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iPad mini 5 and 10-inch iPad could give Apple a 2019 tablet hit

iPad mini 5 and 10-inch iPad could give Apple a 2019 tablet hit

Apple's long neglect of the iPad mini will come to an end in 2019, reports out of China suggest, as part of sweeping changes to the Cupertino firm's more affordable tablets rumored to kick off in the new year. While 2018 saw significant advancements in high-end models like the iPad Pro 11-inch and iPad Pro 12.9, more affordable - and, most importantly, physically smaller - versions like the iPad mini have flown under the radar.

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Smart Battery Case for iPhone XS and XS Max leak in Apple doc

Smart Battery Case for iPhone XS and XS Max leak in Apple doc

Apple's Smart Battery Case for the iPhone XS has leaked, with the upcoming hunchbacked accessory spotted in a purported merchandise guide for retailers. The Cupertino firm first launched a Smart Battery Case in late 2015, aiming to address iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s runtimes, though the accessories have been conspicuously absent for newer iPhones.

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Next-gen Xbox release leak tips codenames and more

Next-gen Xbox release leak tips codenames and more

Over the summer, Microsoft confirmed that it's already at work on next-generation Xbox hardware. Though these new consoles are likely still some time off, we're potentially learning a little bit more about them today. New rumors claim that there will be two next-generation Xboxes, and they'll be codenamed "Anaconda" and "Lockheart."

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Apple’s rumored Texture relaunch leaves some news publishers unconvinced

Apple’s rumored Texture relaunch leaves some news publishers unconvinced

Earlier this year, Apple acquired Texture, which is often described as "the Netflix of magazines." With Texture, users pay a monthly fee to access around 200 different magazines - that rate used to be $14.99 per month, but not long after picking up Texture, Apple dropped it to $9.99. As it turns out, Apple might have even bigger plans for Texture besides a simple price drop, but some publishers aren't that thrilled about what Apple it plotting.

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HoloLens 2 chip choice has some huge advantages

HoloLens 2 chip choice has some huge advantages

Microsoft has ditched Intel and will use a Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset for the upcoming next-generation HoloLens, but it's not the one you might have expected. The hotly-anticipated augmented reality headset is shaping up to dramatically improve the blending of virtual objects with the real-world, but of course all of that demands power - and power efficiency.

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iPhone XS Smart Battery Case leaked with tipped quick release

iPhone XS Smart Battery Case leaked with tipped quick release

Yesterday, reports of a watchOS icon seemingly confirming a new Smart Battery Case for iPhone began making the rounds. The Smart Battery Case, as many of Apple fans will likely remember, was a first-party battery case made primarily for the iPhone 6s but also compatible with the iPhone 6 and 7. The appearance of this icon suggested that Apple may finally be working on a new Smart Battery Case for modern iPhones after going three years between releases.

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Apple Smart Battery Case for iPhone might be making a comeback

Apple Smart Battery Case for iPhone might be making a comeback

Though the list of Apple-made iPhone accessories is fairly short, one that manages to stand out is the Smart Battery Case. This case took on established brands like Mophie in the external power space when it launched for the iPhone 6s back in 2015, and though its design was a little strange, it got the job done well enough. Even though cases that offer an extra battery always seem to be in demand, Apple has never released a follow-up to its Smart Battery Case.

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Google Allo may not be around much longer

Google Allo may not be around much longer

Those of you who use Google Allo regularly might want to buckle in, because it might not be around much longer. Though it feels like Google Allo just launched - it's only been around since late 2016, after all - Google may already be looking to move away from it. So say new rumors, at any rate, which don't paint a very pretty picture for the state of Allo's development.

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iPhone 5G will skip 2019

iPhone 5G will skip 2019

It looks like 2019 is going to be a big year with the roll out of mobile 5G. Many phone manufacturers will be scrambling to get 5G-capable devices on shelves throughout the year, but once again, we're hearing today that Apple may not be one of them. In fact, we might not see an iPhone capable of tapping into 5G networks until sometime in 2020.

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Samsung folding Galaxy phone said to be carrier exclusive, costing over $2,000

Samsung folding Galaxy phone said to be carrier exclusive, costing over $2,000

Earlier this month Samsung offered an early look at its upcoming folding Galaxy smartphone, showing both the larger internal screen and smaller display used when the device is closed, along with some general UI mockups. There's still many things we don't know about the unnamed phone, but thanks to an insider report, we have some potentially solid details about its European release and what kind of pricing to expect.

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Snapchat Spectacles 3 tipped to double the cameras and price

Snapchat Spectacles 3 tipped to double the cameras and price

Snap isn't giving up on wearable cameras, with a new set of Snapchat Spectacles tipped to arrive before the end of the year with double the cameras. The new sunglasses will be Snap's third attempt at the product and, it's suggested, the most expensive - and capable - to-date, as it moves closer to a vision of compelling augmented reality.

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iPhone production cut report sets ominous tone

iPhone production cut report sets ominous tone

Apple has dramatically cut iPhone production, jolting suppliers and sending its stock price sliding, according to reports, as it attempts to nail the balance of smartphone supply and demand. Rumors had already pegged iPhone XR production as having been trimmed, as Apple tried to gage the market for the most affordable new iPhone of 2018.

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