Apple's new MacBook Air with Retina display is headed to production with an expected release in October, reports out of Taiwan suggest, though the rumored 12-inch refresh may well have been pushed back. Chatter of a higher-resolution MacBook Air has circulated for some time, bringing the ultraportable's screen in-line with the sort of pixel-dense panels Apple uses in the MacBook Pro, but a revamp earlier this year failed to deliver it.
Microsoft has reportedly killed its upcoming flagship Windows Phone, a motion-tracking smartphone codenamed McLaren, with attempts to motivate developers to use its 3D Touch control system supposedly falling flat. McLaren is believed to have piped Kinect-style gesture recognition into a smartphone form-factor, but according to insiders a range of issues - including cost and struggles to find a killer use-case - scuppered the project.
HP isn't exactly the go-to-guy when it comes to Android tablets, but that hasn't fazed it from putting out innumerable mobile devices, some of which have somewhat similar and therefore confusing names. The PC maker is now believed to actually have three, yes three, tablets in the making, bearing a mixed array of hardware specs and, of course, names that vary only ever so slightly from one another and other older products.
Lexus may not be the first car brand that comes to mind when you think of outrageously extreme performance vehicles, but that may change if rumors of a twin-turbo production version of the striking LF-LC concept toting 600HP+ pan out. Likely to launch as the Lexus SC F, the hottest of the SC coupe range will supposedly have a meatier version of the 5.0 V8 set to power the top-spec Lexus RC F.
The iPhone 6 is easily the most anticipated phone this year, and is seeing more than its fair share of leaks and rumors. Two new rumors suggest the device may not end up with Sapphire Glass as expected, and the camera may actually be upgraded.
As the iPhone 6 heads into production, the parts and details keep coming. This time, we’re seeing what’s said to be a new Touch ID hardware part. Though it looks similar to the older one, the tipster claims it’s more durable, which could have some residual benefits.
Amazon is readying a new ebook and audiobook subscription service that would offer unlimited access to hundreds of thousands of titles for a monthly fee, according to some prematurely-spotted product pages. Kindle Unlimited is expected to cost $9.99 per month, according to a now-yanked page on Amazon's site, and in return offer titles like the full Hunger Games series, the Lord of the Rings trilogy, and the Harry Potter series.
All this talk of a new iPhone, but what about the iPad? Rumors about the tablet have been drowned out by chatter surrounding the iPhone 6. A new report suggests all the hubbub about the tablet ahead of the various iPhone leaks might end up being true after all.
The incoming iPhone 6 is reportedly larger, slimmer, and much more like an iPad or iPod in form factor. That slim profile, which is said to be around 6mm thin, has reportedly been causing issues for Apple in sourcing a battery. Samsung and LG both thought they had Apple’s problem handled, but it seems a new player has emerged victorious.