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Apple’s Silicon Strategy: How Apple’s Custom Chips May Change Their Product Lineup

Naturally, following Apple’s WWDC announcements on June 22nd, there has been a great deal of chatter and discussion regarding the future of the Mac now that Apple is transitioning to using it’s own custom designed chips. And naturally, we may have heard a thing or two from sources who have served us well in the past (including one of the sources that gave us great information on Apple’s AirPower plans). That being said: I have an immense dislike for rumors on an existential level. The level to which rumors...

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First physical leak of Apple’s new iPad Pro Mockup

We’ve obtained a final design mockup of Apple’s upcoming iPad Pro hardware from a source that has repeatedly been reliable about previous iPad hardware, showing Apple’s new camera hardware as featured on the iPhone 11 Pro gracing their upcoming refreshed lineup of iPads. The hardware is extremely similar to what is featured on the iPhone 11 Pro, and is expected to offer the same benefits to creative video professionals. The design is a nod to Apple’s intent to offer pro users of the iPad a device on which they...

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2019 iPhone Case Confirms Rumoured Design

With the 2019 iPhones just 4 months away, leaks have started pouring in from all directions. This one comes from our trusted sources in China. We have our hands on what is supposed to be the case renders which case manufacturers use as a reference to design cases for phones. And since majority of case makers hail from China, we have very good reasons to believe that this is the real deal. This confirms the rumors that Apple will have 2 flagships this year, apart from whatever they have...

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What Really Happened to Apple’s AirPower?

For those who eagerly watched the 2017 iPhone X release event last September 12, there is somewhat of an elephant in the room that Apple has so far refused to address: the AirPower wireless charging mat that it unveiled at the event with a promise of a 2018 release date. Apple’s lack of any mention of the device since then has caused a great deal of curiosity and speculation among pundits and notable industry commentators, leaving many to wonder what happened, or whether the device will appear at all...

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First iPad Air 3 Cases Leak

It’s a brand new year, which means brand new Apple Products. The iPad Air 3 is rumored to be released at the first Apple Event of the year, most likely taking place on March 15th. The first cases and schematics started to leak late last week, and the team at SonnyDickson.com decided to share our thoughts on them. As you can see, the iPad Air 3 combines the form factor of the iPad Air 2 with the features of the iPad Pro. The iPad Air 3 case shows that the same...

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iPhone 6s Back Cover-Analysis and Bend Test

Last week, we gave Lew from UnboxTherapy an unreleased iPhone 6s back housing. If you missed Lew’s findings, here is a recap Just like rumors suggested, the iPhone 6s casing is slightly taller, wider and thicker. Some people suggested that this minor enhancement was to accommodate the hardware needed for Force Touch, but it actually might be more than that. The iPhone 6s casing measures 138.26mm by 67.16mm (versus the 138.09mm by 66.91mm iPhone 6), so the iPhone 6s has become slightly taller and wider. A bigger change is the...

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iPhone 6s-No More Bend?

The iPhone 6 was a massive success for Apple. The only minor problem it had was something dubbed Bendgate. Now, a year later we have a hands-on look at the iPhone 6s casing. What’s changed in the design, and do these changes help stop the iPhone from bending? We gave our good friend Lew from UnboxTherapy an unreleased iPhone 6s case to answer those very questions. Just like rumors suggested, the iPhone 6s casing is slightly taller, wider and thicker. Some people suggested that this minor enhancement was to accommodate the hardware needed for Force...

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iPhone 6s Back Housing-First Look

Today we have an exclusive look at the iPhone 6s back housing. On the outside, the 6s casing looks exactly like the iPhone 6. Like all “S” release devices, the changes are mostly internal and the iPhone 6s casing is no different. The first thing that we noticed upon inspection is that the screw mounting posts are in slightly different locations, this  most likely points to a new logic board in the 6s featuring an A9 chip. The other revision we noticed was the thickness of the metal around the...

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iPhone 6s Display and Flex Cables-First Look

It’s time to take a look at some parts for the upcoming iPhone 6s. The first part that we have acquired is the display. The front of the display is almost identical to the one on the iPhone 6 except for one small detail, the front camera cutout. The camera cutout on the cover glass is slightly bigger than the one on the iPhone 6, pointing to a front facing camera upgrade this year. The major change to the display is on the back. On the upper portion of...

