in Seattle, Geekwire reports, Bach described the Zune project as "probably universally viewed as less of a success" than Xbox, though denied that either had succeeded or failed because they were part of the Microsoft behemoth.

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Magnets + iPod Nano = Strapless watch

Magnets + iPod Nano = Strapless watch

How far would you go to get rid of those pesky watch straps? One man has decided to implant magnets into his skin in order to go strapless, calling the project iDermal (NSFW!). Dave Hurban undertook the project in order to attach an iPod Nano to his wrist to use as a timepiece. Speaking to Digital Trends, he describes the steps used and why he decided to experiment in such an unconventional way.

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