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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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Hands-On With The Green 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 green back housing of the iPhone 5C. It’s just like the previous back housing leaks – except in green! Apple’s always one to pay attention to even minor details – for instance, they’ve customized the color of the side volume buttons and mute buttons to better match the green shell. Our full set of high-quality pictures of the green casing can be seen below. Enjoy – and don’t...

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Hands-On With The White iPhone 5C Back Housing

We’ve managed to get our hands on a rear housing part for the iPhone 5C in white directly from our source in Apple’s Asian supply chain. As you can see, the part matches up well with numerous leaks regarding the device dating all the way back to April. This back shell featuring a design similar to the iPhone 3GS, but flatter. The plastic shell is mounted on a stainless steel backplate as well, making it very ridged. On the bottom, you can see that Apple is using speaker and microphone grill layout...

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The Mystery of MediMac: Apple’s Secret Internal Support Team!

Deep inside the structure of Apple Inc, there is a small division called MediMac. Seemingly sounding like a repair shop for Macs, it is in fact quite a different beast.  It is where Apple develops, tests and perfects all of their prototypes. MediMac is designed to assist the select few who are given Apple prototypes. MediMac is more than just a help desk, once an idea has been conceptualized and given to hardware to make the components, MediMac takes over and plays an important role in the forming and...

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Hands-On With The iPhone 5C Back Housing in 5 Colors

You’ve no doubt heard about Apple’s budget iPhone by now, widely referred to as the “iPhone 5C” by the media. You’ve undoubtedly read more rumors than you can shake a stick at, and endured more banter over the possibility than you can stand. Up to this point, it’s all been rumor and speculation, with nothing truly concrete to hold in your mind. Until now, that is. How would you like to see what Apple’s rumored “budget” iPhone will actually look like for yourself? We’ve gotten our hands on what...

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Expose Apple’s Secret Hidden Debug Settings in iOS

Looking for a cool way to sneak your way into hidden settings in iOS? We’ve released a number of .mobileconfig files which allow users of non-jailbroken iPhones to enable certain debugging options which have previously been unavailable. These debug options are usually only available to Apple engineers and other Apple employees, and aren’t typically available for end users. SonnyDickson.com readers aren’t typically end users, however – so we’ve decided to offer you access to these settings also (use at your own risk, of course)! The configuration files are available...

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Hands-On With Apple’s Unique Dual-Microphone iPad Mini Prototype

According to our sources, Apple had originally planned to incorporate what appears to be a second microphone in the recent version of the iPad mini. The photo’s below shows the prototype iPad mini with an extra hole centered atop the rear of the device. It is unclear as to why Apple withheld the second microphone from the final product release, my guesses would be that it was axed out to cut down on cost, or to be preserved for a future generation iPad mini. The current generation iPad mini...

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A Close-Up Look at Apple’s Never-Before-Seen Internal “MMI” Software (Captured from an iPad 2 Prototype)

Apple is about as meticulous about leak control as a dentist is about a patient brushing their teeth. There is no better way to exemplify Apple’s precautions than to show something that has been in captivity for quite some time. Apple’s SwitcherBoard app is well-hidden, it was recently removed from the Apple Store and it is now hidden with link-only availability that can only be only downloaded with certain keychains and a specified VPN.

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Take a Look at Apple’s Secret Internal Training Video for Authorized Service Providers!

Authorized Service Providers are one of the strongest parts of the history of the Mac – before Apple started building their own retail stores, authorized service providers were the only place you could go to have your Apple computers repaired, but what exactly do those friendly technicians have to go through before they’re allowed to work on your Apple device? We’ve gotten our hands on one of the secret training videos used to initiate technicians at Apple Authorized Service Providers, including the ideas and values they are expected to...

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Leaked Parts Prove iPhone 5 Will Not Have NFC or a Fingerprint Scanner

Last week the internet went into a tizzy about the possibility of the next generation iPhone including NFC. A picture of what appears to be the new iPhone display had been leaked with what appears to be a square bracket that could house an NFC chip. There has also been a lot of talk about Apple including Authentec’s ‘Fingerprint Scanner’ solution as early as the next generation iPhone. Some people have speculated that the next iPhone would be too soon whilst others have said that Apples rush to purchase Authentec...

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A First-Look Look at Xcode’s iPhone 5 Simulator

It’s all but confirmed at this point that the next iPhone will have a larger screen. The question that remains is what will that mean for current iPhone apps that haven’t been optimized for the new display? We’ve gotten our hands on an iPhone 5 simulator hidden deep within Xcode to find out. Interestingly, many apps automatically end up getting stretched out to fit the taller display – although some end up letter-boxed at the top and bottom. Also worth noting is the extra row of icons on the...

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Hands-On With a Secret Internal 3rd-Gen iPod Touch Prototype

I’ve just got my hands on an iPod Touch, running Apple’s Diagnostic Software. The Device has a Software labelled, Switchboard. Switchboard basically runs a self diagnosis to ensure the device has no problems. The back looks like chrome and, just like older iPods, scratches pretty easy. The volume buttons are on the side and the sleep/wake button is on the top. We have checked the serial number and its shows that it’s an iPod Touch (Late 2009) with 32GB of memory and features a rear camera which is oddly placed in...

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How to Access the Secret Hidden Panorama Mode in iOS

The trick to enabling the panorama mode in iOS 5 is as simple as editing a .plist file and writing it back to the device. The panorama software might be included in a future software update, but for now, it is actually a good way of taking very wide photos. We expect that the iPhone uses a combination of image detection and motion data taken from the gyroscope and accelerometer to stitch the pictures together to create one large image. Anyone running iOS 5 on a iPhone 4 can...

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