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Leaked Case Displays iPad Pro Design

We’ve heard many rumors about Apple planning to add one more model to its current iPad lineup. This new iPad is being referred to as the “iPad Pro.” It’s expected to measure somewhere in between 12.2 to 12.9 inches, meaning it will be larger than the iPads currently available. We’ve been able to get our hands on some cases that claim to be made for Apple’s new tablet. The iPad Pro seems to resemble the current iPads with the addition of stereo speakers that are located on the top and bottom of the device. None of its...

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iPhone 6 Logic Board Confirms NFC

Our friends over at Feld & Volk have provided us with some exclusive pictures of the iPhone 6’s logic board that confirm this year’s iPhone will be equipped with NFC. After two years of rumors claiming that the iPhone 5 would be equipped with NFC, the iPhone 6 will finally receive it. The photo below shows us the iPhone 6’s motherboard, equipped with chips such as the AVAGO and the Apple A8 chip which is said to be 2GHz dual-core 20nm 64-bit A8 CPU and much faster and smaller than the 1.3GHz 28nm A7 chip.

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The Truth Behind Apple’s Suppliers in China

A big misunderstanding broke out last night when I published a tweet saying the following. There are about 200 security officers trying to catch those who dare to sell i6 accessories. — Sonny Dickson (@SonnyDickson) May 30, 2014 Let me straighten things out. In HUA Qiang North Market, the heart of Asia’s electronics market, there is a building called YuanWang Digital Mall. There are dozens of iPhone 5 & 6, iPads, and Macs. These units are either real or fake. The real units and all their accessories are being...

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A Visual Look at Apple’s iPhone 6 vs Previous iPhones

Recently, pictures of the iPhone 6 Mockup have been circulating throughout the web. I’ve gone ahead and compared the mockup to older generations of the iPhones and the iPod Touch 5G, as well as the HTC One M8 and Samsung Galaxy S5. As you can see, the iPhone 6 represents a large jump in screen size compared to previous generations. Apple has decided to ditch the sharp, angular lines of the 5 and 5s and replace them with a more friendly, curved body. The iPhone 6 is also smaller than...

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iPhone 6 vs. iPod Touch: What to Expect from Apple’s Next Smartphone

If you’ve been keeping up to date with the latest iPhone 6 news, you’ve probably already seen Unbox Therapy’s iPhone 6 – How Thin? video. We’ve gone ahead and compared the purported iPhone 6 cases to the current iPhone 5S and the iPod Touch 5th generation. As you can see in the video and in the images below, it seems like the next gen iPhone will have a similar design to the current iPod Touch. It will be much thinner than the current iPhone 5S, the sleep/wake button will...

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Say Hello to the First Case Designed for Apple’s “iPhone 6”

With the “iPhone 6” quickly approaching, amid many rumors of a larger screen coming to the device (from a variety of sources with varying credibility), we’ve got our hands on some of the first cases designed for the new device! While it’s true that anyone could make a case and claim it’s for an “iPhone 6”, the source who produced this case has an excellent track record. We’ve also got some exclusive information coming soon that should make you offer this case more than just a passing glance! Check...

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Could this be Apple’s next iPhone? The iPhone 6?

We’ve heard numerous amounts of rumors about Apple’s next-gen iPhone, the iPhone 6. We’ve gotten our hands on some great photos of the iPhone’s rear casing in Space Grey– and just as always, it looks absolutely astonishing. As some rumors suggest, the screen will in fact be bigger. The design will be like a cross between the current iPad Air and the iPod Touch. As shown in the pictures below, it will be definitely thinner than the current iPhone 5S.  I’m not 100% sure this is the real back housing,...

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First Photos of the Samsung Galaxy S5

There’s been a leaked document floating around showing off Samsung’s latest Galaxy device, the Galaxy S5. This design has been sent to companies to create cases for their upcoming device. As mentioned above, this is an official document meaning the Samsung Galaxy S5 will be as displayed in the picture. The phone will have a 5.25-inch display which is a little bigger than the current S4’s screen. Besides the small changes in the screen size, it seems like Samsung has decided to keep much of the phone the same....

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A Detailed Look at Apple’s 5th-gen iPad Design in Space Gray

We’ve already seen numerous leaks of various next-gen iPad hardware, but much of it has been relatively low quality up to this point. We’ve gotten our hands on a number of sharp high-res images of the Space Grey 5th-gen iPad casing and front panel. Notably, it shows off the highly anticipated slimmer iPad-mini like design it is expected to launch with. We have also compared the Space Grey 5th generation iPad shell to the silver one for comparison. The design differences compared to the 4th generation are both apparent and extremely...

