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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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2013 In Review: We Leaked our Asses Off Last Lear – Here’s the Proof!

We had a pretty great year in 2013, at least as far as Apple-related leaks are concerned. Many of our photographic part leaks represented the first time the world had truly gotten a look at Apple’s new iPhone and iPad designs for 2013. To sum the matter up, we’ve broken down each of our leaks by category – First iPad, and then iPhone – to show you how we did. Towards the end of 2013, Apple released the iPad Air and the iPad Mini with Retina. A month before...

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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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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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