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This Could Be Google's Surface Pro Killer
the keyboard you can see here is not made by Google. Its name is “Wallaby” and it is made by a third-party keyboard company called Brydge, which currently makes keyboards for the Apple iPad. According to the blog Aboutchromebooks, Brydge is planning to introduce two new keyboards specifically for Chrome OS tablets.
google  chromebooks  gadgetluv  rumor 
22 hours ago by jasonsamuels
Apple's big Wednesday is almost here - Six Colors
So here we are. A day away from the big Apple event, the second public media event at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino. And while last month’s inadvertent image leak was a huge spoiler, there’s always room for last-minute rumors and leaks.
Just outside the 24-hour window is MacRumors, who reported new tidbits from well-connected Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, most notably the idea that the iPad Pro might be going to USB-C, and that the new low-cost Apple laptop might be replacing the 12-inch MacBook, and might include Touch ID. Both of these reports are a bit sketchy, but it’s Kuo, so they need to be taken seriously.
In the last week there’s also been a back and forth about possible product names, in the wake of Guilherme Rambo’s clever image sleuthing. Yesterday Mark Gurman reported that the “likely” names for the top-of-the-line products are, as Rambo reported, iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max. Gurman also says that Apple at one point considered calling the new lower-cost 6.1-inch LCD device “iPhone Xr.”
rumor  apple_event  iphoneXS 
9 days ago by rgl7194
Apple’s September 12, 2018 event: What we expect to be “gathering round” for | Ars Technica
Definite or likely announcements
These are the products we're fairly confident will make an appearance at the show, based on our knowledge of Apple's plans and reports from reliable insiders over the past several months.
At least two (possibly three) successors to the iPhone X
Last year, Apple announced the iPhone X, the iPhone 8, and the iPhone 8 Plus. The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus iterated on the basic design the company has been using for its flagship iPhones since the iPhone 6 in 2014. That meant a significantly faster processor, new sensors for augmented reality, and support for wireless charging. The latter of those necessitated the back of the phone be made with glass, which didn't thrill users who worry about breaking their phones.
The iPhone X is also made of glass, but it brought the most radical innovations to the iPhone line in years. Apple switched from an LCD display to OLED, which offers deeper blacks and better contrast ratios—and that screen stretched nearly edge to edge across the front of the device, providing more screen real estate for apps to work with. The iPhone X also introduced the TrueDepth camera, a front-facing 3D camera that allowed for more advanced facial-recognition features than any prior consumer phone. But that's just the start; TrueDepth can be used for myriad other things once third-party app developers support it.
The iPhone X went on to be the world's best-selling smartphone. So it should be no surprise that Apple is doubling down on that design in 2019. Multiple reports from Bloomberg citing sources close to Apple's plans have said that Apple will again launch three phones at this year's event and that every one of them will be modeled closely after the iPhone X.
rumor  apple_event  watch  ios12  macOS  10.14  tvOS  airpods  iphoneXS 
9 days ago by rgl7194
Bloomberg: Big iPhone X on the way - Six Colors
Mark Gurman and Debby Wu at Bloomberg:
Apple Inc. is preparing to release a trio of new smartphones later this year: the largest iPhone ever, an upgraded handset the same size as the current iPhone X and a less expensive model with some of the flagship phone’s key features.
In other words, an iPhone X Plus and an iPhone 9 that inherits a lot of styling from the iPhone X, but with less expensive parts, including an LCD screen. Seems like a confirmation of much of Ming-Chi Kuo’s report from January.
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9 days ago by rgl7194
Report: Apple plans three new iPhones for 2018—and they’re all like the iPhone X | Ars Technica
The iPhone X’s basic design and features will live on in each model.
According to a new report, three new iPhones will launch in 2018, all derived from the design and features of the iPhone X. One would be a direct successor to the iPhone X, another would be a significantly larger cousin with the biggest smartphone screen Apple has yet produced, and the third would be a cheaper version that makes some concessions for cost.