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Hands-On With The iPad Mini 2 in Space Gray

We’ve already seen numerous leaks of various next-gen iPad hardware, but until now, we haven’t gotten a serious look at the new color options for the upcoming 2nd-gen iPad mini. We’ve gotten our hands on some great photos of the new iPad mini’s rear casing in Space Grey (introduced with the iPhone 5S) – and just as we imagined, it looks absolutely incredible. As expected, it also shows off a design extremely similar to the current iPad mini, suggesting that most of the changes will happen to the device’s internal hardware rather than its...

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Hands-On With The iPhone 5C Logic Board

What we have here are leaked images of the iPhone 5C logic board. The 5C is expected to be Apple’s budget model, sporting similar specs of the iPhone 5 but in a plastic shell. The logic board is slightly smaller than the one found inside the iPhone 5, but it does line up with the screw mounting points found inside the iPhone 5c shells that we have featured on our site previously. The slightly smaller logic board might point to a slightly bigger battery. The leaked images look a lot...

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A Detailed Look at Apple’s 2nd-gen iPad Mini Design

We’ve already seen numerous leaks of various next-gen iPad Mini hardware, but much of it has been relatively low quality up to this point. We’ve gotten our hands on a number of sharp high-res images of the 2nd-gen iPad Mini casing and front panel. Notably, it shows off small design differences compared to the first generation iPad mini. Take a look at the full gallery below, and let us know your thoughts by sounding off in the comments!

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High-Res Images of the iPhone 5S Fingerprint Scanners

While we’ve already seen numerous leaks of various next-gen iPhone hardware, one thing that hasn’t been seen is the home button. While a pair of pictures made the rounds earlier today, all of the images so far have been fairly poor in quality. It’s time to fix that. We’ve gotten our hands on dozens of sharp high-res images of the iPhone 5S home button hardware. Notably, the sensors and flex cable bear a remarkably different design when compared to the iPhone 5 home button – and even previous supposed 5S part...

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Our Best Pictures Yet of the Champagne iPhone 5S

For the first time ever, Apple is expected to release four separate color options for their next-gen iPhone when they unveil the device at their September 10th media event. However, with more choices than ever before, many may find it more difficult than ever to choose their favorite. Between the new “champagne” option, with it’s subdued golden hue, the “graphite” version with its sleek, modern high-contrast palette, and the familiar silver & white and black & slate options, users are presented with a very daunting decision indeed. We think...

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Hands-On With iPad 5 Rear Shell With Front Panel

You’ve no doubt already seen our leaked rear shells for both the iPad mini and 5th-gen iPad as well as our exclusive images of the iPad 5 front panel. So, how can we make this even better? By comparing them side-by-side in high quality images, of course! Like before, this shell indicates that Apple will be bringing the iPad mini design language over to the full size iPad. This means that there will be slimmer side bezels, a less rounded design, and chamfered edges running along the perimeter of...

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Hands-On With iPad 5 Back Housing

Following yesterday’s leak of the front panel for Apple’s upcoming 5th-gen iPad, we’ve also managed to get our hands on the rear metal shell! This shell indicates that Apple will be bringing the iPad mini design language over to the full size iPad. This means that there will be slimmer side bezels, a less rounded design, and chamfered edges running along the perimeter of the device. Together, these images provide a great deal of perspective on what we can expect from the next iPad.

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Hands-On With iPad 5 Front Panel

In the latest round of Apple part leaks, we just got our hands on the front panel for Apple’s 5th-generation iPad. The part doesn’t feature many surprises. Indeed, it’s pretty much exactly what we’ve come to expect, featuring slimmer side bezels that resemble the iPad mini, which gives the glass panel an overall slimmer, more modern look. In addition to the slimmer side bezel that you see in the photo, it’s likely that the finished 5th-gen iPad will also feature a slimmer and lighter design than it’s predecessor. As Apple...

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First Photos of the Samsung Galaxy Note III Screen

Just when you thought we were only posting iPhone parts, we’ve just gotten our hands on the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Screen. The photos have been given to us by a trusted source in China who has had access to device parts in the past. The display of the Note 3 looks to be slightly bigger than its predecessor. One other notable feature is the reduction of bezels on the side of the device, making this phone mostly screen with little distraction otherwise. The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is rumored...

