By Cody Lee on Mar 22, 2013
Part leaks for Apple’s next-generation smartphone, rumored to be the iPhone 5S, have thus far been hard to come by. Back in January a purported speaker assembly for future iPhones popped up, but that’s been pretty much the gist of it.
Until today, that is. A Japanese electronics parts vendor claims to have gotten its hands on a couple of 5S components. The first is a Home button, which looks a bit different from its predecessor. And the second appears to be a vibrator… Read More
By Cody Lee on Feb 23, 2013
MiniSuit, an accessory manufacturer, has sent out photos tonight of a new case for the upcoming fifth-gen iPad. It says it created the case based on specifications received from, what it believes to be, a reliable source.
Looking at the cover, it certainly seems to match up with what our expectations are thus far for Apple’s next tablet. The company is reportedly redesigning the slate this year, with traits pulled from the iPad mini… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Feb 21, 2013
A fresh batch of images purportedly representing the back shell believed to belong to a next-generation iPad mini have popped up on a Chinese forum. On the surface, the back part is reminiscent of the current-generation iPad mini design. On closer inspection, however, it appears to be a little thicker. Per rumor mills, the next iPad mini looks virtually identical to the original, but if the iPad 3 is anything to go by, the Retina upgrade in fact could add thickness in order to accommodate a bigger battery and better graphics, both required to power the Retina display… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jan 29, 2013
This is pretty interesting. Hot on the heels of yesterday’s discovery of an unknown AppleTV3,2 device in the new iOS 6.1 firmware comes evidence that Apple is indeed planning to refresh the set-top box sometime in the near future.
The proof comes by way of a new FCC (Federal Communications Commission) filing, published today, from the Cupertino company. The documents out an unreleased Apple TV, model A1469, with slightly smaller dimensions… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jan 28, 2013
Even though it’s only been a few months since Apple unveiled the fourth-generation iPad, the rumor mill is already rife with iPad 5 talk. The tablet has reportedly been redesigned to look like the iPad mini, with a thinner profile and smaller bezels.
Well if that really is the case, then this purported next-gen iPad shell fits the bill perfectly. It’s dipped in the same black & slate color as the iPad mini, and features a similar design with chamfered edges and a smaller overall footprint… Read More
By Cody Lee on Oct 14, 2012
It seems like the long-rumored iPad mini might actually become a real thing this month. Multiple well-sourced reports are claiming that Apple is planning to unveil the tablet at an event on October 23.
With that in mind, we expect to see speculation and part leaks really ramp up over the next few weeks as we await Apple’s announcement. In fact, today we’ve got photos of a purported iPad mini battery… Read More
By Cody Lee on Sep 6, 2012
It’s not known for sure whether Apple will unveil its smaller tablet during next week’s event, or at a separate gig in October. But according to a long line of reports from credible sources, it’s coming.
And as the anticipated launch inches closer, more and more claimed parts have begun to surface. Tonight, we’ve come across photos of what is believed to be a legitimate iPad mini shell… Read More
By Cody Lee on Sep 5, 2012
With just a week left to go until Apple unveils its new smartphone, the next-gen iPhone leaks are in full swing. Yesterday, we saw pictures of the handset’s battery. And today, this.
A repair firm has just uploaded photos of a nearly fully assembled iPhone 5 laying next to an iPhone 4. And the shots give us a good idea of just how thin the device is going to be… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Sep 5, 2012
There’s been a lot of hoopla in the weeks building up to the next Wednesday’s massive event that Apple’s next iPhone won’t be radically different to the existing iPhone 4/4S form factor, much to the delight of fans the world over (or horror, depending on where you’re standing).
Our own little poll suggested that people continue to be torn over the issue of the iPhone 5 design. Nearly 55 percent of respondents voted for the leaked design featuring an all-metal backplate with plastic bands at the top and bottom for wireless and cellular antenna, in addition to the relocated headphone jack and a miniaturized dock connector. The remaining 45 percent said the design looked fugly as hell.
If you’ve been keeping your fingers crossed for a last-minute surprise from Apple, here comes a shocker: a new credible report reaffirms claims that the next iPhone won’t look a whole lot different to the iPhone 4/4S form factor, sans a couple cosmetic changes and the two-tone thing on the back… Read More
By Cody Lee on Sep 4, 2012
Now that Apple has made the new iPhone event official, we expect the rumor mill to pick up even more steam. Which is kind of hard to believe, considering it’s already been out of control for months.