The source, Bloomberg, cites "people familiar with the products." This report follows several rumors from various points in Apple's supply chain that have described a similar lineup. The launches are still months away (they will likely come during September, October, or November, given Apple's past releases), so plans are still subject to change.
rumor  iphoneXS 
9 days ago by rgl7194
Is Apple really naming its next phones iPhone Xr and iPhone Xs Max? | VentureBeat
Following last week’s apparent confirmation of the “iPhone Xs” name for the 5.8-inch sequel to Apple’s iPhone X, multiple reports are claiming that Apple has picked an unusual name for its 6.5-inch model: “iPhone Xs Max.” Published almost simultaneously, the claims from 9to5Mac and BGR are somewhat hard to take seriously, but presented for your consideration.
Apple reportedly has been planning to drop the Plus designation for its larger iPhone model this year, a suffix that first appeared when the company offered the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus with 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch screens. When the iPhone X debuted last year as a flagship model with a 5.8-inch screen, no Plus version was offered.
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14 days ago by rgl7194
‘iPhone Xs Max’ likely name for 6.5-inch OLED flagship, sources say | 9to5Mac
Last week 9to5Mac exclusively shared the first look at the new iPhone Xs models due to be officially announced by Apple on September 12. We’ve since learned that Apple has considered the name “iPhone Xs Max” for the larger 6.5-inch version, according to two sources familiar with Apple’s marketing plans.
Included in our reporting last week was the new detail that “iPhone Xs” will be the name of Apple’s new OLED models while confirming two size options and a new gold finish for the stainless steel sides. We’ve since heard that Apple will likely use “iPhone Xs Max” as the marketing name for the larger version of the new models.
rumor  iphoneXS 
14 days ago by rgl7194
Exclusive: Apple’s most exciting new phone of 2018 will be the iPhone XS Max – BGR
With just a week to go until Apple announces the next wave of iPhone models, there’s not much left for us to figure out. We’ve seen what all three phone look like, we know that the design of the iPhone X will be carried over, and we even know that the 5.8-inch OLED model will be called the iPhone XS. Other than the specifications, the only major revelations are the names of the other models, and we think we might know at least one.
Let’s start with something we’re very confident about: Apple is ditching the ‘Plus’ branding in 2018. There will not be an iPhone X Plus, nor will there be an iPhone XS Plus. Multiple sources have confirmed this with us, and they have also claimed that Apple isn’t considering using ‘Pro’ for the premium model either.
rumor  iphoneXS 
14 days ago by rgl7194
iPhone Xs (2018) rumors: Release date, specs, price, and features! | iMore
When is iPhone 9 being released? Will Apple have an iPhone X2? What will the specs be? Will it have special features? Here's everything we know!
iPhone Xs — or iPhone 9 or iPhone XI or X2, or whatever Apple ends up calling the 2018 iPhone — is widely expected to come next fall. But with iPhone 8 and iPhone X both on the market now, there are several ways Apple could go for the next generation. This article is continuously updated to include the latest news and rumors so you can be among the first to find out. Bookmark it, save it, share it, and check back often!
September 5, 2018: iPhone Xs Max name gets rumored. Twice. Seriously.
iPhone Xs may be the rumored name for the next-generation iPhone X, but what about the bigger version? iPhone Xs Max, according to a couple sources from a couple sources.
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14 days ago by rgl7194
Daring Fireball: iPhone Naming Rumors, 2018 Edition
...None of these names make sense to me if we’re supposed to pronounce the X as “ten”, but I said the same thing last year.
One reason I can see not using “Plus”: the previous “Plus” iPhone always had more to offer than sheer display size. They had better cameras than their non-Plus siblings, offering features like optical image stabilization and, later on, dual lenses. They also had higher resolutions displays with more pixels per inch. They were “plus” in more ways than size. This year, it looks as though the only difference between the two OLED models is size.
My guess was that Apple would just call both models “iPhone XS”, in the same way that they don’t give a different name to the larger iPad Pro or MacBook Pro. But if they are going to give the bigger one a separate name, I suppose “Max” is fine...
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14 days ago by rgl7194
All three iPhones coming this fall will reportedly have edge-to-edge displays | Ars Technica
Apple hopes to entice new users with more price and color options.
As September approaches, so too does the release of new iPhones from Apple. A report from Bloomberg provides a few more details about the new smartphones that we can expect from the tech giant this fall, along with insight into Apple's overall strategy. The main rumors still stand: Apple is expected to debut three new iPhones in September with the goal of diversifying its product line with various device sizes and prices to attract new customers.