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Hands-On With iPad Mini 2 Back Housing

Just when you thought we were done with Apple part leaks, we’ve just gotten our hands on the iPad Mini 2 Back Housing. As expected, the design doesn’t seem to vary significantly (or at all) from the original iPad mini design. In reality, the most significant change expected to come to the iPad mini 2 is a high-resolution Retina display. One notable design change over the previous generation is the removal of the “polished on” Apple logo, this logo has been replaced with a polished insert on the back of...

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The First Part Leaks of the Grey or ‘Graphite’ iPhone 5S

Up to this point, it has widely been reported that the iPhone 5S will only come in 3 colors: Gold, Slate, and white with silver trim. According to a new images we’ve obtained, however, it appears the iPhone 5S may also come in a 4th color – a grey or graphite color with a black trim. You can check out samples in the below gallery. This grey color could be more durable than the slate color, as the lighter the anodization, the easier it is to get to stick onto...

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High-Quality Photos of Champagne iPhone 5S Rear Shell Surface + Screen

Direct from our source in Apple’s Asian supply chain, we have an exclusive look at the iPhone 5s back housing in Champagne. On the outside, the 5s casing looks almost exactly like the iPhone 5 (besides the color and dual LED flash cutout). Like all “S” release devices, the changes are mostly internal and the iPhone 5s casing is no different. The first thing that we noticed upon inspection is that the screw mounting posts are in slightly different locations, this most likely points to a new logic board in the...

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Hands-On With The Red iPhone 5C Back Housing

Just when you thought we were already up to our necks in iPhone part leaks, we’ve just gotten our hands on the red iPhone 5C. It’s just like the previous back housing leaks – except, of course, it is red! A quick note on the red color. Many readers are saying the color seems more pink than it is red. This is true, but if you look at the launch of the 5th generation iPod Touch, the (PRODUCT) RED color looks like the same color, albeit more pink. Could...

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Up Close iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S – Screens Included!

We’ve leaked iPhone 5C shells. We’ve leaked iPhone 5S shells. And now, direct from our sources within Apple’s supply chain, here they both are side by side, along with additional parts to add to the excitement! You’re looking at our most extensive iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C part leak yet, with a variety of ribbon cables and components, including the entire intact casings, vibration motor, audio jack, SIM trays, the front and rear cameras, the mounts to attach all of the components to the casing, and more. Nearly everything except...

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The Truth About the Black iPhone 5C

Earlier this week, the Apple “blogosphere” went ablaze over the possibility of a black color option for Apple’s upcoming lower-cost iPhone, referred to by most as the iPhone 5C. The report, which included images of a supposed black iPhone 5C rear shell, originated from Chinese social network Weibo user Ban base de mango (as reported by PhoneArena, and again at BGR).  The photos that accompanied the report (pictured above) even pictured the black rear shell next to Apple’s current iPhone 5. Unfortunately, while the pictures and accompanying tall-tale of a “news...

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Complete Gallery of iPhone 5C Rear Housings

You’ve seen most of these iPhone 5C parts leaked separately – now see them all in one place in one super-gallery of assorted leaked parts! In this gallery, you can see the red, yellow, green, blue and white iPhone 5c rear housings. If you are planning on buying one of these when it’s announced, feel free to use this guide to compare the colors so you don’t have to ask yourself that question on pre-order day. Not much more can be said about this collection. Enjoy!

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Hands-On With The Yellow iPhone 5C Back Housing

Following the seemingly limitless number of iPhone 5C prototype pictures we’ve obtained and posted for your viewing pleasure, we’ve gotten our hands on something a little more interesting: A detailed hands-on video of a yellow iPhone 5C back housing! Not only does this further drive home the idea that the 5C will come in multiple colors – it also adds to the already vast amount of confirmation about the device’s design. On the plastic backing, we find the expected cutouts for the headphone jack, camera and LED flash (which seems...

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New Photos Showing iPhone 5C Volume Buttons

We have come across some clear photos of the volume buttons from the upcoming iPhone 5C. In the photos you can see the volume buttons alongside the power button and mute switch. These buttons have a similar shape to ones found in the iPad mini and the 5th generation iPod Touch, pointing to a design that looks similar to those devices. The photos have been given to us by a trusted source in China who had had access to device parts. The 5C will launch in a variety of colors...

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