Alleged Low-Cost iPhone’s Plastic Rear Shell Surfaces

Cheaper iPhone 5S Leaked

Earlier this week, a case manufacturer by the name of Tactus publicized images of what was allegedly a case designed for Apple’s upcoming fifth-generation iPad. Sensibly, the case mirrored what rumors have suggested for some time, that the upcoming tablet is expected to feature a smaller, thinner and an iPad mini-esque design. Today, the same company (Tactus) posted a new image …

iPhone 5S Enters Mass Production, Foxconn Expands Its Workforce

iPhone 5S Production

According to new reports from both The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg, Foxconn (one of Apple’s primary manufacturing partners) has apparently begun hiring additional workers to aid in iPhone 5S production. Today’s news unsurprisingly follows a separate report from March, suggesting that Foxconn was preparing to enter mass production stages for the iPhone 5S.

Leaked iPhone 5S Parts Suggest Apple Will Abandon The Mute Switch

iPhone 5S Parts Leaked

With Apple’s annual WWDC (World Wide Developers Conference) quickly approaching, leaks and alleged details pertaining to the next-generation iPhone will inevitably dominate the Apple rumor mill in the weeks to come. Prior to the iPhone 4S, Apple had used the conference as a platform to announce new generations of the iPhone. Now, the majority of the rumors surrounding the “iPhone …

iPad 5 Rumored To Enter Mass Production This Summer

iPad 5 Design Release Date

According to a new report from DigiTimes, Apple will allegedly begin mass production for the 5th generation iPad sometime between July and August of this year. Of course, this new report contradicts earlier rumors of Apple actually releasing the next-generation 9.7-inch iPad as early as late spring or even later this month.

Patent Hints At New iPhone Home Button And iOS 7 Quick Access Lock Screen

New Home Button Quick Access

Yesterday, it was revealed in a group chat by a well-informed individual that iOS 7 will offer a number of user interface (UI) enhancements and the next major installment of iOS will undoubtedly bring a number of interesting and useful software-level improvements. Today, a popular blog by the name of PatentlyApple publicized new patent applications that have recently been published …

iOS 7 Rumored To Bring Significant Visual UI Enhancements

Apple iOS 7 Concept

In a Branch chat yesterday, John Gruber from Daring Fireball said that according to his sources, iOS 7 is running behind schedule and the next major iOS installment will bring significant visual user interface (UI) changes. After stating that engineers have allegedly been pulled from Apple’s next Mac OS X update (10.9) Gruber went on to reiterate that iOS 7 …

Component Cuts Suggest 2013 Next-Generation Retina iPad Mini Launch

iPad mini 2 Retina Display

According to a new report from Digitimes, Apple is preparing to reduce shipments for their iPad mini tablet in the second calendar quarter of 2013. The shipment cut, as reveled by industry sources, is said to affect the total number of iPad mini’s shipped by 20% for next month, April.