The report suggests Apple will reveal a new high-end iPhone with a display close to 6.5 inches, which would make it the largest iPhone ever. It would also be the second iPhone to have an OLED display, a premium feature to be carried over from last year's iPhone X. This handset will have a glass back, stainless steel edges, and the ability to show two apps side by side in split-screen.
Apple will update the current iPhone X with a faster processor and an upgraded camera. Otherwise, last year's flagship $1,000 smartphone should remain unchanged.
rumor  iphoneXS 
21 days ago by rgl7194
Daring Fireball: 9to5Mac Obtained Product Marketing Photos of 'iPhone XS' and Series 4 Apple Watch
Guilherme Rambo, reporting for 9to5Mac...
Wow.
They also have a photo of a Series 4 Apple Watch, showing off an altogether new watch face that takes advantage of the bigger display and shows at least 8 complications in addition to the time of day. I particularly dig the weather complication in the corner that shows the daily high and low in addition to the current temperature. It also looks like the red dot on the digital crown that signifies a cellular model is now a much more subtle red ring — nice.
I’d love to hear the backstory on how 9to5Mac got these images. 9to5Mac offers no explanation for how they obtained them. Product marketing images and the names of new iPhones almost never leak from Apple. iPhone names sometimes get leaked in iOS builds, but not photos like these. These photos were almost certainly intended for the keynote. To my memory, this is unprecedented. My guess is that no one at Apple gave these images to 9to5Mac. I suspect Rambo, who is extraordinarily clever at finding things, somehow discovered them through a URL that was exposed publicly but should not have been.
UPDATE: I missed this tweet from Rambo earlier today, in which he suggests that he found these images from a streaming video test.
UPDATE 2: It doesn’t really make any sense that a streaming video test would contain stuff like this. And in fact, I’ve confirmed that Rambo’s tweet about poking around streaming URLs was unrelated to the iPhone and Apple Watch images. I’m back on my first theory, that he uncovered these images from a URL that shouldn’t have been publicly available.
rumor  daring_fireball  iphoneXS 
21 days ago by rgl7194
Exclusive: This is ‘iPhone XS’ — design, larger version, and gold colors confirmed | 9to5Mac
Earlier today Apple officially announced when and where it will hold its next big event. Apple’s September 12th event is expected to include the introduction of three new iPhones, and 9to5Mac can exclusively share the first look at both new 5.8-inch and 6.5-inch OLED iPhones: the iPhone XS.
We believe that the new 5.8-inch and 6.5-inch iPhones will both be called iPhone XS. We also believe iPhone XS will come in a new gold color option not previously offered on the new design. Apple leaked its own gold version of the iPhone X through the FCC, but it has not been available to purchase.
rumor  iphoneXS 
21 days ago by rgl7194
QAnon vs Voodoo Donuts
Crazy conspiracy theorists decide popular Portland donut shop is actually a pedophile ring. Harassment ensues
portland  voodoodonuts  rumor  qanon 
22 days ago by nelson
Google Working on Windows 10 for Chromebooks (Report)
reveal could be as soon as the unannounced (but heavily rumored) Oct. 4 Pixel event.
chromebooks  windows  rumor 
5 weeks ago by jasonsamuels
Icon found in iOS 12 shows iPad with thin bezels, no Home button or notch | 9to5Mac
expecting an update to the iPad Pro line for later this year. Rumors suggest that the new version will have no home button, Face ID and thinner bezels, following the design trend introduced by Apple with iPhone X.
apple  tablet  gadgetluv  rumor 
7 weeks ago by jasonsamuels
The 2018 iPhones Just Leaked in New Photos
According to just about every report out there, Apple will be launching three new iPhones this year. A direct follow-up to the iPhone X featuring a 5.8-inch screen is in the works, as well as the LCD model with a 6.1-inch screen, according to reports. The iPhone X Plus will have a screen that measures 6.5 inches and should have an OLED panel.
apple  phone  rumor  gadgetluv 
7 weeks ago by jasonsamuels
Samsung GPU May Be Galaxy S10’s Secret Weapon Against Apple
This chip's novel build will allow it to be used across a number of devices, including both smartphones and supercomputers. Apparently, we can expect it to deliver unprecedented graphic performance, which could enhance elements such as display resolution, graphic and 3D rendering and VR power consumption.
samsung  mobile  graphics  rumor 
8 weeks ago by jasonsamuels

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