Today, a new image of an iPhone 5 battery surfaced on the web. Now, we’ve already seen a handful of photos of the purported battery, but this one is sitting perfectly in the handset’s rear shell… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Sep 4, 2012
If you’ve been anywhere near an electrical outlet today, you already know about the latest privacy scare reportedly involving the hacking group AntiSec publishing a million UDIDs they allegedly lifted from a laptop belonging to an FBI agent. It’s been all over the news and concerned citizens jumped to the rescue by writing a web app to check if your device identifier has been compromised (though I wouldn’t be typing in my UDID into some web form if I were you).
Well, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, also known under the widely popular FBI moniker, issued a public statement related to the scandal. No, the Bureau absolutely had nothing to do with collecting Apple UDIDs. Its agent wasn’t carrying around a file with a whopping twelve million device identifiers, thanks for your question. And of course they refuted the story and denied any wrongdoing. Sometimes, it’s easier to believe in God than to trust the Government, isn’t it? Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Sep 4, 2012
Yesterday, news broke that the hacking group AntiSec published a million UDIDs from an alleged trove of twelve million device IDs claimed to have been stolen from a laptop belonging to an FBI agent. Even though the hackers had removed some of the identifiable information from the list, your UDID might be exposed out in the wild, along with 999,999 other IDs posted on the web.
And why would you want to know if your UDID is out there for everyone to see? Good question. Your UDID uniquely identifies your device and expert hackers could use it to glean all sorts of information from other data associated with your UDID.
Yeah, it’s a privacy catastrophe, one that might potentially even lead to identity theft. Perhaps even more important than that, wouldn’t you like to know if your device is on the FBI’s watch list? Read More
By Cody Lee on Sep 4, 2012
Earlier this year, Apple started rejecting applications that called on unique device identifiers (or UDIDs). The move came amidst privacy and security concerns, as several apps were found to be misusing the information.
Tonight, those concerns multiplied as the hacking group known as AntiSec announced that it had acquired more than 12 million device IDs from a recent FBI hack. And they’ve just released a million of them… Read More
By Cody Lee on Sep 1, 2012
Are you getting as tired of the constant stream of leaked next-gen iPhone parts as we are? It seems like every other day, a new component pops up on the web that supposedly belongs to Apple’s next handset.
Well, forget the parts, what about the whole thing? We’ve just come across a new video starring what looks like a fully-assembled next-generation iPhone… Read More
By Cody Lee on Aug 31, 2012
Thanks to new in-cell display panels, a smaller dock connector and other modifications, the new iPhone is going to be thinner than ever before. How thin? The casing for the handset has been measured at 7.6mm.
While that doesn’t sound like a very big difference — just 1.7mm thinner than the 9.3mm 4S — it’s certainly noticeable. Just look at these two comparison photos showing the new iPhone, the 4S and the 3GS… Read More
By Cody Lee on Aug 30, 2012
Over the past few months, we’ve seen just about enough next-gen iPhone parts to… build a next-gen iPhone. We’ve seen fronts and backs, and batteries, and charging ports — pretty much everything except the processor. Until today.
A new image has surfaced this morning of what is said to be the logic board of Apple’s sixth-generation handset. And, if legitimate, it confirms that the smartphone will house the long-rumored quad-core A6 processor… Read More
By Cody Lee on Aug 29, 2012
We’re just weeks away from Apple’s next-gen iPhone event, and the leaked parts just keep on coming. This time it’s a wall charger, USB cable and a case — all of which appear to be made for the handset and its rumored smaller dock connector.
For the first time since its inception, Apple is widely expected to change the dock connector on its iPhone this fall. Instead of the usual 30-pin setup, it’s said to be utilizing a smaller, 8-pin connector that we’ll also see in future iOS products… Read More
By Cody Lee on Aug 27, 2012
Surprise, surprise, another purported iPhone 5 component was leaked over the weekend. Late last night, an assembled front panel with Home button and FaceTime camera surfaced on the web.
But unlike the claimed parts we’ve been seeing as of late, this one might actually give us some worth-while insight. It houses an unknown square sensor, which some folks believe to be an NFC chip… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Aug 23, 2012
In the final weeks leading up to Apple’s big September 12 announcement and the near-certain September 21 availability of a sixth-generation iPhone, iDB has discovered a number of iPhone 5 dummies on a major Asian online shopping web site.
Altogether, dozens of entries for Apple’s yet-to-be-released handset have now popped up into view, all sporting the familiar looking two-tone design with a taller display (almost certainly of an in-cell variety) which accommodates five rows of icons instead of four… Read More
By Cody Lee on Aug 22, 2012
Apple’s suppliers must be speeding up production on next-gen iPhone parts, because the component leaks are becoming more and more frequent. Just a few days ago we were looking at the handset’s dock assembly and rear casing, and now this.
A new video has surfaced tonight, which compares several parts from Apple’s next-generation smartphone to their iPhone 4S counterparts. The clip gives a close-up look at the new iPhone’s front panel, dock connector and other internal pieces… Read More