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A Taiwanese Popstar Accidentally Leaks the iPhone 5 [Rumor]

Adding to the on-going overdose of iPhone leaks, a new image has been leaked by a very well known Taiwanese-born Popstar “Jimmy Lin” who seems to be highly popular in China.

Jimmy seems to have leaked the image on his Weibo account. (Weibo is just like Twitter and Facebook combined, but widely used in China)

He said “It has been confirmed today that the iPhone 5 will indeed become longer” and that “It uses the same iPad aluminium alloy and a 4-inch screen, which has become thinner so it feels almost the same in hand” and then posted the following image:

From the looks of it, the image does seem real enough!

With just about 10 days to go for the iPhone 5 event, we won’t have to wait much longer to find out! Keep following us for more news on iPhone 5 leaks!

Apple’s New Headphones – A Short Overview

iPhone 5 launch is just around the corner. The internet is buzzing with new leaks about the iPhone 5 almost every day.

Today a new video has surfaced, which shows the supposedly new design of the Headphones which are to be bundled with the next iPhone.

As you can see from the image above, the design seems pretty unique and straight out of a sci-fi flick!

What’s interesting is the fact that it seems to have individual microphones on the ear buds itself. And I’m pretty sure this means theres some advanced active noise cancellation being implemented.

For those who are unaware, Here’s some short info about noise cancellation headphones from Wiki:

Noise-cancelling headphones are headphones that reduce unwanted ambient sounds (i.e., acoustic noise) by means of active noise control (ANC). This involves using one or more microphones placed near the ear, and electronic circuitry which uses the microphone signal to generate an “antinoise” signal. When the antinoise signal is produced by the speaker driver in the headphone, destructive interference cancels out the ambient noise as heard within the enclosed volume of the headphone.

We might just see a paradigm shift in earphone technology. Sure there are plenty of active noise cancellation based headphones out there, but those cost a bomb!

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Future MacBook Air Will Allow You To Use Three Screens At Once [Rumor]

Rumor has it that, future MacBook Air could support  three displays at once using a single Thunderbolt connection.

leaked roadmap of Intel’s plans for its Ivy Bridge processors in 2012 suggests this could well be a possibility. And with Apple’s next-gen laptops scheduled to boast Intel’s Ivy Bridge processors, it’s likely that future MacBook Airs and Pros will be able to support two external displays in addition to the MacBook’s built-in screen.

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[Rumor] Apple To Launch 4G Enabled iPhone & iPad Next Year

In the latest report regarding Apple’s future adoption of LTE/4G for its mobile devices. As reported  by Macotakara on Wednesday, Japane’s Nikkei Business reported that carrier NTT DoCoMo is in talks to release an LTE-capable iPad in the summer of 2012. That would be followed by a new 4G LTE iPhone in the autumn, or one year after the iPhone 4S launched.Executives from NTT DoCoMo reportedly visited Apple in the U.S. this month and met with CEO Tim Cook. Apparently, Apple is looking to release a 4G iPad next year, if this report is to be believed.

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Sharp To Supply Apple With LCD Screens For iPad 3

According to a recent report from Wall Street Journal  Apple has asked Sharp to supply the LCD displays for the next version of the iPad. This new iPad is expected to launch early next year, with dates from all the way to the beginning of the year to March being floated around. This new iPad is rumored to include a Retina Display – the super clear screen technology that was pioneered in the iPhone 4, as well as a faster processor. Earlier this year, reports claimed that Apple struck a billion dollar deal with Sharp to supply displays for Apple products.

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NFC Based iPhone on the Horizon [Rumor]

Before the release of the iPhone 4S, it was rumored to be featuring the NFC chip which is now one of the most touted features on some leading mobile vendors but it didn’t turned out to be. As a matter of fact many were expecting a newer iPhone with a redesign but it was just a steped up version of the existing iPhone 4.

But according to recent  reports from Digitimes Apple is expected to bring the NFC(near field communication) to the next version of iPhone which is expected to hit the markets in 2012.

As Android, Symbian, BlackBerry and Bada have supported NFC (near field communication) functions and Microsoft and Apple plan to make Windows Phone and iOS support NFC in 2012, the proportion of NFC-enabled smartphones will quickly increase from less than 10% currently to over 50% in two to three years, according to Taiwan-based smartphone makers.

So with the competition getting intense with other biggies in the smartphone business try to get over each other this can very well turn out to be a real deal.

Thicker iPad 3, All Metal 4-Inch iPhone 5 Coming This Summer [Rumor]

Rumor Mills have started a new rumor about possible changes in next year’s Apple product lineup. iLounge reports that one of their trusted source has spoken of three things which will be on display next summer. The first on the agenda being, iPad 3 will be slightly thicker than the iPad 2, secondly, The iPhone 5 to be released as a 4-inch device, and finally, a new look MacBook Pro line will be launched.

Firstly, we shall discuss the iPad 3 being slightly thicker than iPad 2 scenario:

iPad 3 is rumored to be 0.77mm or about 8% thicker than iPad 2. This is required to install the twin light bar system needed to illuminate a 9.7-inch Retina Display. Makes sense to us, as does iLounge’s claim that the iPad 3 would be released in March but shown off for the first time in January which would give developers ample amount of time to update their iPadapps to the new Retina Display.

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Apple Was Supposed To Integrate an AMD Chip In MacBook Air [Rumor]

With MacBook Air accounting to 28% of Apple’s overall notebook shipments, it could have been more if this rumor could have been true.

Rumor has it that Apple was on the verge of coming out with a MacBook Air packing a processor from Advanced Micro Devices. The news being  put forward by chip-centric web site Semiaccurate is that AMD offered better graphics horsepower. Today, the Air and all the MacBooks use Intel’s Sandy Bridge processors. “If you are wondering why the Air wasn’t really revamped much this last time, it is because you are looking at plan B.

Plan A was basically a low power AMD Llano in an Air shell, and that would have been a really tasty machine. Instead of substandard graphics with questionable drivers, you would get many times the GPU power but lose a bit of CPU power.”

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